We spent the afternoon in the kitchen yesterday, putting together a delicious recipe for burnt eggplant with tahini included in Yotam Ottolenghi’s book Plenty, and later on a favorite mushroom and barley soup from Mark Bittman. I roasted the eggplant until its skin wrinkled and turned black in patches, then scooped out the soft flesh… Continue reading In our kitchen, yesterday.
This evening, feeling rather sentimental, I perused some of our old photographs taken last year. Amidst photos of our daughter grinning a proud, gummy smile as she braced herself against the refrigerator in an effort to stand on her own, were delicious shots of family meals we enjoyed together. I look back at these moments… Continue reading Indulgences
Thursday night I cooked Shakshuka, a fiery dish I first tasted in Israel that consists of eggs poached in tomato sauce. I bought one of the spiciest peppers that I could handle from the grocery store, a long green one that curls around the bottom, and wore gloves while seeding and cutting it. My last… Continue reading Shakshuka, farmer’s market, and roasties.
Last night we ate herby polenta with pan seared Cremini mushrooms with lots of fresh thyme, rosemary, and oregano from our garden. We used Ottolenghi’s recipe from Plenty. This morning, we put the leftover polenta under the broiler and enjoyed a quick, hot breakfast. Also last night, I rinsed and soaked some chickpeas and fava… Continue reading Yesterday’s dinner, today’s lunch, and Memorable meals from Israel
Yesterday I celebrated my 26th birthday with my husband, our daughter, and my parents. I am a very fortunate woman to be married to such a hopelessly romantic man! Upon waking, I found banners hanging above the sliding French doors and above our wedding photo. My husband stood before the stove preparing a quick breakfast before… Continue reading Orange infused olive oil cake with chocolate and plenty of raspberries, for me, on my birthday!