Sicilian CaponataBy Ann GaffneyPreheat the oven to 425F. Line a full baking sheet with parchment paper. Put in the oven while it preheats – this will heat up the sheet and speed up the browning of the eggplant.Honey Roasted FigsBy Ann GaffneyIn the dish, arrange the figs cut side up in a single layer. Drizzle the honey over the figs. Add the water. Sprinkle the tops of the figs with the sugar. Honeyed Peach TorteBy Ann GaffneyWith a spatula, spoon the cake batter into the prepared tin and gently smooth it towards the sides. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t quite reach as the cake will puff up and fill in as it bakes. Take the peach slices and push them into the cake batter until they are all used up.Ann’s Tart Lemon TartBy Ann GaffneyPut the 2 whole lemons into a sauce pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover. Lower the heat to a simmer. Cook until soft, about 20 minutesBasic Short Crust PastryBy Ann GaffneyUsing the tips of your fingers gradually rub the butter into the flour until it has the texture of coarse breadcrumbs. Basic Baked TostadasBy Ann GaffneyBake on a high shelf for 10-12 minutes, or until the tortillas are browned and crisp. Move to cool on paper towels. Serve with desired toppings. Oven Baked FalafelBy Ann GaffneyOven baked Falafel are an easy, lower fat way to get these yummy, protein packed little vegan treats on the table. They’re pretty fast to make in a food processor once you’ve soaked the beans.Happy PizzaBy Ann GaffneyHappy pizza happened when I was looking for a quick lunch and decided to repurpose into pizza a leftover naan bread with some tomato and mozzarella I had in the fridge. It was an epiphany. Naan is a fabulous foil for all kinds of savory toppings. Twice Cooked Delicata SquashBy Ann GaffneyTwice cooked potatoes turns a humdrum baked potato into something special. The same thing happens when you make twice cooked Delicata squash. This recipe from my James Beard nominated cook book has proved a crowd pleaser.Simple Roasted SalmonBy Ann GaffneySimple Roasted Salmon is an easy, delicious way to cook this wonderful fish. You’ll need to allow a little time for the salmon to sit in the marinade, but after that it cooks in no time at allBread and Butter PuddingBy Ann GaffneyBread and Butter Pudding is a favorite British nursery food, nursery food being the food we Brits typically turn to for comfort. This is basically a bread pudding made with a milk based egg custard and if you follow the directions you’ll see that it’s easy to do.Anise Scented Whole Wheat BreadBy Ann GaffneyI came up with the idea for this Anise Scented Whole Wheat Bread after chatting with a friend about Greece. I have found that adding a little anise seed to my basic no-knead bread recipe takes it to another level. Creamy Roasted Carrot SoupBy Ann GaffneyCreamy roasted carrot soup is completely vegan, but it’s so smooth and rich you’d never know. The recipe uses roasted carrots made specially for the soup, but I’ve found it to be a great way to repurpose leftover roasted veggies too.Corn Custard & Tomato TartBy Ann GaffneyA true late summer treat, this easy corn custard & tomato tart is the epitome of the season, putting the combo of sweet, fresh corn and ripe tomatoes to delicious good use.