Cranachan

    Release the Cranachan….   This Scottish dessert of Cranachan (pronounced CRA-NA-HCHAN) is not a sea-dwelling monster from Norse mythology but instead a delicious concoction of oats, cream or yogurt and raspberries.  It is also one of my family’s favorite desserts which I only make on special occasions like Christmas or anniversaries. Over the years…

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Pasta Primavera

  Springtime is here! In Italian, Primavera means springtime.  Springtime with its awakening gardens and brighter days.  So it makes sense that a pasta primavera be filled with all the garden has to offer.  A colorful rainbow of fresh vegetables and mushrooms. Now if I am going to toss all those lovely fresh vegetables together with…

Chicken Liver Parfait

          ‘Try the grey stuff-it’s delicious!  Don’t believe us, ask the dishes!’   I remember that line from Beauty and the Beast as a child.  In my mind, I just thought the ‘grey stuff’ was something fancy and French.  As an adult, I contemplate how many grey foods there are out…