Yearly Archives: 2021

Spinach Briouats

When in Morocco these are called briouats (bree-wats). If you nibbled on one in Greece, they would be called spanakopita. If making these in India one might added cooked, diced potatoes and/or peas. In France, the phyllo would merely be wrapped around a disk of chèvre before being sautéed. Regardless of what they may be […]
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Indian Inspired Coconut Rice Pudding

I had some left-over basmati rice in the fridge the other day along with a bit of coconut cream. Did you know you can freeze rice and thaw in the refrigerator? It reheats just fine.  Or you can make rice pudding. I wouldn’t have thought it would take about 40 minutes give or take a […]
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Chocolate-Almond Coconut Cake

As usual I was perusing recipes on the web as well as thumbing through the numerous cookbooks I own looking for a dessert to end a Spring dinner with friends. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to bake a coconut cream tart or a chocolate cake. I ended up combining two of my loves; coconut […]
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Smoked Duck Rillettes

Makes Twelve – 3 ounce ramekins 2 1/2 pounds duck tenderloins, tendons removed 1 1/2 cups duck fat, divided 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 1 1/2 cups chopped shallots 2 teaspoons kosher salt or to taste 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper […]
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Chocolate Buttermilk Ice Cream

2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup wild flower honey 6 large egg yolks Pinch Kosher salt 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1/2 cup crème fraîche Have ready a bowl of ice water along with a sieve placed over a medium heat-proof bowl. In a medium […]
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Quatre glaces au lait or Four Milk Ice Cream

Craving ice cream but you don’t have enough cream and milk? Tucked in your fridge though is crème fraîche and buttermilk from other recipes? Mix the four “milks” together, add some lemon zest and a bit of honey to make something new and delicious. Zest from one lemon, preferably organic 1 cup whole milk 1 […]
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Mousse au Chocolat

2 large eggs, separated Pinch of Kosher or sea salt 6 ounces high-quality (60 – 65%) dark chocolate (such as Lindt or Valrhona) 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons + 1/2 cup chilled heavy whipping cream, divided 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped for topping Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites in […]
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Winter Salad with Oranges and Endive

This is the perfect time of year to enjoy citrus of all varieties. Oranges are what I crave the most, well those and grapefruit.  Maybe it’s because I grew up in the south and we could pick them off the trees in our yard. Oranges combined with the bitterness of endive and the peppery bite […]
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