Archive for September, 2010

G’night John Boy

Earlier this week I found myself at the 80th anniversary gala for our local theater, the Westport Country Playhouse. It was the glittering affair you would expect, with a reception in the garden that had been turned, temporarily, into the coolest of clubs. We were celebrating the work of composer Stephen Schwartz, the man behind […]

Lemon Tartlets

Lemon tartlets Pre-heat oven to 350. Blend box of ginger snaps with stick of butter until crushed and fine. Press into small greased tart tins with removable bases. Delia’s filling: 1 jar lemon curd (you could make your own, but really, who has the time?) zest and juice of one large lemon 1 egg, beaten […]

Moroccan chicken with tomatoes and saffron-honey jam (serves 4)

Moroccan chicken with tomatoes and saffron-honey jam (serves 4) 8 pieces of jointed chicken seasoning olive oil 1 large onion, roughly chopped 3 crushed garlic cloves 2 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 3/4 lbs diced tomatoes (I used canned) 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads 5 tablespoons honey […]

Stuffed Figs Dipped in Chocolate

Stuffed figs dipped in chocolate 20 figs whole almonds marzipan dark chocolate Make small knife slits to form a cross in the base of the fig. Fill with pea-sized ball of marzipan and whole almond. Melt chocolate (supposed to be in a bain-marie but I always do it, very slowly, in the microwave), and dip […]

Lily’s Scones

Lily’s Scones, via Nigella 3 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 4 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, diced 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening, in teaspooned lumps 1 1/3 cup milk 1 large egg, beaten for egg-wash 2 1/2-inch crinkle-edged round cutter 1 baking pan, lightly greased […]

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