Spring

Memorial Day Recipes

by Sara on May 26, 2011

adorned with berries

After considering a dozen various dessert recipes for my parents’ Memorial Day weekend cookout, it was my three year old niece who inadvertently made the decision for me. When I made my red velvet birthday cake, I sent leftovers throughout the family, so everyone could have some. I’ve never seen K turn down cake before, [...]

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macs and blackberry

I’m sore. On Saturday, my mom and I planted the majority of my garden and container pots. I had done the raspberry bushes a few weeks prior, and my mom gave me a potted blueberry plant earlier in the month, but the majority of the work remained: flowers and herbs. The weather was iffy for [...]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

by Sara on May 18, 2011

broccoli cheese soup and homemade baguette

I did it!!! After last year’s failed attempt at finding a recipe for my favorite soup, I thought I’d never be able to make not just a decent broccoli cheese soup, but a really good version. It had to be thick and creamy – perfect for dunking warm bread – with a light taste of [...]

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Asparagus Tart

by Sara on May 9, 2011

asparagus tart

This tart is the perfect weeknight dinner during the spring. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s relatively inexpensive, courtesy of one of my favorite seasonal vegetables. (The cleanup is also ridiculously fast and easy, always a winner in my book.) When the first local asparagus hits the stores, it’s all I can do to not [...]

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