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Tropical Blues

Tropical Blues

It’s been a busy week, with a another new camp for my six-year-old son, and my family is a bit worn out. So while I made this parfait last night, my son had a hard time being patient. After I photographed it, he gobbled it up in about ten seconds. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

  Any meal is more nourishing when eaten with a friend. Yesterday I met one of my newest and finest outside Cornell University’s Human Ecology Building, where, along with the stunning architecture, we took in a beautiful view of the trees lining Beebe Lake. And we ate. And we talked. I barely noticed how delicious … Continue reading

Cherries!

Cherries!

My favorite thing about summer — and something I pine for during the rest of the year — is cherries. I can never get enough of them. For an easy, elegant dessert parfait, I had planned to simply layer red and yellow cherries in a glass. Because what could be better? But once I had procured the … Continue reading

S’more Parfait Please

S’more Parfait Please

Delicious Failure Because it’s Chocolate Friday and it’s summer (although, heck, any season is great for lighting marshmallows on fire), I give you the obligatory s’more parfait. However, since I’ve tried to make this thing look pretty — twice — and botched it — twice — I’m offering you two versions, each one less attractive than the other. … Continue reading

Strawberries, Cheddar, and Cukes

Strawberries, Cheddar, and Cukes

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Like peanut butter and jelly and baby elephants. Such is the case with this sweet-and-savory light lunchtime parfait. Chopped cucumber. Cheddar cheese cubes. Strawberries. In this case, regional, organic strawberries from Central New York. A drizzle of blackberry balsamic vinegar puts the whole thing over the edge. Serve … Continue reading