A Quick Menu

A Quick Menu

In the midst of the pandemic, I am longing for shopping for lots of fresh ingredients for my posts, but in the meantime, I have been thinking of a few helpful recipes that can be cooked with canned and non-perishable items, and staples already in the pantry … click on title for more

Black Currant Compote

Black Currant Compote

I needed recipes other than jam to take advantage of my black currant bumper crop. A compote is by definition “a dessert of fruit cooked in syrup” and it is as simple to make as it sounds; making a small batch is not a burden even in the hot summer season because cooking times are short and, unlike with jam, there are no worries with compote about acidity, pectin levels or gelling, since it is supposed to be somewhat runny, like a sauce … click on title for more