Peach Raspberry Pie

At the height of summer the farmers market is full of stone fruit and berries. Delicious as is, but pie was made for seasonal fruit. I went to a pool party back in July and decided to make a lattice pie using fruit I picked up at a local farm. Sweet peaches and tart raspberries…

Watermelon Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite foods; carbs and cheese are my love language. However, I have been a bit more mindful about my indulgences and decided to try fruit pizza. Watermelon is synonymous with summer and it’s the perfect treat for Independence Day. Melon is refreshing and juicy and makes a great base for…

4th of July Tablescape & Blueberry Caprese Salad

Summer is in full swing; the air is hot and humid and the days are long and full of activity. Although the heat can be rather intense, this week we celebrate Independence Day. The perfect occasion to gather with friends and family and spend time outdoors-eating, playing lawn games and watching fireworks. I met up…

Strawberry Cake

Virginia had an incredibly rainy spring season and because of this, I never got to pick local strawberries. As I type, we are one day into summer and the rain is still coming down. Currently, this area is under a flood warning and I’m about to invest in a houseboat. I’m so ready for some…

Meyer Lemonade with Thyme

I’m currently on Spring break and waiting for warm temperatures to arrive. In the meantime, I made a refreshing lemonade to brighten up the grey days. Meyer lemons are only around for a short time, so I stocked up. They are a little less acidic than a regular lemon and definitely sweeter in taste. I…

Meyer Lemon Tart

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Tart and bright, it brings so much to any dish. Citrus is in season and to beat the winter doldrums, I made a tart. My grocery store is loaded with bags of Meyer lemons. A Meyer lemon is thought to be a cross between a mandarin orange and…

Carrot Apple Juice

Happy New Year! I took a little time off to spend winter break with my family and unplug a bit. Sometimes you just need to slow down and enjoy each moment for what it’s worth. Do you make resolutions at the start of the year? I like to make a list of goals. It helps…

Frozen Grapes

When I’m not drinking coffee, I’m probably sipping on a glass of wine. Since I can’t indulge everyday, I have to have a few nutritious options at the ready. Enter frozen grapes…almost like wine. These bad boys require little effort and make for a healthy snack. The addition of cinnamon makes them a bit festive….

Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

I think any time is right for pie, but Thanksgiving is the quintessential occasion for it. There is something comforting about pie- perhaps it’s the time and effort poured in. You can imagine the work it took to create such a fine dessert. Fall produce are abundant and I thought apple and cranberry would pair…

Pear + Cranberry GaletteĀ 

Fresh pie is one of the greatest treats out there. It utilizes seasonal fruits and when you make a rustic crust, it comes together quickly and looks like a show stopper. You can opt to make your own crust or purchase premade. I do whatever’s convenient in the moment.  The sweet pears combine with the…