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White Bean and Edamame Hummus

It seems this dip is delicious, will try it.
Allow me to make a language correction. In Arabic, hummus translates garbanzo beans and the name of the dip really is hummus b'tahini, which translates garbanzos with tahini, literally.

May 21, 2012
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Pickled lemon peels

Dec 05, 2010
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Braised Lamb Shanks with Mint-Parsley Pesto

Here's a variation I just made. I blended garlic, rosemary and a picnh of salt. I punched a few holes in the meat, then rubbed the blend onto the meat putting some into the holes, put the shank in a ziploc in the fridge overnight. Today I rubbed the meat with sea salt and put it in the oven along with some yellow potato halves that I have just pre-cooked and red onion halves.
For the pesto, I replaced the orange juice with tangerine juice and the orange zest with pickled lemon peels that I make and keep in the fridge. I added a handful of freshly roasted pine nuts and blended all. To the finished pesto I added more whole roasted pine nuts.
Served it with a 2006 Carmenere.

Dec 05, 2010
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Tamarillo sauce

Nov 27, 2008
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damascus bakery and baklava

Hi TIA. Yes, the bakery ́s kibbe is good, but I like Sahadi ́s better. Halkoum is a confection based on glucose and filled with pistacchios; some people confuse it with Turkish Delight, which is a candy with lots of perfume, color and no pistacchios. Halkoum is out of its league. Sambousas are like turnovers; at the Damascus Bakery they have them filled with cheese, spinach, chicken and beef; also in regular dough and in filla dough. They ́re all delicious.

Jan 14, 2007
Ghazi in Outer Boroughs

damascus bakery and baklava

For me, going to Sahadi's and Damascus Bakery is pilgrimage. Good food from Sahadi includes Medjoul dates, olives, coffees, spices, etc. Their kibbe and their babaganouj are excellent, very similar to what my mother and grandmother made. From Damascus, don't miss their bread and their halkoum, but their most delicious are the spinach sambousa. Across the street, on the corner of Atlantic and Clinton, visit the Tripoli Restaurant and don't miss their bamia with lamb in a pomegranate sauce.

Jan 12, 2007
Ghazi in Outer Boroughs