Culinary Tour – Delicious Bloggers to Follow

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When I began blogging five years ago I had no idea where the journey would take me or how it would affect my life.    I often joke that if I had known when I started how much work being a Food Blogger would be, I would have run off screaming and found and other hobby to occupy my time. But the truth is that blogging not only rekindled my love … [Read more...]

My Seven Favorite Meyer Lemon Recipes!

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One of my favorite times of year is when the Meyer Lemons start coming into season and I've begun to see them in my area supermarkets again so that means its time to getting cooking with Meyer Lemons!   Meyer Lemons made their first appearance in the United States in 1908 when Frank Meyer introduced this hybrid of a lemon and mandarin orange. … [Read more...]

Individual Strawberry Shortcake’s – National Dairy Month

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As usual I missed another foodie holiday, National Strawberry Shortcake Day was June 14th and while I had great plans to make a three layer strawberry shortcake for the occasion, as happens too often life gets in the way.   Well I guess its better late than never, those lush beautiful berries are everywhere in the markets, and at least by waiting I … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon Scone with Pistachio’s and Cranberries

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These are without a doubt one of the most delicious scones you'll ever make, not to mention how insanely easy there are! Now you know from my last post that I love Meyer Lemons, and that my philosophy is "when life gives you Meyer Lemons, you have to bake"   it's just that simple!   Meyer Lemon Scone with Pistachio's and Cranberries … [Read more...]

Strawberry and Blueberry Brioche Cheese Danish

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I'm not a very experienced bread baker, but the dough's that I have learned to make are not only very easy to work with, they also make exceptional products.    I've using and teaching the Artisan no knead bread  for the past few years, and it makes a delicious crusty loaf of bread.    And about a year ago I gave the no knead brioche dough a try … [Read more...]

Banana Crumb Cake with Pecans and Chocolate Chips

Banana Crumb Cake with Cinnamon Pecans and Chocolate Chips

Any time I bake it's a wonderful thing, but there's something special about baking something special for the morning......sigh, especially when it's for a lazy Sunday morning!   What could be better than the aroma of freshly baked pastries, muffins or cakes, warm from the oven with good strong cup of coffee or espresso.   Now that's livin' my … [Read more...]

Blueberry Peach Crostata

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So many things to make and so little time.....sigh.   Do you ever feel that way?   I just started back to school and I've got so many new items I want to try, but once again it looks as though time is the enemy.   There's just not enough hours in the day. I'm still struggling a bit to get my rhythm back, I'll think I got it this time, and then I … [Read more...]

Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby with Fork vs Spoon

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Work is just about back in full swing.  I spent all week working around the kitchen, receiving stock and getting ready for our opening next week. I even made a few meals for the staff and faculty, only 100 for breakfast and lunch two days so it wasn't too bad.   It's not so much the prep and cooking that bothers me,  100 was a slow day in the … [Read more...]