February 22, 2016

Sweet Memories in an Apricot Tart

Sweet Memories in an Apricot Tart

Apricots will always remind Nutmeg of her grandmother, Charlotte. Nutmeg never asked if her grandmother liked to cook, it was just assumed that she did as her Hungarian lineage prevailed in hearty meals and traditional sweets. It was not unusual for Charlotte to spend an entire day preparing for a meal. The group would gather around her formal table, set with family china, polished silverware and sparkling crystal to enjoy Charlotte’s paprika chicken, beef goulash, stuffed peppers, gnocchi and other classics. (more…)

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May 18, 2015

Panade aux Pommes Not Your Classic Apple Pie

Panade aux Pommes Not Your Classic Apple Pie

Ginger and Nutmeg hosted a July 4th dinner party while in Provence, in honour of their US friends.  The menu included traditional and non-standard elements.  Although the intent was to celebrate the US holiday, the menu might be considered a melange of Mexican, American, and French. (more…)

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December 17, 2012

Scents of Christmas Sweet Citrus Tart

Scents of Christmas Sweet Citrus Tart

Close your eyes. Is there a particular aroma or flavour that instantly evokes Christmas in your mind? * ** *** **** Cloves Cinnamon Mulled wine Rum eggnog Smoky log fires Fresh Pine bows Warm chestnuts Buttery shortbread Striped candy canes Oven Roasted turkey Warm cranberry sauce Fresh baked gingerbread What About Florida Citrus? (more…)

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June 20, 2011

French Recipe Favourites

French Recipe Favourites

Nutmeg has learned a few things about technology in the last couple months including: It is a brilliant idea to keep back-up files Software version updates can cause problems The benefits of saving documents to a cloud Luckily, there are a few loyal readers including CardaMOM, who prints everything.  Nutmeg has rebuilt the recipe database on this blog over the last few weeks, and she has been able to recover 99% of the recipes.  The new format is much better for printing.  Rather than make you search back through old posts for the French recipes, some of them are captured below (click the links) and enjoy! (more…)

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