Concord Grape Pie

Two summers ago was the first time I baked and tasted grape pie.  I followed a recipe in the Sept. 2008 issue of Bonappetit  to make use of the Concord grapes that grow in my backyard.   Click here for the recipe: I’m lucky to have my own supply of Concord grapes, since they aren’t so popular in supermarkets.   The pie recipe […]

Peach Cobbler

Peaches have been plentiful, so I’ve mostly been eating whole peaches as a snack.  However, I’ve also topped my pancakes with them, stirred them into my vanilla yogurt, mixed them into my pesto pasta salads, and added them to my turkey burgers!  Now, here’s my recipe for a not-too-sweet Peach Cobbler.  It’s a great warm dessert made even more […]

A Taste of Christmas in July

Every Christmas, I look forward to my Aunt Natalie’s cucciddata, which are Sicilian fig-filled cookies.  This month, I jumped at the opportunity to use up the fig preserves that my family had saved from last summer.  I decided to develop a gluten-free fig treat that retains the traditional flavors (almond, honey, orange, and fig) of […]