Passion Fruit Lime Bavarian

Passion Fruit Lime Bavarian. Olive Oil Chiffon Cake Soaked with Lime Syrup, Filled with Passion Fruit Bavarian Cream, Topped with Whipped Cream. A rich yet light layer cake. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious www.blossomtostem.net

We’re in the middle of a good old fashioned spring thunder storm. The kind where the rain pelts the windows, the sky stays relentlessly gray, and the day is punctuated with loud claps of thunder. This is the first heavy rain we’ve had since we got our new dog, and, amazingly, she is not currently […]

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March Favorites

Lake Michigan from Foster Beach in Chicago, March 2015 From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious www.blossomtostem.net

I wanted to get as far as my proto-dream-house, my crypto-dream-house, that crooked box set up on pilings, shingled green, a sort of artichoke of a house, but greener (boiled with bicarbonate of soda?), protected from spring tides by a palisade of–are they railroad ties? (Many things about this place are dubious.) I’d like to […]

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Trompe L’Oeil Eggs and Toast

Trompe L'Oeil Eggs and Toast. Lemon pudding "eggs" with lemon curd yolks and fennel seed cake "toasts". From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious www.blossomtostem.net

For a number of years in my late twenties and early thirties, Dan and I and a group of friends took turns hosting fortnightly dinner parties where we cooked a meal and played board games and enjoyed each other’s company. (We also passed around an infamous set of poorly made, tangled chimes that had originally […]

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