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  • Healthy You: Try These 5 Recipes That Make You Alert at Workplace

    Food Nightlife
    buzzintown
    22 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Contributed By – Zeba Rohila How many times do you feel sleepy while at work? If more than thrice then it’s time to be more cautious about your health. Feeling drowsy at work connotes lack of sleep or quality of sleep you get at night and moreover the kind of food we have in lunch […]
  • 5 Tips to Make Dinner Quicker & Easier — Tips from The Kitchn

    The Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes
    24 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Emily's Ready-To-Cook Kitchen Pin it Getting dinner on the table sounds simple enough, right? And in theory, it should be — but it doesn't always play out that way. Between meal planning, grocery shopping, prep, and making an effort to vary the meals you put on the table, dinnertime can be tough. Here are five tips — from staple foods and tools, to meal templates and a tip for finding new inspiration — to help make getting dinner on the table a little easier for you. READ MORE »
  • Tomato Ketchup – 7 Surprising Health Benefits You Must Read

    Best Juicer Reviews
    bestjuicerchoice
    18 May 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Tomato ketchup is something that you probably eat on a regular basis, but have you ever thought about it as something that benefits your health? Believe it or not, this popular condiment can help your health in a number of ways. Consider swapping out other condiments for ketchup a few times per week to work more of this healthy food in. For example, instead of dipping a food in barbeque Read More The post Tomato Ketchup – 7 Surprising Health Benefits You Must Read appeared first on Best Juicer Reviews.
  • 5 Must-Have Tools for Homemade Pasta

    Hungry Crowd
    Wed, 20 May 2015 17:32:22 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Chef Nate Whiting of the new Charleston restaurant 492 is a devotee of fresh pasta (though he admits the virtues of dried pasta as well. "It's Italian fast food," he says). Here he shares five tools he considers essential for making and serving fresh pasta at home. 1. Kitchen scale. Proper and consistent measurement is essential in my kitchen. Volume may vary but weight is always...
  • The Fate of the Four Seasons Hangs in the Balance

    NYT > Food
    JEFF GORDINIER
    22 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    The building owner wants the restaurant out when the lease expires next year, so the two men who own and run it are closing in on a space downtown.
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    Amateur Gourmet

  • My New Career: T.V. Writer

    Adam Roberts
    12 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Ok, it’s time to spill the beans: starting next month, I’m going to be a staff writer on the new ABC Dan Savage-inspired sitcom “The Real O’Neals,” starring Martha Plimpton! To say that I’m excited would be a profound understatement. The show, based loosely on Dan Savage’s life, is one of only three new comedies that ABC is debuting this year and based on what I know so far, it’s going to be a great one. I hope you’ll all watch. Of course, this probably leaves you wondering: “What’s going to happen to the blog?” The…
  • Quick Queso with Chorizo (and Other Tex-Mex Delights)

    Adam Roberts
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Sometimes it’s nice to cook for friends who favor a particular cuisine because it steers you in a new direction. Normally, I default to European/Mediterranean things like pastas and chicken with couscous and preserved lemon and stuff like that. My friends Jim and Todd (you know them!) are Tex-Mex fans and so, when I cooked for them last week, I decided to pull The Homesick Texan Cookbook off the shelf to delight them with food that they love. Turns out, I love it too and now I have some new dishes up my sleeve to pull out at dinner parties. The one I’m most excited about? Queso…
  • On Cats and Gender

    Adam Roberts
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    Hey folks, here’s an essay I wrote for Medium on Saturday called, “What My Cat Taught Me About Gender.” Check it out!
  • Let’s Go To A Chinese Supermarket!

    Adam Roberts
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Recently I became friends with an Amateur Gourmet reader named Peggy who works in T.V. out here in L.A. and who comes from a Taiwanese family. Over the course of our first lunch at Pizzeria Mozza, she casually mentioned that her family frequents the San Gabriel Valley (home of some of America’s best and most authentic Chinese restaurants) and that she’d be happy to show me around there the next time we met up. “We can even go to a Chinese supermarket!” she added and that was like the moment when you pull the handle of a slot machine and all the bells and alarms go off…
  • Rice Gone Wild, Salmon Adventures & The Night I Served A Pork Chop To A Vegetarian

    Adam Roberts
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    Necessity is the mother of invention (its Baby Mama, if you will) and so it was that a few weeks ago I had carrots, onions, celery, and some Arborio rice on hand and because I didn’t feel like food shopping that evening, I set out to make a risotto with just water. I’ve told you about this before; it’s something I saw Lidia do on TV, so you know it’s legit. You just bring a big pot of water to a boil, add salt, and then make risotto like you’d normally make risotto, only using the salted water instead of chicken broth. The key is to finish it with some butter and…
 
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    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking

  • Three Bridges Weeknight Meal Basket Review & Giveaway

    steamykitchen
    22 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    Three Bridges provided product for sampling and for the giveaway. All opinions are my own. ~Jaden Fast, easy weeknight family meals doesn’t have to mean a box of mac ‘n cheese or fast food takeout. We’ve been indulging in Three Bridges fresh pastas and sauces for the past few days. All it takes is a few minutes of hands-on time and a gourmet dinner is ready for your family. Their fresh pastas include Organic Spinach and Cheese Ravioli, Spinach and Prosciutto Ravioli, Lobster Ravioli, Spaghetti, Fettuccine, and many more. Pair any of these fresh pastas with one of their fresh…
  • Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

    steamykitchen
    22 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    You’ll learn: To create the perfect Vietnamese coffee ice cream, use a mix of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Coffee of your choice, either caffeinated or decaf. Vanilla extract or pure vanilla bean completes the flavor profile. Vietnamese ice coffee makes you realize that any other weak coffeehouse version of diluted coffee over ice is for wimps. Course-ground coffee is packed into a metal brewer, and the thick, intense coffee slowly drips down into a tall glass filled with ice cubes and 1/2″ of sweetened condensed milk. As the hot coffee drips down,…
  • Lagostina Accademia Bistecchiera 11″ Grill Pan Review & Giveaway

    steamykitchen
    20 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Lagostina USA provided the pan for review and for the giveaway. The opinions are my own. ~Jaden I’ve had many grill pans in our kitchen, and just as many leave our kitchen. That’s because those grill pans aren’t made to last the very high heat of my stove and oven. We sear steaks, pork chops and chicken first, on the stove and then finish cooking in the oven. Lagstina’s grill pan is made of thick, triple ply stainless steel with aluminum core for fast conductivity. It’s not only beautifully designed (those curves!) but extremely durable. The pan is made in…
  • RestaurantWare.com Review & $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

    steamykitchen
    17 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    RestaurantWare.com provided products for the review and giveaway. RestaurantWare.com Review We used to purchase paper plates and disposable plastic dinnerware to use when we entertain. Like many people, we sometimes make environmentally irresponsible choices in favor of convenience. Last year, we decided to either use our normal everyday plates or bambooware for a disposable, yet eco-friendly option. Last year, we purchased some disposable bamboo bowls and plates at a local discount store for a party. Boy, was that a mistake. The bamboo products were so thin and flimsy that it was difficult…
  • Sous Vide Pork Belly Recipe

    Jaden
    15 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    What is Sous Vide? Sous Vide (pronounced “soo veed”) is a method of cooking that allows you to create foods that are perfectly cooked, at an exact temperature in a water bath. That means the most perfect steaks, impossibly tender, yet juicy brisket, and velvety smooth pork belly that melts in your mouth. Here’s a video to explain: Recommended Sous Vide Class I can’t say enough good things about ChefSteps. I’ve known about ChefSteps for awhile, from Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Chef (btw, Tim mentions us in his book in the steak chapter – he…
 
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    Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes

  • Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebab

    Rasa Malaysia
    23 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebab - crazy delicious shrimp kebab with honey Sriracha butter. Thread shrimp on skewers and grill, so easy!! The post Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebab appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • How to Make Honey Sriracha Butter

    Rasa Malaysia
    23 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    How to Make Honey Sriracha Butter - easy compound butter made with honey and Sriracha. You can use it on meats, seafood and toasts! The post How to Make Honey Sriracha Butter appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • A Life of Spice Cookbook Giveaway

    guest
    22 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    A Life of Spice Cookbook Giveaway, MSRP: $10.99. US only. The post A Life of Spice Cookbook Giveaway appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Raspberry Lemonade

    Rasa Malaysia
    20 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Raspberry Lemonade Recipe Raspberry Lemonade – sweet, refreshing and thirst-quenching lemonade with raspberry. So easy The post Raspberry Lemonade appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

    Rasa Malaysia
    20 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Thai Pineapple fried rice - amazing fried rice recipe with pineapple, shrimp and cashew nuts. Easy recipe that takes only 20 mins. The post Thai Pineapple Fried Rice appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
 
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    22 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    I've been trying to cook from the archives a bit lately. There are so many recipes that I'll cook on repeat for months, and then neglect when a new favorite makes an appearance. There are many, many recipes in my life, and to those that get sidelined on occasion, rest assured, I still love you. I dusted off this lazy day peanut noodle salad for lunch yesterday. It's a perfect, colorful bowl of peanut-slathered soba noodles punctuated with spring onions, tofu, more peanuts, and asparagus. A total crowd-pleaser, and makes a great lunch in a jar if you need a new option for work or travel. When…
  • A Few Words on How to Cook Artichokes

    Heidi Swanson
    18 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    If you're going to invest the time into cooking artichokes, you want them to be fantastic. In the spring I tend to cook artichokes once or twice a week, and although the process takes time and attention, I can't help myself. When they're good, there are few things I'd rather be eating. That said, I think a lot of people are intimidated by the process, or they think it's not worth the effort. My friends confirm this. The topic has come up a few times lately, and the conversations are typically punctuated by a confession that they never cook artichokes at home. So I thought I'd do a quick…
  • Favorites List (05.15.15)

    Heidi Swanson
    15 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    A favorites list for the weekend. Happy spring everyone. -h - Reading: Congo, and then God's Hotel - Kelly Colchin drew my kitchen & asked me a bunch of questions. - Behind Bars (and Squares) - Post-Pastoral - To eat: Shiitake Bok Choy Dumplings (Happy Yolks) - To drink: from Daniel de la Falaise - Cooking from: this, this, this, this, and this - Freekeh! - In case you missed this post about Writing a Cookbook Proposal - My Obsession: The Laurel Family (Deborah Madison + Lucky Peach) - Caring for your Vintage Cookbooks (Megan Gordon) - Wood Kitchen Tools - Made a variation of this for Wayne's…
  • Asparagus Panzanella

    Heidi Swanson
    11 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    There is quite a lot going on here. I'm putting the finishing touches on this little bear of a project. The photos are shot, the cover is set, and the files are locked down. It's the stretch of time between creating the content of a book, and when it goes to the printer. When things get a bit quiet. You're past the point of being able to tweak or change things, and you're waiting for your turn on press. Having a bit of a lull has been nice. I've been photographing beautiful California-made ceramics for a Spring update here, and getting all Marie Kondo on the house. Also, I've been cooking as…
  • Green Smoothie

    Heidi Swanson
    7 May 2015 | 9:47 pm
    I'm going to argue that you need a green smoothie recipe as part of your morning arsenal. We covered green juice a while back, but this is a different beast. And to that I'll add - it's actually a preparation that is a challenge to get just right. There are a number of variables, and if you miss the mark on any of them - well, no one likes a swampy blender beverage. When I'm in green smoothie mode, here's what I think about: at a base level I want it to be filling, energizing, and nutritious. I like my smoothie to be packed with greens, vibrant (electric!) in color, and smooth, rich, and luxe…
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    Dona Lupe's Kitchen

  • POWERADE® Gametime Granola Bars Are My #SidelineHero

    Gina Ruiz
    11 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SidelineHero #CollectiveBias I come from a soccer-loving family. I played, my kids played and now my grandchildren play. Even before they joined an actual team, they were gearing up for it. At the park we’d visit, we’d practice running or the grandkids would hop up and down on rocks, learning to get those knees moving. POWERADE® has always kept us hydrated at the park and now #CollectiveBias has given me the opportunity to show off my favorite #SidelineHero. My granddaughter is no…
  • Tortillas & Salt – #MyHeroIs

    Gina Ruiz
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    My Grandparents in the 1940s Disclosure: I am a member of the OM Media Network I receive products and occasionally promotional fees. I do not promise positive reviews and all opinions are my own. There are heroes everywhere if you just look around you.   Sometimes it can be simple. Everyday heroism takes place in kitchens across America as parents sacrifice in order to put food on the table for their kids.   My mother once told me that she remembered how little food they had to eat growing up and how my Grandma Lupe would feed my grandfather and the kids the actual food and sneak…
  • Traditional Flavors with La Morena

    Gina Ruiz
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivalaMorena #CollectiveBias Savory Capirotadas with La Morena Sliced Jalapeños   On this blog, I talk a lot about life with my grandparents. They were the most loving people in my life and perhaps that is why their memory stays strong no matter how many years have passed since they left this world. They were great respecters of tradition – old and new. Their Mexican culture was incredibly important to them, as deeply felt as was their pride in being American. Before the word…
  • So You Wanna Be a Chingona?

    Gina Ruiz
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Disclosure: I am a member of the #WWEMoms.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and the Spanglish. I am, as always myself.#WWEMoms If you grew up Chicana in L.A., you wanted to grow up to be a full-on chingona. Chingona means a bad ass but it’s a little stronger than that. Actually, it’s not a very nice word and “nice girls” don’t say it. This one does…all the time. For me, it’s been my mantra. I am a chingona. Yo soy chingona. Why? Because I’ve had to be. I am a stone-cold pocha. A pocha or pocho is a Mexican-American (for giggles, I’ve attached…
  • Family Base to the Rescue

    Gina Ruiz
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Disclosure: I am a member of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Program which gives me free access to mobile technology and other benefits.  The opinions expressed here are my own, as is the cursing and the Spanglish.  I am, as always myself. #VZWBuzz It happened quickly and I was completely unprepared. Potential disaster was glaring me in the face and I was almost overwhelmed with the shock of it. This is a techy kind of household. I always seem to have a new gadget or a phone to test laying around the house in addition to the three types of Kindle devices, desktop computer, laptop and Wii. So…
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    SimplyRecipes.com

  • Kale Caesar Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

    Elise
    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Everyone loves a good caesar salad. It’s all about the garlic, the parmesan, the crisp romaine lettuce, and crunchy garlicky croutons, right? Well, try adding some fresh kale leaves to your caesar next time! You don’t have to replace all the romaine with kale. In fact, an equal amount of each is just right in our opinion. You get the green goodness that is kale along with the cool crispness of the romaine, the best of both worlds. Continue reading "Kale Caesar Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing" »
  • Easy Grilled Salmon

    Elise
    20 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    With warmer weather comes grilling season and one of the easiest and healthiest foods you can prepare on a grill, gas or charcoal, is salmon. There is a trick to grilling salmon though, that once you know will transform your success with grilling this fish forever. The secret? Continue reading "Easy Grilled Salmon" »
  • Strawberry Arugula Quinoa Salad

    Elise
    19 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    When I first encountered strawberries in a green salad years ago I didn’t quite know what to make of it. They’re red, but they’re not tomatoes, what are they doing there? One bite and I was a convert! Strawberries are juicy, tart, and sweet and make a playful addition to salads of all kinds, including a quinoa salad. Continue reading "Strawberry Arugula Quinoa Salad" »
  • How to Grill Pizza

    Elise
    17 May 2015 | 6:09 pm
    The first time I heard of making pizza on a grill all I could think of was, why would anyone want to do that? Now that I’ve done it more than a few times I can think of several reasons, the first being who wants to heat up an oven to 450°F or higher on a hot summer day? Continue reading "How to Grill Pizza" »
  • Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

    Elise
    16 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Raise your hand high if you love blueberry pancakes! This is a quick and easy blueberry buttermilk pancake recipe taught to me years ago by my young friend Audrey. Buttermilk is a classic ingredient in pancakes, adding both a light tang in flavor and some acidity for leavening. We don’t always have buttermilk in the fridge though, but you can easily substitute it with some diluted plain yogurt. Do you know the secret to making thick and fluffy pancakes? Continue reading "Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes" »
 
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    Hungry Crowd

  • 6 Best Burgers from Bobby Flay, the Burger Whisperer

    Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05:47 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Bobby Flay could be called the burger whisperer. (So could F&W’s Justin Chapple who came up with this genius way to form perfect patties.) His burgers are delicious, juicy and amped up with amazingly creative and delicious over-the-top toppings. Here, six killer recipes he shared with Food & Wine. 1. Nacho Burgers  The name says it all: These burgers are topped with...
  • 7 Must-Try Memorial Day Marinades

    Thu, 21 May 2015 12:53:34 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Give your Memorial Day cookout a flavor boost with a marinade. Here, seven globally-inspired recipes to try. 1. Spicy Thai Marinade with Basil and Cilantro Chef Bill Kim likes to use this spicy, citrus-scented marinade on steak, but it's also great on chicken and shrimp. 2. Puerto Rican-Style Marinade The inspiration for this garlicky marinade was lechón, a slow-...
  • 5 Must-Have Tools for Homemade Pasta

    Wed, 20 May 2015 17:32:22 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Chef Nate Whiting of the new Charleston restaurant 492 is a devotee of fresh pasta (though he admits the virtues of dried pasta as well. "It's Italian fast food," he says). Here he shares five tools he considers essential for making and serving fresh pasta at home. 1. Kitchen scale. Proper and consistent measurement is essential in my kitchen. Volume may vary but weight is always...
  • Show Us How You Summer on Instagram!

    Thu, 21 May 2015 11:36:09 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    That’s it. We can’t wait any longer for summer to start—we’re ready now! Today, we’re launching #howisummer with some of our sister brands like Travel and Leisure, LIFE, Real Simple, Coastal Living and InStyle. It’s our way of spotlighting the best of warm weather—the grilling, the beaches, the frozen drinks (mostly the frozen drinks). And we want to see your best pics! Start...
  • Donald Link's Spicy Pickled Shrimp Are the Perfect Hot-Weather Snack

    Mon, 04 May 2015 16:08:41 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Louisiana native and chef Donald Link shares his refreshing pickled shrimp recipe—perfect for a hot summer day. Shrimp has always been a big part of chef Donald Link’s life. “My dad would take me out of school on the opening day of shrimping season,” recalls the Louisiana native. “We had a small boat, and we would go out for hours in all kinds of weather. I spent plenty of...
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    An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

  • Ración Closing at the end of May

    PDX Food Dude
    24 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Racion I received a note from Anthony Cafiero that Ración is closing at the end of this month. After 2+ years of cooking some of the most innovative and local food in Portland, as well as offering an equally respected bar program, Ración will be closing it’s doors after service Saturday, May 30th. We at Ración are proud of what we have accomplished in the restaurant landscape of Portland, and cherish all that the city has given back to us. From our regulars, to our purveyors, to our press and media cheerleaders, even to our window washer, we extend a huge thank you.  We have been…
  • Lil’ Wares Opens June 1st

    PDX Food Dude
    14 May 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Smallwares Restaurant Portland – Manila Clams Here is the official announcement from Chef Johanna Ware’s lil’ wares summer vacation at Red Fig. lil’ wares will open for lunch and happy hour from 11am-5pm, everyday, with happy hour from 3-5pm starting on June 1. Smallwares brunch will be taking a holiday at lil’ wares so fans can enjoy the summertime patio. Located across the street from the critically acclaimed Smallwares and funky Barwares, lil’ wares will kick things off with an all-offal dinner. The first dinner of several Ware plans to host this summer is The Fun…
  • 32 Portland Area Restaurants Support Domestic Violence Survivors

    PDX Food Dude
    14 May 2015 | 10:46 pm
    A very worthwhile cause: 6th Annual Fundraiser on May 20th Raphael House of Portland, Multnomah County’s largest domestic violence shelter, will hold their 6th annual “Restaurants for Raphael House” dine-out fundraiser next Wednesday, May 20th. This year’s event is setting a new record for support from Portland’s culinary community. More than 30 restaurants have pledged a portion of their day’s proceeds to aid Raphael House’s life-saving services for domestic violence survivors. Many beloved restaurants in Portland and Lake Oswego are involved, including Mother’s Bistro, The…
  • Reader Survey 2015: Best Restaurant for Lunch in Portland

    PDX Food Dude
    14 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    I asked, “What is the best restaurant for lunch in Portland”, deliberately excluding food carts – nothing against them, this just isn’t a food cart site. 70 different restaurants received votes. Two ties made up the bottom group, so I extended the list a few extra places. 1,323 votes: 1. Lardo – 12.1% of the vote.   The menu features sandwiches such as a Pork Meatball Banh Mi, Korean Pork Shoulder, and Ginger Fried Chicken. Portland West: 1205 SW Washington St., Portland OR  Map  (503) 241-2490 Portland East: 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland OR  Map…
  • Reader Survey 2015: Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland

    PDX Food Dude
    13 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    What is the best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland? For years I’ve been saying that Middle Eastern food has tons of potential, but chefs weren’t exploring it. There are lots of options, but what is the best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Portland? Most menus in town were basically the same, and the quality wasn’t all that different between restaurants; it was basic tourist food. Finally this is no longer true. First came Levant, with an Arabesque fusion that is both interesting, exotic and beautiful. Then John Gorham’s Mediterranean Exploration Company brought us…
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    Start Cooking

  • Tex-Mex Cheeseburgers

    20 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Add some variations to your burger recipes with these fantastic and delicious tex-mex cheeseburgers! Anyone can cook tasty burgers by following those simple and easy steps to making tex-mex cheeseburgers.
  • Fruit Salad

    6 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A simple fruit salad or fruit kabob makes the prettiest dish and is easy to prepare.
  • Meatloaf

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The meatloaf is a staple of American cuisine. Learn how to make a delicious homemade meatloaf with the help of this step-by-step video. You'll be cooking a fantastic meatloaf in no time!
  • Chicken Cutlets

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This chicken cutlets recipe will be enjoyed by all! Just follow these easy step-by-step instructions that will show you how to make chicken cutlets from scratch. It's a quick and fun recipe!
  • Sausage and Egg Casserole

    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    When you're expecting a group of hungry people for brunch, this scrumptous egg casserole dish will win you great big compliments.
 
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    NPR: Food

  • How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

    24 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.» E-Mail This
  • No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

    Here & Now Staff
    24 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.» E-Mail This
  • Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

    Hansi Lo Wang
    23 May 2015 | 4:03 am
    Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.» E-Mail This
  • In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

    Joel Rose
    22 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.» E-Mail This
  • Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

    Christopher Joyce
    22 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.» E-Mail This
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    Vegan Bits

  • USDA Seeks Public Comment for Better Animal Welfare Act Standards

    Lane
    1 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Below is a press release on a Rulemaking Petition submitted to the USDA promoting the psychological well-being of all primate species in labs that is consistent with new NIH standards for chimpanzees held for research. The comment period is now open. "USDA promulgating clear standards is critical to giving all primates in laboratories protections for […]
  • Does a Plant-based Diet Really Help Animals?

    Lane
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    I am happy to say that multiple reports seem to indicate that there is an increased awareness of veganism. More and more people are changing their diets are eating a plant-based diet or are eating less meat. But is eating a plant-based diet helping animals? This was discussed in an article today on National Public […]
  • Plant-based Diet Promoted by USDA

    Lane
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Move over Meatless-Monday. A school in California is about to become the first school to offer an all-vegan cafeteria for school meals. This is a private school. We had touched upon this some time ago. The MUSE School in Calabasas, California, will complete a transition to an all-vegan menu beginning in the fall. Here's a […]
  • Vegan diet benefits obese children, Cleveland Clinic study shows

    Lane
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Obese children with high cholesterol who followed a strict vegan diet with little added fat in a small Cleveland Clinic study showed significant improvements in both weight and heart disease risk factors in only a month, according to research released Thursday. The children, ages 9 to 18, were mostly white and middle class, and volunteered […]
  • Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition…

    Lane
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition... However, I am unable to access their website. On my computer and on my phone, I am blocked with the following message".. This web site at 22daysnutrition.com has been reported as malicious and has been blocked by your Internet Service Provider..."  Maybe you'll have better luck than […]
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    Average Betty

  • Crock Pot Pizza – How to Make Pizza in a Slow Cooker Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    22 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    The question isn’t CAN you make pizza in the slow cooker… the question is, SHOULD you The post Crock Pot Pizza – How to Make Pizza in a Slow Cooker Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Crock Pot Pizza Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    22 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    You know I’m not into one trick ponies in the kitchen. Yes. I’m talking to you garlic press. So when I read you could make pizza in a slow cooker I had to give it a try The post Crock Pot Pizza Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Mini Tuna Melts Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    4 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    Mini Tuna Melts, with two kinds of Cacique Cheese, are elegant paired with sparkling wine yet hardy enough to sacrifice to the man cave The post Mini Tuna Melts Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • How to Make Potato Flowers Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    1 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Will that special someone appreciate a personalized bouquet of Potato Flowers? Well, it is the thought that counts The post How to Make Potato Flowers Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Potato Flower Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    1 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Potato Flowers are individual bouquets of crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside potatoes that really let that special someone know you care The post Potato Flower Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
 
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    Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport

  • Mole Beef Summer Veggie Lettuce Wraps

    Rachel Rappaport
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:2 portobello mushroom caps, cubed2 zucchini, diced1 Vidalia onion, diced1 long hot green pepper, diced1 ear's worth of corn kernels1 lb 90% lean ground beef1/4 cup green mole sauce*10-12 leaves green leaf lettuceDirections:In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, zucchini, corn, onion and pepper until soft. Add the meat and continue to saute until nearly fully cooked, breaking up any large chunks with your spoon. Stir in the mole sauce and cook until the meat is cooked through. Divide into lettuce leaves and serve.*I used Mole Verde Almendrado by La Paloma Gourmet which was…
  • Goose Egg Quiche with Beet Greens and Bacon and a Parmesan-Pepper Crust

    Rachel Rappaport
    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:for the crust:Ingredients:1 cup flour1/3 cup cold butter, cut into 1-inch chunks1/4 cup grated parmesan2-4 tablespoons ice waterfreshly ground black pepperfilling:5 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieced2 goose eggs1 1/4 cups (2%) milk1 bunch beet greens, greens and stems finely chopped*1/2 medium onion, diced3/4 cup shaved parmesansaltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Preheat oven to 425. Place the pepper, butter, flour and cheese into a food processor. Add water one tablespoon at a time and pulse just until mixture sticks together. Form the dough into…
  • Currywurst

    Rachel Rappaport
    10 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:for the sauce:1 sweet onion (I used a Vidalia)1 tablespoon curry powder3/4 tablespoon hot paprika1/4 teaspoon cayenne1 cup canned crushed tomatoes1 tablespoon sugar2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegarsea saltto serve:4 German pork sausages (like bratwurst), cooked and cut into 1/2 inch thick roundsfrites or chips or (in my case, tots)cute paper or plastic serving boats (found at cooking/bakeware stores)Directions:Saute the onion in a small amount of oil in a skillet until soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook, stirring occasionally, until it…
  • Rote Bete Salat (German Beet-Horseradish Salad)

    Rachel Rappaport
    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:6 medium beets, greens removed*1/4 cup finely grated fresh horseradish1/3 cup red wine vinegar1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon caraway seeds1/2 tablespoon grated fresh gingerDirections:Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the beets and cook until tender, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from water and cool. Rub the skins off with a paper towel. Thinly slice the beets. Place in a non-reactive, stain proof container (like a glass jar) and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the beets and refrigate at least 3 hours prior to…
  • Crab-Feta Zoodle Salad

    Rachel Rappaport
    4 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Ingredients:1 medium zucchini, spiralized*1 pint cherry tomatos, halved4 oz crumbled feta1- 1/2 cups blue crab**2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons minced fresh dillsea saltfreshly ground pepperDirections:Toss all ingredients together until evenly distributed. Cover and refrigerate 20-40 minutes prior to serving.*I used this handheld tool I bought very cheaply on Amazon.**I used leftovers from steamed crabsMy thoughts:I'm a little late to the zoodle game (zucchini "noodles") but I needed to make some for a project I am working on that…
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    Cheese and Biscuits

  • Le Rech, Paris

    20 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    As I mentioned in the other recent Paris post, there is always going to be a certain amount of risk involved in leaving the choosing of a restaurant in someone else's hands. Deciding where I'm going to eat is, after all, an activity that occupies 90% of my time (the rest of the time I'm actually eating, or asleep) and I consider myself, after all these years, to be quite good at it. It's one of my core skills, a key bullet point on my CV. "• Can choose a restaurant and not very often get it wrong." And Rech was perhaps more of a risk than most, partly because it was a Michelin-starred…
  • Craft, Greenwich Peninsula

    12 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    It has taken me a long time to get around to eating Stevie Parle's food, or at least making a proper meal of it. Waaay back in the day a group of bloggers were invited to the Dock Kitchen by the Observer, and I think I liked most of what we ate, but it was a joint thing with Thomasina Miers and wasn't really reviewable. Then more recently I went back for a special offal evening curated by Anissa Helou, which was lovely but again not a Parle menu. And I believe the food at his 2nd restaurant Rotorino is very good, except thanks to the involvement of Jonathan Downey (see paragraph 11), I…
  • Villa di Geggiano, Chiswick

    11 May 2015 | 4:57 am
    There's usually a point during a meal when you know whether things are going to end well, or if you're going to regret ever setting foot in a place. Usually that point occurs at the first bite of a starter; it is mainly about the food, after all, and if anywhere can't get that right, they may as well not bother. Sometimes you know even before you arrive; if you're being dragged to Las Iguanas on a Christmas Party for example, or (less commonly) if your blog readership votes you to a West-end themed restaurant. On Friday, having stupidly done no research online and having allowed myself…
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Piccadilly

    6 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    The "concept" is so disastrously imbecilic even the thought of putting it into words is giving me hives, so I'll be brief. Remember that film Forrest Gump? About the man with some kind of learning disorder, not anything as unattractive as Asperger's or Down's Syndrome obviously (that would be box office Kryptonite) but that particular kind of Hollywood-retarded which basically means he talks slowly, loves his mama and unflinchingly does what other people tell him? Well, one of the stupifyingly unbelievable plot twists in this awful movie involves our "hero" taking command of an…
  • Chick'n'Sours, Dalston

    1 May 2015 | 4:48 am
    You'd be forgiven for thinking the last thing East London needed was another fried chicken joint. Scourge of the high street, bane of the nation's health, they are seemingly beaten only by betting shops in their ability to suck the joy and life out of a place, and have a similarly virus-like capacity to multiply and conquer an urban center. Where once were charity shops and Poundlands are now Tennessee Fried Chickens and William Hills. It's not exactly progress. But not all fried chicken shops are created equal. Proper fried chicken from the Southern States of America, the kind popularised by…
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    Passport Delicious | London Restaurant Blog and Reviews | Londonelicious

  • Eden Roc, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

    Krista
    20 May 2015 | 1:29 am
    I really should really know better. Luxury hotels in the Caribbean are for honeymooners, not solo travelers. I would have been better off at the Westin and I bet the wifi would have been faster too. But I was so pulled in by the Eden Roc Cap Cana. The photos online, the reviews, the private pool…everything was so tremendous that once my overworked brain found a (relatively) good deal on Splendia, I had to book it. And I did book it. And I confirmed with them my name and that I was traveling alone for a few days before my cousin’s wedding and wanted some peace and quiet to hang out and…
  • Win a Free Year’s Membership to HomeExchange.com #contest #giveaway

    Krista
    18 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    ***This giveaway is now closed.***This week, I’m giving away a free year’s membership to HomeExchange.com, a £100 value. HomeExchange.com is a global community of 65,000 like-minded people around the world across 150 countries.You may have heard of or experienced house swapping yourself. It’s incredibly fun and cheap and means you can go anywhere, live like a local, and stay for free. The money you save on accommodation can be spent on meals out, sampling the local cuisine, regional specialities, wine tasting or even the local beer! See end of post for contest logistics.Members’…
  • The Doors of Santo Domingo

    Krista
    15 May 2015 | 4:44 pm
    I had no set expectations of Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. I just knew that as long as I was flying all the way to Punta Cana, I might as well see Santo Domingo too. It’s only a 2 hour and 20 minute drive from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo — trust me, I did it twice — but the two are worlds apart. Punta Cana is all mega-resorts and all-inclusive and casinos and beaches and spray tans. Santo Domingo is all colonial charm and street hawkers and pot holes and  UNESCO World Heritage.In a crazy way, Santo Domingo reminded me of Damascus, without the crowds and…
  • Win Two Free Day Passes to the Chelsea Flower Show #contest @RefreshAccom #giveaway

    Krista
    6 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    *** This giveaway is now closed ***The lovely people at Refresh Apartments have gifted me with two complimentary day passes to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 21st so I am offering them to you, dear readers! What a great day out for you and a friend and/or loved one!! I went a few years back and loved being outside and seeing all the creative spaces…and drinking Champagne of course. (Champagne not included in tickets, just to be clear.) Public day passes to the Chelsea Flower Show have a list price of £99 each, so this is a £198 value! All you need to do to enter is comment…
  • Experiments in Blogging: Fiverr.com, 99designs.com and Other Things…

    Krista
    4 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    After a long period of drudgery — I think it had something to do with falling out of love with Chicago and winter boots and snow — I’ve fallen back in love with my blog. I’ve been trying to give the site some TLC after all these years. I’ve made a huge Google Doc of things I want to do with the site…there are 110 projects on the list as of this writing. I’ve already completed 24 of them and four are currently in progress. This is the problem with my historical career in the online world. I used to manage financial websites all over the globe and I always had a long list of…
 
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    David Lebovitz

  • Strawberry Jam

    David
    23 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    I was bequeathed an overload of strawberries from the Périgord – short answer: I bought four baskets and the vendor, whose booth I shop at often, threw in two extra for free, an unspoken equivalent of a carte de fidelité in Paris – so I’ve spent the past few days washing, hulling, cutting and cooking my unexpected bounty. I’ve been making a number of things with them. And while I was chopping and thinking (which are probably the only two activities that I’m able to do at the same time), I realized that while I have a Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam recipe on the…
  • Cranberry Upside Down Cake

    David
    21 May 2015 | 12:51 am
    I have to eat fruit every day. If I don’t, I wither away psychologically. When I was in New York for a while this winter, it was tough because there weren’t a lot of fruits available. I like apples and pears very much, but local pears had finished and while an apple a day may keep the doctor away, I needed something a little more exciting to keep myself as fit as a fiddle. True, there’s usually citrus bagged up in the grocery stores. But being from California, I hate to be a snob (well, sort of…) but I missed all the lovely oranges, Meyer lemons, and tangerines that…
  • Midleton Farmers’ Market, Ireland

    David
    17 May 2015 | 11:41 pm
    How excited was I to get an invitation to be a speaker at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest festival at the Ballymaloe Cookery School? It popped into my mailbox a few months ago and although I had been to Ballymaloe a few years back, I remembered the exceptional food of Cork, Ireland, and the lovely people – which meant there was no way in heck I was going to refuse. Yesterday, which was the first full day of the event, I took 350+ pictures; as I said to someone here, “You can’t take a bad picture in Cork.” The intense green fields and trees, the low-lying landscape,…
  • Liddabit Sweets

    David
    14 May 2015 | 2:49 am
    I was trying to explain to my French other-half what an incubator was. In America, we don’t use the term just for babies, but we use it to describe groups that exist in places like San Francisco, where new ideas are born from creative minds which are often the result of thinking “outside the box.” There are the tech giants, like Apple, Facebook, and Google, that started that way, but it also extends to the food community and you can now find thriving businesses producing everything from bean-to-bar chocolates to organic tofu noodles, and reviving heirloom breeds of…
  • Broccolini, Blue Cheese and Bacon Frittata

    David
    11 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    People see the outdoor markets in Paris and think that everyone does their shopping there. But if you work a 9-to-5 jobs, or whatever hours normal people work (ie: not me), it’s hard to take a few hours off to go leisurely pick out your fruits and vegetables – not including the time waiting in line behind madame, selecting the two figs she is buying as if they were royal bijoux, trying to muster a chuckle at the same joke you’ve heard a gazillion times, when you ask to buy “Five lemons,” and they respond – “5 kilos, monsieur?” – which…
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    Cybele Pascal

  • Carne Asada

    cybele
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Carne Asada   Serves 6 Gluten-Free and Free From the Top 8 Allergens This versatile and flavorful Latin American dish literally translates to “grilled meat”. We like it cooked medium-rare and served with my Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad (recipe coming) or cooked medium for soft tacos (see note below). For tender results, look for flap steak in Latino markets or request it from your butcher. As an alternate, skirt steak is an excellent thin cut that comes in strips, which marinate easily and are perfect for searing over the barbecue.   4 garlic cloves 1 jalapeno or serrano chili…
  • Allergy Friendly Matzo Ball Soup

    cybele
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Allergy-Friendly Matzo Ball Soup   Makes 4 servings Gluten-Free and Free From the Top 8 Allergens   I am posting this recipe by special request of a reader, tonight, who could no longer find it up on Martha Stewart’s Whole Living site — and that is because the magazine no longer exists These matzo balls look just like traditional matzo balls, and mimic the texture very nicely. Be prepared to serve and eat them right away. Happy Passover, Sara And to all!   4 cups low-salt chicken broth or stock (for cooking the matzo balls in — allergy-friendly) 1/3 cup corn…
  • Allergy Friendly Spring Vegetable Risotto

    cybele
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Spring Vegetable Risotto   Serves 4 Free From: gluten and all top allergens Brimming with the bounty of spring, this risotto is so flavorful that you won’t even miss the customary Parmesan. Tender asparagus, baby zucchini, and young peas are rounded out by the delicate notes of sweet onions, fresh herbs, and early season tomatoes. Luckily, you can find these ingredients year round, so bring a little spring to your table, all year long! Prep all ingredients, read the recipe through, and be ready to go. Risotto is easy, but requires continuous attention.   4½ cups vegetable or…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • 6 Best Burgers from Bobby Flay, the Burger Whisperer

    Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05:47 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Bobby Flay could be called the burger whisperer. (So could F&W’s Justin Chapple who came up with this genius way to form perfect patties.) His burgers are delicious, juicy and amped up with amazingly creative and delicious over-the-top toppings. Here, six killer recipes he shared with Food & Wine. 1. Nacho Burgers  The name says it all: These burgers are topped with...
  • 7 Must-Try Memorial Day Marinades

    Thu, 21 May 2015 12:53:34 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Give your Memorial Day cookout a flavor boost with a marinade. Here, seven globally-inspired recipes to try. 1. Spicy Thai Marinade with Basil and Cilantro Chef Bill Kim likes to use this spicy, citrus-scented marinade on steak, but it's also great on chicken and shrimp. 2. Puerto Rican-Style Marinade The inspiration for this garlicky marinade was lechón, a slow-...
  • 5 Must-Have Tools for Homemade Pasta

    Wed, 20 May 2015 17:32:22 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Chef Nate Whiting of the new Charleston restaurant 492 is a devotee of fresh pasta (though he admits the virtues of dried pasta as well. "It's Italian fast food," he says). Here he shares five tools he considers essential for making and serving fresh pasta at home. 1. Kitchen scale. Proper and consistent measurement is essential in my kitchen. Volume may vary but weight is always...
  • Show Us How You Summer on Instagram!

    Thu, 21 May 2015 11:36:09 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    That’s it. We can’t wait any longer for summer to start—we’re ready now! Today, we’re launching #howisummer with some of our sister brands like Travel and Leisure, LIFE, Real Simple, Coastal Living and InStyle. It’s our way of spotlighting the best of warm weather—the grilling, the beaches, the frozen drinks (mostly the frozen drinks). And we want to see your best pics! Start...
  • Donald Link's Spicy Pickled Shrimp Are the Perfect Hot-Weather Snack

    Mon, 04 May 2015 16:08:41 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Louisiana native and chef Donald Link shares his refreshing pickled shrimp recipe—perfect for a hot summer day. Shrimp has always been a big part of chef Donald Link’s life. “My dad would take me out of school on the opening day of shrimping season,” recalls the Louisiana native. “We had a small boat, and we would go out for hours in all kinds of weather. I spent plenty of...
 
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    Eater NY - All

  • The Last-Minute Sunday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    24 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Table are still available at OIJI, Locanda Verde, Piora, Claudette and more. Eater scanned through all NYC restaurants on OpenTable and Resy with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: Open Table · Marea (9:30) · Maialino (9:30) · Yakitori Tori Shin (7:00, 7:30) · OIJI (8:30, 8:45) · Lupa (8:30, 8:45) · Riverpark (7:00, 7:30) · Neta (7:00, 7:30) · Balaboosta (8:45, 9:00) · Locanda Verde (5:45) · Kin Shop (7:00, 7:30) Resy · Barchetta (5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00) · All'onda (8:00) · Blenheim (7:30, 8:00)…
  • The Buzz: Four Drinks to Try Right Now in New York City

    Layla Khabiri
    24 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Chartreuse from the 70s, a rare fino sherry, and much more. Looking for a good place to drink this weekend? If you're tired of the same old options, here's a guide to some of the city's best drinks of the moment. Some come from places that have just opened, some are new to the menu, and some are just pitch perfect choices for this particular weekend. May 24, 2015 IF YOU LIKE YOUR BEER SOUR, BUT NOT TOO SOUR Head To: Proletariat. This tiny beer bar features gritty tattoo-inspired decor and a constantly rotating selection of rare brews served up by some of the city's most knowledgable…
  • The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    23 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    In town this weekend? You should celebrate with a nice meal out. Eater scanned through all NYC restaurants on OpenTable and Resy with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: Open Table · Bâtard (9:30) · Peasant (6:00, 9:00, 9:30) · Rebelle (6:15, 6:30) · Wassail (7:00, 7:30, 8:30) · Empellon Taqueria (7:00, 8:00, 8:15) · Boulud Sud (8:45, 9:00) · Gato (6:45) · Lavagna (6:45, 8:45) · Colicchio & Sons (9:15, 9:30) · Dieci (7:00, 7:30) · The Musket Room (6:45, 7:15) Resy · Rotisserie Georgette (1:00, 7:30, 9:30) · Cosme (6:45)…
  • The Hottest Burgers in New York City, Spring 2015

    Marguerite Preston
    23 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    The 22 burgers you should be eating right now. Great burgers abound in New York City, and a new one is born nearly every day. Since it would be impossible to try to keep up, here's a list of the 22 best new burgers in New York City. Some are fancy, some are out-there, some are straightforward, all-American greatness, but all are worth seeking out.
  • No. 7 Returns to the Ace with Broccoli Tacos; Boozy Snow Cones at Branch Ofc.

