Cocoa Nib Panna Cotta with a Lavender & Blackberry-Cassis Coulis

This dreamy, delicately set dessert is flavored with an infusion of roasted cocoa beans. The taste is exotic, the texture positively sensual. But you must measure the gelatin like a miser…or risk turning an exquisite confection into a dish of Jell-O.

Meyer Lemon-Lavender Tart with Rich Nut Tart Crust

Sweet and juicy, Meyer lemons are prized by chefs and loved by home cooks. The Meyer lemon has always been something of a California secret, and every year when its brief growing season begins in early Spring, eager cooks passionately seek them out. The Meyer lemon is not as assertive as the common supermarket varieties,…