Month: September 2011

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Nectarine Cake

It was definitely a busy summer for me with a flurry of activities. Although I enjoy fall, I am a bit sad that summer days are over. Once again, it is time to bid farewell to hot summer days, lemonade stands, and beach parties. The past few days have been gloomy, chilly, and dark, marking […]

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Potato & eggplant salad

Eggplants are such a staple in the Mediterranean diet, and even though they’re available all year round, I love to eat them in summer. And now, with the summer coming to an end, this is a great recipe if you still have all these garden vegetables on hand. The addition of garlic, coriander and lemon […]

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Pasta alla Norma

This vegetarian pasta dish originates from Sicily. It was named after Sicilian composer Bellini‘s hugely successful opera “Norma”. Pasta alla Norma is a typical Sicilian dish with eggplants, sweet & ripe tomatoes, ricotta salata, fresh basil, olive oil and pasta. It is usually made with Ricotta Salata cheese, which gives a distinctive original flavor. However, […]