Above, made with wild blackberry jam and ground cloves: yum!
I was casting about for cauliflower inspiration, and my Mom mentioned a delightful recipe for cauliflower in goat-cheese cream sauce when we chatted Saturday morning.
To make: steam cauliflower florets until tender, lightly season with salt and pepper. Gently heat cream in a saucepan to gradually thicken, then stir in goat cheese to taste. Pour over cauliflower and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes with fresh breadcrumbs, minced parsley and small dabs of butter.
And circling back to the spice-cookie inspiration, pears baked with grated ginger and wine, a delicious echo of centuries past from Paula Wolfert's The Cooking of South-West France, garnished with marzipan-spice Zimtsterne cookies:
Monday's bento lunch with chicken, green apples, red cabbage, radish "heart", forelle pear, and spice cookies. Let it snow!