Tag: Desserts

Apple Pear Pie With Streusel Topping

My post “English Tarts aka A Bunch of Tarts” mentions that I researched and tested various tart recipes. I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t like apple pie. This time I thought it would be fun to change up the crust

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English Tarts Aka “A Bunch Of Tarts”

What’s in a name, I ask you? Well… According to the Oxford Dictionary it could be: 1.  A woman who is a bit, shall we say, very forthcoming with her favours. 2.  Make oneself look attractive with clothes or makeup,

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Baking and Sweet Endings

English Bakewell Tart

While in London last fall, I simply had to find a Bakewell Tart! Crazy, but there you are. I thought we had found one in a bakery, but it turned out that either their interpretation was not what is considered a

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Raspberries With Lavender Cream

The only reason I decided to make this a few years ago is that we have both raspberries and lavender in our garden and I thought it sounded intriguing. Well…needless to say, the combination of the two is a marriage

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Juicy Rubies

It’s June… We’ve been waiting all year for the appearance of local strawberries! Those gorgeous, ruby-red all the way through, juicy beauties. Nothing like them! We pray for some good sunny weather to make them sweet and succulent. Here and now,

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Italian Lemon Puddings

This pudding is always welcome at our house!  It’s makes a delicious light ending to Easter dinner or any other dinner for that matter! We love it! It calls for Meyer lemon juice and rind. If you can’t find Meyer lemons,

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Basics & Tips

Quince

Last fall we were invited to have dinner with friend’s. They are very creative,  excellent chefs/cooks and it is always a pleasure sharing a meal with them. Many years ago, my mother had given me a bag of quince and I made and

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Gilded Pumpkin Cake

Makes A 9 or 10” Bundt Cake (Approximately 12 – 16 servings) A really good bundt cake. My Dad loved spice cakes of any kind, so we always baked a spice cake for his birthday. I guess it’s genetic! Always popular

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How To Make Creme Fraiche

So much more economical than paying $5.00 for a tiny bit of crème  fraiche. You can use any leftovers (if you have any!) for making a pan sauce for chicken or pork chops or whatever else takes your fancy.  Experiment using in other ways

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