Author Archives: Viviane

Coconut Oil Melt in your Mouth Brownies

Brownies, who does not like them?

I love mine gooey and fudgy inside. The first time I had them was in Lebanon, my aunt used to get them for me from a gourmet store by her office.

Then the store moved and no more brownies, which requited trying recipes.

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Siyyadiyyeh – Lebanese Fish with Onion Sauce and Rice

We received a Striper as a gift last week and to me that was a great opportunity to make Siyyadiyyeh.

Siyyadiyyeh is a Lebanese dish that the onion caramelization can make or break. Having fresh fish on hand is a great help, because you don’t want the “fishy” taste that some frozen fish can have.

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Lebanese Fish Tagine

This recipe is one of my brother-in-law’s specialties, and it has been such a long time since I’ve had it, or actually since I’ve remembered it. Out of the blue, the other day, it just pops into my head and I decided to make it.

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Ficelle Copycat Chile Relleno in Mock Mole Sauce

Clint and I like this tapas place in Winters called Ficelle. It is a small restaurant that only opens at the end of the week, but it is always packed. It has a convivial atmosphere, whether inside or on the patio, and if you are looking for something fancy then Ficelle is not the place for you.

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Water Seared Chicken

This post is actually long overdue. I uploaded the pictures a million years ago, but did not get to actually write the post till now.

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Quick Peek-a-Boo and Some Links

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Sailboats in Santa Cruz

It has been a long hiatus from blogging, but when I have nothing to share I tend to not say anything;

The picture above is from the last family vacation to Capitola and Santa Cruz. It was a mini-vacation and it went by so fast. I don’t have food experiences to share really, I did not even think of taking food pictures, but Clint and I had a wine tasting there: a Sonoma winery called Armida has opened a tasting room right by where we were staying in Capitola.

I missed the blog though and here I am with a few links that I thought would interest our readers. A couple of them point to our ratings of the wine tasting experience from Armida.

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Tapiz – Malbec 2012 Wine Review

It has been a while since I did a wine review that it is long due. I have been tasting a lot of new wines but have not really took the time to do a full technical sheet. The good news though is that Clint and I discovered a site/app where you can rate your favorite wines and keep track of your likes and dislikes. Join and follow me here on Vivino, if you want to keep track.

The novelty of this review is that you are getting two technical sheets: one from me and one from Clint, offering you a comparative view. Follow Clint here on Vivino.

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