July 2012

Backyard Mixed Black and Green Gage Plum Tart with White Wine Custard and a visit to my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri

July 30, 2012
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Most people think of plums as these golf-ball sized midnight purple stone fruit with bright red sweet flesh and tart skin. But, at least until I was 5, Green Gage plums were what I knew. Growing up in St. Louis, in a suburban house, our backyard had a green gage plum tree and I loved […]

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On vacation…

July 23, 2012
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Hello friends! Currently I am on a much needed vacation with my partner AJ, hiking and camping and doing general sightseeing stuff at Yosemite National Park and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, so there’s no blog post or recipe for this week. But come back next week! Hope you all are having a great […]

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Sweet Cherry, Black Plum and Yellow Peach Cobbler and visiting AJ’s family in Indiana

July 16, 2012
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There’s something comforting and downhome about cobbler. Soft buttery biscuits floating atop thickened, just barely sweetened, summertime stone fruit like sweet cherries, black plums and super ripe peaches. It’s pretty much a crowd pleaser dessert and it’s what I turned to when AJ volunteered me to make a dessert for his family get together in […]

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Apricot, Sweet Cherry and Plum Vanilla Spiced Pie

July 9, 2012
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I have a love/hate relationship with apricots. Well, let me rephrase that. I have a love/indifference relationship to apricots. I’m going on record and saying most fresh apricots are tasteless and bland (at least to my palate, you may disagree). I could eat them, but I rarely seek them out. I have always found this […]

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Dark Chocolate Chip Orange Olive Oil Ice Cream and the Bi Rite Creamery

July 2, 2012
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It’s summertime, which means my mind immediately turns to ice cream, like the Dark Chocolate Chip Orange Olive Oil Ice Cream you see above you. The beautiful thing about ice cream is that is a blank slate for flavor combinations. With the explosion of artisan ice cream shops featuring innovative options, ice cream is no […]

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