Archive for the 'Dessert' Category

back from hibernation with chocolate summer jam

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

I’ve admitted to not being much of a jam eater. This can make the process of putting up jars and jars of jam in the summer a bit silly feeling. That is until these cold crisp sunny wintry mornings when one of those jars gets snapped open. Or until they are handed out as Christmas [...]

Spoils of summer: fruit popsicles

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

With the height of summer’s ripe-wave, I find myself often failing to keep up with the super juicy berries in my kitchen. When its too darn hot outside, do I want to fire up the stove top to turn these fruity gems into jam? No. To deal with over-ripening fruit super quick, my answer is [...]

Strawberry on strawberry action

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

I’ve only recently come to love strawberries. Yeah- I know how odd that is… I had some silly convictions I carried with me through childhood as a picky eater. Strawberries use to be in that category of untouchable foods -like tomatoes. But now that I’m enjoying foods in season, strawberries have revealed themselves to be [...]

Raw inspiration book review: Ani’s Raw Food Desserts

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

What’s a meat loving girl like myself doing holding a raw “cookbook” like this? Well, now you’re going to know my secret source for intriguing new recipes. Come see Ani Phyo in Portland Sunday, May 31st @ 7:30pm Powell’s City of Books on Burnside 1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323 Delving into the world of raw [...]

Recipe: jam soda

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

I’m a beginning preserver. A beginner in that I learned how to put up jam only last year. More so, a beginner in that I don’t quite have a handle on realizing I have to eat what I’ve preserved. The jars of green beans and peaches were a delightful surprise. However, the many many jars [...]

Recipe: the best candied orange slices in the world

Monday, January 12th, 2020

Before me sits the most fantastic jar of candy, a nuclear bomb of goodness. Not only is it the best orange candy in the world, but its amazingly homemade. Homemade candy this good has a catch though- it takes 2 – 3 weeks to make. So steel yourself and find that zen place of candy [...]

Recipe: Saffron Vodka Mango Snow Cone

Monday, December 22nd, 2019

For the first time in my life I’m a bit off put about the color of mango and saffron. However, for the sake of a tasty snow cone, I remind myself that I am confident of my snow’s origin. Good thing it rewards me for such meditations. Alcoholic snow cones? You bet. Can’t let kids [...]

Homemade popsicles: bbq chocolate flavor

Thursday, June 5th, 2019

Oregon’s weather taunts us with quick bursts of hot steamy weather, which lasts all of about two days before returning to the normal conditions of gray and drizzly. I try to make the most of these sunny bursts by declaring popsicles for dinner. A proper popsicle menu consists of an appetizer, main, and dessert course- [...]

Make Your Own Junk Food: Homemade Magic Shell

Friday, March 28th, 2019

“I’m making magic shell for Allison’s birthday present!” I excitedly whispered to my coworkers all last week. Allison’s recent stories of indulging in this childhood treat as her comfort food had put this easily dismissed ice cream treat front and center in my mind. “Oh wow- I haven’t had that since I was a kid!” [...]

Winter Layers: Gingerbread Parfait

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Even in the crack of winter, I can’t refuse the blue kiss of sweet ice cream. Here’s the dream that’s on my mind. A glass with jumbled layers of warm chipotle gingerbread, pomegranate gems, pear sorbet, caramel ice cream, and salty candied lemon almonds. A melange of textures makes my mouth happy: soft cake, crunchy [...]