Quince Beignet with Orange Flower Crème Anglaise

Most cultures have some forms of beignet, i’m thinking of American donuts, Japanese tempura, Spanish churros, Italian Zeppole, German spritzkuchen, Greek loukoumades and many more. I grew up in France where fried dough come in many forms with a myriad of different names like bugnes, merveilles, oreillettes, pets de nonne (um.. literally nun’s farts), but don’t let this confuse you, […]


The Best Baked Apples

There’s a quote by George Bernard Shaw that goes like this: “If you have an apple and i have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and i will still have one apple. But if you have an idea and i have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us […]


Warren Pear-Almond Tart

I was thrilled to receive a box of Warren Pears from Frog Hollow Farms this week. I’ve been a big fan of theirs and a long time customer and when they asked me to write a guest post and create a recipe for them, i just couldn’t refuse. I heard they’ve been reading this blog […]


Fig-and-Almond Tart… some Table Manners and a Giveaway.

It’s that time of the year again when beautiful figs can be found everywhere . If you’re a fig freak like me, chances are this tart will make you run around in circles and roll around in the grass. Side effects varies, so talk to your doctor to see if this is right for you. […]


Summer Fruit Gratin

I’m often guilty of posting complicated recipes on this blog (as i was kindly reminded by the lovely@Ryanthegirl at the Foodbuzz bash at Fishtail last night *) so today in attempt to redeem myself and celebrate summer you’re getting fruit and custard and that’s it. I did grate some lime zest over the gratin for […]