Theobroma- Food of the Gods

……And the food of mournful, moping, moms. The last week has been full of frenetic activity. The Dee (short for Diva) was leaving- for a short holiday in Europe before going back to school in the US. There were gifts to be bought, appointments made, cakes to be baked, clothes dry cleaned. And chocolate truffles….

A Summery Berry Tiramisu

Coffee is a no no in my book. I don’t like the taste, don’t like the smell, and can’t understand the drama behind how saplings were smuggled out of Yemen and the French Guiana in very James Bond like circumstances! So desserts like Tiramisu and Mud pies, leave me cold. But I love summer Tiramisus,…

A dessert a day keeps depression away

I love raspberries. Tiny, beautiful, red and jewel like. I love topping desserts with them, I love adding them in layer cakes with fresh cream filling. And I love making a compote or a raspberry curd. They add such tang and panache to chocolate desserts. I recently made this raspberry white chocolate parfait. Parfait- even…