Espresso Mascarpone Semifreddo

Rather than a little snack, Darcie and I have┬ádecided to up the ante a little and give you a real dessert today. This is taken directly from my recipe for roasted pears with espresso mascarpone cream; I had leftover cream, froze it, and realized it made an incredible semifreddo. Topping it with … Continue reading

Iiiice Creeeeeeam!

For various reasons there was no farmers' market for us this weekend, but we did eat our weight in ice cream sandwiches, so it wasn't a total wash. Who cares if the ice cream was store-bought? Just sandwich some Haagen-Dazs vanilla between homemade spicy molasses cookies and call it a … Continue reading

From the Market: Weeks 9 & 10

The word of the week was peaches. They're my favorite fruit-as-fruit (with tomatoes as my favorite fruit-as-vegetable), so I've been heading to the farmers' market even more eagerly on Saturday mornings than usual. The peaches have been spilling over, so apart from being eaten out of hand, … Continue reading

Ice cream!

We've had a weird spring-into-summer around here. It's easier to appreciate freakishly cool days now that we're nearing the end of July, but it was tough going for a couple of months, when the sun kept to itself and seasonal cooking seemed like a faintly-remembered dream. The dreary weather even … Continue reading