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.

Tostones With Hibiscus Lemon Puree

This is a very simple preparation that can act as breakfast, afternoon tea treat, or dessert. As you may remember we have a hibiscus plant in our front yard and although we have lived in this house for 5 years, it was not until March of this year that I picked or cooked with any of its flowers. Already this year I have made…

Tahini Date Caramel

I have an acquaintance from college who ended up, after college, moving into a house about 100 yards from the house I grew up in.  She moved into the notorious “banana tree house” that all of us neighbors secretly wanted to tear down because of the wildly overgrown banana forest in the front yard.  Anarchistic and unkempt looking, it didn’t jive with the otherwise…