Not too long ago, I came across a photo of Moravian Cinnamon Flop Cake – and I took notice right away. I had made this super simple but oh so delish cake before, with my Mom’s help when I was a teenager. And I remembered because this cake is so distinctive looking and I’ve yet to see another cake that’s anything like it.
So is it hot where you are? My gosh, it’s like Hades up here in Minnesota, you betcha, and we’re really not used to high 80’s to 90-degree weather on a regular basis. A little in August maybe but I’m just about dying. And while I’d love to be out grilling something, I’m like “No thank you! I’m staying inside, baby.” Instead, I’m posting this super simple (although it looks fancy) Three Ingredient Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
So not too long ago, I decided I had to run down to a small imported foods market in Minneapolis to get some really good Feta cheese to make Bulgarian Cheese Pots. (By the way, those Bulgarian Cheese Pots are OUTSTANDING!) Yeah, who does that? Not me on a regular basis, but Bill’s Imported Foods is in such a cool area of town, it was fun just going there. I took advantage of the trip and bought several items, including extra Feta and several kinds of Feta! And of course, I wanted to know What to Know About Feta Cheese to make sure my bounty stayed up to snuff!
I’m not sure when it all started. Maybe when I ran down to Minneapolis (in rush hour, no less) and picked up some gorgeous Feta at Bill’s Imported Foods (I love to give a shout-out to a local business) so I could make Bulgarian Clay Pots (not the pottery, the recipe) and ever since then, I can’t stop eating Feta or recipes with Feta in them! And so maybe it isn’t such a surprise that I’d make Honey Roasted Feta.
There’s a spice mix I’ve seen mentioned more and more in magazines and online. Za’atar. And while it might be new to a lot of people in the US, it’s not new at all. Za’atar is even mentioned in the Bible and refers both to the herb and the spice mix. And Za’atar is used in all kinds of cooking throughout the Middle East, the Mediterranean and other areas.