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Recipes: Vegetarian

A recipe for Shakshuka (shakshouka), or eggs nested in spicy tomato sauce

You’ll find the recipe for this wonderfully simple and flavoursome basic shakshouka at the end of this post. The colourful selection of hot peppers and tiny tomatoes is from our greenhouse.   I went to Israel back in June (see disclaimer at the end of this post), and fell in love with shakshuka (also spelled as shakshouka). Shakshuka is a …

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Zucchini and Parmesan Tart

What’s your favourite zucchini/courgette dish this year? I’m still harvesting a good-sized zucchini or two every few days, and here’s my favourite zucchini dish of 2012 (another recent favourite is this courgette/zucchini cake with lemon frosting, but as one is sweet and the other savoury, I believe I’m allowed to have two favourites :)). I spotted this idea in the …

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Beetroot pkhali, or Georgian beet salad with walnuts and herbs

There have been no beetroot recipes on Nami-Nami recently. I wrote about the wonderful Persian dish, beetroot borani, back in May, but that’s three months ago! Me thinks there’s definitely time for another beet dish, or I’m in danger of losing my Beetroot Princess* title 🙂 A fortnight ago we hosted a Georgian feast in our backyard, and one of …

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Courgette cake with lemon frosting (Lemon and Zucchini Cake)

I’ve been blogging for over 7 years now, and have been reading a number of foodblogs from regularly since then. You know who you are, JW, KD, AK, DL, EB, MK, CD, MW and so on. I still clearly remember an old Utah (?) joke Kalyn posted in her excellent blog six years ago, so I’ve dugged it up for …

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Estonian cookie cake (küpsisetort)

Here’s a true Estonian classic – a layered cookie cake. If you’ve been reading Nami-Nami blog, you may remember that an Estonian cookie cake was also featured at the festive spread we served for Average Betty few weeks ago. It’s a popular cake on children’s birthday parties and on September 1st (the day all Estonian kids go back to school). …

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Coconut and Blueberry Cake

I’m on a blueberry mood just now. As I told in my previous post (baked blueberry cheesecake with a sour cream jelly topping, remember) we’re having a very good year of blueberries and bilberries in Estonia just now, so the amount of blueberry dishes that are being cooked and baked in Nami-Nami kitchen just now is quite considerable (take note …

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Blueberry Cheesecake recipe

Need a rich and gorgeous-looking cake to serve with coffee or finish your next dinner party? I wholeheartedly recommend this chocolate-blueberry-sour cream cheesecake. There’s a Digestive and dark chocolate base (graham crackers would work just as well), topped with blueberry and cream cheese layer. These two layers are baked in the oven. When the cheesecake is cooled, it’s topped with …

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Watermelon and feta salad with roasted pumpkin seeds and balsamic vinegar

August 2012 Watermelons are at their best just now – juicy and sweet, very flavoursome. Coincidentally, we’ve also had few rather warm days here in Estonia, with temperatures reaching 30 C. I imagine the watermelon vendors are doing a brisk business, and our family and friends are helping them rather nicely.  August 2010 I had some girlfriends over for an …

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