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 with cooking chicken in cider and apples (recipe can be found HERE), I decided to use these ingredients to prepare pork tenderloin (also known as pork fillet).
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.
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
The Jewish New Year is celebrated today, and this brings back memories of traditional foods, even to an agnostic such as me. One of the culinary traditions for this event, is to dip a slice of apple in honey, and eat it as a symbol for a sweet New Year. Plenty other sweet dishes are added … Continue reading Apple, Ginger, Honey and Golden Raisins Cake
Chicken drumsticks are my favorite part for buffet dinners. They are easy to serve and are the perfect portion when combined with other dishes. The recipe here makes using them even easier, as they are mixed with the marinade in the pan ahead of time, and kept in the fridge until ready to roast.
When we think about the term “salad”, we usually think about a dish that is prepared soon before serving and and is eaten as fresh as can be. However, it’s always good to remember that not all salads were created equal, and that many of them taste even better after marinating for a few hours, … Continue reading Five Marinated Salads