No. 103Recipe Card Posted on 8 Comments

Mary’s Cherry Pie

“Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day: what you eat…Cooking therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.” John Irving wrote in The World According to Garp (1978) about using quality ingredients without shortcuts and offers cooking as a way to stay sane. Mary’s Cherry Pie- a little jewel, cooking to stay sane. Continue reading Mary’s Cherry Pie

No. 100Recipe Card Posted on 5 Comments

Plum Tart

THIS IS JUST TO SAY…Plum Tart is a taste treat recreated from my past, a humble childhood treat orginally fashioned from scraps of leftover pastry sprinkled with sugar, baked crisp and topped while still hot from the oven with a spoonful of homemade plum preserves. Close your eyes, take a bite of Plum Tart – a grown up version of little jewel from the kitchen. Continue reading Plum Tart

No. 83Recipe Card Posted on 4 Comments

Pears Poached in Wine

Fall back on the basics. The fall season brings forth a wealth of richly hued produce that reflects the warmth of the season. Dainty Anjou pears, with their coppery-red skins, attract the fall produce shopper – a Bijouxs Basics awaits – Pears Poached in Wine, sweetly spiced and tender, a simple little jewel of a dessert to fall count on. Continue reading Pears Poached in Wine