Dessert

We Call it Dessert, and it's Perfect for Summer!

A Delicious, Rich, Summery Treat I love to make this Danish dessert whenever we have guests come to dinner because it is different from anything they have ever had. We always make a game of having them guess the main ingredient, and they can never figure it out. It’s simple to make and so delightful …

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A Danish Taste of Summer! Jordbær Grød

The Fields are Bursting with Berries! This Danish Strawberry Porridge is one of the first Danish recipes that I tasted when I met the Lassen family. Simple and tasty, it takes advantage of the beautiful fresh berries we have in California. It makes a wonderful stand-alone dessert (served with cream or coconut cream), but can …

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Apples–The Fruit That Can Do Everything!

We’re Coming Up Galas at Lassen’s!   The Gala apples are gorgeous and so delicious!  I love the crispy snap of Galas, and the taste has just enough tart and just enough sweet.  A friend of mine recently used Gala apples, sliced thin, in a turkey sandwich!  Great idea! Yesterday I took advantage of the …

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Focus on Local–Freezer Monkey Gourmet Frozen Treats

These Are Not Your Average Frozen Treats!  They are Gourmet!   Meet Tiffany! Tiffany grew up in Santa Barbara, and has always loved this area.  She went to art school in New York, but eventually ended up in San Francisco, where she found her true calling in culinary school.  She worked in restaurants for over …

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Gorgeous Plums–You Can Do More Than Just Eat Them Plain!

A-Meen-O-Mum (I Want a Plum!) That’s what one of my toddlers said when he wanted to have a plum.  Plums have long been a favorite at our house.  I like the varieties with tart skins and sweet flesh the most.  Peter likes the black plums best. But whatever the variety, when they are in season …

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Focus on Local–Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches–Yum!

This is Not Your Average Ice Cream Sandwich from a Truck!   Yes.  I took a bite.  Oh. My.  It had fresh mint leaves!  No artificial flavoring here! If you have that sweet summer memory of hearing the ice cream truck coming up your street like I do, you can imagine my excitement as I visited …

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Raw & Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

A decadent dessert that’s good for you? Whaaaa…? Our Sample Captain Stephanie strikes again! We’ve come to expect nothing but the best from this gal!   And with the spring season so close at hand, this creation couldn’t have happened soon enough! Lo and behold…  Raw & Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake     You’ll Need: Crust 1 …

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