While I bake tasty onion tarts quite often, the one I have here turned out even tastier than usual. What made it so very tasty lies in the addition of roasted chestnuts to the dough, and flavoring the filling with a bit of mustard, along with blue cheese and rosemary. This combination of flavors and textures took the plain onion tart into another level. Try it and enjoy. Continue reading “Red Onion Tart with Chestnuts and Blue Cheese”
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 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 “Apple, Honey, Almond and Rosemary Muffins”
Fresh and tasty rice paper rolls are a signature dish of the Vietnamese cuisine. The thin rice wrappers are filled with fresh ingredients and served with a savory-sweet dipping sauce, which is an integral part of the dish, as the filling is not seasoned. All this makes the rolls perfect for summer entertaining. Continue reading “Shrimp Rice Rolls with Soy-Tahini Dipping Sauce”
A couple of months ago, I’ve decided it’s time to experiment with Farro, an ancient type of wheat that I haven’t yet used. I bought a package and planned to use it, but, as it happens so very often, I forgot all about it. So when I saw THIS recipe for farro and corn salad, on the excellent “Frugal Hausfrau” blog, it immediately caught my eye. Continue reading “Farro, Corn and Crab Salad”
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 “Fennel and Almonds Olive oil Cookies”
When it comes to lobster rolls, there are two main approaches: the purist one, originated in Connecticut, which refuses to add anything but melted butter to the warm lobster; and the one originated in Main, which serves the lobster cold, with mayonnaise and other seasonings. Continue reading “Lobster Rolls”
I am taking the weekend off, and so I’ve decided to re-post this recipe, which was published almost 4 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. See you next week with new recipes.
While chicken is the most common poultry around the world, in many places chicken wings were not considered a separate food item. They were usually thrown into a stock, or thrown away altogether. There are many theories about who first transformed this formerly boring part into a tasty snack. Most probably, all the theories are correct, as so often happens in the culinary world.
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Unlike last week’s time consuming recipe, this week I have for you a very quick and easy to prepare dinner, which nevertheless has lots of flavor and different textures.
This “all in one pan” dish is not a recipe per se, but more of an idea for improvising with whatever ingredients you have at hand. Continue reading “Pan seared Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops and Endive”
Stuffed grape leaves are known all over the Mediterranean, where they are mostly stuffed with rice and herbs, and in the Middle East, where a meat filling is more common. Continue reading “Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Herbs”
When I saw some nice fresh rhubarb in the market, I immediately grabbed a few stalks. I didn’t have a clear idea of what to do with it, but also didn’t want to let it stand for too long. My solution was to make a version of my “usual” fruit crisp (recipe can be found HERE) with it. Continue reading “Rhubarb, Apple and Coconut Crisp”
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 “Blue Cheese, Rosemary and Pecan Crackers”