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Month / November 2014


linzer torte.. for christmas

I love this tart because the crust is as important as the filling if it is not more important. traditionally  the crust is thick and very crumbly  with a rich roasted  taste and the filling is blackberry jam. i am making it with rasberry sort of pudding. ingredients for the crust:       125 g hazelnuts roasted […]

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‘brutti ma buoni’ beautiful italian cookies

the italian cookies name ‘brutti ma buoni’  translates ugly but good. well, i think they are beautiful and very good. they resembles moon stones. they are baked mainly mid autumn; the harvesting time of the hazelnuts. and all around the year. the most known are prepared with hazelnuts but they could be prepared with almonds as […]

quail eggs

how to boil and peel quail eggs

only recently i learned that  quail eggs have only the good cholesterol and compared with the chicken eggs, they will have more protein, more vitamin A and B1, more iron and potassium, doesn’t cause allergy. but it they are curious little things, beautiful shells with a thick membrane under the shell. when i first bought these cute […]


simple basic french vinaigrette

i was asked by a friend of mine  to send her the recipe of the basic french vinaigrette. i thought she was joking. Or no, she was very serious. OK this vinaigrette is the basic recipe.And,  it will stay up to 10 days in the refrigerator. in a jar with a lid, put 6 tbsp of […]

microwave 30 sec. mix & serve

chocolate sauce..100% healthy

almost everybody loves chocolate. although, i have some friends who don’t eat chocolate. i find that strange. anyway, a chocolate sauce will always add another dimension to so many deserts. i make this chocolate sauce every time i have guests. i serve it with ice creams, cakes and poached fruits. very simple to make and healthy […]