Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, fruit, Recipes, Snack

Lemon and Almond Cookies

Lemon cookies are always a delight – not overly sweet, and full of wonderful citrusy aroma. I often add some crunchy ingredients into the dough mix (poppy seeds, or pistachio nuts). This time, I chose to add almond flour to the basic buttery dough, for its creaminess and unique texture. Continue reading “Lemon and Almond Cookies”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, Muffins, Recipes, Snack, Vegetables

Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes

With fresh corn season about to end, I chose the next best thing, frozen corn, to make the following tasty mini bakes. Continue reading “Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Peach and Marzipan Galette

Fresh ripe summer fruits are in abundance, and it’s hard to resist using them in different ways. One of my favorites is preparing a quick galette – a free form pie – with them. Finding beautiful fragrant peaches at the store, it was a quick decision to use them in the following galette. Continue reading “Peach and Marzipan Galette”

appetizer, Brunch, CONDIMENTS, Recipes, Seafood

Inari Pockets with Rice and Shrimp

The following appetizer has all the components of the more known sushi rolls, but it is much easier to prepare. The secret lies in the use of Inari tofu skin pockets as the shell, rather than the more elaborate and time consuming use of Nori seaweed sheet, which require a sushi rolling mat and expertise. Continue reading “Inari Pockets with Rice and Shrimp”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, ice cream, mousse, Recipes

No Churn Vanilla and Marzipan Ice Cream

Over the last few years, I’ve seen quite a lot of recipes for no-churn ice cream. I got curious, but still postponed trying them.  

While making a batch of my homemade Marzipan (click HERE for the recipe), I kept a bit on the side, planning to find a recipe to use it with. Then the idea of incorporating it with ice cream came to mind, and soon after I was checking these recipes again. Continue reading “No Churn Vanilla and Marzipan Ice Cream”

appetizer, Brunch, Eggs, Entree, Recipes, Side dishes, Vegetables

Radish and Beet Greens Frittata

Too often, we find at the store beets or radishes, with their fresh greens cut off. This is a real shame, as the greens are highly nutritious and flavorful. Continue reading “Radish and Beet Greens Frittata”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, sandwich, Side dishes

Eggplant Preserved in Olive Oil, with Oregano and Garlic

Eggplants are one of my most favorite vegetables. They can be prepared in so many ways, and in each they demonstrate a new flavor and texture, as in the following recipe. Continue reading “Eggplant Preserved in Olive Oil, with Oregano and Garlic”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake

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 flavor and aroma – so the mix of all was very promising. Continue reading “Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling

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 the result is in front of you. Continue reading “Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling”

Brunch, fruit, Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

Tomato-Pepper Soup with Clementine and Celery

Despite the fact we recently had a few warm days; the weather has changed to a bit colder again, so a warm soup came to mind. However, since it’s really not that cold, I’ve decided to skip the heavier wintry soups, and make a lighter vegetables based soup. Continue reading “Tomato-Pepper Soup with Clementine and Celery”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Eggs, Recipes

Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches (i.e. three types of milk) cake, is one of my favorite desserts to order, whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant. The spongy cake is oozing with a tasty milk syrup, and topped with whipped vanilla cream. Granted, it is sweeter than most cakes I’m usually making, but it is also very delicious and irresistible. So far, I was happy enough with only ordering it when at the restaurant, and didn’t make it at home. But with limited restaurant experiences lately, things changed, and I was looking for an authentic recipe, in order to make it at home. When I saw the detailed recipe for it on a blog I follow, Irene’s “My slice of Mexico”, I knew it was the one to try first. Continue reading “Tres Leches Cake”