Category Archives: Fruit

Bees on the Lemon Tree

Bees on the Lemon Tree

We bought a small Meyer Lemon tree when we moved into our apartment just over a year ago.  It always seems to either have blossoms, or to be forming them, so the enchanting neroli-like scent of lemon blossoms surrounds us almost year-round. For some reason, we didn’t have any bees on the flowers last summer,… Continue Reading

Apricots with Yogurt and Honey Orange Flower Syrup

Apricots with Yogurt and Honey Orange Flower Syrup

About a year ago, I purchased Diana Henry’s cookbook, “A Change of Appetite”. I’ve been wanting to make her Yogurt with Honeyed Saffron Syrup, Almonds, and Apricot Compote ever since I first saw it in the book, but somehow I only just got around to it now. I’m really sorry that I didn’t make it… Continue Reading

Fresh Strawberry Tarts with Pastry Cream

Fresh Strawberry Tarts with Pastry Cream

Today after our lunch of chicken noodle soup, we were craving a sweet snack to go with our tea, so I thought I’d try using a simple pastry cream with the French pastry tart shells, topped with the last of the summer strawberries. The result was a light, delicious treat; it’s hard to beat the… Continue Reading

Apple Dutch Baby {gluten-free}

Apple Dutch Baby {gluten-free}

I’ve made regular wheat flour versions of Apple Dutch Baby recipes many times, but now I like to try to use gluten-free flours whenever I can (this makes me feel better about eating croissants on the weekends). Experimenting with different gluten-free flours, adding different starches, etc. has led me to the conclusion that with this… Continue Reading