March 10, 2012 by Giulietta
Picture by Eleonora
Today a bright sun shines in Turin, and it should last for the entire weekend, quite conveniently, since I'm going on a little getaway. I just want to enjoy these first blue skies, this first warm sun, I just want to drive along some country roads and stop whenever I want to, searching for anything, but some photographic fascination… maybe I didn't tell you this, but I'm attending a photography class. I'm doing this, so maybe I'll learn to use my powerful photographic means.
But (and you've already learned that there's always a but), to avoid that weather plays tricks on me, I'd do some sort of sacrifice to the gods of weather: I offer you a recipe that I hope it will be the last winter one for this blogging season… if you'll find the recipe for yak and bell peppers, next time, blame the weather, not my intentions. I couldn't think of anything wintery than a dried fruit cake served with zabaione, flavored with a passito wine (my achilles heel) … is it wintery enough?
I hope this cake would be a sufficient sacrifice, and I hope that sun will be with us longer and longer, from now on, or at least for this weekend (I'll settle for little, after all).
Category Arabic cuisine, Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Pantry cakes, Wine | Tags: almond,arabic cuisine,cakes and pies,dessert and sweets,dried fruit,hazelnut,pantry cakes,passito di Pantelleria,pine nuts,pistachio,raisin,tunisia,wine,zabaione | 13 Comments
September 14, 2011 by Giulietta
Ok, I'm at the end of the meal… well, actually I'm at side dishes!
I'm telling you I reached the end of the meal, 'cause today I want to share with you one of those recipes that to me are a clear sign of pure laziness: one of those recipes that I make when I'm out of ideas, but I want still to enjoy a good side dish, simple, quick and different from the usual (ie, for me, different from pan-fried carrots with garlic and rosemary: and I still love these carrots, by the way). In short, once discovered this recipe in a Arabic cookbook I received as a gift a long long time ago, I never left it!
This recipe has only three requisites, but all of three are vital: you must have some carrots at your fingertips, you have to love cumin (like me! Cumin, I love you) and you must have this fragrant spice at home with you (I'll have cumin for the next four or five years, since I bought half a kilo of it from an Arabic butcher in the Porta Palazzo open market -by the way, I think that Porta Palazzo is one the unmissable places to visit in a Turin tour)
If you meet these prerequisites, you can go ahead with the reading… well, you can do it even if don't meet them, but your reading won't have a practical application, in this case.
Category Arabic cuisine, Side dish, Spices, Vegetables | Tags: carrots,cumin,side dish,spices,vegetables | 38 Comments