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Re:Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Definitely a keeper. This was easy and very satisfying. I used Callebaut semi-sweet since that is what I had and added 1 teaspoon of dry instant coffee in the beginning. It may not have been enough coffee to make a difference though. I did not use the glaze but did serve it with a creme anglais. Also, I was a bit concerned I mixed too much air into the batter since it expanded and cracked like a souffle but I inverted it and served upside down with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Posted: 10:49 pm on February 26th 2017

Re:Autumn Vegetable Soup

Wow! I took one look at the picture/recipe and said that is too healthy to be getting 5 star ratings but I wanted a recipe that is appropriate for a harvest pot luck I am attending. I made a small test batch today and it is really good. I think one secret is the fresh thyme. I use thyme in most of my soup recipes and always get compliments. I will follow recipe exactly for my pot luck batch. In future I may add barley. True test will be if my teenagers eat it. I am not sure how the squash will hold up though. A lot of reviewers substituted cannellinis but I like the chick peas here. (addendum- I have made this 3 times now - still a 5 star, I prefer chickpeas,the squash did not hold up well in the freezer, and firm cooked barley was a great addition)

Posted: 05:04 pm on October 21st 2013

Re:Carrot-Spice Bread

I did not ice the bread but it is moist and the currants add a nice sweetness. I think it doesn't have enough carrots but maybe then it wouldn't rise properly (?). Only 3 stars because it is a bit bland.

Posted: 02:17 pm on September 14th 2013

Re:Zucchini & Summer Squash Gratin with Parmesan & Fresh Thyme

LOVE this recipe! It sounds kind of ordinary but it is delicious and comes out great everytime.

Posted: 03:16 pm on August 26th 2010

Re:Sautéed Zucchini with Za’atar and Crispy Chickpeas

I loved the texture of the chickpeas. I don't have za'atar so I used sesame seeds, chopped oregano and thyme. I will make it again but add more seasoning (lemon zest?) and use less oil. If you have zucchini to get rid of, may as well pair it with yummy, crispy chickpeas. Warning - the chickpeas 'pop' and splatter hot oil.

Posted: 10:53 pm on August 24th 2010

Re:Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes

The soup was very easy and good but not great - I did add a jalapeno with the chopped onions. I may make it again because beans and sweet potatoes are healthy but I am tempted to add bacon or ham. Maybe I will roast diced sweet potatoes before adding to soup for more flavor.

Posted: 09:26 pm on October 24th 2009