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Persimmon Mini Tarts
8 years ago

Persimmon Mini Tarts

I absolutely love persimmons. My grandmother’s property had two persimmon trees and every fall they were simply spectacular. These two trees sat among many other trees with leaves that by then had turned into beautiful shades of yellow and red. The persimmon trees stood out majestically tall with their dark green leaves and beautiful orange fruit Read More

Pomegranate Ice-Cream
8 years ago

Pomegranate Ice-Cream

A couple of weeks ago when I was planning Pomegranate Week 2011 I turned to my new cookbook that the Sous Chef, also known as “Ice-Cream Moster,” gifted me recently.  It didn’t have a pomegranate ice-cream recipe so I turned to the internet. The first recipe that caught my eye Read More

Pomegranate Jello
8 years ago

Pomegranate Jello

I have always liked Jello. It’s one of those yummy desserts that is super easy to make. I have also always wanted to make my own jello with my fruit juice of choice Read More

Kharbozeh & Persian Melon Popsicle
8 years ago

Kharbozeh & Persian Melon Popsicle

Last week the temperatures in Southern California reached triple digits while out in the East Coast Hurricane Irene was causing some serious havoc. The mood was strange and the heat was just about unbearable. While at my local Persian Market I came across a stack of huge Kharbozeh, Read More

Cherry Galette
8 years ago

Cherry Galette

One of the many fruits that takes me right back to my childhood in Iran are cherries. I have always loved cherries and it might possibly be because we had three cherry trees in my grandmother’s backyard. This meant that we never had to purchase cherries when they were in season because the trees provided us with plenty for ourselves Read More

Food of Life: Saffron Almond Brittle
8 years ago

Food of Life: Saffron Almond Brittle

The second recipe of the Food of Life series is Sohan-e qom.  This is definitely a must try!  I was immediately intrigued by the picture of this recipe. One of the things that I love about the 25th anniversary edition of Food of Life is the abundance of pictures that go with the corresponding recipes. Read More

Persian Tut ~ White Mulberry Sweet
8 years ago

Persian Tut ~ White Mulberry Sweet

Tut, White Mulberry Sweets, are very popular sweets in Iran and they are always made for Norouz. There are a few different ways in which this sweet is spelled: Tut, Tout, Toot. Regards of the spelling, I absolutely love them!! If you go to any Persian store, you will notice that they are super expensive. Read More

Naan Berenji ~ Persian Rice Cookies
8 years ago

Naan Berenji ~ Persian Rice Cookies

Baking cookies is a big part of the days leading up to the Persian New Year. I am really excited to share this recipe with you for a couple of reasons. One because Naan Berenji is one of my favorite Norouz cookies, but also because of the person who gave me this recipe.  This cookie is really simple to make Read More

Chocolate Shortbread with Pistachios
8 years ago

Chocolate Shortbread with Pistachios

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!! I am not really into this type of “celebratory days” but I must send a shout out to my little sister Valentina as St. Valentine is her namesake!

I have a fabulous recipe to share with you all today: Chocolate Shortbread with Pistachios!!! You must thank my relative Neda for it Read More

Pomegranate Granita
9 years ago

Pomegranate Granita

Today’s post concludes not only Pomegranate Week 2010 but also all the fabulous recipes made for the POM Wonderful Dinner Party.  Today I present to you Pomegranate Granita. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this dessert, you don’t even need an ice-cream maker for it!! When I first started thinking about what type of dessert to make, I knew I wanted to take a traditional Persian dessert and add a little modern twist to it. Read More