Tag Archives: seasonal

Freeform Apple Pie

       This is my 500th blog post!    I love to make this type of pie.  It’s great for small dinner parties and it bakes in half the time of a regular pie.  The freeform crust gives it a nice … Continue reading

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Pink Grapefruit Meringue Pie

Here is a  little twist on lemon meringue using those gorgeous pink grapefruits that are at the height of their season right now. One frustration I have with meringue pies is that the meringue tends to weep and causes the … Continue reading

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Skillet Apple Cake

A quick and easy cake that’s perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.  Dress it up for dessert with a little vanilla ice cream. 10 T. butter, divided 2 large apples, such as granny smith, cored and … Continue reading

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Fig and Ricotta Canapes

This is a gorgeous fall dish to start a dinner party.  The homemade ricotta really makes the dish.  If that’s just not in the cards, then I would substitute mascarpone. 1 french baguette, sliced thinly 1 C. fresh ricotta click … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Roasted Vegetables

The idea here is to buy the freshest and most beautiful veggies that are in season in your area.  Roasting vegetables intensifies their sweetness and heightens their flavor.  This recipe works for any mix of veggies.  Choose herbs that are … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mojito

For one Rhubarb Mojito ice 2 oz. white rum 1 oz. rhubarb simple syrup (recipe below) 4-5 fresh mint leaves 2 oz. club soda Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour in the rum and simple syrup.  Place the mint … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Radishes

Radishes are coming into season now so I thought I’d repost this method for roasting them: If you like roasted root vegetables like turnips and beets, you’ll love roasted radishes.  I had never eaten a radish that was cooked, so … Continue reading

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