Banana Bread Snickerdoodle MuffinsBanana Bread Snickerdoodle Muffins Recipe I’d like to apologize in advance if you’re like me and willing to justify eating (I won’t say the number, but a lot) of muffins in one day because fruit is one of the ingredients and therefore they are fruit....
English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender
Scones are on the list of foods I detested from childhood because I’d never had them prepared quite to my tastes. I associated the word “scones” with the heeby-jeeby tactile sensation I get from pulling wet sweaters out of the washing machine or squeezing cotton balls. Sounds weird, I know, but that’s what scones reminded me of until a recent 4:30 a.m. airport adventure with all three of my kits in tow. After baggage was checked and carry-on’s were rifled through to a soundtrack of tired toddler wailing, we passed a coffee/tea/baked goods stand from a chain I’m not familiar with and don’t remember the name of.
Rose Petals and White Peaches
Beautifully preparing the just ripened fruits of summer as a dessert is close to my heart. This is type of food is a sweet expression of your love and it honors the natural spirit of whatever freshly picked fruit you choose.
Flavorful Homemade Flatbread
Regardless of whether or not I can come up with an articulate sentence about the stuff, flatbread is definitely having a moment, and it’s surprisingly easy to make if you have the time. Versatile, too, making delicious sandwiches or quesadillas even though it isn’t quite bread and isn’t quite tortillas, either. I have big plans to try baking some into dip chips in the unlikely event that I ever have leftovers.
Chill’n with Rose Granita
Granita are veritable chameleons – you can fusion their flavors in endless ways. Granita are the Italian version of our American snowcones – although granita are a grown up ice capade, usually including a measure of liqueur or wine. I like them best at the end of a long, hot summer day – doing a double chill down of my last remaining frazzled nerve.
In their non-alcohol form, granita are wonderful for clearing the palate between dining courses.