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strawberry

Strawberry Salad

This is a lovely dessert that was made for us by fine chef and sommelier Eric Pasquet a couple weeks ago in Paris.  This week we are traveling by sailboat so we brought a little mint plant along with us and I made it yesterday on the boat – not as fine ingredients as we […]

Raul Cooking

Raul’s Peruvian soup

We are enjoying cooking with Raul in Oakland. He’s playing some incredible percussion on his pots and pans in the process. Here is his recipe for Peruvian soup. Aguadito de Pollo Raul’s Peruvian soup Cilantro onion garlic salt little bit of pepper chicken chicken cut into squares Put everything into the blender except for the […]

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Christmas Pinwheel Tarts

A Finnish tradition, this is always our welcome after coming in from the snowy weather caroling to our neighbors, with three generations improvising harmonies, kerosine lanterns, a dog in tow, and occasionally picking up a neighbor’s voice along the way.  I helped my mother make these this year. Christmas Prune Tarts (Pinwheel Tarts) Adapted from […]

Joe Cullison bread

Joe’s Bread

Joe Cullison made some fantastic bread the last time I played at his house concert & pot luck in Macon GA, and kindly offered to share the recipe with you!  I’ll be back Sat Feb 11 http://www.acousticproductions.com/   and… I hope he bakes this bread again! Recipe Techniques: with cheese and Poblano peppers added. (For plain bread […]

Muriel fishing

Bryan’s Bluefish – Grilled with Ginger

A lot of people consider bluefish as too oily to be a good eating fish, but fresh caught and right on the grill this way it is one of my favorites! It puts up a mean fight when you catch one, but bluefish are big and often plentiful near the Long Island inlets and in […]

Silvi's Pecan Pie

Sylvi’s Pecan Pie

My niece came up with a modification to the traditional pie, that was the hit of Thanksgiving dinner. She was kind to share it with us! Use any crust recipe or premade. Preheat oven to 350 2 T butter 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans 3 eggs beaten 1 c real maple syrup scant 1/2 c […]

nisu

Finnish Coffee Bread (Nisu or Pulla)

This is my great-grandmother’s recipe. We call it “nisu” but modern Finns call this “pulla” and Swedes know it as “bolla.” Our family came four generations ago from the far north of Finland, and in 1880 there it was still called “nisu” so in our family it is nisu. There are many other ways to […]

Dessert fruit pizza

Dessert Fruit Pizza

I’m not usually big on desserts, but every now and then is one that knocks my socks off! This was made by Pam Ferrucci in Livermore, CA. (Spray pan with PAM or lightly oil so it doesn’t stick) CRUST:  1 cup soft butter 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cups flour dash of salt Blend well. […]

Spinach Pie

Spinach Pie, gluten free …from Marilyn Trail

More and more people in the USA are becoming allergic to wheat.  Here is a lovely spinach pie that Marilyn Trail made when we visited. I asked her for the recipe not only for my friends and family who are allergic to wheat, but also because it’s delicious. serves 6 3 Tbs olive oil 2 […]