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Rhubarb Fool with Cardamom Cream

This is probably an odd pick of recipe from April Bloomfield’s beautiful cookbook, A Girl and Her Pig. The young British chef has made a name for herself cooking with animals and all forms of fat. Those recipes looked great,…

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Rhubarb and Raspberry Crostata

I’m not sure how rhubarb and strawberry became such a famous couple. For me, rhubarb and raspberry are the superior pairing. I know, I know- rhubarb and strawberries are the first “fruits” of spring and it makes sense that they…

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Rhubarb Mania

I think rhubarb is fantastic. Not only is it a harbinger of summer in the Midwest, it is so perfectly tart that I never grow tired of it. A couple of weekends ago, I bought about 4 pounds of rhubarb…

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Rhubarb Mania!

I’ve been a little MIA. I got knocked out with a flu (not swine) and haven’t cooked anything in over a week. Funny how quickly we can lose all interest in food.  The good news is that I am feeling…

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Spring Drinks

It has been a while since I wrote about a cocktail on these pages. What’s wrong with me? Am I avoiding the word mixology? This little beauty features rhubarb juice, a juice I didn’t know existed. At least I had…

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Gift Guide 2012

[This annual gift guide has become one of my favorite parts of Lottie + Doof. I really enjoy putting this together, and this year I had fun shooting all of these good things "on location" in our apartment. As always,…

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Oh, Snap!

These beauties were paired with the rhubarb fool and make a most excellent spoon for scooping up the cream and jam. Brandy snaps are another popular British sweet that doesn’t appear very often on American menus. They’re lovely and often…

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Maple Walnut Trifle

Whoa, 2011 was a pretty great year at Lottie + Doof! I just reviewed the recipes from this past year and impressed even myself. It may have been the best year for recipes yet, what with bagels, savory granola, and…

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Day 5: Mathew Rice + Gooey Butter Cookies

I first had one of Mathew Rice’s desserts at my friend David’s birthday party. The party was in the cozy downstairs of Nightwood, where Mathew is the pastry chef. Everything at Nightwood is always delightful, but this was a particularly…

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Magazines and Dinners!

Two fun updates before I continue with regularly scheduled programming. First of all, Bryan and I are two of the first-time homeowners profiled in the June/July issue of ReadyMade magazine. I love the issue (which is dedicated to first homes)…

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