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Posts tagged ‘Cakes’

Louisa’s Ricotta Cake

If you use the Scardillo Italian Style Ricotta Cheese that I recommended for the ricotta gnocchi, you will find that there will be about 1 cup of cheese remaining after making the gnocchi. You will not have to wonder any longer what to do with the leftover cheese if you check out the Food52 website here where you will find a ton of ideas from savoury to sweet. It made me think of Iron Chefs and how many different ways they think of to use one ingredient. Bravo to Food52 for using healthy ricotta cheese for one of their contests. I am eager to try many of them over the next while but here is the winner of the contest, with two adjustments that I have made: less sugar, and raspberry sauce to accompany it. Read more

A Late Summer Dinner Party for 8

Guacamole with Crunchier Tortilla Chips
Heirloom Tomatoes with Burrata Cheese and Basil
Short Ribs with Potato Puree and Swiss Chard
Pecan Torte with Nectarine Ice Cream

We’re being treated to summer weather here in Vancouver but I am still feeling the familiar transition into Fall. ‘Back to School’ is in the air, leaves are beginning to change colour and sprinkle the sidewalks, and I’m getting ready to put away the barbecue and crank up the oven.  Read more

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

This light and summery cake has been appearing on many food blogs lately and at Gourmet. It is simple to prepare and always a hit. Read more

A Summer Menu for New Parents

Chickpea-Eggplant Dip
Grilled Flatbread with Za’atar
Chicken Marbella
Couscous Salad with Mangoes
Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Dear friends of ours had a baby boy on August 1st.  This menu was intended to provide them with their first at-home meal after they brought him home from the hospital.  I anticipated that they would have many friends dropping by to see the baby and therefore planned a menu that could be served cold or at room temperature for lunch or dinner and that would keep over a few days.  Read more