Is it time for strawberry shortcake? Or strawberry pie? Or just eating strawberries fresh, one after another? Yes to all of these, but one mark of the strawberry season for me is a batch of strawberry hand tarts. [Read more…]
It happens! Some days I cave and go straight to the easy way out. No, I am not always proud but hey, I am human. Yes, I went to pastry school and yes, I travelled to Paris with Julia Child and have attended more pastry school presentations than I can count. The trip to France with Julia was a trip of a lifetime and one I shall treasure always. [Read more…]
Summertime conjures up so many fond memories both of activities and food.
You can’t recall past summers and not remember peaches. The rosy, ripe jewels and that juice that drips from your chin to your toes. Awh, yes, when peaches are ripe and at their peak their is no better memory.
My peach memory from the summer of 2014 will be the South Carolina peaches that I enjoyed on the beach last week. We vacationed on Seabrook Island and many days were devoted to beach life. It was a sweet treat to enjoy a peach from my beach chair and not worry about the drippy mess. When I finished enjoying my peach, the ocean beckoned and cleared away any juicy evidence. [Read more…]
Lemon Meringue Pie
Yes! The sun is shining and there is a brightness with the lingering daylight that definitely feeds my soul. Think Spring and think eggs, don’t you agree? Check out the facts on the difference between white shell and brown shell eggs at my article on the Kansas City Star’s Chow Town Blog. Who knew?
What better time to use those eggs and make pie! March 14th is national pi day. Celebrate by making this luscious lemon meringue pie. Pi day? [Read more…]
Easy as pie! How many times have you heard this expression? Pie really can be very easy, very comforting, very tasty and very affordable. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If the thought of a homemade crust is more than you can bare, simply use one of the pie crusts that are premade and in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. [Read more…]