Mediterranean

Fiadone: soft goat cheese and lemon tarts

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fiadone: soft brocciu goat cheese and lemon tarts from Corsica

Greek Yogurt Cake

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Greek Yogurt Cake: so easy to make and yet so delicious. Perfect to welcome Spring!

Almond-Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Wine Syrup

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Dessert from a Foodbuzz 24x24 meal inspired by Ancient Roman recipes.

Olive Oil Rosemary Bread

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Aromatic olive oil and rosemary bread.

Pomegranate Almond Olive Oil Cakes

Pomegranate Almond Olive Oil Cakes

According to lore, pomegranates were the symbol of love. I have to say that I am pretty fond of these light pomegranate infused cakes gussied up with some olive oil and nutrient-packed almonds.

Recipe: Pomegranate Olive Cakes

Saffron Cauliflower Bake

Saffron Cauliflower Bake

from Dana Treat

I love all forms of baking (not just the sweet stuff) and when I came across this beautiful and healthy Mediterranean dish of baked cauliflower flavored with saffron, onions, and olives, I was both delighted and inspired. Thanks Dana!

Recipe: Saffron Cauliflower

Traditional Spanish Rosquilletas

Traditional Spanish Rosquilletas

Adriana shares her thoughts on turning 25, and a traditional Spanish sesame cookie she grew up with. "They're crunchy and tasty, perfect for dipping in coffee, even though they're not sweet." Made with olive oil, anise, and love - they're reminiscent of the little bread cookies you'll find all around the Mediterranean - muy delicioso!

Story and Recipe: Growing up, 'rosquilletas' and birthday cake

!Feliz cumpleaños Adriana!"

Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini

Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini

"This is a quick, impressive appetizer to put on the menu for your formal next dinner party or lazy evening on the patio with family and friends." Looks fantastic - I'm impressed! :)

Recipe: Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini

Tomato Hand Pies

Tomato Hand Pies

Picnic perfect savory little hand pies: "A dozen buttery pastry squares filled with roasted tomatoes and onions, black olives, feta and oregano." Of course you can add whatever lovely seasonal produce you like, then simply bake in a muffin tin. Love it!

Recipe: Tomato Hand Pies

Spelt Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Chunks

Spelt Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Chunks

Maybe it's my Mediterranean roots, or maybe it's the chocolate-loving healthy baker in me, but when I came across this cake, I was intrigued. When I learned that there was rosemary in it too, my taste-buds did a somersault and convinced my to keep reading. When I read about how utterly delicious it is, and how easy it is to make, I bookmarked it for later if you know what I mean. ;)

Recipe: Spelt Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Chunks