Peach Galette

All those wonderful summer fruits are coming into season, and I couldn’t resist the peaches last week. I’ve been craving summer fruit pies lately, but I’ve also hit a wall of lethargic laziness (I would blame it on the heat, but that’s really just an excuse). I didn’t feel like committing to baking an entire…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwiches

I’m keeping my obsession with chocolate-chip cookies running strong with this summer time treat. Chocolate chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches are the perfect end to a hot fun(sun)-filled summer day. One of the best parts about these ice-cream sandwiches is that you can make a large batch in advance and store them away in your freezer…

Kouign-amann

Kouign-amann, sometimes referred to as a Breton Cake in deference to it’s origins, Brittany, is one of the most delightful pastries I have ever come across – caramel crusted bread, laminated with pockets of buttery sweetness – who could resist? I think the best way to describe kouign-amann is as a cross between a croissant…

Sourdough Blueberry Muffins

I added some leftover sourdough starter to my standard blueberry muffin recipe and… voilà! Waste not. Want not. With flour being such a precious commodity these days, I’ve been looking for creative ways to use up the drabs of my sourdough starter that don’t make it into my bread. I think I’ve hit upon a…

Lemon & Rose Marmalade

Here’s a special June treat – Lemon & Rose Marmalade made from fresh rose petals that I harvested while at the beach. When I have time in August, I enjoy harvesting wild rose hips (also known as beach plums) and making Rose Hip Jelly. It has been a few years since I’ve had the time…

Baked Gnocchi

I made a huge batch of homemade gnocchi the other day, and as I was brainstorming simple ways for serving it, I thought that I’d give baking it a try – stick some freshly sautéed, golden brown gnocchi in the oven under a nice coating of Marinara sauce and a sprinkling of Mozzarella cheese?! …What’s…