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Stone Fruit Galette – let the baking begin!

Stone Fruit Galette – let the baking begin!

When stone fruits ripen, I go a little crazy with the baking. Last summer I fell hard for the galette, an easy alternative to pie. With a galette, you just lay out your pastry on a baking sheet (home made pie crust, purchased dough, puff pastry, whatever you like), and pile the fruit in the middle with … Continue reading

KidKraft Vintage Kitchen on the curb

KidKraft Vintage Kitchen on the curb

Free to a good home, as spied on lower Merritt Lane in Rocky Hill a short time ago. Somehow I restrained myself from trying to fit it in my car! I tweeted this too, calling it Easy Bake,  but then I looked it up on Amazon.

Citrus Adobo Pork Pernil

Citrus Adobo Pork Pernil

It’s been ages since I mentioned making Pernil last May, and when I did mention it, I hadn’t even put it in the oven yet. Then I got distracted “by life,” and never told how delicious it was! Pernil is a Puerto Rican style roast pork, and while it’s often made with citrus, that is … Continue reading

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa + A Rosh Hashanah Special

I love getting emails from locals businesses with a recipe (& a photo will pretty much clinch the deal!). The senders seem genuinely excited about their latest creation. Here are two recipes I’ve recently received, one from Chef Will Mooney at Brothers Moon in Hopewell, and the other from Mrs. G TV, Appliances and Sleep Center. From Chef Will: … Continue reading

Oops!

Oops!

Oops! is a bit of an understatement for what happened here! No, this was not my mishap, but that of a friend who lovingly prepared a wholesome Mexican lasagna for her family with premium ingredients like organic ground chicken (by the way, I’d love to have the recipe, if you can face looking at it … Continue reading

Kitchen Tools

How efficient! When it was time to prick my Thanksgiving duck all over before putting it in the oven (stuffed with apple, onion, fennel), I remembered I had this handy tool from a long-ago Pampered Chef home party I’d attended. (My other purchase: a heavy glass measuring/pouring bowl with plastic lid for storage. Very handy!) … Continue reading

Shortbread

I do love shortbread. It started with Walkers (of course!) in the plaid boxes, years ago. Then I fell for a Nordic Ware shortbread pan (see below) from King Arthur Flour, and added a packet of Shortbread Mix to that order as well.  Since you still have to add your butter, that was kind of … Continue reading

Gloria Singer Pottery

Now that you’ve cooked something delicious, what will you serve it on? I’ve been buying Gloria Singer’s work for several years now, for myself and as gifts, and always find something to delight me.  Her inspiration is generally drawn from nature: leaves, flowers, vines, birds, all with beautiful embellishment. These two trays are just a … Continue reading