Sweets for the Meeting

Sweets for the Meeting

New challenges at work including sweetening the table for business meetings. I decided on baking “petit fours,” classic’s that I haven’t made for many years inspires. I included a nod to Argentina with “alfajores with dulce de...
Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

For years, I have served Baked Alaska at my workplace. And each year I say we’ll try something different. Up till now, no luck. As the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, how about old wolves? Call me what you want, but Caroline...

En Papillote

"En Papillote" is a cooking method in which food is placed in a parcel and baked. Parchment paper or aluminum foil are just a few of the materials available to package. Cooking can end up making us slaves to the pots, pans and dishes filling our sink. With...

Retro Season

It may be nostalgia. It may be January's chilly temperatures. Maybe the two go together. Regardless, I've been going into a retro food phase. Most recently I made quenelles, the classic pike or fish dumpling poached and blanketed with lobster...

Lobster Roll

The heat is upon us and it's just barely July! Why not some lobster rolls, that New England classic to remind us of the ocean while we're at work sweating.