Meyer Lemons: Summer’s Promise in Winter

If anyone has been reading my blog for more than a year, you will know that I go positively loony when Meyer lemons become available in the stores again. These little jewel-like drops of citrus sunshine remind me every year that, as crappy a winter as we may be having in this part of the…

Recipe Post: Lemon Cranberry Scones!

Last week I was in quite the mood to bake, and I had a long-outstanding request by our friend, Miss Kitty, to make scones. So, make scones we did! As we were dog-sitting The Naughty One that day, we had a tiny, but clean, quiet, and totally-ours kitchen to work in. It was quite the…

Recipe and Tutorial: Cranberry Lemon Scones

While I was up visiting my sister and family this past weekend, I had the opportunity to do some baking with my sis, which I love to do. She’s a great sous-chef (very precise, measures all the ingredients out for a recipe’s mise en place, and always jumps in to assist when needed…as I said,…

Recipe: Meyer Lemon Tarts

I had soooo hoped to find the time (and the lemons!!!) to make these Pierre Hermé Meyer Lemon Tarts for my own wedding dessert table back in August of this year, but events conspired against me (damn you, Whole Foods!), and now I am awaiting for Meyer Lemon season to come back around to make…

Recipe Post: Cream Cheese Berry Tarts

These tiny little tartlets are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, if I do say so myself.  I sort of cobbled together a couple of different recipes, changed a few things up, and came up with these little guys for my wedding dessert table last month.Even though the pastry is a little finicky (a light touch and not too…

Commission Tales: Elmo says,"Tee hee, that tickles!"…or something.

Pulled myself through a bad case of the flu in order to complete this cake commission last week.  One of two commissions, actually. Ah well, illness never arrives in the right time anyway, so we must soldier on regardless! Of course, I made scrupulously sure that all of my baking surfaces were cleaned and disinfected,…