Category Archives: Desserts

Recipe – Zucchini, Lemon & Elderflower Cake

Let’s face it, zucchini (courgettes) are pretty tasteless and watery; for instance, if you want to roast them, they’ll need to be salted first to remove excess moisture and to ensure they keep their shape in the roasting pan. Then … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick & Easy Cheese Crackers

I recently made the mistake of buying some frozen puff pastry vol-au-vent cases thinking I was buying a puff pastry sheet.  I wasn’t in the mood for making vol-au-vents, nor deciding what to stuff into them, so I rolled them … Continue reading

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Recipe – 5-Minute Ice Cream

It’s so hot right now in Colorado. Flaming hot, to be precise. All I can think of is a soothing dish of ice cream to take my mind of our wildfires. My sister made me this for me a couple … Continue reading

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Recipe – Lavender Scented Syllabub

Syllabub dates back to mid-16th Century England and is a simple frothy confection consisting of cream whipped with sugar, lemon and alcohol such as wine, cider, or in this case, sherry. I added the lavender blossoms because someone recently gave … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mile-High Blueberry Lemon Cake

Adapted from a dear friend’s high altitude recipe, this light and fluffy cake was made in Denver Colorado, which is approximately a mile above sea-level. How you might adapt the ingredients if you fancy baking this cake on the beach … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick Raspberry Freezer Jam

Any jam that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes is fine by me. I love the tangy sharp sweetness of fresh raspberries and paired with a warm croissant (and a blob of creamy mild goat cheese on the … Continue reading

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Recipe – Buttermilk, Lemon & Lavender Sorbet – and a Buttermilk Chocolate Sorbet

If you have an ice cream machine, here are two delicious sorbet recipes that contain buttermilk. Buttermilk adds a hint of richness which makes a nice change from the single dimension of a regular sorbet. Despite it’s buttery flavor, buttermilk … Continue reading

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