Apple Pie Muffins - FIVE YEAR Blog Birthday!

Apple Pie Muffins - FIVE YEAR Blog Birthday!

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Hey! My blog's birthday has come and gone. Once again I was too busy to post. But I feel sad seeing that it was the FIVE YEAR anniversary of when I started this blog. Every...
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An Early Modern Christmas Party

An Early Modern Christmas Party

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Or The Pastry Kunstkammer The Burghley Nef. Nautilus shell with parcel-gilt silver mounts, raised, chased, engraved and cast, and pearls. France 1527-1528 Courtesy Victoria and...
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Some Christmas Night Caps

Some Christmas Night Caps

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My favourite Christmas tipple - Punch Royal - but why the orange peel? Recipe and explanation below. I was recently given a small job by a television production company to...
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Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly

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Jim Broadbent as King William IV having a row with the Duchess of Kent in front of an assemblage of some of my Georgian dessert food, including some Savoy cakes and a moulded...
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Chef Comes To Pemberley

Chef Comes To Pemberley

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And Throws His Teddy Bear Out Of The Pram! A still from a kitchen scene in Death Comes to Pemberley, a BBC drama production based on the novel by P.D. James Earlier this year I...
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To Roast a Pound of Butter

To Roast a Pound of Butter

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Some butter rotates 'a good distance from the fire' on a wooden spit in an abortive attempt to roast a pound of butter according to instructions from William Ellis, The Family...
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Macedoine Jelly Revisited

Macedoine Jelly Revisited

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A couple of glamorous victorian entremets in my kitchen Just a quickie. I have just spent a couple of days filming with a BBC crew making a number of items of period food...
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A Medieval Meal for Real

A Medieval Meal for Real

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The roasting range in the kitchen of Gainsborough Hall, probably being used for the first time in four hundred years as it was intended, for roasting a full range of meats and...
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To Roast a Pike

To Roast a Pike

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A pike roasted in front of the fire according to the directions in Elizabeth Birkett Here Booke 1699. It is stuffed with pickled herring, herbs, spices, anchovies, butter and...
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Ryce Puddings in Scoured Guts

Ryce Puddings in Scoured Guts

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Rice puddings boiled in skins made from Gervase Markham's 1615 recipe When I was a child, I frequently heard the popular idiom, 'he could n't knock the skin off a rice...
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've been running a lot again this summer. I'm not training for much over 6 miles and yet every weekend for the past month I've run at least 8 or more miles in one go. Yay me... Read more ...

Rum Pecan Cookie Bars with Sea Salt

Rum Pecan Cookie Bars with Sea Salt

This past weekend I went camping with a great group of 15 people So of course I made a dessert to share. Something about pecans, spiced rum, and butter seemed to remind me of... Read more ...

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Are you like me? Do you get excited when it is cherry season and grab a huge bag of them? Then you realize that it actually takes awhile to get through that bag? And then you... Read more ...

Crepe Cake with Almond Whip Cream and Cherries

Crepe Cake with Almond Whip Cream and Cherries

Due to a busy and crazy rehearsal schedule this week, I have 10 minutes to write this post. Let's go! I wanted to make a dessert for the July 4th cast party. I also wanted to... Read more ...

Malted Milk Blondies with Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips

Malted Milk Blondies with Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips

The opera finally opened here in Pittsburgh and it's a success! We had a day off on Monday and guess what else was a success? These blondies that I brought to the cast/crew... Read more ...

Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

Lovely readers! This world traveler has finally made her way back to her home, NYC! I've been here for a little more than a week and I've already baked! But I didn't take any... Read more ...

Blackberry Pie Pockets

Blackberry Pie Pockets

I recently went a little crazy at the local health food store buying up all types of berries. They all looked delicious and they were all going for a really good price. I... Read more ...

Macarons for Diner en Blanc

Macarons for Diner en Blanc

Another Dîner en Blanc! I am feeling like a semi-pro for these amazing events. This time for NYC I made a center piece. (See above. I was very proud of myself for the whimsical... Read more ...

Apple Pie Muffins - FIVE YEAR Blog Birthday!

Apple Pie Muffins - FIVE YEAR Blog Birthday!

Hey! My blog's birthday has come and gone. Once again I was too busy to post. But I feel sad seeing that it was the FIVE YEAR anniversary of when I started this blog. Every... Read more ...

Some Christmas Night Caps

Some Christmas Night Caps

My favourite Christmas tipple - Punch Royal - but why the orange peel? Recipe and explanation below. I was recently given a small job by a television production company to... Read more ...