Cinnamon Candy Apples

The first Halloween costume I can recall wearing was a scarecrow. My mother worked hard on it, using some of my dad’s worn garments, an old broom stick, and hay she found on the cheap somewhere. The long sleeves and pant legs, drooped on my kindergarten-aged frame, but once the broom stick was inserted through […]

Lavender-Lemon Pound Cake

This recipe produces a classic pound cake crumb with its buttery structure, but it’s the interplay between the lavender and the lemon that decidedly takes the spotlight. Of Earthen Delights & Buried Treasure On a Saturday morning a few weeks ago, my son and I set out to visit the Sunrise Farmer’s Market. It was […]

Strawberry Kiss Cake

  I used to marvel at them, the shiny plastic-covered rows of tilled soil awaiting a fresh planting. You could hardly miss them as your car jetted south on the 5 or 405. If you fixed your gaze a certain way, the passing symmetrical rows would appear as though they were in motion while you […]