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 […]

rhubarb ~ raspberry crisp

Rhubarb~Raspberry Crisp / Patty's Food

I made a new extremely generous friend in the produce aisle at Safeway yesterday.  I was looking everywhere for the fresh stalks of rhubarb and by the time I found them, a very nice man was already putting the last of the rhubarb, all 8 stalks, in his bag and when he saw my reaction-he […]

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 […]

French Fridays Peach Melba

Peach Melba / Patty's Food

How could I resist making this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe? ( As you can see, I didn’t!) I especially couldn’t resist this latest FFWD recipe for a peach sundae created by Auguste Escoffier for the  nineteenth century opera singer Nellie Melba.  Taking the fascinating history of the first peach melba aside, this […]

berry cherry pie for the 4th of july

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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 […]

raspberry sorbet and cardamom ice box cookie sandwiches

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  When I moved to my new site I decided not to bring along my  posts from my first year of blogging because I didn’t like the quality of the older photos I took to go with my recipes and also because I thought it would be fun to redo my favorite recipes from the […]

Carrot, Raspberry, Fennel, & Marcona Almond Salad with Creamy Ginger Jalapeño Dressing

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I like a break in my eating routine from time to time and joining in the Powercakes June Powermeal A day challenge  with my friend Maya from Foodiva’s Kitchenhas brought out my colorful side, at least in my choice of salad for dinner last night.  A colorful raw carrot salad packed full of fresh raspberries, shaved […]

Raspberry Chocolate Shortcakes with Lavender Infused White Chocolate Cream

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As much as I enjoy a lighter dessert, often a piece of fruit after dinner, I also find that a decadent treat with bites of chocolate, whipped cream and fresh berries is what I’m looking for at the end of a special meal.  Each component of my raspberry chocolate shortcakes with lavender infused white chocolate […]

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

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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 […]