Raquel Design Co. Odds and Ends

  • Elderberry Cake

    For this special cake I wanted elderberries through and through. Elderberry syrup in the batter, elderberry-blueberry preserves for the jelly filling and elderflower syrup in frosting. The citrus zest added an extra-bright zing.
  • Our Favorite Bread Recipe

    We make this bread nearly every morning and love how versatile it is. It’s a great texture for sandwiches, excellent for dipping in oil and vinegar...
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Propagating Fruit Trees

    Fruit trees can be propagated from cuttings, but this guide focuses on an even more effective method — air layering! It’s a simple process that creates clones of your existing trees by allowing a branch to grow roots and become a whole new tree.