We most often serve this with a mixture of seasonal berries and lightly whipped cream. You can substitute a simple raspberry sauce made from frozen raspberries if it is not fresh berry season.” ~ Ben and Karen Barker...more
I felt better after taking some medicine for my migraine and a nap. I started working on some of the citrus that I brought back from visiting family in Central Florida.The fruit came from the yards of my brothers' homes. Tangerines and grapefruit from one yard; lemons and honeybells from another. Also some oranges from an abandoned lot.I began processing the lemons this evening. I juiced quite a few and started cleaning the peel for candied lemon peel. I will relate a full recipe after I have made a batch or two and know what I'm doing....more
The back porch calls my name on these hot Summer days and the last thing I want to do is cook. But with all the delights of farmer's markets and goodies from my neighbors, I feel guilty not indulging a little. A dear friend gave me these limequats from her tree in Phoenix. Aren't they gorgeous?!...more
When I’m not cooking, reading is one of my favorite pastimes. Lately, with the brutal Texas heat that we’ve been experiencing, I can be found under my patio in the afternoons with a few good books and a refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade.
The key to a great glass of lemonade is first creating a simple syrup. A simple syrup is made by dissolving sugar into heated water....more