cooking · savory · weeknight

Leftover Antipasti Pasta (Spaghetti Puttanesca)

Few years ago I stumbled upon the French concept of “Fromage Fort”. It literally means “strong cheese” and is basically when leftover odds and ends of cheese boards go to wine-scented cheese heaven, all dressed up for the next party as a convenient dip/spread. What a delightful and economical way to use expensive and delicious leftover… Continue reading Leftover Antipasti Pasta (Spaghetti Puttanesca)

baking · frosting · party

Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte)

Considering the fact that I have promised my husband that I’ll be making the traditional Black Forest Cake for his birthday every year, I guess I’ll get plenty of opportunities to do a long post about this in the years to come. Given the specific parameters of this week, I’m going to have to stick with… Continue reading Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte)

cooking · savory · weeknight

Chouriço Pão (Goan Chorizo Sausage Bread)

The “Chorizo Scramble” has been dominating my breakfast/brunch order for years now, right from the first time I had it 7 years ago at a cafe on Catalina Island. Occasionally I’ll order poached eggs with hollandaise sauce if the restaurant is particularly spectacular, like The Table in Willow Glen, but most of the times its… Continue reading Chouriço Pão (Goan Chorizo Sausage Bread)

cooking · salad · savory · weeknight

Roasted Butternut Squash and Orange Salad

I missed most of Fall last year. Between training for a half marathon I didn’t end up completing, to getting 2 wisdom teeth pulled out (also see: uncompleted half marathon), to traveling for almost 8 weeks – it was a crazy few months there. I didn’t get to roast as many types of squash as I… Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash and Orange Salad

cooking · savory · weeknight

Kale Mashed Potatoes and Baked Salmon with Lemon and Capers

Thanks to the unrelenting (!), ever-changing Bay Area weather (hey! we all need to find something to complain about), I was out of commission for most of last week, and unable to do the things I had set out to do – at work, at home and of course, in the kitchen. Since the weather… Continue reading Kale Mashed Potatoes and Baked Salmon with Lemon and Capers