Baked Julia Apples

Baked apples, stuffed with Watermelon Rind Pickles, seated on buttery pound cake, and drizzled with wine, are inspired by Julia Child.. It’s Julia’s 100th birthday, and this is a recipe is inspired by her Baked Alaska Apples which I watched her make on The French Chef. If you’re wondering what to do with some of those Watermelon Rind Pickles you made, this is a great use for them. Continue reading

Dicken’s Christmas – Roast Goose with Chestnut Stuffing

Dickens’ Christmas Dinner Menu Christmas Salad Roast Goose with Sour Cherry Sauce Chestnut Stuffing Wild Rice Haricots Verts Christmas Pudding I lucked out this year and got a free range goose! I was so happy when I found it that I was jumping up and down. It was going to be a Dickens’ Christmas after all! There never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavour, size and cheapness1, were the themes of universal admiration…. In half a minute Mrs Cratchit entered — flushed, but smiling proudly — with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top. `A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us.’ Which all the family re-echoed. `God bless us every one.’ said … Continue reading