Apple, Honey, Almond and Rosemary Muffins

The Jewish New Year is celebrated on Wednesday, and this brings back memories of traditional foods even to an agnostic such as myself. One of these culinary traditions 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 to the table as well, in order to emphasize this hope for a sweet New Year.
The muffins I have created here were inspired by this tradition. Continue reading

Fennel and Almonds Olive oil Cookies

Olive oil is not the most commonly used ingredient in sweet cookies, but there is really no reason for that, and the following cookies are a good proof of that. Continue reading

Buttermilk Marinated Chicken Thighs with Almond Crust

Chicken marinated in buttermilk is known mostly as the base for the tasty Southern fried chicken, which is juicy inside and crispy on the outside.
However, the marinade works its wonders with roasted chicken as well, and since I’m not much into deep frying, especially in the summer, I’ve decided on the latter option. Continue reading

Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Almond Topping

While I usually prefer to use fresh fish, when I saw vacuum packed frozen Alaskan wild salmon at the store, I’ve decided to try it nonetheless. Continue reading

Cod with Tomato-Saffron Sauce

As I’m taking a bit of time off, I’ve decided to re-post this recipe, which was published almost 3 years ago.
Whether you’ve already seen the recipe here, or you’ve followed the blog later, I’m sure you’ll find the recipe worth trying.

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Cod with Tomato-Saffron Sauce Ronit Penso

When I saw this fresh wild Cod at the store, I knew it would benefit from quick steaming. Yet, I also knew its’ mild taste would benefit from a somewhat assertive flavoring.
As I’ve just bought a new tin of wonderful Spanish saffron, I’ve decided to go with a Mediterranean inspired sauce and combine it with tomatoes.
Soon, capers, anchovies, almonds, cooked chickpea, raisins, lemons and honey showed up on the working table; the sauce pretty much created itself and a wonderful aroma filled the kitchen…

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Cut out Almond Butter Cookies

Cut out Butter Almond Cookies Ronit PensoThe following recipe, for crispy and tasty cookies, is a one of my all times go-to recipes, since I came up with it after combining a few recipes into this one.
The mix of butter, almond meal and powdered sugar, creates cookies with wonderful texture and flavor. Continue reading

Figs and Almonds Cake

Figs and Almonds Cake Ronit PensoAnyone who tried fresh figs in any Mediterranean country is likely to be a bit disappointed with American figs. I’m not sure why exactly, but they never taste the same. Since I’m a big fig fan, this is not to say I’ve stopped trying. Whenever I see reasonable looking figs, which is not very often, I buy them and hope this time it’s going to be different. Continue reading

Upside down Orange, Almonds and Anise cake

Upside down Orange Almond and Anise cake Ronit PensoI am very fond of upside down cakes, and make quite a few of them in the summer, with all the juicy ripe fruits. When I looked at the selection of fruits at the store, I realized it was time for experimenting. Continue reading

Peas, Pesto and Coconut Savory Pancakes

Peas, Pesto and Coconut Savory Brunch Pancakes Ronit PensoAs much as I like sweet pancakes, savory pancakes are also a great dish to serve on a weekend brunch or breakfast.

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Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

Goat Cheese Quiche Ronit PensoThese beautiful and tasty goat cheese quiches will fill your kitchen with amazing aroma, and even more so, if you choose to use the mature goat cheese on top of the fresh one in the filling.

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Red Trout with Grapes and Almonds

Red Trout with Grapes and Almonds Ronit PensoWhenever I want a quick, healthy and impressive main dish, I usually choose a nice fresh filleted fish. A few minutes of prepping, a few minutes of cooking, and you’re ready to serve.

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