Nokedli (Hungarian Dumplings)

My husband is ¾ Hungarian and ¼ Polish. His mother didn’t cook Hungarian food but his grandmother did. She was a good cook. I did get to eat her food and baked goods but never this dish. My mother in…

Biscotti

If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would you live? I would live in a small village in Italy, where I would make friends with the local ladies, learn how to make pasta, explore the area,…

Hand-Crafted Chocolate Bars

I think my purpose in life is to make chocolate bars. I would love to make honest good dark chocolate bars for living. Just like those crafty bars Dick Taylor or Dandelion make. I’m salivating just thinking about pure, rich, bitter, mildly sweet chocolate. I prefer chocolate that is made with…

Mushroom & Lentil Soup

I adapted this recipe from Green Kitchen Stories blog. Their recipe call for Chanterelle mushrooms but (a) I didn’t have any and (b) the price here for one pound (half a kilo) chanterelles is $42. I’m sure it tastes divine but the the humble…

Vegan & GF Chocolate Mousse

Really, Shelly? Avocado? Come on. Why not? Avocado is a fruit. In South America they eat avocado with sugar, so why can’t it work with chocolate? I knew it. I knew she wouldn’t approve this recipe. It doesn’t matter how…

Roasted sweet potato salad with tahini

The first time I had this salad was at a Thanksgiving dinner with our beautiful – literally beautiful – friends, Isabelle & Serge. The food that night was delicious but I was mostly attracted to this salad. I was charmed by the combination of sweet potatoes, their tenderness and the spicy,…