About 5 years ago, our fig trees were nearly frozen beyond hope and the upper tree trunks died. It took years of gentle coaxing, watering, tying, and trimming to make a come-back, but they were still to traumatized to produce figs. All of our effort seemed fruitless so to speak. It became evident that if ∞
My friend celebrated her 60th birthday and asked me to bake a cake. My vision was to bake a birthday cake a great as she is, so this cake fits the bill. I included my home-made pear sauce made with the harvest from our pear tree. To make her feel extra special, I decorated the ∞
Summer is a great time to celebrate and take advantage of the fantastic weather outdoors. Birthdays, backyard barbeques, weddings and graduations take place outdoors with friends, family and plenty of food. After all the festivities, the dessert table with all your favorite assorted sweet confections is set up, and this completes the party. In honor ∞
This year I finally outsmarted the pesky birds that ravage my backyard blueberries. All it took was a bit of fine netting to cover the bush while the blueberries ripened. I’ve used the harvest in many recipes! This recipe can be modified to use all of the summer harvest of fruits. What a great dessert served ∞
Summer in New Jersey is amazing. The shore comes to life, the days are long, and the sunsets fantastic. But we all know the best part of summer is the ice cream. Needless to say, when you have a dairy allergy, you have to replace the dairy with non-dairy alternatives. Homemade lemon sorbet is refreshing ∞
The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!
We had an unusually rainy spring this year and the result was a phenomimal cherry harvest. What’s even better is that they are completely organic, we never sprayed the tree for 35 years. The cake I made is a chiffon cake recipe that I use for all special occasions. I cooked the cherries into a ∞