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Desserts Recipes

Lemon-Lavender Shortbread Thins

Lemon-Lavender Shortbread Thins I’ll be the first to admit that I am a reluctant baker. The problem, for me, is I rarely eat dessert. Sugar isn’t all that appealing; given a choice, I’ll take salt any day. Even so, the jar of culinary lavender…

April 18, 2012
Desserts Recipes

Apple-Berry Crisp

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to bake a crisp. There’s just nothing like spooning in to a bowl of apples and berries, warmed from the oven, oozing their beautifully caramelized sugars, laced lightly with a bit of crunch, seemingly without effort…

February 16, 2012
Desserts Recipes

Poached Pears Ambrosia

Pears are the unruly children of the fruit world.  I buy them, hard as rocks, gently remove their stickers and display in a bowl, alongside grapefruits, whom have much better behavior.  Why?  Because of pears’ unpredictability.  One minute I could throw them through a…

December 19, 2011
Desserts Picnics Recipes

Cherry Clafouti

My friend Elle whipped up this pudding type cake for our most recent picnic.  The chewy texture, sweetened with fresh cherries, is the perfect companion to an assortment of casual outdoor dining themes.  She chose it because it was reminiscent of her year spent…

July 7, 2011