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Nigella- and I don’t mean Lawson

   While perusing my recent copy of Nutraceuticals World, I came accross a bit of information about one of my favorite seeds from India, the nigella seed.  There it is used on top of breads and it has a wonderful distinct flavor that is like onion but without the bite. Known as “Black Seed” in […]

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Instant Chocolate Mousse from Nigella Express

I had heard a review of this book when it came out (November 2007) and had to buy it not only because I think the world of Nigella Lawson, but also because she featured a recipe for "instant" chocolate mousse made with mini marshmallows! I had to try it and it was incredibly easy, if not […]

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Valentine’s Delight – Rich Ebony Cake with Garnet Sauce

A local non-profit, The Organic Food Fight started by the very enterprising Alexandra Hanifin and Sarah Orens hosted a local baking contest to benefit their favorite non-profits, The School Food Project and Allergy Kids. My dense chocolate sweet bread (made gluten-free) took third place. While I prefer the version with flour and no nuts, this […]

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Puff Pastry Sticks

I have been playing around with fun, quick things to make-ahead for cocktail parties.  Working with pre-made frozen puff pastry sheets couldn’t be easier. There are so many things you can do with these cocktail sticks.  You can season them with hard cheeses, spice blends and savory jams, or make them into dessert sticks by […]

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Jesse’s Cocoa Cola Cake

My son begged me to make his favorite cake for his recent 9th birthday. Wish granted. Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess. For the cake: 3/4 cup Coca Cola (I prefer the glass bottles that come from Mexico as they are still made with sugar and has a bit of […]

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Lamb Burgers and Homemade Pita Bread

I love lamb burgers. Our friends at Lava Lake have a very fine ground lamb that is perfect for these burgers. This is an outstanding recipe that I serve along with homemade pita breads. If you’re thinking, “Is she insane? Why make pita bread by hand?”, I can assure you that it is far more […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas to Savor, Part 1

If you did not exhaust yourself shopping on The Hunger Site, we have many more ideas for the flavorista on your list. For the loose leaf tea lover, try the Aladdin insulated travel mug with infuser. This is my new favorite way to enjoy tea, The basket flips up into the lid by way of […]

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Functional, Fantastic Kitchen Bowls

Anchor Hocking makes a really wonderful bowl that is very practical as they minimize splashing and since they can be stacked, they take up less space in the cupboard.      Nigella Lawson offers one of the more sensually shaped bowls. I love mine as they are egg shell blue and made of ceramic. I keep […]

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