Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fresh Pita Bread

Ocassionally, when we have an evening with no plans, we will make some Middle Eastern dips and some fresh pita to go along with it for dinner. Fresh pita is so moist and delicious that I wonder why I was … Continue reading

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Triple Vanilla Creme Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is one of my favorite desserts. I like a strong vanilla flavor in custard, so I add not just a vanilla bean, but vanilla sugar and extract. It is a great Valentine’s Day dessert. The recipe is adapted … Continue reading

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Pear and Pecan Salad with Key Lime Vinaigrette

This is a lovely, refreshing winter salad. The key lime vinaigrette compliments the pears, and the crunch of the pecans adds nice texture. If you need a salad for your Valentines Day meal, try this. I use key limes or … Continue reading

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Ras Malai (Indian Cheesecake)

Every year my husband teaches the Ramayana, an Indian epic, in one of his courses. At the end of the reading he serves his students some Indian food, including this homemade version of Ras Malai. It is delicious. The recipe … Continue reading

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