This Year at the PMA Fresh Summit with Team Fresh Summit

2014 PMA Fresh Summit - Watermelon Carving

Last weekend I enjoyed the opportunity of attending the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit in sunny Anaheim, California. Brought together as a Team, Casey of Kitchen PLAY organized a group of 12 bloggers with All-Access passes to this industry-wide event.

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Sweet Corn Risotto with Parmesan, Basil and Bacon


Sweet corn risotto with parmesan, basil and bacon recipe  | TeenieCakes.com

As a side or main dish, there’s nothing quite like a meal that includes a serving of creamy rich Risotto with good, seasonal ingredients!

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Fig Ice Cream with Black Mission Fig Compote


Fig Ice Cream with Black Mission Fig Compote recipe

I almost let this summer’s garden fig harvest end without trying this ice cream. If you like ice cream…if you like fresh figs…you have to try this ice cream! Even if you’ve never tasted a fresh fig, but you like ice cream…you have to try this ice cream! This ice cream is what I’ve been up to with the last of my edible garden’s figs.

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Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gelato - Ice Cream recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Olive Oil Gelato

It’s sweet, light and creamy with a hint of…is it floral? Challenging to describe but I enjoyed the novelty of it AND that it uses my very favorite cooking and baking oil…in an ice cream!

summer’s tomato harvest- edible gardening | TeenieCakes.com

Food In Focus: Summer’s Figs and Tomatoes Harvest

This is part of my “edible garden” category on the Teenie Cakes photography journal. A few captures from last year’s harvest that I never shared and these images never saw the light of day again after they were downloaded. Some thoughts and photographer notes…

Strawberry and Apricot Crisp with Pine-Nut Crumble recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Strawberry and Apricot Crisp with Pine-Nut Crumble

Seasonal summer fruits, fresh strawberries and apricots, are paired together in this classic crisp fruit dessert. One of the gems to this recipe is the use of pine nuts in the crumble topping!

Guava Jam and Cream Cheese Pastries (pastelito de guayaba) recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Rustic Guava Jam and Cream Cheese Pastries (pastelito de guayaba)

Inside that buttery and flaky pastry is a smear of cream cheese, a dollop (your preference as to how much) of guava jam/jelly and a sprinkle of freshly grated lemon zest to balance out the flavors!

Ramen Noodle Salad Topping with Almonds & Sunflower Seeds recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Ramen Noodle Salad Topping with Almonds & Sunflower Seeds

There’s not many ingredients in this topping, but the combination of the baked noodles with the almonds and seeds is subtle but tasty. It’s not only great on salads, I love snacking on it and have to find the will to stop picking-out out the baked noodles and enjoying them as nibbles.

Roasted Red Grapes Crostinis with Ricotta & Thyme recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Roasted Red Grapes Crostinis with Ricotta, Pine Nuts & Thyme

These crostinis are toasted with the lightness of extra virgin olive oil and then smeared with a dollop of soft and creamy ricotta cheese. Nestled on top of that ricotta are a couple of sweet red grapes and buttery delicate flavors from toasted pine nuts. It’s good eats with a glass of a crisp white wine!