Tag Archive: desserts

Olive Oil Cake with Purple Basil flowers

June 22, 2014

I came back from Spain quite excited about olive oils. I have never tasted such special oils before. I was dipping my bread into luscious green olive oil that came from 1000 year old olive trees. Just think of it, the history that makes up the experience of such oils. Yes we can get good oils here but you know what I mean. I want to have 1000 years old olive oil like that every... View Article

Laura Calder’s Salted Caramel

May 17, 2014

This is another gem from Laura Calder whom I have written about before. Her latest book, Paris Express is full of easy to make gorgeous foods and is a must have book in any cook’s library. I would love to take a class from her one of these days if she offers any. Lately I have enjoyed getting reacquainted with some of my cookbooks. I am rebuilding a cookbook library that counted more than a... View Article

Caramel Crabapples with Sugared Macadamia Sprinkle

November 7, 2013

Here is a fun little sweet bite to make when crab apples are in season. I had these crabapples left over in my fridge and they still looked good and tasted good. Instead of  making a crabapple preserve of some kind, I thought I’d make them into little caramel apples. I love caramel and candied apples almost as much as I love cotton candy:) but find them too hard to eat when they are made... View Article