What I’m Reading: Clean Slate Cookbook – Detox Strawberry, Grapefruit, & Ginger-Apple Smoothie

Strawberry, Grapefruit, & Ginger-Apple Smoothie recipe - Clean Slate Cookbook

With only a mere 77 calories a serving, how can you go wrong with this detox Strawberry, Grapefruit, & Ginger-Apple smoothie?

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What I’m Making – Dark Tales of Macaron Troubleshooting


Macaron Troubleshooting - Cristina A-Moore Photography

Is it possible to absolutely lose your macaron mojo. I wouldn’t have believed it. But its happened. It’s happening to me and I’ve been working on getting it back!

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Chewy Honey-Nut & Fruit Granola Bars


Chewy Honey-Nut & Fruit Granola Bars recipe

Using familiar ingredients from the Maple, Honey Nuts & Fruit Granola prior post, I’ve worked up these chewy honey-nut & fruit granola bars. Some of the texture comes from the unsweetened puffed wheat cereal and there’s a little chocolatey surprise…

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Sugared Pepitas (Sugared Pumpkin Seeds) recipe

7 Ways with Sugared Pepitas (candied pumpkin seeds)

For your baked goods, savory treats or for snacking, this is a quick and easy staple to whip up when pumpkin seeds are available.

Autumn Gourds photography

Autumn Gourds and Practice Photo Shoots

These colorful squash or gourd images weren’t really meant to see the light of day (or for a post on TC), but then I thought…why not?

Autumn's Ever Visual and Edible Garden - Ginkgo

Autumn’s Ever Visual and Edible Garden…

Transformation of our Southern California garden from summer to fall, and fall to winter.

Nature's Edible Art - The Autumn Pear Cristina A-Moore Photography

Nature’s Edible Art – The Autumn Pear

“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.” How to determine when a pear is ready to pick.

baked sweet potatoes with dressing, bacon and feta cheese

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Dressing, Bacon and Feta Cheese

Why not serve something that’s both delicious and loaded with health benefits? Loaded Sweet Potatoes…

Red and Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto recipe

Fall In Love with Grapes – Red & Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Call this a loaded focaccia! Thinner crusted with cornmeal and fragrant rosemary, I’ve bejeweled this rustic bread with both red and black California grapes. The sweetness of the grapes paired with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese makes this more than just a small plate or appetizer.