Oct 12

Save Money and Marinate your own Olives

The mountains of glistening olives that you see in supermarket deli bars sure look tempting and they are hard to resist, but they can make quite a dent in your wallet. With a couple of ingredients, you can make your own at home, for a fraction of the cost and enjoy this little treat more …

Continue reading »

Jul 25

What is chorizo? And what can you do with it?

What is chorizo? Depending on where you come from in the world, depends on what you think about when you hear the word ‘chorizo’. In Europe people tend to think of chorizo as a dry cured smoked sausage from Spain or other parts of the Iberian Peninsula. In North American, people tend to associate chorizo …

Continue reading »

Jul 20

Halloumi Cheese Salad with Mint Dressing

Halloumi cheese is a unique amongst cheeses, in that it doesn’t really melt, except at higher temperatures than other cheese. The higher melting point comes about because during its production, the curds are heated before being placed in brine. This property means that it is excellent for grilling or frying. Another distinction between halloumi and …

Continue reading »

Jul 17

Easy tapas adventures at home

In Spain, tapas are little delicacies served in bars, enjoyed with something to drink. It is said that Alfonso the 10th of Castile gave an order that taverns were not to serve wine unless it was accompanied by tapas. The word ‘tapas’, comes from the Spanish word ‘tapar’, which means ‘to cover’, and it is …

Continue reading »

Jun 15

Tapas, Antipasto & Mezze – Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine at Home

The similarities shared between Spanish Tapas, Italian Antipasto and Middle Eastern Meze is far more important than the differences. At the heart of these ethnically inspired dishes are the shared ingredients that exist throughout the Mediterranean and the simplicity in which these dishes are prepared and presented. For me, the heart of these culturally inspired …

Continue reading »