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Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb used to be this very mysterious fruit to me. Or was it a vegetable? I’d heard of the classic rhubarb-strawberry pie combination but only a few years ago when I asked an American guy I was dating what his favorite dessert was. Maybe it […]

Blackberry & Passionfruit Cheesecake

Blackberry & Passionfruit Cheesecake

There is something about simplicity that brings out the best flavors. Like the classic New York Style cheesecake which the Frenchman was dying to try so he could see what the traditional American cheesecake was like. I’ve got to admit though that plain ole’ cheesecake […]

Blood Orange Tea Cake

Blood Orange Tea Cake

Hmmm… I stared suspiciously at some oranges at the farm stand down the road… They were simply marked at “Oranges from Italy” but those red splotches told a different story. These couldn’t simply be oranges.. but blood oranges. Highly sought after with a short season, blood oranges […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

What is it about Valentine’s day that essentially calls for cute desserts? Hm maybe because an excellent way to show love, give joy, and share happiness is through a delicious treat perhaps! Spontaneity plus planning can make the best of desserts. Planning = Deciding what to […]

Apple Rosemary Loaf Cake

Apple Rosemary Loaf Cake

Have you ever infused rosemary into a dessert? I’ve tried it before with these Strawberry Rosemary Scones years ago and then later in a Charlotte but have since completely forgotten about it. I’m slightly kicking myself too because wow is it a great combo. The […]

Apple Clafoutis

Apple Clafoutis

We are still in heavy apple season (actually mid-way to be super matter of fact) which means apple cider, homemade apple sauce, apple pie and this delicious traditional clafoutis recipe made with APPLES! Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert with a flan like texture hailing […]