Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie
The first words of wisdom Ronnie offered as I arrived in her sunny CT kitchen for a pie baking tutorial were, "Don't pummel the dough". I've heard that sage advice before but still, I was surprised at how lightly she handled the soft mounds of future pie crust. Thanksgiving pie bakers,...


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us
Call it a crisp, crumble, cobbler or buckle, my family simply calls this summertime dessert THAT favorite blueberry buckle we all love. This dessert is so easy to throw together that you'll be tempted to bring it to all of your warm weather outings when friends say, SURE you can bring a dessert. In fact, y...


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Strawberries & Rhubarb are Best Friends

Strawberries & Rhubarb are Best Friends
Anyone else relish food centric summer travels? I love to plan around great meals in vegetarian friendly restaurants, bike rides and picnics, and meeting organic growers at local farmers' markets. Throw in a cooking class using seasonal and local ingredients, like the one where we made these Strawberry Fin...


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Creamy Blackberry Matcha Pops Cool the Day

Creamy Blackberry Matcha Pops Cool the Day

Remember those bright orange creamsicles we bought from the Good Humor ice cream delivery truck? There was something so great about that fruity/creamy combination on a steamy summer afternoon.

Nothing got us racing faster than hearing that jingle and imagining our choices as we scanned the photos o...



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blueberry Crisp on July 4th

Blueberry Crisp on July 4th

Tossing ripe, mouth-watering summer berries into a pyrex pan with your favorite crumb topping is always a summer crowd pleaser.  If only the terms for these toppings were as easy as making these crisps- oh wait- is it a crumble? a cobbler? a buckle or a grunt? 11646...



Thursday, November 29, 2012

From Savory to Chocolate Souffle at Green Leaf Organic Bakery and Cafe

From Savory to Chocolate Souffle at Green Leaf Organic Bakery and Cafe

Highlighting a bakery so soon after over-indulging last week may seem counterintuitive (hopefully not cruel) but Green Leaf Organic Bakery and Cafe is the perfect little cafe at any time of year. And there are plenty of savory items to quell your guilt before you succumb by diving into their magnificent Fr...