Tag Archives: summer

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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Mimosa Meets Mimosa: A Cupcake Story

When I recently came across beautiful candied mimosa flowers, I was excited about their cake-topping potential but felt skeptical about how the flowers might taste. For one, I’d never heard that mimosa flowers were edible; also, despite my adventures with … Continue reading

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