Semolina Calzones (Folded Pizzas)

I feel as though my simplification of a Calzone as being nought but a folded pizza somewhat does it an injustice.  Besides differing in filling (being far less sauce based and more of a creamy cheese affair), the very act of folding rather changes the experience in some noticeable ways.  The cheese/toppings do not crisp…

Pumpkin Syrup (for Halloween Cocktails)

While I’d like to take another cheap shot at the pumpkin-spice latte drinkers out there, quite frankly I don’t need to – they do a perfect job of showing their basicness by holding them.  I jest, I jest – I’ve tried a PSL and I quite enjoyed it.  However what bothered me was that for…

Pumpkin Seed and Goats Cheese Pesto

Pesto is one of those delightfully simple, versatile ingredients that can take the blandest foods from 0 to 60 in 1.5 spoonfuls per second.  While common ideas of pesto stem from the traditional idea of pine nuts, basil, oil and garlic, the term is actually more vague than that.  It actually comes from the Italian…

Mushy Peas

Introduction These are a strange one, really – we begin life being fed mushy peas from a jar, then as we age they become those strange things eaten by adults…then we rediscover them in later life and all is complete.  How delightfully cyclical!  In any case, Mushy peas are almost effortless to make and such…

Crostinis

Introduction Not going to lie to you – this is just posh toast, but they work fantastically as appetizers or hors d’ouevres; a wonderful way to start a dinner party so the guests aren’t antsy awaiting the first real course. Here are just a few suggestions for what you can do – not recipes so…