One of the easiest and best desserts of fall.
The scent of apples baking with cinnamon brings back childhood memories of raking leaves and apple picking.
Warm from the oven is perfect, with or without some vanilla ice cream or yogurt.
Leftover apple crisp should … Continue reading.....
Desserts have never been my ‘thing’.
I bake cookies and tea breads and, rarely, a cake, but that’s about it.
My mother loved baking and hated cooking. Whenever she had a free few minutes she’d whip up a pie or cake or fancy dessert of … Continue reading.....
First: The food
We had a good year with our little plums.
We have both the yellow Mirabelles and red ones the same size that I don’t know the name of. They’re only slightly bigger than a cherry.
I’ve made lots of jam and … Continue reading.....
Three ingredient recipes.
Posts on toast.
Is there a bit of food blogger burnout going on?
Or maybe just foodie burnout?
Has common sense creativity peaked?
I could have made this a two ingredient recipe: rhubarb sauce and vanilla yogurt.
I decided to make it … Continue reading.....
We had a dinner party.
When we have a dinner party I have to make a dessert.
And we all know that I’m not a pastry chef.
After my mother died I got her recipe box. It was a fairly large box that she kept … Continue reading.....
I love cherries… But I rarely buy them.
Considering the fact that everyone around here has their own cherry trees, they are surprisingly expensive to buy.
Maybe the fact that they don’t keep well makes them difficult to get to market in a timely fashion … Continue reading.....
When I had my very first potager here in France I planted rhubarb.
I have always loved rhubarb.
My mother made at least two Rhubarb Custard Pies for the annual Mother’s Day family feast and countless Rhubarb Crisps during the rest of May.
They were … Continue reading.....
What, you may ask is going on chez nous?
Two cakes in less than six months?
There was the Carrot Cake at the end of June…..
And now this.
We had another small dinner party and I’ve decided that I am capable of making desserts.… Continue reading.....
I’ve made 4 plum clafoutis so far this summer.
I’m having a slice as I type this (trying to not get the keyboard sticky).
Traditionally the French use cherries – un-pitted.
But I have plums.
They’re little, tiny plums, about the size of a cherry … Continue reading.....
There's nothing new, chez nous.
The weather has been horrid, cold and rainy.
I finally succumbed to mon mari's pleading and lit a fire in the stove today.
The temperature outside is in the mid-60's.
The temperature inside is in the … Continue reading.....