And today … Royal Velvet Lavender Caramels in the pan

Yep, it was the lavender sugar in the jar, infused since St. Patrick’s day and ready for cookies or caramels for the Christmas goody tins, made the answer to the question — what kind of caramels this year? — easy. Lavender is most definitely one of those yes-please or no-thank-you flavors, and for several people … More And today … Royal Velvet Lavender Caramels in the pan

2. New! juliyya’s Seattle Espresso Salted Caramels

I’ve been thinking about making my corn-syrup-free caramels with a bit of espresso for a while, and since I make some kind of caramel for the Christmas goody bags, 2017 has become the year for another original candy from my kitchen. Homemade caramels, soft, so full of flavor, so Mmm. First the molasses. Then the … More 2. New! juliyya’s Seattle Espresso Salted Caramels

Happy Birthday, Cousin. Here’s the AliceMarie Lavender Trio

I like to make my own infused sugars for baked goods, but a kind lady gifted me with a bag of commercially produced lavender sugar and that meant find a use or two for it. It just so happened that my cousin — who sent me the bottles of Royal Velvet culinary lavender which led … More Happy Birthday, Cousin. Here’s the AliceMarie Lavender Trio

6-Cookie Meetup with Mother, incl a Dough-to-Go Dozen. Spring Flowers.

The words “non-GMO” on the package weren’t part of my decision to buy these dates, nor any other word on the package except “medjool.” They were needed for a batch to share of my Date & Walnut Chews, today with a handful of dried cranberries added. I couple days ago my mother and I set … More 6-Cookie Meetup with Mother, incl a Dough-to-Go Dozen. Spring Flowers.

Lavender Lemon Bars

Somebody gave me some lemons today. I couldn’t help myself from that point forward, even though the lavender and castor sugar have been together for a mere week, I was determined to try regular old lemon bars prepared with lavender sugar. A couple weeks ago at the ice cream social, one of the younger girls … More Lavender Lemon Bars

In the kitchen with juliyya: Passing on a Favorite to a new generation of bakers: Crazy Cake

Two brothers, one is 9, and the other, 12, have been visiting for a few days in the neighborhood. The 12 year-old likes to bake and, with his younger brother’s birthday upcoming, I thought it might be a good time to teach him how to make a cake that he will be able to bake … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Passing on a Favorite to a new generation of bakers: Crazy Cake