Author Archives: spicewife

Urban Foraging

Hello fellow foragers.  It has been a long hot summer and my cooking is light these days.   I had the opportunity to join an expert forager into the woods of urban Ottawa to learn about edible plants.   It was a fascinating learning experience in a hiking area just ten minutes from my home. […]

The Best Hummus

Well, it’s the best hummus according to me.  After travelling to Israel a couple months ago, I couldn’t believe how much I loved the hummus served there.  One of the distinct flavours is the amount of tahini added.  It’s the creamiest hummus that I have ever had and I wanted to make it like that […]

Street Food & Markets, Israel Style

My husband and I had the pleasure of attending friends’ daughter’s wedding in Israel last month.  I had visited to Israel many times but this was the first time for my husband.  We rented an Airbnb in Tel Aviv for 10 days, and not only walked extensively through Tel Aviv-Jaffo, but took a few tours.  […]

Spiced Beef Kefta, Moroccan Style

My favourite foods to prepare are the ones that conjure up aromatic and tasty meals that I have eaten on our travels.  In fact, I like to choose the countries that we travel to by researching in advance the local cuisine.  One of my fondest holidays of all times was Morocco in September 2013; I […]

Indian Seasoned Fish Cakes

When I found this Bonnie Stern Recipe inspired by a Vij Vikram recipe, owner of Vij’s modern Indian restaurant in Vancouver, I couldn’t resist trying it out.  I was at Vij’s in June, 2013 and I was so excited to have the chance to eat there.  In her book Friday Night Dinners Bonnie Stern shares […]

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes, Memories of Russian Syrniki

Syrniki :  a word that congers up sweet memories of those delicious cheese pancakes I had the pleasure to nosh on in Moscow last August for breakfast at the hotel.  Below, they are beautifully plated but I hope I have plated a close second above with my version adapted from  Smitten Kitchen Every Day by […]

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

I am the happy owner of Angela Liddon’s vegan cookbook – Oh She Glows Every Day – and she has terrific recipes on her wonderful ohsheglows.com. And I also had the opportunity to watch a YouTube episode – Shop your Freezer First to Save Money ~ The Freezer Treasure Hunt Episode with Mairlyn Smith  and […]