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Category Archives: FOOD

A Healthy Indulgence (maybe, maybe not)

Truth be told? I don’t really live to eat, though I do sometimes overindulge in eating things I love. Freshly sliced avocado on toasted bread is my latest indulgence. I eat … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 6 Comments

My Madeleine Moment?

Yesterday, I baked  these french cookies for my daughter to snack on at night. You see, she needs that tad bit of sugar to stay awake while studying for her … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Banana Bread is a perennial favorite, isn’t it?

1 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup granulated sugar, 6 tbsp butter 4 ripe bananas, 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350F. Sieve … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Baked Pears!

I followed the baked pears recipe at the link shown below — ok, not exactly,  added cinnamon and anise to the syrup — but they turned out lovely!! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes /9581714/ … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sweet Pears!

I had planted a dwarf pear tree in my backyard a few years ago. This small tree yields the most succulent pears each year. A few days ago, I picked … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment