Confit Carrots

This is a useful recipe to make carrots into something that you can serve as part of a fancy menu or just have on hand for quick meals and snacks.

Pear Sambuca Clafoutis

This is a simple recipe. If you have ripe pears and want to have a delicious pear custard cake in less than an hour, just scroll down for the recipe. Otherwise, I’m going to tell you about the complicated pie that inspired this easy recipe.

Blood Orange Broken Heart Tarts (gluten-free)

These tarts are nothing but trouble, but they are delicious.    In the process of testing and making these tarts I made them three times and they never behaved the same way twice.   I feel that I should warn you that these tarts are stunning and delicious but also volatile and unpredictable.  They are best…

Pomegranate Tart with Pink Peppercorns (gluten-free)

These tarts feature a rich, tangy pomegranate curd set in a buttery gluten free crust and topped with little bursts of texture and heat from pink peppercorns.   I made them for the Muses Valentine’s event in 2020, which feels like a million years ago.

French Toast with Caramelized Figs

Happy New Year! My husband made french toast for dessert on Christmas this year and it was so good that we decided to have it again for breakfast on New Years Day.

Apple Lemon Almond Tart (gluten-free)

Happy Boxing day!  I encourage you to make a tart for yourself.  It’s been a hard year and you deserve a sweet treat.   I made this tart to satisfy a personal craving that I was having for European style apple turnovers.  I’m not talking about the weirdly puffy danishes doused with icing that appear in…

Wild Mushroom Cobbler (Gluten-Free)

I’ve made Wild Mushroom Cobbler every Thanksgiving for about 18 years. The original recipe is from The New Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas (A treasure trove of fancy vegetarian dishes for special occasions).   I’ve tweaked the recipe a lot at this point and I’ve been meaning for a long time to share it again here…

Chocolate Swirl Meringues

One of my oldest friends  called me the other day to talk about meringues.  He was experimenting with adding freeze dried fruit to meringues.  It so happened that I was attempting to do a final test on my chocolate swirl meringue recipe.  Meringues were meant to be.

Passionfruit Raspberry Tart (vegan and gluten-free)

Today is my birthday! It’s never a good day for a birthday.  There is often a blizzard, or flu epidemic or bad deadline in mid march.  This year there’s a pandemic.   Happy birthday to me!  If it were ever a good day for having a birthday party, I might make this my requested birthday tart. I…