Little Meyer Lemon Cakes

Little Meyer Lemon Cakes / Patty's Food

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!  January is the month for lists, lots and lots of lists to start planning in the new year.  I’m so busy this month but I’m happily planning a tea party for my granddaughter Gracie’s birthday coming up in February.  I’m thinking of a mother daughter tea with hats, […]

French Fridays Peach Melba

Peach Melba / Patty's Food

How could I resist making this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe? ( As you can see, I didn’t!) I especially couldn’t resist this latest FFWD recipe for a peach sundae created by Auguste Escoffier for the  nineteenth century opera singer Nellie Melba.  Taking the fascinating history of the first peach melba aside, this […]

Crèpes with Brown Sugar Pears and Crème Fraiche

I lost control of the crème fraiche here, I freely admit it.  As I spooned the crème fraiche over these brown sugar pear crèpes a strange feeling came over me, I couldn’t stop the flow and I didn’t care.  It became torture taking these photos as all I wanted was a forkful of warm pear […]

Smoked Trout Salad with Key Lime Mustard Dressing and A Cookbook Giveaway!

Today I’m making an apple pound cake because all I can think about is baking with apples, I think I’ve become obsessed.  Baking with apples is one of my favorite things to do especially when I notice the birds and most likely raccoons are eating my apples from the back yard tree before I could […]

Quinoa, Fruit and Nut Salad For French Fridays

  Because of black quinoa’s striking color, reminds me of wild rice, I decided to use it in my salad this week for French Fridays with Dorie.  Attempting to give my salad even more visual pizazz  I added orange zest and crème fraiche with sprigs of watercress on top.  I did a fair amount of […]

First French Friday with Cheese and Chive Bread

My first French Fridays with Dorie and my bread is coming out of the oven as we speak.  I am embarking on an adventure with an online cooking group which will consist of selecting and trying recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Around My French Table.  Challenging myself to cook through Dorie’s book is a fun […]

Gravenstein Apple Tart

I want to share a bit of history and information about my favorite apple before I give you the recipe for this wonderful tart. Gravenstein is a variety of apple native to Denmark. The variety was discovered in 1669 as a seedling, there is evidence that it may have originated in Italy and come north […]