Monthly Archives: October 2015

Pear and Amaretto Muffins with a Crumble Topping

Pear and Amaretto MuffinsI had mentioned in an earlier In my kitchen post that I would share a recipe for a Pear and Amaretto Loaf cake passed on to me by a friend. She had made this loaf cake when attending Leith’s cooking school. It was also suggested you could use the recipe to make muffins… which I have done. Continue reading

Persian Spice Mix for Rice | Advieh-ye Polow

Persian Spice Mix-rose petals,cumin,cinnamon and cardamonI could never imagine my kitchen without spices, fresh or dried and love using them with cooking and baking. Advieh is a Persian spice mix for rice dishes and an aromatic blend that’s sweet and warming, a little earthy and a touch romantic. Using dried rose petals, cinnamon, cardamom and cumin, this advieh recipe is from a friends Persian cookbook, New Food of Life by Najmieh Batmanglij. Continue reading

In My Kitchen October 2015

Barberries, Rose Petals and Saffron Sugar CrystalsIn my kitchen this October are some beautiful ingredients, barberries, dried rose petals and saffron sugar crystals. These gorgeous ingredients are as pretty as a picture and a gift from foodie friend, Fifi. I plan to use some of these ingredients with persian recipes from a cookbook I have, that use barberries and rose petals.  Continue reading

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