Category Archives: Desserts

Go Bananas

“One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.” — Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest In general, I’m calmer in the summer. I love long daylight hours. I love July (fireworks! my … Continue reading

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Cuckoo for Coconut

“The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk. Did you know that? That’s a fact.” — Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), Midnight Cowboy Well, we’re a little short on sunshine here today in Chicago-land, thanks to … Continue reading

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First You Take a Leek … or an Onion … or What Have You

“…For this is every cook’s opinion, No savoury dish without an onion; But, lest your kissing should be spoiled, Your onions must be thoroughly boiled…” —Market Women’s Cries, Jonathan Swift Leeks, onions, scallions, shallots (boiled, or not): any will do … Continue reading

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We All Become Blueberries

“It always goes wrong when we come to the dessert.… It’s the blueberry pie that does it. But I’ll get it right one day, you wait and see.” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl Or, for those who … Continue reading

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