chocolate / kahlua / pie


My mother is a very reasonable woman.  She’s practical.  Rational.  When it comes to food, she’s even more so.  While I’m cooking up bacon ice cream with salted caramel topping, she’s putting together a delicate sponge with fresh berries.  When I’m all butter cream and marshmallows, she’s whipped cream and a touch of bitter chocolate.  … Continue reading

pie / vodka


Being flaky is a bad thing, if you’re a friend or colleague.  If you are pie crust, it is an excellent thing.  You can add extra flake to your crust but keeping your ingredients very cold, (cold butter, ice water, sometimes I even put the flour in the fridge) and, by substituting your ice water … Continue reading