Month: May 2014

Coleslaw with Cranberries and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The word coleslaw is derived from the Dutch term “koolsla”, meaning cabbage salad. “Kool” meaning cabbage and “sla” the Dutch abbreviation for “salade”. In the late seventeenth, New York was flooded with Dutch settlers and with them, they brought their recipe for chilled cabbage salad, which today is a mixture of the shredded vegetables with […]

Lemon-Vanilla Buttermilk Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Lemon and dark chocolate may sound like a strange combination but trust me, it works brilliantly! I love anything lemon and this combination with tangy buttermilk magically creates moist and insanely delicious muffins. Studded with heavenly little chunks of dark chocolate and subtle hints of lemon zest and vanilla, they are transformed into something really […]

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Aunt Ilse’s Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Was ‘Caesar salad’ invented by or named after Julius Caesar? Or did it originate from the Italian owner’s of Caesar’s restaurant in Tijuana? Whatever the true origin, the original recipe included romaine, garlic, croutons, and parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. This caesar salad dressing recipe is a little different, and frankly […]