Category: fruit

Raspberry Stacks

I am a morning person. I love waking up early before the sun rises and brewing a pot of hot, delicious, fresh coffee. The couple of weeks of where it’s transitioning from spring to summer is my most prized time and I will tell you why. In the morning it’s cool enough to open my…

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Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake I work at a wine and deli restaurant, where I am the “Pastry Chef”. The reason I put quotes around that term is that I do not make fancy desserts, per se, but they are delicious even though basic in the decoration. We just are not that venue. However, every once in a…

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Figs in Iowa

I absolutely love fresh figs, even, more than peaches. Maybe because getting a good ripe fig or peach in Iowa is impossible. So, when shopping at the nursery for my kitchen garden herbs I came across a fig tree. I did a jig right on the spot.  My husband was with me and I’m sure he…

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Jelly Day

If I’m going to get my canning equipment out I am going to make it worth it. On this jelly day I made a batch of cherry preserves and wild raspberry jelly. Now that may not sound like a lot, but after washing, pitting, cooking, jarring, sterilizing jars for both kinds of jelly; it takes all…

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Apple/Pear Sauce

There are only so many ways to eat an apple or pear: pies, tarts, cakes, poached, baked, even raw; however, none of those appealed to me on this day.  I had some pears that were past their prime and I like them to be almost crispy to eat them raw after a certain point it has…

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Mango Sticky Rice

I love dessert. No matter what restaurant I go to I look at their desserts.  Actually, no matter what meal I eat I want dessert, just something to end the meal on a sweet note. Asian restaurants don’t really do dessert, because Asians do not usually eat dessert.  They eat fruit, and also they include…

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Rhubarb Berry Crisp

I am freaky about not wasting things; like getting the very last little bit out of the toothpaste tube, turning shampoo and conditioner bottles upside down and banging till it only spits at you, and I save the used soap that comes in the hotel rooms I stay in. Enough weird confessions, the reason I…

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