Very Berry Summer Pudding ~ I Tweaked It Just A Tad


The photo of a Very Berry Summer Pudding recipe in Southern Living magazine caught my eye. Squishy stacks of juicy fresh berries – how is this pudding? I grew up with Jell-o as my definition of “pudding,” followed by a few scratch successes like this Butterscotch Pudding. Time to try berry pudding, a gorgeous Southern […]

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Road Trip! U-Pick Strawberries in Carlsbad


Our home in Westwood is at the north-west end of LA.  Cousins Nancy and John graciously hosted a family potluck at their home in Del Mar (North San Diego). That’s about a 2+hour drive IF no traffic. But since there ALWAYS IS traffic, we brought a big ice chest to keep our dishes cold. The […]

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Strawberry Sour Cream Pie

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Strawberry Sour Cream Pie.  This pie was scrumdiddlyumptious. So much, in fact, that after Larry and I had our slices, I pawned the rest off on two neighbors’ households. It was TOO good and my fear was we’d eat it all. Larry wasn’t thrilled with this, scored one more slice, tucked it into the fridge […]

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Peppered Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar

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The year was maybe 1965.  My dad’s job involved transforming a Southern California strawberry farm into a housing development.  Families were invited to “pick all you want berries” on a festive day prior to plowing the field under. Our family of seven had a Country Squire Station Wagon.   With all the seats down and five […]

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Orange-Flavored Shortcakes with Strawberries and Cream


The article in the LA Times Food Section was long-winded, but I was committed to discovering if it was a good shortcake recipe: Orange-Flavored Shortcakes with Strawberries and Cream.  As a kid, I tasted two versions of shortcake.  One was made from Biscuick, which I don’t buy.  The other was technically the outside of a […]

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