Category Fruit

Chocolate Chip & Walnut Banana Muffins

On Friday, there was a sign next to a plate of overripe¬†bananas that said, “For Banana Bread” on it. I wasn’t sure if it was a suggestion, or a claim, so I added my own post-it saying if someone was looking for offers that I could take care of it, and the original writer found […]

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Peach Pie

My friends and I were doing dinner and a movie one night, Parenthood, back during stone fruit season so I’m sorry this is super late, and I wanted to make a dessert that went with meatloaf. The hostess suggested a peach pie, so here we are. I decided to use the basic recipe I used […]

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Blueberry Pie

I needed a dessert recently when I headed over to a friend’s place for dinner. His wife was making fish tacos, and his 3-year old son declared that out all the pie flavors possible, blueberry sounded best. I couldn’t argue. I used the same crust¬†recipe I’d used for my quiche, and doubled the recipe to […]

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Sauteed Peaches

It’s summertime, and fortunately stone fruit is in season, because I saw an episode of Chopped where someone made sauteed peaches with brown sugar and butter, and I had to immediately make it myself! Since I was going to the store anyway, I grabbed some vanilla bean-flavored coconut milk ice cream. (I really do try […]

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Orange Custard Pie

Making this pie was also a direct result of my excessive orange purchase at the farmer’s market. I made this twice in that same week, because it’s that freaking good. Another thing to note is that aside from oranges, I’d also been on a Chinese Five Spice kick. (It’s reminiscent of apple or pumpkin pie […]

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Farmer’s Market Pie

So this pie is just a slight variation on the Orange-Scented Strawberry Pie I made for Easter. As the name indicates, it was inspired by my purchases at a local farmer’s market (the one in Studio City, for you locals). I went with a friend on Sunday a couple of weeks ago, and we picked […]

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Orange-scented Strawberry Pie

This really is the most accurate title for this pie, because Strawberry Orange seemed a bit over-exaggerated since I only used a bit of orange zest. The original intention had been to make a Strawberry Rhubarb pie, but I guess rhubarb isn’t in season since I could find it neither fresh nor frozen in 3 […]

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Traditional Charoset

So it’s Passover, and I’ve been remiss in posting recipes appropriate to this particular holiday. Specifically associated with the seder, charoset is actually a wonderful salsa of sorts that can be scooped up and eaten on matzah. While its purpose at the seder is to represent the mortar with which Jews built the bricks while […]

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Watermelon Granita

Do you know what one of the greatest things is about summer? If you answered watermelon, you are correct! (If you said the beach, ice cream, mojitos, or the smell of sunblock, you would also be correct in other circumstances.) I love watermelon, and I find it ridiculous to pay twice as much for a […]

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Easy as [Cool Whip] Pie!

Are you going to a barbecue or potluck this summer? Do you live someplace like Los Angeles where it’s too hot to even think about turning on your oven? Well Cool Whip Pie is definitely a recipe to keep on hand – you’ll memorize it after making it once – because it’s summery, light, and […]

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