Almond Joy

Frangipane is a luscious foil for the last, best gasp of the summer harvest, quick enough for a steamy August day and decadent (and impressive) enough to transition through the bittersweet (at least for me) season of fall.

Coming Up Short (Cakes)

My recent adventure with allspice-heavy pickled red onions has given me a new taste for the spicy berry. It is a natural with ginger and peaches, and a little unexpected in a summer dessert.

Pineapple Express

The Bahamian pineapple tart is tasty and tropical and very humble. I remember thinking it could be much more.