Monthly Archives: October 2011

Apple-Cranberry Fruit Crisp

As we approach the year’s end once again, food seems to gain more and more attention, with desserts in particular gathering the majority of it. My workplace seems to revolve around food to a large degree on a normal basis and so as you might imagine, this time of year requires a huge reservoir of willpower even from the most devout of the health conscious. This week we  exemplified that with our first Autumn potluck in which we had to make a dish beginning with the first letter of our last name (no, I did not orchestrate this). Being as how I had about 4 pounds of Granny Smith apples on hand, an apple crisp was the first thing that popped into my head. Continue reading

Yay! I Finally Nailed Spring Rolls Making

Attempting spring rolls again has been on my mind for the last few days. Although it was not possible for me to make for dinner since I usually get hungry after coming back from my walk and spring rolls need to be eaten right away.

Also after walking, as a rule, I crave some sort of protein. I know it is not the toughest exercise out there but my body has its word to say and I often listen. It always worked for me that way.

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Stuffed Opo Squash – Araa

This is a delicious recipe that shows that simple flavors can render amazing results.

I am posting a slide show for the recipe as a variant of photo posting in details as I am also posting the recipe down below.  Enjoy!

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Wine Review: Musar Cuvée 2009 Rosé

Yesterday, while I was shopping at the supermarket I had a craving for cheese and wine. Especially for white wine, but I decided not to cave in and buy wine. As for the cheese it is never fun without the wine or if you are on your own.

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Butternut Squash Cappelletti/Tortellini

I have promised my fiancee Viviane that I will not use my new pasta maker until she arrives to the US. Friday was one of those days where I had a mean craving for some pasta, and that machine was sitting there on my counter all silvery, shining like a new trophy, and just begging for me to break it in. Well, as I am definitely a believer in waiting for a good thing, I resisted using it and took out the rolling pin instead. Viviane had shown me some pictures of pumpkin tortelli recently that looked delicious and since I had just bought a nice butternut squash from the local produce stand, the idea to make something similar to that tortelli came upon me and hence the Butternut Squash Cappelletti idea was born. This is what I did: Continue reading

Drop Biscuits from Scratch

This morning I happened to be in the baking mood and so I decided to make an old breakfast favorite of my kids, biscuits and gravy. Of course it is easier to make them from a packaged mix like Bisquick or the refrigerated dough tubes, but homemade almost always tastes better. This time was no exception. These biscuits were absolutely delicious! Try them for yourselves and taste the difference! Continue reading