Heirloom Cottage Cheese Pie

"This is the worst pie I've ever tasted."  -my Dad. How's that for an enticement?  Do keep in mind that my Dad said this after eating a bite of my mother's pumpkin pie which is always sublime, and keep in mind that my Dad is a little bit set in his ways.  I'm thinking if... Continue Reading →

Florentine Cookies

Greetings from Dana Point, CA where my husband and I are enjoying a sort of second honeymoon of sorts thanks to the graciousness of my parents.  It's the best Christmas gift ever!  As we speak I am sitting by the fire, watching early morning surfers tackle some low surf, and digesting a breakfast of fried... Continue Reading →

Mostly Cranberry Pie

I can't seem to get off the pie wagon, I'm having too much fun.  This pie was inspired by this holiday's fruit darling, the cranberry.Yes, it is Thanksgiving time again, when cranberries come out, but mostly in sauce to accompany turkey.  I am not much of a turkey fan except for the skin (if it's... Continue Reading →

All Carrot Meal

Here's a meal where you'll get more than your adequate RDA for Vitamin A:  Roasted Carrot Grilled Cheese, Carrot Top Soup, and Roasted Carrot Cake for dessert. I realize this meal is a little over the top and odd, but it wouldn't be a birgerbird post without being off kilter in one way or another,... Continue Reading →

Apple Chat

Inside this flaky crust is a 500 year old heirloom french apple called Calville Blanc d' Hiver which is grown nearby in Paso Robles, CA at Windrose Farms and available at my local farmers market for a few short weeks in the fall. It was grown on the Monticello estate of Thomas Jefferson in the 1700’s and... Continue Reading →

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