Who needs more “things”? A fabulous homemade gift is one that can be eaten or used, and I am loving these recipes below for gifts in a jar! Quick Bread Mix Peppermint Stick Cocoa Cake in Jar DIY Vanilla Extract Homemade Apple Butter Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub Spa in a jar Sewing Kit in a jar So easy and most important an inexpensive way to show you care.
It starts with this…. Gobble, Gobble by dog ma Which then becomes this…. Thanksgiving Turkey by John A Dryzga Followed by a spread…. Thanksgiving Table by postscript love Complete with pie…. Pumpkin Pi by sgoralnicks Everyone pitching in to clean up…. Family by manyfires Culminating in a well deserved nap…. City love by Josh Liba Happy Thanksgiving by Dexell1827
I have always preferred pie to any other form of dessert and I am loving how creative people are with reinventing and imaging what this classic dish is all about. First though, what defines a pie? #1. A baked food in a shell. Mini lemon meringue pie by Melody Fury Pie pops by Bakerella Test kitchen: Mini Pie Cookies by Vitor Hugo #2. A layer cake having cream, custard, or jelly filling. Raspberry Chocolate Pie by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie Pear Custard Pie by Aubrey […]
Oh the bounty of Fall! Is it time for apple pie yet? Yum! Gorgeous lighting in this old corn field. Jiro persimmons are sweet and high in vitamin C. For a recipe for the Hachiya’s click here Loving the lone tree in the back, again just really nice colors and light. Figs are such a treat! Nothing says fall like a pumpkin and I love making pies from it! In Half Moon Bay the brussel sprout fields go on for miles. […]
Today is the 4th and that means food, fun and sun! Below are some delicious looking treats to make your party shine. Looks delicious no? Can’t wait to eat! Happy 4th everyone!
At the Oakland Grand Lake Farmer’s Market yesterday peaches, nectarines, berries and so many other delicious looking fruits were on display it was hard not to go overboard in picking out what I wanted to use in my fruit salad for Father’s Day dinner. I ended up choosing nectarines, white peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. I sliced up about two cups of strawberries, three nectarines and two white peaches. I mixed all the fruit into one large bowl and […]
Today I am proud to present my guest blogger Jessica Hirashima. As a hobbyist baker for years she has enticed many a family member, coworker and/or friend to cheat on their diet with her amazingly delicious food. I asked her to document in her own words and photos the birthday dinner and dessert she made for friends last weekend. Enjoy and try not to drool on the keyboard. Baking has been a favorite pastime of mine ever since my mom […]
As a follow up to my last post on tips to make an interesting salad I am tickled to write about Alison Knowles a founding member of Fluxus who brings back her art performance “Make a Salad” circa 1962 in Baltimore to present day New York. On Earth Day April 22nd she will stage her tasty art on the city High Line starting with a Mozart concerto that blends into the sound of her chopping fresh veggies to make a salad big enough to feed […]
Today’s trip to the Oakland Grand Lake Farmer’s Market has me thinking of Spring and what it means…..fresh lettuces, baby carrots, and other succulent edibles that make up the components for wonderful salads. Here are my tips for putting together a delicious side dish with ingredients you find in stores now and/or at your local Farmer’s Markets. #1. Get creative with your leafy greens! We are spoiled in CA with a large selection to choose from and there is no excuse […]