Hot (or not) glass noodles with seafood cocktail

Seafood! And you got my attention anytime and every time!I'm sure there are plenty more species in the oceans that I have not tried yet. There are definitely those I've not heard of - but show me and I'll try them. I have some on my "to do - to try list", unfortunately they are … Continue reading Hot (or not) glass noodles with seafood cocktail

Zucchini waffles with lightly smoked salmon

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast". Lewis Carroll I love those days when there's plenty of time for a long, leisurely breakfast and no need nor wish to hurry anywhere. It's a true happy place. Top that with a day off, sunshine on the terrace and a glass of chilled … Continue reading Zucchini waffles with lightly smoked salmon

Pearl barley with caramelized vegetables

"Pros and cons of making food. Pros - food, cons - making" I consider this time of year the period "in between". The fresh vegetables grown locally are not quite there yet and the root vegetables grown last season are still good enough. Don't you have that feeling when hitting the store you see all … Continue reading Pearl barley with caramelized vegetables

Basic hummus

"Don't be afraid to adapt new ingredients into your own techniques, and traditional ingredients into new recipes"~ Jose Garces I have had difficult relationship with chickpeas. Not that I disliked them. I tried buying them canned or dried and usually they just sat in my pantry waiting to be resurrected in some amazing recipe. Until … Continue reading Basic hummus

Coconut milk chocolate panna cotta

"Never underestimate the power of chocolate!" I call it quite a harmless dessert. There is no cream in it, it tastes quite rich and yet light. Besides a good chocolate dessert once in a while never hurt anyone. I served this to quite a few people already and everyone asked for more! I have been playing a … Continue reading Coconut milk chocolate panna cotta

Applesauce with lavender

"It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat."~Robert Fuoss Visiting my Godparents on their farm in fall means only one thing - home full of garden goodies. Most importantly - with no … Continue reading Applesauce with lavender