As much as I love a good pie, summer cakes can be just as delightful and rewarding for dessert. There’s something wonderful and simple about a cake full of fresh fruit. Summer cakes are also generally simple cakes. These are things where fruit is the star and the fancier decorating or frostings can be saved […]
Seasonal Cooking & Preserving Ideas
Cooking & Preserving recipes to help you make the most of each and every season in nourishing and delicious ways for every meal of the day.
I happened across some gorgeous plums. I made jam, we ate a bunch fresh and I made a plum cake. This is an easy cake that is incredibly flavorful and perfect for informal gatherings. Quick Prep Because the cake uses melted butter, it means you can get baking quickly. There’s no need to wait for […]
Mint and mixed berry jam is an amazing combination of summer flavors that you’ll be glad is in your pantry come winter. It will also make an amazing gift for the holidays. Any Combination of Berries Truly use whatever combination of summer berries you happen to have on hand. I used raspberries, saskatoon berries, and […]
Fresh mixed berry pie seems the like ultimate way to celebrate the summer season. It’s simple with only a handful of ingredients and can easily be customized to whatever is local and on hand at any given moment. Any Mix of Berries Fresh berries really are the pinnacle of summer seasonal eating. They just beg […]
Looking for something a little new and different for those radishes? Try this sweet radish bread on for size. I normally space out the radish planting every couple of weeks over the summer so that we’re not indudated all at one. The two of us simply can’t keep up with a huge radish harvest. This […]
Use up the ever abundant perennial herbs with this lemon balm oregano pesto. It’s easy to make, freezes well, and most importantly is delicious. Versatile Lemon Flavor Lemon balm does, of course, impart a lemony flavor to this pesto. The final result is still herbal in flavor but lemon mellows out the oregano nicely. Plus […]