Melon Agua Fresca

Tea, with which we are all so familiar, is in reality a number of dried rolled leaves of the tea plant, Camellia Thea, cultivated chiefly in China and the contiguous countries. It is used excessively throughout Australasia—for has it not been shown that our four million people use more of this beverage than the millions … Continue reading Melon Agua Fresca

Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with a Strawberry Rhubarb Brown Butter Glaze

With the kitchen redesign moving gradually, I was experiencing considerable difficulties having the capacity to cook for a developed timeframe, particularly since cooking is one of my favored techniques for stress alleviation. In this way, this past Friday I said ‘to hellfire with it’ and made a cake in my half torn down kitchen. The … Continue reading Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with a Strawberry Rhubarb Brown Butter Glaze

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese and Honey

The word “Ravigote” means, literally, “pick me up” and it is applied to minced tarragon, chervil, chives and parsley, the herbs being kept separate and served with salad on four little saucers. Ravigote butter, made by kneading butter with the four herbs and adding pepper, salt and lemon juice, spread between thin slices of bread, … Continue reading Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese and Honey

Homemade Kefir and Honey-Roasted Banana Kefir Smoothie

With the kitchen redesign moving gradually, I was experiencing considerable difficulties having the capacity to cook for a developed timeframe, particularly since cooking is one of my favored techniques for stress alleviation. In this way, this past Friday I said ‘to hellfire with it’ and made a cake in my half torn down kitchen. The … Continue reading Homemade Kefir and Honey-Roasted Banana Kefir Smoothie

Orange Almond Cake with an Orange Blossom Buttercream

Pastries and Pies complete the kitchen experience, rounding out, as it were, the cook’s understanding of dessert making. To many persons, pastry making is an intricate matter, but with the principles thoroughly explained and each step clearly illustrated, delicious pies of every variety, as well as puff-paste dainties, may be had with very little effort. The … Continue reading Orange Almond Cake with an Orange Blossom Buttercream

Pistachio and Rose Water Pavlova With Greek Yogurt, Honey and Figs

There is inspiration in the art that enters into the production of a French dinner, in the perfect balance of every item from hors d’oeuvre to café noir, in the ways with seasoning that work miracles with left-overs and preserve the daily routine of three meals a day from the deadly monotony of the American … Continue reading Pistachio and Rose Water Pavlova With Greek Yogurt, Honey and Figs

Key Lime Tartlets

The word “Ravigote” means, literally, “pick me up” and it is applied to minced tarragon, chervil, chives and parsley, the herbs being kept separate and served with salad on four little saucers. Ravigote butter, made by kneading butter with the four herbs and adding pepper, salt and lemon juice, spread between thin slices of bread, … Continue reading Key Lime Tartlets