Month: November 2006

  • The Mighty Cranberry…An Ongoing Story

    What to do after drying a pound of cranberries? I could have done some trail mix, but we are not big fan. I thought about granola but I knew I would have eaten it all before I could photograph it. I thought about making brioche or panettone and using them in the dough, but I […]

  • The Mighty Cranberry

    Well, in this case it was not one solo cranberry that preoccupied my day but rather 4 pounds of the mighty berry!…and I did not even host Thanksgiving dinner. When November comes around and the market stalls are covered with ruby red, plump cranberries and pomegranates I think I lose it. These are relatively new […]

  • Sweet Potato and Baby Vidalia Scones

    I am really liking all the blog events going on each month and with a baking and pastry blog there are always plenty to chose from. When Zorra started World Bread Day back in October, I had no idea that I would still be looking at participants’ entries one month down the line, but there […]

  • Truffle, How Do I love Thee?

    In the bowls, clockwise: dark chocolate, candied ginger, pecan praline. Molded chocolate truffles, from front to back: dark chocolate pumpkin, Dulce de Lece, coffee buttercream A lot, obviously! When ThePassionate Cook gave us “Truffles” as the theme for Sugar High Friday 25, I did a little happy dance. Finally a reason to cover myself and […]

  • Raspberry Crostada

    I am not ignoring pumpkin or pecan pies by bringing raspberries to our table but this crostada has been part of “our” Thanksgiving for a few years now. I need to explain the “our” before I explain the pie. I don’t get to cook Thanksgiving dinner which always leaves me frustrated, so I cook a […]

  • Freak Storm, Coffee Cake And A Cream Puff

    I had been eyeing a certain coffee cake recipe for a few days and something prompted me to make it last night and bake it this morning. Tuesday is an early day for B. so I figured I had plenty of time to bake at least one in time for his breakfast. The coffee cake […]

  • No Knead Bread…I Am a Follower

    Before you say “another No Knead Bread recipe? What is it with you people?”, I am telling you to surrender and become a follower! Ah well, when I see a good thing I can’t leave it unattended. When I read about a good thing I know it won’t be long before I end up making […]

  • Pear and Almond Tart

    I am always fascinated when I pull something out of the oven, set it on the counter to cool, turn the computer on, only to find out that some have just made and published somewhat of a similar thing. If I can find a couple of bloggers with the same inclinations towards similar flavors, how […]

  • Walnut Chocolate Cake

    Yep, no fancy name, no weird ingredient, just the pure comfort of dark chocolate in a slice. I am probably the last one to post her entry for “Dishes of Comfort” a one-off event created by Yvonne and Orchidea, and I realized today I had passed the deadline. Hopefully they will be able to include […]

  • Cake Aux Fruits Confits

    Allright, it’s a fruit cake. Hold on before you run away! This one is far away from the mass produced and displayed ones you see on grocery store shelves or given to you by your dear Auntie and that you try to pass on to your not-so-dear neighbor. This one is good, light and airy, […]