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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 »

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Harbingers of Fall

In Cakes and Bakes, Sweets and Desserts On August 5, 2014 0 Comments

To me, plums bridge summer and fall. Although available at local farmers markets already in late July-early August, their dark skin ranging in color from maroon to indigo… Read More »

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Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Babas and the Beauty of Small Bites

In Cakes and Bakes On February 21, 2014 1 Comment

I I cannot think of a better way to describe the dessert presented to you in this post than what it is now—pound cake babas. The stout, cylindrical… Read More »

early winter

Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Roasted Pears and Cranberries

In Frozen Treats On November 20, 2013 1 Comment

  It’s about midnight. I am too excited to sleep because it’s snowing. The first snow of the season here in Reno. My first in the last ten… Read More »

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Fresh Apple Pie and a Couple Pointers on How To Bake Any Pie into a Success

In Cakes and Bakes On November 5, 2013 1 Comment

  A successful pie is a combination of three simple things: a homemade crust, a fresh filling, and a neat presentation. However, more often than not we can’t… Read More »

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Sweet Graveyard That Keeps Sour Secrets

In Cakes and Bakes, Kids On October 25, 2013 0 Comments

  Halloween . . .  A holiday or a season? I say, it’s a season for savoring warm days and cool nights . . . Fall foliage and… Read More »

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Gluten-Free Carrot, Zucchini & Sunflower Seed Mini Muffins and the Many Sides of the Humble Carrot

In Cakes and Bakes, Soups and Salads On September 21, 2013 0 Comments

  The other weekend I got lucky again: My neighbors Salia and Steven were kind to share with me and Lili the bounty of their backyard veggie patch… Read More »