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Desserts

RHUBARB and STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM

  Rhubarb and Strawberry Ice Cream  Although in ancient times Rhubarb passed through the ports of Aleppo and Smyrna for the usage of medicine by the Greeks and Turks, it was the Brits that discovered this non-fruit Herb to have just the right tartness to enhance the baking of sweets. […]

Desserts

CHERRY PIE

Nothing welcomes in the month of June quite like CHERRY PIE! Making all the components of a fruit pie is not as difficult as you might think, and so we will look at making this pie in two parts:      The Crust   The Filling Yields 1 large or 4 […]

Salads

FRENCH LENTIL SALAD & TAHINI DRESSING

Would you consider lentils to be a perfectly delicious substitute for meat? You might after trying them prepared this way! In a  salad, lentils give a flavorful, hearty, and satisfying addition to an “all-vegetable” salad.   Cooking lentils with a few strips of meat in the broth is the secret to […]

Desserts

ECLAIRS WITH PASSION FRUIT CREAM

What do you do when you are in need of a fabulous dessert, and store bought cakes, cookies, or ice cream just isn’t going to cut it? Well, I will tell you what… If you keep flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and Me in your kitchen, We Got This!  Eclair, Choux pastry, […]

Desserts

MOCHA LATTE POPSICLES

  Every afternoon throughout the lazy days of summer, I find myself looking for a little Caffeine Kiss to finish out my workday. And so, I created a little something to “Kiss the Spot”!  A perfectly brewed cup of coffee, nutrient rich raw cacao, something to sweeten the pot, and […]

Tapas

HUMMUS

 In our home, it isn’t cocktail time until a plate of Hummus is on the table! Served with flat bread, chips, or a raw vegetable medley, it is a healthy, wholesome, and delicious way to prepare for that first sip.  While most grocery stores now sell some version of hummus, […]

Bread

BANANA MUFFINS

Who would have thought that banana muffins could become a fast, easy way to slip in a little nourishing ingredients for the family. With barley, olive oil, cardamom, and yogurt, this recipe does! The flavor is slightly tangy, yet sweet, but the addition of barley flour, mixed with wheat flour, gives […]

Tapas

SPINACH – SPANAKOPITA

Have you ever been to a Greek restaurant and found the thing you love most on the menu is the thing you are sure you could never make at home? SPANAKOPITA! We, are going to use store bought tart shells that you can find in your freezer section to make […]

Breakfast/Brunch

BISCOTTI

Nothing is more “Dunkable” than a Biscotti! It holds up beautifully when dunked in: Coffee/Espresso Tea Hot Chocolate But is also yummy alone, especially if you like crunchy cookies, as appose to a cake-like cookie. Biscotti can be made out of such a variety of ingredients, but the delicate, exotic flavor […]

Tapas

RATATOUILLE CROSTINI

While Ratatouille may be a useful way to cook down your over-grown summer’s vegetable garden, not everyone finds a pot of over cooked vegetables very appealing. So, why not try a new twist on an old dish? Tapas, or Appetizer Crostini with a dollop of Ratatouille, gently kissed with a […]