Posted in November 2009

Meyer Lemons

Two summers ago, the folks at The Natural Gardener recommended that I try a potted Meyer Lemon Tree on my porch.  It gets a lot of indirect light and then a blast of late afternoon sun.  I have friends who have attempted the potted lemon experiment to no avail so I had low expectations.  Knowing that … Continue reading

Texas Pralines

These are always a hit at Christmas so I’m busting them out early this year. I usually make these or Almond Toffee as gifts for friends and teachers. It’s not a good idea to double this batch because you can’t get them all onto the wax paper before they start to crystallize in the pot. … Continue reading

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry pie is now my husband’s favorite. Well, he actually said it’s tied with Apple Pie for his number one ranking.  That is a huge complement coming from a man who grew up with two master pie makers in the family! I decided to make it as a warm up for the holiday season. Since … Continue reading

Breakfast Apple Granola Crisp Remix

It’s not dessert, but it feels like it!  Today marks my third batch after recently stumbling upon the recipe at SmittenKitchen.  I love the story behind the creation of this crisp almost as much as I love the crisp itself—new mom exhaustion requires something spectacular to look forward to in the early early mornings with … Continue reading

Fench Lentil Soup

French Lentil Soup Let me preface this by saying that I have never ordered lentil soup at a restaurant nor have I really had a good version from a can.  Annabel Karmel’s First Foods introduced me to lentils when I was madly making mini lentil cakes for my son.  They are absolutely delicious and I’m … Continue reading