23 January 2007

Foods of Winter I

Top to bottom: broccoli & potato soup; minestra con i tenerumi (soup with swiss chard); whole wheat- spelt bread with dried cranberries and walnuts; roasted vegetable and pecorino lasagna. Recipes to follow my friends! All very delicious dishes in their own way (but especially the lasagna!) More new foods follow below:

The Foods of Winter II

Top to bottom: Golden Mixed-Greens Pie (from Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's "Home Baking: the Artful Mix of Flour and Tradition around the World" a wedding gift from the actor [Marc Bendavid] and a delightful breakfast read due to all the amazing photos); fried mini- pizzas for New Year's Eve. Recipes to follow, once time permits!

08 January 2007

Christmas Eve with Family...

Top to bottom: my cousins Dylan, Erin and Jessica; my dad and Uncle Paul in front of the espresso machine my dad brought to the party; my cousins Michele and Evelyn; my cousin Nathan; Antonio and my cousin Jodi.

If you think you have seen a lot of cousins, you haven't seen half of them!!

Sights of the Holidays...

Top to bottom: a slice of the classic panettone for breakfast; candied oranges and lemons at the actor's place; mini gateau basque at the actor's (with Pernod...); Christmas cookies; Pandoro con crema di mascarpone (I made it from Angela's instructions over the phone for Christmas Eve).

To make the Christmas- tree shaped panodoro, do the following:
1. Make a recipe of the tiramisu cream
2. Slice a good quality pandoro cake into 3- 6 layers
3. Wet each cake layer with rum or a liqueur of your choice, spread some of the cream on and repeat until all layers are finished
4. Drizzle the top with some good- quality melted, bittersweet chocolate or alternately, dust the finished cake with icing sugar and adorn with some berries or other fruit
5. Have fun slicing it!

Tiramisu for my class potluck!

This will link you to the recipe--do try it, it's very addictive!