Viennese Coffee Cake–A is for Austria

I have decided to take you on a brief trip down memory lane to Austria after this text exchange with my two sisters last week: N – I must admit, I really do miss not having taken a real vacation this year… Ah, well, maybe next year. L –  We keep looking at the Viking cruise …

Mango Pineapple Hammock Island Salsa

  A few weeks ago I put this teaser photo on our Hammock Homemade Facebook Group page.  Of course, the chips were particularly intriguing for their cheerful colors.  However, it was the mango pineapple salsa that I had just created that was my inspiration. I used to whip up fresh salsas when we were in …

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Meyer Lemon Love

My love for Meyer lemons was not instantaneous. In fact, other than seeing them in Hammock yards, I wasn’t impressed. As they were so abundant, my only thought was that they must be like a weed tree since no one seemed to be picking them. Each year I would receive a small bag from a …

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Key West Krawl

It may have been Carl Hiassen, or if not then another Florida writer, who wrote something like: “People come to Florida to reinvent themselves–people from Florida go to Key West.” Key West is definitely one of our happy places. It never fails that we discover something new each time we visit. Perhaps we are not …

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Calico Scallop Cookies

If you think you have seen these before on my blog, you are right! I brightened them up with 12 drops of red food color to resemble my favorite Calico Scallop seashell. My original recipe can be found at Cookie Stamps of Approval I have loved the Calico Scallop since I found a pendant in a St Augustine …

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How about a Honeybell Biscotti, Honey?

After a successful whirlwind week of showing properties to my sister and brother-in-law, I am ready to unwind with a little baking. My freezer is also saying “yes, please” as we managed to get through the fruitcake scones, potato scones, cherry scones and the sourdough English muffins. Oh, and the anis cookies, pfeffernusse, almond bars …