Yummy Supper : Pan-Fried Butterfish

I love Monterey Fish Market, near my house in North Berkeley. The folks who work there are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, the fish and shellfish are always fresh and inviting, and…

Blackberry Scones with Orange Zest (gluten-free)

My boy Otis was on his first baseball team this year – the Fighting Phillies – and amazingly they ended up in the championship game. Most of the season the…

Penne with Creamy Vodka Tomato Sauce

parsley blossoms As you have probably noticed, I am a huge fan of Patricia Wells and her recipes. I am still dreaming of her cherry almond tart that I baked…

Strawberries with Homemade Crème Fraîche and Brown Sugar

This dessert brings back such memories: living in the foothills of the Sierra’s; the dry heat of summer; picking fresh ripe strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries from our lush organic garden.…

Yummy Supper : Homemade Crème Fraîche

For ages my mother-in-law has been urging me to make my own crème fraîche. She is right – it is so easy! Now there is no excuse for me to…

Italian Roasted Asparagus and Beets with Garlic-Bean Crostini

When I started Yummy Summer nearly a year ago, I wanted to create a place for sharing recipes. One of the most common conversations I have with friends and family…

Yummy Supper : Cherry Almond Tart

Soft cherries with kirsch and custard in a buttery almond cookie crust… can you resist? Patricia Wells is a cooking goddess. Every time I cook one of her recipes, I’m…

Yummy Supper : David Tanis’ Spinach Cake

We have been eating less and less meat around here. I am pretty tired of chicken and there are so many environmental issues with fish and beef that moving away…