Autumn Tomato Sauce

When time is short just keep it simple… This is as straightforward as it gets… It reminds me of my childhood, it was a staple dish at home… My mother would say: “Lets have pasta tonight!” … and my father would make it spicy .. This recipe is basic, with autumn vegetables, and the last…

Turkish “Borek” Cheese Pies

Shared heritage So many things bind people together…our history and tradition reminds us that we are all made from the same ingredients, and the kitchen is the place where everything comes together to make perfect sense of our ancestry… Traveling to Constantinople yet and again, I have the distinct feeling that the tastes, aromas and…

Pistachio Feta Cheese Spread

Sandra Choremi_Pistachio Feta Spread

It is always amusing to nibble something with drinks, before lunch is served. Lively discussions, Bossa Nova music, beautiful flowers and smiles around a couple of entreés warm up the atmosphere…. Feta Cheese mixed with herbs, lemon zest, garlic, chilly peppers Greek yogurt … A drizzle of my favorite  Olive oil “My Fathers Olive Oil” you can order…

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Homemade Tomato Ketchup Ingredients: 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium onion, sliced into half moons 4 garlic cloves, chopped (about 1 tablespoon) 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 sweet red pepper, chopped 4 cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 6 tablespoons tomato paste 2 kg whole tomatoes; in juice, peeled, chopped 1 cup brown sugar, depending…

Olive Oil and Herb Crackers 

Sandra Choremi_Olive oil and herb crackers 

Getting into the art of cooking, you realize that pleasure can be found in very simple things…after a while, when you have been so into preparing meals and spending hours of joyful fascination with new techniques and ideas, your appetite requires only the best and purest in everything. Even a simple thing like crackers cannot…