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Farm Fresh Blueberry Coffee Cake

I often jones about farmer’s markets.  It’s tough for me to drive by one-there might be something special sold in this particular market.  Something that is not sold at all in the supermarket, let alone hours out of the field, and is also not normally seen in any local farm market.  Maybe some ripe figs…maybe […]

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The Cookie Marathon

My Mother did it for 30 years.  Now I do it.  Refined and expanded, but still the same.  The concentrated effort to produce multiple kinds of cookies in a 3 week period for the holidays.  And not have them go stale.  And they can’t be pedestrian stuff like chocolate chip, gaily decorated cutouts or the […]

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Strawberry Chocolate Tart

Let’s use up some more of those strawberries we bought last week.  This was the dessert I served on Sunday for Mother’s Day…and wouldn’t you know it, my older (affianced) son told me he didn’t like strawberries.  Wait.  At his age, you’re not allowed to be picky anymore.  Grow up, honey!! OK…breathe.  Everyone else liked […]

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Obsession: Ice Cream

Ok, I have a new obsession…and a new toy.  Obsession: ice cream.  Toy: ice cream machine WITH a compressor…how’d ya like THAT??  I always thought it was cool (cool. ice cream.  get it?) to make ice cream-especially notable was the buttered caramel popcorn ice cream I made for a dinner party-they’re STILL talking about that […]

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