Monthly Archives: August 2011

Marinated Olives Moroccan Style

Read enough of my blog and you’ll notice a theme, a Mediterranean one that is, and for me what most defines Mediterranean cuisines is olives. Olive oil has been a staple in my pantry ever since my first cookbook stated … Continue reading

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Chick Pea Soup with Thyme

 Most summer recipes are all about keeping the cook out of the hot kitchen – grilling outside, cold salads, or do ahead dinners that do not require too much attention. But sometimes you want hot food, despite the heat. All … Continue reading

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Potato and Green Beans with Dijon Vinaigrette

Thanks to the efficiencies of the blogworld, you wouldn’t know that I have kind of been on hiatus. Sure, my blog has been updating every couple of days thanks to some serious advance planning. But I have taken a little … Continue reading

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Pan Roasted Frying Peppers

Cruising around Kalofagas I was so inspired by this vision of fried peppers that three different types landed in my shopping cart the next day: Italian Frying Peppers, Hungarian Peppers and some fresh Cayenne peppers. Surprisingly, it was the Hungarian … Continue reading

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Spicy Shrimp Salad from Bittman’s Minimalist Video Series

Summertime is salad heaven, but even with scorching temperatures outside, cold salads can start to get boring. And while no one wants to heat up their kitchen, this salad is fast, easy, and so tasty! The directions probably take longer … Continue reading

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Almond Cake

Reading other food blogs is so inspiring – it’s often a highlight of my day. It can lead to a dramatic change in plans as with these jalapeno cheese dishes here and here or a complete flight of fancy with … Continue reading

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Gremolata and Happy Birthday to Me!

When I was a sophomore in college I started taking Italian language classes, just for the fun of it. Not to meet any particular liberal arts requirements, just on a whim. I adored it! Loved my teacher, the sound of … Continue reading

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