Category Archives: Cakes

Variations on the theme of cakes

Stonefruit Almond Cake

Plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and berries. With frequent visitor both planned and spontaneous, plus picnics and BBQs with friends, seasonal desserts  featuring fresh local fruit are a great treat – just add ice cream. And as evenings are getting cooler … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Lemon Cake

  An upside down skillet cake made with yogurt This upside down cake combines the sticky, crunchiness of a sugar-glaze with  cornmeal and lemon made extra moist with yogurt.  The intensity of citrus can be enhanced with lemon extract. Without … Continue reading

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Strawberry Layer Cake

Easter is here and May day is next week. Strawberry season is just about a month away. It’s time to finish up the 2010 strawberry jam in the pantry and make room for the new jam jars. I spent the … Continue reading

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Build me up buttercup

March flew by with a crazy schedule as I was preparing for the Greenwich Training for Transition weekend. 32 people came to the village to immerse themselves in the Transition model for building community resilience and reducing the carbon footprint. … Continue reading

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Dreaming of sour cherry picking time

When I started thinking about Greenwich Meal Time, I intended to write about local food sources – growing in my own garden, buying at farmer’s markets, foraging in the wild, and visits to area farms. When I finally started posting … Continue reading

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Chocolate red wine cake

With guests coming and a big community potluck scheduled for this weekend, I’m thinking about easy to make cakes. A dense, rich cake in a bundt pan with a sticky glaze works well for a larger group. I made the … Continue reading

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Cardamom futures

Cardamom is a pungent and astringent spice used primarily in Indian recipes and spice blends, in Scandinavian sweets, and in Arab countries, where green pods are ground with coffee. It is common in Indian cooking and pairs well with simple … Continue reading

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