Tag Archives: baking with herbs

Blueberry Basil Bourbon Cupcakes

Blueberries, bourbon, basil.  It might sound like a tongue-twister, or an odd amalgamation at best.  But please trust me: this trio of flavors is a sweet symphony of complementary bliss.  While I’ve made plenty of desserts with liquor and occasionally … Continue reading

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Lemony Fennel Cupcakes

Before she left town for a new job in a new state, my kind friend had me over for dinner earlier this summer.  It was a dreamy evening filled with playing with her little son, picking figs from her neighbor’s … Continue reading

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Butter and Brandy: Raspberry Basil Shortbread

When I went grocery shopping with a dear friend recently, I found myself in an indecisive mood.  I’d ooh and ahh at an item, put it in our cart, then soon mumble hesitantly and put it back on the shelf.  … Continue reading

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Fresh Cherry Cupcakes with a Bit of Rosemary

The past few weeks have been very full: full of loveliness, busyness, uncertainty, eventfulness… and no lack of baking.  First, there was the wedding of a longtime friend of mine, Julie. Several years ago when I got married, Julie shot … Continue reading

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Gin and Tonic Cake: A Cocktail Turned Confection

Herbal and effervescent, a gin and tonic just might be the most refreshing concoction in existence. I’m not sure why the drink has been on my mind lately; perhaps it’s the recent surge of warm weather, or more likely, my … Continue reading

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