Cooking is one thing that I enjoy doing. I feel delighted when I make good food. It is a pleasure living in Northern California where fresh, local, natural ingredients are abundant. I have a garden I adore and feel proud when I cook and eat the veggies I grow.
Every Thursday my friend Cindy who is also our photographer for Pineapple Seed and *emera bags and I partner up and cook a meal together. I adore her photography and she is one of my best friends. We cook from our favorite recipes and recipes that we've learned from our families.
A lot of the recipes I cook are from scratch. I like to know where my food comes from and how it became what it is. Cindy likes simple recipes with few ingredients and steps. But what we both share is a love of using natural or organic, meats, fruits and veggies that are in season.
Since you can find stone fruits everywhere this summer we made Warm Stone Fruit with Honey. A recipe from Donna Hay. We served the fruit with Honey Lavender ice cream (from Bi-Rite) on the side. It was super easy to make and perfect for when you're having friends over and need a quick dessert. .
Please check out Cindy's blog post on our Cherry Pie Thursday. You will be treated to loads of beautiful photos.