As cherry season has just started, I immediately put my mind into using some of the cherries I’ve bought in a cake. At the same time, I, once again, had a couple of ripe bananas that could only be used in a cake. So it made sense to combine the two in one cake, and… Continue reading Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling
After successfully using hard apple cider in a few dishes recently, I’ve found myself looking at a sparkling hard pear cider at the store, wondering if it will give a dish similar tasty results.
One of my favorite ways of marinating chicken is using hard apple cider (check HERE for a recipe), and I was planning to do that again. However, this time I wanted to add another layer of flavor to the cider marinade.
After my successful experiment of cooking chicken in cider and apples (recipe can be found HERE), I’ve decided to use these ingredients to prepare pork tenderloin (also known as pork fillet) in a similar way.
The following chicken dish is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I’ve come up with. Besides salt and pepper, it contains only 5 ingredients, yet it is full of flavors, as if it was made with so many more.
There are many ways of preparing ribs, and most of them require lengthy cooking or grilling time. This time, I was looking for a shorter way to prepare them, and decided to check the pressure cooker method, as it cuts the cooking time substantially.
Rhubarb season has just started, and the fresh reddish stalks are hard to resist. As I was about to bake a quick apple and maple cake, it only felt right to reduce the amount of apples, and mix in some rhubarb instead. Apples and rhubarb mix so well together, and both pair beautifully with maple… Continue reading Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake
Fruit cakes are high up on my favorite cakes list, and with summer fruits in abundance, it is only natural to bake them even more often. This time, I used a combination of black plums, apricots and peaches, which I paired with freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, lemon zest and hard apple cider – to… Continue reading Ginger-Lemon Summer Fruit Cake with Fruit Compote
Poached pears is my go-to recipe, when I’m looking for a quick, tasty and light dessert (click HERE for the recipe). Pears have an incredible way of absorbing flavors while cooking, yet keep their shape, and can be easily served on their own, or with few additions, creating an effortless and elegant dessert.
Finding these beautiful mini eggplants at the market, my first thought was to prepare my dish of mini eggplants stuffed with lamb (click HERE for the recipe). However, on second thought, I decided to go with a lighter direction, and use them to make quick pickles with fresh herbs.
Dandelion is known mostly as a seasonal plant, of which all its parts have been used in cooking and traditional medicine from ancient times. To many who are unfamiliar with the plant, the greens are many times considered an invasive weed in fields and gardens, but they are in fact edible and highly nutritious. As… Continue reading A Few Dishes with Dandelion Greens