July 2010

Lemon Lemon Lemon Loaf

Lemon Lemon Lemon Loaf

This delectable lemon lover's loaf is inspired by teatime and European desserts, as well as the Queen of England's cousin's housekeeper's excellent lemon pound cake.

Story and Recipe: Lemon Lemon Lemon Loaf

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Little strawberry meringue tarts

Little strawberry meringue tarts

Strawberries are transformed in a delicious jam, then encased in brown sugar pastry and topped with meringue... Delicious!

Triple Chocolate Cookies with Cherries

Triple Chocolate Cookies with Cherries

from Bonbini!

When I saw these cookies, I just about melted like the dark decadence that's glistening with chocolaty bliss in this photo - ahhhhh. Besides a healthy dose of dark chocolate, these treats also boast almond flour and cherries soaked in Kirsch - YUM!

Recipe: Triple Chocolate Cookies

Multigrain Honey Almond Quick Loaf

Multi Grain Honey Almond Loaf

I love the sound of this hearty quick bread made with almond, buckwheat, quinoa, and oats (it can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats). The other thing I love about this healthy loaf is that it can be thrown together in about an hour! 

Recipe: Multi Grain Honey Almond Loaf

Asparagus and Caramelized Leek Bread Pudding

Asparagus and Caramelized Leek Bread Pudding

from Dana Treat

Here's a great way use up all that extra French bread, a wonderful way to enjoy fresh asparagus and leeks, and a delicious way to serve 6-8 folks a light summer brunch.

Recipe: Asparagus and Caramelized Leek Bread Pudding

Peach Beet Muffins

Peach Beet Muffins

Still need proof that vegan and/or healthy goodies doesn't have to mean unpalatable baddies? Have a look at these summery treats and be convinced all over again.

Recipe: Peach Beet Muffins

Spanish Pizza

Spanish Pizza

Tomorrow, Spain and The Netherlands are playing the final game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and here in Mexico it's a big deal. Zenchef bakes another stellar pizza using a combination of exquisite Spanish ingredients. Can you guess who we're rooting for? ;)

Recipe: Pizza with Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, Caramelized Sweet Onions & Aged Manchego

Here's hoping Paul the Octopus is right again!

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Homemade Seed Crackers

Homemade Seed Crackers

from two spoons

I highly recommend baking your own crackers, as fresh crisp crackers made with your choice of ingredients (and love!) are incomparable to the store-bought variety. I love this recipe for healthy little crackers made with whole grain flour, black sesame seeds, and whatever other seeds you fancy.

Recipe: Seedy crackers

These can be made vegan too. :)

Spanish Pear Tarts

Spanish Pear Tarts

A lovely use for fresh seasonal pears. These individual tarts are exquisitely flavored with lemon zest, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and sherry. They feature a mascarpone filling, and almond pastry. ¡A mí me gusta mucho!

Recipe: Poached pear tart

Red Currant Cornmeal Tart

Red Currant Cornmeal Tart

A vibrant fresh summer treat with tart red currants picked from the garden and a toothsome cornmeal shortbread crust flavored with orange zest and anise. This lovely seasonal tart happens to be egg-free, dairy-free, and vegan too.

Recipe: Red Currant Cornmeal Tart