Sweet Corn Risotto with Parmesan, Basil and Bacon


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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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Late Summer’s Harvest – Homemade Tomato Jam

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With a hearty welcome of not only the Autumn season, we gladly embrace the idea of the season and the month of October.

Southern Californians don’t really get to enjoy this change of season for quite some time, if at all. For example, our first week of October opens with severe weather alerts and the dreaded Santa Ana conditions that has scarred many of us due to experiences and memories of wildfires. So, you see, the change of season is really a state of mind if you live in this part of the country.

One thing that is for sure…the last of my garden’s late summer tomato harvest has been all used up in this gorgeous, deep red tomato jam!

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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!

Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

This is a great recipe – producing a moist, no-nonsense quick bread, without the need for mixers and such. Bake it up early in the morning or in the evening when it gets cooler during the hot summer months.