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||| I recently taught my first OM Eats workshop and shared one of my all time favorite and basic teas with everyone. They loved it so much they asked I share the recipe with them. I include it here for all those OM Eaters from last week, and for you,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Earth Art Spirit
I love Earl Grey and chocolate so this cake takes care of those cravings. And what is better than a simple banana bread recipe that will use up a lot of your overipe bananas. Chocolate Earl Grey cake 2 Tbsp. Earl Grey tea brewed in 1 cup water-for 3-5 min.-... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
This is a wonderful dessert and gluten free. Feel free to serve it with ice cream-mascarpone -creme fraiche or whipped cream. Orange and Polenta Cake For the cake- 14 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 1/8 cups sugar 3 eggs-room temperature 3/4 cup fine polenta 2/3 cup ground almonds 2 tsp. baking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I made the turkey breasts for a 60th birthday party and it was a huge hit. It was such an easy recipe to prepare and transport to a party. We sliced the breasts and served them at room temperature. I made a peach chutney to go with the meat. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
Of course I love the idea of fried chicken but oh the I found this recipe which sounds like you are cooking the chicken way too long but then it comes out all crispy and mouth watering. The Marmalade cake is really a delicious tea bread and will satisfy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I have been reading this wonderful book-"Cowgirl Creamery Cooks"and was inspired to try the panna cotta-which I have tasted and loved but never made. I am obsessed with the flavor of Earl Grey and Lavender so I used that to flavor the pudding.. Lately I have become very interested in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
Thanksgiving is almost here and I am excited to get cooking. I get out my Mom's old recipes and my "Holiday" copies of "Gourmet" magazine. I treasure my copies of Gourmet. They are like old friends. I find for Thanksgiving I prefer a traditional simple meal. So since "everything that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
This Albanian Lamb dish is adapted from Saveur Magazine-my current favorite food magazine. This dish is so delicious, you can just not even imagine. Please try it....I was trying to think of a vegetarian alternative for the lamb and without trying it out-I think mushrooms or maybe even potatoes would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I had some leftover split black lentils and friends showed up for dinner so I improvised some lentil cakes. Our friends raved about them so I came up with a recipe-after looking through many, many veggie and lentil burger recipes. Lentil Patties 2 chopped shallots 1/4 cup chopped green onion... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I found this recipe in "Saveur" magazine and since I have been living in Columbus, Ohio -for 2 years now- I thought I must try this. I have never had this eating out in Columbus but it is very simple to make at home or bring to a party and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
“Joy” of stuffed cabbage and the the simple things… March 3, 2011 Truly the “Joy of Cooking” is a great resource I find so useful for basic recipes. So here is their Ground Beef in Cabbage Leaves that I made recently, with just a few variations. Serves 4 Preheat oven... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I am spending the summer in South Florida and staying with my brother and sister-in-law who are vegetarians. We are cooking a lot with grains and beans and I find myself always looking up how to cook them. So I wanted to put down this information in one post. Also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
Upside down Mango cake , Chocolate Chunk Zucchini cake and Roasted Moussaka April 6, 2011 For a rainy Chicago pre-Spring weekend I wanted to make a Rhubarb Upside Down Cake that I saw in “Sunset” magazine. I could not find rhubarb ,within walking distance of my apartment, and found mangoes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I love blue cheeses. I think it is one of those foods you either really like or dislike. Of course you could substitute other cheeses. For my sister -in-law's birthday I wanted to make Salad Nicoise. So many of our friends are "slimming" so it is a good dish for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
Celebrate chocolate… February 15, 2011 For the V-day week, here is my Mom’s Mousse Au Chocolat recipe. It is the best in my humble opinion. She attended Cordon Bleu school in London for 6 months and her collections of recipes are a priceless treasure. 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate 2-3... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
Well I made it out West-Helena to be exact- for Easter and we made Spanakopita for the dinner as our contribution. There were two vegetarians out of 6 guests, so that worked for the non-meat eaters. The main recipe is from the “Moosewood Cookbook” and I adapted it. Spanakopita- 2... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
Big Night” Timballo and Caramel Banana Cake May 11, 2011 Leave a Comment While I was in Montana I did a lot of cooking and made some of my favorite recipes. This Timballo I originally made out of Gourmet magazine, then I lost it and was heartbroken. I found it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I am about to start importing recipes from my first Food Blog-"Rich in the Kitchen". So the timeline is going to seem crazy but I really want these recipes on this blog also...Once I moved to Columbus-from Chicago-my daughter and I decided to collaborate and started "Persimmon and Pomegranate"-which is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
When I was growing up- on the North Shore of Chicago-our neighbor, Bill Bruns, had this great restaurant-up the road. My brother and I both remember this dish "Crab in a Skillet". It was amazing and they served a fresh bread basket that featured "home made sticky buns". This is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I find myself on sabbatical in South Florida -for the summer-and a lot of my friends and family are on "slimming regimens". My friend Cristina expressed a desire for a "thinner" chocolate pudding and I wanted to try this. It is very good, though people say soybeans are fattening so...(but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
These are two great party dishes. My brother, Campbell, wanted to make souffle and so we went to Julia Child-"Mastering the Art of French Cooking" for inspiration . Last winter when I was down for a 60th bithday bash he made this amazing "Mushroom Pate" from Deborah Madison's-"Vegetarian Cooking for... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
I now find myself on "sabbatical" in Stuart, Florida for a few months. One of my first "local" discoveries are "heirloom oranges". So I quickly whipped up a salad and named it the "Stuart Salad". I am staying at my brother and sister in law's house and they are having... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate
Colleenleonardi is now following Tim Miller
May 3, 2013
. "You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings...creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Yoga for the Creative Class
I recently spent a week in Florida and my friends had a wonderful dinner for all of us at their house in Ft. Pierce, on the edge of the Savannas. The mosquitos were fierce but it was heavenly being in the tropics in January. Cristina, my girlfriend, said" what can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Persimmon & Pomegranate