It's both easy and rewarding to make your own cheese. This simple recipe for Day Cheese - a soft, Ricotta-like cheese - is fun and fantastically tasty. Recipe courtesy of the Edible Schoolyard staff in Berkeley, CA.
These are the most delicious thangs -- sweet, chewy, and intensely tomato-ey. The slow roasting concentrates a whole tomato's worth of flavor into the delightfully shriveled treat that remains at the end of 10-12 hours in the oven.
Cumin and beets go so well together - the exotic savory flavor pairs nicely with the rich sweetness of the beets. Vinegar adds a little bite and salt brings the whole thing up to a humming pitch. A great addition to any mezze plate or felafel meal.