English Toffee

My grandmother raised five boys on a farm in Iowa. When her younger sons were half-grown, she left the farm for the suburbs, but brought with her an amazing talent for cooking, baking and candy making. Her kitchen was a magical place that turned out the fluffiest rolls, quiche so delicious you couldn’t refuse seconds and magazine-worthy holiday spreads. When […]

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Harrison Chocolate Torte

Try not to get whiplash as we careen from healthy middle eastern dishes with gorgeous veggies toward chocolate cake so delicious, it may in fact be illegal.  I cannot help my love for chocolate, it’s hereditary.  I am convinced that eventually geneticists will identify the gene on which the code for “chocolate addict” is written.  Until then, I am unscientifically […]

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