I associate summer with the aroma of strawberries permeating every molecule of air in the house. The kitchen fragrant with tangy-sweet berry smells as my dad sat at the table hulling flat after flat of ripe strawberries and my mother kept an eye the shimmering garnet colored jam as bubbles slowly rose to the surface and popped. Each pop led to a burst of the scent of fruit. Every once in awhile my dad would eye a particularly big, juicy strawberry suspiciously and hand it to me. Continue reading
A few weeks ago Marc and I were grocery shopping and as we were wandering through the bakery section he spied a cake in one of the cases. It was a rectangular, chocolate layer cake with green filling between each layer and a fudge type frosting on top. When I looked at his face I just knew. For at least that moment in time I had been replaced in his heart… Continue reading
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Meyer lemons have finally made it to the stores around here. If you aren’t acquainted with them you’re missing out on some great flavor. The skin of the lemon is orangy and the flavor is soft and mellow lemon. There isn’t any of that sharp tang that makes your face pucker up.
Plain, lemony goodness that will leave everyone wanting more. So, I was shopping and I saw a bag of these beauties in the produce area. Have you noticed we no longer have produce aisles anymore? They are produce areas. Continue reading
I think that I have mentioned before that my parents grew up in Michigan. Something that I love about the Michigan mentality is that if you call it a salad then it is a side dish and doesn’t count as dessert. That’s my kind of thinking, you know? Continue reading
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