Thursday, August 31

Peach Melba Cheesecake to Go

Peach Melba Cheesecake in a Jar

We love a roadside picnic or eating on the deck at the beach.  We pack a few salads, maybe pan bagnat or other sandwiches with cookies and fruit for dessert. Peach Melba is a favorite but not easily transported until I came up with this recipe, peach melba cheesecake to go in a jar. It is delicious and easy to prepare. You can top it with any ripe seasonal fruits, peaches and a cherry shown


Tuesday, August 01

How to Blanch Almonds

Blanched Almonds

Many recipes call for blanched almonds, the nuts with their skins removed. You can buy whole blanched almonds or blanched slivered almonds online or at the local store. But blanching almonds at home is rather simple. It takes about 15 minutes of hands-on work. Read along to learn how to blanch almonds in your home kitchen. First select whole almonds with their skins intact. The skins protect the nuts from insect damage and help the


"Let no man fancy he knows how to dine
Till he has learnt how taste and taste combine."

-Horace, Satires, 2.4

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