Chocolate and saffron cheesecake – Cakes and tarts

This is one of my favorite cheesecakes, next to almond creme cheesecake, which is sometimes a little complicated. (I don’t have a ready recipe for that and traditionally, it is a winter holiday cheesecake: the almond creme cheesecake.) But the taste of saffron, gives the cheesecake a special dimension that you are not used to tasting and brings out all the vanilla creme tartness of the rest of the ingredients.

So, if you are not sure what dry chocolate biscuits to you, I suggest using Stella D’Oro’s Chocolate Margherites. They are delicious by themselves, but they should easily work for the crust requirements. (I have provided a picture of them for easy identification on a shopping visit to a standard grocery’s cookie isle.)


Chocolate and saffron cheesecake – Cakes and tarts



Squid fry – Fish

Since I introduced so many Italian ingredients into Independence Week, I couldn’t leave out fried squid. This is a real snack-meal for picnics and BBQ’s if brought to the table on time from the kitchen. So you’d have to be having an at home picnic for it. But, it’s also true, that, it seems to make its way into a lot of Italian and Greco-Roman Festivals and National Festivals of all kinds.


Squid fry – Fish

Royal Fried Chicken – Jamaica, NY 11434 (Menu & Order Online)

I have forgotten that I intended to feature listings of restaurants all over the world (from the internet), because I like to find restaurants of all kinds all over the internet.

This will probably make most people turn down my emails, but it might be all for the best, given the number of posts I have each day some days.

I don’t have an explanation for any of the places that I will pick, and this post will get lost for sure, but, without further apologies, this is the first in a long, long time noted.


Royal Fried Chicken – Jamaica, NY 11434 (Menu & Order Online)

Grilled Zucchini Lasagna –

I saw this at the last minute, it is out of context completely now and I could not leave it off today’s list. Sorry for the way it looks on today’s page.

Highly unlikely, but I might miss a few consecutive days in the coming two to three weeks (June 29 – July 13), but not to worry I will be here on and off otherwise. (Or else, never gone, not sure yet.)



Grilled Zucchini Lasagna –

Mom’s Italian Bread Recipe | Taste of Home

A real burger and steak sandwich lover, I have a fetish about sometimes eating my beef between two slices of Italian white bread. (A lot of people would say, garlic bread, but no, I mean durable, Italian white bread; even though the other is outrageous, yes.) It’s extremely unconventional and inconvenient though and probably not the best party food. But just to state it and remind everyone that it can be done … so I have added some Italian white bread to today’s posts, because of the lists of possible grill day foods and that a lot of it will be grilled meat and/or vegetables, that might do well between two slices of Italian white bread.


Mom’s Italian Bread Recipe | Taste of Home