We have to make Christmas happen. I remember when that staggering thought occurred to me. I was 25, and it was my first Christmas in Chicago. Cold wind and nothing but darkness outside my window save for the unfeeling light of streetlamps. Sidewalks full… Continue Reading “Father Christmas Bread”
Manitou Winds’ 2019 Winter Songs & Carols program celebrates home, holidays, and hygge. To prepare for this year’s concert, we’re excited to bring you Comfort & Joy: a new series of musically and seasonally-inspired recipes from the Woodwind Gourmet. My most cherished holiday memories… Continue Reading “Cáca Nollag”
In the final variation in our Dolce e Delizioso collection, we’ll turn a single cake layer into a decadent layered dessert that will make an impressive presentation in a trifle dish or can be made into elegant individual servings.
Today’s variation turns one cake layer into a simple but decadent layer cake sure to please any fans of the classic Moon Pie sandwich cookie: buttery cake layers separated by fluffy marshmallow creme, all enclosed in a shell made of rich chocolate.
In this final collection of recipes, we’ll play sweetly in the kitchen; calling upon a single versatile cake recipe to deliver an array of tempting treats fit for finishing a meal or rounding out a special occasion.
For the final variation in our Lines & Spaces series, we’ll swap out the greens for some colorful beans; and take out the ricotta, replacing it with nutty, creamy fontina to make a lasagna like no other!
Our first variation spins our lines and spaces in a new, green direction — replacing meat with leafy Swiss chard for a lighter lasagna that still delivers the warm-fuzzies we expect from comfort food.
Within the five lines and four spaces of a staff, a composer creates all manner of beauty and complexity. In our second “Theme & Variations” recipe collection, we take our cue from the staff, making a delicious composition using everyone’s favorite comfort food: lasagna!
For our first recipe collection in the Theme & Variations series, I decided we should explore the musical fruit (beans!) by starting with a very basic recipe and then expanding its flavor horizons a bit… The Musical Fruit Our theme was a Cajun-inspired pot… Continue Reading “Musical Fruit III”