Monthly Archives: February 2015

My Sourdough Bread Project “Sabr”

Sourdough Bread ProjectIt all began on twitter in December of last year as Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial inquired if I would be interested in receiving her sourdough starter, called Priscilla. Celia wanted to add more offspring to Priscilla’s expanding family tree and spread more sourdough love across the globe, sending dried sourdough starters to bloggers. As I waited patiently for the envelope to arrive, Celia ended up sending a second one (which arrived) and then a third, just in case… no 3 arrived yesterday. Continue reading

Roasted Garlic in a Terra Cotta Garlic Baker

Roasted GarlicMum left early this morning to Ireland and I’v been keeping myself busy filling that empty space, roasting whole garlic bulbs to store in the freezer for later use. And of course it was a good excuse to use up an excess of garlic bulbs and use my Terra Cotta Garlic Baker in the process. Roasting garlic tempers its pungency and brings out a slightly sweet and gentler flavor. These caramelized soft, golden brown cloves can be used in place of fresh garlic in recipes. Continue reading

Aubergine Cheesecake from the Cookbook Plenty More

Aubergine Cheesecake

The Aubergine Cheesecake was my first Yotam Ottolenghi recipe to make from his cookbook Plenty More. Part of the reason for buying the cookbook was for a cookbook club gathering at Words Bookstore and Cafe. Apparently the recipe for the aubergine cheesecake was almost excluded from his cookbook due to space issues… in the end it was included and in my house we are eternally grateful. Although it’s called a cheesecake, it’s similar to quiche without the pastry case. A fan of quiche, za’atar and anything aubergine, this was the dish I prepared for the cookbook club. Continue reading

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