Alternative Pizza Crust

As I’ve probably said before, I am generally averse to food products that carry the “something-free” label. It strikes me as far too radical, and when I see it, I feel anything but free.  People who categorically ban certain things from their diet (unless of course they are allergic) are as mysterious to me as marathon …

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Pop (T)art

After living in France on and off in my twenties and early thirties, I can definitely say that my tastes changed because of it. Many processed foods that I had previously found acceptable and even tasty suddenly tasted artificial, overly salty or sickeningly sweet. To my husband’s occasional confusion, however, I still retain a fondness for certain garish … Continue reading Pop (T)art

Holy Hazelnuts

This past New Years, my husband made a Bûche de Noel (Christmas log) that we hoped would be reminiscent of the kind of desserts one buys in a fine French pastry shop. One of the hallmarks of French desserts and candies is the use of hazelnut, and the recipe he found offered a variety of … Continue reading Holy Hazelnuts