Category Archives: Posh Nosh

Out of my comfort zone here in the deep south, reaching to my roots and building on an extensive culinary background. Hardly a British “Martha Stewart” More of a no nonsense appraoch to some of the mysteries that appear to befuddle the would be cook. I beleive that everyone who has to breathe to exist, should be able to cook. Feeding your children well, teaching them how, is a must, it’s more than a gift. It is a skill for life.

Easy like a Sunday morning

img_5190.jpgI love baking on Sunday morning. Here are some photos of just a few of the tasty treats that come from my kitchen.

Nutella bread… kind of…

IMG_0104.JPGI used an enriched dough that I made from scratch. Brioche or Danish is good. Layered with Nutella, egg washed and sprinkled with Demerara sugar, cinnamon and sliced almonds. I think if I made it again, I would layer it with julienne of pears and marzipan, plus some chocolate. Was it good? No idea. Sent it to work for hubby to put in the break room. It was gone before ten so I guess so.

Drunken pear and frangipane tart

IMG_0159.JPGJust took this wonderful drunk pear and frangipane tarts from the oven. Mmmm…

Better than eating out!

20140528-085736-32256749.jpgAfter a hard day in the yard… a quick 15 minute supper! Pork with apples and blackberries, wilted spinach with Gorgonzola, glazed carrots and baby new potatoes. Just for hubby, and I had salmon.

Easter Bread

20140419-103220.jpgA gift from an associate. Brought back some really nice memories of Easter back home and the effort put into such occasions. Beautiful. Thank you Thomas Williams and your amazing girls!

Supper for some new neighbors

20140225-175107.jpgI have some new neighbors moving in, their folks just drove across country to help with the unpacking. I know technically one simply does not offer two pies at the same sitting…. Nonetheless I delivered a pot pie, apple pie and litre of Chardonnay to use the process!

Light lunch anyone?

20140225-091448.jpgPear, pecan and Gorgonzola salad with a fig and onion dressing…..and to cleanse your palette….a side of strawberries.

Pork with cranberries, apples, blackberries and raspberry balsamic sauce!

Quick supper on a cold evening

We had pork chops last night that I made with some cranberry relish, added blackberries and raspberry balsamic  and reduced it to a glaze…pushed it through the sieve to make a smooth sauce…I had the tiniest piece of pork but the glaze over my veggies…mmm mm good! If you need something healthy and fast this is it!

Braised Short Ribs

out of the oven, on to a warm plate.Starting the new year off nicely.  I am throwing some supper in the oven early on in the day, while we clean and declutter the house.  Not only do these ribs taste amazingly good, the whole house smells like a french bistro all day!

Almond and Apricot Cake

Great afternoon cake

Almond and Apricot Cake.  Perfect with tea or coffee!