Apricot Raspberry Tart with Blackberries and Pistachios ~Baking Chez Moi

Apricot Raspberry Tart / Patty's Food

Today I’m sharing photos of my apricot raspberry tart along with a few tales of my tart baking adventures.  I’m circling back with the Tuesdays with Dorie online baking group this week to join in with their assignment to bake a simple fruit tart from Baking Chez Moi. Apricot season is a short one, some […]

Blackberry Almond Buttermilk Cake

Blackberry Almond Buttermilk Cake / Patty's Food

I made 3 cakes with fruit yesterday morning and this blackberry almond buttermilk cake was hands down the winner.  Not that there was a contest or anything like that, it just worked out that this cake took the ‘cake’ for first prize in my mini morning bake-off.  This has been a crazy week for me, […]

Very Berry ~4 kinds of Berries~ Napa Cabbage Salad

Very Berry Slaw / Patty's Food

I was in the mood for an easy fresh and fruity salad today.  The strawberries from San Diego at the farmer’s market this morning were calling out to me, saying both serve me with vanilla ice cream for dessert and toss me into a salad for dinner tonight.  Is this berry overload?  Impossible, the parade […]

Berry Financiers for French Fridays with Dorie

Berry Financiers / Patty's Food

  After the disaster I had with the last berry filled pastry for French Fridays with Dorie I wasn’t sure I would attempt another one… I’m happy to report that my berry financiers were a total success and I was excited to use the financier molds that were a gift from a friend and have […]

Blackberry Mascarpone Cookie Sundae

Blackberry Mascarpone Cookie Sundae / Patty's Food

Saturday night and everybody went to the game except me and the ‘Littles’, we played with our iPads and watched a movie while waiting for the 49ers v Packers play off game to start.  I concocted this cookie sundae idea for my ‘Littles’ who deserve this treat because they are going to be so good […]

Apple Blackberry Crisp


  The following recipe for apple blackberry crisp could not be easier or more delicious and best of all I shared these  individual size crisps with my ‘littles’ and they loved them!  I used the last of the apples from the little green apple tree in my backyard- the one that took several years before […]

Mixed Berry Tartlets Lightened up with Tillamook Light Fat Free Lemon Squeeze Yogurt


I received a generous sampling of light yogurts to review, a new product from Tillamook, the same people who make the cheddar cheese that I’ve enjoyed over the years.  I was thrilled to try their light yogurt flavors as I eat yogurt sprinkled with granola and berries almost everyday for breakfast.  I loved all the […]

Cinnamon Sugar Topped Blackberry Rhubarb Bread


I’m not sure what my favorite part of this bread is, the buttery cinnamon sugar topping or the blackberries and rhubarb nestled in the tender slices.  Possibly it could be the whole package that tempts me.  My original plan was to go with the recipe and make rhubarb bread with chopped walnuts but these blackberries […]