Babies · Breakfast and Brunch · Life · Recipes · Side dish · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Savory Swiss chard and cheese muffins

I've just passed the last hour of my life going up and down a flight of stairs, coercing an almost hyperventilating, super excited, I-just learned-how-to-stand-up 9-months-old and a defying, rebellious, mind boggling(ly) stubborn 2 year old to retire their act and go to bed. When I enter the room, they both resentfully pipe down, only to resume… Continue reading Savory Swiss chard and cheese muffins

Breakfast and Brunch · Recipes · starters dips and snacks · Sweet tooth · Uncategorized · Vegan · Vegetarian

Quicky Microwave Orange Marmalade

Do you like orange marmalade? the bitter-sweet tangy kind with real pieces of orange peel in it? So do I.  Sooo good on a fresh slice of bread, even better if you sneak in some butter. How about sugar? lots of industrial, processed, white sugar? do you like that? oh, and some Fructose (another name for… Continue reading Quicky Microwave Orange Marmalade

Breakfast and Brunch · Recipes · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Home made Ricotta style cheese

  If I would have known how easy this is to make, I would have made my own Ricotta cheese years ago instead of weekly harassing my grocer to get me some. Seriously, it's no hassle whatsoever. This cheese was made from a liter of 10% coffee cream that was about to pass date in my… Continue reading Home made Ricotta style cheese

Fish · Recipes · starters dips and snacks

Gefilte Fish Loaf

I initially hesitated naming this dish Gefilte fish which literally means "stuffed fish". Traditionally made from ground carp or pike (or White fish), the seasoned fish ball is stuffed back into the fish's skin, then cooked and served cut in pretty slices. VERY labor intensive. Jewish matriarchs had live carps swimming in the tub on holiday eve's, pots and pans were filled… Continue reading Gefilte Fish Loaf

Recipes · starters dips and snacks

Dip, dip, hooray!

  Last Friday we had company for supper.  The crowd was an eclectic mix composed of one socially idealistic doctor, an  intellectual nurse, a globe-trotting goth inspired dental hygienist and a sensitive (seriously) IT guy. Strangely enough, even with so many interesting personas underfoot,  the conversation stubbornly revolved around the dip recipes. Parsley-tomato sour cream dip This dip was… Continue reading Dip, dip, hooray!

Recipes · Soup · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Hungarian Potato soup

I love this soup. It has always been my recipe to fall back on when I needed something good and hearty, but did not have the budget/time/energy to deliver. It is good, it looks nice, it ain't fussy and it won't cost you much. Thanks dad. I often double the quantity of vegetables, all except the… Continue reading Hungarian Potato soup

Bread · Breakfast and Brunch · Recipes · Side dish · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian · Whole wheat

Whole wheat Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe originates from Chef Michael Smith's popular TV show "chef at home". I was watching the chef do his magic while my Hungarian stew  slowly simmered and immediately decided that these biscuits would make an excellent side dish (not to mention so much quicker to make then the original loaf of bread I had in mind). Of course, I couldn't help… Continue reading Whole wheat Cheddar Biscuits