Previously on MCK

Bright, Light Sorrel Soup

Sorrel’s lemony taste makes it a springtime (well, anytime for me) herb favorite. The flavor’s a little like rhubarb (to which it is related) only milder and more palatable. [...]

2019-04-19T06:39:11+00:001 Comment

My All-Time Favorite Chocolate Cake

Dense, rich, not too sweet...this is the chocolate cake I have requested for my birthday ever since I can remember. The original version (more on this distinction below) is c [...]

2019-04-13T20:06:02+00:001 Comment

(Irish) Scones

I’m taking the liberty of calling these ‘Irish Scones’ after they got the ‘Just like my Granny’s!’ seal of approval from my Irish friend Janet. (I also think of them as Irish [...]

2019-03-28T17:24:46+00:000 Comments

Preserved Lemon Yogurt (or Labneh) Dip

When I made a big batch of preserved lemons last spring, I wondered how I’d ever use them all up. Now that I have discovered this preserved lemon labneh/yogurt dip, I worry I [...]

2019-03-15T10:57:41+00:000 Comments

Bring Back Le Bricolin!

Long before kale got its cult following in France, Brittany had le bricolin. Also called cow or rabbit cabbage (chou à vache, chou à lapin) because it was mostly grown to fee [...]

2019-02-24T07:33:09+00:000 Comments

Sloe Gin Kir Royal

Sloe gin replaces the traditional crème de cassis in the iconic French aperitif. This one falls in the category of ‘Why didn’t I think of it before?’ I love the idea of sloe [...]

2018-12-07T11:22:40+00:000 Comments

Butternut Squash Spoonbread

This is one of those recipes that defied all my hopes and expectations—mainly because I defied just about everything I read about how to make it online. While doodling around [...]

2018-11-26T14:33:24+00:000 Comments

Sweet Potato Soup with Amchoor

Like kale, sweet potatoes have now made it in France. Not all that long ago, I used to have to hunt for the tubers at Thanksgiving, cruising the ‘exotic’ sections at large su [...]

2018-11-15T13:21:07+00:000 Comments