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Walnut Chocolate Pie

What do you do when you have a bucket full of walnuts and no plans to just eat them?

You make a pie.

A very easy, very decadent pie, with great walnut and chocolate taste.

Did I mention it is soaked in syrup? Yes. It. Is.

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Beetroot and Yogurt Salad with Walnuts

Since the previous post was a bit more complicated and time consuming, and the next one is going to be about whoopie pies (oh yeah!), I decided to post a super fast, super easy salad/dip!

I don’t know if you know how healthy beetroots are, but they are. I love their natural sweetness, and commonly we prepare them in a salad with olive oil and vinegar.

This is a delicious alternative, where the tanginess of the yogurt pairs nicely with the beetroots.

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Cake with Feta, Olives & Walnuts {+An Award}

Do you know Rachel Khoo?

Well, I didn’t. Until a friend of mine introduced me to her awesome BBC show called “The Little Paris Kitchen”.

And then I was immediately hooked. Gorgeous, delicious recipes, cooked and explained beautifully, and with a reasonable amount of ingredients. Always a key factor when you return from work at 20.00!

The first recipe (out of many that I’ve bookmarked!) that I decided to try is a savory cake. And it was super-duper delicious!

I used the basic cake batter recipe, but changed the filling ingredients to match better my husband’s taste. Can’t complain though.

The cake ended up having an amazing Greek-style flavor and our home was smelling like… well, home. 🙂

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Goat Cheese Salad

Some time ago we went for a weekend to Girona, a lovely Catalan city just 1h30min far from Barcelona. In one of the restaurants we had dinner at, called Vinil, I tried a delicious goat cheese salad. I’m a huge fan of goat cheese and the combination of caramelized cheese, apples, green salad and caramelized onions blew me away!

I decided to make a similar version and I have to say I was very satisfied with the result!

The part that requires the most cooking is the caramelization of the onions, therefore start with that. Cut the onions first in the middle and then slice them lengthwise in order to obtain strips. Heat the olive oil in a deep, wide frying pan, drop the onions and mix so that the oil coats them. Add some salt and let the onions cook, stirring from time to time. Set the fire to medium to avoid burning the onions. (I use a gas stove top and I find it necessary to reduce the fire).

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