Have you ever seen a pink soup? I haven't. Until yesterday that is. Eyeing a bag of beets in my nearly empty fridge, I decided that the last thing I feel like consuming is a cold salad. so I made soup. A pink soup. It is pink. It is delicious and it is pr-e-tty. On… Continue reading Slow Cooker Cream of Beets soup
I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach the keyboard over an… Continue reading Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce
D-day has come. And gone. Alas, I am still a hot air balloon. On the bright side, the baby has been moving well this morning. On the not-so-bright-side, I'm still a hot air balloon. Talking about balls and balloons, I wanted to share with you this recipe for a delicious savory cheese ball. It is… Continue reading Baby countdown #3 Greek Salad Flavored Cheese Ball
I was hesitating if to post this recipe due to it's simplicity, but then I remembered that sometimes, the simplest, most basic of recipes are the hardest to find out there in the World Wide Web. No fancy duck confit here folks. Bruschetta is a great way to use up leftover bread and look sophisticated all… Continue reading Simple and flavorful Bruschetta
Crab or fish patties are always referred to as cakes. I never understood why, but here is my version of these old standbys. Cakes or not, these are delicious, quick and easy to make and relatively economical too. I did fry them, contrary to my usual "no frying" motto but the result is worth it. My baby… Continue reading Salmon Cakes
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
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
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!