dessert

Adventures in Eating: Crystalize Flowers

Just when Angelino’s thought their lush green landscapes were going to dry up into a veritable desert, heaven blessed them with rain, wonderful sweet rain! Unfor­tunately not enough to eliminate the drought altogether, but enough to keep our “gardens growing”. After spending an arm and a leg on a new sprinkler system to water our… read more »

Adventures in Eating: 35-40 Valentine Cookies

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to cook and bake. I think I was the only person in home eco­nomics who took it seriously. It seemed so magical that one could mix together sugar, flour, butter and eggs and create cookies and cakes. I must say, I had a sweet tooth then,… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Hot Lemon Sauce

The season is upon us, and one of my favorite no effort pastimes is to ask people if they arc to be the chef of the day. If the answer is affirmative, I then ask what they will be serving their guests. I never fail to get a big smile and a list of what… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Oatmeal Cookies

There is still nothing like a fresh baked cookie, whether with a glass of lovely desert wine, lem­onade, or fresh milk. Unfortunate­ly, it takes time to bake up a batch from scratch. That is why I love this old-fashioned “ice box” reci­pe. It is fast to make and a batch can always be on hand… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Nutmeg Honey Cakes

Portugal is our destination in May, and precious articles stored in our “travel” file are reborn. Portugal was known for its Nutmeg-that was the monopoly the Portuguese had in the 16th century. So coveted was the nut­meg, that they distributed phony charts of the seas surrounding the spice Islands, hoping to steer foreign vessels towards… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Meringue

In case you hadn’t heard, spring is here! That means, berries and lus­cious summer fruits are not far be­hind. Although, these days, seasons are all mixed up with fruits out of sea­son coming from south of the border orchards. Personally, I consciously refuse to purchase these fruits, be­cause my head tells me they belong to… read more »

Adventures In Eating: Apples in Robes

No matter now much effort one puts into a self designated commitment volunteering time, somehow unexpected and calculated good things do happen. After moving to Julian (apple country), a serious matter presented itself to us. The U.S. Forest Service had a Master Plan to place a 37 mile road through the Cleveland National Forest for… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Almendrado

Here I am on the 33rd floor, in a suite, at the San Moritz Hotel in New York City. Daughter, baby Sammy, and I were treated to this stay by my son-in-law’s grandmother. Our patio overlooks Cen­tral Park. The majestic horses, as their hooves pound the pavement, pulling the hansom cabs, seem to type the… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Baked Corn Pudding

The familiar lyrics from the musical Oklahoma “the corn is so high it touches the sky”, echoed around me as we drove the highways and byways of Nebraska and Iowa this summer. The corn was there, but not as high as the sky, in fact much of it was no more than 2 feet high…. read more »

Adventures in Eating: Ham Mousse Hors d’Oeuvre Mold

Being a part of a family-owned busi­ness may have its mushy side, but then something like Weezie Mott happens to you. Ms. Mott is a teacher by profession and a coveted member of the Wine of the Month Club. Her background is in the biological sciences, but her love and ex­pertise extends into running a… read more »