Category Archives: Fruit

Peach Polenta Cake

I found this cake in an email that I received from the Gourmandise School. The Gourmandise school is a sweet little cooking school at the top of the new Mall in Santa Monica. I’ve taken

Cherry Hand Pies

My Dad loves pies. I have vivid memories of going to Dupars in the Valley with my Dad when I was a little kid and ordering pie with him. He has hysterical stories that he tells about his

Cranberry Sauce

One of the many reasons I look forward to Thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce. I love making it and I love eating it. For years I have been on the hunt for a perfect cooked sauce (I have a

Baked Apples With Dried Apricots And Almonds

I told my brother Phil that my ‘book group’ was coming over for dinner and that I was making baked apples for dessert. He didn’t think that was a very interesting dessert and made some

You’re A Tart. Make A Tart. Peach Tart.

I have written about this tart crust before but every time I need it I have to search wildly on Batch-33. It seems to be hidden in a section on Satsuma plums. This is really probably the

Fear Of Rhubarb

I’ve been pretty curious about rhubarb for a couple of years but weirdly intimidated by it. It’s not an ingredient that either my mother or grandmother ever used when I was growing up.

Our Best Jam So Far!

I realize that Sue and I haven’t been making jam for very long but I think we have a knack. Is that conceited? Well Sue has a knack and I piggy-back off of her talent. The only thing is that