My friend Rose recently gave us some homemade apricot jam that was over the top delicious! It tasted like fresh picked apricots in a jar and we were having it by the spoonfuls! I even asked Rose if she could save another jar for me, as the jam was so good that we were going to finish it pretty fast. Rose was thrilled to hear the jam tasted great because as I found out she used a new recipe. It was a jam recipe without pectin or gelatin or preservatives. It was an all-natural apricot jam! This is one wholesome recipe! Continue reading All Natural Apricot Jam
When I hosted this year’s garden party there were a lot of pretty cool and interesting cuisine. One of the goodies was ANZAC biscuits brought by my friend Susan. When Susan asked if she could bring ANZAC biscuits, I had never heard of these before and having grown up in Texas, when I think of biscuits I think of fluffy biscuits you have with butter and jam, or biscuits and gravy. Susan explained that actually these aren’t biscuits the way we Americans think of them, but rather these ANZAC biscuits are more like oatmeal cookies. Cool I thought, and asked Susan to bring them. Continue reading ANZAC Biscuits
The Bay Area is a great place to live. A true representation of what America is today – a melting pot of various cultures, languages, and religions. Where else could I have such a wonderful group of friends from such places like Ghana, Philippines, Japan, China, Ireland, Vietnam, England, Iran, Fiji, Russia, Kenya, all corners of India, Eastern Europe, and Malta. Which brings me to the topic of this post; Georgina’s Maltese Easter figolli.
Here in Los Gatos there is an award winning French bakery and chocolatier called Fleur De Cocoa. For years we would stop by this tiny little shop to get their decadent hot chocolate. Continue reading Decadent Dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate
As sophisticated and decadent as truffles sound, they are the easiest to make.Continue reading Homemade Cardamom Saffron Chocolate Truffles