Saint Paddy’s Day is quickly approaching, and I cannot think of a better time to tap into my inherent Irish bloodline and pull out a long-standing family favorite recipe – Irish Soda Bread. Although I didn’t realize it until well into adulthood, I pretty much lived on the stuff when I was a tot. It took one bite from a batch made by a friend to make me trip balls down memory lane and get overwhelmed with fond childhood memories of my Great Aunt May – a passionate writer, chef, and dog-lover.
Beautifully preparing the just ripened fruits of summer as a dessert is close to my heart. This is type of food is a sweet expression of your love and it honors the natural spirit of whatever freshly picked fruit you choose.
Rose Petal Flan – If you’re into weddings and roses and all that fluffy, girly romantic stuff….keep checking back to see each of the rose flower recipes. Garnish with fresh or candied rose petals.
Serve with love!
A while back I watched some horrific video on how our meat is handled while it still has a heartbeat, and decided to become a vegetarian. It was short lived however, when I discovered that there were humane ways to put meat in the grocery store.
No, really. I would seriously make out with the genius who came up with something as goddamned divine as tiramisu, because he (or she) obviously had one sexy mother of a brain. My luck, the inventor was probably some stinky beast of a 17th Century cook, slaving away in the bowels of a remote Italian estate to please a spoiled fop of a minor lord with rotten teeth and too much cologne. In which case, I may have to re-evaluate the desire to make out with said dessert creator.