Thick Scottish Strawberry Shortbread


I knew that David, our golf trip leader and I were kindred spirits when he purchased a box of strawberry shortbread to share with the group on our bus in Scotland.  We went on a Haversham & Baker golfing expedition to Scotland earlier this month.  We had a wonderful trip, enjoyed our group and played […]

Strawberries and Cream Muffins


I found this strawberry muffin recipe while searching for chocolate waffles, and thankfully I had all the ingredients in my pantry including a beautiful basket of strawberries to make them.  The chocolate waffles will have to wait, but not for too long.  We’ve had so much rain, it’s good-we needed it and the hills are […]

Melon Berry Soup with Triple Ginger Cookies for French Fridays with Dorie

Good morning French Friday!  I missed you last week but am happy to be back and in better form than last week.  Dorie’s cold melon soup could not have come  at a better time for me as I have been recuperating from a major dental surgery which required eating only foods that are nourishing with […]

Overnight Buttermilk Pancakes with Spiced Roasted Rhubarb & Strawberry Compote for French Fridays

Lately I’ve been thinking about things I like to eat, like pancakes, no big news flash here. When our children were younger and living at home I made more pancakes but the truth is that like Disney movies which I also like and saw more of when our children were younger, I miss making pancakes. […]

Strawberry Granita with Champagne Sabayon and Coconut Tuiles

Strawberry granita is just one part of this elegant composed dessert that I learned how to make while helping Loretta Keller make pastries in her San Francisco restaurant Bizou which she later transformed into Coco 500. A granita is shaved ice and this recipe with fresh ripe strawberries has an intense flavor of fresh fruit. […]

Strawberry Weekend Cake

We came home yesterday afternoon, threw open the windows and turned on the ceiling fans. Wow, finally some warm weather! Blue skies, green hills, hawks flying and water rushing in the creeks, it’s feeling like one of those hot spring weekends right before the start of summer. We’re playing a lot of golf this weekend […]