Month: August 2014

Blueberry-Raspberry-Mango Lemon Muffins

These muffins are bursting with blueberries and lemon flavor! The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily use the batter to make blueberry, raspberry or mango lemon muffins. All delicious! This fabulous recipe uses whole wheat pastry flour, which gives you the whole wheat without weighing the muffins down. Whole wheat pastry […]

Olive Tapenade 3-Ways

Tapenade’s name comes from the Provençal word for capers; “tapenas”. It is a popular food in the south of France, where it makes a lovely alternative to butter. Not only is Tapenade simple to make, it can be amazingly versatile. Other flavors can easily be incorporated by adding ingredients such as grainy Dijon mustard, sun-dried […]

Sorbet, Granita and Sherbet Differ How? Here’s the Scoop.

So what’s the difference between sorbet, granita and sherbet? Here’s the scoop: Sorbet and Granita Both are technically ices. They are semi-frozen dairy-free treats often served between meals to refresh the palate. Generally, they are thought of as being fruit but can also be made from vegetable purées, juices, champagne, or infused tea and include […]

Carrot and Apple Lentils

This is a fabulously simple, delicious and easy main course vegetarian meal that I discovered by accident while on a recent trip to Stoupa, in the Peloponnese region of Greece. Where? In case you are wondering (and are as bad at geography as I am) it makes up the southernmost part of mainland. Yeah, I […]

Thai Watermelon Salad

This is the ultimate refresher salad for a warm summer evening. Had it not been a Sunday, I would have made a quick trip to my local fish monger to pick up some prawns. The addition of jumbo prawns or even shrimps, would have been made this Thai watermelon salad even more fabulous. Germany, like […]

Homemade Chicken Broth

This is an easy and flavorful homemade chicken stock that’s perfect for any recipe calling for chicken stock or chicken broth. Fresh chicken broth is magical for making soul-warming soups and unparalleled sauces. It makes a huge difference in enhancing any dish, especially risottos. Once the broth has been prepared, you can decide whether to […]

Fresh Salmon Tartare

The fabulous thing about salmon tartare is there’s no cooking involved, just a little bit of chopping and adding some ingredients for a light and healthy dish. This is an excellent meal when it’s hot outside and you don’t feel like cooking and want something more than just a summer salad. Be sure to ask […]