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    Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

    I joined a cookbook club in London yesterday. A lovely little informal group where everyone brings a book they’ve read and a little something to eat. I made my vanilla brown butter madeleines and…

    February 6, 2015
  • TRAVEL

    Zürich Oerlikon Market

    View Slideshow [Let the page load completely before clicking to view slideshow.] After a few days in Alsace, we spent a weekend in Zürich with our friends. As always, on my agenda was a…

    January 28, 2015
  • BAKING cakes and sweet bakes CHOCOLATE

    Chocolate Cake

    I have a really good chocolate cake recipe on the blog, but this one’s a classic. The génoise forms the basis of this surprisingly simple cake. Making this reminded me that I don’t need…

    January 26, 2015
  • market-lunch

    Market Lunch: Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

    Jerusalem artichokes are one of my favourite root vegetables. These knobby roots are sweet, earthy  and taste like honey when roasted. I first spotted them when I moved to France. I asked a friend…

    January 20, 2015
  • CHOCOLATE FROZEN THINGS

    Chocolate Ice Cream

    This is the chocolate ice-cream I was talking about last week. The ice-cream base is special. It’s the kind that you don’t pour into the ice-cream maker to churn, but the kind you’ll have…

    January 14, 2015
  • BAKING cookies

    Hazelnut Biscuits

    I’ve been enjoying reading The Complete Nose to Tail lately. It’s not only the fantastic recipes, but it’s Fergus Henderson’s writing that’s kept me hooked. It’s eloquent with an unmistakable British wit. And the…

    January 7, 2015
  • BAKING breads

    Pistachio, Apricot and Cardamom Kugelhopf

    I’m hoping to start a new Christmas Day tradition with this year’s kugelhopf. A kugelhopf is a yeasted cake or a rich bread, whichever way you’d like to see it, that adorns pastry shop windows…

    December 27, 2014
  • SAUCES AND SPREADS

    Cranberry Sauce

    We’re getting ready to take time off and visit our family for the holidays.  We’re going to have a traditional roast for Christmas lunch. I’ve packed my bags with cranberry sauce, kugelhopf dough, chocolate…

    December 24, 2014