    Devra Ferst
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Plus, the backyard at Threes Brewing opens and a Vietnamese feast at Pig & Khao. NOMAD — No. 7 at the Ace Hotel is reopening on Tuesday with some new menu items like a fried chicken sandwich, slow roasted pork shoulder sandwich, and No.7's legendary double decker broccoli tacos because, in owner Tyler Kord's words, "I think this neighborhood deserves some broccoli tacos!" To celebrate the opening there will be $1 broccoli tacos, $5 zucchini parms, and a special Benton's Ham sub. Check out the new menu below. [EaterWire] CROWN HEIGHTS — Newcomer Branch Ofc. is serving boozy snow cones in…
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    Orangette

  • May 22

    Molly
    22 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    About eight months after we opened Delancey, a customer named Eric Peterson sent an e-mail to Brandon, and the subject line read, I want to make pizza at Delancey!Eric was working at a local pizza place, but he wanted to learn another approach - to learn the chemistry behind good dough, how to make sauce from scratch, how to manage a wood-burning oven. His five-year plan was to open a small wood-fired pizza restaurant in Leavenworth, a mountain town roughly two hours east of Seattle, and he was ready to put in the time to learn what he needed to know. I called his references and wound up…
  • Yes yes yes

    Molly
    14 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Last November, I got an e-mail from a fourth grade public school teacher in Sitka, Alaska, inviting me and Brandon to be part of a classroom project he was planning. The project would be called the Perfect Pizza, and it would go like this: the students would spend some time studying pizza and writing about pizza, and along the way, we’d chat with them once or twice via Skype about what makes great pizza great. As the culminating event of the project, Brandon and I would come to Sitka in the flesh, ta daaaa, where we would make pizza with the students (Brandon), talk writing with the…
  • May 7

    Molly
    7 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    One Tuesday evening in March, I went somewhat accidentally to the town of Edison, Washington, and bought a pack of graham crackers. Two weeks later, I drove back deliberately, 75 miles each way, just to buy more.Thanks to Renee Bourgault and her wonderful Breadfarm, I got to tell the story, and share the recipe, on (the newly redesigned! fancy!) Saveur.com.P.S. MAKE THOSE GRAHAM CRACKERS IMMEDIATELY.
  • You win

    Molly
    3 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    When I moved to Seattle, I lived a gray shingled apartment building on Northeast 67th Street, a speedy bus ride to the UW, where I had just started school. My apartment had deep-pile carpet the color of weak tea and a floodlit view of a parking lot, but it was mine, mine mine mine mine mine mine mine. Even getting a utilities bill was exhilarating: it was in my name! I bought cheap produce at the stand a few blocks east, found a good Thai curry place a few blocks to the west, and got takeout from an Indian restaurant down the street. I started this blog in that apartment in 2004, and I lived…
  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Molly
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:29 pm
    In three months, this site will be eleven years old. Three nights ago, I got to stand on a stage in New York in front of hundreds of people I admire – including Martha, THE Martha, who looked foxier, and younger, than anyone – and accept a James Beard Award for this blog.I was so nervous, so totally electrified with terror, that my right eyelid twitched for six days leading up to the ceremony. I hope I never forget what it felt like, after so much hoping, to hear my name called. I hadn’t planned a thank-you speech – if you take your umbrella, yadda yadda, it won’t rain – but once…
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    Serious Eats

  • Weekend Recap: This Week on Serious Eats

    The Serious Eats Team
    24 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A trip around the world in pancakes, our definitive guide to grilling steaks, and more! See what you missed this week on Serious Eats. Read More
  • This Week in Recipes

    The Serious Eats Team
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Pancakes, pancakes, and...more pancakes. See everything we made this week at Serious Eats! Read More
  • This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

    Vicky Wasik
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Behind the scenes at The Food Lab video shoot, momos in Jackson Heights, and more! See what we were up to this week at Serious Eats! VIEW SLIDESHOW: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters
  • The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Grilled Steak

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Want to know how to grill a steak? Here's my advice: DO NOT DO IT THE WAY THEY DO IT AT STEAKHOUSES. It seems counterintuitive. Surely a restaurant with years of experience cooking hundreds of steaks a day knows a thing or two about how it's done, right? Well, yes. They know how to cook a steak in a steakhouse setting where their goal is consistency, quality, and more importantly—speed. At home, on the other hand, consistency and quality are important, but speed? Not so much. The fact that you can take some time to treat your meat right means that it's possible to cook a steak at home…
  • 17 Juicy Grilled and Smoked Pork Recipes for Your Memorial Day Table

    Laurel Randolph
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    From juicy chops to fatty belly to fall-apart-tender ribs, versatile pork is the perfect "other meat" for your grilling menu. Handled properly, it's moist and flavorful, and picks up the smoke and char from the grill like nobody's business. It also takes well to being brined, rubbed, sauced, seared, and slow-cooked. We've got 17 recipes to really make it shine come Memorial Day weekend. Read More
 
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    smitten kitchen

  • swirled berry yogurt popsicles

    deb
    20 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    In the past, I have made the argument that all sorts of absurd things, from fruit crisps to slab pies, pizza, salade lyonnaise, risotto, stuffing (!), latkes, cookie bars and even shamelessly decadent cakes rolled in brown butter and cinnamon sugar deserve inclusion in the first meal of the day. You might say I have no shame at all. I might say that I cleverly rail against the narrow confines of that which we know as breakfast. You might say I’ve gone too far this time, but I’m going to do it anyway: I’m going to make the argument that breakfast popsicles deserve to become a…
  • fake shack burger

    deb
    18 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    The last time I incubated of future generation of my family, my OB’s office — a place you cumulatively spend a spectacular amount of time over the course of 40 weeks — was diagonally across the street from the Upper West Side Shake Shack, and I only ate there once. I understand if this means we can no longer be friends; I am personally embarrassed to know this about me too. Where were my priorities? I have spent years mourning this missed opportunity to not only eat a weekly Shackburger but to have made better use of my last weeks of kid-free leisurely lunches for years to…
  • toasted marshmallow milkshake

    deb
    14 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Almost exactly 5 years ago, in celebration us both signing contracts to write cookbooks, I met a friend* for lunch at a burger joint called The Stand on East 12th Street, and we finished the meal with something the menu declared a toasted marshmallow milkshake. I don’t remember a thing about the burger, but I do know that pretty much every conversation I had in the weeks that followed went like this: “The weather is so nice today!” “It would be perfect for a toasted marshmallow milkshake, don’t you think?” “How is your son sleeping these days?”…
  • mushrooms and greens with toast

    deb
    12 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    Regarding the ever-present stacks of cookbooks around the apartment, my mother joked to me on Sunday that I should open a library. She’s probably right. I don’t think that a week goes by that I don’t* receive at least one new cookbook and I hardly know where to dive in. And don’t get me wrong, I too swoon over the currently in-demand aesthetic of vertically oriented, dimly lit photos of reclaimed weathered barnwood tables boasting sauce splatters and variations on kale on matte pages bound in jacketless books. It’s just that they’re all starting to jumble…
  • liège waffles

    deb
    7 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Psst. I know what everyone is really hoping you’ll cook this weekend, and I’m sorry, it is not that kale salad. Okay, maybe not if these people are gluten-free, or opposed to butter, burnt sugar and stretchy yeasted breakfast treats. You probably shouldn’t make this for anyone on a juice cleanse or auditioning a paleo lifestyle. And now that I’ve ruled most of the people on this earth out, maybe I should stop talking about “everyone” when what I really mean is me. ... Read the rest of liège waffles on smittenkitchen.com © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. |…
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    FoodChannel.com Articles

  • Eat Out, Eat Well

    21 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Author, Hope Warshaw Food News Hope Warshaw is a dietician and diabetes educator who has written several books. Her latest, Eat Out, Eat Well, is a guide to making better choices when dining out. From nutrition guides to some of the nation's most popular restaurants, to pitfalls and 'red flag, green flag' words to watch for, Warshaw brings something to the table for everyone, not only people with diabetes.
  • 2015 National Restaurant Association Show

    19 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    A Quick Look at the Trends Food News We're walking the National Restaurant Association Show, going on in Chicago, and finding all kinds of interesting delights and delicious things to taste. We'll be reviewing samples and digging in a little deeper, but thought we might give you a quick teaser of the hot items. If you thought Greek yogurt was big, think a little further. We're seeing Greek in everything BUT yogurt! As we munch on Blueberry Yogurt Chips, we can't help but wonder what's ahead. Bubble tea, teas made for cocktails, concentrated tea--in a world where we've focused on coffee and…
  • Our Favorite Guacamole Recipes

    5 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    Guacamole Tonight! Food News It's Cinco de Mayo and that means guacamole HAS to be on the menu! Try one of these great recipes, some of them courtesy of Mercadito restaurant in Chicago. Chunky Guacamole  Guacamole Tradicional Homemade Tortilla Chips and Guacamole Guacamole de Mango Guacamole Toreado Also see video recipes links below. Enjoy!
  • Murder She Baked Coming to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

    30 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Culinary Novels Begin to Get Due Notice Food News It's about time. We at The Food Channel have been saying for years that culinary novels--which are simply light fiction with a food theme, usually with a set of recipes included--should get more attention. They are the ideal escapism when you understand the romance of food, the emotional connection with meal-preparation, and the way food solves a lot of problems in the world. Now the Hallmark Movie & Mystery Channel is stepping up to the challenge with a focus on culinary mysteries. The first series debuts this week, Saturday, May 2,…
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall Update

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Latest news from the company Food News The Blue Bell ice cream store is, for all intents and purposes, closed for right now, as the company announces a period of "intensive cleaning and training." The company, racked by a major recall of all of its products (see official statement, below), is attempting to get out in front with its public notification of its current actions. The most recent release states:On Monday, April 27, Blue Bell Ice Cream will embark on an intensive cleaning  program while it simultaneously conducts a new training program for its employees at all four production…
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    Greedy Gourmet

  • Casa Mia

    Michelle
    16 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    When we visited Budva, we stayed at Hotel Splendid, which mostly lived up to its name. Its lobby contains a range of seating areas where drinks and food are served paired with live music. No expense was spared in making the venue look top notch such as the rooms’ exquisite bathrooms, spa and the fantastic […]
  • Dukley Beach Lounge

    Michelle
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    Following up from the previous post, where Dukley City Lounge was reviewed, let’s talk about misconceptions. There are plenty of them all around the world. Let’s do a quick geography quiz. What’s the capital of South Africa? I’ve lost count how many times people thought that the correct answer is Johannesburg. Other examples: New York […]
  • Dukley City Lounge

    Michelle
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Growing up in South Africa was a strange experience in some senses. Surrounded by sea from three sides and having four neighbouring third world countries next door, South Africa might as well be a far flung country. Lands with culture and rich histories are far away and passionate tales were told by those lucky enough […]
  • Lamb & Apricot Sosaties

    Michelle
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:12 am
    At last summer arrived at the British shores. The sky is a brilliant blue with no cloud in sight and the sun is warm and bright. Whiffs of grilling meat have started filling the air. What are you planning to cook on your barbecue today? There are a lot of strange food, from a western […]
  • Basil & Pistachio Pesto

    Michelle
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Give your food a healthy kick with a dab of this homemade pesto. It’s even vegan friendly! Before an Italian nonna hounds me with the intention of clobbering me with the handle of her pasta roller, I’d freely admit this isn’t an authentic pesto recipe. The latter would contain pine nuts instead of pistachios and […]
 
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    Grub Street New York

  • Watch Some Folks Casually Grill a Few Steaks With Molten Lava

    Alan Sytsma
    22 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    As Memorial Day kicks into gear, you will no doubt be bombarded with a number of cookout primers, all of which will promise to teach you the BEST. WAY. TO. GRILL. Ignore those primers. Instead, just watch this video from the awesomely named Syracuse University Lava Project, which has recently resurfaced (though the actual grilling appears to have taken place last summer). Regardless of the timeline: This — this right here — is the best way to grill. Set up a rack, let the 1,000-degree lava ooze underneath, and slap those steaks down to cook. Make sure you flip often. We're going…
  • Amazon Now Offers One-Hour Grocery Delivery From D’Agostino and More

    Clint Rainey
    22 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Fast food. Because you need something to eat while you binge-watch Transparent, Amazon is expanding its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to include local groceries and premade meals in select parts of Manhattan. As of yesterday, anything Prime members want, basically, from D'Agostino, Billy's Bakery, and Gourmet Garage can be ordered from the app. In theory, they'll arrive at the door in one hour, assuming they live in an area Prime Now serves. That's 11 Zip Codes right now, but Amazon promises to add more in the coming weeks. Also coming soon, Amazon says, are even more markets —…
  • Hillary Clinton Kicked Off Memorial Day Weekend With Some Beers

    Clint Rainey
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Team Hillary made a brilliant stop at New Hampshire's Smuttynose Brewing Company, a national treasure for beer nerds. She was there for a round-table discussion with founder Peter Egelston — all about small businesses, of course. Is there a better way to start the holiday weekend? We're teaching @HillaryClinton how to check wort strength! #checkyourgravity pic.twitter.com/OaN1S6wfRJ— Smuttynose Brewing (@smuttynosebeer) May 22, 2015 Smuttynose Brewery founder Peter Egelston & candidate #HillaryClinton, small business "round table" #Hampton, NH #wbz…
  • Neighboring Restaurant Sues Twin Peaks for $1 Million in Biker-Brawl Damages

    Clint Rainey
    22 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    "Scenic views," to quote the chain. Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant had front-row seats to Sunday's biker-gang melee that exploded outside Waco's Twin Peaks. But being so close, the company notes in a lawsuit filed yesterday, caused more than $1 million in lost business and property damages. Attorneys now want the Dallas-based chain, as well as Peaktastic Beverage LLC (the franchisee) to pay up. The lawsuit argues that Don Carlos's more sedate taco-eating crowd was "caught in the crossfire" — bullets struck their cars, police hid on the patio — and the restaurant was forced to close…
  • Morgenstern’s Will Give Out Free Scoops of Ice Cream on Saturday

    Sierra Tishgart
    22 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    HBD! It's been one year since Nicholas Morgenstern opened his namesake ice-cream parlor, and he's elevated the city's dessert game by giving New Yorkers things like avocado-ice-cream toast, five types of vanilla, three strawberry flavors, pine-nut pie, awesome chef collaborations, and this Grub-exclusive kitchen-sink sundae. Morgenstern's has been a runaway success, so to celebrate the first anniversary and give back to loyal customers, there will be free scoops all day on Saturday. Grub suggests bringing elbow pads — and ordering the Salted Pretzel Caramel. Read more posts by Sierra…
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    The Passionate Foodie

  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    21 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.. **********************************************************1) Vine Brook Tavern, located in downtown Lexington, has starting serving lunch Tuesday-Sunday from 11:30am-3pm. A creation of Marcus Palmer and Brian Lesser, Vine Brook is a contemporary American tavern offering classic, refined American fare, warm hospitality, and outstanding service. American cuisine and a blend of farm-to-table produce from local Lexington…
  • 2013 Joan d'Anguera Altaroses: A Garnacha Prize

    Richard Auffrey
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Priorat wine region of Spain receives plenty of accolades and media attention. Wine lovers often know about the region and its highly prized wines. Priorat wines though can be expensive, often making them more a special occasion wine. A lesser known wine region almost completely surrounds Priorat, and some of its wines can be similar to Priorat wines, but at much lower prices. This is the Monsant DO.The Monsant DO was created in 2001, though wine making in the region extends back to at least the ancient Romans. The region has about 2000 hectares of vineyards, and much of the terrain is…
  • Puritan & Co. Natural Wine Dinner

    Richard Auffrey
    19 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Puritan & Co., located in Inman Square, is one of those restaurants that shows a true passion for wine. Sommelier Peter Nelson has composed an interesting and diverse wine list and on the first Wednesday of each month, he hosts a special Wine Wednesday event. A five course dinner, created and prepared by Chef/Owner Will Gilson and Chef de Cuisine Alex Saenz, is paired with five different wines specially chosen by Nelson. Each Wine Wednesday has a specific theme, and the number of available seats varies, though it generally is an intimate event.I was invited as a media guest…
  • Rant: Diversity & Blogs

    Richard Auffrey
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Diversity is important for all of us, helping to broaden our experiences, to open our minds to new ideas, and to eliminate our biases and prejudices. The person who only drinks Chardonnay would benefit from tasting a variety of other white wines. The person who only eats Italian food from the Olive Garden would benefit from dining at other Italian restaurants. Broadening the horizons of what you eat and drink opens you up to so many possibilities. The benefits of diversity concern far more than just food and drink. They touch on all aspects of our lives, and it is a topic many people have…
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    14 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.. **********************************************************1) Chef Brian Dandro at the Royal Sonesta Boston thinks the ultimate Patio Dining experience essentials are a water view with a sailboat or two on the horizon, a heaping lobster roll and a pitcher of Sangria on the table to share with good friends. With this vision in mind, Chef Brian has created a Summer Patio Party line-up at ArtBar, with special events happening every night…
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    OUPblog » Food & Drink

  • A sugar & sweets music mixtape

    Connie Ngo
    19 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Incorporating the idea of sweetness in songs is nothing new to the music industry. Ubiquitous terms like “sugar” and “honey” are used in ways of both endearment and condescension, love and disdain. Among the (probably) hundreds of songs about sweets, Aaron Gilbreath, essayist and journalist from Portland, Oregon, curated a list of 50 songs, which is included in The Oxford Companion of Sugar and Sweets. We’ve selected a few from the list and present you with a mixtape of sweet songs: Do you know any other sweet songs? Let us know in the comments! Headline Image…
  • The history of chocolate [infographic]

    Connie Ngo
    18 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    From its journey to Europe from the New World at the beginning of the sixteenth century to its modern-day iteration as we know it, chocolate climbed its way into the hearts and homes of people all over the world. In its long and fruitful evolution through time, we’ve pulled together a timeline of chocolate’s history from Europeans first encounter with the substance with the Aztecs through the Heirloom Cacao Initiative in 2014. Download the infographic in pdf or jpeg. Headline image credit: Photo by Security. Public domain via Pixabay. The post The history of chocolate…
  • The role of marijuana in your coffee addiction

    Elizabeth Gorney
    7 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Does coffee enhance marijuana? A study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience (Vol 34 (19):6480-6484, 2014) by neuroscientists from the Integrative Neurobiology Section of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, has finally provided a definitive answer: Yes, No, and it depends. I realize that sounds confusing, but their discovery does provide some fascinating insights into the workings of the brain, and why humans find coffee and marijuana so enjoyable. Their euphoric effects might be related to each other. Your first question might be…
  • Is caffeine a gateway drug to cocaine?

    Elizabeth Gorney
    5 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Caffeine is the world’s most commonly abused brain stimulant. Daily caffeine consumption by adolescents (ages 9-17 years) has been rapidly increasing most often in the form of soda, energy drinks, and coffee. A few years ago, a pair of studies documented that caffeine consumption in young adults directly correlated with increased illicit drug use and generally riskier behaviors. However, these correlational studies never examined the long-term consequences of caffeine consumption, i.e. does long-term coffee consumption during adolescence lead to riskier behaviors during adulthood? How…
  • Is chocolate better than exercise for the brain?

    Elizabeth Gorney
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Everyone knows that aerobic exercise is good for the body, but is it always as good for brain? Furthermore, is exercise better than eating lots of chocolate for the aging brain? A recent study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience by a group of scientists from Columbia University and NYU gave a large daily dose of flavanols extracted from cocoa powder to a small number of 50 to 69 year old subjects; they reported improved memory and enhanced blood flow in a part of the brain, the hippocampus, that is responsible for memory formation. If this sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
 
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  • porcini pasta

    Dave
    16 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    Ingredients tossed together, mixed, rested and rolled.  That's my quick fix for fresh pasta.  It's not quite as fine as that derived from machine rolling, but it's pretty good for a weeknight and a few servings barely takes an hour.The other night @ChefBillGlover gifted me a sample of porcini powder and suggested one good use for it was as a partial replacement for flour in pasta!  Here's my version: The powder, WOW!  After I broked the vacuum seal what an earthy strong smell!This is the dough after some mixing in the bread machine: eggs (3, 160 g), olive oil (10 g),…
  • poached, a validation

    Dave
    10 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Validation has many meanings.  The most interesting context for this word from my experience was in big pharma.  When scaling up a process, bringing a chemical reaction from research to manufacturing, a reaction procedure goes through a process of being tried by many others to see if it  works as described.  If you're the first chemist in line, the innovator, it is a humiliating process.  You see your personal touch get shredded with vigor by others until it becomes reproducible.  It's one of the fastest ways an experimental chemist matures. This is what I think…
  • biryani (or something like it)

    Dave
    3 May 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Inspired by the little industrious guy at Curry and Hurry who makes a killer chicken tikka biryani that we all love, I tried a few recipes to make something similar, failing miserably each time.  I thought about the flavors I liked and took a stab at creating it from scratch.  It didn't come out like Curry and Hurry's but I found a general prep for veggies and Indian spiced chicken and rice.  What I like is the rice is cooked well, not mush, like what happened with oven versions.  It's flexible and the "recipe" below is just an illustration of a general scheme - have fun…
  • a simple crusty white, revisited

    Dave
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    The learning curve on my flatbreads has flattened out; I'm giddy with my results.  They've become a regular accompaniment to our Indian fare and Frankie's lunches.  Whenever I spin off into a niche, I inevitably learn a new albeit subtle technique and am able to apply it to other areas, parlaying a history of nifty personal tricks.What I learned most recently is the value of baking on a cast iron surface while using my 15" diameter low ridge castiron pan (Amazon).  It lives in my oven now.  The color and weight of a bake surface has a profound effect on a baked…
  • some bean tips

    Dave
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    I've been preoccupied with cooking legumes for about the past year.  Fortuitously, in the middle of that period, I got to spend a couple weeks in Bangalore eating lots of beans.  I left there with wonderful memories of my favorite bean dish, dal mahkani, a spiced butttery, tomatoey mix of urad dal and kidney beans.  Drawers in our kitchen now overflow with masoor dal, lentils, kidney beans, navy beans, black and white chana, black eyed peas, black beans, etc.  Beans are a big part of our diet. This exploration into beans started when Indian coworkers tried to impress…
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    Food Gal

  • Fire Up the Grill for Korean-Inspired Pork Chops

    foodgal
    22 May 2015 | 6:28 am
      Firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend? Add a little more heat with “Korean-Inspired Pork Chops.” This straight-forward recipe is from “Cooking Light Mad Delicious” (Oxmoor) by Keith Schroeder, culinary educator, founder of High Road Craft Ice Cream, and columnist for Cooking Light magazine. The book, which came out last year and of which I received a review
  • Upscale Candy, Lobster Galore & More

    foodgal
    20 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    Sugarfina Coming to Santana Row Champagne gummy bears? Twenty-four-karat gold marshmallows? Absinthe chocolate cordials? Nope, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill candies. Sugarfina, an upscale candy shop out of Southern California, is set to open in San Jose’s Santana Row in August with those goodies and a whole lot more. Founders Rosie O’Neill and Josh Resnick set about to create a decidedly
  • Waffled Tofu — Wacky, But It’s a Thing

    foodgal
    18 May 2015 | 6:28 am
      I admit that my waffle iron sees the inside of a cupboard more often than it does daylight on a countertop. I drag it out on the rare weekends that I’m energized early enough in the mornings to whip up a breakfast of crisp, golden waffles. But ever since spying this recipe for “Waffled Miso-Sesame Tofu with Waffled Sticky
  • Moustache Coffee Club Has Your Caffeine Fix

    foodgal
    15 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Magazines, newspapers, farm-fresh produce boxes, artisan chocolates, and a whole lot more. You can get most anything these days by subscription service delivered right to your door. So why not single-origin coffee beans? Moustache Coffee Club offers just that. The Los Angeles-based company sources freshly roasted, single origin beans every week from small-batch, Los Angeles-area roasters and ships them to
  • Look What Howie’s Artisan Pizza in Redwood City Is Cooking Up — A Sweet Surprise

    foodgal
    13 May 2015 | 6:28 am
      If you’re already a fan of Howie’s Artisan Pizza in Palo Alto, you’ll want to check out its second location, which just opened three weeks ago in downtown Redwood City. If you’ve yet to experience Howie’s, here’s a great excuse to finally do so. That’s because the second Howie’s is larger. The dining room is about the same size
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    How To Cook Like Your Grandmother

  • How A Teen Makes BBQ Chicken Hash

    Drew Kime
    10 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The teen likes to eat just as much as I like to cook. I figured it's time for her to learn her way around the kitchen. She loves when I make hash on the weekend. Whatever meat is left over from the last few nights' dinners, and some potatoes or beans and we're good to go. The post How A Teen Makes BBQ Chicken Hash appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Coconut French Toast

    Drew Kime
    3 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Jenn went to a local diner recently and saw something on the menu that took her back: Coconut French toast. She worked at a pancake house in college that had them on the menu. But she never tried them, because there were about 500 other things on the menu. So now, a mere [mumble] years after college, she finally tried it. She must have liked it, because she ran out and got the ingredients to make it herself. The post How To Make Coconut French Toast appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Pulled Pork Chili

    Drew Kime
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Writers are taught that there are only seven basic plots, and every story is just a variation on one of those. Recipes work the same way. You've got savory, sweet, salty, sour, bitter, crunchy, creamy, chewy ... umm ... oh, colorful ... and ... that's about all I've got. And with food you have to combine several of the basic components to make a good dish. No one wants to eat a bowl of salt, after all. So if you've ever got too much of something and you're looking for a way to use it, just ask yourself, "What else is similar to this, and what do I make with that?" Match savory for savory,…
  • How To Make A Deviled Egg Bar

    Drew Kime
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    On holidays, my wife cooks like an Italian grandmother. You could show up unannounced with a family of five and we'd have enough for everyone ... with leftovers. So of course for Easter she cooked and colored 4½ dozen eggs. I needed a way to start using them up. Enter ... The Deviled Egg Bar. The post How To Make A Deviled Egg Bar appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Pea Soup

    Drew Kime
    4 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some people do a very light-bodied pea soup that's good for hot summer nights. This recipe is rich and hearty and makes a great lunch on a cold, rainy day. (Have I mentioned lately that I live in Cleveland?) The post How To Make Pea Soup appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
 
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    Laylita's Recipes

  • Salmon and tuna poke inspired ceviche

    Layla Pujol
    14 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Recipe for salmon and tuna poke inspired ceviche marinated with soy sauce, ginger, chili pepper, avocado oil, sesame oil, and chives. Drizzled with lime juice, pickled onions, cilantro, and served on green plantain chips. The post Salmon and tuna poke inspired ceviche appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
  • Chorizo and ripe plantain hash {Picadillo de chorizo y plátanos maduros}

    Layla Pujol
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Recipe for chorizo and ripe plantain hash, this picadillo style breakfast hash is made with fresh chorizo, sweet plantains, onions, and served with eggs, queso fresco, avocado and hot sauce. The post Chorizo and ripe plantain hash {Picadillo de chorizo y plátanos maduros} appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
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    Bake or Break

  • Best Icebox Pies

    Jennifer McHenry
    21 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    If warmer days make you long for cool desserts, then these incredible icebox pies are for you! As much as I love baked goods warm from the oven, I have quite a weakness for no-bake or low-bake desserts served chilled from the refrigerator. Their simplicity, flavors, and textures are unbeatable! Some of these recipes require no baking at all, while some require just a few minutes of oven time. Either way, the results are cool, creamy, refreshing icebox pies that will serve you happily and deliciously all summer long! Raspberry-White Chocolate Icebox Pie Chocolate-Hazelnut Black Bottom Pie…
  • Jam-Filled Doughnut Muffins

    Jennifer McHenry
    19 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    Just around the corner from our apartment, there is a coffee shop that sells some really amazing doughnuts. I'm not necessarily a raving fan of doughnuts, but these things are ridiculously good. Somehow I manage not to go out and get one on a daily basis. Be impressed. Perhaps even more dangerous than the proximity of those doughnuts, though, is the discovery of this recipe for doughnut muffins. It's more than a bit frightening to know that I can have these beauties whipped up so quickly. And without even leaving home! These delightful muffins are truly reminiscent in flavor of doughnuts,…
  • Blueberry Pecan Shortbread Bars

    Jennifer McHenry
    15 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    When it comes to berry desserts, my thoughts usually first turn to cobblers, crisps, and the like. While those are always welcome, it's nice to do some different things as well. True, I usually find my way toward baking berries into bar form at least once every berry season. But these particular bars benefit from the presence of one of my favorite things - shortbread - in combination with so many fresh blueberries. Add in pecans, and these are pretty perfect! It all starts with a simple, nutty shortbread. That's topped with fresh blueberries and a sprinkling of sugar and lemon zest. Then it's…
  • Nutella Oatmeal Skillet Cookies

    Jennifer McHenry
    11 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    A while back, I got an email from a BoB reader asking for an oatmeal skillet cookie recipe. Oddly enough, I had been thinking about that very thing and even had it on my to-bake-soon list. That list is mighty long, though, and it took me a while to get around to baking them. On a weekend when Quinn and I found ourselves with some free time and with no dessert at home, I decided it was high time to make these skillet cookies happen! I opted to make these in my mini skillets. I will take most any excuse to put them to use. Anything mini is automatically even better, right? I'm sure I could have…
  • Berries and Cream Tartlets

    Jennifer McHenry
    7 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    The vast majority of what I bake is from scratch, but I do make exceptions. I have no qualms in using frozen puff pastry, as I don't usually have the time or (let's be real) the willingness to make it from scratch. I recently discovered a package of puff pastry shells in my freezer and knew immediately that I need to make good use of them along with some recently acquired fresh berries. I'm almost embarrassed to share these tartlets with you. Not because they aren't good, because they are undoubtedly fantastic. No, it's because they are so ridiculously simple to make. They are by far the…
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    Skinny Chef

  • Are Sports Drinks Better than Water?

    Jennifer Iserloh
    20 May 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Ihave to admit – I love those sports drink ads where all the athletes are in the heat of battle, they’re sweating so much they can barely see – on the verge of scoring that final precious point. But do you really need that sports drink to win the game and keep dehydration at bay? The short answer is no. Normally, an average workout doesn’t dehydrate you; however if you don’t regularly drink water – you might be on the verge of dehydration. Athletes, on the other hand, who do prolonged, grueling physical activity like running a marathon or playing in intense…
  • Guacamole

    Jennifer Iserloh
    19 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    Whenever I invite guests over during the summer, I serve plenty of guacamole – it’s just so popular! Many friends have told me that their guacamole is not nearly as tasty and I think I know what the trouble is: Make sure that your avocados are completely ripe before cutting them open. Press the skin of the avocado – it should give slightly, the same way when you squeeze an orange. I buy mine 2-3 days before my party and store them on the windowsill. If your guacamole tastes bland it might need more lime juice and salt, taste as you mix. Watch my video on Prevention Magazine…
  • Spicy Mexican Chicken [Video]

    Jennifer Iserloh
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    In this video, I show you a low-sodium way to season up lean chicken (around 100 mg of sodium). This Spicy Mexican Blackened Chicken is a delicious main course that pairs well with a healthy side dish like Sautéed Spinach, Yucca Fries, Refried Beans, or Spinach Salad. Hungry for more? Follow this 101 to cooking with salt, seasonings, and herbs. Or Learn more about the health benefits of spices. Find out how to make a burger that’s a lot lower in calories and much higher in nutrition or check out my food courting series where I skinnify your food court favorites. PS Can you find the…
  • Food Safety

    Jennifer Iserloh
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    As I was looking through a variety of infographics, I came across this comprehensive food safety chart… lots of good points to remember for smart shopping, cleaning, storing, prep & cooking, reheating and food allergies. The post Food Safety appeared first on Skinny Chef.
  • Grassfed Burger with Collards [Video]

    Jennifer Iserloh
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    In this video, I showcase my tricks to cook a healthier grassfed beef burger in a collard wrap that’s also lower in calories compared to a bistro style burger. Free Gift! Do You Wake Up Tired, And Wish You Had More Energy? I created a special video series, called “The 7-Day Smoothie Lab” and it gives you ultra delicious, simple smoothie recipes that will give you lasting energy and glowing skin! Get your free 7-Day Smoothie Lab! The post Grassfed Burger with Collards [Video] appeared first on Skinny Chef.
 
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    We Are Never Full

  • Euskal Erria: A Basque Institution Far From the Pyrenees

    Jonny & Amy
    2 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    When the coughing and farting of the antique truck had rumbled away, between the rustlings of birds pecking grubs among the dry plane leaves, you could just make out the pop and thwack of rubber on concrete. Ascending a double flight of unusually steep stairs, past a stained glass window featuring farming folk, the squeak of gym shoes and the grunts of the players become audible. At the top, a cry of “Buen remate, cabrón!/Good shot, motherf—er!” greeted us as we emerged into a small, tiered seating area perched some twenty feet above an enclosed court. On wooden benches,…
  • Storks, Pollo al Andaluz and the Facts of Life

    Jonny & Amy
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    As an icebreaker at the beginning of the birthing classes we took in preparation for the arrival of our first-born, participants were divided into male and female groups and invited to sit together and discuss their greatest hopes and apprehensions for impending parenthood. The biggest concern of our fellow soon-to-be-parents turned out to be making sure their birth plan was followed to the letter and that on no account should their spouse be somehow duped into accepting analgesics against her wishes by velvet-tongued medical professionals offering relief from the agony. We were surprised to…
  • All I Want for Christmas is… Baby Octopus

    Jonny & Amy
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    For much of what we are accustomed to seeing around Christmas, the candles, trees, the mistletoe, the decorations, and many of the songs, we need to thank the Germans. Not specifically those residents of the modern nation state of Germany, but the historic Germanic-speaking peoples of central Europe, for whom the birth of our Lord and Savior was a thinly-veiled opportunity to get out there into the frosty air, bedeck conifers with a variety of junk, quaff heavily-spiced glühwein, and bellow carols in to the night in return for sweetmeats. I would wager that among the English-speaking…
  • How to Deliver on Duck Liver

    Jonny & Amy
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Since we defected to the suburbs, started going to bed at 9.30 and became generally boring and matronly, one aspect of the luxury of space afforded by our new location that we have enjoyed particularly is having two fridge-freezers. The second appliance has not only allowed us to give free-reign to our kleptomaniacal tendencies — with leftovers and other scraps of barely edible, semi-discarded flotsam now littering our principal fridge like turds on a cat hoarder’s parlor floor — it has also meant that our collection of frozen comestibles keeps growing and growing. A…
  • Book Review: The Vietnamese Market Cookbook

    Jonny & Amy
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    If the path from high finance executive to cookbook author isn’t a well-beaten one, then the path from stock-broker to market stall-holder is even more poorly trod. But, for Oxford-educated former bankers turned Banh Mi vendors-cum-restaurateurs, Van Tran and Anh Vu, that was their peregrination. They certainly don’t say so in the book, but it’s the kind of riches to rags to riches (kind of) story that I’m sure fills the day-dreams of many of us who feel trapped in the limits of our corporate lives, straining at the virtual leash as we break rocks for the man. And,…
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    BlogChef.net

  • Bacon Gravy Recipe

    Bobby
    21 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    A great alternative to sausage gravy is bacon gravy. This gravy is great if you are looking to serve something different for breakfast or just have bacon on hand and not any sausage. The bacon is cooked in the pan until crispy and then the gravy is prepared using the bacon grease. The bacon grease adds a lot of flavor to this recipe. Bacon gravy is very easy to prepare and goes great served over biscuits. Chances are you already have the ingredients on hand to make this. I also like to serve it with eggs and hash browns. Enjoy. Bacon Gravy Yield: 2 Cups Ingredients: 6 slices bacon 2…
  • Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Recipe

    Bobby
    18 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    This recipe for Dr. Pepper pulled pork is so easy to prepare because it is cooked in the slow cooker. Simply add onions to the bottom of the crock pot, add the pork roast, and pour in the Dr. Pepper. Once the pork has finished cooking it is shredded and then mixed with your favorite BBQ sauce. For the BBQ sauce you can use your favorite brand or even make your own. You can serve this pulled pork on sandwiches. A good choice for a topping is coleslaw but I tried something different and used sliced cheddar cheese and French fried onions instead. You can serve this recipe with French fries or…
  • Asian BBQ Roast Pork Recipe

    Bobby
    13 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Asian BBQ roast pork makes for a great tasting dinner. This is the pork that you can find at Asian restaurants that is red in color. The red color comes from food coloring and is totally optional—I chose not to use it. Preparing this roast pork is very simple… pork tenderloin is marinated in the sauce and then baked in the oven. While the pork is baking it is brushed with the reserved marinade. The pork gets a lot of its flavor from hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Some good options for side-dishes would be fried rice, egg rolls, and lo mein. Enjoy. Asian BBQ Roast Pork Yield: 4 Servings…
  • Panko Crusted Chicken Recipe

    Bobby
    11 May 2015 | 9:53 am
    These panko crusted chicken breasts are great for dinner and are perfect to serve with a salad. The chicken breasts are coated with a Dijon mustard and herb mixture and then rolled in panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. The herbs are a simple combination of fresh thyme, oregano and basil. The chicken is fried in the pan with a little bit of olive oil and then baked in the oven to finish cooking. You can top the chicken breasts off with fresh parsley for serving if desired. The Dijon mustard and herb mixture really adds a unique and delicious flavor to this dish. Enjoy. Panko Crusted…
  • Shrimp Cold Salad Recipe

    Bobby
    9 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Shrimp cold salad is an excellent option to prepare as a side dish for summer cookouts. This cold salad combines shrimp, pasta, green onion, tomato, green pepper and a dressing. The dressing is a combination of mayonnaise, Italian dressing and parmesan cheese. You can either use regular Italian or the creamy Italian for this recipe. If you would prefer you can also substitute imitation crab for the shrimp. Pre-cooked shrimp is the best option for this recipe, you can even use the little salad shrimps if you would prefer. Enjoy. Shrimp Cold Salad Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked…
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    Sugarlaws

  • how to wear pleats for spring

    katy
    21 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    I bought this top about two years ago, right before February fashion week.  It felt like sort of an odd indulgence, since it was sleeveless and very spring-oriented and I was heading up to snow in NYC, but I just couldn’t resist.  To make it appropriate for winter, I paired it with a leather jacket and earmuffs and boom, suddenly it was fit for freezing New York winter temps.  I fell in love, then and there: it proved to me how versatile the right pleated pieces could be, no matter what the temperature or event.  Pleated pieces have been all over the runways for the…
  • one more thing…

    katy
    18 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    Thank you guys so much for your wonderful responses to my most recent career post.  I talked about how to find mid-career motivation when you’re at a crossroads, and it all boiled down to one simple piece of advice: Find something challenging that matters.  Since that post, I’ve gotten so many comments and emails from you guys, and they made me so, so incredibly happy.  It means so much to me when I hear from you all, and I’m thrilled to have touched on a topic that matters to so many of you.  But as I thought about that last post, it occurred to me that…
  • career: find something challenging that matters.

    katy
    7 May 2015 | 4:59 am
    A few weeks ago, after I wrote this post, I got an email from a reader asking me to write about a different career topic, one that really resonated with me.  She asked if I had any advice for tackling those mid-career moments when you struggle with motivation and direction: Hi Katy, I’m a longtime reader (I found your blog via Ramshackleglam years ago!) and loved your recent post on wearing red for a confidence boost; I was wondering if you had any further advice that have helped you with your career or still follow to this day.  I’m not in the legal world but I would…
  • bear’s first carnival!

    katy
    4 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    As Bear gets more interested in the world around him, Chad and I have been making a big effort to plan fun activities for the weekends! And on Saturday, a perfect possibility for the afternoon just fell into our lap: across the street from our house, the local elementary school was having a carnival! Obviously, we had to pack B into the stroller and check it out. Except, here’s the thing. We are trying to move him from a two-nap schedule to a one-nap schedule, which means keeping him awake for an extra few hours on the weekends when he would otherwise usually be napping. Which means…
  • my life, squeezed into one single day

    katy
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    I have to tell you guys about the day I had yesterday. So, first thing’s first: Bear wakes up at 6 a.m. on the dot, before the sun even rose.  I get up, feed him breakfast, and go upstairs to play with his toys for an hour or so before school, and out the window I catch a glimpse of this incredible sunrise: Look at that.  And just as I’m about to contemplate the meaning of the universe and the incredible, vibrant, amazing creations of our planet… it’s time to drop Bear off at school and head… To hair and makeup for a photoshoot. And not just any…
 
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • How does timing matter (re: portioning and refridgeration)

    hs4816
    24 May 2015 | 9:52 pm
    How does timing matter (re: portioning and refridgeration)Submitted by hs4816 on May 24, 2015 - 9:52pm.When making my dough, so far what I've been doing is letting it rise at a warm temperature (somewhere between 30-60 minutes) then transferring the whole batch into the fridge for 24-36h (without really doing much to it other than punching it down/folding it and transferring container).  Once it's in the fridge I deflate/fold it once or twice if it rises up a lot -- it's usually in a ziplock bag for this time and i just basically press it down to deflate if the bag looks like it's going to…
  • Not a loaf but bread related

    STUinlouisa
    24 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Not a loaf but bread relatedSubmitted by STUinlouisa on May 24, 2015 - 1:03pm.This bread box was made by my brother. The wood is from an oak tree that was removed when a house was built 5 miles away 15 years ago. Lumber was milled from the tree and used as trim and stair treads in the house. The leftover was given to my brother.  The wood was cut, fitted, sanded and glued mostly by hand it has no fasteners other than screws in the hinge. The wood was treated with linseed oil then finished with satin polyurethane. I'm just guessing that there was in excess of 30 hours work involved, when you…
  • Success, at last!! I hope...

