prima’s Manhattan trip reports

November 2015 trip report, 4 days in Manhattan February 2013 prima takes Manhattan March 2012 highlights from 48 hours in Manhattan March 2011 a trip report: gnudi, Schwarzwälder Torte, lahmacun, xiao long bao & zeppole di San Giuseppe

Christmas baking

Crispy Oatmeal Pecan Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – 1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1.5 cups flour, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped dried sour cherries, … Continue reading

Ottolenghi & Tamimi’s Lamb Shawarma

I used the Lamb Shawarma recipe ( p 211 Cdn edition) on my 1.7 lb rack of local lamb last night. Amazing. Here’s are the ingredients called for in the recipe: 2 tsp black peppercorns 5 whole cloves 1/2 tsp cardamom pods 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 star … Continue reading