Monthly Archives: August 2014

Spiced Plum Fruit Leather

I have a friend with a beautiful old Satsuma plum tree and each year, when the fruit is ripe, she invites me to come pick. This year the tree was loaded with very sweet plums. I picked enough for a … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

Brown sugar creme fraiche ice cream is a new flavor we started making this year. It is a bit tangy and a great accompaniment to late summer fruit crisps and cobblers. I make my own creme fraiche but feel free … Continue reading

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My Favorite Peach Cobbler

I want to share one last peach recipe before the season ends. As you can see from previous posts, I love fresh peaches and one of my favorite ways to use them is in peach cobbler. I know there are … Continue reading

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Cucumber Tzatziki

Tzatziki (Greek yogurt sauce) is one of my favorite dips. During the summer months I will make it with locally grown fresh cucumbers. I use English cucumbers the rest of the year. This would be a good appetizer served with … Continue reading

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German Yeasted Peach or Plum Cake

This recipe is adapted from one that a German neighbor shared with me. I have made it with apples before but since we have local ripe peaches and plums, I decided to try those as well. I am partial to … Continue reading

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Breaded Swiss Chard

For the past few years our Swiss chard has not thrived in the garden. This spring we planted Bright Lights variety in a different area of the yard and it has done amazingly well. Swiss chard is one of my … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Minestrone

This summer soup is a family favorite when the garden is abundant with tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and beans. You can make it throughout the year adapting the recipe to whatever produce is available. It takes a bit of time to … Continue reading

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Blueberry Peach Bread Pudding

I love fruit-filled desserts, particularly the combination of fresh blueberries and ripe peaches. This may be my best bread pudding yet, having recently discovered that store-bought cinnamon bread makes a great bread pudding base. I use a pale yellow cinnamon … Continue reading

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Apricot Maraschino Cherry Jam

We still have apricots here and thanks to several generous neighbors with mature trees, we have had an abundance of fruit. I have made apricot jam for years but this is a new variation I am enjoying this season. The … Continue reading

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