Family recipes from around the world

Month: June 2010

Broccoli Quiche

Broccoli Quiche

Ingredients: 1 large pie crust 1 1/2 cups broccoli 1/2 cup peas 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup shredded Gruyère 3 eggs 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons salt nutmeg and pepper to taste Directions: Arrange the pie crust in a […]

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

Ingredients: 3 ripe tomatoes 1/2 lb (250 gr) mozzarella Basil leaves Balsamico Cream Olive Oil Salt to taste Directions: Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella. Arrange in circular form, alternating tomato slices with mozzarella and basil leaves. Sprinkle some balsamico cream and olive oil.   Add […]

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I added some Grenadine to the Frozen Yogurt for a twist and some color.  Grenadine is a syrup made of pomegranate juice, so it is sweet and adds a really nice flavor –  just make sure it’s the real thing and not some corn syrup imitation.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Grenadine
  • 1/2 cup strawberries – sliced
  • whole strawberries to decorate

Directions:

  1. Place yogurt, grenadine and sliced strawberries in an Ice Cream maker.
  2. When the frozen yogurt is ready, serve and decorate with some strawberries.
Pabellón Criollo

Pabellón Criollo

This is Venezuela’s National Dish.  You can also serve it with Arepas and Queso Blanco (white cheese – similar to mozarella). Ingredients: Rice (cooked) Plátanos Fritos Black Beans Carne Mechada Directions: Serve all ingredients on a plate and sprinkle some shredded queso blanco over the […]

Plátanos Fritos – Fried Plantains

Plátanos Fritos – Fried Plantains

For this dish you need really ripe plantains.  When I mean really ripe is when they look so black that you think you should be getting rid of them.  This is common sense for anyone born and raised in or around the Caribbean, but I […]

Zacusca – Romanian Vegetable Spread

Zacusca – Romanian Vegetable Spread

Zacusca - Romanian Vegetable Spread

A friend of mine from Romania thought me how to make this delicious spread.  You can serve it with crackers, toast or any type of bread.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggplants
  • 5 Pimentos
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons salt
  • pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Roast the peppers and the eggplants (see Pimientos Morrones and Baba Ghanoush)
  2. Cook the peeled carrots in a little bit of water until tender.
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor (discard the eggplant peel and peel the pimentos and discard the seeds first).
  4. Blend.  Refrigerate before serving.
Turmeric and Ginger Pork Stir Fry

Turmeric and Ginger Pork Stir Fry

I was at the Asia-Markt this morning, and they had Ginger Turmeric tea. I must say I found the combination so interesting I had to have it for dinner – not the tea – the stir-fry! Ingredients: 1/2 lb pork meat – sliced 2 onions […]

Shish Kebabs – Pinchos

Shish Kebabs – Pinchos

We’re having such a terrible summer, that I had to make the Shish Kebabs on the stove.  Either way works well, but I must say, with pork it almost works better on a pan, since one can adjust the cooking time and temperature a little […]

Banana Stracciatella Frozen Yogurt

Banana Stracciatella Frozen Yogurt

Banana Stracciatella Frozen Yogurt

If you’re tired of buying ice cream at the store, try making your own.  Right before serving dinner, I add all the ingredients to the Ice Cream machine, and by the time we’re done eating, it’s ready!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana – mashed
  • 1 banana – in slices
  • 4 Tablespoons chocolate flakes

Directions:

  1. Turn on your Ice Cream machine.
  2. Start adding the yogurt, then the bananas and then the chocolate flakes.
  3. Let it run for about 25 minutes.
  4. Decorate with the sliced bananas.

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Hi Everyone! We are starting with our home’s renovation. We’re bringing down walls, changing floors, enlarging the kitchen – the works!   I’m happy and afraid at the same time, but looking forward when everything is ready! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep […]