Aug 162010
 

[Translate] I wanted to make a traditional Ramadan dessert this month, a recipe that called for mahleb, which is an aromatic spice made from the seeds of the St Lucie Cherry (Prunus mahaleb). The stones are cracked to extract the seed kernel, which is ground to a powder before it is used. It adds a lovely flavor of bitter almond and cherry to breads, cakes and biscuits. I found a perfect date and sesame biscuit recipe called Makroud that is made by Israeli Muslims and Palestinians. There are several variations of Makroud that are also made in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, but this version is not as sweet. Mr BT and I would like to Click here to continue reading this post

Oct 062007
 

[Translate] The beginning of last week we were invited to a friend’s house for dinner. We had delicious dinner in their lovely Sukkah. I forgot to bring my camera, but will update this post when my friend sends me the pictures we took using her camera. Our friend Miriam makes delicious wines using grapes, other fruits and herbs. We had the honor of having her cabernet sauvignon, strawberry and summer wines, which is made from pea pods. Yes folks, you read it correctly, pea pods. It was delicious and tasted quite fruity; very difficult to describe without sounding a bit pretentious. The strawberry wine was a little fizzy and tasted as if you were biting Click here to continue reading this post

Sep 292007
 

[Translate] Friday night we decided to have fish, so I made my take on Fish and Chips. I use all types of fish filets for shallow frying, such as cod, halibut and flounder. On Friday, I used red mullet, or barbounia as it is called in Hebrew. We had the following: Cocktail hour: Mango-Pineapple Caipirinha Red Mullet with a Panko-Sesame, Oregano and Parsley Crust Crushed Potatoes with Chives, Garlic, and Yogurt Green peas Heilbronner Stiftsberg Riesling 2005 Leftover Quince Tart PrintRed Mullet with a Panko-Sesame, Oregano and Parsley Crust Serving Size: 2 350g (3/4lb) small or 4 medium red mullet filets 2 cups panko crumbs 1 tablespoon fresh parsley 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or thyme Click here to continue reading this post

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