Monthly Archives: November 2017

Indian Lemon Chutney

I was recently introduced to Indian lemon chutney by my cooking teacher Farida. I had never had it before and fell in love with its sweet and sour flavor. It is almost a lemon jam and quite addictive. Be sure … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Jams and Jellies, preserving | Leave a comment

Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch-flavored treats were one of my childhood loves. They mostly came in the form of hard candies and instant jello pudding. As an adult, I tend to stay away from artificially-flavored butterscotch, since I prefer the real flavor that comes … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Custards, Desserts, Easter, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

Rolled Baklava

My husband had a birthday this month and as part of his birthday celebration I made him one of his favorite pastries, rolled baklava. The original recipe came from my cousin Connie who acquired it from a Greek coworker in … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Desserts, Easter, Thanksgiving | 3 Comments

Thanksgiving Cranberry Salad

This is a lovely cranberry salad for the holiday season. There are many similar recipes online, but this one came from one of my good friends who grew up in the South. There are several steps to the recipe so … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Salads, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

Lime Mousse

Mousse is one of those desserts than never seems to go out of fashion. Years ago I made a mango lime mousse for a special occasion dinner that was a big hit. Recently I wanted to try something similar using … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Custards, Desserts, Easter, Fruit, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

Bell Pepper, Onion, and Carrot Salad

My husband spent this past week busily harvesting the last of the sweet and hot peppers, carrots, leeks, chard, saffron, cardoons, and even a large bouquet of roses. We had a hard freeze last night so we will be tucking … Continue reading

Posted in Salads, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Leave a comment