Tag Archives: Food & Wine

Beef Stroganoff

As the temperatures start to fall, comfort food is what motivates me to my kitchen. Saucy, savory, belly-warming comfort food tastes so well, comforting., especially after a summer of fresh fruits and vegetables lightly and quickly grilled on the patio.   My first cold-weather dish this year was Beef Stroganoff.  It certainly did not disappoint!  And the nice

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)