Category Archives: Desserts

Icelandic Rjómabollur (Bun-Day Buns)

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  Icelandic Bun Day (Bolludagur) Spoiler alert ! If you’re on a diet, you might put on a pound or two reading this post. Imagine being awakened to the sound of your kids yelling “bolla, bolla, bolla”  (“buns, buns, buns”) … Continue reading

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Dagrún Ása’s Toblerone Chocolate Mousse

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There are few things that I enjoy more than seeing my daughter cook up something in the kitchen. She has developed a nice interest in cooking and is more and more interested in it as time goes by. I love the … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Palmiers (Elephant Ears)

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A Treat for Santa What did you leave for Santa to munch on?  Instead of cookies and milk, we fueled him up on some home made palmiers.  You might know them as elephant ears, butterflies, palm leaf cookies, or French … Continue reading

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Three for an Alfresco Feast

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 Flashback Friday Finally, fantastic weather has arrived.  Truth be told, we are out enjoying the warm sunshine and cool breezes, tending to herb gardens and a few tomato and pepper plants.  There’s also a long overdue landscaping project about to … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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 Dessert First We’re starting the new year with dessert.  Why not?   Oli’s vanilla bean panna cotta is divine.  It’s a creamy, light, luxurious yet delicately silky custard that’s not too sweet.  And because his recipe makes half cup servings, it’s relatively guilt … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving! This Thanksgiving week we are taking a break so that we can prepare for Thursday’s feast. Food is truly an expression of community spirit and as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner we will say thank you to … Continue reading

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Raspberry Soufflé

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  Back to Basics One never becomes a good cook or chef without mastering the basics. I love to cook.  I especially enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques whether for making a stew or baking a pie.  Composing and … Continue reading

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Blackberry Port Wine Jelly Roll

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  Twofers Two food philosophies by which I live are:  Chocolate cures everything.  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Our post today offers you this culinary twofer:  When life gives you blackberries, make blackberry jam, spread that jam over a light, … Continue reading

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