    JessicaT
    24 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    Success, at last!! I hope...Submitted by JessicaT on May 24, 2015 - 10:27am.I feel like I must brag a little bit, with this loaf that I just pulled out of the oven. After much trial and tribulation, and lots of loaves donated to the garbage can, I think I mostly understand how to bake a GOOD loaf of sourdough bread.To start from the top, I had decided to try baking a loaf of bread, after being unsure of whether or not I had rehabilitated my starter. as well as the days being really hot. It had been behaving a bit weirdly still, but I thought, "What the heck." So what I did was use the Norwich…
  • First attempt on spelt sourdough

    lenawr
    24 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    First attempt on spelt sourdough Submitted by lenawr on May 24, 2015 - 10:14am.My initial plan was to use the basic tartine method. Since I'm not (not at all actually) familiar with spelt flour I didn't stick to the schedule after all.  I fed my levain at 10 pm:-50 g whole wheat  -50 g white all purpose flour-100 g water -1 tbsp active sourdough starter Next morning (around 8 am):-100 g active levain (passed float test)-300 g water (room temperature)-100 g all purpose flour -400 g whole wheat spelt flour Autolyse 40 minutes. Add 10 g salt and 50 g water, mix, a few stretch and…
  • Success, at last!! I hope...

    JessicaT
    24 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Success, at last!! I hope... Submitted by JessicaT on May 24, 2015 - 10:01am.I feel like I must brag a little bit, with this loaf that I just pulled out of the oven. After much trial and tribulation, and lots of loaves donated to the garbage can, I think I mostly understand how to bake a GOOD loaf of sourdough bread.To start from the top, I had decided to try baking a loaf of bread, after being unsure of whether or not I had rehabilitated my starter. as well as the days being really hot. It had been behaving a bit weirdly still, but I thought, "What the heck." So what I did was use the…
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    The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

  • Memorial Day is Delicious!

    Ree
    22 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    I usually share a roundup of Memorial Day-friendly recipes on the Friday before, because Memorial Day is the kickoff for summer holidays.   Restaurant Style Salsa. Make it by the gallon! Truly the best salsa in the universe.       Grilled Corn Guacamole. Dangerously addictive.       Watermelon Pico de Gallo. Serve this with chips or as a salad with grilled chicken!       Blackberry Margaritas. Time to celebrate summer!       Homemade Lemonade. Serve it as is or add a strawberry or blackberry puree.       Barbecue…
  • Homemade Chicken Nuggets

    Ree
    18 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Chicken nuggets. What can we say about them? They’re so simple, so ubiquitous, such a steady component in the diet of American kids. And okay—American kids’ parents. And the choices—they’re abundant! From fast food restaurants to big bulk bags in the freezer section of the grocery store, there are countless chicken nuggets to choose from in this great land of ours. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: The best chicken nuggets are ones you make yourself. For one thing, you can see exactly what’s goin’ in ‘em. For another thing, you can…
  • Strawberry Sauce

    Ree
    15 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    I love ice cream. (Duh. I’m a human being walking this earth, after all!) Unless bananas are involved (yuck! blech! ugh!), I will pretty much inhale any kind of ice cream put in front of me. Add a luscious sauce of some kind and I’m a total goner. Hot fudge, caramel…I’ll take it all. And I’m particularly partial to this strawberry version. Totally simple, extremely basic…and that’s exactly what I love about it. This sauce is perfect over vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate ice cream…but it’s also positively yummy over waffles, pancakes, and…
  • Strawberry Mini-Muffins

    Ree
    12 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    I’m doing some blog cooking today and tomorrow, so I’ll have some new recipes to share with you in the coming days and weeks. Meanwhile, I posted a new recipe over on Land O’ Lakes and I wanted to share it here to make sure you saw it! They’re Strawberry Mini-Muffins with a yummy, tart strawberry butter to spread on them when they’re warm. That’s the breakfast/muffin approach…but you could also sift some powdered sugar into the strawberry butter when you mix it up to make it more of a sweet butter (also known as FROSTING. Ha.) Here’s the link to…
  • National Eat What You Want Day

    Ree
    11 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Official food days crack me up. There’s everything from National Tater Tot day to National Whipped Cream day, and they’re always fun to hear about. (Not to mention observe. Ha.) I just found out that today is National Eat What You Want Day, and in honor of that, here are some recipes to help you celebrate!   Cinnamon Rolls! Go for it.       Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. You know you want it.       Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce. Words can’t describe it. It is beyond everything.       Tres Leches Cake. I…
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    This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™

  • Download a free copy of The Silver Lining Companion Guide

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    21 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so I always feel it’s important – and a duty – to support causes that are helping women in their fight with breast cancer. One of those is causes is Allstate. Their mission is to help every woman diagnosed with breast cancer by offering them, their families and friends a free The Silver Lining Companion Guide It’s available to download as a PDF or for Kindle or iBooks. The Guide is also available for pick-up at select Allstate agencies nationwide. The Silver Lining Companion Guide is a practical and supportive resource to help everyone, not just the…
  • Helping teens gain self-confidence with Invisalign

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    20 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The makers of Invisalign clear aligners recently commissioned a Teen Confidence Survey to understand how moms and teens feel about braces and its effect on their self-esteem and confidence. I was very interested in this survey as my son, Nathan, just got his traditional braces off after wearing them for nearly three years. According to the survey, 92% of teens say that wearing metal braces would keep them from fitting in with their peers. Unfortunately, Nathan had to go with traditional braces as Invisalign couldn’t handle the severe problems of his underdeveloped jaw and severely…
  • Gluten Free Skillet Cornbread Sweetened with Molasses {Win a $100 Williams-Sonoma Grill Set!}

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    17 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sunshine Sweet Corn from Florida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When you think of Florida, you may think of oranges and grapefruit, but these days you should also think of Sunshine Sweet Corn! That’s right, because growers in the state of Florida produce corn year-round with a peak season during April and May. So there’s no need to wait until summer to enjoy corn on the cob. It’s perfect timing, because it’s warm here in Georgia and we’re always grilling something on the…
  • Win a Trip to Orlando Florida from Atlantic Luggage

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    15 May 2015 | 6:45 pm
    This post brought to you by Atlantic Luggage. The content and opinions expressed below are that of This Mama Cooks! On a Diet. Every kid wants to travel to Orlando to wish upon a star at a magical kingdom. But mom and dad don’t relish the thought of paying to take the family there, especially when there are braces and school supplies to pay for. That’s why I wanted to let you know about Atlantic Luggage’s amazing Trip to Orlando Florida Sweepstakes sweepstakes where you have the opportunity to win a family trip for four to Orlando! The trip includes round-trip airfare for four, three…
  • Where do you get your information about celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    14 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    Recently my husband, Paul, came down with a medical condition requiring a trip to the doctor. Let’s just say it’s a problem that can be managed by changing what types of food he eats – something those of us with celiacs and gluten sensitivities  can relate to! His doctor’s suggested a foods list partially contradicted what I’d read on the Mayo Clinic website. I was surprised since it’s a respected medical institution! Actually, the Mayo Clinic’s advice actually conflicted with other portions of their own website. How confusing! Then Paul read me what WebMD stated he should…
 
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    Flourish - King Arthur Flour

  • How to assemble and frost a layer cake

    Susan Reid
    24 May 2015 | 10:13 pm
    It’s a labor of love, and a chance to show your stuff. Make your layer cake gorgeous by assembling it with these simple steps. Patience makes perfect. Take the time to chill or freeze your baked layers before assembling the cake. The layers will be less fragile, and you’ll have more control and better results with frosting. While they’re chilling, line your serving plate with 2″ to 3″ wide strips of parchment paper. Trim any dome from the top of the first layer so the cake is flat, then flip it over and place it on your serving plate cut side down. Pipe a rope of…
  • Berry Star Cookies

    Gwen Adams
    22 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    There are so many things to love about summertime. At the top of the list? Fresh local fruit and warm sunshine. We here at King Arthur Flour are fortunate to be surrounded by farm stands, farmers’ markets, and so many places to pick our own fresh fruit and vegetables. Combine this plenitude with our love for baked goods, and you’ve got a recipe for success. There’s always an overflow of tasty treats filled with fresh produce brought into our employee break room, for sharing and enjoying. That’s actually how this recipe came about. Charlotte, my dear friend and King…
  • Strawberry Almond Flour Cake

    Alyssa Rimmer
    21 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Have I mentioned that I love baking with almond flour? Of course I have, because it really is a spectacular flour. Especially for recipes like this: a soft, tender, moist cake that happens to not only be gluten-free, but also grain-free and dairy-free as well! It’s hard to believe something this decadent could be made with just a few simple ingredients. Unlike most cakes, this one doesn’t use milk or oil. Rather, it relies on eggs and almond flour for  moistness and structure. But the real trick to keeping this cake ultra-light and fluffy is separating the eggs, then whipping the egg…
  • Hummingbird Cake

    MaryJane Robbins
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It’s not often that a cake recipe stems from a tourist promotion, but that seems to be just the case with Hummingbird Cake. A cake rich in banana and pineapple with hearty pecans, all covered in sumptuous cream cheese icing, Hummingbird Cake isn’t your everyday bakery cake but something so much more. So many people have commented on the name Hummingbird Cake and wondered “who named it that, anyway?” that I went in search of an explanation. I was thrilled to find a great little blog over at  toriavey.com. Tori researches and shares stories of unique recipes and their…
  • How to glaze berries

    PJ Hamel
    18 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Have you ever admired the super-shiny fruit tarts you see at the supermarket bake shop? Nestled like colorful jewels in the bakery case among the plainer sugar cookies and lemon squares, they stand out like royalty at a peasants’ ball. How do they make those strawberries and blackberries and raspberries SO shiny? Well, supermarket bakeries often use a clear, gel-based spray or liquid coating to glaze berries. Easily applied, it sets up quickly and holds well, often for days. But at home, there’s a solution that’s just as easy and, in my opinion, much tastier. Jelly – pure,…
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    My Sweet and Saucy

  • Mother’s Day Menu

    admin
    4 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Listen up men! We’re about to reveal how to earn some serious brownie points with your wife.  Let’s get real though, your husband is most likely not reading this… and in order to get the gift you really want from him, you’re going to need to “hint” at it, or basically just straight out tell him.   If you’re a mama with a sweet tooth, or know a mom who can’t get enough sweet treats,  we have some old favorites as well as some newer menu items that would be perfect for any loving mother in your life.  Don’t be afraid to treat yourself,…
  • Easter Desserts

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? Spring has sprung and we’ve got Easter treats hopping your way! We have tons of options no matter how many loved ones you want to get hopped up (get it?!) on sugar or what your budget is.  The best part is that our cute chick, bunny, and Easter egg desserts are absolutely perfect for any age group: put them in an Easter basket, take them to share at church or to your family’s Easter breakfast, brunch or dinner and I guarantee the only thing they will love more than the Sweet and Saucy treats is YOU for bringing…
  • Valentine’s Day Treats

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Well it’s that time of year again when love is in the air and our bakery is super busy making yummy treats to help you shower those you love! It seems like we have found a winner with these handsome man desserts!  We are selling them on sugar cookies, oreos and cupcakes now too!  Below is our set 6 pack of cookies that is $25 boxed and bowed.  This set cannot be changed for the $25 price.  If you want to do a custom order you can pick one guy of your choice and we can print him on the cookies, but it has to be a minimum of 6 and there is a $5 add on charge so then the boxed set…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Pancake Cake

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Hello! How’s it going? Out here, we’ve had a bananas winter, or lack thereof. I know it’s been a lot crazier and colder out there, so, sorry for the gloating, but this post ought to help you feel a bit better. Cuz this week, we go over a really excellent winter breakfast food, pancakes!! Kaytee made this cake a few months back and recently discovered she’d documented the process, so she’s here to share it with you! First we had a taller tier for this order. It really is up to you, how tall you’d like your cake to be, because realistically, you’re not…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Teapot Carved Cake

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Well hello there! It Has been a minute, hasn’t it? Thanks to the holidays being over, we can resume our showing you fine folks how we make our cakes, ok? This week, Kasey made a really cute carved teapot cake! So she starts by carving up her layers of cake into a ball type shape.Then she fills the cake with her flavor, damming up the sides with Swiss Meringue buttercream. She then frosts the outside with buttercream, using a piping bag.She scrapes the sides then puts the cake in the fridge to set up. Then, with rubber gloves, uses her warm hands to smooth the cake into its round…
 
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    The Perfect Pantry®

  • Roasted asparagus with ginger-miso butter {vegetarian}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    23 May 2015 | 9:25 pm
    When I made this recipe the first time, I roasted a pan of Brussels sprouts and tossed the miso butter in it. Before I had a chance to take a photo, my husband Ted and I ate it all. So here we go, same ginger-miso butter, this time on roasted asparagus, and it's every bit as palate-pleasing. I believe that you could roast shoe leather and slather it with this compound butter, and you'd eat every last bit. It's that good. There's always butter and a tub of miso in my refrigerator. A fermented soybean product, miso lasts a long time, and a spoonful or two add huge flavor to any…
  • Mayonnaise: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    22 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. Tuna salad, egg salad, lobster salad: could any of them exist without mayonnaise? Growing up, my family preferred Miracle Whip, which was loaded with high fructose corn syrup, but I've given that up in the past few years in favor of real mayo, store-bought or sometimes home made.
  • Quick and easy sugar crusty banana muffins

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    16 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    One Saturday morning, a fresh batch of banana muffins came out of the oven. The aroma wafted up, up, up, into the apartment above. And down, down, down came a mysterious thumping on the staircase. I grabbed my handy grandma-cam, and managed to snap a few photos of the mystery intruder. Aha: The Case of the Missing Sugar Crusty Banana Muffin Bite solved! That's probably all the endorsement you need for these irresistible muffins, except that they're super-easy to make if you have a ready-for-the-compost couple of bananas sitting on the countertop. Sugar on top makes them crusty; if…
  • Sesame: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    15 May 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. Sesame oil adds just the right amount of nuttiness to salad dressings and stir-fry dishes. Sesame seeds add a crusty crunch to breads and crackers, and they are the main component of halvah. I love to use sesame seeds to garnish my Asian stir-fries, which often have a bit of sesame oil…
  • Easy rice pilaf

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    12 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Now that my husband Ted and I have moved back to Boston, we miss more than ever the long-closed Cedars Restaurant that used to live at the end of our street. Cedars served Middle Eastern food in a space that reminded you of your favorite aunt's kitchen, with formica tables and frilly curtains, and velvet paintings on the walls. We almost always ordered the garlic chicken on skewers, and it always came with a mound of rice pilaf on the side. If you have access to a Middle Eastern market, you can buy authentic chayrere, the thin vermicelli-like noodles, or look for fine egg noodles in the…
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    A Cowboy's Wife

  • Cheesy Chorizo & Potato Mexican Brunch Pizza

    A Cowboy's Wife
    22 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. Opinions are my own, always.  I have a thing for cheese, y’all! I figure you already know that based on my awesome VELVEETA® past.  This time, though, I wanted to share a VELVEETA® brunch recipe since my man doesn’t normally like to eat breakfast, but loves a 10am meal! This cheesy chorizo & potato Mexican brunch pizza is one of our go-to, super easy brunch faves! Truett loves these because they’re ‘pizzas’!  I like them because they’re easy to make and only have 5 ingredients (6 counting the VELVEETA®).
  • Creating a Yard That’s Like Home

    A Cowboy's Wife
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last summer when we moved my mom from Houston, to dry ol’ West Texas, I made her yard a priority.  She has two beloved dachshunds that are like her children and it was important that they had a healthy yard to run around in.  After all, the move was an adjustment on them too. My dad was so knowledgeable with taking care of the yard, plants, and trees and I wanted her to have a little something that would remind her of her old home, so I took the steps to get her yard prepared.  If we’re friends on facebook, then you know just how much work we put into fixing up her yard.  It…
  • Cilantro Lime Rice

    A Cowboy's Wife
    3 May 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Looking for a side dish for your Cinco de Mayo festivities?  Cilantro Lime Rice is a simple and tasty dish to get you going. Cilantro Lime Rice   Save Print Author: Lori Ingredients 2 C Basmati Rice ( best rice ever ) 2 tsp salt 1 Bay leaf 5 TBSP finely chopped Cilantro ¼ cup Fresh Lime Juice 2 TBSP Lemon Juice Instructions Bring 8 C of water to a boil in a pot. Add the rice, salt, and a bay leaf. Return the water, rice, sale and bay leaf to a boil. Boil for an additional 12 minutes , uncovered. Remove the bay leaf. Using a fine strainer drain the rice. Rinse with hot water. Put…
  • RO*TEL’S Rockin’ Guac Recipe

    A Cowboy's Wife
    1 May 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Consideration was provided by ConAgra RO*TEL. I shared with you some basics for hosting a Rockin’ Guac party but also wanted to share a little of what I did with you.  To compliment RO*TEL’s Rockin’ Guac & chips, I decorated our patio table with a few colorful accessories for some spring fun! I don’t have the budget to go all out with serving pieces and dinnerware so I usually pick up a few things that cost a buck and just mix and match.  I love to use hand towels for each place setting and I always pick things that are vibrant.  It just makes things more fun!
  • Gardening Essentials for a Healthy and Beautiful Yard

    A Cowboy's Wife
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Many of you spring clean your home but how many of you spring clean your yard?  We all do the mowing and weed eating but I’m talking about really tackling those weeds, caring for your plants & flowers, and making sure you have a healthy environment for your kiddos and animals to be.   I wanted to share some of my tips and essentials for having a healthy and beautiful yard! REPLENISH THE NECESSITIES Quality gardening gloves are recommended, especially if you plan on keeping them for the next season.  Either way, you’ll need to replenish a few of the basic necessities.
 
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  • Shrubs and Shims

    Amy Sherman
    21 May 2015 | 4:16 pm
    If you’re looking for drinks that you can make at home, ones that are more interesting than run of the mill sodas and lighter than typical cocktails, shrubs and shims are something you should check out. Shrubs are fruit and vinegar based drinks, and the basic sugar, vinegar and fruit based syrups used to make them can also be used to make soda or fresh cocktails. Shims are lighter alcohol cocktails. It’s a term dreamed up by Dinah Sanders, author of The Art of the Shim.The thing about shrubs is that you can take the basic formula of one part sugar plus one part vinegar plus one part fruit…
  • Galaxy Desserts By The Numbers

    Amy Sherman
    20 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Recently I got a chance to visit Galaxy Desserts, a local pastry company that is now part of Brioche Pasquier, a family-owned French brioche bakery, the largest producer in all of France. Brioche Pasquier is currently expanding tremendously and their lines of brioche breads and snacks can be found in supermarkets around the US. Galaxy is most famous for their butter croissants, which are sold frozen, ready to bake. Here's what I learned about Galaxy: 52,000 square feet - Size of the factory, which they have practically outgrown16,000 - Number of croissants produced in an…
  • Fort Street Food Crawl, Victoria, BC

    Amy Sherman
    16 May 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Fort Street is one of my favorite spots in Victoria. It has distinctive Edwardian and Victorian architecture and some lovely antique shops. In that way it typifies “classic Victoria.” But that’s not the whole story. It’s also dotted with some of the most interesting and diverse eating establishments in town. It truly reflects the energy and vibrancy of Victoria today. 

On a recent visit I learned that Victoria has hundreds of restaurants and a thriving tech economy. I met coffee roasters, bakers and chefs from countries all over the world. Victoria is no longer just a sleepy…
  • Duas Quintas Reserva Red Wines: Wine on Friday

    Amy Sherman
    15 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    I have been very enthusiastic about Portuguese wines ever since I wrote WinePassport: Portugal.  I appreciate that they are generally very food friendly with terrific acidity, and offer excellent value. While many varietals are planted everywhere, some are very particular to countries like Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Like travel, discovering these varietals offers unexpected pleasures. In Portugal the same varietals that are used in Port are also used in table wines. But it’s only in recent years that some of the better tables wines have become more readily available…
  • All about Prunes

    Amy Sherman
    14 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    Prunes are dried plums. There are many different kinds of plums, but the most common prunes come from the French D’Agen plum tree. Prunes were brought from Damascus to France by Christian crusaders. They are naturally self-persevering thanks to their sugar content. Several years ago the prune industry tried getting people to call prunes “dried plums” but the change didn’t really stick and today they are back to being called prunes once again. It's unfortunate that the word prune has some negative connotations. Personally I think the French name, pruneau, sounds lovely. Call…
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  • Ridiculously Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    25 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Commercial blue cheese dressing and buttermilk make the dressing for this Ridiculously Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw.  Add some crumbled blue cheese if you really want a strong blue cheese flavor!Way back in the archives on this blog I have a recipe for Blue Cheese Coleslaw. That's actually a really delicious recipe if you're the kind of person who wants coleslaw made completely from scratch, but a few years ago I started making Ridiculously Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw with a dressing that's just my favorite commercial blue cheese dressing thinned with some buttermilk, and I never went…
  • 25 Favorite Healthy Grilling Recipes for Chicken, Fish, Pork, Beef, and Vegetables

    Kalyn Denny
    21 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    I love grilling, and here are 25 of my favorite recipes for healthy carb-conscious grilling!(For Friday Flashbacks I feature recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and today I'm updating this collection of favorite grilling recipes just in case you're looking for grilling ideas for Memoral Day Weekend.  This was first posted on a typical Memorial Day weekend, as described below, but this Memorial Day I'm in Kenya, getting ready to venture out and see some hippos and go on a day-trip safari!  Happy Memorial Day everyone, no matter what you're…
  • Roasted Eggplant Slices with Mediterranean Salsa (Low-Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Meatless)

    Kalyn Denny
    18 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Roasted Eggplant with Mediterranean Salsa is easy and delicious (and all I am saying is give eggplant a chance!)By the time you read this I will have arrived in Istanbul, and maybe even eaten some of the amazing Turkish Eggplant dishes that make up part of the food experience of Turkey.  So I thought it would be fun to share an eggplant recipe here as well!  I know eggplant can be a hard sell with some people, but back in the early days of this blog I fell in love with grilled eggplant, and I've been an eggplant fan ever since.  Lately I have been loving roasted eggplant, and this…
  • Easy Strawberries Romanoff (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    15 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Strawberries Romanoff are one of my best memories of working at Le Parisien in Salt Lake City, and this easy summer dessert has been a hit with everyone I've made it for!(For Friday Flashbacks I feature recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this recipe for Easy Strawberries Romanoff is something I've been making for summer parties ever since I worked at Le Parisien Restaurant in college.  I have some happy food memories of that place, and their signature salad dressing is something I still buy at Costco and use all the time.)When I keep noticing ripe juicy…
  • Going to Istanbul and Nairobi, Turkish Food, and Other Things I'm Thinking About

    Kalyn Denny
    13 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I've definitely got plenty to think about this week, because I'm heading out for two weeks in Istanbul and Nairobi!(Photo from TurkishAirlines.com)It's been a about a month since I've shared some Things I'm Thinking About, and this time I really have some fun news to share. Remember in my Ten Year Anniversary Post how I talked about wanting to spend less time sitting in front of the computer and more time traveling? Well this weekend I'm taking off for a two-week adventure visiting Turkey and Kenya. And needless to say I am a little bit excited!Click to continue…
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    Spicy Tasty

  • Paneer Jalfrezi

    arthi
    7 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Paneer Jalfrezi is a spicy version of paneer recipe mainly cooked with onions, tomatoes and bell peppers. My husband is not a huge fan of Paneer dishes but he likes Chilli Paneer. So just wanted to try another version of spicy paneer and it tasted really good. Ingredients: Paneer (cut to long thin slices) – 340grams Red Bell pepper (cut lengthwise) – 1 Green Bell pepper (cut lengthwise) – 1 Onions (cut to long thin slices)- 1 1/2 (medium size Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp Tomato paste (I have used canned tomato paste) – 3 oz Green Chillies (slit lengthwise))…
  • Tamil Varusha Pirappu Recipes – Tamil New Year Recipes

    Nithu
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    Wish you all a Happy Tamil New Year!! Tamil New Year is celebrated on the first month of the Tamil solar calendar, Chithirai. It is celebrated by the Tamil population in Indian and around the world. From wikipedia: The Tamil New Year follows the Nirayanam vernal equinox and generally falls on 14 April of the Gregorian year. 14 April marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar. The Tropical vernal equinox falls around 22 March, and adding 23 degrees of trepidation or oscillation to it, we get the Hindu sidereal transition or Nirayana Mesha Sankranti (the Sun’s transition into…
  • Seppankizhangu Fry / Colocasia Fry (Version2)

    arthi
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    After a long break posting this delicious Seppankizhangu roast..It is very simple to make with very less ingredients. I got this recipe from one of my friends Pari..Recently had it at her home and I wanted to make this fry. It goes very well with any rice dishes. Time of Preparation : 30 to 40 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 No of servings : 2 to 3 Ingredients: Colocasia – 4 Sambar Powder – 2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – 2 tbsp (for mixing) and 2 tbsp (for frying) Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp Asafoetida – a pinch Curry leaves…
  • Homemade Waffle/Pancake Mix

    Nithu
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Making waffles and pancakes from scratch is very easy. All the ingredients required are pretty much available in your pantry. If you are someone who use store bought waffle mix then try this. You will know how easy it is to mix up the ingredients and prepare this waffle/pancake mix. Homemade Waffles and Pancakes are the best and we know what goes in. You can also add a few healthy ingredients to make it even more better. I always make waffles and pancakes from scratch and this mix comes handy all the time. Preparation time: 10 minutes Yield: 600 grams (21 oz) Ingredients: All purpose flour…
  • Sathu Maavu Kanji – Health Mix Powder

    Nithu
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
      No. of servings: 3 Preparation time: 15 minutes Ingredients: Ragi flour – 200 grams Wheat flour – 200 grams Bhajra flour (pearl millet or kambu flour) – 200 grams Par boiled rice (pulungal arisi) – 100 grams Barley – 50 gram Tapiaco pearls (javvarisi or sago) – 50 grams Whole green moong bean – 200 grams Peanuts – 2 tbsp (with or without skin) Almonds – 1/4 cup Cashew nut – 5 to 6 Dried ginger (sukku) – 1″ piece Cardamom – 15 Chickpea or dry garbanzo beans – 2 tbsp Roasted chickpea (pottukadalai) – 2 tbsp Method of Preparation: Dry…
 
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  • Kabocha Squash Purée

    22 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    Serves:8   Tagged: bay leaves, cheese cloth, garlic, kabocha squash, leeks, thyme, vegetable stock, yellow onion, From Executive Chef Greg Murphy of Bouchon, Santa Barbara. This market soup is delicious when complemented by fried kale, toasted pepitas, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seed oil. Check out Bouchon on Tasting Talk by clicking here.   Foodie Byte Suggested Wine Pairing: 2012 Dr. Klapper Riesling “Spatlese Halbrtocken”, Santa Barbara County is the perfect match for the earthy creaminess of the soup. Just a hint of spritz, too, makes for a refreshing foil to the squash’s…
  • Cajun Spiced Salmon Fillet

    22 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:8-10 minutes Serves:2   Tagged: cajun spice, cooking guru, food channel, grilled salmon, karen pavone, lemon zest, salmon fillet, salmon recipes, The perfect recipe for the perfect fish. Try out this spiced salmon fillet to kick your taste buds into the next gear. Cooked to perfection and just enough spice to grab your attention, this salmon fillet is full of flavor and sure to make a wonderful dinner for you and a friend/loved one.   Watch the full video here.   Foodie Byte Cajun Seasoning Mix:In a bowl or container, blend½ teaspoon sea salt½…
  • Mint Watermelon Lemonade

    22 May 2015 | 4:37 am
      Tagged: This beverage concentrate makes a drink that is both refreshing and gulp-able! One of our chefs concepted this when he was craving something with the fresh taste of watermelon.   Foodie Byte This recipe makes a concentrate, so you make and store it, then add water as needed. This makes a big batch, perfect for a holiday weekend, but can easily be cut in half. Ingredients For Concentrate:8 fresh lemons1 1/2 cups water1 cup sugar8 cups chopped watermelon (about one watermelon)For each half gallon serving:3 cups cold waterfresh mint sprigs Preparation Juice the…
  • Fresh Green Beans

    22 May 2015 | 4:31 am
    Prep Time:10 Minutes Cook Time:15 minutes Serves:6   Tagged: bungalow chef, farmers market, farm to table, food channel, garden fresh vegetables, green bean recipes, mike mech, With farmers markets and farm to table taking center stage in food trends, this green bean recipe from Chef Mike Mech is the perfect take on fresh garden vegetables. Join along with Chef Mike Mech as he brings one of our classic dinner dishes to life. Click here to follow along with the full video.     Foodie Byte Ingredients 1 LB. Fresh green beans, washed and trimmed 2 Tablespoons olive oil2…
  • The Beatrix Potter from Ascendant Spirits

    20 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    Prep Time:5 Minutes Serves:1   Tagged: beatrix potter, carrot, cocktail, ginger, juice, mocktail, orange, pear, Who knew cocktails could be “health food”? This cocktail is both delicious and healthy, while combining a mixture of your favorite fruit juices. Steve Gertman is the Owner and Alchemist behind Ascendant Spirits, the first distillery since Prohibition operating out of Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Yeah…it's not all about the Vino.   Foodie Byte This drink is named after children's author, Beatrix Potter. This cocktail finds inspiration from her most…
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  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    24 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Here’s another one of everyone’s favorite posts!  >> Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See Here’s the latest I’ve shared on Parade Magazine‘s blog:  I may have eaten far too much of this LEMON BLUEBERRY POUND CAKE.  It’s a great recipe- it makes three loaves, so you can freeze a couple to eat later… or you can be nice to your neighbors… or you can bring a loaf to a party as a hostess gift!Continue Reading Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | No commentsThe post…
  • Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes

    Lori Lange
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m so happy to include a recipe for the most delicious cupcakes ever for anyone who might have a dairy allergy:  Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes These cupcakes are for my baby boy Brooks’ FOURTEENTH birthday (today!)  It’s hard to believe.  If you have kids of your own then you totally can relate.  You blink twice… maybe three times, and they’re almost ready to get their driver’s license!  We celebrated his birthday last weekend with some of his buddies hanging out at our house for the night.  I made him a lacrosse themed birthday cake that I shared…
  • Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

    Lori Lange
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Everyone needs this recipe on hand to make for barbecues and potlucks:  Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad For as long as I can remember, my mother has been making a similar version of this simple, classic macaroni salad recipe.  It has always been my favorite.  I don’t want anything fancy in my mac salad, so the simplest version works best for me.  You must begin with the small noodles with the hole in the middle (otherwise known as ditalini).  I suppose you could use small elbows too, but I personally love the little guys.  I toss my macaroni salad with a mixture of mayo, mustard and…
  • Grilled Teriyaki Flank Steak

    Lori Lange
    14 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    This recipe for Grilled Teriyaki Flank Steak has a nice marinade that turns out a very tender meat. Is it grilling weather yet where you live?  For us… today = no.  Last week = yes.  Next week = no.  The weather has been a little iffy around here in the Reno/Tahoe area.  We’ve had some beautiful, summery days, we’ve had a little bit of rain, and we’ve had springtime snow too!  It can’t seem to make up its mind.  I’m really ready for warm weather though.  We’ve just had our back deck fixed up and repainted, I’m spiffing up the outdoor…
  • Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

    Lori Lange
    12 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe that everyone will love (even your kids): I’m lucky enough to have my Mom living about 30 minutes away from me now.  I see her fairly often, and she comes and spends the night at my house occasionally.  On one such occasion, she made us dinner.  She whipped up these Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks in nothing flat.  Simple crumbs with salt and pepper, a quick dunk in butter, a roll in the crumbs and into the oven they went.  They came out so crisp and buttery and perfect.Continue Reading Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks... ©2015…
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    wine me, dine me (in cincinnati)

  • Remembering Rosie & Bounty at Joe’s Diner

    The Better Half
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
      Elvis was on the jukebox. Lemon meringue pie was under glass. A fifty-five-cent cheeseburger was on the menu. And Rosie was behind the counter.  mature pussy tease         Yeah. That Rosie.         It was 1965.         And for one day, it was 1965 again at the corner of 12th and Sycamore. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Quicker Picker-Upper, the people at Bounty transformed the old Joe’s Diner location into the Bounty Diner on Sycamore. And they invited the whole neighborhood to the party.          Victoria Schooler of Bounty Communications said that…
  • Joe’s Diner Taken Over by Bounty Paper Towels Tomorrow, 4/28!

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    Bounty, one of Cincinnati’s iconic Procter and Gamble brands, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year with a pretty innovative event (that’s open to the public!). Joe’s Diner on Sycamore will be taken over by Bounty all day tomorrow (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.), serving classic diner food and celebrating its first spokesperson, the sassy waitress Rosie. Remember her? I am told that there will be a lot of pie, along with a ton of other classic diner dishes (and lots of Bounty paper towels). It sounds like a cute promotion–so go get some! It’s free. They also put out a…
  • Bockfest: What To Eat

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s Bockfest time! My favorite time of year: full of Bock beer, crazy Sausage Queen festivities and food– German and not.   Want to read my picks for Bockfest favorites?  Check out WCPO’s Bockfest Guide. It’s free! The post Bockfest: What To Eat appeared first on wine me, dine me.        Related StoriesPontiac Bourbon & Barbecue to open in SummerLavomatic Adds New Executive Chef, Josh Campbell Moves to Fine DiningThanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Sandwich at Lavomatic 
  • Junior League of Cincinnati Cinsation Best Bite of the Night

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s that time of year — the Junior League of Cincinnati Cinsation. This is their primary fundraiser to support their efforts, including Refugee Resettlement and Pediatric Oral Health programs.   Anne and I will be judging again! For $85, you get bites from top Cincinnati restaurants, beverages and support the League’s great work.  For more information, head to jlcincinnati.org.   This is the current list of vendors — can’t wait to see what they have in store! Savory 50 West Alfio’s Cafe Mediterranean Eli’s BBQ Sweet GiGi’s Cupcakes…
  • Best Bite: Sushi Bombs at Sushi Samurais

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Secret: if you find the right, unassuming sushi restaurant, they are often better than trendier, more expensive places (and certainly less expensive). For a recent dinner with friends, we went up to Sushi Samurais. Though they have a limited menu of sashimi and nigiri, they specialize in rolls. They have an extensive menu of the ubiquitous half-price rolls, and they are delicious (with our large group, we tried several, and our server was spot-on with her recommendations) but the standout at dinner? The Sushi Bombs. What’s a sushi bomb? As a friend said, “a little ball of…
 
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    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses

  • Imperial: Vienna Photography & Styling Workshop 2015

    19 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    What a few months these have been! It seems I have hardly sat still long enough to really feel … still. I’ve been loving the movement of the past several weeks especially as I have just completed two workshops. First up in April was wonderful Vienna, a city that in all its poise and ease has... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Dandelion Avocado Gazpacho with Deep-water Prawns

    5 May 2015 | 10:28 pm
    If you are a fanatic for the perfectly manicured lawns then you are probably extremely wary about the ubiquitous common dandelions! Our early memories are probably those of threading the vibrant yellow flowers on a string to wear as necklaces or trumpeting on the stalks until the milky liquid stuck... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Gyros Style Tacos and Tzatziki

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A shawarma, a doner kebab or gyros – all cut from the same vertical spit? Not at all! While one will find the concept of meat stacked on a skewer and grilled on a vertical rotisserie in many variations, the intricate blend of spices, herbs and condiments and the kind of meat or poultry used make... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Easter: Orange and Pistachio Sweet Challah

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Easter for me is an adopted festivity. Being an Indian Sikh I took to this colorful spring tradition when I married my German husband almost 17 years ago. As a Sikh we are a very tolerant religion and are more than open in celebrating the rituals and traditions of other religions. I was raised... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Breakfast of Champions - The Big Breakfast Post

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
      Breakfast is for champions! And according to the trend it is sneaking its way into the other meals of day. We have a tendency to put an egg on everything and serve up “breakfast for lunch/dinner” – a trend that I follow myself, especially when the traditional eggs, bacon, grilled tomatoes... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
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    Savings Lifestyle

  • Family Staycation Ideas by City

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    19 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Our family staycation list ideas by city is back again this year! Just like last year, several bloggers have coordinated posts sharing some great Staycation ideas by city throughout the U.S. There are several cities to check out, all sharing great ways to have fun in your hometown without spending a fortune!Find more ways to Save Money on Vacations.If you have suggestions for one of the cities, be sure to visit that blog and share your ideas too! I’m sure you will find lots of fun stuff to enjoy with your family this Summer!A – DPhoenix, Arizona — Saving For Someday Fresno,…
  • Banana Split Bites Recipe

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Do you need a quick and (somewhat) healthy dessert to take to a party? Try these banana split bites. Each skewer makes for an individual serving. Simple to carry around while mingling or even take to a classroom!Banana Split Bites Ingredients3 Bananas1/4 lb Pineapple (cored)6 Strawberries1 cup, Dipping Chocolate1/4 cup, Peanuts (chopped)12 Popsicle Sticks (or skewers)Banana Split Bites DirectionsCut strawberries in half.For each strawberry half, cut an equal size piece of banana and pineapple.Place pineapple on first, then banana and lastly strawberry.Place in freezer for 10 minutes.Line a…
  • Homemade Moon Dough Recipe and Craft

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Do your kids have spring break coming up? Our boys don’t have an entire week of spring break, just a few days. Either way, they will need something to occupy their time and this homemade Moon Dough will do just that! It’s so easy to make and way better than buying it yourself.Homemade Moon Dough Ingredients4 cups, White Flour½ cup, Baby Oil5-7 drops, Essential Oils We used Eucalyptus Essential Oil but have also done Orange, order here.Mixing BowlSpoonGreen and Orange Food Coloring (optional)Homemade Moon Dough DirectionsIn your mixing bowl add the 4 cups of flour and ½ cup of…
  • Target Deals: FREE Suave Men + Care

    Savings Lifestyle: Amber
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.Target has a great personal care gift card deal running this week – and you can grab better than FREE Suave Men + Care!Here are the details: $2.54 Suave Men + Care Shampoo and Conditioner $5 Target Gift Card wyb (4) $3.00/2 Suave Hair Care Products – 3-8-15 RP; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip (exp 04/05/15) Net Price $1.04 each | $0.84 Money Maker after Gift Card WYB  (4) and use (2) $3.00/2 Coupons!And, did you know that Target prices…
  • Kroger Deals: Free Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer eCoupon

    Savings Lifestyle: Amber
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Right now, Kroger has a great Free Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer Coupon that you will want to download to your Kroger Plus Card. You can only download it today, so here is what you will need to do to grab this coupon:Sign into your online account Clip the Free Nestea CouponRedeem using your Kroger Plus Card at checkout.Limit 1 per person.  It will expire 4/5/2015.View more Kroger sales and deals this week!Check the Sale Shopping page for more weekly sales and lists!
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  • Nungu recipes, rose milk with nungu & nungu sarbath with nannari

    Sailu
    24 May 2015 | 1:08 am
    Nungu recipes, rose nungu and nungu sarbath with nannari syrup to beat the heat rose nungu The mercury is rising higher each day and summer has reached its peak with no sign of respite. Scorching conditions with high humidity! We are guzzling down tender coconut water, smoothies and refreshing drinks like there is no tomorrow. With an abundance of toddy palm fruits, I made two varieties of drinks using them that are very refreshing and invigorating, perfect for the hot weather. These summery drinks are not only cooling to the system but absolutely delicious too. tadgola, taati hingu, taal ice…
  • Nongu paal, taati munjalu or toddy palm seeds summer dessert

    Sailu
    21 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Nongu paal, taati munjalu or toddy palm fruit dessert popular in S.India especially Tamil Nadu nongu paal Inspite of the sultry weather, I look forward to summer for three reasons – mangoes, toddy palm seeds (ice apple/taati munjalu) and vacation. I absolutely cannot do without any one of them. Yesterday, I made Nongu paal, a sweet summer dessert made with sugar palm or toddy palm seeds (nongu in tamil) popular in Tamil Nadu. A perfect summer drink to beat the heat. Recently, I posted a picture of toddy palm seeds in Sailu’s Kitchen facebook page and there has been a tremendous…
  • Aam Ka Achar, Punjabi Mango Pickle Recipe

    Sailu
    18 May 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Aam ka achar or Punjabi mango pickle recipe using raw mangoes, Indian spices & mustard oil aam ka achar I am a pickle fiend and relish a variety of regional cuisine traditional pickle recipes made by home cooks. With an abundance of tart home grown mangoes, I got down to making a small batch of aam ka achar or Punjabi mango pickle recipe. I had jotted down an authentic aam ka achar recipe from a Punjabi family who were our neighbors during my growing years. I have made it a couple of times and the flavor was spot on, just like the pickle I had relished at my neighbors home. I always look…
  • Virgin Pina Colada Recipe

    Sailu
    16 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    Virgin pina colada recipe with coconut milk, smoothie recipes to beat the heat virgin pina colada Virgin pina colada recipe is basically a mocktail with pineapple juice and thick coconut milk. Pina colada is an alchoholic Mexican drink that calls for rum but I have made a non-alchoholic virgin pina colada smoothie that kids can enjoy during the summer months. Frozen pineapple chucks and thick coconut milk are the main ingredients to make this thick, creamy smoothie recipe. virgin pina colada with coconut milk Its best to use frozen pineapple chunks and freshly prepared thick coconut milk. I…
  • Fruit Lassi, Mixed Fruit Smoothie Recipe

    Sailu
    14 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Fruit lassi, a mixed fruit smoothie recipe with yogurt, Indian style Fruit Lassi With summer at its peak, smoothie, fruit juice, sharbat, milkshake, iced tea, tender coconut water, fresh seasonal fruits and salad are the way to go in our home. I tend to go the smoothie way during the hot season since its quick to make, calls for seasonal fresh ingredients, versatile, filling and healthy. Yesterday, I made fruit lassi or mixed fruit smoothie with yogurt that combines a few of my favorite fresh fruits like apple, banana, mango, grapes and musk melon. It is a popular Indian beverage sold by…
 
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    Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

  • Camp Blogaway 2015: Seventh Annual Camp For Food Bloggers.

