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Classic Olive Oil Cake
 
  • Classic Olive Oil Cake

  • It's been a while since I've posted on my blog, but I'm glad that I'm here and I actually didn't realize how much I have missed it! Today is a perfect fall day here in Houston, Texas (only 62 F) to start collecting my autumn memories and writing them down here. It's an overcast day, so I have my bla[...]
  • Warm eggplant salad with feta and pine nuts

  • I'm a pretty big fan of warm salads. I don't really make them very often in my own kitchen, but if I see a warm salad on the menu at a restaurant, I usually order it. The salad I'm sharing with you today is an old favorite of mine, but I kind of forgot about it and haven't made it in a long time. Th[...]
Russian Easter Bread Kulich / Пасхальные куличи
 
  • Strawberry Chocolate Slices

  • To the accompaniment of the quiet waltz of tea leaves and the sound of early spring rain, words were swirling in the cycle of flowing conversations and were settling down on the bottom of china cups. I woke up that warm and cozy Saturday in a slow, romantic kind of mood. Penelope was still sleepi[...]
Orange Tea Cookies
 
  • Orange Tea Cookies

  • Last week when I was browsing on Pinterest, I found a photograph of these delicious cookies. They looked so appetizing, but mostly I liked the idea of the decoration, with a slice of orange on top of the cookie. I love to bake with citrusy fruits such as lemons, oranges, etc.  And for me, winter tim[...]
Authentic Italian pizza in Houston. Is it possible?
 
  • Authentic Italian pizza in Houston. Is it possible?

  • While searching for a good Italian restaurant in Houston, I came across "Dolce Vita" which advertises itself as an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Based on the number of good reviews of their pizzas on Yelp, I was excited to try it myself. When you are as big of a traveler and a foodie as I am, you [...]