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Coriander Roasted Carrots

I was recently visiting the Hudson Valley again and stopped for produce at Walkill Farms and picked up these lovely baby carrots. Rather than shave them into a salad, I wanted to bring out the sweetness much like a roasted sweet potato so….I decided to roast them. 39 more words


Orange Fig Polenta Cake

I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for figs this season. It’s like people see me coming and yell “hide the fig stock!” Where have all the figs gone, will someone tell please tell me? 513 more words


No-Shortcuts Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I am, admittedly, a fan of shortcuts. However with shortbread, cheats and shortcuts aren’t an option (unless you’re willing to forgo taste & fantastic melt in mouth experience). 190 more words


All purpose chocolate ganache for when the urge strikes

Did you ever read Pinocchio when you were a child? Did your parents ever threaten your nose would grow at your first lie? And I mean the real Pinocchio, not the Disney-ized version with the cuddly and not so woody puppet, and the grandfatherly Geppetto, but the original fairy tale by Tuscan author Carlo Collodi, which was much darker, as if written in anger: as my friend Luisa likes to point out, the tale runs the gamut of death, threats, lies and punishment, enough to terrorize a poor child for decades to come.

Food & Entertaining

Pepperminting the Chocolate

Peppermint Crisp is a milk chocolate bar filled with a multitude of crispy thin cylinders of mint flavoured toffee…looks like Kryptonite and tastes madly minty. I think apart from South Africa its only available Down Under. 597 more words


Salted Caramel apple crumb bars

Serves: Makes 16 bars

Cooking Time: 45 mins


2 cups granulated sugar
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces… 545 more words