Banana Ice Cream

For years I ate oatmeal with bananas every day for breakfast. But one must not get caught up in the rut of repetition. One must try new things, explore new avenues, conquer new experiences. And so at some point I switched over to eating my oats with raisins.

I still do love bananas, though. But there’s [...]

Peanut Sauce (w/ vegan option)

Ahhhh, peanut sauce. the ketchup of Asia. I’m a lukewarm fan of rice, tofu, or vegetables (despite-or-because I grew up vegetarian), but put some peanut sauce on top and I’m ALL over it. iphone 8 protector case If your kids won’t eat their veggies, make this (with less spice perhaps), tell ‘em “It’s peanut [...]

Lemon Raspberry Chocolate Tarts – BFI #2

In the past I’ve felt a bit shy about posting failed recipes. For instance, do you remember the rhubarb pie ice cream recipe I posted? Of course you don’t, I never posted it because it came out very lackluster. Why would I post that? This is a foodie blog, right? Everything we make [...]

Penuche Fudge, sweet defined

Dan’s post on making his favorite dessert, Baklava, for Thanksgiving inspired me to make my own favorite dessert, which I’ve avoided making for years. Why avoided? Because it only comes out right (for me) every few times, and because I feel awful after eating it because it is pure fat and sugar.

Easier than this recipe [...]

Sweet, Simple Comfort: Bread and Chocolate

At my art show closing reception tonight, I had plenty of wine available (a bottle of which I’m finishing while I write this) and an array of European treats: a buttery shortbread, crisp wafers in dark chocolate, and those pervasively popular Petit Ecolier biscuits (French for “The Little Schoolboy”), a bar of 70% cacao chocolate [...]

Fall Flop

No, not a flop as in failure. This nummy weekend brunch cake for rainy fall mornings is literally called “flop.” I remember happening upon the recipe over a year ago and needing to try it out just for its name. belt case iphone 8 And also for the curious optional ingredient: egg. Near as [...]