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Food photography: Rugelach, now and then Food photography: Rugelach, now and then

Back in January 2009 I posted a recipe for Rugelach, my favorite cookie! I still cannot understand how cream cheese, that brick of gooey, plastic-y cheese I do not like eating turns cheesecakes and cookies into sublime desserts I adore… But, anyway, this post is about photography. Those were the photos I took back then:

A handsome couple A handsome couple

Once upon a time, in a land not far away, with a twist of a fork, two side dishes accidentally met on a plate. The first one, pasta, loved by all, orzo shaped, whimsical and a bit chewy, seasoned simply, and the second one, garbanzo beans, not as mainstream as pasta, a bit more serious […]

Something to remember Something to remember

Everyone says that spaghetti and meatballs in tomato sauce is a kid-friendly food. One of the ultimate favorites. Way up there in the top 10, maybe even top 5, on the kids’ food list. Well, at least that’s the theory. But in our household? Not so much. I always wondered why magazines/restaurants/cookbooks make that claim […]

Red Valentine's Day Red Valentine's Day

Let’s start with flowers…

Easy maple nuts’ cake and challenging friends Easy maple nuts’ cake and challenging friends

I have a friend whom I love dearly. There were times when I wondered how we became friends, and stayed friends, because we are just so… different. I’m a planner, she’s spontaneous. I’m formal, she’s casual. I’m kinda strict, she’s more laid-back. I remember details, she doesn’t care much about that stuff. I love to […]

Routines Routines

Routines. Just by saying this word a need to inhale deeply emerges as if an invisible cigarette was stuck in my mouth. (Yes, I used to be a smoker. I don’t miss it.) How do you feel, what do you think, when this word, “routine”, pops up? For me, that depends. Some days, “routine” makes […]

Hunger challenge 2010 – As simple as pancakes Hunger challenge 2010 – As simple as pancakes

Yesterday morning I woke up and felt like making pancakes. I only make pancakes a handful of times a year, but after my Poffertjes experience, I got into the mood.