strawberries

Berry Basil Sorbet

August 5, 2011
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Wow! It tastes like pizza! said a friend when I gave him a scoop. That’s not exactly what you want to hear when you’re making a dessert sorbet, right? Inspired by some fresh berries and an abundance of basil sitting on my counter, I made this sorbet for a party last month. I was surprised at […]

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Strawberry and Nectarine Crisp

September 15, 2010
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Here in Southern California we are in that “sweet spot” of perfect weather between the scorching summer and our typically mild Fall; it’s a beautiful and sunny 78 degrees and should be for most of the week here. Even though people not originally from Southern California lament the “lack of seasons” here, as one raised […]

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Some of my favorite recipes…

July 12, 2010

I’m on vacation this week and in my absence I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes from the past. These are all “oldies but goodies” but if you’re new to the blog, they may be new to you too! How to Make Fresh Lemonade What could be easier than lemon juice, sugar and water? […]

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

June 7, 2010
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One of the best things about the summer is all the fresh fruit available. Strawberries usually show early in the season so I always associate them with the start of summer, backyard BBQ, and the 4th of July. Our local farmer’s market had some organic strawberries which smelled so sweet it was just impossible not […]

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Chocolate Ganache Tart with Fresh Strawberries; or How to Make Sweet Tart Dough

May 9, 2009
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We have a tradition of Sunday dinners in our family. I don’t have a particularly large, related-by-blood family, but I do have a wonderful group of friends who have become our extended family and are as much my sisters and brothers as if we shared the same DNA. The dinners don’t happen every Sunday, but we try at least […]

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Strawberry Shortcakes with Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Biscuits

March 30, 2009
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Over the weekend, when we went to TomatoMania, we bought some incredible strawberries from the farm where the event was being held. What to do, what to do? These berries were so spectacular, they deserved something special. Contrary to what most grocery stores would lead you to believe, “shortcakes” are not scary yellow sponge-like cakes, […]

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