Strawberry Peppermint Tart

Fresh strawberries and mint are a classic combination. So are chocolate and peppermint. All these flavors come together in a refreshing fruit tart with a peppermint-flavored crust as well as custard filling. Thanks to a high concentration of menthol, peppermint has a stronger flavor than it’s cousin, spearmint, and is used more frequently in desserts. … Continue reading Strawberry Peppermint Tart

Bourekas with Dandelion Greens, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onions

Bourekas, savory pastries popular in the Middle East, have a long and interesting history, as described by food writer and photographer Tori Avey. They originated as deep-fried dumplings in Central Asia and made their way to Turkey, transforming into flaky, filled pies called bureks. The pies reminded Turkey’s Sephardic Jewish community, who settled in the … Continue reading Bourekas with Dandelion Greens, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onions

Tahini Almond Blondies

In my latest post for The Knockturnal, I shared my recipe for chocolate-chunk-filled tahini almond squares. There is no flour or butter in these blondies, just finely ground almonds and tahini, a sesame paste used in Middle Eastern cooking. The flavors of almond and sesame may seem like a strange combination, but they work extremely … Continue reading Tahini Almond Blondies