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  • Savory Events

    A Walk In the Rain, Tapas & Wine

    A Walk In the Rain, Tapas & Wine We hosted our very first Saturday afternoon/evening event with a narrated-history tour given by Jim followed by tapas and wine at the Mill.

  • Sweet

    My Epic Fail or, How I Made A Trifle Out Of A Failed Genoise

    I love that the word “trifle” has more than one meaning; it can mean something of little, or no value; it can mean frivolously spending ones time (which I thought I had done when making this framboise); my dad always used to say,”You better not be trifling with me!” or, it can refer to a custard and fruit filled dessert, layered with sponge cake.

  • Sweet

    Making Vanilla Lemon Curd

    6 egg yolks (save whites for a genoise recipe I’m posting on Friday–or, make an omelette for    lunch!)2 whole eggs1 1/2 cup sugarvanilla seeds (rub into the sugar to avoid clumping)1 Tablespoon vanilla extract1 cup lemon juicezest of 4 lemons8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon sized chunks Method: In a small, heavy-bottomed pot, whisk egg yolks and eggs together .

  • Sweet

    Winter Warmth “With Lemons”

    We DO have a Winter here in Hawaii–and, I know, it is NOTHING like the cold temperatures that some of you get–it does allow us to have lovely fires in our fireplace and warm up our cold-cement-floored home.

  • Drinks

    A Vanilla Mary

    Friday Vanilla Libations from The Vanilla Chef I made this first with my sister who was visiting, oh, back ten years or so.

  • Extract Drinks

    Flavoring Alcohol With Vanilla

    Flavoring your alcohol with vanilla is one of the easiest ways to take your drinks to the next level.