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Making Classic Apple Tart Tatin

Making Tarte Tatin, or Where Have You Been All My Life?

Seriously? I only had to live 40 years (oops, let’s pretend you didn’t see that) to discover my most favorite dessert? Well done, girl, well done. I am in love, people. You could tell by the number of pictures I took of the single dish (and there are more yet here).  Did I mention I am […]

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Coconut Bake

Our Take On Coconut Bake

I was looking for quick and easy bread recipes and stumbled upon this page.  I liked the use of the whole wheat and the coconut (though I didn’t have fresh coconut), and the whole biscuity feel of the overall method.  I would definitely recommend it, though personally, I prefer buttermilk or, better yet, kefir to straight […]

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White Onion & Tuna Tart

Tantalizing White Onion & Tuna Tart

This is my dinner from last Tuesday.  I’ve been meaning to make this for a long while.  What took so long? Lack of careful planning — when I have the fish, I don’t have the white onions, when I have fish and onions, I don’t have the dough.  Finally, they all came together to my […]

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Fake Polenta Pizza With Many Toppings

Not a pizza, yet so Italian…

I usually am not a fan of dishes when one thing is passed off as another one — veggie burgers, mock crab meat, tofu — that’s just not my cup of  tea.  I say, if you are going to eat a burger, for Pete’s sake, just eat the dang real meat.  But sometimes, curiosity just […]

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Lamb Tagine With Green Olives & Pickled Lemons

Lamb Tagine With Green Olives & Pickled Lemons

As you may already know from my previous post, I had a bit of a lamb surplus this week. Since we are counting carbs, making our family’s favorite  — plov  — is out of question, so I had to come up with something else.  Being in the middle of clay pot cooking streak, I wanted to […]

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A herd of freshly baked Sourdough Croissants

Highly Addictive Substance Alert: Homemade Sourdough Croissants

This post was submitted to YeastSpotting on 2/3/2013 There is just something utmost special about croissants.  I don’t know if it’s the shape, the warm buttery aroma, or the lacy-flaky-feathery-melt-in-your-mouth-with-slightly-crunchy-tails texture, or all of the above, but when I come across croissants, be it at a grocery store, a bakery, or a street stand, I […]

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Spanich Sausage & Lentil Soup

Happy Comebacks. Cooking in a clay pot.

To celebrate the last day of the National Soup Month, I made this quick and easy Spanish Sausage & Lentil soup. I’ve made it before several times.  The major difference this time — I tried it in a clay pot (bean pot). This beautiful Italian bean pot has been sitting idly in my cabinet for […]

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