Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tangerine-Grapefruit Marmalade with Mint

My friend Kirby is a pastry chef extraordinaire — her company Friandise Pastries recently came in second place in the Los Angeles Cupcake Challenge Best Overall category with an inspired candied sweet potato cupcake. Last week in the kitchen we … Continue reading

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California Orange Cake

Today I’m making a California orange cake to send to my brother and his wife in Missouri. It’s a fabulous cake made with a whole orange chopped in the food processor along with some raisins, and there’s buttermilk and cinnamon … Continue reading

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Gift Baskets

The Warner Bros. show “Southland” ordered our gift baskets this season — they’re presented as a thank-you after filming. This particular basket was delivered to Olympia Medical Center in L.A. and contained Spiced Cranberries, Sweet & Spicy Preserved Figs, Hot … Continue reading

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Hot & Sweet, this mustard can’t be beat!

Norbert Wabnig of The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills went crazy for this mustard back in 2009. They’ve stocked it ever since, and last year we worked together to create this snazzy, custom label just for them. Anyone who’s a … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd

The air is perfumed with orange and lemon and grapefruit blossoms and the trees are heavy with fruit — it’s definitely citrus time in Southern California. Lemon Curd is a refreshing addition to any spring dessert — it’s tart and … Continue reading

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Marmalade

Today we made Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Marmalade. Marmalade, we’ve found, likes lots of rest: after you shred the peel, after you cook it the first time, and after you do the final cooking with sugar and put it into jars. So … Continue reading

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