Entries from June 26th, 2012

Making the Most of Apricots

June 26th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Fruit, Ice Cream, Recipes

apricot lemon verbena pop lineup

Lounging in the sun, eating ripe fruit until you’re sticky-fingered and satiated, is one of the loveliest indulgences of summer. I’m going through peaches, nectarines, and cherries like there’s no next summer, but there is one fruit that will distract me away when nothing else does: apricots.

Is it their sadly short season that makes them all the more desirable? Whatever it is, I do my happy dance when I see them show up at the farmers’ market, and I put all my other fruit-eating plans on hold until I’ve gotten as much of these velvety jewels as I can.

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Cherries, Coconut, Cream, Summer

June 19th, 2012 · 29 Comments · Custards, Fruit, Pastry, Recipes, Tarts

Cherry Coconut Cream Tart on dessertfirstgirl.com

So I disappeared without leaving word, and came back without making a peep as well. I thought about hanging up a “Gone to BlogHer Food” sign here, but didn’t get a chance to do so before I flew off to Seattle. For those of you that didn’t know, I went to BlogHer Food a week ago  – if any of you went, I hope you had as fun a time as I did!

I was invited to BlogHer Food as a speaker along with Stephanie, my fellow sated collaborator. Together, we assembled a presentation on past and current photography trends, and how to apply them to tell different stories about food. As a first-time speaker at BlogHer Food, I was pretty happy with how we did – we had some great interaction during the talk and we got some great feedback afterwards. I always love going to BlogHer Food because I always meet so many new, amazing people there – not to mention seeing old friends or meeting dear virtual friends for the first time in person.

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