October Unprocessed 2016

October Unprocessed 2016: Roasted Tomato Sauce

For the seventh year in a row, I am proud to be a guest blogger for Eating Rules October Unprocessed 2016 Food Challenge. Over 4000 people have taken the pledge so far! This year I’m sharing my lick-the-bottom-of-the-bowl roasted tomato sauce. Yes, I know it’s not tomato season any more, but this method of roasting will turn even winter tomatoes […]

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how to make and use pomegranate molasses

How to Make and Use Pomegranate Molasses – Distilling the Essence of a Fabulous Fall Fruit

Watch a one-minute video to learn how to make and use pomegranate molasses including 4 easy recipes you can add to your cooking repertoire right now.

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flank steak

Lemony Flank Steak with Pomegranate Molasses

This lemony flank steak glazed with pomegranate molasses wows your taste buds with its tangy flavor but goes from pan to table in a matter of minutes.

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fig salad

Arugula and Fig Salad — The Perfect Match for Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

Arugula and fig salad paired with pomegranate molasses dressing will liven up your dinner menu any day of the week, all year round.

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pomegranate mule cocktail

Minty Pomegranate Mule Cocktail – A Refreshing Twist on a Classic

While I love the classic lime, ginger beer, vodka Moscow Mule, this twist, a minty pomegranate mule cocktail, is bright and refreshing alternative.

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IFBC Olive Oil Tasting

I Came to my Senses … at IFBC

How I came to my senses when I attended a “blind” olive oil tasting at the International Food Blogger’s Conference in Sacramento California.

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A visit to a Watsonville Strawberry Farm with the California Strawberry Commission

Out Standing in the Field

An idyllic day at Miguel Ramos’ Watsonville strawberry farm followed by an all strawberry lunch enjoyed with fellow food bloggers at Ella’s at the Airport, all sponsored by the hard working California Strawberry Commission.

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Apricot Apple Matzo Farfel Kugel

Apricot Apple Matzo Farfel Kugel for Passover

Inexplicably, the most popular post on my food blog is an apple matzo farfel kugel recipe from 2013. I like to think it’s popular because of its in-depth analysis of what works and doesn’t work in a kugel recipe and of course, the recipe itself. But to be honest, it’s probably because of a dearth of good, moist, […]

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Orange Olive Oil Hamantaschen Dough makes the perfect base for any filling you desire in this traditional Purim cookie

Orange Olive Oil Hamantaschen for Purim

No matter what filling you prefer for this traditional 3-sided hamantaschen cookie, this orange-scented olive oil dough will be the perfect wrapper.

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Chocolate Babka baked and ready to devour

Chocolate Babka: Tasting Jerusalem February 2016

Chocolate babka or krantz cake, is a brioche-like chocolate-studded bread that is making a mainstream comeback – in kitchens and bakeries everywhere!

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A Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Let Us Eat Cake: Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day, my blog’s 6th anniversary, and my daughter’s 18th birthday with a chocolate bundt cake with cream cheese frosting. Milestones call for cake and this recipe, inspired by a lovely layer cake from the Merry Gourmet, is my idea of a perfect moist, decadent but not dense chocolate cake.

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