smoked salmon frittata

Hearty Goose Egg Frittata with Gravlax, Brown Lentils and Chard

In Main Dishes On May 15, 2016 0 Comments

Alternative eggs are all the rage in my kitchen right now. I call “alternative” any egg that doesn’t come from a chicken: duck, goose, turkey, quail. I am… Read More »

gluten-free angel food cake

The Last of Blackberries and the First of Apples

In Cakes and Bakes, Sweets and Desserts On September 6, 2015 0 Comments

No sooner did the blackberries at Jacobs Family Berry Farm cease than Denver Dan’s Apple Patch welcomed their first crop. Our trip to Cali’s Apple Hill at the… Read More »

fresh berry cake

Black Raspberry Clafoutis – Запеченый Заварной Малиновый Крем

In Cakes and Bakes On July 19, 2015 0 Comments

Clafoutis . . . Clah-FOO-tee . . .   As much as I love the way this French dessert sounds (in fact, so much that if I say… Read More »

winter morning

Favorite Holiday Cookies and the Joy of Snow

In Cookies On December 30, 2014 0 Comments

The commotion about the fresh-fallen snow started in our house in the earliest hours of the morning. Kevin was the first one up since he had to go… Read More »

apple and raspberry corn muffins

Roasted Apple and Black Raspberry Corn Muffins

In Cakes and Bakes On November 28, 2014 0 Comments

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a great holiday, i.e., a lot of good food and merry company. I can pretty much guess what you guys had for… Read More »


Because of Days Like This

In Cakes and Bakes, Soups and Salads On October 2, 2014 0 Comments

Hands are wetter. Fingers are stiffer. Raindrops sneak down our bare arms. Long sleeves offer but little protection as we pick apples on a rainy October day. In… Read More »

pear tart

Tastes Better with the Rain

In Cakes and Bakes On September 28, 2014 0 Comments

Last weekend brought with it the first cold spell of the season. On Saturday we woke up to a solid gray canvas of a sky that was low… Read More »

local crabapples

Apples in Our Backyard

In Condiments, Sweets and Desserts On September 9, 2014 0 Comments

It turns out, we have an apple tree in our backyard; and it turns out, it bears fruit. A lot of it, too. No brand names that I… Read More »

gluten-free plum and almond tarts

Plum, Almond, and Rose Creative

In Cakes and Bakes, Frozen Treats On August 29, 2014 0 Comments

With a taste for most things sour—must be a Russian thing—I am naturally partial to plums. Although they are universally known to be tart and sweet, I’ve eaten… Read More »

fresh raspberries

Raspberry-Vanilla Bean Jam

In Canning On August 25, 2014 0 Comments

For the last several weeks, no weekend has been complete without a trip to the Jacobs Family Berry Farm. Their berries—a large variety of red and black raspberries… Read More »