Category Archives: Recipes

Spice Up Your Comfort Food

My blogging has really fallen off a cliff as of late, the real world has become so distracting I find it harder and harder to focus on writing, even though I think any distraction at this point would be an … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Krung Gaeng Deng: Red Curry Paste

This is an update of a post I made in 2010 at the request of friends and readers Chris and Skip.  One of my regular favorites these days is: Duck and Lychee Red Curry. An easy dish that can be … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seasonal Menus

Every week we have a few dinner parties, sometimes for just 1 or 2 people, sometimes for many more, regardless of how small or big the crowd is I always write a menu on the wall in my kitchen. Our … Continue reading

Posted in NYC, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

F@$*k Layer Cakes: The Coconut Joy Cake

For all of you who have written and told me you are not so into layer cakes this post is for you.  Over the last couple of months I’ve tried to figure out the appeal of this popular American cake. … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Layer Cake Challenge: Making the Perfect Chiffon Cake

Layer cakes are one of those things that historically I’ve never had any luck with.  I remember making one with an Italian meringue,   the cakes were all domed (the recipe didn’t say to trim them) I’d never made Italian meringue … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Gluten Free Baking with Ella Bella

For folks with celiac disease being gluten-free is essential, eating gluten can make them very sick.  This is a different thing than the wave of gluten-free eating that has become a huge trend in the last couple of years.

Posted in Other Stuff, Politics, Recipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Snow Storm Menus and Sour Dough Bread

 Friday night of the big snowstorm our friends Jim and Michael were in town from London and staying with us.  What had started as a 1 night stay became a 2 night stay as all flights in and out of … Continue reading

Posted in Other Stuff, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment