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Homemade Cheese in Meditterean Marinade

05.26.2010 · Posted in Appetizers, Marinades, Salads & Dressings

A mezze platter would not be complete without MediterraneanMarinated Cheese.  The cheese is traditionally feta but any firm fresh cheese will work;  tangy, salted yogurt cheese balls (recipe included) or queso fresca cubed (recipe included).  Serve this old-world favorite with pita bread, kalamata olives, shaved pastrami, eggplant crisps, lemon-rice dolmas, crust-less spinach quiche, tomato and anchovy bruschetta, cucumbers in tzatziki, proscuito wrapped ...

Steamed Manila Clams

02.23.2010 · Posted in Appetizers, Main Dishes

  Manila clams are similar to “steamer clams” of the Pacific Northwest and “little neck clams” of New England’s Atlantic coast.  They are common fare in the South Pacific where Polynesians gather them daily and sell them in coconut-leaf baskets for about USD $2.50 a kilo (2.2 pounds).  Manila clams have a slightly thinner shell ...