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Posts tagged "winter"
Spiced Sweet Potato Blancmange

Spiced Sweet Potato Blancmange

Not everyone wants a heavy dessert after a rich holiday meal. I give blancmange (a light, spiced almond milk-based dessert) a holiday makeover. My version is silky-smooth, and flavored with a delicate mix of wintry spices and earthy sweet potatoes.
Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

I've gone and made a pretty little gingerbread house in the style of the brownstones in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. And just because it's the holidays, I'll share my tips for making your own gingerbread creations.
Carrot Pie

Carrot Pie

Carrot pie? Really! Similar to pumpkin pie, this forgotten pie filling has a vibrant orange color, velvety smooth texture and zesty-sweet flavor. A perfect new (old) pie for spring.
White Bean, Kale & Bacon Soup

White Bean, Kale & Bacon Soup

Spring veggies are still just a wistful daydream for a little while yet *sigh*, so I wanted to make something big and bright with the long-lasting winter stalwarts kale, celery root and carrots. Creamy cannellini cooked with bacon fat and root vegetable trimmings make this soup satisfying enough for dinner. Crispy bacon, fresh lemon...
Citrus Supremes

Citrus Supremes

The fancy way of cutting off all of the membranes around citrus segments is called supreming. Since I recently posted a recipe calling for supremes, I thought it might be helpful to update with a step by step guide through cutting supremes.
Crepe Roses With Blood Oranges And Cardamom

Crepe Roses With Blood Oranges And Cardamom

Oops, I accidentally made something pretty for Valentine's day. These sweet little crepes in the shape of roses are actually very simple to make. If you do want to pull of a whimsical, restauranty dessert for someone sweet, then I've included a complete how-to.
Black Cake

Black Cake

Nothing says wintry decadence like dried fruits and nuts soaked in rum. And don't worry if you normally hate fruitcake; unless you grew up in the Caribbean, this is not your grandma's fruitcake. And even in the world of wonderfully diverse local fruitcakes, this one is truly unique.
Blood Orange Marmalade

Blood Orange Marmalade

Marmalade is much easier to make than most people presume (particularly made in small batches like this one). There are plenty of recipes dedicated to making jams and jellies with low sugar content. This is not one of those recipes. Marmalade is traditionally a sugar preserve — so I make no apologies about the sugar...
Warm Cabbage and Apple Slaw

Warm Cabbage and Apple Slaw

The luster of holiday cooking has worn away and the monotony of winter vegetables is starting to sink in. I thought that it seemed time to post another quick, tasty cabbage dish. This one is served warm, which seems apropos given the mind numbing (okay, everything-numbing) cold snap right now . This slaw is so...
Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Peel

I first candied citrus peels when I was living in Florence. In fact, I’m not sure that I had even heard of candied citrus peel before. I was amazed to find out that the pithy, spongy white part of the rind could be miraculously transformed into something far better than edible…. I would even say...
Cabbage Stem and Fennel Salad

Cabbage Stem and Fennel Salad

Ingredients: The stem from one small head of cabbage one small head of fennel half of an apple or pear the juice from one lemon salt olive oil Cut Veggies: Using a grater or a Japanese Mandolin, cut the cabbage stem into paper thin slices. Getting really thin sections of cabbage is a must for...
Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

This is one of those desserts that brings up the question as to what you mean when you say something is “light”. The word light seems to have rather different meanings when applied to food. Sometimes light denotes lower in fat (like a salad) and sometimes it means airy in texture (like this mousse!) Often...