Category: Food

Lemon Curd, O Lemon Curd

Vegan Lemon Curd I love lemon curd:  the texture, the bright lemon burst of flavor, the way it’s not too sweet (like jam) but so spreadable on biscuits and ryvita… oatcakes… toast… even pumpernickel or Vollkornbrot.  Before I ever moved to England (in 1972), some family friends had just come back from a two-year sojourn; …

Four For Fudge Cake

Here’s another great WAR (Work Avoidance Ritual) to gladden the hearts of your household… or, in my case, the Mathematician’s Potluck next Wednesday! Four for Fudge Cake That’s right – only four ingredients (plus a pinch of salt). This is NOT vegan:  there are eggs, and possibly a bit of dairy in the chocolate, depending…

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night It’s true that Twelfth Night refers to the 12th day of Christmas, which (counting from 25.  December) means the 5th of January, and today is the 7th… but close enough. In two day’s time, there will be a Mathematician’s potluck at a friend’s house, so here is the opportunity to make a galette…

Almost as good as chocolate!

As I looked for vegan recipes to make the holidays lighter and brighter, I came across this brilliant vegan interpretation of the traditional (steamed) Christmas pudding I enjoyed so much when I lived in England.  In fact, after my return to the US in 1992, we made and gave away dozens of small Xmas puddings…

Vegan Buttercream Icing/Frosting

I’m making my Hazelnut-Pear Torte for a dinner party tomorrow, and researched some healthier-but-delicious buttercreams to go with it. So let’s leap in! In each case, the quantity will make enough to dress one 7” cake in two layers. Sweet Potato Buttercream – which tastes much better than it sounds. Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes,…