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Recipes from San Diego Living, SD Channel 6, Nov. 9th, 2015 TV appearance

November 9, 2015


From Mint Tea and Minarets: a Banquet of Moroccan Memories

(La Caravane, 2013)

Egg Tagine with Olives

Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 medium onions, very finely diced

1 (14¼-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

½ teaspoon sugar

10 green or purple olives, rinsed, pitted, and coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 bay leaf

8 eggs

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon mashed preserved lemon pulp (optional)

Freshly ground pepper

Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

BAGUETTE slices, for serving


In a tagine or medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, sugar, olives, garlic, and bay leaf. Mash lightly with a fork. Reduce heat to low and simmer until tomatoes thicken somewhat, 15 to 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Set aside half of this mixture for garnish.

In a bowl, beat eggs, cilantro, cumin, preserved lemon pulp, and pepper. Add to tomato mixture. Cook, stirring gently, until eggs are not quite set. Garnish with the reserved tomato mixture and cilantro. Serve immediately with crusty bread.

 From Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan Kitchen (Chronicle Books, 1999)

now in its  tenth printing


Moroccan Squash with Caramelized Onions

(serves 4)


1 lb Mediterranean pumpkin or butternut squash

2 large onions, thinly sliced

1/4 C olive oil

2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 T sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 C raisins, plumped in warm water and drained

1/4 C slivered almonds, toasted


Place unpeeled squash in baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F until soft, about 1 hour. Let cool. Peel and cut into serving pieces and place in baking dish.


Cook the onions in the oil, with the cinnamon, sugar, salt, and pepper, until very soft, about 15 minutes. Add the raisins and cook 5 minutes longer. Spread the mixture over the squash, cover with foil, and return to the oven to heat for 20 minutes.

Summer 2011 Appearances




 Please join me

in San Diego County


A Taste of Morocco

 Vista Library

700 Eucalyptus Avenue

Vista 92084




Thursday, August 4

6-7:30 PM

Recently Added to the

Summer Reading Club  Program Schedule  


Sip a cup of fresh mint tea, and let Vista resident and author Kitty Morse introduce you to the culture, cuisine, and colorful souks (open air markets) of her native Morocco. During the 50-minute Power Point presentation, you will discover the history and technique behind family recipes handed down through the generations, from exotic stews known as tagines, to couscous, and world-renowned bestila, the sweet, saffron-scented chicken “pie” that is the crowning dish of Morocco's culinary repertoire. A book signing will follow the presentation. 



A Taste of the Kasbah 

Tuesday, August 23

The International Culinary Center of California

Home of The French Culinary Institute

700 West Hamilton Avenue

Campbell, CA  95006

408.370.5521 (p)


Students and FCI Members only

Presentation on Moroccan Cuisine and Culture, Sampling of Moroccan Specialties , and book signing


Wednesday, August 24th

Le Creuset

Vacaville Premium Outlets

111 Nut Tree Road

Suite B, Vacaville

(707) 453-0620

Public Invited

1PM to 2:30PM

Please call the store to confirm time


Learn how to prepare a tagine using Le Creuset’s stunning cast iron and enamel tagine pot. Booksigning of

Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan Kitchen


Thursday, August 25th

  “Mmm! Mmm! Moroccan Food


Featuring Kitty Morse

St. Helena Public Library

1492 Library Lane

St. Helena, CA 94574

(707) 963-5264

Public Invited

7PM to 8:30PM



“Discover the wonderful world of Moroccan cooking. Kitty Morse will talk about the blend of cultural influences—some ancient and some recent—that make Moroccan food so special. Kitty’s presentation, will include a short cooking demonstration and some taste treats.”


Saturday, August 27th

drop in for a chat and a taste


Omnivore Books on Food

3885a Cesar Chavez Street

San Francisco, CA 94131


Public invited



If you haven’t yet visited this little gem of a cookbook store, do so! Short cooking demonstration (with samplings!), and book signing.


Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Le Creuset

Gilroy Premium Outlets

8225 Arroyo Circle, Space #24


(408) 848-6619

Noon to 2PM

Please call the store to confirm time

March 2011

 Kitty will be cooking Moroccan dishes using Le Creuset’s rainbow colored, cast iron and enamel tagines, and signing copies of her book, Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan Kitchen.


Saturday, March 19th, 2011


Le Creuset’s outlet store

48750 Seminole Dr, # 108

Cabazon, CA 92230



TIME: 1PM to 3PM

 Cabazon Outlet Mall is located 25 minutes from Palm Springs and approximately 1 hour east of Pasadena.

 Make a day of it! Drop in and chat!


Repeat performance!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Noon to 2 PM

Le Creuset Outlet Store

Carlsbad Company Stores

Carlsbad, CA

Near Legoland and the Flower Fields

(760) 931-6868


APRIL 2011


Saturdays at the Ranch


Assist  Kitty in preparing YOUR own meatless

 Moroccan dinner 

at the lovely La Cocina que Canta

Rancho La Puerta Resort and Spa

Tecate, Baja California


Saturday, April 2, 2011


Saturday April 9, 2011

visit www.rancholapuerta.com to sign up

and view the menu 

Act quickly!

Saturday cooking classes are very popular!