This soup is a variation of the Tuscan bean soups from the Tuscany region of Italy. Along with cooked white beans, I made it with onion, carrots, celery, garlic, farro, ripe tomatoes and tomato pulp, herbs and lots of fresh spinach. To keep it all tasty and Mediterranean, I sautéed the vegetables, herbs and farro […]Read more
Mediterranean Blackberry Lemon Muffins
This week, my husband and I picked some wild blackberries in the forest near our home. When we got back, I was determined to make blackberry muffins the Mediterranean way. That meant with olive oil and lemon. The idea came to me because we had just returned from the Greek island of Corfu where the […]Read more
The best olive dip. Ever!
Spain, Italy, Greece. Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon. Welcome to the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean diet is one of the world’s healthiest. People who follow this diet generally live long lives. They are less prone to developing conditions such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. Following a Mediterranean diet […]Read more
Homemade falafels are delicious and worth making. After experimenting with various falafel recipes, I came up with this version, which is now a favourite in my family. This recipe is made with natural ingredients and it satisfies both vegan and non-vegan palates. Among the ingredients is some grated carrots. I find that the sweetness of the carrot blends […]Read more