Monthly Archives: October 2016

Caramel Panna Cotta

Panna cotta (Italian for ‘cooked cream’) is one of my favorite desserts. It takes about 10 minutes to put together, can be made several days in advance if preparing for a dinner party, and is always popular with guests. It makes … Continue reading

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Indian Beef Curry

This beef curry is a great cold weather comfort food. The soft chunks of meat are redolent with cinnamon and the house smells wonderful while it is cooking. This is another recipe from our excellent cooking teacher and friend, Farida. … Continue reading

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Belgian Waffles and Pancakes

Now that the weather has shifted to cooler mornings I have begun to crave a hot breakfast. This all-purpose waffle and pancake batter is one my mother used when we were growing up. She had a heavy, well-seasoned cast iron … Continue reading

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Pasta with Mushroom and Shallot Cream Sauce

When I first began blogging I posted a recipe for pasta with a roasted mushroom cream sauce. This year I’ve modified the recipe and it is a delicious and comforting autumn pasta dish. I use three kinds of mushrooms to … Continue reading

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Eggplant, Tomato, and Sweet Pepper Spread

Despite it being early October, our garden is still going strong. We have had lots of eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers come on all at once. This is a delicious spread that tastes best using garden-ripe produce. I like to make … Continue reading

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