spring

Lemon Lemon Loaf

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Lemon Lemon Loaf from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.

Rhubarb and Vanilla Crumble

Rhubarb and vanilla crumble

A comforting, delicious dessert for cold days. [editor's note: also makes for a great breakfast :)] 

Recipe: Rhubarb and vanilla crumble

Two Melon Mousse

Two Melon Mousse

This is a colourful dessert which is the perfect light & fruity end to a meal - watermelon and honeydew mousse topped off with fresh melon balls. Aren't melon balls so wonderfully retro?

Recipe: Two Melon Mousse

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

La Fuji Mama bakes this fresh, light and lovely Japanese-style strawberry shortcake using her friend's favorite recipe. Perfect for summer, it's like a beautiful slice of strawberry heaven!

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

Savory Puff Pastry Shells with Quinoa and Asparagus

Savory Puff Pastry Shells with Quinoa and Asparagus

I know it's gonna be a shocker, but this sweet-toothed baker occasionally eats savory stuff too. (Not that anyone should care, really.)

Puff the magic pastry looks absolutely mouthwatering here in a magnificent shell-form made even better with the addition of not only asparagus, but quinoa too. As Ina Garten would say, how bad could that be?

Not bad at all, Ina, not bad at all. In fact, most excellent would be a better way to describe it.

Recipe: Savory Puff Pastry Shells with Quinoa and Asparagus

Lovely Natural Strawberry Tart

Lovely Natural Strawberry Tart

Once again the Blue Ridge Baker delights me with her fantastic baking styles. This simple and beautiful tart is made with fresh strawberries, natural palm sugar - and lots of love!

Recipe: La Palette's Strawberry Tart

Caramelized Onion & Spinach Olive Oil Quick Bread

Caramelized Onion & Spinach Olive Oil Quick Bread

Canadian foodie Cookin' Canuck ruminates on a late spring up North where she lives, and makes the most of it by baking this savory Mediterranean-style quick bread with fresh spring spinach, caramelized onions, feta and a generous amount of delicious olive oil.

Recipe: Caramelized Onion & Spinach Olive Oil Quick Bread

Fresh Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Fresh Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

from Kitchenist

Bring on the fresh spring and summer berries! Ele adapted a blackberry tart from Jamie Oliver to make this simple and lovely not-too-sweet strawberry mascarpone tart. Yummy!

Recipe: Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Cherry Blossom Cookies

Cherry Blossom Cookies

from eye candy

Pretty little cherry blossom shaped cookies that are flavorful and naturally pink - perfect for a sunny afternoon tea party. Jojo of Eye Candy shows us step-by-step how to make these berry-licious cookies.

Recipe: Cherry Blossom Cookies with Strawberry Yoghurt Flavour