    FoodBlog
    13 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
      In a beautiful mountain setting with food bloggers from around the country, I learned more about FOOD, food photography, sponsors’ ingredients, food-related careers and food blogging in general.  It was my first time at Camp Blogaway.  I’m glad it’s held in California.  One blogger flew from Morocco to attend, and others I met came from Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Oregon, Idaho, etc.  Those I recall now, but all attendees are linked here.  It was interesting to meet people that do the same things around the world and locally, and other accomplished food industry…
  • Happiness Is Being Shelly’s Parents: Happy Mother’s Day Mommy.

    FoodBlog
    9 May 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Happiness is Being Shelly’s Parents — I secretly added a license plate frame saying that to my parent’s car when I was a kid, hahaha.  Happy Mother’s Day Pam B.  Flowers for your special day. And thanks for always turning off the beaters. The post Happiness Is Being Shelly’s Parents: Happy Mother’s Day Mommy. appeared first on Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
  • Blue Apron Review: The Menu Of The Week Never Looked So Good.

    FoodBlog
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Blue Apron Box Report No. 2 — We love them even more now. It’s Blue Apron’s unique and enticing recipes that I appreciate most — The meals are exciting to eat. We received 3 new recipe cards and the ingredients to prepare them all — Our final dishes are pictured on the right of its respective recipe card and our first Blue Apron report is linked here. Each meal was completely different than the one before it and all had exceptional flavor. We’re already looking forward to the next box from Blue Apron.  Originally I was just going to try them, but their…
  • Pizza Rev: A Further Comparison Of Craft Your Own Pizza Places.

    FoodBlog
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    We’ve tried Pieology Pizzeria, Blaze Pizza, Pizza Studio and now Pizza Rev — All craft your own Pizza places.  Our new favorite is… Pizza Rev for its ultra-thin crust, though most others are good too. Although Pizza Rev’s crust is thin, it stands up to too many Pizza toppings — It stayed crunchy, not soggy.  When able to add unlimited toppings at no extra charge, we tend to add too many, but still want the Crust to hold it all together.  Our Pizza Studio Pizza was good, but its Crust supported toppings the least, thus we didn’t post about it at the…
  • Hoping Wings Cafe Lands At Fullerton Municipal Airport Soon.

    FoodBlog
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Where is Wings Cafe?  I thought it was supposed to be open at Fullerton Municipal Airport by now? Wings Cafe will someday occupy the space above, but it looks like it’s going to take longer than we hoped, as much still needs to be done to the lobby of the airport below, let alone Wings Cafe. Above is the airport lobby as it looks today, and below is Wings Cafe, yikes. For those who live nearby, it’s disappointing how long it’s taking.  What’s the hold up?  I hope government isn’t impeding progress, as it too often does — It’s not good for business…
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    Cafe Fernando

  • Pistachio Butter, Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Tartine

    Cenk
    13 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    I forgot to mention one last detail about the book: It weighs 5.5 pounds! So you could imagine my surprise and gratitude when a reader brought 3 copies in a carry-on luggage to my second book signing. I certainly didn’t expect that. Actually, I was worried that most of the readers wouldn’t be so willing [...]
  • Hello Again, World

    Cenk
    4 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Hello? Is there anybody out there? I hope there is. After a two-year hiatus, it feels like I’m starting a new blog. I remember how excited I was when my blog platform WordPress published the default post – titled “Hello World” – on my very first day as a blogger. Soon I realized that starting [...]
  • Sourdough Simit

    Cenk
    25 Apr 2013 | 12:28 pm
    I have a friend who doesn’t know what a sourdough starter is. Worrying, to say the least. What’s even more worrying is that she still ordered it and when it arrived, asked me to guide her through “a quick recipe” on the phone. “I have an hour before my boyfriend arrives and I want to [...]
  • Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

    Cenk
    12 Apr 2013 | 8:05 am
    Pomegranate molasses, which is made by reducing freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice into a thick, sour and sticky syrup, isn’t really molasses. It is simply reduced pomegranate juice. And if you’re adding sugar, you can even call it an extremely sour pomegranate jam. Pomegranate jam – one that is prepared by just pomegranate juice and sugar – [...]
  • Spicy Carrot and Green Lentil Salad

    Cenk
    22 Feb 2013 | 6:27 am
    I have been celebrating the New Year’s Eve at The Mansion for as long as I can remember. But last year, plans changed and at the very last minute, I found myself in Alaçatı – a small village far away from home. We arrived the day before New Year’s Eve and decided to check out [...]
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    $5 Dinners

  • Grilled Citrus Salmon and Tilapia Packets ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

    Jenn K
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Happy Sunday my friend. I’ve got a dual recipe here for you…these are both great ‘grill packets’ with 2 different types of fish infused with some yummy citrus flavors. They are simple to prepare: Drop fish filet into a piece of foil. Add seasoning. Top with slices of citrus fruit (orange, lime, lemon). Grill until cooked through. Serve with favorite side dishes. See. Super simple and easy to put together on a relaxed summer night when the grill is hot and ready to make your dinner. Try it with tilapia or salmon…or your favorite type of fish! Recipe below……
  • Caramelized Onion Frittata, Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese, Greek Chicken Kebabs ~ Weekly Round-Up

    Jenn K
    23 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Welcome to our end of the week recap for May 17-24, 2015! Latest Recipes Mango, Strawberry Green Smoothie ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo RecipesFrittata with Broccoli & Caramelized Onions ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo RecipesCobb Salad ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo RecipesHomemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon and SpinachGreek Chicken Kebabs ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo RecipesGrilled Pork Chops with Peaches, Mango & Pineapple ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo RecipesFried Bananas ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo RecipesSlow Cooker Sweet Potato…
  • Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Chicken Curry ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

    Jenn K
    23 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This meal right here just might be the meal that our family has enjoyed more than any other. Including more often than spaghetti and sloppy joes (our other favorites). Why do I make this somewhat random and ‘non-traditional’ family favorite all the time?! Here’s why: It’s a one-dish dinner. Meaning the entire meal is all cooked in the same dish/slow cooker. It’s a slow cooker meal. Meaning I can load it up in less than 10 minutes, even with peeling and chopping sweet potatoes. Each child likes each of the veggies, being the carrots and the sweet potatoes. Like 4…
  • Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of May 24

    Jenn K
    23 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Every week I’ll be posting the best deals and coupon match-ups for all products at the different national drug stores. Here are a few highlights, and links to the complete list of deals. Multi-Item Deals Get $10 CVS Cash Card wyb $30 in Participating Items; Limit 1 Pepsi Products, 12 pk 12 oz cans – Prices vary Limit 4 Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent, 19 – 32 ld – $5.94 Excludes: Simply Clean & Fresh $0.75/1 Tide Detergent (Zip Code 77477); Includes 40 oz or larger; Excludes: Tide Simply, Tide PODS, 10 oz or Trial and Travel Size $1.00/1 Tide Detergent (Zip Code…
  • Fried Bananas ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

    Jenn K
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    So these will either work for you, or they won’t. They worked for me. But they won’t work for my friend Toni. I liked cooked fruit. She doesn’t. I like fried ripe plantains. She doesn’t. You’re either with me, or with her. If you’re with me, the 3-ingredient recipe is below. And a Paleo dessert is ready in a matter of minutes. Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Fried Bananas Yield -4 servings Preparation Time – 3 minutes Cooking Time – 5 minutes Ingredients 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 large or…
 
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Mini Mascarpone Fruit Tarts

    Lynne Webb
    23 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Frozen puff pastry shells are filled with a blend of mascarpone cheese and heavy cream - similar to pastry cream with none of the work. Read more →
  • Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey BBQ Sauce

    Lynne Webb
    22 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Coated with a smoky rub, slow-roasted in the oven, then glazed with a whiskey bbq sauce and grilled to tender perfection, these flavorful baby back ribs are sure to be a grilling season favorite. Read more →
  • Smoky BBQ Rub

    Lynne Webb
    22 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    This all-purpose grilling rub with a sweet-smoky flavor is good on both pork and beef. Read more →
  • Hosting A Casual, Make-Ahead Brunch

    Lynne Webb
    21 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Created for easy, stress-free entertaining, our make-ahead brunch menu lets your guests put their own finishing touches on a variety of delicious toasted bagels and English muffins from Cobblestone Bread Co. Read more →
  • Tips for Making Better Burgers

    Lynne Webb
    21 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Hamburgers are a true favorite in American cuisine. They're also easy to make, especially if you know a few basic tips for getting the best results. Read more →
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    Eat Boutique - handmade food giftbox, homemade, homespun, gift basket, food that hugs you back

  • What We Love: Savory French Recipes

    Amy Feiereisel
    22 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    I might have a bit of an obsession with French food (and cafes, and bistros, and markets…). Maybe That’s why Maggie wanted to spend a little time in Paris this month (via the blog, of course)! We’ve been talking about must-visit eateries in the city, the best outdoor food markets, and a jam shop that needs to be marked on your Paris map. However, since I’m not always in Paris when french cravings hit, here are some of Eat Boutique’s favorite recipes to bring a bit of France into your kitchen and onto your table. Chicken Paillard {pictured above}: As classic…
  • Eat Boutique Guide to 5 Favorite Paris Markets

    Maggie Battista
    21 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    There is great food in Paris. Scratch that, there is phenomenal food in Paris. It is, however, sometimes pricey (though not always – stay tuned for our Gourmet Cheap Eats Guide later in the month). One of the best ways to eat well and enjoy the beauty of Paris in the spring and summer is to visit one of the many outdoor Paris markets that the city of light offers in the mornings and afternoons, nearly every day of the week. Each market has its own unique personality, and is best suited for different experiences. Here are our five favorites Paris markets (in no particular order): 1.
  • La Chambre Aux Confitures: The Parisian Jam Shop You Must Visit

    Amy Feiereisel
    20 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    When I think of Paris, everything sweet comes to mind. And this new boutique totally dedicated to sweet preserves is now at the top of my list for my next trip. Thanks to Lindsey for encouraging us to get to know La Chambre Aux Confitures, and Amy for all the tasting over there. ~Maggie When I spoke to Lindsey Tramuta of Lost in Cheeseland, she gave us plenty of restaurant suggestions… and then insisted very particularly on one more food destination: La Chambre Aux Confitures. I am so, so happy that I did, because if there is one thing I remember from my visit to Paris, it is the taste…
  • Lost In Cheeseland’s Lindsey Tramuta on Living in Paris, the Food Scene, and Where to Eat in Paris Right Now

    Amy Feiereisel
    19 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Lindsey Tramuta, founder of the French food & culture blog Lost in Cheeseland, began writing about the joys and frustrations of Paris almost a decade ago. Today, she is a veritable expert on the city of light, and has written for publications like The New York TimesConde Nast Travelerthe Wall Street Journal, and Bon Appétit, among others. You can find her reviewing restaurants, trend spotting, whipping up where-to-eat guides, or doing her famous Franco File interviews (here’s one she did with Maggie). In late March, Lindsey and I met up over a filtered coffee at one of her Paris…
  • In Maggie’s Kitchen: Let’s Spend Springtime in Paris

    Maggie Battista
    18 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    I’m in Europe right now, soaking in the rain and the fog and all that greenery from every Irish vista. You were all completely right – it’s gorgeous and everything I ever imagined. It’s actually providing the perfect pause from my hectic food gift life, the cookbook release planning, and a few new projects that are about to get underway the moment I’m back in the States. In fact, there’s a big project that’s about to come to life this June (as in, a month from now). After nearly eight years of blogging and about five years of this site’s current…
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    We are not Martha

  • Honey Bee Cupcakes with White Chocolate Honey Ganache

    Sues
    21 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    My husband is deathly afraid of bees. Like, it’s kind of a joke, but also not really, that he wouldn’t hesitate to throw me into the path of an angry bee if it came down to either him or me. On a positive note, he did say that he would jump in front of a bullet for me. I suppose I’d rather get a few bee stings than a gunshot wound, so I’m going to call that true love. Then again, I’ve actually never been stung by a bee, so I have a difficult time judging the level of pain a sting would entail. Somehow I think it wouldn’t be quite as bad as a gunshot. Despite the fact that my…
  • Lemon Parmesan Spring Flatbread with Ricotta and Peas

    Sues
    17 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    I think I’m still in denial that it’s springtime. I’m still waiting to wake up and see that which should not be mentioned falling from the sky. And the weatherman laughing at me as I get my winter boots back out of the closet. SOB. It’s actually been feeling more like summer here in Boston, which has me happier than you can even imagine. 80 degrees!! My heaven. While we were in the depths of our horrendous winter, I promised myself and everyone around me that I wouldn’t complain about the heat AT ALL this summer. And I won’t. Now I’m promising you,…
  • Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Red Wine Buttercream

    Sues
    11 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    In an ideal world, we would put wine in everything. Well, maybe not everything because that could get weird. Couldn’t it? I mean… wait. Is there anything wine wouldn’t be good in? I’m honestly struggling to come up with anything here. Coffee? Let’s go with coffee. But no, coffee wine is actually a thing, so even that doesn’t work. Maybe milkshakes. I probably wouldn’t put wine in a milkshake. So, I think my point is that wine goes with almost everything. And we should take advantage of that. If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know…
  • Chocolate Whipped Cream Raspberry Curd Ombre Petal Cake

    Sues
    5 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    This year is a very special Mother’s Day for my family. Not only are we celebrating our mom (who just happens to be the BEST mom), but we’re also celebrating my sister’s very first Mother’s Day! She’s actually been a mom for almost a year now, but since her little boys were born in June, this is her first Mother’s Day. I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to call both my mom and my sister my best friends. Not only do we love hanging out together, but they’re always up for eating my crazy baking concoctions. Even those that may not look so beautiful (I swear they usually taste…
  • Wilton Sweet Up 2015

    Sues
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:19 pm
    BRB I’m in the process of coming down off a major sugar high. It’s hard not to get on a sugar high when you spend an entire two days at Wilton’s headquarters. Everywhere you look, there’s frosting, candy melts, sprinkles, and cake! So, yes, it’s basically heaven on Earth. I got the chance to visit for my second year in a row as a member of Wilton’s Sweet Treat Team and have to say that this year was even better than last! I love a good welcome sign! The Treat Team joined Michael’s bloggers and YouTubers for Sweet Up. The Sweet Up all started with a delightful welcome party…
 
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    Simple Comfort Food - Recipes that are simple and delicious.

  • Chicken Shawarma

    Dax Phillips
    23 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    I haven’t been able to get enough Indian or Middle Eastern food lately. I’ve been craving the stuff. Everything from potato aloo, to saag paneer, to all kinds of curries and different sauces and spices. I think that is one of the things I love about that cuisine, and it is getting to the point where it is competing with other cuisines I love so much such as Thai and Mexican. As you recall, I recently made a batch of shawarma spice seasoning, only to be used, for the most part, this recipe. Chicken shawarma is something you need to make, and traditionally done over a spit, I…
  • Tahini Sauce

    Dax Phillips
    21 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    Not too long ago, I posted a recipe for a shawarma seasoning (that was really great), and I used it when making chicken shawarma, another recipe that I will be posting in the near future. To accompany the chicken shawarma, I made a batch of tahini sauce. If you have never had tahini sauce, oh man, it’s a must try. The ingredients are simple, but the impact it makes on sandwiches, or salads for that matter is amazing. As my chicken shawarma had some hummus I had made a few days prior, I decided to do a final drizzle of tahini sauce to elevate the sandwich to another level. The picture is…
  • Roasted Fennel

    Dax Phillips
    20 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    Where do I begin with fennel? It’s something that I look at all the time, whether that be at the grocery store, or at a farmer’s market. Look, I said, not purchase. So I had to break that routine, and buy a fennel bulb. When I brought it home, I thought I might slice it and eat it raw, and then I took a look at the fennel fronds and thought I might use it as a garnish of some sorts, or place it in a salad. You can tell I was all over the place, and then I decided to simply roast the fennel and serve it as a side dish alongside some roasted chicken. If you have never had fennel…
  • Loaded Fajita French Fries

    Dax Phillips
    18 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    For whatever reason, I have been thinking of loaded fries lately. Not sure if I had nachos on my mind, or maybe it was those darn kimchi fries I made not too long ago, but it was time for me to take some action and get down to it and make a batch of fries. I had set out a rump roast the previous evening and not knowing what to do with it, I decided to turn it into some Mexican fajita meat, and beat down my craving for fries. This is when the whole idea of fajita french fries came into play. Think of this as everything you love about fajitas, but stacked on top of crispy cheese fries.
  • Char Siu Pizza

    Dax Phillips
    15 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    Last week I had a real hankering do get some pho for lunch. There is this great place (finally) near where we live called Pho King. They have some of the best pho in town, in my opinion, and as I was pulling into the plaza, I noticed a new shop called Lucky’s Chinese Bakery. I had to stop in, and boy was I glad I did. This place was full on busy with Chinese workers slinging all sorts of stuffed buns. There was whole roasted duck sitting in front of me, along with char siu and crispy roasted pork. I thought I was in heaven for a second, but then I snapped out of it and began ordering. I…
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    Skinnytaste

  • Watermelon "Caprese" with Balsamic Glaze

    Skinnytaste Gina
    23 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    I LOVE the salty-sweet combination of watermelon, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic – a delicious twist on the classic Caprese which is usually made with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Cutting the watermelon with a star-shaped cookie cutter makes these perfect for Memorial day or July 4th.I'm actually not a huge fan of tomatoes until late August when they are falling off my tomato plants, so watermelon is a great alternative. And these are so easy to make, no cooking required. The hardest part is cutting out the shapes (which is NOT hard at all, Madison loves helping me with this). You…
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

    Skinnytaste Gina
    21 May 2015 | 8:14 am
     I've always been a steak lover, especially when it's topped with homemade chimichurri. It adds freshness and zing to grilled meats, chicken or fish, and the sauce can be made a day in advance.In Brazil, Argentina and many other countries in South America, chimichurri is as common as ketchup is to Americans. My cousin Kat is from Brazil, and taught me how to make the BEST chimichurri, so forget all the other recipes out there, this is it! You can double or triple the recipe if you're feeding a crowd. Serve this with grilled corn or a salad on the side and you have yourself a…
  • Turmeric-Garlic Shrimp with Cabbage-Mango Slaw

    Skinnytaste Gina
    20 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    Tons of flavor in this quick, shrimp dish! The perfect balance of spicy, savory, sweet & sour – and ready in less than 30 minutes.I seasoned the shrimp with turmeric, cumin and red pepper flakes, then gave it a quick saute with garlic and finished it with some fresh lime juice and cilantro. To balance out the heat (it's mild, although you can make it spicier or leave milder to your taste) I served this over a quick slaw with sweet mango, red cabbage and lime juice.My husband gave it two thumbs up! This dish is perfect for most diet restrictions: gluten-free, low-carb, paleo,…
  • Skirt Steak, Baby Bok Choy and Zucchini Stir-Fry

    Skinnytaste Gina
    19 May 2015 | 8:21 am
     This quick stir-fry has some of my favorite foods; skirt steak, baby bok choy and zucchini plus carrots, scallions, garlic and ginger finished with a delicious sauce that has the perfect balance of savory, sweet, sour and spicy.I wanted to make this a quick one-pot meal, so I loaded this up the veggies and skipped the rice. I adapted this from Jackie Ourman's recipe with some changes. I reduced the oil, added more veggies and changed the sauce because I wanted that salty, sweet, sour and spicy flavor combination. To do that I cut back on the ponzu, (I used Eden) which was pretty…
  • Skillet Basil-Peach Chicken Breasts

    Skinnytaste Gina
    18 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Sweet peaches, basil and shallots are a great flavor combination in this light, savory-sweet chicken dish. Once in a while I like to take a break from testing new recipes and make something from one of my many cookbooks. When I look through a cookbook, I usually like to try something I would never have thought of making which is what inspired me to try this dish from Virginia Willis' Cookbook, Lighten Up 'Yall; Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome. It's also peach season so now is the time to eat enjoy the sweetest, juiciest peaches.The author shares a really great…
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    San Francisco News and Events | SF Weekly, SF Weekly

  • The Same, but Different

    Jonathan Kiefer
    23 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Good artists copy; great artists steal.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Kick Off Pride at Wig Parade

    Peter Lawrence Kane
    22 May 2015 | 5:41 pm
    As June begins next week, we can be reasonably certain about two things: fog and drag. Pride month’s crescendoing party has to start somewhere, and David Carver-Ford’s fashion show, Wig Parade, hosted by Nicole Monsoon, is a fine kick-off. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Friday Afternoon Merriment: Oh Shit, It's Your Birthday

    Peter Lawrence Kane
    22 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Every year for my birthday, I cook brunch for about 75 people and one thing always goes wrong. Either my dog eats a pot cookie or I can’t find the heels I want to wear or my or a fragment of eggshell gets baked into a frittata.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • East Bay Vandals Waste 50 Million Gallons of Water

    Julia Carrie Wong
    22 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Vandals damaged an inflatable dam on Alameda Creek Thursday morning, leading to the loss of 50,000,000 gallons of water, CBS reports.  The dam, which has been in place since 1971, was in a restricted area and was holding back water that would have flowed into the Niles Cone Groundwater Basin, which provides water for Newark, Union City, and Fremont. Due to the damage, the water flowed into the San Francisco Bay instead.  Per CBS: … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Origins of David Letterman's "Are Those Your Drums?"

    Matt Saincome
    22 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    David Letterman loves drums more than the guy outside your apartment window who won't stop banging on those bongos. At least, that's what you would think after watching this famous internet clip of him asking various musical guests about their kits, but according to Chart Attack, it's all a long-running joke. Which, considering Letterman's personality, makes more sense. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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    Lick My Spoon

  • Vietnamese Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps (Sous Vide/Slow Cooker)

    Stephanie
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Pulled pork gets a Vietnamese makeover with an umami-rich marinade of hoisin, fish sauce, and a punch of sriracha, mixed together with caramelized onions, aromatic ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Low and slow is the name of the game when it comes to transforming a humble cut of pork shoulder into something marvelously tender and juicy. You can achieve this in the slow cooker, as per the NYT (the inspiration behind this recipe), or you can break out the sous vide! I tried both. Both were wonderful, but I did prefer the sous vide version. A 24-hour sous vide treatment renders the pork meltingly…
  • Roasted Strawberry Pavlova Cake with Coconut Cream

    Stephanie
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Last week I shared this recipe for Balsamic Roasted Strawberries, and promised you a special dessert making good use of them…well here she is! This Roasted Strawberry Pavlova Cake is the loveliest of lovelies. You’ll typically see pavlovas as a single serving kind of dessert. Named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, probably because the cloud-like meringue shell resembles a poofy tutu, pavlovas are one of my favorite desserts. Light yet luxurious, and a textural delight. While you can certainly adapt this recipe to make individual pavlovas, I decided to go big and made a cake…
  • Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

    Stephanie
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Strawberries are back!!! Spring has sprung, and while the re-appearance of fava beans and asparagus is exciting, it doesn’t hold a candle to the sight of strawberries at the market again! Juicy, sweet, and intoxicatingly fragrant, pick up a few baskets of these beauties this weekend and after you’ve popped enough of them into your mouth as is, roast them. But first toss them in a touch of sugar, a splash of balsamic, vanilla, and a pinch of salt and pepper. I know it sounds weird. But trust. Especially on the pepper part. It adds just the slightest hint of something unexpected, and when…
  • Sous Vide Beef Bourguignon

    Stephanie
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    If this winter has you chilled to the bone, this Beef Bourguignon (or Boeuf Bourguignon if we’re being properly French) is just the kind of boeuf-y, hearty meal you need to warm you from the inside out. Serve this saucy stew with garlic mashed potatoes, a slice of crusty bread, cauliflower puree, or my favorite iteration, with golden puffs of crescent roll drops baked on top...  [READ FULL POST]
  • Grapefruit Campari Granita + Yogurt Semifreddo

    Stephanie
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Sweet, tart, and refreshing, this pretty in pink Grapefruit Campari Granita + Yogurt Semifreddo situation is the perfect end to any meal. I’m smitten with the flavor combo here – the grapefruit and Campari will wake up your taste buds (Negroni lovers will pretty much die when they taste it) – and it is a match made in heaven with the yogurt semifreddo. It’s like a little game of tag between sweet and tart, a barely there kiss of bitterness, then a second rendition of sweet and tart. And the texture! It’s simply delightful. Icy and creamy all at once – it’s reminiscent of all…
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    Food Storage Made Easy

  • Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe: Food Storage Style

    Jodi and Julie
    14 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, the women in my family did a Walking Taco Bar to make a really easy dinner that everyone just contributed a little something to. It was so fun and delicious! My assigned task was to make Cilantro Lime Rice but I didn’t see the texts about it until late Saturday night. I looked at the recipe and knew I was missing a few ingredients but I knew that my food storage could rescue me! So here is the original recipe and the run down of how I made it “food storage style”. Food Storage Cilantro-Lime Rice 2 T. vegetable oil 1/3 c.
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 17: Protection/Self Defense

    Jodi and Julie
    7 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    We are excited to be starting week 17 (the FINAL week) of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! We are getting close to the end of this adventure. If you didn’t catch last week’s post which talked about emergency shelter, heating, and cooling you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you’d like to receive email notifications of each week’s do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as…
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 16: Shelter/Heating/Cooling

    Jodi and Julie
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    We are excited to be starting week 16 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! We are getting close to the end of this adventure. If you didn’t catch last week’s post which talked about Powerless Cooking you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you’d like to receive email notifications of each week’s do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and…
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 15: Powerless Cooking

    Jodi and Julie
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    We are excited to be starting week 15 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! We are getting close to the end of this adventure. If you didn’t catch last week’s post which talked about Sanitation and First Aid you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you’d like to receive email notifications of each week’s do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and…
  • Food Storage Do-Over Week 14: Sanitation/First Aid

    Jodi and Julie
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    We are excited to be starting week 14 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! If you didn’t catch last week’s post which talked about non-food items you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you’d like to receive email notifications of each week’s do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect!
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    Living the Culinary Life, Every Day.

  • Join the Fearless Fresh Ninja Community: Your Key to the Kitchen

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    18 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    We all need help sometimes, no matter how good a cook we are. Things go wonky: Cake pans overflow, vegetables melt into a gray gelatinous puddle, chicken suddenly decides to go rubbery in the frying pan. Even those of us who wrangle food for eight hours a day run into our fair share of problems. Like, just today I put a few potatoes in the oven to bake. One &@$#!% potato refused to cook while all the other potatoes in the oven baked just fine. Either this potato had nine lives or there was something seriously wrong with it. I’m not sure who cursed this demon tuber, but it sat…
  • Learn How to De-Stress Dinner

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    8 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    I get so many questions from home cooks about learning how to prepare quick, healthy meals that taste delicious. Dinnertime stress is a real problem, even for me! But I learned how to eat awesomely every night, even while crazy busy. Do you have a burning question about how I did it? I really want to share everything I discovered. Here are a few examples of the questions I’ve gotten just this week: What can I do to improve my knife skills? How can I make my bland dinners taste better without expensive ingredients? Do I need a cabinet full of spices if I want to be a good home cook? How…
  • Easy, Healthy Spanish Rice Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    – A Spanish rice recipe you can serve with almost anything. – Had a bad day? Dig out your favorite Spanish rice recipe and you’ll feel better. (My easy brown rice chicken enchilada casserole does a pretty good job also.) Come on, you know how this goes: It’s been a long one, and you somehow got stuck in that time warp where it seems to take 12 hours to get from noon to 5 pm. You’ve been eyeballing the clock every fifteen minutes for most of the afternoon, and even though you’re super busy – or rather, stressed to the max – the day is dragging…
  • Refreshing Pistachio Parsley Pesto

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    – This parsley pesto would have saved me. Sigh. – I’ve got a confession to make: I ate my first McDonald’s burger in YEARS last week. I was stuck in an airport late at night, starving, and I’d exhausted all of the healthy snacks in my bag. No other “restaurants” were open and I was a quarter mile past hangry, to the point that I was about to pose a serious health risk to any airline staff who might get between me and a bag of peanuts. So I took a deep breath, plunked down my $1.49, and bought a cheeseburger. (If I’m being totally honest, I was…
  • Cheese 101: How to Store Cheese

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    – Helpful tips on how to store cheese. –  Did it happen again? Did you spend $50 at your local cheese counter, and now you’ve got more cheese than a normal human being can possibly consume in a week? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. *sheepish smile* But now you’re faced with an important question: How are you going to store all this cheese, and will it go bad if you don’t eat it right away? How to Store Cheese, 101 Many cheeses can last a few weeks in the refrigerator, as long as they are stored properly. The goal is to let the cheese breathe…
 
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    Food GPS

  • Session Fest Review, Churchkey + New Craft Beer Outposts

    Sean Inman
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. I type it every year and it is absolutely true. Session Fest, which took place on May 17 at Eagle Rock Brewery, is one of the Top 3 craft beer events in all of Los Angeles. All the members of the Eagle Rock Brewery team create one-of-a-kind low ABV beers that run the gamut of styles from smokey to fruity and hoppy. With blueberries, coffee, juniper and a pale ale pulled through a Randall filled with jasmine, there was plenty of experimental beers on offer but my favorite of five beers tasted was a simple, direct Vienna Lager. Sancho was a serious malt showcase…
  • L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

    Joshua Lurie
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. The L.A. Beer Blast lets Food GPS readers know what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. You’ll also discover beer-related events in the area. Session Fest Review, Churchkey + New Craft Beer Outposts Session Fest is one of the Top 3 craft beer events in all of Los Angeles. Your beer of the week requires extra wristwork. Also, look for new outposts from King Harbor and Figueroa Mountain. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Please note that craft beers rotate frequently at…
  • Top Los Angeles Turmeric Drinks

    Joshua Lurie
    20 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Turmeric is a plant with a vivid yellow root that’s key in curry, popular in Indian and Vietnamese cuisines and has myriad health benefits. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory that settles stomachs and supposedly helps stave off Alzheimer’s and cancer. Now the metabolism booster is becoming popular in Los Angeles drinks. Learn about five of the best. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Establishments also appear in alphabetical order instead of in order of preference. 1. Café Gratitude Cafe Gratitude…
  • Smoke.Oil.Salt. Esmorzaret de la Safor (Dose of Vitamin P)

    Joshua Lurie
    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. At Smoke.Oil.Salt in Los Angeles, chef Perfecto Rocher, Stephen Gelber and their AdVantage Partners feature the cuisine of Rocher’s native Valencia. The chef, who clearly has a lot to live up to given his name, grew up in Villalonga and channels his childhood memories in this Melrose destination, which replaced Evan Kleiman’s Angeli Caffe in 2014. Music is a key part of the experience, including wall-mounted album covers from legends like Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, plus pop music from artists like like Tears For Fears playing on the sound…
  • EuroAsia Kavurma Lagman (Food of the Week)

    Joshua Lurie
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Uzbekistan, a former Soviet Socialist Republic, has been well positioned to soak up loads of culinary influences over the past two millenniums. Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan both held control at key points, Iranian nomads roamed the land, and Uzbekistan was also on the Silk Road between Europe and China. That’s a roundabout way of saying that a hearty hand-pulled noodle dish popping up in Uzbekistan shouldn’t have surprised many people. At EuroAsia in Encino’s Plaza de Oro, a restaurant with burgundy tablecloths and patio facing a bubbling…
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    SippitySup

  • Farmers Market Baby Zucchini Salad

    Greg Henry
    23 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    I was at the Hollywood Farmers Market this Sunday searching for vegetables for this Baby Zucchini Salad. It was early in the day and there was a lovely gray shroud hanging over the market. Here in Los Angeles the inversion layer is particularly pronounced in spring. Some call it May Gray or June Gloom. But these are rather dreary monikers, because our morning fog has its own special charm. Partly because you can count on it “burning off” by lunchtime, leaving you with some of the prettiest blue skies LA is capable of producing. What I really like best about these gray mornings is the…
  • Stuffed Apricots as an Easy Party Appetizer

    Greg Henry
    20 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    I still look at magazines. I’m not the only one, right? Despite the internet magazines are a leisurely pleasure in my life. Martha Stewart Living is a magazine I enjoy thumbing through. I could do without the craft projects and make-up tips, but I do find inspiration on its food pages every time I pick up a copy. In fact I made these Stuffed Apricots with Cream Cheese, Pistachios, Chives and Balsamic Reduction based solely on a picture I saw in the magazine. I so loved the concept of stuffed apricots as an easy party appetizer or a quick snack at home that I didn’t even have to…
  • Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cake with a Pinch of Pepper

    Greg Henry
    16 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    I made a Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cake to take to a grown up dinner party. A Chocolate Mousse Cake by its name alone seems well-suited to grown up affairs. That’s because of the word mousse. Whether children read it as mouse cake or they hear it as moose cake – most kids won’t munch on mousse without knowing what it is. That’s too bad for them. Because I have a confession, despite my mention of mice, this Chocolate Mousse Cake is actually closer in taste and texture to a plain old ice cream sandwich than it is to any boreal brute or rascally rodent. The older I get the more…
  • Pegu Club: a Swank Cocktail

    Greg Henry
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    When I was writing my book Savory Cocktails I tasted a lot of classic cocktails. I wanted a few beloved standards to sit alongside the recipes that were created especially for the book. Unfortunately many of the classic cocktails just didn’t work with the savory (sour, spicy, herbal, umami, bitter, smoky, rich, strong) premise of the book. One such classic cocktail I particularly enjoyed was the Pegu Club Cocktail. The Pegu Club is the kind of cocktail I’m typically drawn too. First of all its gin. Which means it’s a serious cocktail for folks who like more nuance than vodka…
  • Beef and Brie Sliders (or do you Prefer Mini-Burgers?)

    Greg Henry
    10 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Would you be offended if I called these mini-burgers sliders? I don’t want to offend anyone with insensitive language. It’s not my way. I try to be PC in most of my dealings with people. I avoid cussing when I can. I’m not really a name caller – even in jest. I see no point in upsetting or alienating another person based on our differing opinions or backgrounds. I’m not saying I don’t have (and share) opinions. It’s just that I try to be respectful about my opinions. So if I roll my eyes when I hear your opinion, I promise it’s involuntary.
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    Chez Us - The Daily Dish

  • Weekly Menu Week 11

    Denise Woodward
    22 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    You have probably noticed that Le Weekly has been a bit MIA.  Sorry about that!  We have been on the road for work the past three weeks, and the last thing on our minds was cooking or shopping.  Now we shouldn’t let that stop us from keeping up over here, so for that we are sorry.  We will try to be better.  The good news is, we are home for a bit and stoked to get into the kitchen.  With the long weekend coming up we have food on our minds and hope you enjoy the Weekly Menu Week 11. Have a great weekend!   Thank you for joining us at the Chez Us table;  we love having you…
  • Hangover Breakfast Tacos

    Denise Woodward
    19 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    Yep, this recipe came about after an evening of overindulging. Not the omg I want to lay in bed all day, but rather the head hurts a little, and I need some spicy love in my tummy. This recipe for Hangover Breakfast Tacos cured me and had me up and at them in no time! Don’t worry you don’t need to have a hangover to enjoy. Since then, I have also made as a pick-up and go after the gym. A few staples that can always be found in our kitchen, and ones that save us in case of emergencies such as this are:  1) bacon, 2) some sort of beans, 3) eggs, 4) assortment of Tabasco, and 5)…
  • Crushing On

    Denise Woodward
    18 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    Happy Monday!  Did you have a great weekend?  Ours was spent apart;  Lenny went mountain biking with a friend up in Downieville, and I stayed home to play catch up and to see some girlfriends who I haven’t seen in forever (oysters were enjoyed).  Over all, it was a good, relaxing weekend.  Exactly what I needed.  We are thrilled that it is Monday, and that we are home for a while.  The past couple of weeks have been non-stop, and it feels good to stop for a bit.  Smell the roses to say.  The one thing I enjoy when staying in a hotel, is the downtime I have at night which…
  • Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos

    Denise Woodward
    12 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    It has felt great to be working on new taco recipes, and I have you to thank for it. Thank You! I forgot how much I love a great taco until I started messing around in the kitchen again. This recipe for Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos will not disappoint. I channeled my inner-Andy and dusted off the slow cooker for this recipe. I had a busy week, as well we were just coming off of a trip to Portland. I knew I was not up for anything besides tossing ingredients in, and letting the slow cooker make it’s magic. After browning the chicken thighs, I added lots of cilantro, jalapeños and tequila…
  • Crushing On

    Denise Woodward
    11 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    Good Morning, and hoping everyone had a great weekend.  If you are mother, we hope it was as special as you are!  Without mothers none of us would be here.  We had a relaxing weekend, mostly laundry, catch up, a couple bottles of good wine and packing for another business trip.  Not to mention some great Crushing On.  We also watched a movie, a terrible movie, Fifty Shades of Grey.  Did you see it?  Come on, we admited it, you can too.  We are still not sure what all the hype was about.  Big Yawn.  We are in Vegas for the few days right now – all work this time!  Hoping you…
 
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    Foodess

  • Rhubarb Curd Bars

    Jennifer Pallian
    21 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    These tangy rhubarb bars feature a creamy rhubarb curd smoothed over a buttery shortbread crust. They'll blow any rhubarb fan's mind! The post Rhubarb Curd Bars appeared first on Foodess.
  • 10 Tips to Improve Your Grilling

    Jennifer Pallian
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    From May to September, most of my dinners consist of vibrant seasonal produce and quick-cooking proteins, flavourfully dressed and tossed on a hot grill. To kick off my favourite cooking season, I’ve got a whole... The post 10 Tips to Improve Your Grilling appeared first on Foodess.
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Cake

    Jennifer Pallian
    17 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    Strawberry Rhubarb Cake - tender yogurt cake laden with strawberries and rhubarb, topped with buttery brown sugar streusel. The post Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Cake appeared first on Foodess.
  • Introducing Five Canadian Cheeses

    Jennifer Pallian
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Want to know the difference between ricotta, mascarpone, quark and cream cheese? I've got answers for you! An intro to five yummy Canadian cheeses. The post Introducing Five Canadian Cheeses appeared first on Foodess.
  • Garlicky Greens + Sausage Penne

    Jennifer Pallian
    12 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This garlicky sausage penne is loaded with greens - kale and chard - and tossed with briny olives and nutty cheese. It's fast, healthy and flavourful. The post Garlicky Greens + Sausage Penne appeared first on Foodess.
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    80 Breakfasts

  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    6 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    My daughter has just told me that she does not like nuts in her cookies.My head whips around, my eyes wide and disbelieving.  What??  For one horrible split second I imagine endless days and months and years stretched before me, a long lifetime without nuts in my baked goods.  I remember the melancholy of having to bake nut-free for my brother, who didn’t like them either.  I remember the bliss of getting married, moving out, and realizing I could now bake everything stuffed to the gills with nuts, as much as my nut-loving heart wanted.  My freezer is home to at…
  • Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Whew.  It’s been two absolutely hectic weeks and I feel like I’m coming out of a long and rather challenging gauntlet.  My boss was here from overseas (Yes, I have a boss! So when I say I am a worker bee I really do mean it!) and we had a series of intense meetings.  That’s not to say that all this lay heavy on my shoulders.  Intense yes, but rewarding and exciting nonetheless.  Onward troops (as I like to say)!Whatever the case though…I am feeling a bit raggedy around the edges but glad to find a spot of time to click-clack away at my keyboard and share some…
  • Caramel Croissant Pudding

    5 Apr 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Have you ever had one of those days when you just needed caramel, croissants, and rum in the morning?  Don’t we all just have days like that?  When only sugar, booze, and French boulangerie, will help?Well, if you are better able to manage your feelings, going out for a run or finding peace in your yoga class instead of calories in your pantry, then absolutely more power to you.  I wish I were that virtuous and disciplined.  But, just like the lady from where this recipe originated, when I feel up against it, it is carbs I crave.  And I have no qualms indulging…
  • Lemon Butter Chicken

