Food

Roasted Cauliflower & Za’atar Salad

As the cauliflower was roasting in the oven and I was busy preparing the other vegetables, the smell of burnt plastic started oozing through the kitchen. I could hear our pyromanic son laughing as he ran from the crime scene into the next room. All the dials for the stove top were switched on to full heat and...

Charcoal Grill Anything With This Visual Guide

When it comes to grilling over charcoal, timing is everything, and it can be difficult to know exactly when to start cooking that juicy steak or ear of corn. To help solve this dilemma, the good people at Bon Appetit mapped out a grilling timeline, and put it on a handy printable graphic.This wheel...

Spring Celebration Salad

There is one thing you have to understand about living in the northern regions of Europe. The darkness during the winter is really, really harsh. Short, cold and grey days with a minimal amount of sunlight. And if you, like me, believe that you were meant to be born in either Italy, Hawaii or...

cucumber yogurt raita salad

If you needed another reason to add to the list of why you’d probably never want to be cornered at a party with me, I should tell you I’m more than a normal level of fascinated by the intersection of tomatoes and cucumbers in salads around the world. And I want to talk about...

the consummate chocolate chip cookie, revisited

If you’ve been following Smitten Kitchen outside this url recently, you might have noticed that a terrible, dangerous thing has happened: I revisited the epic, consummate even, chocolate chip cookies from David Leite via The New York Times, mostly because I was tired of looking at the unpalatably blueberry-ish photo of them atop the...

almond rhubarb picnic bars

One of the primary pieces of advice my grandmother imparted on me — besides the fact that she thought I should be a writer, an absurd idea I promptly ignored — was that one should always leave the house looking the best they can. I realize this might sound a little old-fashioned and possibly...

Green Kitchen Smoothies

A pre-copy of our newest book, Green Kitchen Smoothies has landed in our kitchen and we are giddy as kids about it (and really proud)! Whilst we were working on the smoothie pack for our app, last summer, we realised how versatile smoothies can be and how much we loved both drinking and making them. We often enjoy smoothies for breakfast,...

Damning Report Reveals Palm Oil’s Human Cost

  Palm oil: useful and ubiquitous, it also happens to be one of the most destructive ingredients on the planet.   The industry has been linked to mass animal die-offs, widespread razing of rainforests, displacement of indigenous communities, climate change and pollution. Now, according to a new report, the palm oil industry may also be guilty of...

Chocolate Chia & Raspberry Parfait

I realize that we have shared a couple of quick parfaits here before but it is quite nice to have a few different desserts to choose between when late nights cravings set in. Our Apple Crunch Parfait seems to have become quite popular (not only in our house) and this new parfait is just as good. Easily explained, it’s a chai spiced chocolate chia pudding topped...

Take Your Booze Outdoors with a Simple Summer Spritz

Summer drinking is the most fun type of drinking, and the spritz may be the most summery drink. They’re light, bright, extremely drinkable, and infinitely riffable. They’re also super easy to make, which is helpful if you’ve had a couple. There are three components to the spritz: sparkling wine, some sort of bitter liqueur,...

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