Strawberry Basil Sour Cream Gelato

Strawberry Basil Sour Cream Gelato | LunaCafe

Strawberries and fresh basil are overflowing Portland farmers markets. Gelato time! Portland, Oregon is ice cream and gelato country. No matter which direction I set out on my walk each day from Northwest PDX, I pass at least one ice cream or gelato shop along the way. The challenge is ...

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Rhubarb Orange-Rosemary Croissant Pudding | LunaCafe

Rhubarb Orange-Rosemary Croissant Pudding

This dreamy, lighter-than-light bread pudding layers toasted croissants, orange marmalade, fresh rosemary, and macerated rhubarb. Have you ever found yourself on the opposite side of a food craze that everyone ...

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Fresh Pitcher of Blueberry Lavender Limeade with Triple Lemon Cookies

Blueberry Lavender Limeade

After I created Fresh Blueberry Lime Sauce earlier this summer, I devoted myself to spooning it over Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and Fireweed Honey Panna Cotta, drizzling it over Blueberry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake ...

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Sweet Carrot Soup with Umami Pesto

Sweet Carrot Bisque with Umami Pesto

When I was a wee bonnie lass, I tolerated raw carrots, but cooked carrots were the kiss of death to my usually robust appetite. In fact, since MauiJim shares my aversion, I began to experiment tenuously with ...

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Kicky Tomato Strawberry Gazpacho | LunaCafe

Kicky Tomato Strawberry Gazpacho

A sweet, tangy, spicy variation on the more traditional tomato gazpacho, this cold soup makes an excellent first course for hot summer evenings. If you've been following along this summer, you know I'm ...

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Spicy Pickled Rhubarb | LunaCafe

Spicy Pickled Rhubarb

Spicy, sweet-tart, pickled rhubarb, infused with the flavors and aromas of juniper, allspice, coriander, bay leaf, and star anise. I’m on a rhubarb kick. The pucker inducing vegetable-cum-fruit hit Portland ...

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Toast, Cream Cheese and Rhubarb, Tangelo & Cardamom Marmellata

Rhubarb, Tangelo & Cardamom Marmellata

Early spring rhubarb, tangelo and cardamom meld in this lovely, soft-set Italian marmalade. Last week, looking over the dessert menu at Cantinetta in Seattle (@Cantinetta_Sea on Twitter), I came upon something ...

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