All posts tagged: Cooking

Pumpkin Goodness: Recipes That Go Beyond Pie

Fall is in the air and there is no better place to experience it, than here in Toronto.There are various shades of tinted amber, brilliant yellow and bright orange everywhere. I sit by my window and look out with a heart filled with gratitude as I admire nature’s canvas, painted ahead of me. The air is crisp and the falling leaves now bid adieu to summer.

Tried & Tested Hazelnut Torte

Looking for a simple and delectable dessert to serve at your next dinner? Look no more as I have the perfect one for you. How would you define simple? Well let’s put it this way…Easy and Uncomplicated…And I’d like to add, delightful to the last crumb. There’s no other way to describe this little piece of heaven. Yes I must admit hazelnuts have been doing the rounds in my kitchen quite often lately. They are right here in this wonderful hazelnut torte, made some lovely Hazelnut-almond cookies too last week and they even went into a grilled chicken last night. And yes those recipes are coming up soon too. I’m a huge fan of hazelnuts…especially when they are toasted…MMMM Sweet, crunchy & nutty. Now I call this a tried and tested recipe as I’ve made this very often .It has been adapted from http://www.Jamie Hazelnut Torte with some variations .I’ve omitted the poppy seeds and have just added a bit more of the powdered hazelnuts .This torte is a treat at all times and …

Baba Ghanoush

This is a wonderful dish made from grilled eggplants.It has a strong smoky flavour especially if the eggplants have been grilled on a charcoal barbecue. I often serve this a dip with toasted pita bread.However it could also be used as side dish or even a salad if topped with more garnishing. INGREDIENTS: 2 Medium eggplants 50 ml tahina(store-bought) 25 ml lemon juice 2 cloves garlic(minced) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds chopped parsley chopped tomatoes sprinkling of cumin powder sprinkling of paprika salt to taste