Dishes from Marches Past

March 20, 2012

It might be that, at the moment you are reading this post, I am staring down the mouth of a lion.  Or maybe I am sleeping.  Or, perhaps having a cocktail.  Regardless, I am not sitting in the rain in Seattle.  I am (hopefully) enjoying the splendors of South Africa.  I have made some yummy things in March over the years and I hate to think of those dishes languishing without any one looking at them, so I’m including my favorites here.


If you want to impress, really impress, you should make this Peanut Brittle and Caramel Crunch Ice Cream Pie.  It weighs over five pounds.


Ina Garten’s Garlic Ciabatta Bread and her Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad together in one post!


Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Salad is one of the first great salads I ever made.


Pizza Bianca and the beginning of my Jim Lahey (he of no-knead bread) obsession.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies – the kind that you used to get at Mrs.Field’s – except about a million times better.

Sometimes you just need a lot of fresh tasting pasta to make the day better.  Jamie Oliver is a really good helper on those days.

In my mind, there is very little that Yotham Ottolenghi does that is not amazing and delicious.  In this dish, he takes two kind of polarizing ingredients, tofu and brussels sprouts, and brings them together in the most delicious way imaginable.

Another dish from Plenty.  So nice when you want a salad that’s a bit different but still light and clean.  Broccoli and Sweet Sesame Salad.



  1. So many yummy recipes! Thanks for sharing. That pie is going straight to my bookmarks!

    Comment by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 20, 2012 @ 1:11 am

  2. I knew it was South Africa! Wow, have an amazing time. Incidentally, I have been cooking loads from the Ottolenghi Cookbook and have discovered one stunner in particular – it’s the sweet potato galettes on pg 181. I’ve made them 3 times in a month now in various sizes (canape and main) and they go down an absolute storm with everyone.

    Comment by Hilary — March 20, 2012 @ 10:37 am

  3. Hope you are having fun! Great round up!

    Comment by Maria — March 20, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  4. Well I really hope you’re not staring down the mouth of any lions. REALLY.

    But I hope you’re having tons of fun! Thanks for the reminders of all these recipes…I want to make…all of them.

    Comment by Joanne — March 21, 2012 @ 12:20 am

  5. The sweet seasame salad looks awesome!

    I just started my blog–come check it out! and let me know if you ever need a guest posting!



    Comment by Meg — March 21, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

  6. Hope you’re having a fabulous time and seeing some amazing animals! And, now I’m going to go let the cravings begin for a peanut brittle caramel crunch ice cream pie.

    Comment by lisaiscooking — March 21, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

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