With the great abundance of winter squashes and gourds in the grocery stores and markets these days, it’s hard to walk by without stopping to look at the beautiful colors and shapes. Kuri, butternut, carnival, acorn, and other squashes and gourds are great addition to baked goods, soups, stews and roasts….
I love Apple Turnovers. They remind me about my college years. I would buy one after my afternoon class and eat it while walking. Warm, buttery, and flaky, turnovers are great as breakfast or a dessert….
One evening, while I was visiting my parents in Baku, Azerbaijan, standing in their garden surrounded by the fragrant and colorful roses I thought to myself I need to make something with these beautiful flowers, and an idea to make rose syrup came to me….
Baku Pakhlava (Baklava) is layered pastry dessert. It is usually prepared to celebrate the beginning of spring, which is called Novruz in Azerbaijan, but these days it is eaten throughout the year….