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    So many new places to eat are opening up these days.  Not just in my neighborhood (in which there are a lot of great new places to explore and turn into hangouts…yay!) but all over.  Our local dining scene has never been more vibrant.  It is truly a diners market where one has a dizzying array of choices.  There are those maverick independents whose delicious and creative offerings are the work of a brave soul armed with just his (or her!) passion and the desire to share it.  Then there is the multitude of seeds being sowed by big gutsy restaurant groups – whose…
  • Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Hi!  How have you all been doing?  Good I hope.  I’ve been under the weather this past week.  One of those nasty, unidentifiable bugs that make you feel generally lousy (runny nose, itchy throat, achy body) but not lousy enough to render you totally bedridden.  And if I’m not feeling lousy enough to be bedridden, then you know where I am…doing everything else but.  Slogging through work, going to meetings, cooking for my home (and for my blog…which incidentally is really the same sort of cooking), running errands, and then going to bed at night feeling…
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    Edible Garden

  • Kerala Red Fish Curry Recipe - Meen Curry Recipe Step by Step

    11 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Learn how to make Kerala-style, particularly Kottayam-style, red fish curry (also known as meen vevichathu, meen mulakittathu, meen mulakarachathu) using kudampuli and without coconut. This fish curry is arguably the most popular fish recipe in Kerala, often served with tapioca as kappayum meenum and with rice and curries too. Growing up, this fiery and spicy red fish curry was my least favourite. I preferred fried fish or the fish curry with coconut that taste so good with rice. Now that I have grown up and become more sensible, not to mention increasingly homesick, I often crave this simple…
  • Eggless No-bake Mango Biscuit Pudding Recipe, step by step

    9 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    Learn how to make an easy mango biscuit pudding that's eggless and needs no baking or oven. Since mangoes are in peak season now, I am buying batches of them happily and chomping away. Mango desserts are a favourite for TH and I so I was looking for a recipe that would be easy to prepare and delicious, like this no-bake mango cheesecake that's one of the most successful recipes on this blog.{Check out 8 fabulous eggless mango recipes} This recipe is based on the popular Filipino dessert mango graham cake which my sis-in-law made for the family in large batches when we were all in Kottayam…
  • Baby Potato Biryani Recipe - Make Baby Potato Biryani Step by Step

    2 May 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Learn how to make baby potato biryani, a flavourful and easy vegetarian biryani recipe with baby potatoes. I have also used tomatoes and mint in the homemade spice paste used to prepare this biryani. Biryani to me is special-occasion food. Right from childhood, a biryani meal has always stood for something - the end of exams, a large family gathering at home, a good friend's nikaah, a birthday, lunch after a movie with close friends - you get the drift. A good biryani always stood for something and while I end up making it more often so I can share different recipes on the blog here, I make…
  • Vegetable Sandwich Recipe - Bombay Veg Sandwich, Step by Step

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    Learn how to make vegetable sandwiches the way you get on Bombay (or should I say Mumbai?) street sides, with green chutney, cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and some roasted spices or chaat masala. Sandwiches are a god-send on most days I feel I am too lazy or busy to cook, especially for breakfast. While we love a good dosa and sambar combination for breakfast, I often toast up some bread, slap on a simple spread like coriander chutney or guacamole and call it breakfast. TH loves it and happily has his share with a cup of strong tea. I love it mainly because there's so little effort…
  • Whole Wheat (Atta) Chocolate Chip Cookies, step by step Recipe

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    Learn how to make chocolate chip cookies with whole wheat flour (atta) and jaggery a healthier alternative to regular chocolate chip cookies.I prefer my cookies soft and fudgy, almost like brownies but still holding their cookie-shapes. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is not quite that but it's definitely a super quick way to get a tray full of warm cookies in a jiffy. Ever since I made brownies with atta, I have been sold on the earthy nutty flavour atta brings to baked goods. So more than the health factor, I love the taste and texture when adding atta to cookies and cakes. Jaggery…
 
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    The Gotham Palate

  • French-African Delights in Gramercy Park – Review of Ponty Bistro

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    30 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Ponty Bistro 218 Third Ave. between 18th and 19th St. Gramercy pontybistro.com/212-777-1616 Chef Alhadji A. Cisse has been serving French and African delights at neighborhood spot Ponty Bistro since 2008. His modern takes on both cuisines highlight fresh ingredients with his own updates, twists and turns combining the flavors of West Africa [...]
  • Balzem Brings Mediterranean Delights and Warm Energy

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    26 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Balzem 202 Mott St. in SoHo balzem.com/646-837-7033   The air in Balzem was positive and lively as a few writers gathered for a menu with wine pairings. Wine racks and vintage mirrors lined the walls, and an orange glow filled the room. The warm and intimate space seats 58, with long communal [...]
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    RecipeGirl

  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    24 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Here’s another one of everyone’s favorite posts!  >> Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See Here’s the latest I’ve shared on Parade Magazine‘s blog:  I may have eaten far too much of this LEMON BLUEBERRY POUND CAKE.  It’s a great recipe- it makes three loaves, so you can freeze a couple to eat later… or you can be nice to your neighbors… or you can bring a loaf to a party as a hostess gift!Continue Reading Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | No commentsThe post…
  • Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes

    Lori Lange
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m so happy to include a recipe for the most delicious cupcakes ever for anyone who might have a dairy allergy:  Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes These cupcakes are for my baby boy Brooks’ FOURTEENTH birthday (today!)  It’s hard to believe.  If you have kids of your own then you totally can relate.  You blink twice… maybe three times, and they’re almost ready to get their driver’s license!  We celebrated his birthday last weekend with some of his buddies hanging out at our house for the night.  I made him a lacrosse themed birthday cake that I shared…
  • Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

    Lori Lange
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Everyone needs this recipe on hand to make for barbecues and potlucks:  Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad For as long as I can remember, my mother has been making a similar version of this simple, classic macaroni salad recipe.  It has always been my favorite.  I don’t want anything fancy in my mac salad, so the simplest version works best for me.  You must begin with the small noodles with the hole in the middle (otherwise known as ditalini).  I suppose you could use small elbows too, but I personally love the little guys.  I toss my macaroni salad with a mixture of mayo, mustard and…
  • Grilled Teriyaki Flank Steak

    Lori Lange
    14 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    This recipe for Grilled Teriyaki Flank Steak has a nice marinade that turns out a very tender meat. Is it grilling weather yet where you live?  For us… today = no.  Last week = yes.  Next week = no.  The weather has been a little iffy around here in the Reno/Tahoe area.  We’ve had some beautiful, summery days, we’ve had a little bit of rain, and we’ve had springtime snow too!  It can’t seem to make up its mind.  I’m really ready for warm weather though.  We’ve just had our back deck fixed up and repainted, I’m spiffing up the outdoor…
  • Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

    Lori Lange
    12 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe that everyone will love (even your kids): I’m lucky enough to have my Mom living about 30 minutes away from me now.  I see her fairly often, and she comes and spends the night at my house occasionally.  On one such occasion, she made us dinner.  She whipped up these Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks in nothing flat.  Simple crumbs with salt and pepper, a quick dunk in butter, a roll in the crumbs and into the oven they went.  They came out so crisp and buttery and perfect.Continue Reading Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks... ©2015…
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    Tamarind and Thyme

  • Taiwanese Pulled Pork Buns

    Su-Lin
    24 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This was easy to put together last weekend thanks to the Taiwanese sandwich buns that are sold frozen in many Chinese shops. I bought mine at my local Wing Yip and I’ve found them online (for local delivery only) at Bristol’s Wai Yee Hong. They look petite when frozen but after their session in the streamer, they puff up and you quickly adjust your number of buns per person. I filled mine with a very simple braised pork mixture that tastes fantastic in spite of its simplicity. It’s a bung it all into a pot and leave it deal. And I like to think that as I’m using pork…
  • New York City: The Rest of the Trip

    Su-Lin
    18 May 2015 | 3:41 pm
    My last few days in New York were mainly spent at a work conference in Brooklyn. There were still a lot of opportunities to dine well though! Lunch one afternoon was at Hill Country Chicken, next door to Hill Country Barbecue Market. Their fried chicken was good but not a patch on that at Pies ‘n’ Thighs. I’ve been told I should just get fried chicken at Popeyes rather than these ‘fancy’ places though! That night, I made my way to Chinatown where I went in search of a branch of Xi’an Famous Foods. Their famous liang pi cold skin noodles were excellent and…
  • New York City: On the 4th and 5th Days

    Su-Lin
    14 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    We were starting to take things a little easier on the 4th and 5th days. First up was a visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)… …and its calming Sculpture Garden. I love it. We could have spent all day here and we almost did; for lunch, we stayed in the museum and tried the restaurant on Level 2: Cafe 2. We were impressed with the food in the canteen-like setting (but there’s table service). The restaurants at MoMA are actually part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group and they’re keeping some good company in their portfolio of restaurants. We split…
  • New York City: Day 3

    Su-Lin
    7 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    The morning of the third day started with a visit to Lincoln Center, the arts and culture hub I missed seeing on my last trip. It’s certainly a beautiful space – lucky New Yorkers! After a bit of wandering (and a disappointing avocado toast at ‘wichcraft), we found yet another Dean & Deluca where this time we tried a peanut butter and jelly doughnut from Doughnut Plant. Mmm…now I’ve heard great things about the doughnuts at Doughnut Plant, and especially about this particular doughnut, but it was just too much. The dough itself was overshadowed by too much…
  • New York City: The Second Day

    Su-Lin
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The second day saw us wake up again stupidly early but that meant we could get to Russ & Daughters Cafe before 9am on Sunday for breakfast (no bookings are taken). There we were served by a very serious young man who declared that everything we selected was a “good choice”. Coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice were necessary to get our internal engines going. Are kasha varnishkas a typical breakfast food? Probably not but when topped with a poached egg, it sure felt like one. This Jewish-Ashkenazi dish of buckwheat and pasta and caramelised onions was supremely comforting…
 
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    Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

  • Kale & Pork Ragu

    The Food Hunter
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter I used the rainy weather we had this past weekend in Arizona, as an excuse to stay in and cook up a storm. I made a loaf of seeded semolina bread, a roasted peppered salad, fresh rotini pasta and a warming pork & kale ragu. The ragu was definitely the star of the meal. It was hearty, but not too heavy, and the added kale made it feel almost healthy. The bitter cabbage taste of kale is complimented by the sweet fork tender pork and currants. Slightly adapted from a recipe I saw on Bon Appetite the ragu is a rustic one pot dish that would make a delicious family dinner.
  • Raspberry Almond Cake

    The Food Hunter
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Never miss another recipe or giveaway! Sign up HERE to receive delicious recipes in your inbox. I used fresh raspberries and almond flour to create this lovely springtime dessert that is both delicious and healthy, well as far as desserts go. This time of year I can't resist adding fresh berries to as many recipes as I can specially when it comes to desserts.  The raspberries, baked in the cake add moisture while the ones on top add a slight tartness. Serve it as a casual family dessert or as an elegant option at your next dinner party, either way everyone…
  • Binkley's

    The Food Hunter
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Phoenix has a long list of exceptional restaurants, though none are serving up anything quite like what you will find at Binkley's. Chef Kevin Binkley, known around town for being a food pioneer, uses fresh local produce to create imaginative dishes at his namesake restaurant. Be prepared for unique tastes and presentations; and don't be alarmed when food flash frozen with liquid nitrogen burst in your mouth, releasing irresistible flavor. While you can order anything off the daily menu as an individual item I highly suggest going with the either the 4, 5 or 6 course…
  • Veranda Bar at L'Auberge Sedona

    The Food Hunter
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Arizona has he most striking terrain, composed of mountain ranges, immense dessert valleys and several large lakes and canyons all within a few hours of each other. For me one of the prettiest areas of the state is Sedona, with its red rocks jutting out in every direction. Not only is it beautiful but it also has amazing resorts/spas and dining options. Spending a weekend in Sedona is a nice relaxing way to escape city life and something I try to do from time to time. With five-star restaurants like L'Auberge & SaltRock finding good food is never a problem but there…
  • Mini Pork Meatballs With Feta Dipping Sauce

    The Food Hunter
    13 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Cocktail meatballs are always a big hit at parties but there's no reason to wait for a special occasion to mix up a batch. All it takes is a few simple ingredients, some frying or baking time, and a quick dipping sauce and viola you have the ultimate fun appetizer. Mini Pork Meatballs With Feta Sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 pound ground pork 3/4 teaspoon chili flakes 1-2 tablespoons fresh oregano, minced 1 large egg 1/2 cup oil In a mixing bowl add the pork, chili flakes, garlic powder, oregano, egg, salt and pepper. Add bread crumbs to the pork…
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    Farmgirl Fare

  • Looking Back: A Tiny Tail for Mother's Day

    Farmgirl Susan
    10 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    Baby Cary in the greenhouse on May 19, 2006, age two weeks.Once upon a time I had a little lamb. Her name was Cary, and she followed me wherever I went.This is my twenty-first year living with sheep, and those few months back in the spring and summer of 2006 were definitely the sweetest and most special for me (and for the Nanny Bear).If you'd like to read (or reread) our story, written on Mother's Day a week after little Cary was born, you'll find A Tiny Tail here.Baby Cary and the Nanny Bear in the kitchen garden on May 27, 2006.A very Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out…
  • Tuesday Dose of Cute: Marta Beast

    Farmgirl Susan
    5 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Living up to her name.It's hard to believe it's already been over six months since the last time we spent several hours shearing our beloved guard dog Marta—until you look at her. It's time to get some more doggy downers from the vet and do it again before she gets more matted and the job gets even more difficult.She actually wouldn't look too bad if she would just stay away from all those dirt pits, mud puddles, and manure piles she loves to roll around in, but where's the fun in thatWe used to haul her to the groomer 40 miles away (which was an adventure in itself) for…
  • Monday Dose of Cute: It's Monday?

    Farmgirl Susan
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    Baaaaaaaaaa!Wishing you a calm and peaceful week.More sheep? Here and here.© FarmgirlFare.com, the really wooly (when is that sheep shearer going to call?) foodie farm blog where I'm pretty much the only one around here who actually knows what day of the week it is. Everybody else thinks it's always the same one: Treatday.
  • Friday Farm Photo: Have A Sweet Smelling Weekend.

    Farmgirl Susan
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Lilacs blooming in the kitchen garden.Any plans this weekend? Mine are simple: spend as much time near the lilacs as possible.Because of late spring frosts and early budding during winter heat waves, we don't often get many blooms on the lilac bushes down in our little valley. But this year the show is spectacular. It might just be the best one I've seen during my twenty-one Aprils in Missouri. Everybody's lilacs look fantastic.We had an unexpected hard freeze on Monday night, but most of the flowers on our bushes survived just fine. Even the scraggly old lilac that sits at the base of…
  • Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Fun Weekend.

    Farmgirl Susan
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Visiting young friends (and donkeys) enjoying treat time in Donkeyland. (Love longears? Lots more donkey pics here.)Any plans this weekend? We're staying around the farm as usual (by choice). Joe will be busy with lawn care and yet more vehicle maintenance (not by choice). Last week we had to sneak along the gravel back roads into town in our back up back up vehicle so we could go vote. Sometimes I wish the guys at the auto parts store didn't know us quite so well.On the other hand, lawn care means the grazing fields are also growing up, and that's just what we want this time of…
 
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    Tiny Farmhouse

  • This Week in the Garden – Early May

    Amy
    6 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Ahhhh, to have spring back. And the garden back. A few weeks ago, nearly all of the rails in our split rail fence were in pieces. JR was kind enough to replace all of them, giving us that warm, delusional feeling that the garden is protected from deer. Last weekend kicked off the start of a stretch of warm – um, spring-like, weather here. Not bad for early May! Trees all around the neighborhood are starting to look alive, and our tomatoes were ready for transplanting to larger pots. For the record, blue masking tape does not actually adhere to those little peat pots. Also, I don’t…
  • This Week in the Garden: Late March

    Amy
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Alternately, we could call this post “This Week in Thawing” because we’re not really outdoor gardening so much here. Not to belabor the fact – surely you’ve heard enough about New England’s awful winter, but, yes. There is still snow on the ground here at the end of March. Snowed last night, in fact (though the one inch that dropped is now gone, thankfully). However, what’s left of the four blizzard winter snowfall is such a small amount now that it is actually starting to feel like spring. And we have seeds started indoors, which feels like a small…
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

    Amy
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    On a rainy, rainy night the first week in December, we – and by “we”, I mean JR, me, and 10 others – first sampled the dish that would inspire this one. Ooohs and ahhhhs ensued as the dish was passed around the table, just one bite for each of us, then back to the lucky woman who had actually had the brains to order it. We – all 12 of us – were at Al Forno in Providence for a birthday celebration, and the other Amy at the table – the smart one – scored the winning dish of the evening, called (something along the lines of) Pasta with Pumpkin and Four Cheeses. If you’ve…
  • This Week in the Garden: Early January

    Amy
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:16 pm
    That’s right. There may be snow on the ground, and temperatures may have dipped low enough that when uttered out loud, the temp is prefaced with a curse word, but earlier this week – what seems like an eternity ago now, given the cold blast – earlier this week, we harvested thyme. In January. In New England. We have had cold frames in the past, but this year, with the installation of a new herb bed, we decided to use hoops and a row cover to extend the season a bit. JR drilled holes into the raised bed to provide footings for the hoops, formed the hoops from 1-inch diameter…
  • Happy 2015

    Amy
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Hi there! As we start the new year, I want to thank you for visiting me here, and wish you a year filled with love, joy, and plenty. May the seeds you sow bloom beautifully, may all your meals be delicious (even those on the run – after all, we’re going for the ideal here!). May your days be filled with work you enjoy and when not working, may they be filled with fun, good friends, and time with those you love. And may both the big and the little things in life bring you great joy. Happy 2015 to you!
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    Food Loves Writing

  • Easy Chocolate Cake with Date-Sweetened Chocolate Frosting

    Shanna Mallon
    13 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    I’m going to be honest with you: I stopped feeling inspired in the kitchen sometime last trimester. I’m still into eating, eating is great, but I just don’t want to be the one making the food. It takes so much mental energy to think of what to make. A few weeks ago, on a Thursday night when we had friends coming into town for the weekend, I realized with panic, sometime around 6 or 7 p.m., that we hadn’t planned ahead for dinner and now we had to think of something fast, and then our friends arrived, and I was starving, so we pulled out the Vitamix and blended up…
  • (Baked) Fried Chicken on Mango Avocado Salad + Fight Hunger with Walmart!

    Shanna Mallon
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Even as Tim and I made these (baked) fried chicken salads last Saturday, it was with an awareness that we are remarkably privileged to be able to go to the store, pick out what we want to bring home and then, together, cook it to have something good to eat. Not everybody knows these luxuries. With that in mind, we’re glad to write this post as ambassadors for Walmart’s current Fight Hunger program, one step towards eradicating the real issues of hunger today, with the help of consumers and six key vendors, working towards an overall goal of providing 75 million meals to Feeding…
  • Erin’s Veggie Burgers

    Shanna Mallon
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Blogging gives lots of gifts, but the opportunities to connect with souls you may have never met otherwise has got to be my favorite–and a perfect example of that would be the very lovely Erin Alderson from Naturally Ella. I can’t talk about Erin without gushing because she is at once an incredibly talented recipe developer/photographer and a genuinely kind and thoughtful person that Tim and I are blessed to have sat down with in offline life. Like me, she’s originally from Illinois but now lives somewhere totally different (in her case, California!) because of love. She is…
  • OmniMount Combo Kit (Giveaway!) + Grandma’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Shanna Mallon
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    In the time since we last spoke, Tim and I have gone to our first baby shower together (and it was thrown for us) (!!), hosted our first overnight house guests in our halfway-renovated home, spent time with my side of the family and Tim’s side of the family and been showered with unbelievable future-grandparents-uncles-aunts generosity from both, spent a weekend in Asheville being fed homemade croissants and trying to explain einkorn to total strangers at a giant fair, paid our taxes (ooooouch) and gotten pretty addicted to a new kitchen gadget we’re excited to share here today.
  • Einkorn Rye Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Shanna Mallon
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    I woke up this morning wanting chocolate chip pancakes, so after Tim and I split an apple (fruit in the morning every morning!), these einkorn rye beauties, studded with melted chocolate throughout, were side by side with us at our computer screens. I went with rye because of the bag of rye flour in our freezer, which came in my first Thrive Market order last week. (Short sales pitch: Have you heard of Thrive Market yet? They say they’re Costco meets Whole Foods. And while they’re not paying me to tell you this, we did sign up to be affiliates after joining the service, because,…
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    White on Rice Couple

  • The Ultimate Umami Burger/Cheeseburger

    Todd & Diane
    21 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Our ugly, but incredibly savory, delicious and popular ultimate umami burger now has an update when it made it again this week. This time, it became the ultimate umami cheeseburger, which is updated in the recipe.  For the longest time, we’ve been making the best darn hamburger recipe on the face of this earth (insert personal bias.) We’ve never had a specific name for our homemade burger recipe until someone tagged it as the “magic meat”, but not as in “mystery meat” or “I can’t tell if this is chicken or beef.” Rather, it was to…
  • Favorite Austin, Texas Eats in 3 days

    Todd & Diane
    15 May 2015 | 12:09 am
    Austin, Texas is a city that has a free spirit and personality of its own. Filled with artists, musicians and local food producers, this eclectic city is always one of our favorites to visit and work from. We’ve visited Austin on several occasions for shoots and conferences, but have yet to have the luxury to really dive into the city purely for the food scene. Thanks to a partnership with Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, we were able to focus 48+ hours (including one evening and early morning stint) solely on photographing, exploring and eating the city. On top of that, we were able to eat…
  • Fresh & Vibrant Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    Todd & Diane
    11 May 2015 | 10:51 pm
    This recipe story was originally shared in August 2010 and is one of our most popular recipes. By request of our readers, we’re re-sharing the story with updated info about our favorite fish sauce, new image and a few recipe updates for easier reading.  My Mother has acquired an unprecedented fan base here on our blog since I started sharing her nail-shop-eats escapades and she has absolutely no idea of her devoted following. Mom is not a woman of technology, social media nor simple “hand-phone” use. To explain to her what twitter, facebook, social media and blogging…
  • Kale, Bacon, White Bean Salad

    Todd & Diane
    6 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    It’s been quite a year so far and we’re still trying to grasp the fact that we’re already in May. Not a day goes by that where we are not grateful for doing what we love, whether we’re on a plane heading for a shoot or working locally in our studio, it’s a good life. When we say good, we mean we’re satisfied with our lives and if we can continue doing what we do now until we retire, we’re happy. We remember back during our college days, ambitions were high. It’s funny how our goals and definition of success changed so much within 15 years.
  • Asian Pulled Pork/Kimchi Tacos inspired from Austin Photo Trip w/ Hyatt Place

    Todd & Diane
    4 May 2015 | 12:08 am
    We’ve eaten a fair amount of tacos over last weekend in Austin, Texas and one more fact of Austin food culture that we can secure in our memory books is that the locals here LOVE their tacos. Even at a great morning coffee-stop in downtown, they served breakfast tacos alongside a well crafted cappuccino and hand-pulled espresso. Now, that’s a scene we don’t often find in Southern California. In fact, while our whole weekend was spent shooting with Hyatt Place and eating at the Austin Food and Wine Festival, so many different kinds of tacos were devoured that we left…
 
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    Bay Area Bites

  • East Bay Restaurants Adapt to New Minimum Wage

    Berkeleyside NOSH
    24 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    On March 2, the city of Oakland raised its minimum wage by 36%. At $12.25 per hour, the new wage is the highest in the country — for now. San Francisco matched this wage on May 1, and Emeryville will leapfrog both cities in July. The wage increase was voted into law last November as a part of Measure FF. Over 80% of Oakland residents supported the measure. And while all Oakland businesses are now required to abide by the new wage, conversations about its benefits and repercussions have been most active in the restaurant industry. Restaurants have notoriously small operational budget…
  • Port Kitchens Merges Co-working and Cooking

    Berkeleyside NOSH
    23 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Stepping off the elevator at the top floor of the Kaiser Center mall is like walking into an alternate reality. The doors open up to a quiet, perfectly manicured 3.5 acre garden that is completely hidden from the rest of downtown Oakland. The Kaiser Center’s garden was commissioned in 1960 by Edgar Kaiser, Sr., son of Henry Kaiser, founder of Kaiser Steel and Kaiser Aluminum, to mimic the view Edgar saw of the Rockefeller gardens in his office in New York. Today, the space doesn’t see much action. Occasionally, an event or a wedding will rent out the space, but for much of the day, the…
  • Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

    NPR Food
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Listen to the Story on Morning Edition: http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2015/05/20150521_me_avian_flu_outbreak_takes_poultry_producers_into_uncharted_territory.mp3 An avian flu outbreak is sweeping across the Midwest at a frightening pace, ravaging chicken and turkey farms and leaving officials stumped about the virus’s seemingly unstoppable spread. Now reaching to 15 states, the outbreak has been detected at 174 farms, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Because there’s no vaccine, infected and even healthy birds must be killed to try to stop the virus, forcing…
  • Savoring Seaweeds: What You Need to Know Before Diving In

    Lisa Landers
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    As you may have noticed, nori is the new potato chip. Or at least that’s how marketers are trying to position it. Slightly salty with a delicate crunch, snack-sized sheets of roasted nori have become popular munchies for adults and kids alike. These seaweed “crisps” are crowd pleasers not only because of the taste, texture and low calorie count, but because we figure that eating any kind of vegetable – even if it’s from the ocean – must be good for us. More and more parents are tossing those nifty seaweed snack-packs into school lunch boxes, relieved to have finally found…
  • Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

    NPR Food
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    To discover the new frontier of urban farming, you’ll have to look up — and look sharp — for hanging fruit. Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to persimmons to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other North American cities. Groups like the Portland Fruit Tree Project advocate for public access to existing fruit trees so that people can glean crops that would otherwise go uneaten — an idea some are calling radical. Other groups are more interested in planting new groves of fruit trees on previously fallow city…
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    Umami Girl

  • Perfect Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

    Carolyn
    7 May 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Eight years old, nine, ten. Sunday morning eggs and bacon. The bewitching sputter-gurgle-pop of Mom and Dad’s coffee brewing on the counter. On a bold day, you might ask for a little bit of coffee milk. You’d tip the cup to your mouth with a pinkie aloft, because who was to say you wouldn’t turn out to be that […]
  • On grief, in springtime.

    Carolyn
    1 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    I learned a lot this week. I learned what it’s like to say goodbye to the last member of a whole generation. That it feels like a seismic shift. A sudden reframing of our place in the world. A time to talk about goals and plan big things. That change begets change, all on its […]
  • August in Seville

    Carolyn
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    You might remember when we left Málaga last summer. We belly-crawled like Navy SEALs out of our hotel in the middle of the night and shared the back of a pickup with live chickens as we hitchhiked our way to Seville. Whatever it took to escape to a place more fitting before the clock struck midnight on Cope’s […]
  • A Hot Mess: Grilled Cheese with Sauerkraut and Dijon

    Carolyn
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    Of course I knew it wasn’t a good idea to search “hot mess” on Urban Dictionary. Maybe it’s because I watched the whole two seasons of Broad City in as many days, but I couldn’t stop myself anyway. Turns out it wasn’t a good idea. It was a great idea. Here’s what the top entry said: […]
  • Nut Loaf. Trust Me.

    Carolyn
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Yesterday evening at 5:23 we were slipping pungent, silky pieces of Taleggio onto a few crackers for a snack and settling in to start our homework. Then, in a surge, the lights went out, and everything that beeps was beeping. We heard a noise so loud that I’m convinced I saw it. And the telephone pole with the […]
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    Marx Foods Blog

  • Adobo Merino Shoulder Racks

    Matthew
    24 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    Merino Shoulder Racks with an Adobo-Inspired Gastrique   This recipe takes the sweet, tangy, umami-rich flavors of the classic Filipino braised dish as its inspiration, using them first as a marinade, then in a gastrique sauce for the finished racks.   Ingredients:                       Makes 2 Servings 2 Merino Shoulder Racks 3/4 cup Honey Wine Vinegar 1 tbsp Tamari Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Red Boat Fish Sauce 8 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed 1 tsp whole Black Peppercorns, crushed with a skillet 1 Bay Leaf 1/4 cup Honey 1-2 tbsp Neutral High Heat Oil Squeeze of…
  • Venison Strip Loin w/ Cherry Sauce

    Matthew
    19 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Sous Vide Venison Strip Loin with Cherry Sauce Rich and fruity, this dish is another excellent demonstration of the synergies between venison and deep fruit flavors like cherry and pomegranate. Sous vide is an excellent way to cook game meat because it can help keep very lean meat moist and cooked the way you want it.  That’s why we cooked this dish using a sous vide immersion circulator, but you could sear, then roast the venison instead. Wine Pairing: Napa Cabernet Ingredients:                Makes 6-8 Servings 1 Venison Striploin 1 Bay Leaf 1 sprig Fresh Thyme 1 tbsp…
  • Oyster Variety Guide

    Matthew
    17 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Want to pick an oyster based on flavor, approximate size, or origin? Here’s a handy guide: Pacific Oysters Recommended for their fresh, clean flavor & finish. Name Origin Approx. Size Flavor & Texture Notes Kumamoto WA 2" Sweet, nutty & Fruity, Denser Texture Olympia WA 50 cent piece Sweet, coppery flavor. Highly prized Pacific WA 2½"-3" Mild, clean, briny-sweet flavor Shigoku WA 2" Clean, slightly briny, cucumber-esque Virginica WA 2"+ Briny, sweet, pronounced mineral finish Atlantic Oysters Classic flavors of the east coast. Often have a…
  • Porcini-Crusted Grass Fed Beef Teres Majors  

    Matthew
    14 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Porcini Crusted Teres Majors with Miso Butter, Bok Choy & Beech Mushrooms This miso butter is so addictive, you may end up putting it on, well, just about everything.  It adds extra richness and umami to lean teres majors rubbed with porcini salt, served with caramelized beech mushrooms & roasted bok choy. Wine Pairing: Northern Rhone Syrah Ingredients:                Makes 4 Servings 2 Grass-Fed Beef Teres Majors 2lbs Baby Bok Choy, halved lengthwise 2 tbsp Coconut Oil 3.5oz pack Beech Mushrooms Porcini Salt: 1/2oz Dried Porcini Mushrooms 1 tsp Smoked Salt Miso…
  • Edible Flowers Food Photography Challenge Winner!

    Becca Lee
    13 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    We had an amazing group of bloggers participate in our Edible Flowers Food Photography Challenge and we could not have been more pleased with their entries. Armed with Nasturtiums, Pansies, and our Micro Flower Blend, the bloggers created gorgeous spring creations ranging from quinoa bowls, to salads, to cakes and pies. We were impressed. Thankfully, we didn’t have to do all of the choosing ourselves! All of the photos were put up for a public vote on our Instagram page. It was a super close race, but in the end, Buttered Side Up, Grits & Chopsticks, and The Merrythought came out on top…
 
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    Fine Furious Life

  • A Quick Guide in Getting Car Detailing Service on the Sunshine Coast

    Lke85d
    16 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    When you have a car on the sunshine coast, there will come the yearning for you to have car detailing service for it especially that you want to make it look perfect for your preferences. When you purchase a car in the market, you will only decide on the model and the color of it, […] The post A Quick Guide in Getting Car Detailing Service on the Sunshine Coast appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
  • Getting rid of termites in Brisbane

    Lke85d
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:14 pm
    You should have quite a bit of background termite treatment knowledge, because this will assist you when you budget your extermination as well as deciding whether you should use bait or insecticide first. After recognizing what you’re dealing with, then you should do a comparative study for your favored termite treatment when it comes to […] The post Getting rid of termites in Brisbane appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
  • How to Choose the Best Rhinoplasty Brisbane Surgeon

    Lke85d
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:35 pm
    A few years back, a good friend of mine decided to get a nose job. Rhinoplasty is not even new technology, definitely not in brisbane. People have been getting their noses altered for one reason or another for years. But then she asked, “What rhinoplasty Brisbane surgeon credentials should I look for to avoid complications?” […] The post How to Choose the Best Rhinoplasty Brisbane Surgeon appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
  • What You Need to Know About First Home Owner Grants

    Lke85d
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    What’s a New Home? If you live Down Under and thinking of buying a new home, then you have one amazing perk available to you. It’s called the First Home Owner Grant scheme and those that are eligible can get grants amounting to $15,000. Here’s everything you need to know about it. For anyone to […] The post What You Need to Know About First Home Owner Grants appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
  • Why Good Web Design is Important

    Lke85d
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:25 pm
    You may not realize it yet, but your website is one of the most important investments you can make for your business. Many business owners overspend or under spend on their websites, and they mostly do not have any idea what they’re doing. If you want to hire a good web design agency, have a […] The post Why Good Web Design is Important appeared first on Fine Furious Life.
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    Alosha's Kitchen

  • Kung Pao Chicken

    30 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    Kung Pao Chickenslightly adapted from Serious EatsIngredientsFor the Chicken:1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch chunks (see note above)1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon fine ground black pepper1 teaspoon black soy sauce1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine (can substitute dry sherry)1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon sesame oil1/2 teaspoon cornstarchFor the Stir-Fry:1 tablespoon black soy sauce1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar2 tablespoons water1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon sesame oil2 teaspoons cornstarch1 tablespoon vegetable, peanut, or canola oil,…
  • Chicken Chorizo Patty Melts

    3 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Chicken Chorizo Patty Melts adapted from Sunny AndersonIngredientsPatties:1 pound ground chicken8 ounces fresh chorizo (I use my homemade version)2 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons dried oregano1 teaspoon kosher saltOnions:1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon oil2 large sweet onions, slicedKosher salt and freshly ground black pepperSandwich:4 oblong/rectangular flat breadsShredded sharp cheddar cheeseKetchup, for servingMethodIn a large bowl, gently but thoroughly combine the chicken, chorizo, garlic, oregano and salt. Form into four equal patties, roughly the shape and size of the bread you will…
  • Venison Tortelloni Bake

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Venison Tortelloni Bakeinspired by Nevada FoodiesIngredients1 tablespoon olive oil1 lb ground venison (or lean beef or turkey)1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped4 cloves garlic, minced8 oz fresh spinach, chopped1 14.5-oz can tomato sauce2 teaspoons dried basil2 teaspoons dried oregano1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 teaspoon salt16 ounces refrigerated cheese tortelloni (see notes)4 oz shredded mozzarella (see notes)1 oz finely shredded Parmesan cheeseMethodPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add venison and saute for 4-5 minutes, breaking into small…
  • Southwestern Chicken Stew

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    Southwestern Chicken Stewadapted from Lemons for LuluIngredients1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks1/2 large sweet onion, chopped1/2 red bell pepper, diced1 jalapeno, seeded, diced3 large cloves garlic, grated1/2 tablespoon cumin1/2 tablespoon oregano (I use Mexican)1/2 tablespoon kosher salt1/2 tablespoon chile powder (I use New Mexican)1-1/3 cup frozen corn1 15-oz can black beans, drained, rinsed1 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained, rinsed7 oz can diced green chiles, undrained1 quart chicken broth (or water)1/2 cup half and halfOptional for garnish: cilantro,…
  • Easy Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp Paella

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Easy Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp Paellaslightly adapted and with thanks to Iowa Girl EatsIngredients2-1/2 cups chicken brothPinch of Spanish saffron (SEE NOTES)drizzle of extra virgin olive oil1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped8 oz Mexican chorizo (I use my homemade version)1 large shallot or 1/2 red onion, choppedSalt and pepper3 cloves garlic, minced2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped1 tablespoon paprika1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 cup long grain white rice6-8 oz frozen shrimp (small or extra small is fine)1 cup frozen peasMethodBring chicken broth and saffron to a boil in a small…
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    foodista.com

  • Family Friendly Summer Beverages

    ajeanroy
    24 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Cool and fruity, or creamy and rich, summer sippers can be both tasty and family friendly. We think that they add something special to any party, or even just a fun way to end a summer evening. Using seasonal fruits and herbs, whip up a batch of these tasty drinks and pass them around.
  • 5 Summer Inspired Boozy Cocktails

    ajeanroy
    22 May 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Memorial Weekend kicks off the summer season for many of us. Enjoy these lazy days with a boozy cocktail or two and make it a party! What we love about summer inspired cocktails is the fruity sweetness that comes from seasonal fruit.
  • Patriotic Captain America Ice Cream Sandwiches

    lrodrigues
    22 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    If you are looking for a fun and festive Memorial Day dessert, prepare these awesome Captain America ice cream sandwiches.  Not only are they patriotic but they are perfect for anyone who loves the superhero.
  • Welcome the Long Weekend with Winning Memorial Day Cocktails

    lrodrigues
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Welcome the your long Memorial Day weekend with these fruity tequila cocktails.  Whether you are relaxing by the pool or hosting a family barbecue, these delicious drinks will be a welcome addition to the party. Summer Salute
  • 5 Barbecue Side Dishes to Serve on Memorial Day

    lrodrigues
    22 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    No matter the meal, the side dishes are just as important as the main event.  They are designed to compliment the star dish but also set themselves apart as a contrasting flavor.
 
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    ecomii food & health alternative blog

  • It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    23 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
      Along with all of us, the planet is not getting any younger and the constant assaults on the air, water and soil are rapidly taking their toll! There is no better time to make important changes in the way we do things and as summer outdoor living is upon us, let’s turn our attention [...]
  • Diet Away Erectile Dysfunction

    Neal Barnard M.D.
    9 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Between 18 and 30 million men in the United States have erectile dysfunction. It’s certainly a topic everyone’s familiar with – the image of a little blue pill or two outdoor bathtubs is practically iconic. But most people don’t know that ED isn’t usually caused by stress, alcohol, or performance anxiety, it’s a result of [...]
  • Heart Healthy Salsas for Cinco de Mayo!

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    4 May 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the Fifth of May is a festive holiday in Mexico and for Chicano communities in the Southwest US marking the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Nothing says ‘Southwest’ like chips, salsa and Guacamole and no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete [...]
  • Taking the ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ a Step Further to Prevent Cancer

    Neal Barnard M.D.
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In late March of this year, Angelina Jolie wrote movingly of her decision to reduce her risk of cancer by opting for preventive surgery. While few of us will ever have to stare an 87 percent risk of cancer in the face, as Jolie did, the unfortunate truth is that at some point in our [...]
  • Expo West 2015 ~ Best of Show!

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show, took over the entire Anaheim Convention Center in California from March fourth through the eighth of this year. The event, in its 35th year grew 7.2 percent, shattering records and attracting over 71,000 industry members.  There were more than 2,700 companies [...]
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    Meal Makeover Moms Kitchen

  • Recipe for Hummus, Chicken & Grape Tartines + National Hummus Day + a Giveaway {Podcast #267}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    20 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Bring the healthy flavors of the Mediterranean to your family’s table with this easy-to-make recipe for Hummus, Chicken & Grape Tartines. On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, we celebrate National Hummus Day (May 21, 2015) by digging into hummus: What’s it made from? Why is hummus so nutritious? And what are some easy ways to add it to your family’s diet? And we’re offering a giveaway (3 winners!) for 10 free Sabra coupons and a $50.00 Visa gift card; read on for the details. LISTEN TO COOKING WITH THE MOMS by clicking the play button…
  • Hummus Brownie Bites + Why It’s a Good Idea to Eat Two Heaping Tablespoons of Hummus a Day!

