Tag: sweets

Rainier Cherries Crown This Cake

Rainier Cherries Crown This Cake

In far-off Minnesota, my favorite blogging baker and bon vivant, Eileen of Passions to Pastry, posted a recipe that called to me: rustic rhubarb – almond cake. (Full disclosure: all of Eileen’s recipes call to me.) But a trip to my over-harvested, under-watered rhubarb patch showed me that a […]

Tasty Odd Couple: Strawberries & Balsamic Vinegar

Tasty Odd Couple: Strawberries & Balsamic Vinegar

There are two types of strawberries: those grown locally and those at home in a plastic clamshell. Local berries: soft, juicy and bruised by a simple indiscretion. Store-bought strawberries: large, structurally sound and able to be dropped from tall buildings and remain unscathed. Unfortunately what the latter offers in transportability […]