The only credit I take in the success of our garden is that I picked out the Cherokee Purple tomato plants, insisted on an eggplant, and chose Boston pickling cucumbers because I wanted to make my own pickles. All the … Continue reading
I mentioned that I wanted to cook with lavender in my previous post. Well, I tried it. Let me say this – I love the smell of lavender. I have lavender soap in my bathroom, lavender linen spray for my sheets, and a lavender-scented eye mask for the “corpse pose” in yoga. I love it.
So, I made some lavender and honey ice cream about a week ago. I took some pictures because I had really high hopes for the process being a blog post. And I really wanted to like it. But it tasted like soap. Like I had taken a big bite of my Dead Sea Salt Lavender soap (I love One With Nature‘s soap). Gross me out.
Maybe I’ll try it again, using less lavender. Maybe I’ll try a different recipe. I’m open to suggestions! Let me know if you have a good recipe that uses lavender – I’d love to try it!
Macaroons! Not those coconut macaroons that might come to mind, but Parisian macarons. They are gorgeous little bites of heaven, in any flavor under the sun. I picked up two while I was in Paris and promptly ate them. It … Continue reading
Ever since I saw an episode of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on Food Network, I have been wanting to make a flourless chocolate cake. Aarón Sanchez noted on the cake episode that a flourless chocolate cake from the … Continue reading
My husband loves duck. Loves it. He has stories of the ducks he has shot and how he cooked them. The only thing he’ll hunt are birds, and (luckily) he hasn’t been hunting since I met him. I have a … Continue reading