Tastes of Summer

Chocolate Cherry Brownie - Food Gypsy

Chewy Gooey Chocolate Cherry Brownies

June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rich, decadent Chocolate Cherry Brownies, gooey in the middle, with a tart cherry surprise. Made with pure butter, chocolate, dried sour cherries, cocoa & sugar... I'm sure there's no calories in these....

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This week's hot, humid weather has seen us worshipping the air conditioning as temperatures climb. What better way to beat the heat than with a frozen treat for adult tastes? The Lemon...

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Our barbecue essentials list continues with a wicked Smokey Jack Daniels Ketchup and a bit of Jack Smoke that gave our Father's Day barbecue a whole lot of Kentucky kick....

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Piri Piri Sauce - Food Gypsy

Hello Piri Piri – Goodbye Barbecue Sauce

June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

This version of Piri Piri sauce will ruin commercial barbecue sauces for you, forever. Butter based, it borrows from Portuguese tradition leaning heavily French. Using it effectively blackens the surface of the meat,...

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Pain Bagnat – The Perfect French Picnic

June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

After last week's post on Salade Nicoise, we take a merry little detour to Pain Bagnat (literally translated: Wet Bread) which is that same Salade Nicoise, layered in a day-old sourdough roll, wrapped tight, put...

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Salade Nicoise - Food Gypsy

Salade Nicoise inspired by Julia Child

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week we join the many voices celebrating what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday in August of this year, with JC100. Starting with Salade Nicoise, from Child's The Way to Cook, a...

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Double Berry French Toast - Food Gypsy

Double Berry French Toast

December 30, 2011 | 1 Comments

Nothing like a belly full of warm, spicy Double Berry French Toast in the morning. In my days as an innkeeper in at the Dragonfly Inn, this was a guest favorite. Topped with...

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Peach Basil Goat Cheese Galette - Food Gypsy

Peach Basil Goat Cheese Galette

September 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

One last kick at summer, a simple, elegant execution for the last of the season’s peaches with this Peach Basil Goat Cheese Galette. The beauty of a gallette is it's rustic, rough appeal. ...

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Burger El Greco - Food Gypsy

Burger el Greco

August 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Inspired by Greece it's not a hamburger, but a lamb burger favoured with oregano and garlic, punched up with spinach and salted by feta. It borrows from keftedes or Greek meatballs, made with beef,...

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Thai Chili Chicken - Food Gypsy

Thai Chili Chicken ~ a lá Gypsy

August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that strike a cord. Like this pretty little Thai Sweet Chili Chicken. Didn’t intend to post because two ingredients; “chicken” and “jar o’ sauce” does not a “recipe” make, but...

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Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake - Food Gypsy

Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

August 5, 2011 | 6 Comments

This is a cake that takes time, patience and effort. Therefore I only make my Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake for those who will not just appreciate, but worship it. It is only...

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Chili Cheese Cornbread Muffins - Food Gypsy

Chili Cheese Cornbread Muffins

August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chili Cheese Cornbread Muffins, a taste of the south with a few surprises - fresh corn sliced right off the cob as part of the batter, cream cheese in the center so it's gooey and...

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