I have learned a lot about egg custards since yesterday morning. It’s been rainy in PA, so I’ve been in the kitchen rather than out in the field. My pal Leda makes a gorgeous pineapple weed flan, but I opted for custard because: 1) flan scares me (I have since confronted that fear, but that’s another post); 2) I wanted to use pineapple weed syrup as a topping, instead of caramel sauce; and 3) I had milk in the house but no cream. This silky smooth, pineapple weed custard makes a perfect summer dessert: Read more
I will never waste your time with garnish.
Yes, garnish is pretty, but if it doesn’t contribute something more, like flavor, scent, or surprise, it’s not worth my time. Or yours. Read more
Most people think of flowers as the mere precursors to fruit, not to be celebrated except for their beauty and scent.
Not true! Read more
What can I say about this silky, golden liqueur? That it tastes like summer? That it’s easily made from a common weed that grows from the Arctic Circle to Baja California? That mixed with prossecco it’s the perfect summer aperitif, and poured straight over a single ice cube it’s delicious enough to be dessert? All of these things are true about pineapple weed liqueur. Read more
Nobody plants pineapple weed. I’ve never seen seeds for sale. But it’s a welcome sight and smell wherever it crops up, and it crops up everywhere. It grows from north of the Arctic Circle, all the way down to southern California, and across almost the entire country. Read more