Vanilla Madeleines with Ruby Cacao Chocolate

Vanilla Madeleines with Ruby Cacao Chocolate

Spring is slowly arriving in Minneapolis! We had what -we hope- were the last two snowfalls of the season, and while snow in April might seem very unusual in other parts of the country, in Minnesota it is not atypical to have one last dusting of snow before spring is here to stay. In our [...]

Lussebullar

Lussebullar

Did you know today is St. Lucia’s Day? Every December 13th in Sweden, the arrival of St. Lucia is celebrated with a feast. I learned about St. Lucia’s last winter, in 2018, when visiting the American Swedish Institute at the Turnblad Mansion in Minneapolis. We attended a live youth choir performance and thoroughly enjoyed the [...]

Apple Red Currant Galette

Apple Red Currant Galette

Who doesn't love Thanksgiving? I love how families gather around the table for food and games, how everyone pitches in in the kitchen or by bringing a dish, and of course, when it comes to the menu, what's not to love? Gleaming roast turkey, many side dishes, and too many pies and desserts to choose [...]

My Visit to the Apple Orchard

My Visit to the Apple Orchard

Autumn: Just like some people wait all year round for summer to arrive, I wait for the autumn season. Autumn is my most favorite time of the year. Yes, even more than summer! Between Labor Day and mid-to-late October, the landscape is transformed by the cooling weather which starts whittling down things to their very [...]

Fresh Fruit Harvest Cake

Fresh Fruit Harvest Cake

The end of summer is upon us, and it is with a tinge of sadness that I see the season give way to fall. I say with a tinge of sadness because, quite frankly, I’m the kind of person who needs four very distinct seasons each year, so by the time mid-August rolls by, I [...]