Cooler, crisp days and oblique light. Autumn is upon us, and with it the first fall fruit that comes to mind. Juicy, sweet pears are delicious and versatile. Here's almost a dozen ways to preserve the bounty of the season.
I used my blender to whip up homemade nutella. The first step was to toast the hazelnuts in the oven to remove their skin. After that it was a few minutes blending the ingredients and my from-scratch version was ready to be devoured.
In a nutshell, fermented foods tend to be very good for the gut. It’s written that Tiberius, of Roman fame, always carried a barrel of sauerkraut with him on long voyages to protect himself from intestinal infections.
Inspired by the local markets and flavoured with star anise and rosemary. I love using star anise with dark meat as it brings out a deep savoury flavour. Serve on crusty French bread with a few cornichons and green salad on the side.
This blackberry liqueur is lovely served cold and neat or mixed in a cocktail. An interesting and tasty aperitif in keeping with la vie Francaise. I'll definitely be trying it out with some sparking wine or champagne for a blackberry Kir Royale.
Intimidated by home brewing? Get your feet wet with a very basic cider recipe. This foolproof cider uses store-bought juice, regular cane sugar and raisins. The only specialty item you'll need is a single pouch of champagne yeast.