Archive of ‘Food’ category

Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti cookies.. need I say more? These little almond delights are one of my favorite cookies. I have bought many different kinds over the years, generally at Italian grocery stores, but had never tried making them at home.. until yesterday. I had always thought that they were too difficult to make at home, and so […] Read more…

 

Green Tea and Ginger Biscotti

One of my great weaknesses is coffee and everything that goes with it. It’s not so much the caffeine that I’m addicted to, but rather the taste and the wonderful, comforting routine of brewing a warm cup of coffee and drinking a warm cup of coffee, no matter what the season. I also love how […] Read more…

 

Spiced Rice with Raisins, Coriander and Almonds

I have been flipping through a new cooking book we borrowed from Oliver’s mother called World Vegetarian Classics. The book gives great insight on vegetarian cuisine around the world, and shows how each and every culture has embraced vegetarian cooking and made it an essential part of its culinary traditions. I am enjoying reading about […] Read more…

 

Ricotta, Spinach and Pea Ravioli

I used to wash dishes at a posh ‘pre-theatre’ restaurant in Niagara on The Lake, Ontario. One of the perks of scrubbing out food-encrusted pans for 6 bucks an hour was that, when it came time for dinner break, they fed you like royalty. Mussels, salmon, shrimp, steak, nothing was off-limits with one key exception: […] Read more…

 

Sweet Shallot and Tomato Tart

I am moving to New York City in less than two months to start a culinary program at the French Culinary Institute. Moving to a new country definitely has its share of anxiety, but the prospect of being able to cook for over 5 hours a day and learn about the real tricks behind a […] Read more…

 

Bostini Cream Pie

I’m proud to announce that chocolateshavings has joined the ranks of a highly talented and secretive organization that goes by the name of ‘The Daring Bakers.’ The Daring Bakers are an online community of people who love to bake. Once a month, a challenge is issued by the host for that month and everybody bakes, and then posts their […] Read more…

 

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