Key Lime Tart with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

EpicureanPiranha | April 18th, 2011 - 23:52
Key Lime Pie TN

I love the freshness of limes in both savoury and sweet foods. The sharpness of Key limes is incomparable in flavour in my Key Lime Tart with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream! Delicious, fresh, zesty and creamy ♥

Scallops with Rich Tarragon Tomato Sauce & Linguini

EpicureanPiranha | January 23rd, 2011 - 23:44
Scallops w Tarragon Tomato Sauce & Linguini 16 TN

I particularly love tarragon with tomato-based sauces and seafood ♥ This rich tomato sauce finished with a hint of heavy cream, served on a bed of linguini fini and garnished with large, plump, sea scallops quickly sautéed in butter until golden, is really wonderful!

Luxury Millionaire’s Shortbread

EpicureanPiranha | January 12th, 2011 - 00:16
Luxury Millionaire's Shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread, composed of a bottom layer of rich butter dough, a top layer of milk chocolate, and a thick middle layer of caramel, is a favourite in the U.K. This luxury version of the squares won a baking contest! The bonus is they’re easy to make ♥

Ox-eye Daisies & Other Gaspésian Treats

EpicureanPiranha | July 27th, 2010 - 23:49
Boutons de marguerites & Lilas cristallisées à Mae

Home-smoked, freshly caught mackerel filets, tiny, marinated Ox-eye daisy buds, & beautiful crystallised lilac flowers – a few of the special treats my aunt prepared for us. And her recipe for Smoked Cod Appetisers [Recette également publiée en français : Bouchées à  la morue fumée].

Fruit Curd Meringue Gateau

EpicureanPiranha | July 12th, 2010 - 22:35
Meringue Cream Lemon Torte

This is a beautiful dessert to serve after a rich meal because the sponge cake and meringue are very light. The preparation itself is simple. The meringue is the longest to cook – but you can prepare everything ahead of time & assemble the torte just prior to serving, so it’s a perfect dessert for entertaining ♥

Afternoon Tea Chez Epi

EpicureanPiranha | May 28th, 2010 - 01:09
Petits gateaux aux agrumes

One of my favourite English traditions is an elegant afternoon tea, where fine English tea is served in the best porcelain cups, accompanied by tiny finger sandwiches and dainty buttery pastries. These heavenly “petits gâteaux” are worthy of traditional afternoon teas!

Golden Amber Delight

EpicureanPiranha | May 1st, 2010 - 20:35
Golden Amber Delight 009 TN

Contrary to what you may believe, caramelising sugar & making caramel is easy. You don’t even need a candy thermometer! Follow my step-by-step instructions for making this rich amber delight, and enjoy! Click on the photo or title for details.

Gemelli or “Twice the Delight”!

EpicureanPiranha | May 20th, 2009 - 09:59
Gemelli w cream rosemary-ham tomato spinach shallot basil & garlic 09 TN copy

A simple but elegant pasta dish ready to serve in 20 minutes! Gemelli is the name of the pasta shape I used, and the light sauce is made with cream, Italian rosemary ham, fresh tomato and baby spinach. Click on the photo or title for the recipe.