    Meal Makeover Moms
    18 May 2015 | 4:32 pm
    These luscious Brownie Bites are a healthy makeover of classic gooey brownies, but they taste just as decadent. Oh, and they’re made with hummus instead of gobs of butter! How’s that for a fun ingredient swap?Looking for a special dessert for your family with a better-for-you fat profile, less added sugar, and more beneficial nutrients? Look no further than our yummy Hummus Brownie Bites.This is one of our most flavorful makeovers ever!Disclosure: We created this recipe for Sabra and were compensated for the recipe and social media outreach. All opinions are solely our own. So…
  • FREE Trial Membership for THRIVE MARKET + Save up to 50% on Your Favorite Organic & Natural Products

    Meal Makeover Moms
    13 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    Stocking our pantries with wholesome and organic staples just got a whole lot easier and affordable thanks to a new online shopping service called, THRIVE MARKET.And now everyone in our Meal Makeover Mom community can save too!When you visit our affiliate page on THRIVE MARKET, you’ll automatically receive a two-month FREE trial membership and $10.00 towards your first purchase!{Disclosure: As part of Thrive’s blogger affiliate program, we earn a percentage of every paid membership.}As moms, dietitians,  and food bloggers, we’re constantly cooking up easy, healthy and…
  • Food Photography for Smart Phones: 5 Everyday Background Props to Make Your Food Photos Fantastic

    Liz
    8 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    By using everyday items like an old cookie sheet, a cool wooden cutting board, or a pretty cloth napkin or fabric swatch, you can take your food photos from drab to delicious!I recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about food photography for smart phones. As part of my presentation, I emphasized the importance of choosing interesting background props to make your (healthy) food photos shine.Before you think about plates and bowls, give some thought to the background canvas for your food photos. Here are my Top 5 Favorite Background Props:A…
  • Freekeh Salad with Caramelized Cauliflower and Tuna + A Giveway of Simply Ancient Grains {Podcast #266}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    6 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    This Freekeh Salad with Caramelized Cauliflower and Tuna is surprisingly simple, and its bright and flavorful flavors make it an ideal addition to any family’s weeknight dinner rotation.If cooking freekeh, millet, farro, bulgur, quinoa, or other ancient grains sounds difficult or too time consuming, then you’ll definitely want to tune in to this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast as Maria Speck, author of Simply Ancient Grains, provides a primer on preparing these nourishing whole grains and turning them into mouth-watering (and we mean it!) breakfasts, lunches,…
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    SaltShaker

  • Plate o’Beer

    dan
    24 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Roughly eight years ago we met Pete and Amy Slosberg when they came to town to learn a little Spanish and check out the local micro-brew scene. It was in its infancy, and the two of them were part of the infancy of the same movement in the U.S., back in the day (Pete’s Wicked Ale). We’ve kept in touch, and now and again had a quick visit with them when they passed this way. Pete was one of the instigators in creating the South Beer Cup, South America’s answer to the World Beer Cup. This weekend it was held for the fifth time, I believe just for the second time in Mar del…
  • The Synthesis of Eastern & Western Thoughts

    dan
    20 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    I don’t know why, but I had near baseline expectations for this place. There was something about the whole “Asian tapas”, the location, the ambiance, maybe even the name, that just had me avoiding setting foot in Sintesis, José León Pagano 2689, just barely inside the Recoleta line from Palermo. I was sure it was going to be mediocre sushi and faux-Asian lounge food. And no one I know in the food biz has even mentioned the place. So I’m going to mention it here. Go there. Just, go there. This is some of the most creative, pan-Asian food that I’ve…
  • MasterChef Round 5 – Don’t Mess with Culture

    dan
    19 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    Oh, I don’t even know where to go with this one. There was so much stereotyping of cultures and foods packed into this two hour block that my head was spinning. I’m going to go mostly for pictures. We head off, once again, outside the capitol, to Pilar, a not so small town of 300,000 people about 70 km northwest of here. But instead of homes and a huge factory, it seems Pilar is a lagoon, well, more of a pond, because that’s all we see of it, from the obligatory twenty angles. The judges arrive on the back of motorcycles trying to appear nonchalant behind a trio of bikers.
  • Plate by Plate: Puttin’ on the Blintz

    dan
    15 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    Roasted Garlic Panqueque Panqueque: 170 gm semolina flour, 4 large eggs, 300 ml milk, pinch of salt, whisked together, left to hydrate for about 45 minutes, then made crepes using roughly 50ml of batter at a time. Filling: Roasted 1 head of garlic with a splash of olive oil, all wrapped in foil, until soft, about an hour. Cut off the top of the head and squeezed out the cloves, mashed and added to mashed potatoes along with butter and milk to get a soft, smooth consistency. Seasoned with salt and pepper. Sauce: 360 ml cream, 180 ml milk, 6 cloves of black garlic – warmed over low heat…
  • MasterChef Round 4 – The Hunt is On

    dan
    14 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    Oh my god. Soup. You’d think it was The End of Times. Argentines have a bizarre relationship with soup. For the most part, it’s a non-entity. In fact, most Argentine cookbooks don’t include soups in them, and I’ve more than once asserted that it’s the only cuisine on the planet without soup. Stews, one-pot meals, sure, but soup? That’s for when you’re sick, or on a diet. The country’s most beloved cartoon character, Mafalda, has spent the last 60 or so years espousing that “soup is the root of all evil”, or something much to that…
 
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    MANGO and GINGER

  • Red, White and Blue Lemonade for the Summer

    Kit Pollard
    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Every year, as we gear up for our annual friends' trip to Duck, each member of the group picks a summer song. It's a huge production, with lots of emailing and back and forth, and at the end, Alicia makes a mix that we listen to over and over for the rest of the summer.This year, Cooper's song is "American Kids" by Kenny Chesney. It is bouncy and summery...plus it includes a line about a shotgun. Cooper likes shotguns.A few weeks ago, just as Cooper was choosing his song, I got an email from the PR company that reps Blue Chair Bay - Kenny Chesney's rum brand (and the official sponsor of No…
  • Summer's Coming

    Kit Pollard
    20 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    As a general rule, I'm a stickler for tradition. But when it comes to Memorial Day, we like to mix it up. Some years, we just stay home. Last year, we went to Keuka Lake. This year, we're headed to the Fenwick for a few days.As I started making my Fenwick packing lists, I realized that I'd completely skipped writing about a bunch of last summer's delicious exploits. Like, all of last summer's delicious exploits. So here we go with a few of them:Left to right, starting on the top row: Dixon drinking Cheerwine in Duck, as we wait for our house to open; the fish tacos at Sunset Grille in Duck;…
  • Place Card Games

    Kit Pollard
    20 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    This idea, from Food and Wine, has so inspired me:For some great conversation starters, don’t write names on your place cards. Rather, write clues for each guest. For example: “Has encyclopedic knowledge of fried chicken" or "Traveled the farthest to get here.”I am 100% doing this next time I have a sit-down dinner. Since dinners here usually involve the same 7-10 people, and they are all funny, funny friends who can take a joke, I am already laughing to myself about what the cards will say.But why stop there? This opens up a whole new world of place card games. Riddles, word searches,…
  • I Want to Be Here Right Now

    Kit Pollard
    13 May 2015 | 6:41 pm
    SourceThe busier I get, the more I don't want to do anything but sit at a table, outside, under some lights. Without a single cell phone in sight and absolutely no way to access my email.This news is brought to you by a seven-deadline week. Five down, two to go.(Note: does that count as complaining about work? If so, well...not complaining might be the hardest resolution, in the history of resolutions, to keep.)
  • Rose Season

    Kit Pollard
    8 May 2015 | 4:26 am
    I had my first glass of the pink stuff last night. I'm ready. And here's where I want to drink it: Proving that even when your yard includes a messy wall, it can be pretty. (Source)Yes, it's a restaurant. But...that green would work anywhere, right? (Source)Those chairs seem impractical as hell...but I love them. Also, the blue and white curtains. (Source)Teensy colorful patio surrounded by greenery and a pond? Very rose-friendly. (Source)Besides the obvious downside (bugs dropping in your wine), I so love the idea of a ceiling of plants. (Source)This little urban space is completely do-able,…
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    Mango & Tomato

  • Get Ready For Hummus Day: Yellow Squash Roll Ups With Sabra Chipotle Hummus, Tabbouleh & 2 Sauces

    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    There's a National Day for everything from pancakes to cookies to tacos. I usually roll my eyes at such a thing and move along, but when my friends from Sabra asked me to develop a recipe for National Hummus Day that happens to be today, May 21st, I said yes. After all, I've formed a great relationship with this hummus brand (which includes awesome people like Ilya and Stephanie) over the last
  • What To Do With Ramps: Ramp & Almond Pesto

    18 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    A few weekends ago I visited Dupont Farmers Market with my friends and decided to pick up a bunch of ramps. I think I've only had ramps a few times in my life but have never cooked with them. My friend Cecilia suggested I make pesto, and that's exactly what I did. What To Do With Ramps: Ramp & Almond Pesto Ingredients 7 ramps: leaves and white parts, roughly chopped 1/4 cup slivered almonds,
  • Eat Right For Your Sight: Quinoa, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

    14 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    Sight is one of the most important senses I have. It allows me to see the faces of people I care about as well as good looking strangers, experience the beauty of new cities I visit, spot architectural details of both modern and ancient buildings, and of course appreciate the vibrancy of the food I make and photograph. I remember the first time I put on glasses and how things came more into a
  • What To Do With Leftover Pancake Batter: Kimcheesy "Pizza" Pancake

    11 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    A few weekends ago I made pancakes with mango and bourbon maple syrup. They were delicious. Even though I halved the recipe, I still had some of the batter leftover. Instead of throwing out the leftover batter, I saved it in the fridge and turned it into Kimcheesy "Pizza" Pancake the next day. WHAT!? Pizza made from pancake batter!? With Kimcheese!? What's Kimcheese!? Calm down ;) I basically
  • Lemony & Spicy Lamb Loin Chops & LambJamDC

    6 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    How do you feel about lamb? I happen to like it. A lot. Although I don't tend to cook lamb often at home, I tend to order it when dining out. This past weekend I created a recipe for Lemony Spicy Lamb Loin Chops at home because of several reasons: 1) I was invited to attend a VIP event leading to the DC Lamb Jam 2) I was asked to JUDGE DC Lamb Jam (I said YES within a minute) 3) I received
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    SheSimmers

  • Homemade Chili Oil: My All-Purpose Condiment

    Leela
    12 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Busy cooks know this: life is better and easier when you have a pantry full of things that keep for a long time without refrigeration and can be used in multiple ways at a moment’s notice. That is why this fragrant and fiery chili oil (not to be confused with nam prik pao) is always […] ....
  • Lemongrass-Scented Roasted Chicken with Spicy Dipping Sauce

    Leela
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    If the first quarter is any indication, 2015 is slated to be the year I roast more chickens than any of the previous years of my life. I don’t have an explanation for this, and if there was one, I’m sure you’d find it earthshatteringly boring. But if I had to guess, I’d say laziness […] ....
  • Akrapol Suetrong and Chicken ‘Mistake’ Stir-Fry

    Leela
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:10 pm
    A couple of years ago, I was planning on starting a new series in which I ask people what Thai dishes they like to eat or make. But that didn’t happen back then, because my life was pretty much taken over by my book project. But it looks like it’s going to happen—no, has happened—now. […] ....
  • Northern Thai Steamed Rice with Pork Blood (ข้าวกั๊นจิ๊น) – Happy Songkran!

    Leela
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    I’ve been away from the blog for a few weeks due to some travels and other things. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t come back in time to at least wish you all a happy Thai New Year—Happy Songkran, everyone! Songkran won’t officially arrive until April 14th this year. But as I’m typing this […] ....
  • Lemongrass Baked Chicken Wings (ปีกไก่อบตะไคร้)

    Leela
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    This post is brought to you by excitement at the level that is so unreasonable it’s awkward. I just made these wings less than a couple of hours ago. The kitchen and my clothes still smell like them as I’m sitting here, writing. (Whispering, because the wings are within earshot) These wings would have been […] ....
 
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    Be a Wok Star

  • Breakfast And Brunch - Summer Tomato Pie

    24 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Tomato slices are layered with Cheddar and mozzarella cheese, basil, and garlic for a savory summer pie. It is a great way to use up all those extra tomatoes from the garden!
  • Meat And Poultry - Corned Beef And Cabbage I

    23 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    This traditional Irish dish is the centerpiece for many a St. Patrick's Day table. Corned beef takes a long, lovely simmer with potatoes, carrots and cabbage for a hearty and satisfying dish.
  • Desserts - Vanilla Glaze

    23 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Great on Apple Cookies!
  • Desserts - Finska Kakor

    22 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Buttery cookies topped with sugar and almonds.
  • Salad - Summer Pepper Salad

    14 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    This is a great salad for the summer heat. It is light and very quick to make. And even my kids like it. Serve with French bread for a great combination.
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    Unbreaded Site

  • A BABY WRAP CARRIER COULD HAVE SOME HIDDEN BENEFITS THAT WE ARE JUST DISCOVERING

    Sonny Andrew
    22 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    If you are a recent or soon to be mother or father than undoubtedly you have heard or read about the craze that is going on right now with baby warp carriers. Using a stylish cloth to wrap your baby to your body has a number of easily noted advantages. For starters, these baby wraps are quickly replacing the strollers that we once used and which could be unimaginably expensive. The cost difference between a stroller and a baby wrap can hover in the hundreds of dollars. There is also the fact that many parent like the baby wrap because they are able to get around town with their baby, while…
  • Consider Vail transportation options when visiting the great state of Colorado.

    Beth
    10 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    “I just recently moved to the United States and my first course of action was to visit the amazing state of Colorado. I am a classic fellow and so wanted to find the best in Denver limo services and have them drive me around all the amazing highways and into the quaint and picturesque mountain towns. I was not disappointed to find companies that were able to offer me these services as prices that I could easily afford.” Hugh Johnson is a Englishman who came over from Europe to visit the United States. He tells about his experience being in the little mountain towns and what his…
  • If You are Considering Paving a Surface, Choose Asphalt.

    Ben Brannian
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    Countless square feet of space are paved, in the United States.  There are roads, highways, parking lots, and driveways, and all of them must be paved, somehow.  There are a couple of different ways to pave a surface.  Asphalt is one, and concrete is the other.  Each have their advantages, but asphalt may be the better choice, when it comes to paving, and there are a few reasons why this is the case.  If you are needing to get a surface paved, you really should contact Holland Hurst, as they specialize in paving roads, parking lots, and driveways with high-quality asphalt. Asphalt and…
  • Choosing the perfect blinds doesn’t have to be difficult!

    Caroline
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:11 am
    Deciding on the right blinds and window treatments for your home might sometimes feel like a challenge. After all, each home has different window treatment needs and each climate and region has varying needs as well in terms of the types of window treatments that are most appropriate for the climate. Knowing this information, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to make the right decision for the perfect blinds and shades for your home. What can you do to make this decision making process easier? Work with the blinds experts at Blinds and Designs to make the wisest choices for your window…
  • New Blinds or Shutters can Make or Break Your Home’s Appearance.

    Ben Brannian
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Accessories make or break your home, in terms of its appearance.  When it comes to accessories, nothing has a bigger impact on your home’s aesthetic than the window treatments.  Window treatments accent the windows and can complement various other different features of your home’s interior.  Blinds are clearly one of the most popular window coverings today, and they have definite practical and aesthetic benefits.  That being said, there are countless other different styles of window coverings to choose from, such as shutters, shades, and sheers.  All of these can be found at…
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    In Jennie's Kitchen

  • it’s all happening

    Jennifer Perillo
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Violets seem a little magical to me. Just a few days ago I looked around the yard, and there was no sign of them, though I knew it would be soon. Then I came home yesterday, glanced down, and low and behold, little purple buds peppered the landscape. A thick patch right outside the back […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • the best cornbread recipe, ever

    Jennifer Perillo
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:33 pm
    I’ve attempted cornbread and corn muffins many times over the last couple of decades. None have wowed me enough to make them a second time. The thing is, I love corn muffins. Back in 1994, just before I met Mikey, I had a job as a bank teller at Manufacters Hanover Trust on 14th street. […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • this and that

    Jennifer Perillo
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Here we are, entering the last full week of April. It feels like the month just began with our trip to Montreal. I hope to share some highlights of my favorite places soon (the post has been in my drafts folder for a week now, and it’s almost done!). I thought I’d pop in today […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • Shredded Cabbage, Apple & Toasted Sesame Seed Salad

    Jennifer Perillo
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    I check the farm stand every few days for signs of spring really being here. Back in the city, broccoli rabe is an indicator (more on that, plus a recipe, hopefully next week). In a few weeks, peas may even start showing up, and soon after that, it’ll be time for strawberries. See, the farmers’ […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • daybreak

    Jennifer Perillo
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Moving forward is not as easy as one might suspect. Moving forward means leaving something behind. I found out something last week that I’d been trying to uncover for years. Michael and I were never sure the exact date of our first date. We both knew it was in May. I vaguely remember because it […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
 
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    Marinate Me Baby

  • Vesper

    Danielle Edwards
    22 May 2015 | 11:55 am
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  • Tequila Slammer

    Danielle Edwards
    22 May 2015 | 11:53 am
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  • Brisket Mac & Cheese

    Brian Child
    22 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    As you might have guessed, this food blog is heavily favored to the carnivores of the planet.  The luxurious taste of a well cooked brisket (yes I said luxurious) that still tastes hearty and beefy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Episode 27 | Memorial Day Ex’s & Oh’s

    MarinateMeBaby
    21 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Brian and Dani chat about Memorial Day memories, recipes and cocktails.  @ProperDrinkRun’s Scott Duehlmeier for his #PDR recommendations weekly visit. Check out this week’s episode! Check... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Red Wine Sangria

    Danielle Edwards
    16 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    Sangria comes to us from the Spaniards and the Portuguese.  These cultures have been drinking this for centuries; however, the brandy-spiked drink didn’t hit the shores of the United States... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Midtown Lunch

  • UberEATS expands service up to 59th Street

    KarenL
    18 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    So Uber waited all of two weeks to roll out UberEATS to the rest of Midtown. Since initial launch, they’ve been tweaking their food delivery service, lowering prices (below $10!), eliminating the delivery fee, etc. Apparently they’re comfortable enough to roll out to the rest of Midtown! They claim delivery fees will start next week, [...]
  • Indikitch’s Second Location Brings Dosa Tacos to Midtown West

    KarenL
    14 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    This popular Indian version of Chipotle has expanded beyond its Flatiron store to Midtown West, in the old Ladino space. This real estate has had a LOT of turnover, but Indikitch will most likely be holding its ground for awhile here. With their prices and flavors, it’s a no-brainer for lunch in this area. Be [...]
  • DF Nigerian Brings the Funk to Street Food

    Andrea H
    8 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    We got a hot tip yesterday that a food truck serving Nigerian food had been spotted in Midtown East. Was there really a rare bird like this so close to my office? Why, yes, yes there was. And the DF Nigerian food truck serves some unique food that doesn’t shy away from funky flavors.  The [...]
  • $1 Burrito Alert

    Zach Brooks
    5 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Just got word that the new Dos Toros (on Lexington btw. 45+46th) is having their Grand Opening today- for obvious reasons.  Score $1 Burritos, Tacos, Platos, + Quesadillas until 3pm, and then again from 5pm to 8pm.
  • UrbanSpace brings plethora of flavors to Garment District for next 6 weeks

    KarenL
    5 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Could the weather be any more perfect on Monday for the debut UrbanSpace’s latest batch of open air food stalls in the Garment District? I must have steered clear of these pricy but creative events for long enough that the lineup looks new to me. Sure there’s a couple of known names like Arancini Bros, [...]
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    Burp!

  • Today Everything Changes: An Homage to 15 Years at Marquette University

    1 May 2015 | 11:03 am
    Today, everything changes.I'm leaving my career of fifteen years at Marquette University and moving on to start a new chapterMU photo from 10-12 years ago.My officeMy mantra.Me now.as a full-time food & dining writer for OnMilwaukee.com.It's a bittersweet transition. I'm so very exciting to start down this new and exciting path where my passions for food and writing intersect. But, I'm also feeling ALL the feelings when it comes to leaving a career that has made the difference for me in so many ways.So, here's a little homage to the past decade-and-a-half, including some secrets I'm…
  • 4 Recipes In Honor of #InternationalWaffleDay

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    It's International Waffle Day.  So, there's no better time to think about... waffles. And, lest you think they're just for breakfast, we'd like to help to change your mind.If you're a fan, you definitely want to check out these recipes.Cornmeal WafflesLet's start off with the basics -- a good solid waffle. These cornmeal waffles are light. And crisp. And flavorful. And the cornmeal gives them just the right amount of "oomph" to push them right past "good" and so far into "fabulous" that we have to just take a moment, right now, to reflect.Fried Chicken & Waffle SandwichThis beauty…
  • Chicken Apple Meatballs with Bourbon Sauce

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We're not here to sell anything.Nor are we here to tell you what to eat.OK -- maybe take that last part back. We are totally here to tell you what to eat. And these meatballs are it.Tender. Savory. And Bourbon!What more do you need to hear?I could sell you on the fact that grated apples add both moisture and a bit of flavor to the meatballs, ensuring they aren't dry.If I tell you they are brushed with butter and baked, does that make them additionally tempting?AND they have cheese in them!  Cheese, people. Delicious Parmesan cheese.What if I told you they keep nicely in a crockpot and…
  • Best of Burp! Top 5 Posts of 2014

    8 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    It's become a tradition for me to sit down for an hour or two, after the new year dawns, and glance through posts from the last year.  It's a good way to review where we've been and start to think about where we'll go in the new year.This year was tough. We were busy with our new business, and there were times when our posts were few and far between.  But, as I looked over posts from the last year, I'm both amazed and grateful to see how many of you kept on coming back to see what we were up to.So, as I lift my glass to 2015, I also lift my glass to YOU, readers. Thank you for…
  • Gorgeous AND Delicious: Pomegranate Cheese Ball

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    When it all comes down to it, I'd rather a recipe taste fabulous than look attractive.  But, I love it when you can have both.This year, I found myself concentrating on working up some new appetizer recipes for entertaining over the holiday season. And one of my favorite recipes just happens to be both attractive AND delicious.In fact, when it comes to looking festive, this cheese ball always steals the show. The cheese ball itself is based on the flavors in one of my own personal "guilty" pleasures -- the Merkt's Swiss Almond cheese spread. Turns out its easy to make, and (no…
 
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    GoodLife Eats

  • Roasted Poblano Cilantro Quinoa

    Katie Goodman
    20 May 2015 | 8:00 am
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  • Books on my Nighstand

    Katie Goodman
    19 May 2015 | 11:50 am
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  • Easy Black Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage

    Katie Goodman
    15 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
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  • Cherry Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

    EmilyD
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
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  • Toasted Almond and Coconut Scones

    Katie Goodman
    9 May 2015 | 7:42 pm
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    Atlanta Restaurant Reviews | Atlanta Food Blogs | Dining in Atlanta

  • Wontons @ Le Fat

    Foodie Buddha
    14 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    Le wontons were le good @lefatatl w/ le @decaturwinedude #dumplings #westside #lunch #foodstagram #foodporn #instafood #foodiebuddha via Instagram
  • Nashville Hot Chicken @ Oddbird

    Foodie Buddha
    13 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Nashville hot chicken… on a biscuit… w/ b&b pickles… in Atlanta @oddbirdatl buddha tested, buddha approved #hotchicken #pickles #weloveatl #westside #biscuits #foodporn #foodstagram #instafood #foodiebuddha via Instagram
  • Short Rib Agnolotti @ St. Cecilia

    Foodie Buddha
    7 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    Agnolotti short rib style; @decaturwinedude may or may not have hand fed me #mickeyandthedude #lunch #pasta #buckhead #FoodieBuddha via Instagram
  • Hotaru Ika @ Tomo (Buckhead)

    Foodie Buddha
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Hotaru Ika @tomobuckhead :: fire fly squid in mustard miso sauce w/ @daviddavid67 @jessroyko #Sushi #Japanese #FoodieBuddha via Instagram
  • Oysters @ Kimball House – Decatur

    Foodie Buddha
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Appetizer #Oysters #OysterSouth #Decatur @kimballhouse #FoodieBuddha via Instagram
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    Cooking In Stilettos™

  • Foodie Find – Brooklyn Creamery Single and Double Cream and In-Store Event #BKCreamery

    Aly
    18 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Brooklyn Creamery. All opinions are my own. When I first started on my culinary journey so many eons ago, I remember scouring the local supermarket in OTown looking for “Double Cream” because one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigella Bites, often used it in the recipes. I’d get the “huh” “whah?” blank stares from the clerks as if I was batty and I knew I wasn’t reading the recipe wrong. Google taught me that while I may love my Brit cookbooks and foodie mags, double cream wasn’t always easily…
  • Celebrating Summer’s Arrival With Turkey Hill Gelato And An Easy Gelato Sundae Bar #TurkeyHillGelato

    Aly
    18 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy. All opinions are my own. There are two factions in my inner circle of friends and family – those that are #TeamChocolate and those are #TeamVanilla. So – let’s say if we were having a party and I had something sweet and chilly to serve, I need to plan accordingly. For the record, I’m neutral – there are days I adore all things chocolate and there are days when only vanilla will do. Recently, I came across this new All Natural Gelato from Turkey Hill Dairy. I have to tell you – while I adore their…
  • Gardening In Stilettos With OXO And An Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe #OXOSpringGardening

    Aly
    15 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    Gardening and I have not always seen eye to eye. One of my friends is a brilliant gardener and everything she plants flourishes. Sadly – I could make a rosemary plant wither and have done so for the past couple of summers. I have always wanted to grow my own culinary herbs and fruit trees such as blueberry bushes and Meyer lemon trees but the patience and attention tend to make me a bit standoffish after many a plant’s demise. Where I live has a lovely balcony that overlooks woods in Manayunk and it’s really quite calming. Not a lot of city bustle, far from the normal hustle and…
  • Lemon Blackberry Baked Oatmeal #BrunchWeek

    Aly
    9 May 2015 | 2:57 am
    Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year! Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads – there is something for everyone! This is our last day of #BrunchWeek and I hope you found some amazing dishes to enjoy for Mother’s Day and on your next weekend brunch.  First – many many…
  • Breakfast Enchiladas With Homemade Enchilada Sauce #BrunchWeek

    Aly
    7 May 2015 | 2:57 am
    Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year! Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads – there is something for everyone! We’re nearing the end of #BrunchWeek but there are still some amazing recipes in the hopper to help you with your weekend brunch plans.  Plus –…
 
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    Kahakai Kitchen

  • A Blogging Break

    15 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Just wanted to let you know that I am taking a bit of a break from blogging.  This week, I lost my mom and I lost a big piece of my heart along with her. She was a wonderful woman and an incredible mom who always loved and supported me no matter what. She loved her family--her kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren, our large extended family, and the many friends that she adopted as family. She loved the beach--whether Oregon or Hawaii. She made the best cookies ever and she gave me my love of cooking and of making and eating soup. ;-) She enjoyed watching me cook and would very…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Love is Red" by Sophie Jaff, Served with Penne with (Vegan) Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

    15 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    Love is Red, and so is the Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce that I am serving up todayinspired by this unique and completely absorbing new novel by Sophie Jaff. So pull up a fork and get ready for a book review and a recipe for today's TLC Book Tour stop. Publisher's Blurb:This electrifying, addictive, and hypnotically beautiful debut spins suspense and literary fantasy into a stunning epic—the first volume in the Night Song Trilogy—ablaze with fear, mystery, and possibility.Katherine Emerson was born to fulfill a dark prophecy centuries in the making, but she isn’t aware that…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Case of The Invisible Dog: A Shirley Homes Mystery" by Diane Stingley, Served Up with a Recipe for Cinnamon-Apple & Almond Topped Waffles (+ Ebook & EGiftcard Giveaway!)

    11 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    What if the famous detective Sherlock Holmes was not a fictional character, but instead was a real person and the world was led to believe he wasn't real as part of a conspiracy to whitewash his existence out of history? And what if your new boss was convinced that she was his great-great-granddaughter, and she wanted to use her superior intellect to follow in his footsteps and solve crimes? Is she eccentric? Is she crazy? Should you try to find another job?On today's TLC Book Tour stop, "The Case of The Invisible Dog: A Shirley Homes Mystery" by Diane Stingley, introduces us to the very…
  • Simple Orzo and Green Pea Soup with Tarragon and Pecorino for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays

    10 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    A quick and simple soup for spring, sure to comfort those sniffles and stuffy noses from allergies. This Orzo and Pea Soup comes from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites. The Moosewood Collective cookbooks are always my go-to cookbooks when I want a quick and easy meat-free soup. Moosewood's simple garlic broth is my go-to soup stock and I try to always have a few pints in the freezer for fast soups. You have to be a fan of green peas for this soup (my sister would hate it!) but if you are, and you use a good flavorful broth, you will like this one.Note: I swapped out the thyme for…
  • Jacques Pépin's Mollet Eggs with Steamed Asparagus

    8 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Few dishes say spring better than eggs and asparagus. Finding a copy of Jacques Pépin's The Art of Cooking, Volume 1 (first published in 1987) for a few dollars at a used bookstore, I had to snap it up. Paging through it, the recipe for Mollet Eggs with Stewed Asparagus immediately caught my eye. Nothing makes me happier than a runny egg yolk, especially when it's put over one of my favorite veggies and a little raft of fried bread. Make the asparagus, the egg, and the bread all locally grown and/or produced and it's even better. A simple and lovely dish perfect for brunch, lunch or even a…
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    Daily Blender

  • A Beginner’s Guide to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

    Kat Vetrano
    5 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    Here at DB, we talk a lot about festivals. Many of them involve standing in line holding plates of minuscule sandwiches or doll-sized fried chicken while of course sipping (sometimes batch) cocktails in every corner of the country. And we’re not complaining. The post A Beginner’s Guide to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • Culture and Language: Learning German at Goethe-Institut [SPONSORED]

    Guest
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    I’m always so terribly intimidated to travel to a new destination without knowing the language. It seems to make my world smaller, my destination... The post Culture and Language: Learning German at Goethe-Institut [SPONSORED] appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • A New Year in Arizona: Exploring Mesa, Phoenix and Tucson

    Jennifer Heigl
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    There is something magical to the end of a year. It’s as if we’re given the opportunity for a do-over, to do away with another twelve months that may or may not have served its purpose. The post A New Year in Arizona: Exploring Mesa, Phoenix and Tucson appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… Portland

    Jennifer Heigl
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Oh, Portland. After a decade, you're finally starting to grow on me. Your rivers, your bridges, your crazy cyclists. The food and drink selection, however, is certainly one of your shiny bits. The post Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… Portland appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • A Taste of Mexico City [SPONSORED]

    Guest
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Mexico City. The heart of a multi-faceted, history-rich country spanning lifetimes. A city so full of life and adventure, from city streets to city eats - where to begin? The post A Taste of Mexico City [SPONSORED] appeared first on Daily Blender.
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    Chocolate & Zucchini

  • Caramelized Sesame Chocolate Bar Recipe

    clotilde
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Not long after my second son was born, I received a message from Audrey, a reader I’d been conversing with via emails and comments, who wanted to recommend a recipe drawn from the French blog La Belle au blé dormant*. It was a recipe for dark chocolate bites garnished with squash seeds, sunflower seeds, and caramelized sesame, which both she and the blog’s author Nolwenn had found instrumental in surviving the first few weeks with a newborn. I read through the recipe and at first the idea of my finding the time and brain bandwidth to make something like this seemed laughable, but…
  • Homemade Croûtons Recipe

    clotilde
    12 May 2015 | 1:42 am
    I hesitate to write this for fear of sounding like I’m bragging, but when it comes to baguettes I am spoiled for choice: within a five-minute walk of my house there are four boulangeries that have won the Best Baguette in Paris award at some point (including one two-time winner!) and three or four more whose baguette skills are very much on par. This means we never want for a crusty, pointy loaf to go with our soups and our cheese and our spreads, but it also means the temptation of buying a fresh one often leads us to neglect the end section of the previous one, which soon goes stale…
  • Parents Who Cook: Emily Mazo-Rizzi

    clotilde
    5 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Emily Mazo-Rizzi is an American who has been living in Paris since 1999, where she was initially working as an Internet project manager. She then went back to the United States for a year to train as a Pilates instructor, and has been teaching Pilates in Paris since 2010. She is married to a Frenchman, Bruno, and food and cooking have always been a central part of their life together. I have known Emily for ten years, ever since she first got in touch as a reader of Chocolate & Zucchini, and over this decade she has become my very own Pilates teacher and a cherished friend. Her…
  • May 2015 Desktop Calendar

    clotilde
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    At the beginning of every month in 2015, I am offering a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month. The desktop calendar is available in two versions: a US-friendly version that features Sunday as the first day of the week, and a French version (shown above) that complies with international standards, featuring Monday as the first day of the week. Our calendar for May is a photo of happy strawberries, grown in actual soil and picked ripe, which means they are as flavorsome and fragrant as they are fragile: this kind…
  • Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe

    clotilde
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Nothing gets my culinary self as excited as finding a recipe that’s versatile, effortless, and uses ingredients I usually keep on hand at all times. And this peanut sauce, submitted to the Food52 site by Phoebe Lapine, is one such discovery. It calls for all pantry items, among which I count the fresh ginger and garlic: I always have a chunk of the former in my fridge (where it keeps for weeks and weeks) and a head of the latter (preferably pink) on my counter. Only the lime juice requires a bit of foresight on my part, but it’s optional (it was a commenter’s suggestion, one…
 
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    David Lebovitz

  • Strawberry Jam

    David
    23 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    I was bequeathed an overload of strawberries from the Périgord – short answer: I bought four baskets and the vendor, whose booth I shop at often, threw in two extra for free, an unspoken equivalent of a carte de fidelité in Paris – so I’ve spent the past few days washing, hulling, cutting and cooking my unexpected bounty. I’ve been making a number of things with them. And while I was chopping and thinking (which are probably the only two activities that I’m able to do at the same time), I realized that while I have a Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam recipe on the…
  • Cranberry Upside Down Cake

    David
    21 May 2015 | 12:51 am
    I have to eat fruit every day. If I don’t, I wither away psychologically. When I was in New York for a while this winter, it was tough because there weren’t a lot of fruits available. I like apples and pears very much, but local pears had finished and while an apple a day may keep the doctor away, I needed something a little more exciting to keep myself as fit as a fiddle. True, there’s usually citrus bagged up in the grocery stores. But being from California, I hate to be a snob (well, sort of…) but I missed all the lovely oranges, Meyer lemons, and tangerines that…
  • Midleton Farmers’ Market, Ireland

    David
    17 May 2015 | 11:41 pm
    How excited was I to get an invitation to be a speaker at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest festival at the Ballymaloe Cookery School? It popped into my mailbox a few months ago and although I had been to Ballymaloe a few years back, I remembered the exceptional food of Cork, Ireland, and the lovely people – which meant there was no way in heck I was going to refuse. Yesterday, which was the first full day of the event, I took 350+ pictures; as I said to someone here, “You can’t take a bad picture in Cork.” The intense green fields and trees, the low-lying landscape,…
  • Liddabit Sweets

    David
    14 May 2015 | 2:49 am
    I was trying to explain to my French other-half what an incubator was. In America, we don’t use the term just for babies, but we use it to describe groups that exist in places like San Francisco, where new ideas are born from creative minds which are often the result of thinking “outside the box.” There are the tech giants, like Apple, Facebook, and Google, that started that way, but it also extends to the food community and you can now find thriving businesses producing everything from bean-to-bar chocolates to organic tofu noodles, and reviving heirloom breeds of…
  • Broccolini, Blue Cheese and Bacon Frittata

    David
    11 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    People see the outdoor markets in Paris and think that everyone does their shopping there. But if you work a 9-to-5 jobs, or whatever hours normal people work (ie: not me), it’s hard to take a few hours off to go leisurely pick out your fruits and vegetables – not including the time waiting in line behind madame, selecting the two figs she is buying as if they were royal bijoux, trying to muster a chuckle at the same joke you’ve heard a gazillion times, when you ask to buy “Five lemons,” and they respond – “5 kilos, monsieur?” – which…
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    Dorie Greenspan - On the Road and in the Kitchen with Dorie

  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Baby Pies and a Couple of Tricks of the Trade

    Dorie Greenspan
    20 May 2015 | 6:05 am
     As most of you know, I cook and bake just about every day.  If I think that what I’m doing might turn out to be a good recipe to share with you, I take notes and then re-test.  But most of the time I’m just cooking weeknight meals for Michael and myself and dinners with friends and I’m not thinking much about measurements, timing or techniques.  That’s what it was like last night when, on the spur of the moment, I decided to bake two little strawberry-rhubarb pies.  At least it was like that until I posted a couple of pictures on Instagram and…
  • Everyday Dorie: Double-Strawberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta

    Dorie Greenspan
    16 May 2015 | 8:55 am
     Why aren't we making panna cotta all the time?  It's such an easy dessert to make.  It's quick - you can get it ready for the fridge in about 15 minutes (yes, you've got to wait for it to set).  It always looks professionally perfect (it's the joy of gelatin).  Oh, and it's delicious, its texture is smooth and slip-through-your-teeth sensuous, it's endlessly play-aroundable and it's naturally gluten-free.  It's also, as desserts go, very low in calories - I know this because The Washington Post lists nutritional info with their recipes and I created this recipe…
  • For Mother's Day: The Beautiful, Doable Strawberry Cake from Baking Chez Moi

    Dorie Greenspan
    6 May 2015 | 5:55 am
     Mothers!  How much do we love them?  Enough to make a gorgeous cake for them?  Yep!And for this Mother's Day, which is Sunday (as if you didn't know), I'm thinking of the Rose Fraisier from Baking Chez Moi.  Strawberries are in the market, roses are traditional, the cake is doable, meant to be made in stages, it's beautiful and, best, best of all: It's delicious!The Fraisier is the traditional French strawberry cake - if you were in France now, you'd find it in every pastry shop.  In fact, if you were in France now, every food magazine would have something…
  • Everyday Dorie: Hummus Pancakes For Just About Anytime

    Dorie Greenspan
    4 May 2015 | 5:29 am
     This is the latest version of a recipe I've been playing with for over 20 years - my personal proof that good ideas have staying power.  Essentially, it's a quickly made hummus (use a food processor or blender), highly seasoned and turned into a pancake batter with the addition of flour and eggs.  Served with a tahini mayo, which can be spreadable or pourable (just add more or less milk), these can be an elegant starter or fun finger food.  It can go with wine or beer, tailgate or tailored dinner.  In other words, it's fun, easy, surprising and really delicious.Here…
  • Everyday Dorie: Quick and Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

    Dorie Greenspan
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    Anyone who's baked along with me for a while knows that I adore shortbread. I love the simplicity, the texture (that characteristic sandiness and the way each bite kind of melts away) and, of course, the taste. Although, having written that, I realize that except for shortbread's full-butter flavor, its taste is a variable, an almost infinitely variable variable. Few recipes are as play-aroundable as shortbread.The shortbread recipe I created for my Everyday Dorie column in The Washington Post Food section is a great basic. A quick-to-make recipe that you can easily make your own. I've given…
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    Alexander Lobrano

  • Lucas Carton | The Rejuvenation of a Mythic Parisian Table, A-

    Alexander Lobrano
    24 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    They’re few dining rooms in Paris that are so deeply invested with a long and mostly very happy album of memories for me than Lucas Carton, the magnificent landmarked restaurant with a spectacular art-nouveau decor by Louis Majorelle just across the street from the Église de la Madeleine in the heart of the city. So I was a little anxious when I went to dinner here the other night for the first time in a very long time–my purse doesn’t allow me to be a regular, and ultimately relieved but not surprised to rediscover that young chef Julien Dumas’s cooking makes him a…
  • Benoit |The Definition of a Paris Bistro

    Alexander Lobrano
    9 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    @ Pierre Monetta Paris without Benoit, a wonderful old bistro on the edge of the Marais that’s been in business since 1912, would be almost as unimaginable to me as Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Why? Though I’ve occasionally had a bone or two to pick with Benoit through the years, it remains an august monument to the eternal goodness of Parisian bistro cooking. And that’s why today I’m grateful to Alain Ducasse for taking it over in 2005. I was a bit skeptical at the time–after all, what could Ducasse bring to a bistro register as brilliant as the one…
  • East Mamma | Good Casual Italian Dining in Paris, B

    Alexander Lobrano
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    “Before, there were just a few really good Italian tables in Paris, but they were also really expensive, or the usual neighborhood Italian places, which were generally pretty mediocre,” says Tigrane Seydoux, co-owner with business partner Victor Lugger of the hugely successful new East Mamma restaurant just across the street from the Square Trousseau in the 11th Arrondissement. “So our idea was to open a ‘casual-dining’ sort of restaurant inspired by the trattorias of Italy that offered good food made with really great Italian produce, which we import ourselves,…
  • La Marée Jeanne | A Good Catch for Seafood Lovers in Les Halles, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Seafood in Paris is so popular that I was more amused than taken aback when my butcher recently confided that he increasingly prefers fish to meat. It’s no surprise then that innovative and charming Paris restaurateur Frédéric Hubig-Schall’s new restaurant La Marée Jeanne has been packed ever since it opened in early March. Since I love seafood, and the accomplished Hubig-Schall also owns Astier, Jeanne A, Jeanne B and Sassotondo, I was especially eager to discover his newest table when I went to dinner there with Bruno the other night. What we discovered tucked away in a side…
  • L’Amarante | Chef Christophe Philippe’s Superb New Bistro, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    It was a nice surprise when I learned that L’Amarante, chef Christophe Philippe’s new bistro in a quiet street not from from the Bastille, is open on Sunday nights. Why? If Monday and Saturday are my least favorite nights of the week to go out to dinner in Paris, because Monday always feels forlorn and there’s rarely much fresh fish available, and Saturday is too amped up and noisy, my two favorite nights are Thursday and Sunday. On Thursdays, the average Parisian restaurant kitchen is well limbered up and provisioned and the crowd in the city’s dining rooms is still…
 
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    John Talbott's Paris

  • Reviews of Reviews: The week of 18 May, 2015

    John Talbott
    24 May 2015 | 11:02 am
        Monday-Tuesday in A Nous Paris, there was an article on where to drink rum in Paris. Tuesday, in Le Fooding, they celebrated 15 years. In Figaroscope, Emmanuel Rubin’s Hache Menu covered the previously mentioned Maison Plisson.And, in his usual 5 reviews of new places, he gave 4 hearts to two places: the Chinese Pont de Sichuan in the 2nd and the previously mentioned Le Vitis in the 15th.  Garnering 2 hearts each were:  Social Square, 165, rue du Temple in the 3rd, 01.72.22.75, open 7/7, which for 30-35 E (formulas 18 & 23 E) serves items such as gravelax and…
  • Toronto Eats Day 3: Far Niente, not bad for a business lunch.

    John Talbott
    18 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Far Niente is defined by Webster as "pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness" and I guess it was.  For a business lunch for 30 it gave us lots of choices and a chance to yell and carry-on in a private room.         I only tasted the dishes I ordered (it was that kind of lunch) but I thoroughly enjoyed the deconstructed Caesar salad with sautéed pork belly; spicy (truly) spaghetti marinara with asparagus; and citrus cheesecake. No idea of the bill; it was picked up by my professional society.
  • Toronto Eats Day 2: Parts & Labour: a weird meal.

    John Talbott
    17 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Parts & Labour in Toronto is one of those places one one keeps reading about on the web and in print, which supposedly delivers "modern" [in your face] "Canadian cuisine" and I certainly went fully forewarned, for example: dine.TO noted it was "the new cultural hub of Parkdale - the hip west end neighbourhood in downtown Toronto," andtorontolife.com had said that "Chef Matty Matheson's macho resto-bar was one of the early arrivals on Parkdale's restaurant row, and it remains one of the best,"but it also made the contrasting statement that it…
  • Toronto Eats Day 1: Pai (Thai) and the Korean Village: Ethnic food at its best and worst.

