When I meet new people, or when strangers decide to ask me personal questions like “what are you”—yes, that’s a real question I have been asked many times—my ethnicity isn’t usually obvious.Read More
Identity: the condition of being oneself or itself, and not another.
Sometimes it can be really hard to “identify” yourself. We are often asked to confine ourselves to a single option.
“Hispanic or Latino.” “White (not Hispanic or Latino).”Read More
Silence…the absence of sound. It can be a wonderful thing.Read More
For those busy, busy days when we need something simple, fresh, and nourishing, I hope you will love this summer salad like I do. Peaches, avocados, tomatoes, and arugula with a cilantro, chile-lime dressing. That’s it! It takes maybe 10 minutes, and it shows off all of summer’s best fruits:)Read More
Yes, the tomato is perfect on its own, but if you want to make your caprese a little fancy, go for burrata instead of mozzarella, add a little dollop of pesto and a drizzle of olive oil…buon appetitoRead More
When/if you decide to step into the world of crusty loaf making and you’re serious enough to maintain your own starter, you’ll soon discover that there are a million ways to go, and the recipes often contradict each other. Where does that leave you, the aspiring bread baker? Well it leaves you to do a TON of reading and research, and also to practice on your own.Read More
Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment and use the cookie cutters directly on the parchment, peeling away the extra scraps. Then you can just slide the parchment right onto the cookie sheet ready to go, and you never have to mess with trying to transfer the cookie dough to the cookie sheet!Read More
If you’re one of my regular followers of Efthimiou’s Kitchen, you’re in the right place! A lot has been going on in our lives (when is it not?), and one of those things is the rebranding of my blog! I’ve been thinking about it and working on it for months. If you are thinking about starting a food blog, email me—I have lists of names for you.Read More
Pound cake is a whole different animal than regular birthday cake. For starters, it has a pound of butter in it–oh yeah, that’s why it’s called pound cake. (I didn’t know that for a long time!)Read More
For those of you who have been wondering why you saw so many pictures of pie earlier this week on your social media accounts: March 14 represents the first few numbers of numerical Pi—3.14. So a national holiday is born, a day devoted (in the food world) especially for Pie!Read More