She said: Ballymaloe Litfest 2014

Hi guys,

Ofer and I decided to do this “He said – She said” posts about the Ballymaloe food festival we went to 2 weeks ago… Since I took so many photos in those 2 days I decided to make it in the style of a picture-book..

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He Said: Ballymaloe LitFest 2014

We attended the Ballymaloe LitFest this year and wanted to give our readers a chance to gain some of the insights we experienced at Ballymaloe. In order to give you, our faithful readers, both of our takes of this year’s festival we did a “He Said, She Said” style of posts. Read below for my take and for B’s awesome “She Said (or rather She Saw)” photo-essay, click here. Enjoy! Continue reading

Roasted Almonds

This week we’re going to show you how to make roasted almonds, the perfect pairing to a nice, crisp ale or a light red wine. What’s great about this recipe is that it is ridiculously easy to make, incredibly customizable so you can change it up according to the spices and flavors you have on hand and wish to use and takes about 10 minutes to make; and that’s if you take 5 minutes to test-drive your beer beforehand. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s get started!

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Cured Salmon and Pickles

Cured Salmon and Pickles: Ancient Recipes for Modern Winters

So this week we have two recipes for you! Why two recipes?

1) Why not?
2) Because they go so well when served together
3) Because both are super easy to prepare
4) Because both are ready at about the same time
5) WHY NOT?

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A Winter Favorite: Butternut Squash Soup

Confession: I love soups – all kinds of soups: clear consommé-type broths, smooth blended soups, hearty chicken and bean soups, even cold gazpachos! This one is a favorite of mine because it’s easy to make, tastes wonderful and has quite a few variations which you can adapt to fit your tastes, styles and ingredients on hand. Check out the recipe and read below for a few ideas to alter this soup to your liking.

Without further adieu, Butternut Squash soup!

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Magazines, MacGourmet and Muffins

Back in my former life I had a collection of magazines from a prominent culinary publication in Israel. Perhaps collection is a bit grandiose of a word, I didn’t collect them to collect them and I wasn’t even a regular subscriber but I did purchase quite a few editions whose main articles and features I particularly liked. I kept these around on my shelf and consulted them on occasion much as I would any cookbooks. But the problem with magazines, perhaps more so than books, is that they are dated and that is no more evident than on the cover. After a while I had accumulated a good dozen or so of these and when it came time to move to Ireland I couldn’t justify bringing them with me. Enter MacGourmet, a digital recipe collection app described as iTunes for your recipes. I had used MacGourmet for some time before moving and I somehow (moving is stressful, moving to another country even more so) managed to add my favorite recipes from my collection to MacGourmet (stay with me here, there’s a recipe or two for you at the end).  Continue reading

Granola

Granola – The True Breakfast of Champions

It took longer than I thought to write this post, work just got the best of me this week. But it’s finally here and I can’t wait to share with you this healthy deliciousness.
It’s (almost) all about breakfast they say, nobody should start a day without it.
If I only new that 10 years ago…. Continue reading

Honey & ginger mix a.k.a. The Health bomb!

While I am preparing my next big post, I decided to do a short one on ginger and honey mix.
I got a cold last week and I decided to deal with it by using some homemade products. Some time ago I read an article about health benefits of honey and ginger mix, and I decided it’s a perfect time to try out it’s effectiveness.
The recipe is very, very simple but the effects, as I can personally testify, are nothing but amazing. Continue reading