Panna cotta with saffron & rose

It’s February in the Bay area, but it feels like Spring.  The plum trees are covered in fluffy pink and white blossoms.  I wanted a dessert to fit the season, and created this delicate version of the classic northern Italian dessert, Panna cotta.  Though usually flavored with vanilla, this version is infused with two different…

Currant Scones

Many years ago a dear friend and I set out on a trip around the world.  We quite literally circled the globe, heading west across the vast Pacific Ocean from California until we came full circle a couple months later.  Wherever we visited, one of the things I loved most was learning what people ate….

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

This tasty little treat is great to make when lemons are in full season.  And lucky for us, that happens to be in winter when a little afternoon tea and scone break with a friend may be just what the doctor ordered. You can use either a regular lemon, or a meyer lemon for this…