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The Monday Treat – Chocolate and Salted Caramel phyllo pie. For Real.

My friends Jenn and Alan have invited us to a pie tasting party. And though I’d like to start a rumor that pie tasting is the new wine tasting in NYC, that’s not the case. They’re bravely pursuing the dream … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Cherry Clafoutis and the problems of trusting your future to cherries

It’s a throw back to my childhood, but whenever I eat cherries I line up my pits on the side of my plate and count them up with the rhyme “tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, … Continue reading

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This dinner will get you laid – Cinnamon Buns

  The cinnamon buns really got me.

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The Monday Treat: Blackberry and Apple Crumble for a snow day

Winter is upon us. Not Christmas. Not New Year. But Winter, grinding away the days. There was more snow this week, and more predicted for next week. It’s cold outside, baby, and all I want to do is curl up … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Warm panettone bread pudding

I was heading to my choir rehearsal when I heard a New Yorker having a really good day. A group of tourists in brightly colored ski jackets (why?) approached him as we waited at the lights. “Excuse me,” asked one, … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Carrot Cake

My justification, if any were needed, is that I’m using up the vegetable box, which, by reason of us getting the family-sized one delivered by mistake, seems to be taking up half of the kitchen. This cake used up a … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Apple Crumble

Today is the 11th anniversary of my husband and I getting together. It happened on Bonfire Night, after walking to the Radcliffe Arms pub for dinner with our friends and watching the fireworks being set off in back gardens all … Continue reading

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Tarte Tatin

Ingredients (serves 6 – or 2 if that’s all you’re eating for dinner) 1 block of frozen puff pastry 8 tart eating apples ¾ stick of butter (about 3 oz) 1 cup (7 oz ish) of sugar Oven proof pan … Continue reading

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Raspberry and Blackberry Tart

Ingredients 1 sheet of defrosted puff pastry 1 cup of ricotta cheese (or thereabouts) 2 tbsp sugar (vanilla sugar if you have any) 1 tsp good vanilla essence (if you don’t have vanilla sugar) 1 pint of raspberries ½ pint … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – cinnamon pecan vanilla cheesecake with a hot toffee apple sauce

It was my birthday this weekend, and I celebrated with duck and pancakes with a side order of good friends down in Chinatown followed by champagne and cheesecake at home. Now don’t get me wrong, I love cake cake, and … Continue reading

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