Tag: Dessert

Holy Bananas!

Holy Bananas!

When we have dinner parties and cook Thai food for company, our guests usually ask the names of the dishes they’re enjoying. Sometimes things just don’t translate well into English! Sometimes you need a censor at our dinner table. Most of the time you just need a sense of humor. Charles usually will sit there […]

November 17, 2009 | 8 Comments More
Comfort Me with Apples — Alsatian Apple Cake

Comfort Me with Apples — Alsatian Apple Cake

One of my favorite and most frequently made creations is Martha Rose Shulman's Alsatian Apple Cake from Supper Club: Chez Martha Rose. It is apple heaven reincarnate; a liberal amount of peeled, sliced apples fused with a pancake-like batter flavored appropriately with vanilla and rum. I make this several times a year and it never fails to evoke praise. I often share the recipe with gratitude and acknowledgment for my source. Enjoy!

April 24, 2009 More
Pear Clafouti Inspired by Clear Creek Distillery's Pear Brandy

Pear Clafouti Inspired by Clear Creek Distillery's Pear Brandy

Bicycling through the French countryside, a young Steve McCarthy rode past rows of pear trees with bottles hanging from their branches and was fascinated by them. Now, many years later, McCarthy’s apple and pear trees in the Hood River Valley have almost 10,000 bottles hanging from them, each with an apple or pear slowly growing […]

April 15, 2009 More
A Deep, Dark and Mysterious Dessert

A Deep, Dark and Mysterious Dessert

Thai Black Sticky Rice Pudding   Our family likes to entertain, and one of the parties we throw is a Lunar New Year Party. We decided to start doing it a few years ago because in Oregon, January and February are pretty gloomy and wet, and everyone’s looking for a pick-me-up after the holidays.   Charles, Mom […]

April 8, 2009 More