Rustic Apple Custard Pies

Posted February 4, 2013

I make no secret that I’m a true fan of canning. But there are some other things in jars that I also love, like desserts. Jill took this book we love, got inspired, and served up very pretty apple custard…

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Lion’s Head Meatballs

Posted March 20, 2012

I’m back from Paris and all I want is comfort food. This bowl of Chinese amazement will be perfect this week. Denise shared her Asian-style Meatballs and Spaghetti recipe a few weeks back, and thanks to Jill for sharing a…

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Chicken Spring Rolls {a movie}

Posted February 2, 2012

Superbowl Sunday is imminent and if your menu needs a little something crunchy and fun, these Chicken Spring Rolls from Jill will hit the spot. She even created a quick dipping sauce and a wonderful how to motion photograph to…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Posted October 19, 2011

I quickly emailed my recipe for homemade gnocchi to Jill last week, certain she could master a version made with sweet potatoes. I knew I had given the task to the right woman because after two attempts, she’s made a…

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Authentic Chinese Dumplings

Posted August 21, 2011

Every time I see Jill Chen’s photos from China, and specifically her dumpling photos, I get a hunger pang deep in my belly. After a little coercion, Jill agreed to share her adventure and her favorite dumpling recipe, made by…

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Summer Pavlova

Posted July 3, 2011

Sometimes, Jill Chen is totally in my head. While she makes dandelion wine, I think about making rhubarb wine. When I make a honey and saffron cordial, Jill would gladly side up to the bar for a sniff or a…

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Honey & Saffron Liquor

Posted March 6, 2011

I’m no stranger to a good homemade cordial. J’adore the mix of instant and delayed gratification from the infusing process. Liquors generally need to stew for weeks or even months to fully form and then morph into all sorts of…

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