Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread (Recipe)

I was going to avoid posting yet another banana bread recipe. I’ve already contributed my fair share of them to the blogosphere, and feel like a forth interpretation may be pushing some sort of unwritten code. My post popular post ever has been about Buckwheat Banana Bread and our oven has baked Spelt Banana Bread […]

Butternut Squash Hummus Burgers (Recipe)

For the  past few months, we’ve been eating butternut squash (courge butternut or doubeurre in French) like it’s going out of style. And we should. In Europe, butternut squash is considered a légume ancien, that is, a forgotten vegetable. While winter squash are nowhere near being ignored in France today, the season will shortly be coming […]

A New Look

The Tomato Knife’s taken on a whole new look. Revamping my blog has been one of my pre-occupations as of late. Considering I only seem to find time in random spurts, it’s taken me too long to get it looking the way I want. Bear with me as I continue tweaking here and there, and let […]

Sauce au beurre blanc (Recipe)

I was just reading about how sauerkraut is good for your gut. This article is interesting, as is this one. Good to know, though health benefits aren’t the primary reason I eat it. “Real” sauerkraut simply tastes wonderful and reminds me of Alsace. Alsace is a region of France that I find absolutely beautiful, especially in autumn. […]

Gluten-free Shortbread (Recipe)

Chocolate and seaweed sounds like a strange combination, but it works famously in this gluten-free, salt-free shortbread. Together, chocolate and seaweed almost taste like molasses. I was on a roll last week and tried my hand at making three different types of shortbread. This particular recipe, which came about on an unexpected whim, turned out being […]

What’s Melegueta Pepper?

Our most-recent culinary discovery is poivre maniguette, a spice in the ginger family that has the same fiery property as pepper. Also known in French as poivre du paradis (Grains of Paradise) or poivre de Guinée (Guinea Pepper), Meleguetta Pepper is grown on the Western coast of Africa and is used in many traditional African dishes. […]