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Sundried Tomato Tapenade

Sundried Tomato Tapande

Quick. Easy. Delicious.


  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes (preferably in olive oil)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • handful of kalamata olives
  • drizzle of olive oil for consistency
  • salt and pepper
  • crackers


  1. Blend all ingredients until somewhere between chunky and smooth. Taste occasionally to get it just right.
  2. Serve with crackers, breadsticks, veggies, you name it.

Pan’s Labryinth…

color pans

…of design. Check out these hot pan’s with funky designs on the bottom. Do they withstand the heat? Who knows…but for $13 why not give it a try? I’m sure they’d look nice hanging in your kitchen. Get them at Target.

Mini Bagels

Mini Bagels

My take on the Delicious Days mini bagels. I ended up cooking these a little longer than suggested and at a little higher temp. cause they seemed to be very doughy. But after another 30 minutes in the oven at about 250, they came out great. Toast ’em, spread ’em and eat ’em.


  • 250g white flour (I used type 450)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 165ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • poppy seeds, sesame seeds etc.


  1. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl and make a little depression in the middle. Then pour water and olive oil into the depression and sprinkle dry yeast on top. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Either use your kitchen machine or knead by hand until the dough becomes smooth, shiny and elastic. Add some more flour if it feels too sticky. Again, let the covered bowl rest at a warm place for about 60-90 minutes (size of dough should have doubled by then).
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C (392°F). Punch down the dough, and shape about 16 to 20 equally sized little balls. Now comes the fun part: You can either use your index finger (poke it in flour first) or the handle of a wooden spoon to create a hole in the middle and try to give each bagel a nice look. Be sure to make the holes a notch larger than you’d think is necessary, they tend to quickly close up as the bagels rise and bake.
  4. Heat up a pot of saltwater and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer. Send bagels into the hot water for about a minute (they’ll float on top) and remove with a skimmer. Imagine wrinkled fingers after a long hot bath – yep, that’s what they look like now.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame, poppy seeds or other seeds/spices of your choice and bake in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

Hide Those Cookies

Coffee Mug with compartment

Check out this coffee mug with secret cookie compartment. Sacrifice a bit of coffee for some room for cookie? I would in a second.

Lavender Ice Cream

Lavender Ice Cream

Right now I’m hooked on Crackberry but once I go back to regular gourmet ice cream, I’ll have to give this a try at Mashti Malone’s in LA.