Surviving the Polar Vortex: Bread on the Fly (sort of)

The winds in the Polar Vortex are allegedly slowing down and temperatures in Chiberia are jumping from -14F to a balmy 14F. One can only hope. I fed the last bit of bread in my apartment to the birds who apparently didn’t seek warmer temperatures at a lower latitude.  Since my courage has only allowed…

Turn One Dessert into Two: Chocolate Cremeaux

Dessert. I don’t know if I even like ordering dessert at restaurants, but I’m fascinated by what chefs come up with at fancy restaurants. For instance: on the menu at The Bristol were items unfamiliar to me, so I made them. I made the first item: Basque Cake — delicious, but the name is deceiving…

How to Turn One Old Banana into Magic

Running with the idea of cooking things I’ve kept a little past their sell by date, I’m making coffee cake. Banana coffee cake. I had exactly one banana that had too many speckles for my taste and because the holidays are here and there are so many times of day to entertain, I decided to…