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A Lesson on Making Pumpkin Pie

A friend came over this morning with her son to get a lesson in Pumpkin Pie making… They definitely got a lesson – in paying attention! It was Jen’s and Brendan’s first time making a pie completely from scratch – which amazed me s...

Cassoulet

If you have ever been fortunate enough to have a cassoulet in France, the dinner I made tonight would be un sacrilège. On the other hand, even if you have, this wasn’t bad. The classic cassoulet hails from the south of France and is comprised of white...

Creamy Soup and Crusty Rolls

Victor made a great batch of soup, yesterday, whilst I was at work. One of those perfect s...

Maple Walnut Cheesecake

You know me… any excuse for a party. And any excuse for making a wicked dessert. Thi...

Pistachio Liqueur in Bulk

The Pistachio Liqueur was such a success, I decided I needed to make a lot of it. Christma...

Gnocchi with Eggs and Green Onions

Most evenings from 7pm to 9pm you’ll find us at home, in front of the TV. First, it&...

Feed A Cold

The Cold of 2017 is pretty much a thing of the past. More or less. I’m feeling bette...

Baba Ghanoush

Yesterday’s it’s just allergies acting up turned into today’s shit, I ha...

Butternut Squash Soup & Flatbread

When is a pizza not a pizza? Why, when it’s a flatbread, of course! It seems that fl...

Hot Pepper Sauce

I’ve wanted to make a hot pepper sauce for the longest time. Today, I finally did it...

Pistachio Liqueur

When we were in Italy a few years ago, we bought a little souvenir bottle of pistachio cre...

Leaf Peepers

Many months ago my sister, Phoebe, mentioned that she and her wife, Nancy, were thinking o...

What to do with all the China

Uncle Tommy – husband of Aunt Dolores of Rum Ball fame – was a Trainmaster for...

Pasta Night

Just about any night around here can be pasta night, but I went to bed last night thinking...