Advertisements
Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for December, 2009

Holiday Treats

pane forte, "stained glass" fruit cake, champagne and handmade stocking

pane forte, "stained glass" fruit cake and champagne

Here is an image of what Christmas looked like this year. My mother and two Aunts completely spoilt us by sending over all these goodies from Australia. (more…)

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

creamy chickpea vegetable stew

I wanted to post something healthy, yet festive; perhaps something you could serve your guests this holiday season.  Even though this stew isn’t festive or the least bit Christmassy, it definitely is just what I needed after a string of holiday parties. The late nights of rich food, wine and way too many handmade chocolates all seemed to disappear into the past as I ate a bowl of this stew.  The creaminess and ever-so-soothing texture comforted and repaired my body and spirit. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Whole Wheat Scones

scones with bonnie's plum jam

scones with bonnie's plum jam

This fall my sister got a serious “baking bug” and made everything from delicious ginger carrot layer cakes, biodynamic quark cheese cakes and pavlova, to whole wheat shortbread and a tiramisu (“pick me up” in Italian) that lived up to its name so much so that I was tipsy after I ate a piece and couldn’t sleep! (more…)

Read Full Post »

cauliflower soup with greens

This soup is so simple that I almost didn’t post it.  However, after a hectic Thanksgiving at Angelica Kitchen last week and the multitude of elaborate dishes I cooked and tasted, it was a welcome and nourishing change. Plain cauliflower soup is something I make frequently.  By plain, I mean cauliflower with sautéed onions and garlic simmered then blended smooth. It tastes delicious and is ready in under 25 minutes. Cauliflower is one of those superfoods that help fight cancer and assist in stimulating the liver out of stagnancy. Adding collard greens or kale like I did here makes it more of a one pot meal — these greens fortify the soup with calcium, iron and chlorophyll. You could use spinach or chard too.
Oh and if you don’t have dill, don’t let that get between you and a bowl of this velvety deliciousness. (more…)

Read Full Post »