Category Archives: Dessert

Peach Ice Cream

I adore fruit ice creams and frozen yogurts.  Back in the day peach ice cream had peaches in it, in fact,  fruit ice creams had fruit in them, not some approximate, imitation color and flavor of the fruit.  Ice cream … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Peach Cobbler

My neighbor offered to get peaches from the farmers’ market near her 2nd home in Northern Pennsylvania, which was fortuitous because I wanted to make a peach cobbler. The easiest way I found to peel peaches is to soak them … Continue reading

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Cherry Cobbler

I was inspired to make this cherry cobbler by my husband’s lovely roses from his garden and Jo cooks.  As you may know, I rarely make dessert but have made cobblers before because they’re easy and forgive the baker’s disinterest … Continue reading

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Louisiana Tea Cakes

After World War II, my grandparents Wilbert and Elenora Western moved to California from Shreveport, Louisiana.  With the help of the G.I. Bill, they bought a double lot in East Los Angeles before it became Watts 🙂  At that time … Continue reading

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La Magie de Trotoux

France has wonderful tasting and textured, farm raised turkeys.  Before we left for France, I promised my husband that I would make a full Thanksgiving meal and invite some of our friends so that they could experience the food and … Continue reading

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Caramelized Fig Tarte Tatin

It’s fig season and my friend Veronique gave me a load of figs from her neighbor’s tree.  So many things to make with figs; magret carnard, pork roasts, etc. Although my husband was not enthusiastic about my proposed fig tarte,  … Continue reading

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Cake

The Sunday brunch group members are back in Honesdale, having spent the last of the winter in fairer climes.  In a crazed mood, I decided to bake something, carelessly disregarding the fact that the group is composed of fairly experienced … Continue reading

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Ignominy of Defeat

During the ridiculous war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, our son and I were evacuated to Ireland.  We lived in the Dublin Blackrock neighborhood,  he attending the French Lycee in Blackrock while I worked at the American Embassy.  The Embassy was … Continue reading

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I Disrespected the Yeast

There are a few things that I successfully bake from time to time to please and shock the family; gingerbread, peach cobbler and cinnamon roll cupcakes. I had sort of a bad day yesterday; de-snowing/icing the car, running up and … Continue reading

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Pork Loin with Apples and Plums

On an overcast and mildly depressing Saturday we were gifted with the company of Anne and Bob Lynch for lunch.  We cheered right up.  They are great company and we shared a drinkable Macon Village table wine imported by Louis … Continue reading

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