Pesto sauce

This great pasta sauce takes just minutes to prepare. The pesto sauce can be frozen, omitting the parmesan. It will be added just before use.

Pesto or, in extenso, pesto alla genovese, is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy. It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese) and pecorino sardo (cheese made from sheep’s milk), all blended with olive oil.
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Ingredients:

1 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and Continue reading Pesto sauce

Qatayef (Stuffed pancakes)

These crescent-shaped mini pancakes are a famous choice of dessert in the Middle Eastern regions during the month of Ramadan. Indulge your sweet tooth with this simple yet delicious combination of fried pancakes, nuts, raisins and sugar syrup. Qatayef can be prepared ahead and cooked within minutes making it an ideal choice for last minute visitors, plus you can use Continue reading Qatayef (Stuffed pancakes)

Chicken liver crostini

AKA crostini di fegatini

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken livers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 flat filets of anchovies
  • 2-3 sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 small dill pickles
  • 8 slices of French bread (1 day old), 1/2″ thick, toasted.
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper

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Holiday Pogacha

Pogacha is Balcan traditional bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace. Only experienced cook could make best quality pogacha. It comes from the latin word panis focacius which translated means baked on the heart or fireplace.

There are several ways of preparing this bread and it could be filled with Continue reading Holiday Pogacha