Author Archives: Jane Lear

Miso-Spiced Rum Bananas Foster

Start February with a bang — or how about a flambé? The appropriately festive bananas Foster was invented in 1951 at Brennan’s on Bourbon Street in New Orleans where fortunes were made importing the tropical fruit. Torching a mixture of brown sugar, rum and liqueurs creates a delicious caramel sauce which needs some Lacock Dairy Madagascan […]

Does Ginger Boost Immunity?

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s often called ginger […]