What to do if you’re craving fresh bread out of the oven, but you don’t want to invest the time in waiting for the yeast to proof? This tasty rustic bread is the answer: it can be made in 30 minutes, baking time included! Continue reading
Baked cheese is one of my favorite ways of serving semi-soft cheeses. The baking process enhances the cheese flavors and makes its texture even creamier. Served with fresh, or cooked fruits, (check HERE for a recipe with quince cooked in spiced red wine) the combination is even tastier.
In the following recipe, I took this combination a step further, and baked the cheese, along with cooked pears, “en croûte”, i.e. in a buttery puff pastry crust, and the result was simply irresistible. Continue reading
After the heavy dinners of this week, it was time for some lighter vegetarian dishes, and, as I often do, I used zucchini as a base for a cheese bake. This bake is one of them: it is hearty and filling, yet not heavy at all, mostly due to the fact it contains no flour or any other starch. Continue reading
Homemade crackers are so much better than any store bought ones. Not only that when you’re baking them at home you can control the quality of ingredients used, you can also prepare them exactly to your liking. Continue reading
As I’m taking a few days off blogging, I once again opt to re-blogging an earlier post, which most of you probably have missed. It was posted 2 years ago – hard to believe!
See you next week with a new post.
Fresh corn season has just begun and it’s time to put this great and versatile ingredient into good use.
The best thing to do with fresh corn is, of course, to eat it as is. Yet, as the cooked corn isn’t as tasty after refrigerating, I usually end up scraping the kernels from leftover ears and use them in salads, pancakes or muffins.
The following muffins are easy to make and the result is tasty, colorful and nutritious. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, light dinner or as a snack.
How to cook fresh corn: If you’re lucky enough to get some really fresh corn, make sure to not to overcook it. Just place it in a large pot, add water (don’t add salt, it will harden the kernels), cover and bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and let cool in the water. That’s all the cooking you…
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Baked mushrooms casserole is a favorite of mine, and as Thanksgiving dinner is approaching rapidly, I’ve decided to experiment with my original recipe, to make it more suitable for the holiday.
This light, fresh and tasty bake is quick and easy to assemble. It can be served warm or cold, as an appetizer or a vegetarian entrée, or cut into small cubes and served as finger food. Continue reading
It’s hot outside, so I thought about preparing a nice quick salad that doesn’t require cooking, and yet is filling like a cooked dish. Caprese is exactly this kind of salad. Continue reading
When you see at the store a bunch of beets with the greens still attached to them, you know they are as fresh as it gets. Nevertheless, the fresh greens are not just an indication for the beets’ freshness; they are also edible and tasty on their own right, so it makes even more sense to buy the bunch.
Here, I have used the bunch to create two dishes: a colorful roasted beets salad and savory beet greens cheese patties.
Both dishes go great together, but you can, of course, serve each on its’ own.
Fresh corn season has just begun and it’s time to put this great and versatile ingredient into good use. Continue reading
Crostini (“little toasts” in Italian) are a great way to make an easy yet impressive appetizer. The toppings are endless and are up to your liking, so mix and match.
I like the combination of cheese and fruit, as seen here. * If you don’t have Vegetarian friends coming over (like I had the day photos were taken), add some good quality thinly sliced Prosciutto on top of the cheese.