Fresh Fruit Tart

Summer, sadly, is over. But on the off chance you still have some fresh fruit sitting around, you should definitely make this tart. If you are unable to accept that fall (which is a great season, but marks the start of school) is here, it may make you forget for a moment that it is…

Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake

One of our aunts makes an olive oil cake that is truly excellent. She’s made a rosemary lemon cake and a fennel cake with a berry compote on top. Each time she’s made it, Leah and I have told ourselves to find a good recipe and make one on our own! Because an olive oil…

Poached Pear and Almond Tart

Happy Thanksgiving! We are finally getting around to posting a recipe suitable for Thanksgiving- after everyone has already planned their menus. Oh well! As we’ve said before, we don’t cook for holidays in advance just so that we can blog before the holiday (mostly because we are at school all day, have homework all night,…

Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

We are looking forward to a nice Mother’s Day on Sunday! We have been busy all the time and hopefully this will be a nice day to show our mom how much we appreciate her. It doesn’t always show, because during the school week when she picks us up (no licenses yet here, sadly!) and…

Favorites of 2012

Even though we haven’t had this blog for long, we’ve posted over 50 recipes, each one delicious! Some seem to stand out, in our mind and in our readers’ minds, and we would like to list these favorites below. But before we do, we would like to thank every one of our readers for, well,…

Black Bean Patties with Corn Relish and Avocado Cream Sauce

You don’t have to be a vegetarian or someone super-obsessed with healthy eating all the time to enjoy this (because we definitely are not!)- you only have to love a delicious meal, and these black bean patties certainly fit the bill. These may not look like anything special, because let’s face it, they are not…

Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Hazelnuts

It’s so interesting to consider what people are eating across the world at any given mealtime. Today we had our “main meal” for lunch rather than at dinner and we were wondering how many people were also eating baked brie with cranberry sauce and mushroom bourguignon. Probably not too many!¬†Leah and I are trying to…

Take-Home Chocolate Cake

How to make the perfect chocolate cake: Purchase Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s new cookbook, Sweet. This cookbook is a work of art. Alluring exotic fruits and colors splash and ripple across each page, but if you are not in the mood for a fruit dessert, you might be in the mood for the dark…

Rhubarb Upside-Down Spice Cake

The very first time I had rhubarb, Leah and I were about ten years old and we were at a family reunion sometime in the summer. One of our aunts, who happens to be a wonderful cook, made a strawberry-rhubarb crisp. At the time I’d never eaten¬†rhubarb before. I’m not sure what prompted me to…