Poached Pears

Poached Pears make an easy, healthy dessert that can be elegant too! I love poached pears. If they are a dessert option on a restaurant menu, that is what I will always choose. It doesn’t honestly matter what they are poached in – red wine and cinnamon, white wine, or even just plain water and sugar. I Read More…

The Barefoot Contessa’s Plum Tart

The theme for Ina’s Garden this week is Indian Summer. When I stumbled on Ina’s Plum Tart on the Barefoot Contessa website, I could not have been more pleased. Plum, juicy plums are one of my favourites this time of year. I love their colours, from pale yellow to deep purple, and the way their skin yields Read More…

Blueberry Squares

I have written many posts before about my cousin Esther and her wonderful cakes, but Esther is also an amazing all round cook.These squares are just another one of the delicious treats she makes, and if you like blueberries, you really, really, need to try them. The recipe is originally from Canadian Living magazine. 3 cups Read More…

Southern Summer Vanilla Roasted Peaches

I dream of long hot summer days, but here in England they rarely occur. Today for instance, when most folks are roasting through a hot summer day, we are languishing at about 65 F. The sun is flirting with the clouds, hiding first behind one and then another, peeking out rarely, if at all. On Read More…

Ina Garten’s Old Fashioned Banana Cake

I belong to a group called Ina’s Garden . We ‘meet’ on the first and third Thursdays of every month to share our experiences Ina Garten’s wonderful recipes. We would love for you to join us. This time we are cooking around the theme Sweet Baked Love. The Ina Garten recipe you share can be anything baked, Read More…