Tsukune

Tsukune

I am back in Sydney, after a few weeks travelling around Japan and Italy!  Hopefully you have followed my adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  I had an amazing time, visiting beautiful places, meeting family and friends and tasting awesome food!  I will be sharing some of these adventures and photos in the next few…

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Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

I love Moroccan Mint Tea, so it was the first thing I chose to prepare for my Daring Cooks’ Middle Eastern Breakfast.  It traditionally hails from the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), but it has now spread throughout the Arab world.  It is more like a “social drink” served to guests and I would…

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Za’atar Manouche

Za’atar Manouche

Manouche, also known as Manakish, is a popular Levantine bread topped with a thyme mixture (Za’atar), cheese, or ground meat.  It is similar to a pizza and it can be sliced or folded.  It is often served for breakfast, which makes this bread perfect for the Middle Eastern breakfast I had to prepare for this…

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Panino con la Salamella

Panino con la Salamella #SundaySupper

Today the Sunday Supper group is inviting everyone to a big Virtual Picnic!  It is summer in the Northern hemisphere and a picnic is in order.  Even for us down here, stuck in the coldest months of the year, picnic food is fun and always great to pin and bookmark.  I love “dreaming” of summer time and…

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Lamb Gozleme

Lamb Gozleme

I love Gozleme. Did you know that the name “Gozleme” comes from the word goz that means “eye” in Turkish? Apparently it derives its name from the little round black spots that form on the dough after cooking it! Since discovering this little tasty pocket of Turkish goodness, I have tried many different fillings and…

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Arancine with Spinach

ARANCINE WITH SPINACH

If you have read my latest post, you will know that I am hosting this month’s challenge at the Daring Cooks!  I chose to challenge my fellow daring cooks to make Arancine from scratch, including risotto!  I also shared 3 different recipes with them: Arancine al Ragu’, Arancine al Burro and Arancine agli Spinaci. The…

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THE DARING COOKS’ JANUARY 2014 CHALLENGE: ARANCINE

This month’s challenge is very special for a few reasons. For starters, our hostess, Manu, graciously stepped in with very little notice and created an entire amazing challenge in pretty much no time at all. Secondly, Manu managed to do all of this while publishing her very first e-cookbook. Seriously, you simply must check it…

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Murukku - Chakali

MURUKKU – CHAKALI

Today I will share with you the recipe for an Indian savoury snack that is always eaten for Diwali, but that we also like to eat during the rest of the year at tea time: murukku – முறுக்கு (also known as chakali or chakli).  Murukku is a Tamilian word that means “twisted” and even though these…

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Chai

CHAI

Today is the time to share the recipe for one of the most comforting beverages ever: Indian chai.  I see all kinds of chai drinks around and it’s become quite a fashionable drink… so much so that it’s often not the original Indian chai any more and it can get quite confusing.  So, what is…

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Shankarpali

SHANKARPALI – SHAKARPARA

Happy Diwali!  Today is the beginning of Diwali (दिवाली), the “festival of lights”, a 5-day Indian festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.  Light is the symbol of the celebrations and many clay lamps filled with oil are lit during the 5 days of the festival.  As you may know,…

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Spinach and Feta Gozleme

SPINACH AND FETA GOZLEME

I have only recently discovered Gozleme.  Sydney is full of little Turkish shops that sell amazing food, but I had always ordered a kebab or a pide.  At least until a few months ago, when I had a spinach and feta Gozleme and I loved it so much, I have never ordered anything else.  I…

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