Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts / Patty's Food

I made a salad with fresh cherries and soft goat cheese similar to this one for dinner last week, only using arugula instead of spinach.  When I went to the market this morning looking for more arugula to make my new favorite salad with cherries and goat cheese I found beautiful fresh spinach instead and […]

Cherry Almond Bars

Cherry Almond Bars / Patty's Food

  It looks like I’m baking my way through the entire Spring section of Rustic Fruit Desserts by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson.  How did that happen?  I’m not exactly sure because it was definitely not something I planned on doing.  This is one of those baking projects that just took on a life of […]

Cherry Upside-down Cake

Cherry Upside Down Spelt Cake / Patty's Food

  Today is one of those coastal feeling days in the SF Bay Area.  A light breeze is gently pushing a few lingering clouds out of our skies.  The air smells fresh. If you own a blue and white striped tee shirt, it’s the kind of day you might wear it. We had a wonderful […]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Scones

Cherry Chocolate Chip Coffeecake Scones / Patty's Food

Comfort food.  On the savory side,  I think of mac and cheese, roast chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, meatloaf or chili.  On the sweet side, I delight in apple pie, peach cobbler, strawberry shortcake, lemon bars, brownies, blueberry pound cake or chocolate chip cookies.  Today I’m adding cherry chocolate chip coffee cake scones […]

berry cherry pie for the 4th of july


This year I’m making all American berry cherry pies with lattice crust tops for the 4th of July.  One more run to the farmers market this Saturday for fresh cherries, blueberries and raspberries and I’ll be good to go for the 4th.  Our group will stake out sidewalk seats for the old fashioned 4th of […]

Honey Almond Tart with Red Wine Glazed Cherries

Our cherry tree is covered with cherries, they are just beginning to turn pink which means that in just a few short days the birds will swarm all over it attacking and decimating the little hard sour barely pink cherries.  So, no this bowl of bright red cherries are not the cherries from my tree, […]

Sweet Cherry Almond Muffins

I made these sweet cherry muffins last weekend with the first really good looking cherries I’ve seen at the market, in fact when I walked in the market these cherries looked so good they became the focus of all my attention! I wanted to eat them plain right out of the bag because they looked […]