lamb chops with red curry sauce

¯˜”*°*”˜¯ By Fae:     Speaking of a woman who evolves with time, she gets better and better… Angie of   The Novice Gardener   is who!    And, by the way, there is nothing ‘novice’ about her in anything she touches or sets her mind to. I call her the ‘renaissance woman’.  A multi-talented woman who […]

I am taking a 2-month hiatus from blogging to get ready and leave to explore the destinations you see in this collage of photos.   I reserved for the trip, which includes a cruise, almost two years ago.   I bought a new, feather-weight laptop and a new, glorified, instant camera to document photos, stories […]

Ghottab • قطاب Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ Ghottâb   (also spelled qottâb)  is an almond-filled,  deep-fried,  Persian delight/cookie.  The city of Yazd in Iran is known for its  fabulous, quality sweets, many of which originated there.  Whether or not they originated in Yazd, people desire Yazd-made for quality.  Ghottâb  is one such sweet,  which is identified with Yazd. I included  ghottâb,  one […]

Three Cup Chicken Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ I have been partying at   The Novice Gardener‘s   Fiesta Friday,   for the last 6 Fridays. For   Fiesta Friday #7  (today),   I wanted to take one of my favorite dishes, sanbeiji! ♪ Sanbeiji   (sān bēi jī),   literally  ‘three-cup chicken’  is a popular chicken dish in Chinese cuisine. The dish originates […]

Baklava, Iranian Style • باقلوا ایران Fae's Twist & Tango

✿ Naw-Rúz is a New Year holiday celebrated by people of all nationalities and several religions, living all over the world! I am delighted and honored to be invited to join a collaboration of food bloggers, who are part of a Naw-Rúz  Recipe Round-up  (Twitter #Norouz).  Naw-Rúz,  spelled differently by people of different backgrounds, meaning  ‘New-Day’, […]


¯˜”*°•♥• °*”˜¯ Participate in Features  of  Fae’s Twist & Tango ♥ ♦  Revisions to  ‘Look, I made it!‘  Feature December 12, 2013  -  Background: ‘Look, I made it!’  is a feature in which you would make one of  Fae’s recipes and have it featured on Fae’s Twist & Tango’s   Blog  and  Facebook. Since starting the […]

Originally posted on foodbod:
Introducing Fae’s Twist and Tango, a wonderful cooking blog from another lovely lady with recipes and stories that will not fail to inspire you. Do pop over and have a good look around.. How long have you had your blog? I started Fae’s Twist & Tango on May 5, 2012. What…

Rosette Nan Panjereh Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ What Iranians/Persians call their traditional window cookies,  nan panjereh’i,  which is a thin, deep-fried pastry, made with intricately designed irons,  is internationally known as ‘rosettes’.  According to Wikipedia, rosette is called struva in Swedish, and is of Swedish and Norwegian origin, traditionally made during Christmas time.  But Wikipedia does not go any further and […]

Swiss Roll Jelly Roll Roulade Fae's Twist & Tango

♡ Happy Valentine’s Day! A  celebration  of  the  day  of   L♡VE  !   I made this cake at the last minute, because of a comment left, by Shanna of  Curls and Carrots on my Facebook page, saying, “I hope you are posting a fabulous chocolate dessert next.”  Nothing is more precious for Mama Fae […]

Meatballs Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ If you are looking for  juicy, succulent meatballs for your pasta dishes, or  as a meat  accompaniment, these meatballs will delight you. ♪ ♪ So, what’s cooking in your kitchen? ♪ Check out Fae’s → Recipe Index ♪

Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ This version of stuffed jumbo shells, which I have adapted from the recipe that was on its packaging, is a relatively easy dish to make, especially if store-bought marinara sauce is used.  While preparing this recipe, I was imagining of varieties of stuffing for these jumbo shells.  For example, chicken meat with mushrooms with […]

Egg Bake Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ Super Bowl   –   noun,   trademark The National Football League championship game, played annually between the champions of the National and the American Football Conferences. ♪ This Sunday  (tomorrow)  is  NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, when all U.S. Americans go wild, glued to their televisions.  It includes four hours of watching the game, […]

Doria Shrimp Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ Doria  (a rice gratin) is an extremely popular food, which has been featured in almost all western-food restaurants in Japan, for almost 90 years. There are still individuals who are unsure whether or not it is French or Italian cuisine.  Actually, it is neither.  This Doria was created in Japan.  However, not by a […]

Candle Cake Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ Five days ago, on my Japanese friend’s Facebook, I saw a photo of a candle cake served at a restaurant. I was intrigued. My curiosity peaked. Of course, I Googled it. There was nothing on the English side of the search engine (or in a few other languages I tried).  And then I entered […]

Singaporean Chilli Crab Fae's Twist & Tango

Do you remember this ↓ story from my post,  Dungeness Crab in Black Pepper & Lemongrass Sauce? ♪ In early 1995, I was sent to beautiful, modern Singapore, on a business trip. My Singaporean colleagues treated me to their most famous meal for dinner, at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant. If you wish to experience insanely tasty chilli […]

Salted Caramel Sundae Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ ♪ So, what’s cooking in your kitchen? ♪ Check out Fae’s → Recipe Index ♪

Dungeness Crab Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ For religious reasons, people of some nations do not eat shellfish (they may only eat fish with scales) and some religions prohibit eating products from living things.  Although my Faith does not prohibit us from eating any kind of animal or sea products, my parents, being from the Middle-East, were not used to eating […]

Butter Cake Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ ˜”*°•♥• °*”˜ Thankful for the memories of 2013 and looking forward to new adventures in 2014, I wish you a  healthy,  happy,  and  adventurous  new year! Happy Holidays and All The Best for 2014! ˜”*°•♥• °*”˜ ♪ So, what’s cooking in your kitchen? ♪ Check out Fae’s → Recipe Index ♪

Chicken en Papillote Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ I wanted to make dinner with the two pieces of chicken breast in the refrigerator.  I was running late and had little time. I thought of making en papillote with ingredients I already had.  This is a fun dish to make, especially when you have company. It does not take much time and is […]

Stuffed Cabbage • Dolmeh kalam • دلمه کلم Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ I have seen stuffed cabbage recipes in almost every cuisine of the world. This is the basic Persian version. Every household has its favorite ingredients or ratio of. This dish is also somewhat time-consuming, but one loved by many. ♪ Stuffed Cabbage • Dolmeh Kalam • دلمه کلم —Makes about 14~16  dolmehs,  3~4 pieces per […]

Panna Cotta Satsuma Orange Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ The first time I had the pleasure of meeting this pleasure  to the palate with its texture and flavor which now we are on a first name basis, was on a Princess cruise.  My palate had met this beauty many times before, but did not know its name, until it was introduced to me […]

Chicken Liver Sautée with Mushrooms Fae's Twist & Tango

♪ Chicken livers wouldn’t top most people’s shopping lists, except mine.  When nicely cooked — grilled, sautéed or wrapped in crispy bacon for appetizer — they make satisfying treats. According to, chicken liver is brimming with nutrients. For every 100 grams / 3.5 oz of pan fried chicken liver, these are the nutrition facts […]


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