Tag: Grapes

Baking and Sweet Endings

Crunchy Top Grape Muffins

For the past couple of years, in the fall, I’ve been making lovely little Coronation grape cakes for dessert.  And while doing a freezer tidy-up recently, I found a small bag of the grapes tucked away. Hmmm…well I don’t have enough to make those cakes but maybe I could turn them into muffins! And I […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

“Not a Christmas Cake”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or feel like making a traditional Christmas cake and although they are a wonderful addition to Christmas, sometimes you want something different, which is what this cake filled with lots of fall fruit, is all about…it’s perfect with […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Apple And Grape Quick Bread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Oh it’s definitely fall…grape harvest, apple harvest…baking, baking, baking! We have lift off! Quick breads are such a good thing for breakfast, afternoon tea or dessert. Recipe inspired by The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. I think I might just add 1/8 tsp. of cardamom the next […]

Fall Mains

Sausages With Black Grapes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe is a specialty of Umbria in Italy according to Julia della Croce and comes from her cookbook “Umbria.” This is a dish I like to make in the fall using local grapes. We had picked up some “Skoocum” grapes from Klippers Organics at […]

Fall Salads

Mixed Salad With Apple, Nuts And Grapes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Inspired by Tessa Kiros “Twelve” cookbook, this excellent salad is easy to make and can be changed up to other nuts & cheeses, perhaps hazelnuts & pecorino Toscano or Gorgonzola dolce. Right now is apple season, local grape season and local nuts are available so […]

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

Waldorf Chicken Salad

This combination of chicken, celery, apples, grapes, walnuts with blue cheese is, in my opinion, a classic main course salad!  You could use cooked, cubed turkey for the salad too. Makes 8 Servings 4 chicken breasts (6 cups) cooked, cut into ½” cubes 1 ½ cups each celery & apples, cut into ½” dice ¾ […]