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Chocolate Raspberry Jam

The jam-fest continues. I should probably tell you that my “jam cabinet” is quickly filling with stacks of vibrant jars. I didn’t intend to make much jam this year, or should I say, I didn’t expect to have enough time to. But, alas, the allure of fresh fruit won out over my more reasonable, we-don’t-have-the-space-nor-time...

Peach Lavender Jam

Be a peach, and make this jam for me, will you? Because it can only be described as delightful. I’m not usually one for lavender or other floral flavors; they often come across as “perfumy” and I can’t stand that. But this is subtle. Just enough lavender to give the jam an air of elegance....

Fresh Corn Ravioli with Herb Cream Sauce

I have a new favorite gadget. A ravioli maker. It makes pretty ravioli. Unitasker shmunitasker. I like it and it was well worth the $14. Just put one 4×12-inch piece of dough on the base, push down with the press, fill with filling, then lay the second sheet of dough on top. Run a rolling...

Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad

This salad kind of looks like fall… but it’s all summer, baby. It’s not terribly different from our other roasted vegetable salads, if you just replaced the lettuce with hearty grains (we used Trader Joe’s harvest grain mix, which is pretty but not my favorite. I know my mom will disagree, but I feel that...

Book Update & NYC Book Signing

Meanwhile… in cookie dough land (which is somewhere in between la la land and neverland, if you were curious)… I had my second book signing in my hometown of Aspen, Colorado. Many thanks to John (and Cashmere the cat) at Explore Booksellers for hosting. I have to say this event was extra special to me,...

CSA Salad

May as well just rename this blog “Sweets & Salads,” because that is what it has become. I have to say you’re not the only one who’s noticed that I’ve been short on posting lately. Let’s just say that we’re in the final push to finish the photography for Book #2. And when each shot...