Tag Archives: summer

Fresh Tomato Spice Cake

It’s been hard not to notice the abundance of tomatoes in season lately.  I’ve seen vibrant varieties of colors and shapes at farmers markets, grocery stores, and gardens of green-thumbed friends.  They whisper that summer is sneaking away as the … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Yogurt and Lemon

I’m so happy that there are still a few strawberries showing up at my local farmers market.  Some fruits have far too short of a season in my opinion, but strawberries seem to stick around for awhile — and sometimes … Continue reading

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From Market to Skillet (Cake): The Lure of Cherries

On a recent visit to my local farmers market, I fell into a familiar rapture.  Enjoying the late-day sun and the soft breeze from the bay, I strolled around soaking up the lively chatter, vivid colors, and the fact that … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pie, With Spirit

There’s something magical about strawberry season.  It means that summer has arrived, bringing with it a bounty that’s as striking as it is scrumptious.  A strawberry can quench our thirst, satisfy a sweet tooth, and remind us that vibrant beauty … Continue reading

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Little Lemon Yogurt Cakes

When I got invited to an outdoor potluck wedding recently, I knew immediately what I would bring: my favorite lemon cake.  Made with yogurt in the batter, the cake is immensely moist and dense, and it’s refreshingly summery with bright, … Continue reading

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