Monthly Archives: August 2011

rhubarb resists the hold that pie has on it

Rhubarb is my brother-in-law’s favorite fruit, well rhubarb and raspberries together. I made him a rhubarb financier and while he liked it, he though that a raspberry or two would really have upped the wow factor. All summer he has … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Crumble, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

do you eat the red ones last?

My father-in-law has a sophisticated palette, not just in terms of food, but in life. He is an excellent cook and loves to bust out the most complicated of his beloved John Ash recipes for family dinners. He knows his wine and when I … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Chocolate | 5 Comments

a journey from the mailbox to a muffin

Invitations rarely arrive in the mail. Usually, a quick text, an email or a phone call is sufficient to get the event details out and the same works for the RSVP. There seem to be two occasions for an invitation showing … Continue reading

Posted in Blueberry, Lemon, Muffins | 5 Comments

floating on a lemon cloud

Ok, here it is, that familiar little spoonful of advice: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I am definitely a look on the bright side of life kind of gal. After hitting snooze  3 or 4 times, I generally do not roll out of … Continue reading

Posted in Blueberry, Lemon, Tarts, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

duffie by day debuts with smuggled cherries

Here it is, my first blog post ever. I have wanted to get down to this business of blogging for awhile, but kept waiting until I felt I was “good enough” in the kitchen, and “good enough” at capturing my … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Cherry, Uncategorized | 7 Comments