Roasted Red Pepper Relish {Ajvar}


If there was ever a food that I could not be without, it would have to be this – Ajvar (Eye-vahr). Growing up in Macedonia you knew it was September just by the smell of the neighborhood – Ajvar, and other Zimnica, was cookin’! Zimnica (Zeem-knee-tsa) comes from the word Zima which means Winter, and Zimnica…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Olive-Olive Cornish Hens and a Giveaway Winner!


I’m going to drag it before I announce the giveaway winner, but if you really want to know, just scroll down to the end of this post. When I saw these birds at the market, first thing that came to mind was a song; “Pretty bird, pretty bird, what were they feeding youuuuuu”…. I was…

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Macedonian-Style Vegetable and Meat Stew {Turli Tava} and a Giveaway!


HI!!! *waving* I’M BACK!!! It’s been a while, I know. When I take a vacation I forget to come back. BUT, I only take a vacation once a year, so not to worry, it will be a while before I leave again. By the way, I am soooo jet lagged. There’s a 7 hour time…

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Chocolate Granola


I have an obsession with breakfast food. Cereals and crunchy granola, in particular. I eat a bowl of either one every morning, and another bowl of either one (sometimes I mix ‘em up in the same bowl) for a late night snack. I also love eggs, bacon, crepes, pancakes, French toast… oh sorry, this post…

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Pistachio Vanilla Wafer Pudding – Slainte!

Dear early 20’s, I MISS YOU!!! When I think of St. Pat’s I think of my college days, not too far behind, but behind enough to make me feel a bit of nostalgia. Ahhh – I really miss those days of bar hopping! We would spend the entire week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day…

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