appetizer, Bread, breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Vegetables

Tomato, Rosemary and Cheese Flat Bread

Most times, when I’m up to baking bread, I opt to my basic focaccia recipe. This time, however, I wanted something different, and started looking around, to see what I can add to the dough I was about to create.

As I had some tomato sauce ready, I was wondering, how it will work as part of the bread itself, rather than as a topping. This led to another idea – why not add some cheeses to the dough, along with it? Continue reading “Tomato, Rosemary and Cheese Flat Bread”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Dips, Recipes

Savory Puff Pastry Pinwheels and Cheese Dip

The following crispy puff pastry pinwheels, are loaded with colorful and flavorful Mediterranean ingredients, that complement each other beautifully: garlic cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Feta cheese, oil cured black olives, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh rosemary and thyme – all create an aromatic and tasty filling for the buttery crispy dough. Continue reading “Savory Puff Pastry Pinwheels and Cheese Dip”

Chicken, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Lemon and Herbs Roasted Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Roasted chicken with lemon is a favorite dish, which I make often, while adding different ingredients to the basic combination. Continue reading “Lemon and Herbs Roasted Chicken Thighs and Potatoes”

Bread, Brunch, Recipes

Multi Grain and Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia is a fairly quick bread to make, and it doesn’t require any special pans. So, it’s no wonder that I make it quite often. While I usually use my basic recipe (check HERE for the post), I sometimes like to experiment with different types of flour (as you can see HERE), even if they’re taking the recipe very far from the authentic Italian version. Continue reading “Multi Grain and Rosemary Focaccia”

Chicken, Entree, Recipes

Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Chestnuts in Red Wine Sauce

The following tasty dish is quick and easy to make, and will fill your kitchen with amazing earthy fragrances. Continue reading “Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Chestnuts in Red Wine Sauce”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Cookies, Recipes, Snack

Rosemary and Parmesan Savory Freezer Cookies

I make my Blue cheese, Rosemary and Pecan crackers often. However, this time, I wanted to create a different version of it, of thicker savory cookies, that can also work as a base for canapés. Continue reading “Rosemary and Parmesan Savory Freezer Cookies”

Entree, lamb, Recipes

Lamb Shanks Stew with Tomatoes, Red wine and Rosemary

The weather is getting cooler, which allows more stews on the menu. At the same time, fresh juicy tomatoes are still available, so before they disappear, I’ve decided to use them in this lamb stew. It was a good decision, as their acidity and slight sweetness balanced the fairly heavy lamb meat beautifully, along with the onion and red wine. Continue reading “Lamb Shanks Stew with Tomatoes, Red wine and Rosemary”

fruit, pork, Recipes

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Peaches and Rosemary Compound Butter

Serving whole roasted pork tenderloin (also known as pork fillet) makes for an impressive dinner. It is also a cut that requires short preparation and cooking time, so it is one of my preferred options when it comes to easy entertaining.  Continue reading “Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Peaches and Rosemary Compound Butter”

Brunch, Food, Recipes, Vegetables

Red Onion Tart with Chestnuts and Blue Cheese

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”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, cupcakes, Muffins, Recipes

Apple, Honey, Almond and Rosemary Muffins

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”

appetizer, Cheese, Food, Recipes

Blue Cheese, Rosemary and Pecan Crackers

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”