Pine Nut Tart

This is April’s take on a treacle tart, a favorite English dessert. The magic ingredient is Lyle’s Golden Syrup…..it’s Happy and Glorious, says so right on the can…love it.When I started this project, I had a crazy list of items to be on the lookout for, things not normally found in American grocery stores. Lyle’sContinue reading “Pine Nut Tart”

Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt, Eggs and Mint

Look at that! Rich tangy tomato sauce, tender perfect meatballs, creamy egg yolk, cool plain yogurt and refreshing mint. I figured this dish would be fun to make with a team of friends, so I enlisted some of my fav foodies. What a blast we had cooking, sipping wine and laughing. They were all amazingContinue reading “Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt, Eggs and Mint”

Pancakes with Bacon and Chili

Yes you read that right…Pancakes, Bacon and Chilies OH MY!Look at these! So pretty all stacked up with salty bacon on top, glistening with syrup and a sprinkling of pequin chilies. I was alone when I made these and I was seriously talking out loud to myself about how f*cking great they tasted. The sweet,Continue reading “Pancakes with Bacon and Chili”

Goat Cheese Souffle

Recipe 14 of 103 Souffle’s are decadently light and airy, like eating a cloud of cheese. Souffles can be very tricky to make. It’s the balance of perfectly folded egg whites into a smooth creamy mixture of flour, butter, milk, yolks and cheese for a savory souffle or sugar for a sweet souffle. You willContinue reading “Goat Cheese Souffle”

Green Pea and Ham Soup

Recipe 13 of 103 How about some soup? Creamy, earthy, sweet and savory green pea soup with lovely chunks of smoked ham hock. April has you make a ham stock with smoked ham hocks. So lets chat about ham hocks for a moment. The ham hocks you get at a regular grocery stores are smokedContinue reading “Green Pea and Ham Soup”

Carrot, Avocado and Orange Salad

Recipe 12 of 103 Avocado…Yes Oranges…Yes Carrots…..Meh My history with carrots starts when my skin turned orange at the wee age of 18 months, after being fed too much carrot juice when my Mom received a juicer for Christmas. Thinking I had jaundice she took me to the doctor, he said slow down on theContinue reading “Carrot, Avocado and Orange Salad”

Beet and Smoked Trout Salad

Recipe 11 of 103 April describes this dish as being full of contrasts. The beets are warm and sweet, the smokey trout is salty, flaky and tender, then the creme fraiche joins in to refresh your palate. Here is what you will need serves 4 3 to 4 bunches of baby beets (20-25) washed wellContinue reading “Beet and Smoked Trout Salad”

Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

Recipe 10 of 103 The perfect simple salad dressing. The simplest combination of ingredients, the bright acidity of the lemon and green grassiness of the olive oil, seasoned well with sea salt and pepper. April talks about using this dressing on grilled fish and boiled potatoes. I could slather it on so much more….. Basically youContinue reading “Lemon Olive Oil Dressing”

Ginger Cake

Recipe 9 of 103 Gingerbread is a childhood memory for me. Every summer my Mom and I would go to the Del Mar Fair. There were two things we always did every year, eat gingerbread and take pictures in the photo booth. My Mom would sing this song on our way to the little pinkContinue reading “Ginger Cake”

Chopped Chicken Liver on Toast

Recipe 8 of 103 This one is for my Mom, she loves chicken livers. This is from the chapter called “nibbles” April serves this at the Spotted Pig in NY, it’s a staple on her menu. I will admit I hated liver growing up, my mom tried her best to get me to like it,Continue reading “Chopped Chicken Liver on Toast”