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Damson Plum & Habanero Jelly

I’ve made my love for Damsons very well known. These unremarkable looking little plums often get mistaken for mutant blueberries or weird grapes and overlooked entirely. The first time I saw them (being the grape hater that I am) I almost ignored them completely. Lucky for all of us though, my curiosity got the better...

Tart Cherry Chocolate Tart

Think of this tart like a king-sized cherry cordial nestled in a sweet and salty chocolate cookie crust, filled with a layer of tart cherry jam and a cloud-like chocolate ganache. A tart tart if you will. The ganache layer falls somewhere between a ganache and a mousse, dark and rich with a dollop of...

Free Download: Scenic Alaska Wallpapers

I said it once and I’ll say it again: Alaska was picture perfect. Around every corner was another postcard just waiting to be seen and photographed. Here I am, 4 months later, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I took a whopping 1934 photos during our 8-day voyage aboard the Ruby Princess (yes,...

Fiery Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

I know things have been pretty drink-heavy around here, what with all the fruity margaritas, classic gin and tonics, and homemade limoncello gracing these pages. What can I say, summer’s bounty makes me want to muddle and steep and drink all the things. And this drink is no exception: it’s like sipping on a glass...

Homemade Limoncello

I’ve been working on this recipe since March. It’s quite hard when you’re working with a seasonal ingredient, and trying to test a recipe that requires long rest periods between steps (and I don’t mean hours, I mean weeks and even months). The first batch of limoncello I made was less than stellar, with a...