Broiled Stone Fruit

I have been buying a lot of nectarines and apricots lately.  I love the smell of nectarines and apricots remind me of all kinds of delicious summer deserts that my Aunty Mona used to make with the fruit from her trees.  I would buy peaches too, but the ones that I can get in NYC…

TomatoTart! Tomato Pie! Tomato Cobbler! (all gluten-free or not)

I used to make tomato pie from More Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin, which (along with Home Cooking) is one of my favourite books.  Tomato Pie the epitome of summer comfort food…tomatoes baked with cheese, herbs and a bit of home-made mayonaisse in the most delicious biscuit crust.  I tweaked the recipe over the years to…

Slacker’s Caramelized Rhubarb Clafouti (gluten-free or not)

I know that the strawberries are finally in season and I should be moving on from the rhubarb.  I know that this is my third rhubarb post this month.  I know. The truth is that I have a hard time making it to the greenmarket early enough to get the strawberries.  By the time I…

Buckwheat Pancakes with Sorghum Syrup (Gluten-free)

My grandpa used to make buckwheat pancakes.  He would serve them up slathered with butter and Blackstrap Molasses and say “That’ll stick to your ribs”.  My grandfather delighted in having grandchildren to fatten up.  I have asked around, and no one in my family seems to know exactly how grandpa made his buckwheat pancakes, so…

Quiche with Smoked Salmon, Smoked Gouda and Swiss Chard (gluten-free)

This is based on my friend Bethany’s favourite omelet combination, smoked salmon, smoked gouda and swiss chard.  She recently had a big bunch of friends over for brunch and served us the frittata version (who wants to make individual omelets for 10 people?)  It was insanely delicious and you can find her recipe for the…

Picadillo Omelet with a salad

I used to order this for “lunch” at a Cuban cafe near a school that I worked at.  I was teaching kindergarteners, so my “lunch” break came before 11 AM.  I ordered this omelet and two cafe con leche every Tuesday.  It was similar to my Huevos Rancheros addiction, which I fed at a cafe…

Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is a creamy, tangy, sweet spread for scones or biscuits.  You can also use it to fill tarts and pies or in between the layers of a cake.  You can also stir it into yogurt.