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Balsamic Roasted Peppers

I had some colorful peppers that were beginning to wrinkle and look less-than-fresh. So not one to waste anything, I decided to roast them with some added flavors and have on hand as a snack, side dish, or a delicious sandwich addition. I perused some other recipes online and decided on a combination of olive … Continue reading

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce is an emulsion of egg yolk, butter, and lemon and is notoriously difficult to prepare.  It should be, since it is one of the five sauces in the fancy French haute cuisine mother sauce repertoire, which also includes Béchamel, Espagnole, Velouté (check out my Chilled Corn Velouté), and Tomate. Third time was the … Continue reading

Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs

As is the case on most workday afternoons, I was perusing the internet to scour for dinner ideas last week. I wanted chicken or fish, on the healthy side, and i would prefer to use some seasonal ingredients. Pomegranate is my seasonal obsession this year. I’ve been adding it to salads, eating it as a … Continue reading

Tahini Yogurt

I have had tahini in hummus before and in other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, but I’ve never wondered what tahini actually is. Well, it is a paste of ground sesame seeds. You can make it at home by roasting the seeds, grinding them up in a blender with oil and salt. But I was … Continue reading

Pomegranate Relish

This is a colorful, zesty relish and a perfect accompaniment to Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs Pomegranate Relish (courtesy of epicurious) Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups pomegranate seeds 2/3 cup shelled unsalted natural pistachios, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Directions: Mix all ingredients … Continue reading

Tzatziki

Jen and I have been meaning to make tzatziki ever since our trip to Greece in 2007.  We even bought the herb mix for it at the market during our trip. But somehow we’ve managed to forget until Jen decided to concoct the Mediterranean Feast of Baked Stuffed Peppers and Falafel Sandwiches. I used a … Continue reading