Posts Tagged ‘vanilla’


Minneapolis is looking an awful lot like Seattle this year. We’ve had 17 days of sun since April 1st. The rest of the days have been cloudy or rainy, heavy on the rain. My rhubarb could not be happier. The leaves are gigantic, the stalks, prolific. Read more ›

Buttermilk Vanilla Panna Cotta

In December I had the opportunity to host a lovely dinner party as well as cook a birthday celebration dinner for my mother.  For both dinners I wanted a jewel of a dessert that was small, yet luscious and satisfying.  Panna cotta was my choice for both settings, but I changed up the fruit component and presentation.  I had never made panna cotta before, but I’ve eaten it plenty.  I never realized how easy it was to make at home.  Read more ›

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