Tahini Fudge

My fudge did not turn out as solid as I would have liked it this year, and that is, in a large part, due to me not going back and revising the basic techniques for fudge making before I start testing new recipes.  My bad.  Making chocolate-less fudge can always be little bit dicey, but…

Red Current Puffs

Now that I have made the Red Current Curd, in what new and creative ways can I use it? …Well, turn it into a Red Current Puff… of course…. The golden pâte à choux puffs are delightful templates for the delicately flavored yet velvety rich red current curd.  A light sprinkle of shredded coconut finishes…

Almond Joy Iced Coffee

There is a wonderful coffee/donut shop along Massachusetts’ southern shore that serves up New England style iced coffees inspired by classic American candy bars.  Four hours, usually more due to Boston traffic, is a long ways to drive in order to get an iced coffee, no matter how good it is, so I have taken…

Carrot Cake

A beautifully light, tangy, spiced carrot cake coated in fluffy cream cheese frosting.  I make this special cake once a year, at the end of every May, for my Dad’s Birthday. Ingredients: 2 cups Flour 1 cup Sugar ¼ tsp Salt 2 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp ground Cloves ½ tsp ground Allspice 10 oz…

Oatmeal Apricot Almond Bars

An oatmeal breakfast bar that is chock-full of dried apricots, coconut, cardamom, and almond butter.  This is oatmeal cereal on the go.  Bake these ahead of time, and zap them in the microwave briefly (or eat them cold) for a homemade, nutritious breakfast that is high in protein and fiber while simultaneously being low in…

Cornmeal, Coconut, & Marmalade Cake

I could not resist testing out this Semolina, Coconut, and Marmalade Cake recipe when I stumbled upon it in the Jerusalem cookbook.  I though that it would be a stellar way to showcase the Ginger Marmalade I made a couple of weeks ago.  I swapped out the semolina flour for cornmeal because that was what I had…

Key Lime Coconut Flan

I have been fending off a cold this week which has put me off of most food, but somehow has left me craving the smooth, creamy textures and simple flavors of pudding, custard, or flan.  I decided to go with the flan.  I thought that I might add a little citrus for some additional vitamin…

Salmon & Shrimp Green Curry

This was a slapped together weeknight meal.  A challenging experiment in how to best use up some of the old produce that has been lurking in the back of the refrigerator along with the half a bag of shrimp and single salmon steak that has been taking up valuable freezer space.  Unfortunately, one of lurking…