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  1. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

    Mexican style mixed beans with cheese, pickled chili, sour cream. Corn bread.
  2. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

    @sartoric Sound delicious! Mafaldine in walnut cream (toasted walnuts blended with a little milk), nutmeg, pepper. Dollops of warm ricotta, mixed with a little lemon zest and a little salt. Grated parmesan, chopped walnuts, drizzle of honey.
  3. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    Light dinner - Warm salad of roasted zucchini, eggplant and onion (all roasted until tender, not crispy). Soft creamy sirene cheese, sumac, olive oil. Crisp toast.
  4. @Franci Wow, I haven't had a chocolate salami in so many years! @LePetitPrince Those look lovely. Did you bake them in a mold? Care to explain how they differ from the familiar macaroons?
  5. It's Purim, and I didn't feel like making hamantashen, so instead I made "pressburger cakes". Two small ones, the first filled with poppy seeds, the other with walnuts and a little hazelnuts. Both cake's fillings contained some brandy, butter, some apricot jam, and milk. Pressburger cakes as they are called in Israel, are most similar to the Hungarian Beigli or crescent shaped Pozsonyi kifli (Pozsony is a Slovakian city called Pressburg in German). The dough is yeast risen, but has a texture somewhat similar to that of a pastry. The only filling found in those cakes in Israel is the poppy one, but I remember the ones I had abroad and tried to replicate the flavor. And on the subject of hamantashen, or as they called in Hebrew - Oznei Haman, literally "ears of Haman". The way this name came to be is quite funny. Hamantashen comes from mohn taschen, which is German for poppy seed pockets. One can imagine how an Hebrew speaker might relate the name to Haman (intentionally, or not).
  6. The Bread Topic (2016-)

    I usually bake rolls at a slightly higher temp, about 10-20ºC
  7. @Smithy @chromedome The seeds are actually of culinary use, if soaked repeatedly, though I won't do it myself. Boiled and salted, they are eaten as a snack, much like chickpeas and fava. They are sold by vendors and also canned. They are a little crisper then most pulses.
  8. @KennethT Thank you. Those are lupines, specifically blue lupine, which is common in Israel.
  9. Dinner 2017 (Part 3)

    Giant beans, fennel, fusilli, spinach, caramelized onion and gruyere gratin.
  10. @pjm333 To keep with the filled triangles theme: Crisp buttery phyllo filled with (lightly salty) feta, drizzled with honey.
  11. Breakfast! 2017 (Part 1)

    I am a little busy lately. A couple of recent breakfasts: Spinach, feta & tomatoes shakshuka. Onion, garlic, cumin, parsley, sumac. Egg salad. Turkish coffee had a cool pattern yesterday:
  12. Dinner 2017 (Part 2)

    @liamsaunt stunning!
  13. Dinner 2017 (Part 2)

    Nothing complex, Yorkshire pudding batter baked until puffed and set, filled with mushroom, onions, milk, cheese, flour (as for a quiche filling), baked further to set the filling and crisp the pudding crust.