Baking with Summer Berries

Berry Buckle with Cinnamon Figs Summer in the Pacific Northwest brings a bounty of berries, including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, marionberries, loganberries, boysenberries and strawberries. Summer also brings visitors to enjoy our (mostly) glorious summer weather, trails and lakes.  I like to serve guests visiting my home the best of local in-season foods. This Buckle recipe, […]

A Last Grab for Berries

  Photo by Lorelle Del Matto   Antioxidants for Health / A Berry Tart  Lately I can’t resist buying a flat or two of berries from my local Farmer’s Market. I enjoy them raw, blended into smoothies, tossed in salads, cooked into savory and sweet sauces and baked into tarts and cheesecakes (healthful, reduced-fat of course).    […]

A Healthful Dessert?

 Chocolate-Raspberry  Roulade  What is the ideal dessert?  For the consumer, it looks appetizing, tastes even better and won’t conflict with your healthy-diet goals.  For the cook, the ideal dessert is easy to prep and can be made ahead so there’s no last minute fussing.   Raspberry Chocolate Roulade, a chocolate-almond meringue rolled up jelly-roll style with […]