Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Vine Leaves Rolls

In Appetizers, Meat, Rice, Vegetables on October 14, 2009 at 5:26 pm


I can remember the long summer holidays spent at the country house of my grandparents. Carefree days, warm nights filled with odours of fruit and flowers, of the cakes that Grandma was making, and the colorful jam jars that were filling the cellar. Scents have always been for me a way to call back memories, wonderful experiences, unforgettable days of that time … [read more]

From Salted Lemons


Salted Cod Dip

In Appetizers, Fish and Seafood, Snacks on September 16, 2009 at 8:39 pm


Have you ever seen this? Salted cod? It usually arrives as a large flat dehydrated fish fillet, often skinned and de-boned, eggshell white. It looks like something a fraternity might use to abuse incoming freshmen with a whack. If you get a fin-side view it sort of looks like a flattened raccoon. A glance makes one think, “Hmm, non-refrigerated fish. Maybe not too smart?” … [read more]

From Just Braise

Hummus with Caramelized Onions

In Appetizers, Beans and Legumes on September 6, 2009 at 11:08 am


Until recently, I regarded hummus as an unremarkable dip served at parties with dried out flat bread. It wasn’t until I had an opportunity to visit Tel Aviv a few years ago that I had really good hummus. Indulgently creamy and velvety smooth, with a deep nutty flavour and subtle lemony zing, this was not the bland beige paste that comes in plastic tubs … [read more]

From No Recipes

Piedmontese Peppers

In Appetizers, Vegetables on August 30, 2009 at 11:51 am

piedmontese peppers

Do you mind if I talk about Piedmontese peppers again….

It has been a while since I first wrote about them and I hope you agree such a simple, good recipe deserves another outing … oh and I have made them rather a lot lately.

Them being these … [read more]

From Rachel Eats