Tag: dessert

Arance caramellate (Oranges in caramel)

Winter is the season for citrus fruits and there are many lovely ways to enjoy them. Blood oranges are my favourite and well worth seeking out. I like to use them in salads and desserts, although other types of oranges can be used. Arance caramellate or Oranges in caramel is […]


Pain de genes (French almond cake)

Pain de genes is a deliciously rich French almond cake that is not at all difficult to make. The name, pain de genes, suggests that the recipe is originally from Genoa in Italy. The almond cake is particularly lovely served as dessert with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. Ripe peaches […]


Pecan and maple pie

The American Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621 when the pilgrims invited the Native Americans to celebrate their first harvest. For the Thanksgiving holiday families come together to celebrate and feast on a meal […]

Fresh strawberries

Strawberries macerated in red wine

Strawberries are much-loved sweet luscious fruits that are plentiful in the markets now. Some of the best ways to enjoy strawberries are very simple; with just a sprinkle of sugar and squeeze of lemon or a splash of balsamic vinegar. Strawberries and cream are of course a perennial favourite and […]