Daring Bakers Challenge: Strawberry Mirror Cake

Given my love for strawberries, it was with delight that I saw the challenge Peabody gave us Daring Bakers for July: the very classic and beautiful Strawberry Mirror Cake! This type of dessert is a mainstay of French pâtisserie: layers of light, airy genoise layered with smooth, creamy mousse – the European equivalent of America’s

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SHF #33: Passion Fruit Soufflé Glacé with Pineapple Fruit Soup

My homegirl Mary of Alpineberry is hosting this month’s Sugar High Friday, and she picked an appropriately summery theme: Tropical Paradise. It’s been lusciously sunny this weekend, but when the fog rolls in, especially on the western side of the city, San Francisco can seem a very chilly place to spend summer. So how better

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An Abundance of Summer

Back in the blogosphere…a happy sigh that my computer is up and running again! I’m glad I finally get to share some of what’s been happening in my kitchen – a lot of sweet, succulent, summer fruit! It’s been a pleasurable challenge trying to keep up with the abundance of fruit coming my way –

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Back from Vacation: Not-So-Good News and Good News

Interior of Dushanbe Teahouse, Boulder, Colorado picture source    Hello! I’m back from Colorado, which was beautiful in a dry, stark, majestic mountains in the clouds sort of way, and Kansas, which was beautiful in a humid, lushly green, sipping lemonade by the lake as the sun sets sort of way. It’s good to get

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