Senegalese Soup

Just said good-bye to our guests after a fun-filled Easter weekend.  The sun is shining, it’s t-shirt weather and we have hundreds of daffodils blooming.  Perfect weather for walks, photography and sitting outside visiting.  We had a summerlike lunch on the porch yesterday, with bowls of Senegalese soup, and warm, delicious cornbread.  I think that…

Crème Brûlée

My all time favourite restaurant dessert is Crème Brûlée.  In many restaurants it is the only dessert made “in house”.  The reasons for this are simple enough, this is a very simple dish, keeps well, and only needs to have the sugar burnt before serving.  Many other desserts require a baker or pastry chef, and…

Baked Mushroom Risotto

Here it is the beginning of spring and I’m baking a mushroom risotto.  It’s still cold out, although if the sun’s shining while working out in the garden it’s wonderful to feel the heat!  I think that as long as the weather still has us cooking indoors, we can still enjoy a hearty repast.  This…

Rainbow Birthday Cake

One Easter weekend about 15 years ago, I made this cake.  I wasn’t sure who was going to eat it all, but I thought it would be fun for the family.  It was sitting on the kitchen table, uncut.  The dogs started barking, letting us know someone was arriving. A huge black Shire horse was…

Fluffy Icing

A light and fluffy icing for celebratory cakes.