Month: April 2020

Butterfly Pea Flower Entremet With Chocolate Sable

Butterfly Pea Flower Entremet With Chocolate Sable

Another butterfly pea flower recipe to add to the collection, this one is probably the most complicated of them all. This butterfly pea flower entremet with chocolate sable is a fancy patisserie style cake with a beautiful shiny mirror glaze (you can even see my…

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

I find it strange that I am uploading a Salmon cakes recipe before a crab cakes recipe, since the latter are far more popular. However, I’m a big believer in the ‘no waste’ food movement so this is the result of scrap from two other…

Ukrainian Chebureki (Чебурек)

Ukrainian Chebureki (Чебурек)

Ukrainian Chebureki, written Чебурек, is a popular turnover pastry usually eaten as a street food or snack. It is a Crimean Tatar dish but popular all over Eastern Europe and central Asia. Alona’s family is from Crimea so this is a dish I’ve had quite…

Butterfly Pea Flower Jello

Butterfly Pea Flower Jello

I already have quite a few Butterfly Pea Flower recipes on the blog, but one of the easiest is making butterfly pea flower jello. In fact the only recipe easier may just be making Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, since that’s the first step of this…

Summer On Corfu

Summer On Corfu

Corfu is probably my favorite of the Greek islands. I know many people dream of honeymoons on Santorini, or the beach clubs of Mykonos, but for me Corfu is the best island. Maybe it is because it was the first place in Greece I went…

Tuna Salad Crostini

Tuna Salad Crostini

Tuna salad is one of my favorite lazy day lunches. It goes great in a sandwich, spread on toast, or eaten with crackers. Plus, it uses mainly pantry/refrigerator staples, like canned tuna, mayonnaise, onion, and spices. Scoop it on some sliced and toasted baguette and…

Blue Cheese Chicken Roulade

Blue Cheese Chicken Roulade

After making a ton of blue cheese olives for Alona’s favorite dirty martinis I still had a lot of high quality Papillon roquefort left over. Well, what better way to use up ingredients than in a chicken roulade. This blue cheese chicken roulade is super…

Classic Dirty Martini

Classic Dirty Martini

The dirty martini is one of the easiest cocktails to make, which is good because Alona asks me to make her one all the time. I do it as a standard martini of 2:1 gin and vermouth along with a few barspoons of olive brine.…

Mini Mushroom And Onion Quiche

Mini Mushroom And Onion Quiche

These mini mushroom and onion quiche bites are perfect for entertaining. They can be a passed hors d’ouevre or simply a two bite plate as part of a larger breakfast. I made these along with other dishes when I host brunches so that everyone can…

Catamaran

Catamaran

The Catamaran is a drink invented by Shannon Tebay from Death & Co., a speakeasy style cocktail bar in New York. She describes the drink as a grapefruit gin colada, and that’s pretty much my first impression on taking a sip. While I did alter…