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…

Hot Cross Buns

I have been eyeballing hot cross bun recipes for years.  Every Easter I’d briefly consider baking them before settling on a “simpler” and “less time consuming” Easter bread.  This year, seeing as time was not an issue, I was determined to give these a try, and I’m glad I did.  They turned out to be…

Raspberry Lemon Squares

  My Raspberry Lemon Squares, are a slight rift on the traditional lemon bar, through the simple inclusion of raspberry puree into the raw lemon curd – it’s that easy!  As I am slowly starting to turn my mind toward Spring, I thought that this would be a fun recipe to share.  For some reason,…

Tart Lemon Bars

Because every baker needs a simi-functional lemon bar recipe…  and I’ve dealt with my fair share of dysfunctional ones in the past.  Believe me.  Some of my biggest baking disasters can be traced back to lemon bars.  Below is a recipe that has yet to fail me, is super simple, and requires no additional frills…

Pickled Beet and Chorizo Orzo Salad

It’s the time of year when cold salads abound, from the classic potato and pasta salads, staples of most summer barbecues, to the healthier whole grain salads such as quinoa tabouli and blue cheese farro.  An all-in-one salad that is cool, light, refreshing, and nourishing is a staple to my summer diet, and every year…

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is a simple dish, that’s quick to make, and ticks multiple yummy flavor boxes – acid from the wine and lemon, fat from the butter and olive oil, and a tiny hint of heat from the crushed red pepper flakes and the copious use of garlic.  You really have to love garlic to…