Summer Is On The Way, And So Is The Stone Fruit!

Nectarine Coffee Cake

May is almost through and Summer is so close! At the market this past weekend, I was caught by the pleasant aroma of some nectarines… stone fruit and summer, what a combination! I know it’s likely too early for the nectarines to be local, but I had to scoop them up! They proved to be as delicious as they were fragrant, and I became nostalgic for recipes that could put their sweet, delicious character on display. I was reminded of the first class I taught at the Fullerton Arboretum, where Jonathan Davis and I made a lovely coffee cake using plums. Continue reading “Summer Is On The Way, And So Is The Stone Fruit!”

More Fall Baking: Cardamom Cake with Poached Pears Recipe and Gallery

Pears of many varieties are coming into season, and to highlight them we chose to make this perfect and casual recipe for a quick cake scented with cardamom.  This recipe offers some really great opportunities for the home chef! Continue reading “More Fall Baking: Cardamom Cake with Poached Pears Recipe and Gallery”