Sugar-and-liqueur-soaked fruit is an easy topper to cake or companion to ice cream. Photo by Laura Groch
I recently brought this cool and easy fruit dessert to a warm-weather dinner party, where, I was happy to see, it was polished off, except for the “polite” spoonful left in the serving dish.
With berries and stone fruits in season now, this is a versatile option, especially if some of the guests, as in our group, must avoid gluten.
The dish started as a trifle — layers of liqueur-soaked pound cake, pudding, fruit — but I Continue reading →
Lychees are a delicious fruit, hidden behind a nubbly reddish-brown shell. Photo by Laura Groch
If you’re a fan of the Honeymooners (and I hope you are), you might remember the phrase, “sweet and sour leechee nuts.”
That was the treat Ralph Kramden offered his long-suffering wife, Alice, as the finale of dinner at her favorite Chinese restaurant, Hong Kong Gardens.
I thought “leechee nuts” were a figment of someone’s imagination until I ran into
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