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‘Beet’ the Winter Blues with this Gorgeous Golden Beet, Blood Orange and Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Dressing

By Carolyn Eddie | Feb 8, 2021

We are now in prime citrus season. February can be a little bleak, so after months of hearty soups and stews, may I suggest you add some color (and vitamin C) into your life with this seasonal salad which has become one my favorite winter dishes.  I created this recipe a couple of […]

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Christmas on a plate!

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the DCA 2020 – At Home Experience

By Carolyn Eddie | Dec 5, 2020

Christmas (Afternoon Tea) Present This year our popular Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Darien Community Association is looking a little different. We are not offering Christmas Afternoon Tea in person, as, with all the restrictions, we did not want to expose our girls or guests […]

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sweet potato and apple gratin

Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin- Ultimate Comfort Food

By Carolyn Eddie | Nov 26, 2020

This Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin, slow baked in cream and finished with a crunchy topping of breadcrumbs and cheese is a perfect way to start comfort food season. It would also work as a great Thanksgiving side or something to serve with all that […]

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Grazing Tables

By Carolyn Eddie | Nov 23, 2020

The Big New Trend! Since I have returned from Copenhagen, I have been having a lot of fun with a new trend in cheeseboards. Let me introduce you to The Grazing Table.  My catering partner in crime, Charlotte, introduced me to the concept.  The idea, which […]

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Fabulous Buttermilk Roast Chicken and The Most Perfect Gravy

By Carolyn Eddie | Nov 8, 2020

Preamble I started writing this blog about my new favorite way to roast chicken months ago, before all the fires in California and when none of us really understood how travel would seem like a distant memory. The recipe comes from the week when everything […]

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Authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns

By Carolyn Eddie | Sep 13, 2020

Oh joy, I have just found a fully written up post from a few years ago about how to make authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns. and need to share it with you now! I think I wrote it originally for my excellent friend Erin, who has […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts with easy, but totally delicious custard.

Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts with easy, but totally delicious custard.

I hope this finds you well. I think we are around week five of lockdown, and it looks like we have another five weeks to go. Like many, I have been enjoying quiet family time. I do understand how privileged I am, to have everyone […]

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Updated Post with new video! I hope this finds you well! This is one of my original posts, a perfect dish to have in the fridge for the never ending snacks and meals required when everyone is staying at home. I have just added a […]

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Stress Baking I hope this finds you well. We are now in week three of staying at home, with the prospect of four more weeks ahead of us. I realize how fortunate I am having (most) of my family with me. The highlight of our […]

Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Always Fabulous Scones “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child.   I am reposting one of my original recipes because I have added a few comments on measurements and links to different versions together with Strawberry Jam and super easy Lemon Curd recipes. […]

Absolutely Fabulous Oven Roasted Salmon with Parsley Crust

Absolutely Fabulous Oven Roasted Salmon with Parsley Crust

This recipe for salmon is such a crowd pleaser and is so easy.  I give quantities here for a whole salmon as it makes such an impressive centerpiece if you are feeding a crowd of people, but it should work just as well for individual […]