Tag Archives: Dessert

June 22, 2012

recipe – mulberry pie

recipe – mulberry pie

Mulberries are in season!  These cute little hot-dog-shaped berries only come around for a few weeks each year, so get ‘em while they last. There are a couple ways to find mulberries: Stalk and forage in your neighborhood.  Just look … Continue reading

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May 24, 2012

recipe – cherimoya sorbet

recipe – cherimoya sorbet

If the artichoke had a cuter, younger fruit sister, it would be the cherimoya. I always walk by these things at the farmer’s market.  I guess I put them in the same category as mangosteen, starfruit, dragonfruit, and rambutan.  Weird … Continue reading

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May 18, 2012

mother’s day brunch

mother’s day brunch

Josh & I invited our moms (and dads and siblings) over for a sweet little Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday. I’ve been having lots of fun with my Farmer’s Market “cook one new thing a week” challenge (see: Chiogga Beets, … Continue reading

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May 10, 2012

recipe – dark chocolate chip banana bread & mini muffins

recipe – dark chocolate chip banana bread & mini muffins

I’m a green banana person.  I know, I know… “Gross!” most people are thinking.   Whatever.  You can have your boring old yellow bananas and I will savor the starchy-crisp-green-grassness of my underage banana babies. On the other hand, I get … Continue reading

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March 16, 2012

recipe – clover ‘wiches… dark chocolate mint chip ice cream sandwiches

recipe – clover ‘wiches… dark chocolate mint chip ice cream sandwiches

There are several major inventions in human history worth celebrating.  The camera.  The computer.  The light bulb.  Penicillin.   But none more exciting than the invention of hand-held ice cream. Hand-held ice cream:  it’s ice cream… that you can hold in … Continue reading

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recipe – shamrock shake

recipe – shamrock shake

As a kid, I came to associate St. Patrick’s Day with Lucky Charms cereal and Shamrock Shakes.  My normally-health-nut parents would allow us 1/2 cup of Lucky Charms as a topping on our healthy cereal (seriously), and mom would always … Continue reading

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March 3, 2012

recipe – josh’s chocolate chip cookies (a.k.a. dark chocolate chip fleur de sel cookies)

recipe – josh’s chocolate chip cookies (a.k.a. dark chocolate chip fleur de sel cookies)

For our third date, Josh took me to a screening of Willy Wonka in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  Sweetest and most romantic date ever… I’ll always remember it.  I made a picnic dinner and topped it off with a big … Continue reading

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February 24, 2012

recipe – dark chocolate mint lava cake

recipe – dark chocolate mint lava cake

I have to admit, I’m totally prejudiced against molten chocolate cakes.  So early 90′s.  But regardless of my snobbery, they’re still a crowd-pleaser, especially with kids.  It’s also a really easy dessert to prep ahead and serve all warm and … Continue reading

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February 22, 2012

recipe – wild blueberry crisp with vanilla bean whipped cream

recipe – wild blueberry crisp with vanilla bean whipped cream

Ahhhhh… vanilla bean.  You make my heart sing.  You make everything…. yummy. And soooooo pretty to boot!  Vanilla bean is sort of like boho glitter.  It adds just enough sparkle to your food without making it look like it spent … Continue reading

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