    John Talbott
    16 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Pai at 18 Duncan in Toronto was my first meal on my return to my Mother's homeland, aka her "God's Country", aka Canada.  I got there via Khao San Road, where I was headed, when I asked the concierge in my fancy hotel for directions.  Quite nicely, he, hey, he's Canadian, said "You know, the chef moved to Pai, just around the corner?  And it's got a newer feel."  Ah ha, a concierge who knows food stuff.  I entered and the place looked like a dingy Aspen ski bar with a lot of tables, a full bar and announcements of their year…
  • Canada: A paradox and puzzle.

    John Talbott
    16 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Backstory: My family is Canadian; my Mom was born, raised and educated in Toronto from family stock that claimed they were descended from the first female white child born in North America (whose cabin is on the "Ex" grounds) and United Empire Loyalists (the geography of such lineage is but the first of many puzzles); my Dad's folks came thru Ontario long enough on their way in covered wagons (as lore has it) to Iowa and then California (excepting Dad) to have Talbotville and Port Talbot still on Google maps - Talbott and Talbot were 18th century or before orthological…
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    Adrian Moore

  • HERO, Korean drunk food bar, Paris, / The Show must go on? / Last legs

    Adrian
    14 May 2015 | 2:50 am
    Paris is going through a bit of a renaissance lately as any quick scan of local food blogs and trendy websites has been telling you over the months. Coffee house trends, so ubiquitous elsewhere have finally come to Paris, as has casual dining in myriad forms, artisanal cocktail bars, and all forms of comfort food concepts, mostly by expats craving what they couldn't get before, or misguided hipster French 20/30 somethings who spent two weeks in Brooklyn and had a visionary idea of something already businessed out of existence in it's originating country (everyone's an expert). That being…
  • On the road again

    Adrian
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    Bonjour to my small band of intrepid readers.I haven't been updating much lately largely because of my first book project for a great (and hitherto unnamed) publishing company on chefs around Europe. This has meant much planning, travelling and writing, alongside my very demanding day job, which makes my life a bit hectic and tiring at the moment. But it's all for a good cause and soon I'll be able to reveal more details on this project which I think will surprise more than a few people and will most certainly point my life in a new direction. Everything has been possible thanks to those who…
  • Two great New England restaurants mix it up ( Myers + Chang , Central Provisions)

    Adrian
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Being from one side of the Atlantic and living on the other, I'm often wary what to expect when dining out in the US. As a person who has to be up to date on the food world, I'm pretty well informed on what's going on in New York, Los Angeles and to a lesser degree other cities where I have friends or where there might be some new trend going on, or a hot new chef appeared on some list. Often, the best restaurants are French inspired, pale imitations of great bistros in my hometown of Paris, so I tend to shy away from Gallic grub of any sort. This time around, two places caught my eye. The…
  • Bob's Bake Shop

    Adrian
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    I think my new HQ might just well be the latest and greatest project from Bob's Juice Bar head honcho Marc Grossman. His new place, Bob's Bake Shop is a spacious, well designed eatery (eat in or take out) located in the new Espace Pajol just across from the train tracks in a pretty barren (but surely up and coming) part of the 18th. Aside from his great cold press juices, this open daily spot has  light organic fare such as salads, fresh American style cakes, coffee from the Belleville Brulerie, small production beers, and get this, the ONLY hand rolled bagels (sesame, poppyseed, onion)…
  • Blue Valentine

    Adrian
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    The neighbourhood where I've lived for the past few years has gotten its fair share of press and has a plethora of restaurants to choose from, but these addresses are surprisingly bereft of interest (with a few and growing exceptions). Canal-side I find myself going back to tried and true favorites: Holybelly for great coffee and Frenchified Anglo breakfasty comfort foods, Philou, for quintessentially great and simple bistro food with eminently quaffable natural wines, The Cork and the Cavan for the occasional pint (they have the best Guinness in Paris, FYI) and selection of local characters…
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • Fresh Copper River Salmon- Buy Direct

    Fred Gerendasy
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story Bill Webber, a Cordova, Alaska commercial fisherman has launched a new site allowing customers to buy fresh locally harvested fish directly from him. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • A Lavender Farm in Full Bloom

    Cooking Up a Story
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story The Woodland Lavender Farm in Yamhill, Oregon contains an acre of lavender, grown for their oils and flower display. It's an amazing sight to see them in full bloom. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Katrina Blair Interview, Honeybees & More Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    16 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this bi-weekly newsletter, an interview with Katrina Blair, a story about honeybees, what you may have missed on social media posts and our blog. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • A Local Dairy Converts Manure Into Energy

    Curation
    14 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story A local dairy converts manure into energy, creating a lower cost energy source and less impact on the environment. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Training Future Farmers

    Rebecca Gerendasy
    13 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story The Rogue Farm Corps provides hands-on training for students to become future farmers and to learn sustainable farming practices toward other related agricultural endeavors. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
 
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    Tomato Kumato

  • Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad

    emiglia
    18 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Tweet Isn’t it strange how some foods, some dishes, some flavors are associated with a place in time and space? Sensory memory is a strange, strange thing. One moment you’re walking down the street, worrying about something that will turn out to be inconsequential, and the next you catch a whiff of something: roasting peanuts or wet paint or a perfume you smelled once on someone now long forgotten, and you’re transported somewhere, some-when, else. I was back in Toronto last week to visit my friends from my first year of university there — the year before I started…
  • Hotel Stories and A Cheesy, Sausagy Baguette

    emiglia
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Tweet I’ve missed my weird part-time jobs. Weird part-time jobs have been an essential part of my successfully living in Europe for this long. There was that time I corrected (i.e. rewrote) a lettre de motivation for a girl applying for university and essentially had to stalk her in order to get paid. I had a lot of time on my hands at the time and ended up calling her, repeatedly, and even though she pretended to be her own landlord when I called and then e-mailed me saying her wallet had been stolen, I eventually got my money — all 80 euro of it. Success. Then there was the time…
  • How the Grinch (ahem… the French Administration) Tried to Steal Christmas and Failed, Miserably. Also, Magret de Canard.

    emiglia
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    Tweet This is only the second year in the nearly eight that I’ve lived here that I’ve spent Christmas in France, but it’s the first time it happened at least partially by choice. I could have gone home this time. It was physically possible. I suppose that last time, when the French administration let me decide between going home and giving up my visa or staying and keeping it, I also had a choice, but it didn’t feel like a choice, not at all. This year, I didn’t have the choice in the way that many people feel like they don’t have the choice every year. My…
  • Stories from the Préfecture: My Christmas Present to Myself

    emiglia
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Tweet Someday, I promise myself, I’ll write all this down. Someday it will turn into a book. A story. Something funny, where the reader empathizes with the narrator and yet has no idea how to empathize, because how the heck do you empathize with someone who’s putting themselves through so much misery for something so inconsequential? Long story short, and for a lot of different reasons, I went back to the préfecture this month. I didn’t have to go back until July, so there’s no good reason why I would have gone back now, except that I did, and it was important, to…
  • Cucumber, Seaweed, Avocado, Chicken and Ikura Bowl

    emiglia
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Tweet The other day, The Country Boy looked at me with relative shock as I burst out laughing. I’m not without humor; it’s what made me laugh that made him so confused. Le Grand Journal is Canal+’s “news” program in the evening, but the weather girl speaks with a strong Québécois accent and spends her entire segment making plays on words that I don’t understand, much of the weekly world news is presented by marionnette puppets — with a Sylvester Stallone puppet playing every American–, and the “on location” segments involve the…
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    Pham Fatale Recipe Feed

  • 7 Delicious Recipes using Lemon Grass

    21 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    Lemongrass (xả) is very common in Vietnamese cuisine. It is considered a mild diuretic, tonic and stimulant. Lemongrass is typically sold in packs of 5 stalks and can be a bit pricey. Many years ago, we planted and grew it at home.  It was doing quite well, and since it is a perennial, we kept getting fresh stalks. Unfortunately, our dog uprooted and destroyed everything. So, according to my aunt Danielle, we didn't need to buy the plants again. All we need is to buy lemongrass from the market and water root the plants. I peeled the bottom skin layer off the stalks, placed them in a…
  • Polenta Burger Recipe

    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    I think I've said in previous posts that my mother-in-law recently discovered she was gluten intolerant (when she decided to become a vegetarian a year ago) . Her diet has changed drastically but we try to keep her palate happy. Here's a gluten-free dish that doesn't leave her missing bread or pasta. I pan-fried pre-cooked polenta medallions and used them as a substitute for the burger buns. I topped them with melted provolone cheese, sautéed baby spinach and soyrizo (you can replace with real meat). I served the polenta burgers with steamed vegetables, so we had a delicious light…
  • Roasted Cherry Tomato Capellini Pasta

    14 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    The moms at little Aria's preschool gather weekly for lunch so the toddlers get to interact more and have fun while enjoying food together. During these lunches, I've noticed that any round-rod, long strand type of pasta is always a favorite among the little ones. Yesterday, I prepared capellini pasta with roasted tomatoes and it was a true success. I simply sautéed the very thin noodles in butter with spinach and added pre-roasted cherry tomatoes at the end. I completed the children's meal with small-sized meatballs. It was a great, healthy way to get the children to eat their…
  • Cinco de Mayo Inspired Recipes

    6 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces in 1862. The streets in the Bay Area are so colorful for the festivities. I'm inclined to customize our own Cinco de Mayo-themed dinner at home. I recently ordered a Molcajete mortar and pestle especially for the celebration and I'm planning on preparing a lot of guac! Did you know that more than 80 million avocados are consumed by Americans on Cinco de Mayo? I'm sure our family greatly contributes to the statistics! I listed dishes I will very likely prepare today (I'm going to make fish tacos, for sure!). Hope…
  • Carrot and Turkey Rolls

    5 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    If you follow my culinary diary, you'll notice I'm often challenged with what I'm going to serve my husband Lulu. He's a vegetarian and I'm not. So I usually try to make a meatless equivalent for him and the vegetarians in the house. Last week, I cooked carrot rolls; they were obviously vegetarians but also nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free and gluten free. This dish is the meat equivalent I prepared for little Aria and myself and even though the meals look similar; the ingredients are completely opposite! I prepared the meat filling with ground turkey, wood ear mushrooms, breadcrumbs and…
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    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل

  • العاب بنات باربى

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    21 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
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    21 May 2015 | 6:16 pm
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  • لعبة بنات تلبيس

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    12 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - اليوم مع لعبة جد رائعة  انها لعبة بنات تلبيس و هل يمكنك مشاركة  هذاه الفيتاة الجميلة هده العبة؟ ثم عليك الحب بالتأكيد التصميم لهاحتى تحول لها آنسة حديث مع لمسة الأناقة الرجعية! اطافة  لها الماكياج المستوحاة من أعلى رقم ، ثم مسح عن طريق قلم مهذب و اختيار لها اجمل الفساتين مع  تنورة…
 
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    bell'alimento

  • Chicken and Bacon Rotini

    Paula
    20 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Chicken and pasta with bacon. I’m in. Every. Single. Time. What I love about this pasta dish, well it would probably be easier for me to tell you what I don’t like about it. That would be that somebody else wasn’t making it for me. That’s about it. There are so many plus items for this dish. It’s made in less than 30 minutes. You can use leftover grilled chicken and bacon to save time. Before the emails start flying into my inbox asking how does anyone have leftover bacon let me tell you. You have to HIDE a few slices when you’re cooking it for breakfast…
  • Caprese Cracker Bites

    Paula
    19 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    Spring is in the air. FINALLY. Can I get a halleluiah? It’s been a long hard COLD winter and I’m looking forward to all things spring and summer. Including entertaining. We love to have people over all year round but especially when the weather is warmer and the days are longer. Having friends over doesn’t mean things have to be fussy. I’m not into fussy dinners. They’re nice every once in a while (you know when I want to be stressed out to the max because that’s what ends up happening) but for the most part I like jeans and t-shirt kind of…
  • DIY Coconut Lime Salt Scrub

    Paula
    13 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    I love making homemade scrubs all year long but it seems like I really get into them in the spring and summer. Something about showing a little extra skin and all and wanting to be prepared. Yes I like to be prepared. I was a girl scout after all. No one wants to have ashy, grey and dull looking skin right? We took a trip to OBX last month during bike week. The ocean is one of my happy places. I gravitate to it. It’s so calm and peaceful which is the complete opposite of my life in general so maybe that’s why I’m all about the ocean. Deep and salty. Very salty. Which brings…
  • Flourless Black Forest Cake

    Paula
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    Don’t let the flourless fool you, this cake is absolutely amazing, and yes you can make a cake without flour. I have to say (and I’ve probably said this before) but I had my reservations when I first started making flourless cakes way back when. I mean a cake without flour? How and can that even be good? The answer to all the things is YES. This my friends is a whole lot of dark chocolate gluten free goodness on a plate and you should make it immediately. (...)Read the rest of Flourless Black Forest Cake (353 words) © Paula for bell' alimento, 2015. | Permalink | 22 comments…
  • Pink Lemonade Icebox Pie

    Paula
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    With the weather about to start heating up the last thing I will want to do will be to heat up my oven and by default my kitchen. Air conditioning is expensive yeah? I make A LOT of no bake treats in the spring and summer. My sweet tooth can not suffer because I don’t want to spend more on my air conditioning bill. That would be negligent of me. I can’t let that happen, it would be shameful. Hello no bake beauties. These are so simple it’s almost a non recipe. Simple is a good thing so let’s just focus on that. (...)Read the rest of Pink Lemonade Icebox Pie (211 words)…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Blooming Onion Bread

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Found this video recipe and this blooming onion bread looks amazing! Check out the video below: Bloomin' Onion Bread, so gooey so tempting! (via Home Cooking Adventure) Full video and recipe here: http://bit.ly/1dQUmeIPosted by Tastemade on Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:29 pm
    These potatoes are flavored with roasted garlic, lemon and fresh thyme.  They are baked to perfection in the oven.  The result is a potato that’s crispy on the outside and tender in the middle.  Goes well with most entrees. 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 heads garlic, top trimmed 1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges 5-6 sprigs fresh thyme salt, to taste fresh cracked black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut slits on the top of the potatoes, do not cut through. Place the potatoes in a…
  • Filet Mignion with Horseradish Butter

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    This tasty steak dish is easy to make and the beef just melts in your mouth. 2 (5oz.) beef tenderloin filets salt & black pepper, to taste Olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon horseradish Melt the butter and mix with the horseradish in a bowl.  Set aside. Get a cast iron skillet hot over medium heat. Season the filets on both sides with salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Place a drop of olive oil in the pan then add the filets. Cook for 4-5 minutes and then flip. Spoon the butter mixture over the filets and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, let rest for 2-3 minutes…
  • Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake: 1 cup Guinness beer (or other stout) 1 cup + 1 tbsp butter 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar 2/3 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 2 cups plain flour 2 1/2 tsp baking soda Baileys Cream Cheese Icing: 4 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 8oz. cream cheese at room temperature 5 tbsps Baileys Irish Cream Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Melt the butter into the Guinness in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar and take the…
  • Vegan “Parmesan Cheese”

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    This is a great cheese alternative and is easy to prepare. The nutritional yeast adds a nice cheesy flavor to the mixture. Nutritional yeast is inexpensive and you can find it at most health food stores or you can order it online here. 3/4 cup raw cashews 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp garlic powder Add all ingredients together in a food processor and process until a fine meal or powder is formed. Don’t over-process. Sprinkle over your dishes like Parmesan cheese. Will keep covered in the fridge for about a month.
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    The Bitten Word

  • Arugula Salad with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

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    21 May 2015 | 6:55 am
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  • Chocolate Double-Nut Butter

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    19 May 2015 | 6:34 am
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  • Snap Pea Salad with Coconut Gremolata

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    14 May 2015 | 6:14 am
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  • Miso-Glazed Mahi Mahi with Macadamia Nut & Sake Cream Sauce

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    12 May 2015 | 5:21 am
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  • Back from Spain (and Full of Ham)

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    7 May 2015 | 7:03 am
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    Restaurant Recipes - Popular Restaurant Recipes you can make at Home: Copykat.com

  • Pulled Pork Recipe

    Stephanie
    17 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    Love pulled pork? This pulled pork recipe can be made in either a slow cooker, or a pressure cooker. Either cooking method will give you a flavorful roast you will find hard to resist.Pulled pork is so easy to prepare with a pressure cooker. I personally love my Instant Pot. I use it for rice, beans, roast, short ribs, I have even made macaroni and cheese in my instant pot. This is a great way to cook meat during the summer. By using a pressure cooker you won’t heat up your kitchen by cooking in your oven. It also costs less in electricity to use an electric cooker.For this recipe I…
  • Stouffers Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

    Stephanie
    10 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Stouffers Macaroni and Cheese recipe has always been a favorite of mine. I have long wanted to put together a recipe for this classic dish just for you. This copycat Stouffers Macaroni Cheese recipe is made completely from scratch. I know a lot of people want to cut out preservatives and they still want to enjoy their favorite flavors. This recipe uses a couple of types of cheese, and has a wonderful cheese flavor. This casserole then gets baked in the oven and the top can get the wonderful browned bits on top. I know now this dish typically get’s microwaved when you buy the frozen…
  • Captain Ds Cole Slaw

    Stephanie
    3 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    Captain Ds Cole Slaw is a favorite of mine. Whenever people talk about their guilty pleasures, this would be one of mine. Their creamy sweet and savory cole slaw is simple to make, and it tastes wonderful. The summer begs for picnics and cool and refreshing salads. Are you looking for an easy cole slaw recipe? This may be the one you like to dry. This recipe is made simply, chopped cabbage, chopped carrots, and a tangy slightly sweet sauce that is drizzled over these freshly chopped vegetables is hard to resist.I personally am a huge fan of Captain Ds. This is one of the few chain fish and…
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce

    Stephanie
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Restaurant Style Sweet and Sour sauce is very easy to make. I know that when you try making your own sweet and sour sauce you won’t buy another jar. It may seem like a mystery, you know, how to make sweet and sour sauce, but I promise it is very easy to do. You may even have the ingredients on hand if you want to make your own homemade sauce. One of the things I like most about recreating restaurant favorites is that you know exactly what you put in your own food. I know when you try this sauce you will be amazed at how much better it tastes than what you can buy in a jar.Unlike many…
  • Chilis Skillet Queso Slow Cooker

    Stephanie
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Who doesn’t love Chili’s Skillet Queso? We all do. Chilis is known for this famous queso appetizer. You can make this recipe at home, it’s so easy to do, and I will show you how to do it in a slow cooker. Chilis Skillet Queso has to be a favorite appetizer at Chilis restaurant. This recipe has been a menu item for over 20 years. Why not recreate this famous recipe at home. This is a nice change from your standard queso recipe. When you make this recipe in a slow cooker you have the ability to start this dip and let it melt and cook together. This means you are free to work…
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    The Naptime Chef

  • Spring Favorites 2015

    Kelsey
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am going to be taking a little break for the rest of the month and will be back in June. It has been a whirlwind few weeks and I need to stop and catch my breath. I can’t thank you enough for all of the wonderful support regarding the new book and the book tour. I plan to set up a fall tour over the summer so stay tuned for more dates. In the mean time, don’t forget the June 4th signing in Concord, Massachusetts at JMcLaughlin! Here are a few of my recent favorites from around the web for some fun reading while I am out! – The Reed is now open. Perfect for adventurers like…
  • Napa Valley: Part 2

    Kelsey
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It has been two weeks since we returned from Napa Valley and we are still gushing over what an amazing trip it was. Partially because we were without the kids, but also because it was the perfect place for us foodies to visit. Here are a few more details from our awesome trip: The beauty of the time difference was that we were up and at ’em bright and early every morning. This made it easy to grab one more breakfast at Oxbow Market (we were hooked on the breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, and donuts with lavender sugar) before heading to Mumm Napa to start the day with a little bubbly. It…
  • Lemony Strawberry Shortcake for Memorial Day

    Kelsey
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’ll be out of town for Memorial Day this year so I am sharing my very favorite for the season with you right now. Berry season is just beginning here in Connecticut and when it comes around I am all about the strawberry shortcake. It is so. darn. good. Of course, you all know how to make shortcake, of course, but here is my special twist: lemon pastry cream. You guys, it is so much better than basic whipped cream and tastes incredible. Pastry cream can be daunting to many people but I’ve nailed down a pretty simple method for making it. I don’t even worry about using the…
  • Paris with Kids Recommendations

    Kelsey
    13 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This spring I am making for my winter cooped up indoors with some terrific travel opportunities. I feel so lucky and grateful! Last month was Napa Valley, this month I am heading to Paris. The last time I was in Paris I was a 15 year old backpacker with a taste for pain au chocolat. This time I am going with my mother and daughter on a girls trip. I can’t wait! I’ve already chatted with my friend Ellise and plan to meet up with her. And, I have this awesome book that covers nearly everything I need to know, but I’d still love to hear from you. Any recommendations for things…
  • Napa Valley: Part 1

    Kelsey
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last month my husband and I escaped to Napa Valley for a much needed vacation without the children. We love our little maniacs, but everyone needs a break once in a while! My parents bravely stepped in to care for them while we flew west for some wine and sun. We decided to use Yountville as our base of operations and stayed at the Bardessono. It is LEED certified and has a fantastic zen, earthy vibe. The moment we drove onto the property we felt calmer. They greeted us with a glass of wine, walked us to our room, showed us how to use all the extremely efficient amenities, and left us to…
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    Art & Lemons

  • A year of us | day 194

    ArtandLemons
    24 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    day 194 Sunday: coffee, strawberries, yoga, whipped chocolate frosting with the kiddos, second chocolate birthday cake in the oven, more strawberries, glow golf, balloons, wild dancing boys, pizza, cake cutting, presents opened, picnic on the kitchen floor. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is…
  • A year of us | day 193

    ArtandLemons
    23 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    day 193 On the way home from the market, we pulled into the farm stand. “Can I go with you?” “I’m going to be fast, I’m just picking up strawberries.” “I still want to come.” He ran over to the table and inspected the produce. “You can sample one if you want.” she said. I handed him a plump scarlet berry. “How is it?” The whole thing fit in his mouth. “Good,” he managed to say afterward. We carried two quarts to the car. “Here, have another.” “Okay, but can you give me a ripe one this time?” I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will…
  • A year of us | day 192

    ArtandLemons
    22 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    day 192 Half day of school, runny nose, short nap. We watered the garden, he dug into slurry mud then ran to the tree and down the grassy slope and over to the mailbox and round again. The other two practiced their swings and hit balls off the tee. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it,…
  • A year of us | day 191

    ArtandLemons
    21 May 2015 | 6:41 pm
    day 191 The gold foil letters shimmered on the birthday sign taped over the door. He waited two and a half hours after he woke to open his presents. The streamers swayed in the doorway like an awkward couple at their first school dance. Seven, how did he get there so fast? I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because…
  • A year of us | day 190

    ArtandLemons
    20 May 2015 | 5:37 pm
    day 190 On the way to the barn, I remembered something she said. We were deep into a conversation about character. “You know, people don’t change.” “So people only change in fiction?” She sat across the room arms folded across her chest like a card player on a winning streak. “Yes, only in fiction.” Until recently, I thought she was wrong. I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We…
 
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    Very Culinary

  • Triscuit with Cottage Cheese, Pear, and Honey

    Amy
    22 May 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Honey Blackberry Mini Pancake Muffins

    Amy
    19 May 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Individual Tomato and Basil Tarts

    Amy
    17 May 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Olive and Pine Nut Pasta

    Amy
    15 May 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Almond Joy Yogurt Parfaits

    Amy
    13 May 2015 | 3:30 am
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    POPSUGAR Food

  • Kick Back and Relax With May's 11 Tastiest Finds

    Nicole-Perry
    24 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Summer's so close we can almost taste it, so we're ushering in May with a variety of warmer-weather picks. We're cultivating hobbies with a clever gardening app and a new home-brew bible, as well as kicking back with deluxe taco fillings (frozen and already cooked!) from a favorite restaurant, indulging in a nostalgic sweet that'll transport you back to your childhood, and much more.
  • 11 Dinner-Party-Worthy Recipes That Are Really Hard to Mess Up

    Nicole-Perry
    24 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Love to entertain but are a bit of a novice in the kitchen? Add hosting dinner parties to your repertoire by relying on these easy, yet impressive recipes that'll fool your guests into thinking you're a killer cook.
  • How to Make American Flag Fruit Skewers

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    24 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Flag cakes are gorgeous, but they can be time-consuming and can require some serious baking/decorating skills. If you want to be patriotic without turning on the oven, consider these easy berry-marshmallow flag fruit skewers. The ingredient list as well as the prep is minimal, but the results are simply adorable. Take a look and re-create them for your own backyard bash.
  • This 6-Ingredient Grilled Corn Recipe Will Become a Summer Staple

    Nicole-Perry
    24 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Grilled corn on the cob is one of Summer's simplest pleasures. (When made with peak-season freshly picked ears, really that's all one needs to do to have a killer side.) That said, it can be fun to dress it up ever so slightly, like by coating it with parmesan and basil, as in this recipe from Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby's The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes. This book provides ample inspiration to fire up the grill (or heat up a grill pan). Not only does it give recipes for two more variations on grilled corn, but it also tackles grilling pretty much anything and…
  • 15 Pitcher-Perfect Cocktails For Breezy Bartending Duty

    Emily-Bibb
    24 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Cocktails taste better when they're enjoyed with good company, but rather than craft a bunch of different beverages (I mean, who really wants to be stuck with bartending duty all party long?), make pitcher drinks like sangria, margaritas, and punch. All you have to do is make a large batch, and everyone gets a glass on demand. Hooray! Here are a few of our favorites, just in time for that pool party, BBQ, or whatever else you have planned for the holiday weekend. - Additional reporting by Anna Monette Roberts
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Braised Lamb with Radishes and Mint (and Anchovies, but Don’t Tell Anyone)

    22 May 2015 | 6:42 pm
    I had a fantastic appetizer recently featuring lamb belly, radishes, anchovies, and mint, which inspired today’s post. It sounded amazing, but I’d only glanced at the description, so when it came, I was more than a little surprised to see the radishes were fully cooked. This was a new one for me, and I absolutely loved it. Like most root vegetables, radishes don’t have a ton of flavor, but I found them slightly sweet, earthy (duh), and aromatic. Plus, they seemed to have effectively absorbed all the other flavors in the dish. One thing led to another, and I adapted the approach to…
  • Classic Strawberry Shortcake – Thanks, Grandpa!

    20 May 2015 | 5:57 pm
    I was visiting my mom last summer, and overheard her and my aunt talking about making strawberry shortcake using “dad’s” recipe. They were obviously talking about my grandfather, which was surprising, since I had no idea he baked. I remember he did a lot of cooking growing up, but it was things like frittata, meat sauce, or polenta. I never once saw him bake anything sweet. Nevertheless, he apparently gets credit for inventing our official family recipe for strawberry shortcake, which I’ve adapted here.What he had done was taken the strawberry shortcake recipe off the box of a…
  • Memorial Day Grilling Special: Hot Dog Sausage aka “Hot Dogage”

    18 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The idea of making actual hot dogs doesn’t really interest me that much. Like French fries, and sushi, I believe hot dogs are best enjoyed out­; preferably at a baseball game, with a cold beer. However, I didn’t say anything about hotdog-inspired sausage hybrids. This meaty mash-up came about thanks to some lamb kebab experiments. The meat mixture is prepared in a similar fashion, and while the seasonings are totally different, the firm texture of the kebab reminded me of a hot dog’s “snap.” I wondered what would happen if I did a skewer-less kebab using the same ingredients that…
  • Baked Apple Roses by Any Other Name Are Something Completely Different

    16 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Every once in a while, I post a video solely based on something I saw online, and these baked apple roses are the latest example. I saw a photo of these somewhere on social media, and using that one image as my only guide, I whipped up a batch, which was a tremendous disaster. I assumed that I could figure these out just by looking at the finished product, but that did not happen. I tried doing them free-form, and they completely unraveled as they cooked. I wish I'd taken some photos, but they basically look like they exploded.So, I decided to find the source of the photo, and see how these…
  • Beef Rouladen – German Engineering You Can Eat

    12 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    For something that looks and tastes as impressive as this beef rouladen, it’s actually one of the simplest stuffed meat recipes I know. Everything happens right on the meat, and after a quick roll and tie, we simmer in the gravy until tender. The beef and fixings flavor the sauce, the sauce flavors the beef, and everybody wins. Regarding the meat, one of the great things about this technique, is that you can pretty much use any cheap cut of beef they have on sale. I used some round steak, but rump, chuck, flap meat, and other similar cuts will work.Tell your butcher you’re making…
 
 
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    Around Mom's Kitchen Table

  • Coleslaw Ham Salad: The Perfect Summer Salad!

    Linda Sue
    24 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Coleslaw Ham Salad is Delicious!Do you like coleslaw? Occasionally, I get hungry for something different. When this happened recently, I searched my fridge and kitchen cabinets until I found the ingredients for the following salad.My family loves it, and it has become one of our favorite quick and easy meals. In winter, a crusty, hot garlic bread is wonderful with this salad. In summer, we have the crackers to keep from heating up the kitchen.Because cabbage is available year round, this delicious salad can be enjoyed any time of the year.To save time, I use a prepared coleslaw mix produced…
  • Colorful Kitchens for Those Who Like More Than One Color

    Linda Sue
    22 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Knives for Colorful KitchensColorful kitchens are becoming more popular. Why? There are probably as many reasons as there are people have colorful kitchens.Some people have more than one favorite color. Some like a multitude of colors.For them, manufacturers have started putting together sets like the colorful kitchen knives pictured above. Actually, these are pretty, and would go with most kitchens.These days, you can add color to your kitchen in multiple ways. At one time, all you could do was paint the walls or add bright curtains, since most kitchen items came only in one color or at…
  • Great Mexican Food Recipes

    Linda Sue
    20 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Great Mexican Food RecipesI've been thinking of Mexican food for some reason. Here are some of great posts on the topic.Homemade Chili for a Crowd: Home made chili gives you the option of serving chili with crackers, or making several casseroles from the chili, including enchiladas or chili macaroni.Mexican Food: Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas: Warm, homemade tortillas, with or without melted butter, are the crowning touches to any homecooked Mexican meal. Making your own means you can control the quality of ingredients and avoid the chemicals in most purchased tortillas.Easy…
  • Egg Substitutes

    Linda Sue
    18 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    There are few things more frustrating than starting something and not having the ingredients you need to complete it. This is especially true in cooking when you run out of eggs or don't have enough eggs, and don't realize it until you are in the middle of a recipe. So, what do you do when run out of eggs? You will either need to run to the store, or use one of the following egg substitutes.Egg Substitutions for Cakes If you bake a cake without eggs, it will not rise properly. For each egg needed, you can substitute two tablespoons of mayonnaise. If you are baking a cake mix that calls for…
  • Egg Food Facts: How to Freeze Eggs and Tips for Cooking Eggs

    Linda Sue
    18 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    What do you do when the grocer has eggs on sale? Buy lots of them, or only a few? Can eggs be frozen? How do you use frozen eggs? How do you cook eggs? Is there a good egg substitute? If you enjoy purchasing eggs direct from a farm, the following egg food facts may be helpfulHow to Freeze EggsEggs that are getting old can be frozen. To freeze eggs, you can separate them into whites and yolks first, or freeze them together. However, yolks need to be broken to freeze well. Frozen eggs should be thawed in the refrigerator. You cannot freeze eggs whole, though. The egg shells will crack as…
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    Always Order Dessert

  • Mixed Berry Vodka Party Punch #Punch4Everybody

    Alejandra Ramos
    23 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    I'm not sure why it is, but Memorial Day kind of catches me by surprise every year. Obviously I always *know* it's coming in some kind of vague end-of-May-ish kind of way, but it still always feels like a treat. After just a few weeks of spring...and roughly 37 months of brutal winter (give or take), the idea that summer is (un)officially starting is basically too exciting for my brain to
  • Chopped Asparagus with Pancetta & Garlic

    Alejandra Ramos
    7 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    I got a lost on the way to meet a couple friends for lunch yesterday (long story), so by the time I finally arrived, the appetizers were already being placed on the table. This restaurant offers up a variety of vegetable appetizers, and they selected a few simple ones--broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans--each prepared in a different way. It was the kind of thing I probably wouldn't have
  • Savory Ramp & Cheddar Muffins

    Alejandra Ramos
    6 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    For the past two mornings, Eugene has forgotten to bring his savory breakfast muffin to work. I baked him a batch on Monday, wrapped them up individually, and then put them in the fridge for him to grab-and-go. Except that he's just been go-ing, without grab-ing. If you decide to make these Savory Ramp and Cheddar Muffins, I urge you not to make the same mistake. These wonderfully buttery
  • Crispy Salty Roasted Baby Artichokes

    Alejandra Ramos
    4 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    I confess that as much as I love to eat artichokes, I've never really been entirely convinced that they're worth the fussy prep. I love to cook, but I'm admittedly kind of lazy in the kitchen, usually going for the easiest (but still from-scratch) option. But the sudden burst of spring weather and produce has gotten me excited to play around with veggies I typically ignore. Quite literally
  • Café con Leche Waffles

    Alejandra Ramos
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Can I tell you about one of my most favorite ingredients in the whole world? It's instant coffee. I seriously love this stuff so much. It's my go-to for adding amazing bold coffee flavor to cakes, cookies, frosting, ice cream, and even smoothies. Even just a tablespoon or so whisked into a recipe is enough to make it taste amazing. And when combined with chocolate? Out. Of. This. World.
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    Joyful Abode

  • Chiquita Banana is having a Sing-Off: My 4-year-old’s Music Video

    Emily Chapelle
    1 May 2015 | 9:53 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chiquita Bananas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   You guysssssssss… we are huge banana fans in this house. If you’ve seen my Tiny Tummies posts , you know that bananas are a frequent star of our tasting plates. They go in our smoothies, lunch boxes, popsicles, and picnics. Bananas all day everyday in this house. I think we buy 4 bunches every week. Well, Chiquita is having a Sing-Off to bring back their catchy 1944 jingle! Be sure to check out the rules for the Chiquita Jingle Contest before you make your…
  • A Recipe for After-School Picnic Fun

    Emily Chapelle
    1 May 2015 | 4:32 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The school year is wrapping up, and as I think about the things I’m going to do with my kids this summer, picnics are high on the list. We can pack a few easy snacks and take off to a park or the pool and just spend some time enjoying each other and soaking up the sun, without having to return home for food. And why is there something SO SPECIAL about eating on a picnic blanket in the grass? I’m not sure why, but it’s kind of magical. So when I dropped my kids off at…
  • Back Home in California

    Emily Chapelle
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Association of REALTORS®. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re a military family, as you know. We move. A lot. We’ve lived in seven different homes together in four different states. And recently arrived in California for the second time (third California home). (This photo was from our last days in Lemoore, CA before moving to the east coast for a year.) I’m not in “Cali” or anywhere else that’s cool enough to have a nickname that conveys popular-kid status. Both times we’ve lived in…
  • Quality Time (In the Little Moments)

    Emily Chapelle
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m writing this post while my son is crying in his room, in a time-out because he threw a box at his sister’s head. Seriously. (Time out in our family isn’t a punishment, but a calm-down period… he was too worked up and upset to even have a conversation, and hitting and flailing, so there was no calmly waiting for him to be ready to talk.) My daughter is outside, playing with her long dress tied around her waist, because she loves wearing dresses every day, even if she’s…
  • 10 Reasons Why Nurses are Awesome

    Emily Chapelle
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. All opinions are 100% mine. I have so many friends who are nurses. It’s one of those professions that travels well, and military wives don’t seem to have much trouble finding nursing jobs when they get to a new base. Nurses are IN DEMAND. As they should be. Here are 10 reasons nurses are awesome. They’re often the first person you see when you go to the doctor’s office, and the person you spend the most time with. Nurses get to know each patient, and connect on a…
 
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    Only Cookware Blog

  • KitchenAid Grain Mill Attachment Review

    Wanda
    20 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    Now this attachment is pretty cool if you want to grind your own grains for making bread or whatever else you are making that requires ground wheat’s and grains. Unfortunately the KitchenAid Grain Mill Attachment has received quite mixed reviews, however we think we have figured out the reason for this. Most people love this KitchenAid mixer attachment, but those […]
  • KitchenAid Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Review

    Wanda
    12 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    We purchased the Kitchenaid Mixer Attachment pack which came with the Kitchenaid Fruit and Vegetable strainer, the KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment and the KitchenAid Food Tray Attachment. We found this to be the most convenient way to purchase these products seeing we didn’t already own them. But the item can be purchased separately as […]
  • KitchenAid JE Citrus Juicer Stand Mixer Attachment Review

    Wanda
    10 May 2015 | 5:27 pm
    You can make your own juice with the KitchenAid Citrus Juicer Attachment. It actually strains all the seeds and pulp although it is not totally pulp free so you will need to strain it through a fine strainer if you  want  really  clear juice. The juicer attaches quite easily to the mixer and sits straight […]
  • KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment Review

    Wanda
    4 May 2015 | 3:35 am
    I have to say that the ice cream maker was one KitchenAid mixer attachment that I was pretty excited about getting. I have always wanted to make my own ice cream but in the past I have only ever purchased those cheap versions that just never seem to work properly. For some inexplicable reason,  I could […]
  • KitchenAid Ravioli Maker Attachment Review

    Wanda
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
    KitchenAid Ravioli Maker Attachment Yet another KitchenAid attachment with very mixed reviews. I think the problem with this one is that you have to get the pasta just right for this to work and many struggle with this. And although you can manually roll out the pasta, what is really needed to get it ‘just […]
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    Hungry Crowd

  • 6 Best Burgers from Bobby Flay, the Burger Whisperer

    Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05:47 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Bobby Flay could be called the burger whisperer. (So could F&W’s Justin Chapple who came up with this genius way to form perfect patties.) His burgers are delicious, juicy and amped up with amazingly creative and delicious over-the-top toppings. Here, six killer recipes he shared with Food & Wine. 1. Nacho Burgers  The name says it all: These burgers are topped with...
  • 7 Must-Try Memorial Day Marinades

    Thu, 21 May 2015 12:53:34 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Give your Memorial Day cookout a flavor boost with a marinade. Here, seven globally-inspired recipes to try. 1. Spicy Thai Marinade with Basil and Cilantro Chef Bill Kim likes to use this spicy, citrus-scented marinade on steak, but it's also great on chicken and shrimp. 2. Puerto Rican-Style Marinade The inspiration for this garlicky marinade was lechón, a slow-...
  • 5 Must-Have Tools for Homemade Pasta

    Wed, 20 May 2015 17:32:22 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Chef Nate Whiting of the new Charleston restaurant 492 is a devotee of fresh pasta (though he admits the virtues of dried pasta as well. "It's Italian fast food," he says). Here he shares five tools he considers essential for making and serving fresh pasta at home. 1. Kitchen scale. Proper and consistent measurement is essential in my kitchen. Volume may vary but weight is always...
  • Show Us How You Summer on Instagram!

    Thu, 21 May 2015 11:36:09 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    That’s it. We can’t wait any longer for summer to start—we’re ready now! Today, we’re launching #howisummer with some of our sister brands like Travel and Leisure, LIFE, Real Simple, Coastal Living and InStyle. It’s our way of spotlighting the best of warm weather—the grilling, the beaches, the frozen drinks (mostly the frozen drinks). And we want to see your best pics! Start...
  • Donald Link's Spicy Pickled Shrimp Are the Perfect Hot-Weather Snack

    Mon, 04 May 2015 16:08:41 -0400
    21 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Louisiana native and chef Donald Link shares his refreshing pickled shrimp recipe—perfect for a hot summer day. Shrimp has always been a big part of chef Donald Link’s life. “My dad would take me out of school on the opening day of shrimping season,” recalls the Louisiana native. “We had a small boat, and we would go out for hours in all kinds of weather. I spent plenty of...
 
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    What's Cooking Blog

  • Slash Your Food Budget Through Creating a Cooking Co-op

    Philly Jones
    10 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    You Hate Cooking But You Have To Eat.If you hate to cook and find that you’re spending way too much time on it then take out is an easy solution for you. Of course, this is a very expensive and often unhealthy way to eat day in and day out. If you still hate cooking but you also want to cut your food expenses drastically, all you have to do is find other people who want to do the same thing that you do. Get together 4-5 people for the best results (in addition to you), and pass around some general agreements and form your own cooking co-op. This means that everyone takes turns buying…
  • 5 of the Best Ways to Make Employees Happy

    Philly Jones
    5 May 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Keeping Your Best Employees Happy Is Important One of the biggest ways to ensure that your business is successful is having happy employees. Keeping employees happy might not seem like the most important step to ensure your success, but you will realize rather quickly that if you want your business to run like a well-oiled machine, it all comes down to the employees. It’s not always easy to keep employees happy, but there are some simple steps you can take to help improve company morale. It’s such an important aspect of your job as a boss, so here’s what you should know about keeping…
  • Getting Fit After Depression

    Philly Jones
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Overcoming The Mental Aspect Of DepressionAnyone who has suffered any form of depression knows that it doesn’t just take its toll on your mind – it infiltrates the body as well. Overcoming the mental aspect is hard enough, and then you have to worry about cleanup duty on your body. Most people who are depressed suffer either weight loss or weight gain, and need to get back to a better state of fitness after beginning the recovery process. This can be just as hard as overcoming depression itself, and there aren’t many medications to help with this. It’s okay, though. There are plenty…
  • Is the Amazon Fire Phone worth It?

