Category Archives for Desserts

Eat Local, Seasonal, and Fresh

Have you heard of the locavore movement? A locavore is someone who eats foods grown locally whenever possible. An increasing number of people in the Western New York area and beyond are determined to rethink how the eat, beginning with where … Continue reading

20. January 2014 by Nina
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Don’t waste your CSA share: Sensible tips & satisfying recipes (Part I)

Originally published in Buffalo Spree magazine, May 2013 Consumers’ growing appetite for fresh, local, and seasonal food has helped make community supported agriculture (CSA) increasingly popular. Tens of thousands of families have joined the CSA movement, according to LocalHarvest, an … Continue reading

16. August 2013 by Nina
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Gluten-free Spiced Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

When I spotted summer’s first strawberries at Tony Weiss’ stand at the Elmwood-Bidwell farmers’ market, I squealed with delight, and proceeded to purchase two quarts along with a couple bunches of rhubarb. I was anxious to bake with my strawberries … Continue reading

08. June 2013 by Nina
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I didn’t eat rhubarb growing up and I’m not sure I knew what it was. In fact, my best friend’s grandma grew it in her garden when I was a teenager, and when she piled it high on her counter … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by Nina
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Raspberry-Almond Cupcakes

When searching for cupcakes to make for my friend Marianne’s engagement party, I called upon a memory of one of my favorite cupcakes from Zilly Rosen, from the now-closed, Zillycakes. I naturally gravitated to the delicious almond cupcake the first … Continue reading

13. April 2013 by Nina
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Pistachio and Raspberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

When I began searching for recipes to consider for dessert to be served at my friend’s baby shower, I came across a gem that I put aside to try: pistachio and raspberry cupcakes. Thank you, Martha Stewart. Which frosting to … Continue reading

01. February 2013 by Nina
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Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Cookies

When I came across a recipe on Pinterest for cookies with chai in the name, I was immediately intrigued. I pinned it and thought, “I’ll make those, but leave the orange colored kisses off.” Then I realized the kisses were … Continue reading

10. November 2012 by Nina
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