Tag Archives: Food & Wine

Almond Berry Cake

This cake is heavenly!   Three layers made with delicious almond flour surprises and treats.  Between the light and airy layers, is a sinfully delicious cream made with mascarpone, Crème fraîche, and lemon zest.  On top are fresh berries – any type you enjoy. I’ve made this cake a few times.  It always turns out

Peach and Blueberry Pie

Crust 2 1/2 cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting surfaces 1 tablespoons (15 grams) granulated sugar 1 teaspoon table salt 2 sticks (225 grams, 8 ounces, or 1 cup) unsalted butter, very cold 1/2 cup water, very cold Filling About 3 pounds peaches (approximately 6 large, 7 medium or 8 small) ½

Crab Pasta

I found this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine.  It looked good but maybe a bit boring.  I loved the idea of  pasta with egg yolks and crab on a hot summer night. I altered the recipe by making my own pasta, adding jarred artichokes, toasted pine nuts, red pepper flakes and frozen peas.  I went

Sun Sauce

This tomato sauce is best when the tomatoes are locally grown and the sun is bright! If you like fresh tomatoes, you will LOVE this sauce. 8 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed 3 shallots, chopped 1 C. olive oil ¼ C. Balsamic vinegar 2 T. fresh basil, slivered 2T. fresh parsley, chopped 1 t. sugar Lots of fresh ground pepper

Kefta Tagine

This is a super-fast, very flavorful recipe.  Use fresh garden tomatoes for a bright taste.  Don’t skip the eggs! For Sauce: 1 onion, finely diced 5 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tomatoes (1 finely diced + 1 peeled and grated 1C water 2T tomato paste 2T olive oil 1t salt 1/4t pepper 1t paprika 1/4t crushed red pepper (more or less depending on your heat tolerance)

Shrimp and Grits

I think this is one of the “perfect” summer meals.  Quick, easy and fresh. You can add and subtract flavors to suit your palate.  I like to serve this dish with Tabasco and a tomato salad. Thanks to Epicurious.com for the basic recipe. Ingredients Grits: 1 cup yellow grits (not instant if you can find