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Lemon Polenta Cake

March 3, 2015

Lemon Polenta Cake

Spring is officially eighteen days away, but it seems to have arrived early in Seattle this year. I have been busy trying to banish all the weeds from our garden (by hand!), and have started to get the raised beds ready for planting. Our little garden is a lot of work, but I love every moment of it.  After all that time battling moss and weeds,  it’s always rewarding to have a hot cup of tea and a slice of cake. Continue Reading…


Citrus Surprise Cake

January 9, 2015

Citrus Surprise Cake

It’s dark and wintry outside, but hopefully this citrus surprise cake will brighten up your day. Last  year, I was given the gift of a lemon tree (from the amazing Almu), which inspired this cake. I named my lemon tree Ginny. (I like lemony gin and tonics). I was skeptical that Ginny would produce lemons in our unpredictable Pacific Northwest climate. However, she managed to produce 10 perfect golden lemons, which just turned yellow in the last couple of weeks. Continue Reading…


Peach Lemonade

August 19, 2013

Peach Lemonade I promise this is the last peachy post for a while. I just keep finding so many great uses for delicious seasonal peaches. We do have peaches back home, but they usually have to travel a few thousand miles to get to us. Continue Reading…


Home-made Butter

June 2, 2013


Home-made butter is one of life’s little luxuries. Good butter can make anything taste better. So far, I haven’t been that impressed with American butter. It’s kind of anemic and greasy and not salty at all. We have great shellfish here, but it’s so disappointing when you get some delicious crab and it comes served with a dish of mediocre melted butter. It’s such a simple ingredient, but it can really make or break a dish. Continue Reading…


Lemon Magic Cake

May 11, 2013

Have you heard of magic cake? – it’s called magic cake because it’s essentially one cake batter that separates into three layers when cooked. More science than magic really, but we food bloggers like the word magic better ;) Continue Reading…