Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rhubarb orange compote

I have never cooked with rhubarb before... and have only known this interesting red fruit? from D'Arbo jam in 'raspberry & rhubarb' flavor combination. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pickled Cauliflower and Mushroom Salad with Escarole

It is March! It is spring but you still have some of your preserved veggies from winter. Also, I happened to LOVE pickled cauliflower. This is how this salad was born and I have made it few times since using various greens instead of escarole (so far I tried arugula-in the picture and watercress and they both turned out great)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Impromptu mid-week dinner

It is one of those weeks that drags slowly... and even though it is Wednesday, 
Wednesday, it feels like Monday... and Friday seems soooo faaar away. Impromptu crepes came to the rescue this evening! I've had few Meyer lemons lying around, somehow there was a ricotta in the fridge, and a whipping cream (that I really shouldn't be consuming, but bought it only for a chestnut puree that I was craving for the other day)... Oh, I've remember why ricotta was in the fridge also (I don't like it too much though, it tastes bland to me), but I have nevertheless bought it to try out this recipe that I saw on Pinterest (with my eyes trained to spot anything 'Meyer lemony'):

Monday, March 17, 2014

Pie with sauerkraut

I love March. It is when Spring begins, it is a month during which many of my dearest friends have birthdays, it also symbolizes a new beginnig for me when I came to USA in March many many years ago... It was March when I moved to NY, also March when I came back to CA, ... In other words, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate during March, so why not celebrate Pi Day as well !? :)
This is the pie that I've made to mark the occasion. 

My friend Svetlana inspired this post with sauerkraut recipes she shared here on our blog recently. That is how I've decided to make the pie with sauerkraut using my mom's recipe. It is much easier than I've thought it would be! Try it! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cake is the only thing that matters

Have you read 'Hyperbole and a half'? I was identifying with the Subject on many occasions! Especially on the matter of eating the cake... and especially on the occassion when cake becomes the only thing that matters, really.

Just like the Subject, when I have a craving for cake, then it really is a CRAVING for cake! It becomes the only thing that matters and I don't have time to make some elaborate cakes because I NEED to have a cake NOW!

That is when I resort to making cookies that take less than 20min from start to finish. AMARETTI, yesss! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Brine fermented cabbage with tofu and miso dressing

It is almost spring and I still have few heads of fermented cabbage to use before days start to warm up even more. This recipe is a fusion of  my two favorite cuisines: Serbian and Japanese.