The Simple Spatula

Tag: homemade

dinner for four.

On a cool August evening. All served with brown rice and white wine, on the deck of course. Duck Breast with a cherry reduction Serves 4 2 1lb Moulard or Magret Duck Breasts 1/4 cups red or white wine 1/3 cup tart cherry jam 2 tsp light colored honey salt and pepper Using a sharp [...]

My first donut.

I fried my first donut this week. I know, I know I just gave this whole speech about not sharing any real recipes or making anything elaborate and then here I went and fried a donut. Actually, I made 3 different kinds. What can I say, I like to keep you on your toes. Not [...]

Harvest Peach Ice Cream (with brownie chunks!)

Until this year, peach ice cream had this sort of mythical feel, like it only exists in country music…and maybe Georgia.┬áBut why? We have peaches in New York, we have ice cream, why don’t we have peach ice cream? Us downstaters are deprived. Maybe it’s for the best though. Peach ice cream should be homemade [...]

Here we go again.

Limoncello, round two. Maybe I’ll make a yearly tradition out of it. I used Meyer lemons this time, which is appropriate given my current obsession with all things meyer lemon. Disregard the fact that real limoncello is made with Eureka lemons and certainly not Meyer lemons since we don’t even actually know what they are. [...]

Fettuccine with Pickled Mushrooms and Parmesan

When I first tasted the pickled mushrooms Tuesday night, I wanted to run off with the jar and find a stove to cook some pasta and toss them both with parmesan cheese. They were that good. However, that probably wouldn’t have gone over well so instead I controlled myself and went out for dinner – [...]

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

In other words… the pie that will win our pumpkin pie bakeoff. That’s right, there is a battle royale going on in my house over who makes the best pumpkin pie; Nathalie’s boyfriend, Scott or me. Of course I know I have all your votes, faithful readers, but unfortunately, you are not here to vote. [...]