Many years ago I worked in an Italian restaurant during the America’s cup races in New Zealand. One of our favorite desserts that summer was a light and creamy traditional zabaglione. This version, made with a coconut water reduction and honey instead of marsala and sugar is a real treat on a winter’s night.
Technically, a zabaglione is a caudle, a hot, wine-fortified drink made as a healing draught for a sick person. The noun later morphed into the verb “to coddle,” meaning “to treat with extreme or excessive care or kindness.” Which isn’t a bad way to describe how zabaglione makes me feel. –Zabaglione Love
We recently went on a trip to the desert which began at an oasis. It was a lovely camping trip that was about 3 days and 2 nights. The trip took place in a land cruiser that was fully equipped for rough terrain, including a snorkel, which we didn’t end up needing in the desert. There was a dr ...
This is an amazingly easy, fantastically rich and delicious truffle recipe. In fact it is so good I even considered keeping it a secret and making millions off of it, but I know you guys will enjoy it so I had to post it. You can make various flavors and use different nuts or even add cocoa if you w ...
This rich treat is featured on the cover of the Hella Delicious 2011 calendar--it is delicious and quite easy to make. Crust: 3/4 c raw cashew butter
1 1/2 c chopped nuts (I use cashews, pecans, walnuts and/or hazelnuts)
3 cardamom pods, seeds removed and ground
5-7 fresh dates, seeded and ...
Last night I decided to try an almond torte with cherries and cream. The BC cherries are fantastic and I get raw cream from our local herd-share fresh every week, in fact I have just gotten back from picking up my share. The almonds probably come from California. I did find a online farm-stand t ...
This makes a delicious holiday dessert, warm, rich, moist nourishing and comforting. 1 loaf Panatone bread
250g softened butter
1/2 liter cream
1/2 liter milk
1/2 c maple syrup
2 t vanilla essence or 2 vanilla beans
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t salt Method:
Warm the cr ...
3 c dried prunes
1 c pearl barley
1 c raisins
2 sticks cinnamon
cornstarch or arrowroot
1 t cut lemon peel
1 ½ T lemon juice Method:
Cover prunes with cold water and let stand overnight. Wash pearl barley, cover with cold water and stand overnight. Add raisins to ...
From Russia, this is a traditional sweet pudding that is served at Christmastime. 2 c cracked wheat
½ c sugar
½ c honey
½ c chopped walnuts
¼ c poppy seeds Method:
Rinse wheat. Cook in water until done, about ¾ of an hour. Add water during cooking if necessary. Stir during co ...
Traditional Russian Orthodox Easter Cake 2 ½ lbs ricotta
1 c butter
1 c whipping cream
1 ½ c fine sugar
1 c glazed fruit
1 c golden raisins
½ c blanched almonds
1 ½ t vanilla Method:
Have all ingredients room temperature. Break ricotta into small pieces. Add al ...
Use the best raw honey and farm raised chicken eggs you can find and this simple recipe will blow your mind. 1/2 c honey
4 eggs Method:
Separate the eggs. Mix the honey and egg yolks in a sauce pan and simmer over a low heat stirring constantly until this mixture thickens. Remove from he ...