HOW TO MAKE PERFECT CREME BRULEE

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  It is pure alchemy.  How could such simple ingredients  – eggs, milk, cream, sugar – bring grown men to their knees.  This recipe for crème brûlée  was always on the menu at our restaurant, Roxy’s Bistro.    We made … Continue reading

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CHEESE GOUGERES … the perfect make ahead appetizer.

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GOUGÈRES Working with pàte à choux is almost magical.   You combine milk, water, butter and flour, add eggs, and voilà, you have dough for sweet cream puffs or profiteroles.  Then you add cheese and it becomes gougères.  You could use Gruyère, … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED MEYER LEMON NUT BREAD

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When you harvest fresh fruit from a Meyer lemon tree in the dark of winter you hold summer in your hand.   The fragrance of the blossoms.  The glossy leaves shining in the gray light.  Your fingers caressing the finely … Continue reading

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BRAISED PORK CHEEKS

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When you raise your own pork you respect every bit of the pig.  From pig’s ears to its tail you don’t waste any part of your precious pig.  Pork cheeks are the slip of meat in the hollow just below … Continue reading

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CHOCOLATE COCONUT MACAROONS ….utterly delicious, divinely decadent

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This is the perfect cookie recipe for some one who NEVER bakes.   The individual who pops into Costco and buys trays of mixed goodies to bring to a pot luck dinner.   Or the hostess who passes off bakery cookies … Continue reading

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MINESTRONE … the perfect winter soup

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The pantry is filled with vegetables and herbs  harvested from the garden.  The mornings are cool and crisp.  Time to make soup.    I went to the bible of authentic Italian cooking.  THE SILVER SPOON.  Five pages of minestrone soups.   Almost … Continue reading

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BUTTER TARTS . . . the quintessential Canadian dessert

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I have shared hundreds of recipes on my food blog MRS. BUTTERFINGERS.  One recipe has been  extraordinarily popular.  It is my recipe for butter tarts. Hundreds of  cooks have down loaded the recipe  this quintessential Canadian dessert. The melt-in-your-mouth flaky … Continue reading

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FRENCH ONION SOUP LES HALLES INSPIRED

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    It was our last night in Paris.   The night sky was fading as we wandered into an old bistro in the lst Arrondissment.    This is the  area where  the citizens of the old market place of Les Halles  … Continue reading

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SAVORY CHEESE AND CHIVE BREAD

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I started baking cakes when I was nine or ten years old.  I made quick breads.  They were the easiest.  No whipping egg whites.  No careful folding of flour. Baking utensils were basic. An egg-beater for whipping egg whites and … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF COOKING … or HOW TO HAVE A CLEAN KITCHEN ALWAYS!

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I joyfully share with you my best tried and true recipes.  Many date back more than fifty years so one could say they have been tested over and over again.  But it takes more than a good recipe to make … Continue reading

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