Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Lesson in Ricotta (and Crostini Six Ways)

Brace yourself. You’re about to make homemade ricotta cheese.  Cheese so grand, you’ll likely sustain off a baguette smeared with it for the next few days (with wine…I won’t judge). The richest, creamiest most flavorful ricotta cheese that store bought will … Continue reading

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Mini Almond Plum Cakes

It’s officially stone fruit season! The market is seriously bursting with fresh peaches, nectarines, cherries and plums. I can’t even believe this many varieties existed, but yesterday I bit into something called a doughnut peach and I was thankful for … Continue reading

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Kendall’s Lazy August Salad

If I  were to start writing a food column tomorrow it would probably be titled “Half Assed, Full Flavor” and I wouldn’t be the least bit ashamed. Despite all the cakes and pastries and homemade ice creams I’ve been whipping … Continue reading

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Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

Buttermilk. So hot right now…buttermilk. Buttermilk has been trending all summer long, popping up in chilled soups and salad dressings; giving an unexpected (but much appreciated) twist to classic desserts like panna cotta , and of course making it’s way … Continue reading

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Mimosa Scones

I should have titled this post “Trusting Your Instincts” as that is really the moral of this story. I’ve been taking a professional pastry class for three months now and that is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned, … Continue reading

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