Category Archives: Fruit

As American as Apple Crumble?

It’s Election Day and, can I just say, that this election is more frightening than Halloween? I don’t know how the rest of the country is coping, but my fingers are crossed for a miracle. This is the year for miracles, … Continue reading

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’tis the season for Rhubarb Roulade!

Rhubarbs have been sort of a mystery to me for years. Until now, I’d never cooked with rhubarbs, nor had I actually eaten rhubarb before last summer (a wonderful strawberry-rhubarb pie), but by the time I realized how good they were, the season had ended.  Luckily, the … Continue reading

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Plating pretty: Individual Chocolate Key Lime Cakes

A friend of mine asked me to create a dessert for a six-course dinner he was serving. Since mine was the last of some very impressive (and somewhat heavy) dishes, I wanted to make something light and fruity. I chose … Continue reading

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Seafood Stew otherwise known as Nuit Française: Marmite Dieppoise. Oh, and for dessert? Touraine cremets with raspberry coulis

Marmite Dieppoise: A marmite is an earthenware pot traditionally used for making soups and stews. This recipe comes from Dieppe on the Normandy coast, well known for its excellent fishing. Basically, this is a simple seafood stew. I say “simple” … Continue reading

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Crab, Mango and Avocado Salad

As I mentioned in my previous blog entry, I have a lot of crab to play with right now and it makes me so happy! Crab is versatile. It can be light or heavy, depending on how you serve it. Last … Continue reading

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Orange Granitas in Chocolate Teardrops

Tempering chocolate is tricky and I still don’t have it down. Luckily, the granitas is frozen so that alone inhibits the normal melting that would be happening to this dessert at room temperature. Instead of explaining tempering, I’ll include a … Continue reading

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Mixed Berry Coffee Cake

It’s a lovely weekend at Portland Farmer’s Markets! If you got excited and bought more berries than you could possibly eat before they go bad, make a coffeecake! 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3/4 cups sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour … Continue reading

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Raspberry Mint Tart

This tart’s fresh, chopped raspberries & mint keep it light and and tangy – the perfect balance to its rich chocolate ganache topping. 9 oz Pâte sucrée (pronounced pat-sue-cray) recipe found below. 2 cups raspberries 20 oz fresh mint leaves … Continue reading

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