It Curdn't Be Easier!

I told my friend Lisa that I was making lemon curd today, and asked if she liked it.


It's a Sign

Sometimes I randomly buy something at the farmers market simply because it looks so good that I can't resist it. It gets more random when I get home to find a recipe from one of my favorite bloggers calling for that specific ingredient. For me, it’s a sign.


A Time to Grill, A Time to Chill

Summer is upon us. Minnesota? New England? Are you finally with us? Wow, did we feel for you this “spring”!


Time for a Cake Break

Egg whites. Lots of egg whites. In jars. In the fridge.


Your Privacy at Cocoa & Lavender

Hello, my friends,

As a truly valued subscriber to Cocoa & Lavender, I am writing - like many other food writers you follow - to let you know that I have published an updated privacy policy on Cocoa & Lavender to be complaint with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

This very important regulation is important for you, as it protects your data from being used in ways you don't want. It is being required in the European Union as of 25 May 2018, but I acknowledge and support this for all my readers around the world. My updated policy can be found in the section of Cocoa & Lavender called Your Privacy.

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Thank you for reading, and I hope you will continue to enjoy my life with good food.

To the kitchen!


It's a Miracle!

Recently, I made a no-churn ice cream using a recipe from my blogger friend, Jill. Jill is one of those whom Mark calls my “imaginary friends.” You know... the ones with whom one corresponds all the time but has never met.


When Too Much Really IS Too Much

I made it clear years ago, when I first bought Plenty by Ottolenghi, that I really liked his cooking style, and use of flavors. But there are times when I think he overdoes things.