Category: Vegetarian

Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Every time I see red currents I have to make this quiche. I have probably only made it a handful of times as red currents were never very easy to find either in Wimbledon or in Darien. Then I moved to Denmark.  I now come […]

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Peach and Summer Berry Crostata

Peach and Summer Berry Crostata

I had a sudden need to make a crostata last night. I am pleased to say that it that worked rather well. A crostata is an unstructured pie, usually with a sweet shortcrust pastry and a seasonal fruit filling. My main motivation in making it […]

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Brandy Baskets

Brandy Baskets

Brandy Baskets By Carolyn Eddie | June 9, 2017 Alan and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 12th of this month, to be honest I am not sure how he has put up with me all this time! So I have to […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Frosting

Absolutely Fabulous Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Frosting

  By Carolyn Eddie | April 9, 2017 As many of you know I had my own small, totally amateur, but oh so fun catering company in Darien, Connecticut. This blog started as a way of sharing recipes with all the lovely people who attended […]

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Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? By Carolyn Eddie | May 15, 2017 Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries One of the many things I loved about America was people showing they cared with gifts of food.  When we moved into our neighborhood […]

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The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

Post and photographs by Carolyn apart from view from our hotel room which is from Hotel Powers Gallery. There is something magical about Paris. Alan and I honeymooned in Paris  in June 1987 and visited often when we lived in London, but it is years […]

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Easter Rocky Road

Easter Rocky Road

This recipe is inspired by a photo from the BBC Good Food  website.  I have taken the idea and adapted the Nigella Lawson Christmas Rocky Road recipe for Easter.  This is a no bake recipe which only involves melting chocolate, butter and golden syrup.  At a pinch […]

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Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

My gorgeous friend Karen used to serve this wonderful dessert when we lived in Wimbledon.  For some reason I had completely forgotten about it until I was trying to think of something quick and healthy that my daughter Kat, the health conscious rower, would eat. […]

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Darien Cheese Shop Cheese Plate and Salad

Darien Cheese Shop Cheese Plate and Salad

As most of you already know I love the cheese shop in Darien, it is definitely one of my favorite places.  So imagine how excited I was when I learn that Ken was giving a talk  to the Woman’s Group at the Darien Community Association. We agreed to collaborate, with […]

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

There is something about cutting a little heart (or star at Christmas time) out of the center of the dough which elevates these rather regular cookies, or biscuits as we say in the U.K.,  into something very special.  The dough is very well behaved and […]

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Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

I love these little heart shaped tarts.  Although my recipe calls for pesto, goat cheese and tomato feel free to experiment.  Mushroom, onion and bacon would be great too, maybe with some gruyere?  Also do not be bound by the heart shape, round would be […]

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Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain I have recently brought cauliflower back into my life, and am now unsure why it ever went away. Many vegetables, potatoes, carrots , spinach work well with a little addition of curry spices and […]

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Galore! It is all about pumpkins at Trader Joe’s at this time of the year. The store tries to outdo itself by adding more pumpkin flavored items to its shelves, everything from pumpkin beer to pumpkin salsa.  Not a big pumpkin fan myself. Growing […]

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Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

  I already have a few lentil recipes on this site, but I suddenly had a need to make one with cranberry compote. I suspect this cranberry compote will turn up again as it is so pretty and would work well with all sorts of […]

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Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble ( really whatever you have lying around)

Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble ( really whatever you have lying around)

Ok perhaps not the most appropriate dessert for the fourth of July, but I have not met a man who hasn’t loved this dessert, or proper pudding as we, the defeated Brits, would say.  My main motivation for making it however was the wonderful new […]

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Essential Summer Salad Dressings

Essential Summer Salad Dressings

There are a couple of posts coming your way.  I have been playing with salads this summer and really want to add them to my archives.  I am starting with some essential summer salad dressing which are the building blocks for many of the dishes […]

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Quiche

Quiche

Quiche for me will always mean Monday. Growing up in the North-East of Scotland, we generally had one of two things for tea on a Monday. We either had Stovies, a fabulous one pot combination of onions, potatoes, gravy and meat, made from the left over Sunday roast or Quiche made from the left over breakfast bacon and eggs. Bit of a win win situation.

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New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Bread Pudding or Pain Perdue I love bread breading or Pain Perdue (French for lost bread).  I already have a pumpkin panettone recipe but this one may be my favourite.  Although I have an orange one, yet to be documented, with contreau soaked sultanas or […]

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Mini Pavlovas with whipped cream and raspberries

Mini Pavlovas with whipped cream and raspberries

The first thing I bought when I moved to America was a kitchen aid, and really the main reason was so I could keep making meringues.  Sad, but true.  They have been one of my standards ‘for ever’ and I would feel somehow diminished if […]

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Quinoa with Wild Rice, roasted Butternut Squash and Crispy Kale

Quinoa with Wild Rice, roasted Butternut Squash and Crispy Kale

  So to be helpful I have given suggested quantities for the things to be added to the quinoa but to be honest how it works is the butternut squash is whatever amount is being sold in the pre cut package, the pecans are generally […]

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