Criterion Restaurante, Bogota, Columbia Watch and drool. Dessert at Criterion in Bogota, a gastronomic masterpiece. Brothers Jorge and Mark Rausch, chefs and brains behind the brilliance –attentive, warm, funny, genuinely deserved their honor as #19 of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. And the “Best Restaurant in Colombia,” per Ron Zacapa Rum.
Cooking Light Magazine — my fav. I tend to tear my issue apart more than any other periodical to try recipes. Then guess what, they published a gigantic (500 page) book of their recipes, The New Way to Cook Light – Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook. That is a mouthful. So […]
Who doesn’t crave a show-stopping dessert, let alone a delicious read? There are stories to delight and plenty more recipes where this came from in Anne Willan’s memoir, One Souffle at a Time, A Memoir of Food and France. If you have a food lover on your Christmas shopping list, THIS is the gift! To […]
The world is shrinking. How to know? Here in California, I can buy fresh blueberries at Thanksgiving. They’re grown in Chile, the upside down seasons to ours. You can also buy frozen blueberries any old time. They work beautifully in recipes like this heavenly Pumpkin Blueberry Trifle. Hardest part? Wrangling a serving bowl big enough to […]
Tell me if I’m wrong, but more words aren’t necessary. Fresh summer peach. Kahlua. Dunk, roast. Stir a little more into plain yogurt. Fresh vanilla bean. Drizzle. Sweet. Savoring. Kahlua-Glazed Peaches & Vanilla-Kahlua Yogurt for Two. Only Larry and me here, today that’s all that counts.
arry was enjoying an Ozzie & Harriet Sunday. First, a basketball afternoon game with buddy, Bruce. Returned home to a piping hot Cast Iron Apple Cobbler. “Wow, it smells great in here.” I appreciated the Ozzie reaction, thank you. Too early for dinner, they then watched another game on TV. Are they living the life, […]
This cake was such a surprise! It’s not a fluffy commercial texture, nor is it a brick – which was my first thought when I heard we’d be making an Olive Oil Cake with Limoncello Drizzle at our “Date Night Romantic Mediterranean” cooking class with Chef Diane Brown. If you haven’t noticed, we’re a little […]
Strawberry Sour Cream Pie. This pie was scrumdiddlyumptious. So much, in fact, that after Larry and I had our slices, I pawned the rest off on two neighbors’ households. It was TOO good and my fear was we’d eat it all. Larry wasn’t thrilled with this, scored one more slice, tucked it into the fridge […]
The internet is a magic carpet ride for me when I go recipe surfing. And I’m drawn to Australian food blogs, like Gourmet Jack. His slogan: Foodie Nirvana, Australian Style. There he presented Impossible Pie — is it really impossible? Coconut, crustless, custardy… crikey – sounds great!
This recipe made me wonder if our candy thermometer was broken. It seemed stuck at 240 degrees, all the while the syrup was getting pretty tan. After some brain wracking, I remembered how to do the “ol’ fashioned water drop.” You know that one, right? Cook your candy base over medium-high heat. As it reaches […]
There was Larry, the winning bidder of a Food Lover’s Basket at a recent fundraising event for Project Angel Food. I was eyeing something a little more WOW, like the beauty basket which included botox services; I was outbid. The experience turned out OK, the basket had a pile of autographed cookbooks, biscotti, and a […]