Category Archives: Desserts

A Seasonal Menu for March

A Menu for March Burrata with Peppers in Olive Oil and Capers Crostini with Cicerchia and Dandelion Greens Smoked Black Cod with Arugula, Leeks and Potatoes in a Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette Braised Mint Lamb Shanks with Green Pea Risotto Olive … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Italian Prune Plums and Whipped Mascarpone Cream

At long last, a recipe!  I am particularly excited to share this cake with you as it is everything I love in a dessert. It is dead simple to make, uses some lovely seasonal fruit (in the form of Italian … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Hand Pies

I’m in the final stretch of preparing for our second annual culinary tour in Paris. I’ll be up early tomorrow and off to the airport by 9 am and as I look around my very messy house I see so … Continue reading

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The End of Summer and Some Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Well, this is it. The last day of August, the last weekend of summer, the last of the carefree days of the season. We are spending the long weekend at our little blue cabin on Keats Island. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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Raspberry Friands

Just a quick post today. I am busy getting ready for my son’s 12th birthday party on Saturday but wanted to put up a recipe that is a great way to use up the egg whites from my last post … Continue reading

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Fig Leaf Ice Cream

The figs are ripening! It was just last Thursday when I discovered that the first three figs on our backyard Green Italian fig tree were ready for picking. Even though I have had fig trees in the garden for over … Continue reading

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Nutmeg Scented French Puffs

I arrived home three weeks ago today but my heart and mind are still very much in La Belle France. The transition back to my real life has been a little less smooth than I would have liked but luckily … Continue reading

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Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Espresso Ganache

A birthday cake for Beth. A few weeks ago we celebrated a very special birthday at one of our dinner classes. I have been meaning to tell you about it for some time now but haven’t had a quiet moment … Continue reading

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