All About Quiche!

Lots of people may feel confused about quiche.  What is it exactly?  An egg pie? A pastry?  A very fancy omelet? In truth the answer might be “all of the above–and more.” So here is all about quiche, a quick and nifty guide. Simply, quiche is a savory open-faced tart with custard filling.  It varies in size, temperature and ingredients.  The word itself might have something to do with the German word for tart “kuchen.” As a dish it originated in France but has spread the world over and become extremely popular.  Contrary to a certain book title, real men have been eating quiche for centuries.  Real women too. Ingredients typical in quiche make up a very, very long list.  […]

Borscht

When you hear the name borscht what comes to mind rather depends on where you are, or at least where you call home.  These days the soup is associated with Eastern Europe, with somewhat different tastes depending on whether the recipe comes from the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Belaruss, etc.  All are based on beetroots (this has changed over the centuries) which means the soup ends up red.  Likewise all are tart or even sour, nearly always served with sour cream. Since many versions of borscht are Jewish, this one will be based on beef (although pork remains an option). 1 lb. beef (preferably chuck, cut into tiny pieces) 3 medium beets (peeled & shredded) 3 cloves of garlic (minced) 3 […]