Smitten Kitchen Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake

It’s almost 2 years since we took our debut whole spice infusion, Moroccan Tagine, to Anthropologie in IMG_1422-1Highland Park for a wellness event. At the same event we also met our amazing photographer Kerri Sherman and formed a friendship that would bring our spice blends to life.

At all of our events, our signature “samplers” for tasting are slow cooker breads. They’re always a surprise, a contemporary twist for our slow cooking audience.

Deb Perlman’s first cookbook Smitten Kitchen, derived from her blog of the same name, had just hit the shelves at Anthropologie and we sampled her grapefruit olive oil pound cake (slow cooked of course.) Our adaptation rounds out our month of afternoon tea, morning coffee and baked goods for breakfast series.
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Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe linoleum floor tiles of Nana’s & Pop’s 1950’s duck egg blue painted kitchen/diner, worn thin by the foot traffic on a never-ending quest for cups of tea, remained untouched until the new millennium.

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Tuna Chermoula

We bounce off the toe of the Italian Peninsula into North Africa this week to score our Tuna Chermoulasecond recipe from around the Med. We take with us Dr Devries mantra “More fish…less meat…” and marry it with our penchant for herbs and spices from the region. Continue reading

Lentil Vegetable Soup

For our final “restorative” soup recipe of the month I wanted to share a little more about my story with Liz.Lentil Vegetable Soup

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The Best Elegant Eggplant Recipe

What do you do when you have an abundance of something? Give it away, swap it for Slow Braised Eggplantsomething else, or keep it in the hope it will get used sometime in the future. Continue reading