Month: January 2017

EGGPLANT TOMATO TOWER

  A quick meal that packs a huge punch in flavor, health properties, and visual eye candy! Eggplant Towers are fabulous year-round. The Portobello mushrooms, as well as the eggplant takes on a very meaty texture, making it both filling and delicious. There are several steps in the preparation but […]

TWICE COOKED POTATOES

Potatoes. I can think of so many delicious ways to prepare a potato, but when I am looking for an “all-inclusive,” easy dish to prepare in advance, Twice Cooked Potatoes are it! Why? Because you can cook them days in advance, gut them, and then stuff them with an entire […]

PLOV

Politics and Food. Where is there room for both here on my little food blog? Food is the greatest voice of tradition. What once was, can often be preserved and related to later generations through the stories and preparation of traditional foods. But, while food brings to mind the celebrated […]

OYSTER STEW

The most delicate and delicious seafood to enjoy throughout the winter months are OYSTERS! No matter how you eat them, they are always a crowd pleaser. One evening while heading home too late to have had time to prep dinner, I made one quick stop and bought some Oysters. By […]

LAMB RIBS

There is no other cut of meat that quite compares to RIBS! Seared on high heat until they crackle and send an intoxicating aroma through out the house, or outside by the grill. The fat that is woven throughout the meat and bones, not only flavors the meat but helps […]

ZA’ATAR SPICE

  Spices are often the ingredient that gives everyday food items a distinct character. For instance, when we think of pumpkin pie, we think of a flavor very distinct to the pumpkin pie, a flavor we have come to know and love. But the flavor is not pumpkin at all. […]

TROPICAL SANGRIA

Ingredients –        Ice – 1 cup –        Limoncello – 1 shot –        Pinot Grigio – One liter, cold –        Mango – ¾ cup, half-inch cubes –        Papaya – ¾ cup, half-inch cubes –        Lime juice and lime – 1 whole lime quartered Instruction Place all ingredients in a glass pitcher. […]

ROASTED PEPPERS

  I can’t think of anything more luscious as an accompaniment to a Charcuterie, Pizza, Sandwich, or simply pureed as a Dip, than Roasted Marinated Peppers! Red peppers are sweet and juicy, and if you like just a touch of heat, roast a chili peppers along with it and add […]

PISTACHIO PASTRY

Arabic pastries are about the healthiest sweets you will ever eat! Nuts, honey, dried fruits encased in a crunchy golden pastry shell as thin as paper. Yum! A variety of ingredients can be used, and a variety of ways to assemble, but in the end they are always inviting. Ingredients makes […]

HOMEMADE CRACKERS

A beautiful cocktail Charcuterie, whether sizable for a party, or a single board for lunch, calls for equally beautiful artisan crackers! I never skimp on the quality of cheeses and meats I use for my serving boards. I also give thought to the types of dips I might serve. So, […]