Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Fresh Figs

Was getting a bit tired of our usual veggie salads, and needed more vegetarian ideas, specifically those with more of a Mediterranean bent, so I got me Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook. I cannot wait to try ALL the recipes. Okay, maybe 99%. I’m not a leg-o-lamb...

What Nino Read, September 2014

Corduroy Makes a Cake It’s Milking Time (didn’t like this one that much — maybe he can’t relate since we hardly ever drink cow’s milk here) Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Carnival Prize The Best Kind of Kiss by Margaret Allum *** The...

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Fresh Figs

Was getting a bit tired of our usual veggie salads, and needed more vegetarian ideas, specifically those with more of a Mediterranean bent, so I got me Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook. I cannot wait to try ALL the recipes. Okay, maybe 99%. I’m not a...

Fichi al Galoppo

Poached Fresh Figs from Lidia’s Italy, if I’m not mistaken (copied down the recipe a few months back and now I’ve forgotten where I got it) 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 pound figs (I used Black Mission) zest of half a...