“Pine Mouth” – A Personal Account

The title of this post might sound like what might happen if you brush your teeth with pine needles, but it’s about a little known, mysterious ailment that occurs after eating some types of pine nuts.  It has happened to me, twice now, and it is exceedingly unpleasant!  Since I recently posted a recipe containing… Continue reading “Pine Mouth” – A Personal Account

Eggplant Sliders

When you think of sliders, I’m sure you think tasty morsels of meat between two tiny buns (unless you think of White Castle first, then leave out the “tasty” part).  Think of this as the no-bun, meatless alternative! In this version, herbed goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes are sandwiched between slices of oven-roasted eggplant and… Continue reading Eggplant Sliders

Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we recently acquired a Tagine. Every couple of days I try to cook something different in it…not only because it is a great new vessel to cook in, but also because I don’t want to figure out where to store it when it’s not in use!  Every… Continue reading Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates