Category Archives: Appetizer

Roasted Shallots

When on holiday I always like to come home with something reminiscent of my trip: an artifact, a sculpture, some pottery, a blanket. Something. This time I came home with the idea to reproduce these delicious roasted shallots. That's something. Not exactly worthy of a place on the mantel, but definitely worthy of a place at the table.
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Summer Tomato Sauce

Sitting here in my hot kitchen, (day seven of a broken air conditioner), it's hard to envision actually cooking something and heating up the room ... making it even more uncomfortable!
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Spinach-Egg Patties

Sitting at the airport waiting for an early morning flight, I was so thankful to have a few of these spinach-egg patties in my bag ...
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Homemade Gravlax

Start curing your salmon on Wednesday and it will transform into gravlax for brunch by Sunday ...
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Baked Versht / Baked Salami

Fanned out with deep scores and slathered with mustard, the versht was covered with tinfoil and cooked to crispy perfection. I'm not a salami eater yet I could never get enough ...
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Roasted Tomatoes

I seldom throw out old tomatoes. I often end up with cherry tomatoes that are just beginning to shrivel. Or beefsteak tomatoes that are beginning to soften. They seem un-useable, but actually there's nothing wrong with them, except for the texture -- as long as they haven't started to rot in spots. I usually have an abundance of tomatoes in my kitchen -- various varieties depending on the season.