Dublin Coddle

Dublin coddle and the doors of Dublin | ethnicspoon.com

Dublin Coddle?  Aah, a most delicious hearty Irish dish that will warm your heart and your stomach all at once. A funny name? Yes, maybe. But before I go into the particulars about this post, I will share a funny Dublin story with you. You might be wondering about the colorful doors surrounding the dish….

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Turkish lamb stew with almonds, apricots and rose water | ethnicspoon.com

Lamb Stew Infused with Rose Water

Lamb Stew infused with rose water is one of those dishes whose ethnicity is hard to pin down. Is it Indian, Turkish, Middle Eastern? All of these ethnic groups use rose water in their cooking. Oh well, it really doesn’t matter. For the sake of categorizing, I am saying it is Middle Eastern. It has…

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Middle Eastern pistachio rosewater shortbread cookies | ethnicspoon.com

Pistachio Rosewater Cookies

Pistachios are a huge favorite of mine. I must confess , I always buy them whole because I love breaking the shell. For a long time now I had been wanting to make cookies with pistachios. I also wanted to incorporate rose water into the recipe. Yes, rosewater, an often overlooked culinary ingredient. Although hardly…

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Aunt Lou's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe | ethnicspoon.com

Aunt Lou’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Aunt Lou’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake is to die for!!! A Death by Chocolate of Sorts. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Today I am happy to bring you another recipe from Aunt Lou’s Archives. She named this one “Dark Cake” as you can will see in the recipe photo…

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Rosewater lemonade recipe | ethnicspoon.com

Rosewater Lemonade and History

Rosewater will be the theme in my posts during February. I will be posting interesting and delicious dishes using this great ingredient. Everybody loves roses right? Well, what better way to add more roses to your life than to add them to your food!  Although lemonade is associated with summer and picnics, who says you can’t…

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Easy (non-grilled) Chicken Shawarma Recpe | ethnicspoon.com

Easy Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma is a traditional Middle Eastern favorite consisting of thinly sliced spiced lamb that has been marinated. It is cooked on a rotating spit, then served on pita bread with tomatoes and onions.This is a good time to tell you that I will not be preparing my Shawarma on a rotating spit. I don’t…

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2 minute spicy mango pico de gallo salsa | ethnicspoon.com

2 Minute Spicy Mango Pico de Gallo Salsa

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with  Pollinate Media Group and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #makemangosalsa http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner! Are you hosting? Did you get invited somewhere, or will you be watching by yourself? Regardless, one of the…

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Tarte Normande: A French apple tart with custared. |ethnicspoon.com

Tarte Normande

Normandy is a beautiful region of Northwestern France in close proximity to the English Channel. Its temperate climate make it an ideal location for growing apples. My friend Helene introduced me to the Tarte Normande, a delicious apple dessert baked in a custard, that is extremely simple to make. She took it to a gathering…

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Easy DIY: Make your own homemade garam masala. | ethnicspoon.com

Garam Masala

So, you are pushing your cart down the aisle at your local supermarket. You are on a special quest! You need this specific spice for a new recipe you are dying to try. You finally reach the spice section and start searching. There it is: “garam masala”. So what  exactly is it?  Well, like curry, garam masala is not…

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