Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling

As cherry season has just started, I immediately put my mind into using some of the cherries I’ve bought in a cake. At the same time, I, once again, had a couple of ripe bananas that could only be used in a cake. So it made sense to combine the two in one cake, and… Continue reading Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling

duck, Entree, fruit, Recipes

Orange and Quince Duck Legs

  Whenever I’m lucky enough to find quince at the store, I immediately grab a few. It is such a wonderful and versatile fruit, and it is a real shame its’ season is fairly short.On top of being such a fragrant fruit, quince has so much pectin in it, it is no wonder that its’… Continue reading Orange and Quince Duck Legs

Cakes and Desserts, Cooked Fruits, Jams, Jelly, fruit, mousse, Recipes

Caramelized Apples and Honey with Whipped Cream

The Jewish New Year is celebrated today, and this brings back memories of traditional foods. One of the culinary traditions for this festive event, is to dip a slice of apple in honey, and eat it as a symbol for a sweet New Year. Plenty other sweet dishes are added to the table as well, in… Continue reading Caramelized Apples and Honey with Whipped Cream

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, fruit, Recipes

Pluot Galette with Pistachios and Cashews

Plums are among my most favorite fruits, and, as the season is now is at its’ peak, there are quite a few types of them to choose from. One type I especially like, is pluot, an extra juicy plump and sweet type, which is actually a cross between plum and apricot.