Dark Chocolate and Salted Pretzel Tart

Dark Chocolate and Salted Pretzel Tart {No-Bake} | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  There’s something about putting together a chocolate dessert that is so satisfying (lemon desserts, too, for that matter).  For Easter lunch with my family I was asked to bring something sweet.  A cake is what first came to mind but a few days before Easter I picked up my iPad and flipped through old […]

Europe 2012, Part 1: French Riviera (and an Apple-Chocolate Tart)

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  St. Jean Cap Ferrat was located on the other side of the peninsula, just another French Riviera town listed on the map when my husband and I decided to make Villefranche Sur Mer our base during a visit of the area two years ago.  We were happy to chance upon Villefranche while doing research […]

Fresh Blueberry Mini Tarts

Fresh Blueberry Mini Tarts

    Today was supposed to be a Silent Sunday post but I was too giddy with excitement about sharing this recipe to let it wait another day.  Besides, I plan to publish the first installment of my Local Spotlight series this week and it will be image-heavy so I thought you wouldn’t mind.  There’s […]

Banana Caramel Tart

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  This week’s post was not meant to be another dessert.  I had my heart set on grilling some pineapple slices for a salad I’ve been inspired to make but my plans were foiled.  I’m off my grocery-shopping game.  Over the last few weeks I’ve either walked away with someone else’s shopping cart or have […]

Apple-Banana Tart

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The title of this post should read Rustic Apple-Banana Tart.  The first word is my catchall term for all my less-than-photogenic baked goods.  My favorite sweet pastry crust never fails me; in fact, most of the time the recipe is not to blame. It’s this baker.  How could I go from marveling at my perfectly […]

Lemon Meringue Tartlets

Lemon Meringue Tartlet-2

Today is not just St. Patrick’s Day–it is also my blog’s anniversary.  Two years. Two years of sharing not just my adventures in the kitchen but bits and pieces outside of it, too.  Time flies when you’re having fun. Two years, 200 posts and a new home on the world wide web.  For once, I […]

Pastéis de Nata

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Thoughts of my visit to Portugal a few years ago always evoke warm feelings for the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of Lisbon, azure skies and equally blue waters of the Algarve coastline.  Also vivid in my mind are the cork oaks that stood proudly along the country roads.  The tree trunks were in various stages of […]

Strawberry-Frangipane Tart

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  As early/mid April to late June is the peak harvest time for strawberries here in northern California, the fruits–which are actually a member of the rose family–abound.  Strawberries belong to the Rosaceae family, as do apples, pears, quinces, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, blackberries and raspberries.  I’m not certain how accurate this is but the […]