Category Archives: Fruits

No.281

Belle du Jour {Citrus}

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Voila! Belle du Jour, let the everyday beauty begin.
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January 11, 2017
No.275
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Apricot Flaugnarde

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Summer simple. Apricot Flaugnarde, a beautiful, almost effortless dessert or snack – ready to make use of summer’s fruit bounty.
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July 10, 2016
No.258
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Blackberries in Liqueur

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Mid-July – the quintessential Dog Days of Summer. Time to simply savor the little jewels of summer with Blackberries in Liqueur.

Summer in the desert Southwest – here, summer is my new winter. Hunkering down inside whenever possible. Waiting out fast moving summer storms of pouring rain with the most spectacular lighting I have ever seen. Overall, a time spent inward.

I have long referred to this hot period of summer, where ever I resided, as the Dog Days of Summer. However, I did not know the Dog Days range from about July 3 to August 11 and were named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was extended from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun. Brilliant.

So perfectly beautiful are the berries of summer. This recipe is as easy as it gets for a grown-up treat. Marinating ripe summer fruits in liqueurs is a classic method (think peaches or cherries in brandy) and this recipe yields both a dessert or an apéritif, or both.

These blackberries have long been a go-to when baskets of ripe berries abound, lovely for an entertaining no-work dessert with ice cream or simple sponge cake. The berries can also work their magic as an apéritif, making a great base for a refreshing summer cocktail – either way, savor the jewels of summer.

Happy July from the Bijouxs kitchen.

July 18, 2015
No.246
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Ginger-Spice Pear Crisp

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The dilemma: What do to with a flat of over-ripe pears. The solution: Ginger-Spice Pear Crisp – a little jewel that tastes like Fall and solves a dilemma.
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November 9, 2014
No.205
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Fig, Currant & Cognac Pudding

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Fig, Currant & Cognac Pudding , a long title for an easy recipe. It is simply a pudding of baked crepe batter filled with Cognac soaked figs and currants. Yes, bring me some figgy pudding, and bring it right here! Sharing a little French gem from the collection for your holiday table.
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December 22, 2013