Nectarine Pecan Buckle Cake

Nectarine Pecan Buckle Cake
Nectarine Pecan Buckle Cake

Watching geese* fly south for the winter, feeling temperatures decline, orange monarch butterflies fluttering by, and biting into a tasteless nectarine is Mother Nature announcing Fall’s arrival. Who knew the nectarines from the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share would be one of this summer’s last soulful sweet? Read more

The Niceness of Almond Poppy Seed Cake

Almond Poppy Seed Cake
Almond Poppy Seed Cake

Recently, the taste of raw almonds has become pleasurable. The crunchiness of nuts has always been enjoyed when mixed into a dish. A bag of raw mix nuts isn’t a nice treat. It was a return flight from Europe to New York that started the appreciation of almonds, although it was unknown at the time. My seat was next to a window. A lady seated next to me kindly asked if I could switch seats with her new husband, for he was sitting in the middle aisle, next to an Italian family with a young boy. That’s a big favor to ask when looking forward to seeing the welcoming skyline that defines home. Read more