Orange Blossom Cream Tart with Strawberries

Orange Blossom Cream Tart with Strawberries

Winter is finally over! We got the last flurries this week, and they melted mid-morning under the early spring sunrise. I spotted the first burgundy-purple sprouts of tulip leaves timidly rising among winter’s carcass of dead leaves. How wonderful it is to see the thaw after the long winter and gradually get ready to sprout [...]

Blackberry Lavender Ganache Tart

Blackberry Lavender Ganache Tart

             When I was in my teens, I had the privilege of going to Europe. Being an avid reader, I had read many novels that took place in European cities like Paris, London, and Rome, but I think until that trip, the beauty of those European places was almost fictional in my mind. I hadn’t [...]

No-Knead Artisan (Dutch Oven) Bread

No-Knead Artisan (Dutch Oven) Bread

One of my fondest childhood memories is watching my Danish-Argentine grandmother make homemade bread at her kitchen counter. She made it look so easy! I stood on my tippy-toes to get the best view possible, and watched in awe as the magic of breadmaking happened right before my eyes: the simplest and most timeless of [...]

Cupid’s Rose & Chocolate Candy Cookies

Cupid’s Rose & Chocolate Candy Cookies

Have you ever wondered how Cupid, that tiny cherubic baby who flies around shooting arrows at people to make them fall in love, because associated with Valentine’s Day? I have. Despite my disinterest in Valentine’s Day and my own personal twist to include other types of love celebrated on this holiday in addition to romantic [...]

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

It’s almost Thanksgiving! One of the most important national holidays in the United States, celebrating the first successful harvest that the Pilgrims and Native Americans held together on American soil, and while no record exists of that first Thanksgiving’s menu, we know that the table was covered with dishes of poultry, corn, pumpkins, and squashes [...]