Fragrant Earl Grey Cookies

October 30, 2014
IMG_0675Yesterday, if only for the sake of experiment, I ground up some citrus-y Earl Grey tea leaves in the food processor. Then I added the leaves and a splash of rose water to a standard butter-cookie dough. The result of this crazy adventure? Pure heaven! Read more »

Brown Rice, Lentil, and Kale Soup

October 23, 2014
IMG_0016This soup plays all the right notes for me. It's healthy, hearty, colorful. It's beautifully perfumed. And if you think it tastes great on day one, well, it's even better on days two and three! Read more »

Creamy Dreamy Mini Quiches (GF)

October 15, 2014
IMG_9645I made these crust-less miniature quiches for supper last Sunday, and everybody loved them. They are creamy-dreamy-wonderful! They are also easy to make. The only special equipment you need is a muffin tin. Read more »

Cranberry Crackle Tart

October 7, 2014
IMG_9296I love the components of this unusual French tart. I love the cloud of sweet meringue that caresses my lips. I love the ruby cranberries that burst beneath my teeth. I love the tender crunch of the pastry base. Ready for a new taste-sensation? Let's make this Cranberry Crackle Tart! Read more »

La Tarte Tatin

October 1, 2014
IMG_8841Arrange apple slices on a bed of caramel, top them with pastry crust, unmold so the crust is on the bottom, and what do you get? La Tarte Tatin. The history of this divine decadence, along with my step-by-step recipe: Read more »

Turnip Fritters

September 9, 2014
IMG_8073BELIEVE IT OR NOT, these Turnip Fritters are frickin' fantastic -- bronze and crisp on the outside, tender and creamy on the inside. Serve them with ketchup for an after-school snack, or use them, as I do, as a superior substitute for a hamburger patty. They are fun to make: Read more »

Easy Crème Brûlée (GF)

September 4, 2014
IMG_7934I love crème brûlée. I love making it. I love eating it. I love tapping my spoon against the glass ceiling of burnt sugar, and breaking into the voluptuous, vanilla-scented custard below. Are you drooling yet? Here's the easy recipe: Read more »