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Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread

Summer draws to a close and our friends Ingyin and Yosi prepare to return to Abu Dhabi and to the new term at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Physics Department. Not quite yet, but too soon. So we planned a fancy dinner … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Watermelon and Campari Sorbet while there’s still summer left to enjoy it

It’s a well known piece of folk wisdom that we should make hay while the sun shines. I like to amend this to “eat watermelon while the sun shines.” Philosophers may want to argue the toss, but it’s a pretty … 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 – Amish Pie

Our friends Ingyin and Yosi planned a last road trip of summer, before returning to NYU Abu Dhabi to start the new term. Essentially, what they were looking for, was Americana.

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Red, White and Blue Sundaes for 4th of July

Nothing says summer like an ice cream sundae. I’d suggest strawberry and vanilla with blueberry sauce for 4th of July – though technically this would be a pink, white a blue sundae. It’s so delicious that I think we’ll get … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Risotto with Fresh Peas

  I had high hopes for the peas. They started out so strong. Thrusting their way out of the seedling planter on the window sill, then, newly transferred onto the balcony, twining seductively around their stakes (ok, chopsticks) and eventually … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Easter Egg Nests

I have given up chocolate for Lent, and so it is in great anticipation of Easter that I suggest this Monday treat. These nests also happen to be perfect if you find yourself needing to entertain children while, to pick … Continue reading

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Coffee Cake

175g flour 1 tsp baking powder 175g sugar 175g butter (must be soft) 3 eggs (at room temp) 3 tsp espresso For the icing 6 oz butter (must be soft) 12 oz icing sugar 3-4 tsp espresso Grease 2 8 … Continue reading

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Tropical Coconut Chocolate Cupcakes

These cup cakes are inspired by Bounty Bars, which, for the uninitiated, are sweet coconut fondants covered in milk chocolate. Although they’re a British brand, I’ve seen them on sale in NY – in fact, my local bodega stocks them. … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Millionaire’s Shortbread in time for Burns Night

Millionaire’s shortbread is what my Mother in law, and most of the rest of Scotland call it. Toffee cake is what my Mother in law’s Mother in law called it (as you can see above). But by either name, for … Continue reading

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