Month: July 2014

Braised Chicken with Dried Figs, Honey and Lemon

I have always been a fan of fresh figs and this summer stumbled across dried ones at my favorite local Turkish shop. I tried them stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in prosciutto baked in the oven. Wow. Simply delicious. So when my favorite Schwabe and I recently travelled to the beautiful Peloponnese region of Greece, […]

Zucchini Lemon Couscous

Couscous makes for a brilliant alternative to rice or everyday noodles. It’s versatile and easy to prepare, requiring little more than the addition of hot water and fluffing with a fork. Originating from North Africa, as Morocco’s answer to what the Italians had long enjoyed, it’s also made from durum wheat flour, however rolled into […]

Blackberry, Pink Peppercorn and Rosemary Granita

Since I don’t happen to have an ice cream machine (my kitchen is tiny – think European-sized in a turn of the century building, yes…tiny), this “sorbet” would actually be considered a granita, which is an Italian style sort of sorbet that has not been churned. Meaning, it’s completely made by hand, and mixed with […]

Crustless Spinach, Prosciutto and Mushroom Quiche

Real men don’t eat quiche, they eat smoked bacon and egg pie! Well, I’d say quiche isn’t much different. The name itself originated from Germany (the word ‘quiche’ is derived from the German ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake) and was later called ‘Lorraine’ or ‘quiche Lorraine’ by the French. Although by definition, a quiche must be in […]

Avocado, Prawn and Smoked Salmon Tartare

I love salmon tartare in any form, especially this variation. It’s particularly delightful enjoyed on a shady terrace with a crisp rosé wine on a summer night. This is one was prepared by my friend Denise. It has enough going on to keep anyone interested. This version has a base of buttery avocado, smoked salmon […]

Cucumber Salad with Cilantro & Roasted Sesame Seeds

Cucumbers add crunch and a refreshing flavor to all sorts of salads. This cool eastern-influenced cucumber salad makes for a tasty and refreshing side dish, one with a little kick to it. Choose a milder green chile or skip it all together if you prefer to keep things really cool. If you choose to use […]

Carrot Kohlrabi Salad

I only really discovered kohlrabi a few years–emmm, it’s a vegetable. Heh, I was confused — It only sounded like a foreign word to me. It’s a German term meaning ”cabbage turnip”. Okay, doesn’t sound great and it’s not a looker, but it taste pretty amazing! It took me ages before I actually bought one […]

Whole Atlantic Striped Sea Bass with Lemon & Herbs

Not all sea bass is on the verge of extinction. The North Atlantic striped sea bass that has been hand-line caught or trapped is okay, but not Atlantic sea bass that’s been bottom-trawled or caught in the southern Atlantic. Yes, it’s complicated. It is caught in the North Atlantic, from Norway to Senegal. Previously overfished, […]

Quinoa Breakfast Cookies with Oats, Goji Berries and Almonds with Oats, Goji Berries and Almonds

Goji Berry and Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

The perfect, portable, all-natural breakfast cookies for people on-the-go. Packed with three superfoods (goji berries, quinoa and almonds) this soft breakfast cookie is full of lots of good-for-you ingredients. Keep them on hand, in the freezer, for a quick grab and go breakfast or snack. These delicious berries are packed with nutrition – 1/4 Cup Serving (28 g) of goji berries has […]

Zesty Fruit Salad with Chili, Mint & Cilantro

I’ve always had a partiality for salads. Any kind of salad – except those that are absolutely drowning in dressing. You know the ones… I’m not talking coleslaw here. Salads are exactly what I love about summer. Light, fresh salads with endless possibilities for creating them. This week I took home a nice big chunk […]

Salads To Celebrate Tomatoes 3-Ways

3 glorious tomato salads to celebrate tomatoes! Be sure to seek out the freshest, most fragrant tomatoes available, preferably sun-ripened on the vine, as they are incomparable in flavor. These salads, even in their simplicity, are absolutely delicious. Especially the Asian tomato salad – it has definite all star appeal! Feeling Kind? YummlyBufferRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrTwitterFacebookPinterestemailPrint