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 ∞
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 ∞
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 ∞
I found a local vegan bakery that makes a wide variety of treats. Vegan products are suitable for Dairy Allergic Diets because they are dairy-free. One of my favorite bakery treats is Chocolate Chip Cookies. Unfortunately, I have found that the pricing at those Vegan Specialty Bakeries can be exorbitant. That has inspired me to… Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Even though the calendar says May, our weather seems to be stuck in March. Today was particularly cold and windy, and I hope my Jersey Tomatoes survive the possible frost warning tonight. Not to be dismayed, it is the perfect time to fire up the oven and bake. I need the perfect cookie that can travel well,…… Continue reading Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF
This Vegan dessert was the most popular recipe on my blog to date. I tweaked the recipe a bit by using hazelnuts and blackberries and a sprig of homegrown chocolate mint. In addition, I made the crust Gluten-Free by using Vegan/GF Graham Crackers. This combination is every bit as wonderful and the tartelettes are extremely easy to make. Once you try a vegan…… Continue reading Vegan Dessert Tartelettes with a Gluten Free Crumb Crust
No one can eat just one! These crispy, intricately designed cookies are individually 'baked' either on a stove, or an electric cookie iron. The design varies from waffle-like to crispy cookie. Some recipes call for whiskey, butter, light cream, even cocoa powder and many variations in between. I use the simplest of recipes resulting in… Continue reading Irresistable Pressed Cookies also known as krumkake, lukken, pizzelle and stroopwafel.