Seasonal and Holiday Favorites

Now is about the time I start to think of holiday meal planning and I’m often swapping recipes and ideas with friends and family. Here’s a list of a few of my seasonal and holiday favorites from the archives. Happy Holidays! Much love, peace and happiness to you. ~ Martine SAVORY Walnut and Mushroom Pâté – For… Read More

Coconut Red Lentil Terrine with Cumin and Turmeric Seeduction Crackers

Everyone should have at least one good pâté recipe in their entertaining repertoire. Whether you serve it at lunch with a simple green salad; or with afternoon tea; or as an appetizer during a cocktail hour, a wine tasting, or with an apéritif before dinner, a tasty and exotic pâté can often liven up a culinary spread… Read More

Walnut and Mushroom Pâté

Walnut and Mushroom Pâté Adapted from All Recipes 1 cup walnuts ½ cup minced shallots ¼ cup olive oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ pound shiitake or maitake mushrooms, chopped ¼ pound crimini or portobello mushrooms, chopped ¼ pound chanterelle or oyster mushrooms, chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon… Read More

Fun Friday Play Date

On Friday afternoon I hosted my first play date. Since I like to entertain, cook and bake, I enjoyed the planning and preparation for this small event almost as much as I enjoyed spending the afternoon talking, eating and socializing with friends. Play date is an expression used mostly in the US for a pre-arranged… Read More