Fruits

Ole! Cranberry Sauce with Chiles

Ole! Cranberry Sauce with Chiles

  ‘Tis the season. You can’t have Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving–what a great idea!) without cranberry sauce and this cranberry sauce recipe is a stunner with a bit of a southwestern kick–chiles. Cranberries are, of course,  a part of America’s history. Reportedly, cranberries were served at […]

Southern Comfort: Lemon Buttermilk Ice

Southern Comfort: Lemon Buttermilk Ice

Pucker up for this one. This Lemon Buttermilk Ice recipe is adapted from one authored by Steven Satterfield, executive chef/co-owner at Atlanta’s Miller Union and author of the Root To Leaf cookbook. ( Amazon: Root To Leaf  ) Satterfield is a James Beard Foundation award winner […]

For the love of plums…

For the love of plums…

For the love of plums… I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold –“This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams William Carlos Williams […]

Blueberry, Lemon and Almond Cake

Blueberry, Lemon and Almond Cake

Yotam Ottolenghi. <sigh> This Ottolenghi recipe was featured recently on the NY Times food site and it is wonderful. The crumb is light and the almond flour gives this little cake a delightful texture. This cake is so good, in fact, that it is almost […]

Day-O! and Banana Cake

    Join Juliet and me as we conga around the kitchen island singing Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat Song . Got you in the mood for a banana recipe? The way I figure it, everyone needs a few good banana recipes. Bananas are a health food, after […]

Strawberry Sorbet

  Did you know that if all the strawberries produced in California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around the world 15 times?  I didn’t think so. Did you know that ninety-four percent of households in the United States consume […]

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Do the words five ingredients and gourmet dessert go together? Throw in the word fast and you have this gorgeous strawberry tart. Your guests will rave (in a good way). You may be unfamiliar with mascarpone cheese, the main ingredient in this tart. Mascarpone is a mild-flavored […]

Lovely Lemon Bliss Bundt Cake

Lovely Lemon Bliss Bundt Cake

Joseph Campbell famously wrote: “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”  Good advice but not always easy to do. The bliss I’ve been following at the moment happens to be a cake, and it is a wonderful cake […]

Banana Upside Down Cake

  I have a parrot, actually an umbrella cockatoo, named Moti. Moti is twenty-seven years old and quite the diva, especially about her food. In Moti’s world there is no sunshine if she doesn’t find a half a banana in her food dish each morning. Moti […]

A Twist on Cranberry Sauce

A Twist on Cranberry Sauce

    A good cranberry sauce recipe is kind of like the perfect little black dress. It is a must for Thanksgiving gatherings and it usually should be understated. This recipe is a little black dress with an edge. It is a fresh cranberry salsa […]