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Peach and Blueberry Yogurt Cake

September 4, 2015

blueberrycake (1 of 1)Now that the weather has turned a bit chillier, I find that I am much hungrier in the morning, and what better way to start the day than with some cake!  I like to think of this cake as a breakfast cake, because it has lots of fresh fruit, natural yogurt, and not too much sugar. It’s the perfect cake to enjoy with a morning tea or coffee. Continue Reading…


Peach, Cherry and Feta Salad

July 8, 2014

StoneFruitSalad2This salad is like summer on a plate. We recently took a visit to Lake Chelan in Eastern Washington, and it reminded me of the south of France as we drove by so many cherry orchards with glistening red cherries hanging from the trees. 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…


Caramelized Peach and Cardamom Cake

August 12, 2013

Peach PieA

Washington peaches are in season and this sticky caramel peach cake is a great way to show them off. I added some cardamom to accentuate the flavor of those sweet juicy peaches. Cardamom and peach taste so wonderful together. It’s kind of like basil and tomato, strawberries and pepper – some flavor combinations just work so well. Continue Reading…


Stone fruit and Salami Salad

July 23, 2013

Peach Salad

It’s too lovely and warm to be stuck in the kitchen these days, so I am enjoying lots of summery salads with great Pacific Northwest ingredients. My favorite new snack is Salumi salami, which adds so much flavor to any dish, and also tastes great on its own. Continue Reading…


Cheese Canapes

July 7, 2012

This dish is kind of like an alternative cheese plate, a cross between cheese tapas, and cheese and crackers. As it’s summer, there is a huge array of delicious ripe fruit out there, so I decided to pair (pear!) them with some of my favourite summer cheese. This cheese plate looks so impressive, but only takes minutes to make and works great as canapés with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne. The cool thing about this dish is that you can mix and match as you like. I sliced up some fruit, a selection of herbs, and some cheese. Then I just tasted and figured out what worked well together. Continue Reading…