Cherry Memories

Sour cherries are my favorite fruit and always have been. Yes, even as much as I love strawberries, I love cherries even more. When I was a little girl, I never wanted Grandma to make me a birthday cake. When she asked me what kind of cake I wanted her to bake for my birthday, […]

Bean Cuisine I: Country French Flageolet Stew

This is the first foray into inventing new ways to eat beans: flageolet beans with a country French flavor utilizing what was in my pantry. So, I vowed as I was packing my pantry to create a new bean dish a week once I was settled, in order to pare down the collection of legumes […]

I Scream…

So, thanks to Kris, the nameless ice cream with ginger and lavender now has a name: Creme Glace Chinoise. Kris; I would send you a pint of the ice cream in question as a tangible thank you, however, I fear it would melt by the time it got to you. By then, most of what […]

Ice Cream Fusion Reaction

Lavender-ginger ice cream beside an apple galette with golden raisins and dried cranberries. This time, when I added the raisins, cranberries and almonds to the filling, I put them -under- the apples, rather than on top where they burned last time. This worked perfectly, I am pleased to report. I don’t often make desserts. Mainly, […]

Sweet Success

An apple raisin galette flavored with a bit of rose extract and wild berry glaze. Faithful readers may remember my admission that I am fumble-fingered when it comes to pastry, and that I had vowed within this year to become better able to make pies that not only tasted good, but looked like something other […]

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