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Cake Decorating with Geraniums

Cake Decorating with Geraniums

A Genoise Cake…and Decorating with Geraniums Don’t do what I did! Okay, I love Geraniums, who doesn’t? So when I saw the pretty geranium petals mentioned and used in the Tartine* book, I was inspired. Also, yesterday I asked Elisabeth Prueitt (author) where to find […]

Julia Child’s French Omelette Recipe and The French Chef Series

Julia Child’s French Omelette Recipe and The French Chef Series

The Perfect French Omelette according to Julia To go straight to Julia Child’s French Omelette recipe, proceed to end of post. If you’re of a certain age you may have watched Julia Child’s first television show, The French Chef when it originally aired back on […]

The National Trust Farmhouse Cookbook, a Review

The National Trust Farmhouse Cookbook, a Review

National Trust Farmhouse Cookbook Review, along with a recipe for Devon Scones From historic houses to castles, forests, mills, pubs, parks and ancient monuments, the National Trust works to preserves Great Britain’s heritage. As it happens they also put out cookbooks, quite a few of […]

Chocolat…Vianne’s Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Chocolat…Vianne’s Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot Chocolat and a Movie… Joanne Harris has written several books, but probably her most famous is Chocolat, the one that was made into a movie. It happens to be one of my favorite films because it mixes three things that I love – food […]

Bite of History: Victorian Tennis Cake

Bite of History: Victorian Tennis Cake

Tennis Cake, a Victorian Charmer Victorian Tennis Cake, anyone? I have to admit, I’m a big Great British Baking (or Bake-Off) fan. And I especially like it when they do theme weeks. In the series that’s showing in the U.S. right now, they have a […]

Bite of History: Charlotte Russe

Bite of History: Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe, A Very Victorian Dessert Charlotte Russe is an uncooked dessert which features an exterior and bottom of lady fingers (sponge), and an interior filled with a Bavarian Cream or Mousse. Often the latter is flavored with coffee, or fruit (as shown, Strawberry). Because […]

Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Review

Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Review

Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook I have to admit, I didn’t have high hopes for Outlander Kitchen. There’s something about books that are sort of ‘off-shoots’ of bestsellers that often disappoints. This was not one of those. After watching the Outlander series on […]