January is for Soups

January is for Soups

…And all kinds of other sweet vegetables. What is January without a piping hot roasted butternut squash soup? First, its color is gorgeous, and the smell, ah the smell! This soup is sweet without any added sugar and creamy without any added cream. It is like...
‘Tis The Season! Cranberry-Walnut Bread

‘Tis The Season! Cranberry-Walnut Bread

What is more comforting than the aroma of a warm cranberry bread just coming out of the oven when it is blistery outside and a thin layer of icy snow outlines the branches of the pine trees at the edge of the garden?

Back Into The Cold

Back Into The Cold

First frost, first snow, first ice. My last flowers: black-eyed Susan, mums, roses, and my insanely fragrant sweet alyssum, which had valiantly resisted up to now, finally gave up

Ah Corn!

Ah Corn!

There are so many dishes you can do with corn that I could not write just about one in this rubrique, so I chose two: a sweet dessert called “Corn Custard With Raspberry Sauce” and a hors-d’oeuvre I created: “Black Bean and Corn Salsa”.

In Praise of Lemons

In Praise of Lemons

Every year, my friend Diane sends me from California several boxes of lemons from the two over-loaded trees in her garden. I am eternally grateful to her – and her husband who goes to the post-office with the heavy boxes – for thinking about me in such a caring fashion.

In Praise of Cookies

In Praise of Cookies

In his book: “Café Boulud Cookbook”, this is what Daniel Boulud writes about these cookies, unique to Britany: “Trao-Mad are the tenderest, meltingest, butteriest cookies imaginable”, and I could not agree with him more, since Britany being the place where I was born and spent my life until I came to this country, I am very partial to its gastronomic prouesses.

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