Green Rhubarb Preserves-An Experiment

Green Rhubarb Preserves . . . An ExperimentGreen Rhubarb Preserves . . . Color Matters
Or, I
Now Know Why I Prefer the Deepest Red Rhubarb

Among all the crimson stalks of rhubarb, one farmer at Saturday’s market displayed bright green stalks. As an experiment, I bought some to make Green Rhubarb Preserves. My husband was confused.  As if rhubarb wasn’t tart enough, why would I buy green, as in immature, rhubarb? Continue reading

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the Oven

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the OvenRhubarb Preserves – Tart-Sweet and Chunky

Cook Rhubarb Preserves in the oven and you may never make jam or preserves on the stove-top again. Almost effortless and splatter-free oven cooking requires little attention. An occasional gentle stir assures even cooking of the rhubarb and retains its chunky texture. Made from just rhubarb Continue reading

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping Pear Pomegranate Crisp – Even Better with Coconut Cream

Naturally sweet, juicy pears and tart-sweet pomegranate molasses combine lusciously with the pecan studded and cardamom spiced oat topping. Being mostly fruit, Pear Pomegranate Crisp works as well for dessert as it does for brunch and for celebrations. Celebrations such as Valentine’s day, Continue reading

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie Apple Pear Crisp Made in My Mom’s Vintage Baking Dish

Apples and pears baked with orange juice and zest. Top the Apple Pear Crisp with crumbly spiced walnuts, honey, butter and oats and you have one of fall’s most perfect desserts. A fruit crisp, so much easier than making a pie. Yet all the same delicious, tender bites and homey fall Continue reading

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & Ginger

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & GingerRhubarb Chutney – Great Eating & Great Gifting

Living with cold winters, the June opening of our local farmers’ markets comes with much excitement. The joy of filling my basket with fresh greens and beets and scapes and scallions makes me heady with anticipation for the delicious meals to come. So arriving home from the Saturday market to learn that dinner with visiting friends was cancelled was a disappointment. Continue reading

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream Strawberry Mango Verrine – Poetry in a Glass

Layers of gold, red, white and green,
sweet berries, luscious mango, rich coconut cream,
all together create Strawberry Mango Verrine.
It makes you feel special, a person of class,
when you eat your dessert with a spoon in a glass. Continue reading

Mango Avocado Salsa with Tostaditas

Mango Avocado Salsa with TostaditasMango Avocado Salsa – Sweet, Sour, Salty, Spicy, Delicious

Each flavorful bite offers a pop of sweet, a hint of spice, a dash of sour and a burst of deliciousness. With red, green, purple, white and golden hues, this is one vibrant and colorful salsa. And I haven’t even mentioned the textures. Crispy tostaditas, luscious mangoes and velvety smooth avocado. Chunky Mango Avocado Salsa has a just right balance of taste, color and texture. Continue reading