Month: July 2007

  • Strawberry Mirror Cake….So Daring Shiny…

    Strawberry Mirror Cake….So Daring Shiny…

    For those who have been following the monthly adventures of the Daring Bakers, you were maybe starting to wonder if we had drawn a blank on a recipe challenge for this month….Well, as you can see from the above picture, the answer is no….we are just sitting there…quietly reveling in the beauty of a refreshing […]

  • Weekend Meme…Catching Up With The Tartelette

    Weekend Meme…Catching Up With The Tartelette

    I had not even realised that my friend Hannah from Bittersweet had tagged me until I went to her site to get some links straight for our Traveling Egg Meme. The little eggs have left my house and are now on their way to….surprise! Anyway, as I am (im)patiently waiting for monday to post our […]

  • Frozen Honeycomb Mango Mousse & Pistachio Dacquoise

    Frozen Honeycomb Mango Mousse & Pistachio Dacquoise

    I was trying to think of a more elusive or more creative title but I always have a difficult time doing so with desserts that incorporate several elements from others I have made or admired through pastry shops front windows (my favorite past-time), but sometimes you have to call a cat a cat. Note for […]

  • Salted Butter Caramel Sauce and Banana Chocolate Crepes

    Salted Butter Caramel Sauce and Banana Chocolate Crepes

    Under other circumstances I would have started this post with the title “Banana Crepes and Salted Butter Caramel Sauce”, but Andrew wanted sauces to be the center of attention in this month “Waiter There Is Something In My…” so my favorite caramel sauce took center stage. There are very few things I love more than […]

  • Amaretti…Or My Adventures In Italy

    Amaretti…Or My Adventures In Italy

    One night that I was reading a post by my favorite Cream Puff about a beautiful dessert called Lucia’s Walnut Cake. Her post was a beautiful tribute to her grandmother as well as an introduction to a soon to be published cookbook, Adventures of an Italian Food Lover, by Faith Heller Willinger. Cath from A […]

  • Traveling Eggs Meme

    Traveling Eggs Meme

    About a month ago, I started a funny email exchange with Hannah of Bittersweet. I left a comment on her blog after seeing the cutest box of eggs…Eh? Allright, Tartelette has gone off the deep end…now she gets all excited “looking” at eggs. Hear me out: Hannah makes the most precious crochet items (seriously girl, […]

  • Champagne Sorbet: Anniversaries And Hot Summer Days

    Champagne Sorbet: Anniversaries And Hot Summer Days

    B. and I celebrated our ninth year anniversary July 11….well, when I say celebrated it’s not exactly true. Oh yes, there were cards and smoochies, but he left flowers in the car that night not expecting temperatures in the high 80s by six o’clock in the morning. He woke me up with a bunch of […]

  • Ginger Cheesecakes With Yuzu Glaze

    Ginger Cheesecakes With Yuzu Glaze

    It is 1.35am here and I am wide awake….and I just half of one of these babies. For some of you it is the middle of the night, for others, mid-morning, or later somewhere somehow…so enjoy the pictures while I slowly slip into bed. Recipe later on today… ———————————————————————————————— Looking at your comments I can […]

  • A Tale Of Two Aprons

    A Tale Of Two Aprons

    Provencal apron is Grandma’s, the pinkish one is mine. No recipe today but a little story or two. The weather is so bad I have been struggling with my photo session this morning so I gave up and give you a little post about a couple of things: aprons and your own Italian Chef. Ilva, […]

  • Peaches ‘N Cream Rose Tartlets

    Peaches ‘N Cream Rose Tartlets

    Late last night Old Chef called me and “wondered” if I could make 50 apricot tartlets “on the fly” (last minute/quickly) for a function thursday night. I put the verb wonder in between quotes because this man never just “wonders”. When you pick up the phone, he is on the other end trying to make […]