Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar

Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar / Patty's Food

Fun with strawberries 101.  First thing- find sweet strawberries, I found mine at the Santa Rosa farmer’s market.  Second thing-find an excuse to take some time to yourself for strawberry recipe development (very important!)  Excuses could include, I’m sick, headache, cramps, backache etc…you get the idea.  Third thing- when everybody is out of the house […]

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 […]

Cardamom Honey Pear Upside-down Cake: A Guest Post for You Made That?

CardamomHoney Pear Upside-down Cake: A Guest Post for You Made That? / Patty's Food

Today I’m thrilled to share that I’m guest posting over at my friend Suzanne’s who shares her kitchen adventures at her very creative and welcoming site, You Made That?   I am a big fan of her lovely blog and always come away inspired when I pay her a visit.  Suzanne has a way of […]

Summertime Peach Upside-Down Almond Cake

I walked away from my local farmers market last week with a bag of luscious tree-ripened peaches, a treasured find of the morning.  Fresh peaches, a favorite treat for breakfast, sliced to go on top of a bowl of oatmeal was the original plan, but reading a cookbook recipe for peach upside-down cake distracted me […]

Caramelized Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This is not the pineapple upside-down cake that I used to make back in the day, you know the one with the canned pineapple and maraschino cherries from the Betty Crocker cookbook.  This cake is all grown up with a  vanilla bean scraped into the cake batter and a splash of brandy.  My pineapple upside-down […]

Upside Down Pear Chocolate Skillet Cake

Organic Bartlett Pears and of course there’s a story to go with this cake.  I spent a summer when I was 17 living at my cousin’s ranch in Lake County.  I worked in a pear packing shed during the short season when the pears are harvested. I remember the nights were hot and the days […]