Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

Honey aficionados, try regional or varietal honeys in this recipe from Alice Medrich. The rest of you, yes, clover works just dandy.

Baos

Baos

Although these sweet Chinese orbs of fried goodness are pronounced “bow” as in “wow” and not “bow” as in that ribbon that bedecks a gift, we certainly think of them in gift-worthy terms.

Glass of lavender honey ice cream, in a purple cloth with lavender sprigs

Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender blossoms are steeped in half-and-half until fully flavored. The mixture is stirred with eggs to make a custard and churned for a cool, mellow treat.

Banana Napoleons with Caramel Sauce

Banana Napoleons with Caramel Sauce

Squares of homemade puff pastry (or store-bought if you want to save time), sandwich sliced bananas and a rich walnut caramel sauce. Whip creams sits on top.

Dried fruit and nut cake cut into three slices on a cutting board on marble

Dried Fruit and Nut Cake

Chock-full of crunchy nuts and moist dried fruit, this cake is a taste sensation. May we suggest a choice of apricots, plums, pears, or peaches?

Chocolate-Rum Savarin

Chocolate-Rum Savarin

Rich and tender, this yeast leavened cake is moistened by a good soaking of rum syrup and frosted with gianduja cream. No savarin mold? A Bundt pan will do.

Red plate of six stuffed quahogs clams stuffed with breadcrumbs, chopped clams, parsley, Old Bay Seasoning

Stuffed Quahogs

For a taste of Martha’s Vineyard away from the coast make Jessica B. Harris’s stuffed quahogs – hard shell clams – to enjoy with an evening drink before dinner.