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Showing posts from February, 2022

raspberry meyer lemon cheesecake bar cookies for valentines day

Raspberries and Meyer lemons showing up together here in a cheesecake bar cookie have this thing; it's a lively, tangy, bright and tasty flavor thing, I'm all about loving it and so will you. I love valentines ❤️  day.  The cards, gifts, treats, special dinners with your sweetheart, what's not to like? I made my raspberry Meyer lemon cheesecake bars to celebrate valentines ♥️  day yesterday so they would have an overnight in the fridge to firm up before cutting into bars, I still had trouble and they came out a bit messy, oh well.  They taste great anyway and I will make them again during our official raspberry season which comes earlier every year, not sure that's a good thing.  However, we are smack dab in the middle of lemon season and that feels normal and good.  My tree as well as all my neighbors who are lucky enough to have lemon 🍋  trees are all experiencing a huge lemon 🍋 crop.  I think lemon tart is my next baking project, meanwhile I'm enjoying 🍋  juic

goat cheese, fig and walnut apéro cake

  We're planning a trip to France 🇫🇷  this summer and of course I'm already thinking about the restaurants we will try and the meals, including apéro that we will be enjoying during our visit.  My husband and I are  going to the wedding of a dear friend in the South of France, in Antibes to be precise.  We are staying by the outdoor market which is wonderful, I visited the market a few years ago.  We will be surrounded by bakeries and cheese shops as well as assorted take away food emporiums.  Of course I had to take a small apartment in the middle of the old town which has many outdoor places to sip Rosé🍷  while nibbling on appetizers or apéro as they say in France, which sounds delightful.   I made this savory quick bread or cake inspired by Dorie Greenspan from The NY Times, so we could practice apéro -savoring small bites of thick sliced bread with glasses of crisp cold white wine- before dinner at home in Northern California before our trip this summer to the south of F