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Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Peppered Honey

Figs seem to be something of a rarity, especially around here. No sign of them at our farmers’ market, meaning they probably don’t grow anywhere even remotely near here. But I was lucky enough to spot a pint of fresh figs one week at Trader Joes (where they’ve since disappeared) and made darn sure they...

Vote for Me!

Vote for me and my Caramel Banana Cupcakes in the Cupcake Hero contest, (September’s theme: banana, pretty obvious if you even glance at the roundup). You can vote once for your favorite cupcake (and I’m crossing my fingers that just happens to be mine). If I win, I just might bake you something special this...

Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

I love summer. Not only for the abundance of deliciously ripe local produce and pleasant temperatures, but also for the light. The light that streams in through our living room windows until 7 or 8 at night at the height of summer. Pictures like these just don’t happen in December. Sucks, but its true. Our...

The Summer Squash Experiment

With the huge success of the eggplant experiment (was it? did we really learn anything except that eggplant all tastes kind of the same? either way, it was still fun), we decided to test our tastebuds on another summer favorite: squash. Zucchini we all know. Yellow squash maybe too. But have you ever had a...

Crispy Tofu, Strawberry, & Mango Salad

This recipe was an attempt to duplicate an absolutely delicious salad I had while back home in Colorado. And I have to say, this salad would win over the tofu haters (yes, all of you). By using soft tofu (and we may even try silken tofu next time), and lightly dredging in rice flour before...

Bake Me a Cake.

Cue sugar craving. I want to bake a cake. I NEED to bake a cake. A full on, 3 layer, fondant covered masterpiece. I have some fondant leftover from my cupcake topper experiments and I want to use it up before it goes south. I’ve never done a fondant covered cake before, so why not...