One of my earliest memories was walking to the Market with my Grandparents every Saturday morning…it was in the neighborhood about a 5 minute walk….on our way back my Grandmother would either get my cousins and I a ice cream sandwich or a Coffee Crisp bar, Grandpa would get us a Neilson Jersey milk bar or a Tahiti Treat pop can, or a pink ball of popcorn….the neighborhood sure has changed since then….the market is gone, the candy store, and variety stores ,Good will all gone! Continue reading “Coffee Crisp Chocolate Cake” »
My son’s favourite food is salad! He could live off of it, I could too…if I had some bread with it! Salad is a easy and tasty way to get your serving of veggies in your diet! My son doesn’t like tomatoes in salad, so sometimes I add it and sometimes I don’t. Continue reading “Mediterranean Salad” »
Made this yummy delicious cheesecake recipe from Kraft! Of course I added my own touch to it! The pomegranate jelly went so well with it. I did have to add some more after it baked, as it change a bit in colour and it kinda baked in the cheesecake, so make sure you have extra jelly or jam on hand!
Here’s a story of a girl who thought she can make pomegranate jelly with ease! Until she woke up and reality hit her! Wake up you can’t do this on your own! Sure im strong…but not that strong! If you have a juicer by all means….use it!
After squeezing the life out of 3 pomegranates and only getting 1 cup…yes you read correct 1 cup! I needed 3! What’s a girl gonna do? I’ll tell ya! She….I went to the grocery store in the middle of all this and picked up a bottle of ’Pom’ pomegranate juice is what I did! What a save! Open the bottle up and perfect! 2 cups of juice plus my 1 cup and I got my 3 cups! Whew! Continue reading “Pomegranate Jelly” »
We love jam! Homemade jam is even better! I really would love to make the cooking jam sometime…the whole sterilization, proper canning techniques kinda scare me…..would if I don’t do it right! I know a girl who canned and all her jars popped and squirted all over! I can imagine that happening to me as I probably would miss an important step. So to stay on the safe side I make freezer jam! I have a lot of freezer space so that works for me, as I don’t have much pantry space. Continue reading “Fig Jam” »
I am in love with these Turkish figs! The inside are red and juicy, not too sweet . My father in law said that in Turkey the figs are sweet and the best in the world, growing in trees all over the island they come from. Hope to some day to go and try them out for myself….for now I will just dream about that, and get my figs from the store!
I had some puff pastry in the fridge was planning on making a pot pie with the left over turkey, but decided to make a fig tart instead.
I did not have ground or blanched almonds, I had the whole almonds which worked out fine, but next time I will prepare ahead and get some ground almonds. Continue reading “Fig tart with Puff Pastry” »
Lady finger baklava, easier to make than the diamonds and much easier to eat! No fork needed for these little delights! I love making them for guests, friends….of course my family loves them too! I add ricotta to some of them, in Turkish the ricotta filled filo is called Lor….I make them into lady fingers and bake along the walnut filled ones. Both are delicious, of course you may make either or both as I have. Continue reading “Lady Fingers Baklava” »
These leeks are fresh from my garden, what a difference it makes in taste! I like this dish on its own, but my hubby likes it with yogurt on the side. It is customary to add a few spoons of cooked ground beef to the dish while cooking, it is totally optional, I do as that is what my Mother in law does.
This is a Turkish dish simply called pras meaning leeks. Continue reading “Pras (Leek) Cooked in Olive Oil” »