Although we had a lovely Christmas and a nice break, it's really fun to be back on the blog again. I'm so excited to share this fabulous, unique salsa recipe with you. You might laugh when you hear this, but this recipe has been formulating and ruminating in the back recesses of my mind for several weeks now; that's just how my crazy brain works! I wanted to create a unique, fresh salsa and ...Read More →
A Christmas gift to you, dear friends of The Café ............one of our all-time favorite recipes for a savory yummy treat with a sweet memory. When we were young, starry-eyed lovers we often picked up a good loaf of bread, some fresh fruit, a bottle of wine and a small carton of velvety smooth, garlic-herb cheese spread (a huge splurge for us back then!) - we'd hike for hours into a state ...Read More →
Lilly's was our Christmas baby, having been born two years ago on the 17th of December. She has captured all of our hearts in this short time and definitely has her Grammy (me) and Papa Scott quite smitten. We are thrilled to have Lilly, along with her Mum, Daddy and two sisters visiting us from their home in London. We had fun celebrating her birthday yesterday. When I was trying to ...Read More →
My sweet sister, Annie is guest blogging on The Café today. I've never been to Annie's house without coming home with a beaucoup of wonderful recipes and the sensation that I had been to the best bed and breakfast ever! Unfortunately, we live many miles apart and don't get to see each other as often as we'd like. It was so fun when Annie sent me this recipe for Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf along ...Read More →
When my husband asked me what I would be blogging about today, I told him "Perfect Glazed Carrots". He looked at me kind of funny and, being my most honest critic, said "Aren't you being a bit presumptuous, calling them PERFECT carrots?" "Nope", I replied... ...because I didn't name them, Cooks Illustrated did! And in my book, if Cook's Illustrated says they're perfect, then that's exactly what ...Read More →
There's nothing better than good old-fashioned mashed potatoes! Well, that's what I thought until I took a spoonful of these old-fashioned mashed potatoes with an new-fangled twist! This recipe takes an old, predictably-good standby and ................ well, just brings it to a whole new level, without adding a lot of time and fuss. Throw a few parsnips in while cooking your ...Read More →
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Are you still looking for that one special dessert for the holidays?....... Simple yet elegant. Fun but fancy. Make ahead and versatile. Freezable. Throw it together in minutes. Dress it up or down. Great for gift giving. Sure to be a hit with all. Unique......... Are you still looking? I was too until today..............
And then this one came along! Fabulous. Check out the ...
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My daughter mentioned to me several years ago that she was thinking of starting a blog. A blog? What in the world is a blog? At that time, thought "blog" was one of the dumbest words I had ever heard............... but look at me now!...............
The Café Sucré Farine has been quite and adventure for me considering that last year at this time I didn't know an html from a ...
Pleine de Surprise Quiche - if you speak French you might be thinking "Full of Surprise Quiche?.............. really?" Really! This delicious cheese and egg tart has an interesting surprise ingredient that you very well probably have never experienced in quiche - but first a little story... Being a very curious and adventuresome cook can cause problems at times; when my children were young ...Read More →
Once you try this delicious Cranberry-Avocado Salad with Sweet White Balsamic Vinaigrette, you'll find yourself craving it again and again! It's bright, fresh and beyond versatile. It's perfect for a quick lunch, a fancy brunch, a lovely side salad or a complete meal with chicken, shrimp or pork tenderloin piled on top. You can add goat cheese, blue cheese or any other fun cheese that strikes ...Read More →
Over the next three days I'll be sharing a treasure of what I call, Little Black Dress recipes - versatile and economical, simple and savvy....invaluable on their own and fabulous combined for a Christmas lunch, a family brunch or a fun casual dinner - Oh, and did I mention delicious?............ With these three recipes in your holiday arsenal you will be ready for all sorts of special ...Read More →
The black what?! Did you say beast? Yes, that's exactly what I said - it's actually the literal French translation of la Béte Noire. If you are a chocolate lover, you will totally understand why this dessert has such a crazy name; its dark, deep, intense, rich, silky and well, just beastly delicious! I'm thinking of renaming this extraordinary dessert to The Little Black Dress - that ...Read More →