    Philly Jones
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    Amazon’s Fire PhoneAmazon does it all. First they were a shopping service and then they expanded to offer not only their range of products from many different sellers, but also an instant video streaming service where you could rent or buy. Then they unveiled the Kindle, first offering eBooks and then expanding to offer the functionality of an Android tablet with its line of Kindle Fire devices. Now they’ve brought a smartphone that many thing will change the game entirely, bringing a new built-in functionality to the smartphone market that no other device at present offers. Instead…
  • How to Fix Your Life after You’ve Been the Cheating Partner

    Philly Jones
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    One-Night Stands Are A Bad Thing When You Are In A RelationshipWhen you’ve had a one night stand or an affair, coming clean to your partner is the hardest thing in the world. You know that you’re taking your relationship into your own hands and you might never get it back. Still, you know that things are going to be even worse if she catches you or hears about it from someone else. You have to be the one to break the bad news. A lot of men are able to suck it up, bite the bullet and tell her what they did. Then comes the haunting questions of what happens afterwards. A lot of…
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    Wholistic Woman

  • 17 Great Recipes for the Grill to Try this Summer

    Wendy Hammond
    21 May 2015 | 1:02 am
    Memorial Day marks the official start of summer, and while for the first few times brats and burgers on the barbecue are nostalgically delicious, eventually you are going to want to branch out. Here are some of my favorite grilling recipes from last summer. As you’ll recall, DH is the Grillmeister in this family! Not Your Same Ol’ Burgers: Cheeseburger Fatty Inside-Out & Upside-Down Burgers Swiss Mushroom Burger Guacamole Cheeseburger Black Thai Burgers with Gingered Shiitakes Meat: Grilled Maple Barbeque Chicken Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Grilled Sausages with Baby…
  • Spring Rejuvenators & Weight Loss Helpers: 3 Anti-Inflammatory Cocktails

    Wendy Hammond
    15 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Lately I’ve been craving juice, so I was excited when this guest post came across my desk! Enjoy! ~ Wendy After a brutally cold winter for much of the country, it’s time to embrace the changing season and cleanse and rejuvenate our bodies with lighter foods, juices and smoothies, says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS. (“The Juice Lady”). What’s considered healthy and unhealthy seems to change on a regular basis, which is why it’s helpful to recognize further studies that confirm previous findings. Most recently, a study by Georgia State University…
  • Is it a Cold or Allergies, and Should I Still Run?

    Wendy Hammond
    14 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    I have officially joined crazy land: DH and I are signed up to run a full marathon in December! Tucson, here we come. The good news is that I am done traveling for awhile and should be able to get back on track for training. The bad news is that I have developed a spring cold It’s kind of ironic, just about the time that I was wondering if it was a cold or allergies, Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy sent me this handy infographic: According to the chart (and my own gut instincts), what I have is a spring cold. The more important question: Should I still run, or wait for it to “run”…
  • Sunday Coffee: A New Weekly Feature

    Wendy Hammond
    10 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer. Or a veterinarian. But mostly a writer. Perhaps I will be one in my retirement someday (a writer, not a veterinarian). I’ve been writing a book in my head for as long as I can remember. Someday I will let it out. But until then, I’ve decided to start a weekly feature here at Wholistic Woman called “Sunday Coffee.” I have fond memories from my childhood of going to my Grandma and Grandpa Leep’s after church for coffee. It was a wonderful chance to talk about all sorts of things with my grandparents, parents,…
  • Fun Friday Finds: Wings from Pavepara

    Wendy Hammond
    8 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Image courtesy of Pavepara Confession: Pavepara actually sent me a pair of wings to try several months ago. However, I am just now posting about them, for two reasons: One, it has been unseasonably cold here in Michigan this spring. Two, you’ve heard of a muffin top? Mini muffins on the tops of arms caused by bat wings are just as unattractive. But with my weight loss, they now fit! And, I’m in love. I get really hot when I run, but sometimes my arms get cold if I start with a sleeveless shirt. So Pavepara’s wings are perfect for keeping the arms warm when just getting…
 
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  • Recipe: Birthday Cake Popcorn — Snack Recipes from The Kitchn

    24 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pin it Every day is someone's birthday, so celebrate accordingly with this festive sweet treat. It's easily concocted on a whim from ingredients found in most convenience stores, but also feel free to mix it up by using other kinds of chocolate candy bars or even flavored pre-packaged popcorn. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure you have some sprinkles on hand in order to up the fun factor. READ MORE »
  • In Defense of Dessert for Dinner — Life in the Kitchen

    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Pin it The beginning of my sophomore year in college, I had a moment that was both mundane and packed with meaning. It was around 6 or 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday; I’d gone to the grocery store to get food for the next few days. Making my way to the produce section, I was hit hard by the sweet, buttery smells floating from the bakery’s gleaming glass cases. I was routinely assaulted by their tempting scents, and almost as routinely, I’d yield. I’d grab a couple cookies or a bear claw for an afternoon snack or to have after dinner. But that day was different. I wanted a piece of cake, and I…
  • 5 Tips to Make Dinner Quicker & Easier — Tips from The Kitchn

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Emily's Ready-To-Cook Kitchen Pin it Getting dinner on the table sounds simple enough, right? And in theory, it should be — but it doesn't always play out that way. Between meal planning, grocery shopping, prep, and making an effort to vary the meals you put on the table, dinnertime can be tough. Here are five tips — from staple foods and tools, to meal templates and a tip for finding new inspiration — to help make getting dinner on the table a little easier for you. READ MORE »
  • Weekend Assignment: Transfer Your Beer from the Primary to the Secondary — The Kitchn's Beer School 2015

    23 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Pin it Today's assignment: Transfer your beer from the primary to the secondary. The Kitchn's Beer School: 20 lessons, 7 assignments to brew your first 1-gallon batch of beer. Sign up & see all the assignments! The Kitchn's Beer School In the last few days, you probably noticed the bubbles in the airlock getting slower and less frequent — a sure sign that the first stage of active fermentation is winding down. The next step is to transfer the beer from that large primary fermentation bucket into a smaller, cozier jug for a few more weeks of conditioning before we bottle the beer. That…
  • Recipe: Funfetti Mug Cake — Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn

    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pin it This Funfetti-inspired mug cake is all about you celebrating you. This version is somewhat healthier than a regular cake because it's made with Greek yogurt and almond milk and calls for less sugar. It's also smaller than a full-sized cake, so if you mindlessly eat the whole thing in front of the TV, the damage is minimal. (Although, a hefty dollop of whipped cream on top never hurt anyone.) The best part? It takes less than five minutes to whip up. READ MORE »
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  • 5 Summer Inspired Boozy Cocktails

    ajeanroy
    22 May 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Memorial Weekend kicks off the summer season for many of us. Enjoy these lazy days with a boozy cocktail or two and make it a party! What we love about summer inspired cocktails is the fruity sweetness that comes from seasonal fruit.
  • Patriotic Captain America Ice Cream Sandwiches

    lrodrigues
    22 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    If you are looking for a fun and festive Memorial Day dessert, prepare these awesome Captain America ice cream sandwiches.  Not only are they patriotic but they are perfect for anyone who loves the superhero.
  • Welcome the Long Weekend with Winning Memorial Day Cocktails

    lrodrigues
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Welcome the your long Memorial Day weekend with these fruity tequila cocktails.  Whether you are relaxing by the pool or hosting a family barbecue, these delicious drinks will be a welcome addition to the party. Summer Salute
  • 5 Barbecue Side Dishes to Serve on Memorial Day

    lrodrigues
    22 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    No matter the meal, the side dishes are just as important as the main event.  They are designed to compliment the star dish but also set themselves apart as a contrasting flavor.
  • 5 Delicious Barbecue Recipes

    ajeanroy
    21 May 2015 | 8:25 pm
    What's summer without fantastic barbecue? From pork to chicken, everything taste better with a little smoky flavor from the grill. No matter if you like dry rub or sauces and brines, there are many ways to make  barbecue your own, special dish.
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    Gigabiting

  • Vicarious Goal Fulfillment: when all that kale gives us the go-ahead to eat more junk.

    Janice
    21 May 2015 | 8:37 am
      Back in January McDonald’s took potshots at the superfood bandwagon. A TV ad opened with a trigger warning: “All vegetarians, foodies and gastronauts, kindly avert your eyes.” The camera moved in for a loving, lingering Big Mac closeup while the voice over assured us that McDonald’s will never pander [...]
  • Hey Kids, How’s That Self-Regulation Thing Working Out?

    Janice
    18 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
        A few years back, we decided to let the food industry self-regulate. Consumers, the medical community, policymakers—everyone was up in arms over rising rates of childhood obesity. With government regulation looming large, the food industry came up with its own plan: the food and [...]
  • Summer Camp Teaches Women and Gays to Eat Like Real Men

    Janice
    13 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
      In a marriage of equals, who gets to hold the BBQ tongs? Women are out-earning their husbands and gays can legally wed in 37 states, but we’re all still bogged down by the sexual politics of meat. That’s why Belcampo Meat [...]
  • Crossing the Border With the Black Market Trader Joe’s

    Janice
    11 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    It starts with the realization that Canada has no Trader Joe’s. The quirky specialty grocer known for its innovative private label products (and the fanatical, cult-like following they inspire) has yet to open north of the border. That means no Speculoos Cookie [...]
  • Random Acts of Generation

    Janice
    6 May 2015 | 9:06 am
      I’m sure you’ve seen random generators. They are, after all, everywhere. You can use them to create names in the linguistic style of Benedict Cumberbatch (Vandlefort Ranklebum! Buckingham Chowderpants!); form your own imaginary jargon-laden tech startup like PourPerform, a web solution for those who like to pour [...]
 
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    Harmonious Homestead

  • Five Things I Know About Keeping Bees

    Rachel
    17 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    1. Bees die. Sometimes they die as part of the natural life cycle and are carried out of the hive by coroner bees. Sometimes whole hives die from cold or starvation, the fate of the bees kept on our property the last two winters respectively. Dead hives are fascinating and beautiful in their own morbid way. 2. Bees can come in a box. Thousands of them hum around a queen trapped in a smaller cage inside the box. The community vibrates, singularly focused on surrounding their leader. Some people find the boxes unnerving, but I feel like they’re a fascinating example of the possibility of…
  • Frog In The Swond – Attracting Wildlife With Water

    Rachel
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    We’re coming upon our third growing season at the Harmonious Homestead property. As I think about the year ahead, it occurs to be that I’ve never shared the most exciting goal we achieved last year. The frog in the swond. When we moved here, our property was like a park. We enjoyed big, beautiful trees and bemoaned the excessive lawn. We watched a few species of birds and wild animals, large and small. Something was clearly missing. Amphibians. The presence of amphibians in any environment indicates clean water, active insect life, and lots of other good things. Despite our area…
  • Printing & the Hand-Made Ethic #MoveOurIgloo

    Rachel
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    I have a new tradition. On Sunday mornings instead of giving to a church plate, I give to a Kickstarter project. Not every Sunday, and not always Kickstarter, but over the last few years I’ve shifted from charitable giving to funding small businesses. Why this is would be an interesting post in itself, but I don’t have time for those mental gymnastics today. I want to tell you about who I’m backing this Sunday. Igloo Letterpress is a small print shop in downtown Worthington. I first met the owner Allison when she taught a workshop at Wild Goose Creative about book making. I…
  • “Science Lesson” {Homestead Haiku}

    Rachel
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Unschool girls in woods. What better teacher exists than Mother Nature? ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “Science Lesson” {Homestead Haiku} is a post from Harmonious Homestead. If you like what you read, please consider supporting us with a donation or visit the Harmonious Homestead shop for ebooks and favorite tools. Thanks! The post “Science Lesson” {Homestead Haiku} appeared first on Harmonious Homestead.
  • Raising Healthy Dogs with HardyPet {Sponsored}

    Rachel
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    What do you feed your pets? The more that I explore and understand human nutrition, the more I consider this question. If I believe that humans are healthiest on a diverse, vitamin-rich diet, doesn’t it follow that my pets would thrive on such a diet too? Our little dog Hawise stopped being interested in dry food about a year ago. We tried switching brands but she was never excited about it. I’m not a fussy pet owner and wasn’t about to get into cooking a fresh meal, but I’d always been curious about raw diets for dogs. With a friends’ encouragement, I started…
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    BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food

  • Oysterpalooza!

    biteclub
    20 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    It’s time for Oysterpalooza! And that means cracking open Memorial Day weekend with a rocking and slurping good time at Rocker Oysterfeller’s annual oyster fest (Sunday, May 24, 2015). With more than a hint of NOLA in its soul, this celebration of the bivalve features five bands on two stages along with a mollusk-heavy menu of BBQ oysters, fried oyster po’ boys, red beans & rice, BBQ brisket, Hurricanes and much more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and kids 6-12 are $10. Find out more online at rockeroysterfellers.com, 14415 Shoreline Highway, Valley Ford,…
  • Return to Ramen Gaijin, Again

    biteclub
    19 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Did Ramen Gaijin just get Rich-slapped? TwitterGoogle+The post Return to Ramen Gaijin, Again appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Seed on the Go Vegan Food Truck

    biteclub
    18 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    (This story about Seed on the Go Vegan food truck appears in the Aug/Sept 2015 issue of Sonoma Magazine) TwitterGoogle+The post Seed on the Go Vegan Food Truck appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Pop Up Dinner Under the Sonoma Stars

    biteclub
    14 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    TwitterGoogle+The post Pop Up Dinner Under the Sonoma Stars appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Naomi Starkman of Civil Eats named James S. Knight Fellow

    biteclub
    9 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    TwitterGoogle+The post Naomi Starkman of Civil Eats named James S. Knight Fellow appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
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    Cooking with Thas

  • Coconut Water Strawberry Lemon Soda

    Thas
    24 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Coconut water and pureed strawberry mixed with lemon soda, refreshing summer drink… Finally, I can say that Spring has started to fade and Summer has started to bloom. After the freezing winter, we enjoy the warm weather to the fullest and want to be outdoors all the time. However, my Man dreads the month of May as he will be down with hay fever and will be seen indoors staying away from all the pollen attack. He was feeling better yesterday , so we went to the beach and had some relaxing time with the Nature. It was beautiful and serene. While strolling along the shore, my Man picked…
  • Onion Coconut Chutney

    Thas
    18 May 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Onions and coconut cooked together and pureed into a chutney, perfect with Dosa and Idli… Chutneys are usually served with Dosa or Idli and a wide variety of chutney recipes are prepared in India. Tomato chutney, coconut chutney, mango chutney, eggplant chutney, the list just goes on… Last weekend, I had the craving for having dosa. I used store bought dosa mix to make the batter and kept it in the oven overnight to ferment. On Saturday, I made dosa for brunch. I wanted to make chutney to serve along with dosa and thought onion would make a good candidate for chutney. I…
  • Carrot Pola or Carrot Egg Cake- Malabar Dessert

    Thas
    13 May 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Carrot pola or pureed carrot and eggs slowly cooked in a saucepan that resembles to a cake, a Malabar Speciality dessert… I was starting to worry if the creative cooking part of my brain has gone into slumber mode. For the past couple of months, I had not been that enthusiastic about cooking. I did cook easy one-pot meals or to be specific “lazy meals” but nothing creative or interesting. If I don’t cook different kinds of food I wouldn’t be able to update my blog. And I absolutely don’t want to see my blog dead. However, this evening after I came back…
  • Eggplant in Tamarind Gravy- Brinjal Pulikari

    Thas
    11 May 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Eggplant or Brinjal cooked in tamarind gravy, one of my favorite veggie side dishes… In my family, this vegetarian side dish is served along with ghee rice or coconut rice along with chicken or mutton curry. Eggplant cooked with spices and freshly squeezed tamarind. This dish is spicy, tangy and delicious. This eggplant side dish can be served along with the following dishes: Recipe for making Chicken Coconut Rice Recipe for making Coconut rice- Vegetarian Version Recipe for making Ghee Rice Eggplant in Tamarind Gravy- Kathirika Pulikari   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 20…
  • Ground Beef and Cracked Wheat Biryani- Bulgur Wheat Biryani

    Thas
    9 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Ground beef and cracked wheat or bulgur wheat combined together in the form of biryani, delicious… As you all know that I love one pot dishes. Especially, these days after I get back from work I only feel like making one pot dishes. I just have to mix everything together and a delicious dish will be ready in not time. The other day, I tried making cracked wheat biryani. I had ground beef, so first I made ground beef masala and then combined it with cooked cracked wheat. I have to tell you, this one pot meal tasted delicious. Ground Beef and Cracked Wheat Biryani- Bulgur Wheat Biryani…
 
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    A Sweet Spoonful

  • Where to Eat in Seattle

    megang
    20 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    It’s getting to be one of the best times of the year to visit Seattle and I have a handful of friends coming in the next six weeks or so, all asking for food recommendations. My mom just visited last week and my dad comes this weekend, so restaurants have been on my mind lately. I thought that I’d long ago put together a list like this of places I like to eat in Seattle but in searching through the archives it looks like that was in a distant dream, so I thought now was the perfect time. I decided to organize this list in categories — Lunch, Dinner, Sweets and Cocktails…
  • Rhubarb Yogurt Cake in a New House

    megang
    9 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    It has indeed been quieter around here than I’d anticipated or planned for but it’s taken us a bit longer to bounce back from moving than I’d imagined. I mentally kept telling myself we were just moving up the street — that it’d be no big deal and I could do small trips throughout the week. And I did this. And it kind of felt like no big deal at the time. But the small trips all started to realllllly add up after awhile. We did have a lot of help on the actual moving day, but by that time I was pretty much ready to lie down in the guest room and take a day-long…
  • Coconut Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries

    megang
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    I spent the weekend slowly packing — working through my office and then moving down to the kitchen. We’ve still got about two weeks until we actually move but I hate leaving things to the last minute and feeling like a crazy person (regardless of how much one plans, doesn’t moving pretty much always make you feel like a crazy person?) So instead of working on freelance projects or doing carefree spring weekend things, I spent some quality time carefully selecting kitchen items I know we can live without for a little while: colander, salad spinner, yogurt maker, madeline…
  • Stuffed Shells with Fennel and Radicchio

    megang
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    I’d heard from many friends that buying a house wasn’t for the faint of heart. But I always shrugged it off, figuring I probably kept better files or was more organized and, really, how hard could it be? Well, I’ve started (and stopped) writing this post a good fifteen times which may indicate something. BUT! First thing’s first: we bought a house! I think! I’m pretty sure! We’re still waiting for some tax transcripts to come through and barring any hiccough with that, we’ll be moving out of our beloved craftsman in a few weeks and down the block to a…
  • A Nod to Spring

    megang
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm
    We started house-hunting about ten days ago, and at the time I had no idea how all-encompassing it would feel. The market is such in Seattle right now that you don’t really get to think about this very large, immensely important decision for a few days (or even overnight, in some cases); you have to either make an offer right away or move on. And I’m not one to make very big decisions quickly. So there’s been a lot of pacing, and trips to the grocery store for bad (but so good) Easter candy consumed late at night while scanning through new listings online. I’ve had my…
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  • Honey Cashew Morning Buns

    lisa is cooking
    18 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
    I like the idea of cutting back on sugar. I’ve been doing just that for a while now. I’ve been baking fewer sweet treats and looking for ways to incorporate natural sweeteners other than refined sugar. So, I was delighted to find out that Joanne Chang’s newest book is all about Baking With Less Sugar, and I received a review copy. She set out to recreate some of her favorites using much less or in some case no refined white sugar. There are no manufactured sugar substitutes here, just... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • White Bean Walnut Spread with Roasted Tomato Tea Toast

    lisa is cooking
    11 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    I was immediately intrigued by the new book Steeped. I love tea. I drink tea often and have cooked and baked with tea as well, and now here was a book full of “Recipes Infused with Tea.” I received a review copy. What I quickly realized as I started reading the book is that not only is it full of clever uses of tea in all kinds of different dishes, it’s also full of just really delicious-sounding food. The Green Tea Noodles in Asparagus Sauce with Goat Cheese Pearls has a couple of genius... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • The Penelope Cocktail

    lisa is cooking
    2 May 2015 | 8:49 pm
    I was delighted to learn about the newest book from Maria Del Mar Sacasa. Her last one was Winter Cocktails, and I’ve had so much fun trying different, boozy versions of hot chocolate and other warming cocktails for cold weather. This new book is the opposite. It’s Summer Cocktails, and I received a review copy. It’s full of refreshing, iced, chilled, and frozen cocktails to enjoy in the summer sun. I’m fascinated with the Shrub Cocktails made with homemade fruit vinegars combined with gin,... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Beer-Battered Shrimp with Spicy Ketchup

    lisa is cooking
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    I’m really good at being a picky eater. That’s been true my whole life. There are certain foods that I never eat and ingredients I always avoid. But, I’m not good at counting calories. I have no idea at all how many calories I consume in a day. I’m completely in favor of eating on the light side, choosing whole grains over refined flour when possible, and minimizing my sugar intake. So, it’s handy to have a good cookbook for lightened up dishes with lists of how many calories, and specifically... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Semolina Cavatelli with Rabbit Ragu

    lisa is cooking
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    I have to warn you, I’m going to gush a bit here. A new book has come along that’s not only about one of my most favorite food topics but is also full of interesting information I’d never read before on the subject. The book is Pasta by Hand by Jenn Louis, and I received a review copy. Even Mario Batali, who wrote the foreword, hadn’t tasted or heard of several of the recipes in this book. Now to explain, the “pasta” in the title refers to traditional handmade dumplings or variations on gnocchi... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
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    La Fuji Mama

  • Almond Cookie Bites (Gluten free and Paleo!)

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ok folks, here’s the next installment of my almond cookie dough base!  Instead of chewy almond cookies, these are little cookie bites that have a bit more of a cake texture, but very similar to their larger counterparts. They still have a bit of chew, but they are lighter with a bit more air to them.  Still delicious and still criminally easy to make!  These aren’t like the almond cookies you may be used to, although I adore those!  These take their name from almond flour being the predominant ingredient, and don’t have any almond extract in them (though almond extract…
  • Chewy Almond Cookies (which happen to be gluten-free and Paleo!)

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    19 May 2015 | 3:42 pm
    I went gluten-free a year and a half ago (along with some other dietary restrictions) on the request of my rheumatologist as a way of naturally reducing some of my body’s inflammatory response (gotta love autoimmune disease!).   Although I haven’t had a miraculous recovery (don’t I wish), I have definitely seen many benefits.  For the most part I have done away with eating things like bread and cake, as a lot of the gluten-free all-purpose flour mixes contain things I’m not supposed to have.  But occasionally I get a craving for something like pie or chocolate chip…
  • Build Your Own Onigirazu + Watch me make one on KSL Studio 5!

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    12 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Remember onigirazu, that cousin to onigiri (Japanese rice balls), that I wrote about a few weeks ago?  Well I’m back, but this time with a formula that will set you free so you don’t need to look at a recipe when making one!   Here it is: Simple, right?  If you want a step-by-step visual, you can check back to see one on my first onigirazu post.  You can also watch me make one in action during a segment on KSL’s Studio 5 which aired today!  I also brought in some of my favorite simple bento and picnic accompaniments to go along with your onigirazu.  (Watch the segment…
  • California Avocado Spring Roll Noodle Salad

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    This week I’m sharing a deconstructed version of Vietnamese fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce, one of my favorite meals on the entire planet, over on The Scoop.  This is a California Avocado Spring Roll Noodle Salad.  It happens to be gluten-free (just make sure the miso paste and chili sauce you use are gluten-free) and could easily be made vegetarian (just leave out the shrimp or replace it with something like marinated and stir-fried tofu).  It’s quick to make and super fresh.  Go and grab the recipe!  California Avocado Spring Roll Noodle Salad
  • Tuna Avocado Basil (T.A.B.) Onigirazu — Picnicking with bentos

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    The Fujilings have traded one addiction for another.  Squirrel and Bug have all but forsaken their love for onigiri and now only have eyes for another—onigirazu.  It’s true, and to be honest, I can’t blame them.  Onigirazu (prounounced “oh-knee-ghee-rah-zoo”) is a cousin of onigiri.  The differences can be explained in the meanings of the names.  Nigiru, which is the foot of the word onigiri, means “to compress or squeeze.”  If you switch out the “ri” in onigiri for a “zu” to make onigirazu, the word changes to mean…
 
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  • Chocolate Truffles

    Kamran
    11 May 2015 | 3:24 am
    My love affair with chocolate began over a decade ago at a mom-and-pop chocolate shop situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The shop, still open today (to my surprise) is a teeny-tiny place easy enough to walk past and ignore. That is, if the door isn’t swung open. After school, each day, I’d take a half-mile trek up to my mother’s workplace; I walked past the small chocolate shop for months with hope that I’d not walk in and clean myself out of my weekly allowance. ... Read the rest of Chocolate Truffles ©The Sophisticated Gourmet 2015. | Permalink | 18…
  • Strawberry Pavlova Recipe & The Book

    Kamran
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    “I oversee the food and drink publishing at Chronicle Books in San Francisco.” I didn’t get it. I thought I was being pranked. My memory heaved me back to a few months prior. I sat alone on the outskirts of Riverside Park, umbrella in hand, where I suavely obnoxiously laid a copy of that morning’s New York Times on the sodden bench. The fog was as thick as stiffly whipped meringue, the air smelled of dog breath and gasoline, and the trusty automatic umbrella I had since middle school graduation saw better days. Despite it all, I patiently waited it out to take a phone call from an…
  • Give Books Campaign & Giveaway

    Kamran
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Before I begin anything, I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who reached out to me and shared their support and love because of my last post. I can’t express how thankful I am for all of you and how honored I am to be trusted with your stories, as well. For those of you that haven’t received a response to your emails, I promise— I’m on it! So today, I’m doing things a little differently… No recipe, but a big ol’ thank you celebration in the form of a giveaway. This post is to celebrate Hand Made Baking coming out on the 25th, but most importantly— it’s to…
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Swiss Roll + More [VIDEO]

    Kamran
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    A little while back, I posted a self portrait on Instagram with a caption describing my instinctive desire for authenticity. Admittedly, this need was brought into the foreground because of a sore heart and selfishness— a positive form of the latter, at least. This isn’t an entry of tear-thick protestations, or even a speech. Rather, it’s one of celebration, acceptance, and most importantly: clarity. This post is mostly for myself; it’s to document a nearly decade-long inner fight, and to mark the moment that I march to the beat of my own drum and do what feels right. This post is…
  • Heartbreak Raspberry Cream Scones

    Kamran
    4 Dec 2013 | 7:03 am
    I had to come back and bring you Raspberry Cream Scones. The kind that are speckled with crimson-red berries and are infinitely tender, flavorful, and moist. I love berries, and when I’m stuck in my tiny town with only the grocery store to rely on, I know Driscoll’s will have an exceptional product I can rely on year-round. I know it’s not summertime here, but heartbreak knows no season or the holidays and when it demands you make scones speckled with berries at 6am, scones must happen. It’s as simple as that. The funny thing about heartbreak is that we learn from our mistakes, but we…
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    Wokking On The Run

  • Chinese Food Truck ABC's for Me!!

    1 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
    I trust that we can agree that most food truck ideas originate from either a Mom’s, Grandmother’s, or family heirloom recipe. The same principle also applies to ethnic product recipes like Korean BBQ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chinese Food Service Facts

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    How a Chinese Meal is servedA typical Chinese meal is normally composed of several “main dishes” as opposed to one main dish. Normally, all dishes are set on the table at once and everybody... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fun Food Facts - in Chinese!!

    29 Apr 2015 | 2:46 pm
    In a country as immense as China, the diversity of its food is vast, but there are five major styles which can be attributed to the different regions from which they come from:Traditional Chinese... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chinese Food - Betcha Didn't Know...

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Ice cream first originated from the Chinese around 2000 BC              In a true Chinese meal,the last course is soup.          ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • All About The (Chicken) Baste

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Perhaps as far back as anyone can determine, and maybe as old as the Chinese culture itself, there are reports about the use of chickens. However, the earliest usage has nothing to do with eating... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    True Food Movement

  • How Not To Die Of Food Poisoning At A Picnic

    Lisa Johnson
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr You love Aunt Myrna’s potato salad, it’s creamy goodness is a summer treat at your annual family picnic. One of these days you will convince her to share her secret ingredient. Until then you’ll make due with a big pile of it on your rickety paper plate.  But wait, you’ve been here over an hour and that salad has been sitting in the sun, you sniff it cautiously … is Aunt Myrna going to kill you? The sniff test doesn’t even work! Turns out the types of bacteria that cause food borne illness usually don’t smell or change the color of…
  • Roasted Potato Salad Recipe

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I wanted to create a potato salad recipe that would stand out at a picnic. Boiling potatoes is so, well, mushy so I knew I wanted to roast them. When I saw a recipe for roasted balsamic onions, I thought the two together would be fantastic, add some bacon to keep the men happy and this dish truly sings. I will say I agonized over a dressing, should I use the Southern classic with a mustard base? Or should I go New England traditional with a big dollop of mayo? When I pulled all the ingredients together, I realized the onions take care of the dressing, adding a touch of zingy vinegar and…
  • Your Kitchen Makes You Fat: Here’s How

    Lisa Johnson
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Skinny kitchens vs. obese kitchens? Yes, this is now actually a thing.  A new study in the International Journal of Obesity looks at how your kitchen makes you fat. There are three main culprits. Your Fridge is too Big Researchers found the size of your fridge correlates to dress size.  Homes with larger freezers and refrigerators had a higher percent of obesity than homes with smaller refrigerators.  As many people move towards minimalist living with smaller homes, perhaps downsizing the fridge is a good option.  Not only will your waste line thank you but you can save money on your…
  • Cod Cakes: Authentic 1800s recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Early American period was a time of great growth for America. But our Founding Fathers and their offspring were thrifty, wasting nothing, especially food.  Cod cakes are a great use of leftovers. Everything is already cooked and brought together into a new dish. In 1832, the American Frugal Housewife wrote, “There is no way of preparing salt fish for breakfast so nice as to roll it up into little balls, after it is mixed with mashed potatoes, dip it into an egg, and fry it brown.” We found the quote above in the Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook: Authentic Early American…
  • Cowspiracy: Movie Review

    Lisa Johnson
    14 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Cowspiracy.com Cowspiracy, a movie about the environmental impact of animal agriculture, recently hit my radar and we knew it was worth a viewing.  The film, created by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, looks at the what it takes to bring the American average of nine ounces of meat to our plates every day. To start off, the film is beautifully shot, we’ve watched a LOT of food-based documentaries and this one had beautiful and compelling imagery.  We also appreciated the comprehensive list of resources, every quoted fact included a source.  You can check their references online…
 
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    Bitches Who Brunch

  • Upland Brunch

    Emily
    22 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Sunday means big things in the Weisen-Kenyon household. And by big things I mean, Paul is up before 8 AM without my forceful curtain opener. It doesn’t matter if we’ve had a big night out and only had four hours of sleep. There’s something about English premiere league that sets off some weird biological alarm clock. The loud echo of energetic accents fills our apartment on weekend mornings through every surround sound speaker, and through the stress of penalty kicks and fouls, Paul ends up restlessly occupying every piece of furniture in the apartment. You can imagine why Sunday brunch…
  • Recap: Great Big Bacon Picnic

    Emily
    21 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    This Sunday, Paul and I had quite the day, all centered around the Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, a three-hour celebration of the best bacon dishes and cocktails the city has to offer. I couldn’t think of a better way to make up the calories I’d burned off in the Brooklyn Half Marathon the day before – it was the ultimate Brooklyn weekend! After an interesting walk through the non-hipster area of Williamsburg and a tricky maneuver around some anti-bacon protestors, we were greeted by the sweet tunes of a jamming brass band and the scent of food trucks. The event was…
  • The Lust List: Fit Bitches

    Ally
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Here in New York, we have the luxury of pretty much every sort of boutique fitness class imaginable. Underwater cycling? Head to Acqua. Hip hop vinyasa flow? Go straight to Y7, my favorite yoga studio. I even found myself synchronized rowing to Modest Mouse remixes next to bearded hipsters in vintage Puma tracksuits in Brooklyn one Sunday afternoon. At Bitches Who Brunch, we brunch hard with no regrets, which means we’re all a pretty active bunch to balance out copious rounds of mimosas and pastry baskets. What’s even better is when your afternoon activewear can take you right…
  • Elizabeth’s Restaurant Brunch in New Orleans

    Emily
    19 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    This month, I made a trip to New Orleans for Jazzfest. This was not only my first time in New Orleans, but also my first time seeing Elton John perform. Needless to say, I had very high expectations of the weekend, especially as it related to food. I’ve heard a lot about New Orleans’ food culture, and as such, I mapped out quite the eating extravaganza for our trip. One may call it a five-day food bender. To each his own. On our first morning, Friday, we decided to walk along the Mississippi River to the “hipster” neighborhood of Bywater. Our end goal was Elizabeth’s, a spot…
  • Bitch at Us: Matilde Thomas of Caudalie

    Cori Sue
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    You’ve heard me say it before: I’m a Francophile. The food, the fashion, the language, the beauty—you can’t beat the French in these respects. We recently received our own little oasis of French beauty in Washington with the opening of the Caudalie spa and boutique in City Center. I attended the opening party and sat own for an interview with Mathilde, the impossibly chic French woman who founded the luxury beauty line. Caudalie is an independent, family-run beauty brand founded by Mathilde and her husband Thomas in 1995. I’ve tried, and enjoyed, products from Caudalie before, but I…
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  • Kualitas Fitur Kamera Evercoss Winner T, Samrtphone Spesifikasi Tangguh

    shofie
    23 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    Evercoss Winner T pula mendukung oleh camera paling utama beresolusi lensa berkapasitas 5MP yang telah disempurnakan yang didukung oleh fitur panaromic view yang dapat mengambil gambar oleh memakai mode pemandangan. Tetapi belum terdapat kejelasan perihal berkekuatan selanjutnya camera muka.Baca Selengkapnya --->>> Evercoss Winner T
  • Keunggulan dan Spesifikasi HTC One ME9, Smartphone Tranyar 2015

    shofie
    19 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    Selanjutnya sektor monitor bakal mengadopsi monitor oleh seluas 5, 2 inch beresolusi QHD 2560 x 1440 pixel oleh kecanggihan panel IPS (In-Plane Switching). Serta monitor itu bakal bisa menyajikan kepadatan monitor sampai 500 pixel per inci (pixel per inch) serta pula bakal mengadopsi OS anyar yaitu Android 5. 0 Lollipop oleh disempurnakan interface HTC Sense 7 UI khas besutan HTC.Baca selengkapnya --->>> HTC One ME9
  • Media Penyimpanan Tablet Asus ZenPad 7

    shofie
    16 May 2015 | 2:04 am
    Model Asus Zenpad 7 bakal menyajikan berkekuatan monitor 1024 x 600 pixel jadi sedikit aga rendah dibanding model Asus Zenpad 8. Tablet Asus Zenpad 7 bakal di dukung oleh cpu Octa Core yang disuport Intel Atom X3 yang bakal sangatlah menolong selanjutnya cpu itu. Serta selanjutnya media penyimpanan internal bakal mendukung oleh internal memori berkapasitas 8GB serta pula 16GB dan RAM 1GB lumayan dilengkapi dalam soal menaruh aplikasi anyar, serta pula telah dibenamkannya microsd yang pula telah didukung oleh slot MicroSD.Baca selengkapnya -->> Asus ZenPad 7
  • Kinerja Smartphone Android One 4G

    shofie
    15 May 2015 | 5:14 am
    Pada bidang kinerja, Handphone anyar Google ini bakal disuport dengan Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, serta pula mendukung oleh processor Quad Core ARM Cortex-53 beresolusi 64-bit serta bakal menyajikan kecepatan sampai 1, 2 GHz. Kepada RAM handphone ini bakal mengaplikasi satu RAM berkapasitas 2 GB dan gpu besutan Andreno 306.Baca selengkapnya --->>> Android One 4G
  • Spesifikasi dan Harga Ponsel Canggih iOcean X9

    shofie
    13 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    iOcean X9 ada oleh memakai os Android 5. 0 Lollipop. iOcean bakal buka ponsel canggih teranyarnya ini besutan tanggal 17 - 27 Mei 2015 oleh banderol bandrol USD 249, 99 atau di kisaran Rp3, 2 jutaan.Nah, Bagi anda yang masih penasaran dengan smartphone tersebut ? Simak terus ulasannya di bawah ini.Baca selengkapnya --->>> iOcean X9
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    Mexico in my Kitchen

  • How to marry cheese and tomato in a happy & unique way.

    19 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    I think we can all agree that cheese and tomatoes are one of the best food couples. They appear together in many different recipes, making delicious dishes like enchiladas, pizzas, and pastas. This recipe, however, is unique in that the cheese and tomato take center stage as the main ingredients. My mother used to make this recipe when I was a kid, and so it brings back happy memories from my childhood when I cook it. It reminds me of how my Dad would always come back from work carrying a bag of groceries from the market and another from the bakery. When the tomatoes where in season, he would…
  • How to make “Mantecadas”, super easy and quick recipe.

    17 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sweet bread has a culture of its own in Mexico, and is a tradition that has been embraced and deeply loved for generations. We have primarily Spain and France to thank for that, as their influence is why we have such a passion for sweet pastry and breads plus a love for that classic combination: coffee and bread. The shapes and flavors of Mexican sweet breads amount to more than a thousand, each one with its unique and sometimes picturesque names, like: bows, braids, kisses, brides, bicycles, stones, baldies, lovers, bricks, yoyos, and rails, just to mention a few. We obviously cannot forget…
  • How to make the popular spaghetti "A la crema", quick and easy.

    13 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Spaghetti and other types of pasta were introduced in Mexico in the mid 1800s, where they were a dish reserved for the aristocrat classes of the time. Today, even though several types of pastas are available everywhere in Mexico, it is still not a meal that we see cooks prepare on a regular basis (the exceptions are fideos and the other pastas used to prepare soups common for midday meals). Instead, pasta dishes, such as this recipe for spaghetti with cream, are often reserved for special occasions (christenings, weddings, birthdays, etc.), usually on a menu that has many elaborated and…
  • How to make a Pink Banana Agua Fresca your kids will love

    8 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    In Mexico, we don’t just eat fruits, but we enjoy drinking them, too. Yes, we make all types of “Aguas Frescas” using fruits, herbs, and even grains and seeds. All of these drinks are very delicious, and I’m glad to be able to recreate many of them even though I am so far from Mexico. In this case, no one will have trouble preparing this agua fresca, since the ingredients are common in many kitchens. And besides, who doesn’t have an extra pair of ripe bananas lying around? With this recipe, instead of making the usual banana bread, you can fix yourself a quick refreshing drink with…
  • Barilla® Spaghetti with Chipotle Ground Beef and Cotija

    6 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Like many mothers, I always try to please my son when he is craving something special for dinner. A few days ago he told me that he wanted to have pasta for dinner, and just this week I teamed up with Barillato try some of its recipes inspired by our Latin flavors. Barillarecipe website has recipes surprisingly fast and simple but very tasty. And this is a great advantage for modern mothers who have a busy life with their daily work load and children activities. This is not a traditional Mexican recipe, but that does not mean that Mexicans do not like to eat pasta. On the contrary, pasta…
 
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    Cooking | Add a Pinch

  • Favorite Ice Cream Recipes

    Robyn
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A collection of favorite homemade ice cream recipes including old fashioned vanilla ice cream, no churn chocolate, strawberry ice cream and many more!   It’s getting ice cream weather around here!  There is nothing better on these hot Southern days than a bowl of homemade ice cream – no matter the flavor. Everyone in my house has their favorite so when I say I am making ice cream everybody starts asking for their own special flavor. Most of the time, they want traditional flavors like chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla but new flavors I have made have become favorites, too.
  • Honey Nut Granola Recipe

    Robyn
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This honey nut granola recipe makes an easy, yet exceptional homemade granola. One recipe makes plenty for a week’s worth of parfaits, sprinkles for ice cream, breakfast and snacks or even to share! One of the things that I love to make and keep on hand is homemade granola. It is one of those essential recipes that works as well for an easy breakfast along with a bit of fresh fruit, yogurt and a cup of coffee as it does for a super fast grab and go snack when portioned into individual bags or containers, or even for a dessert sprinkled on top of homemade ice cream or yogurt for a bit of…
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    Robyn
    18 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are so easy and out of this world delicious! They bake up to an amazing bakery style cookie that everyone loves!  Sam was recently elected as the senior patrol leader for his Scout troop. The things that he promised during his campaign was that there would be lots of fun and lots of food. When he was working on his speech prior to the election, he practiced it a time or two for me. As he was headed out the door for the meeting he turned back and said, “Hey Mama, I’ll need your help in making sure I keep my promise.”…
  • Lavender Lemonade Recipe

    Robyn
    17 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Lavender lemonade makes a beautiful twist on classic lemonade. Perfect for serving throughout the spring and summer when lavender is at its most glorious! A delicious blend of sweet, sour, floral, and absolutely refreshing! I absolutely adore herbs. If you asked me what I’d rather have growing around the farm, I’d start my long list with herbs. Definitely herbs. And lavender happens to be one of my favorites. Our bees love it as much as I do, it seems, since they are constantly buzzing around the blossoms. Thankfully, we both get the benefit from their attraction to it! One way I…
  • 21+ Easy Camping Recipes

    Robyn
    14 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Over 21 camping recipes that my family and friends enjoy during our camping and RV trips! All are easy to prepare over a grill, hot coals, or in an oven or on a stovetop. My family loves to camp. Bart and Sam think camping is so much more fun if they can hike into the woods, set up a tent, and cook on an open fire. Sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag or in an ENO strung between two trees is not my cup of tea! I prefer the comforts of home and prefer heading out in our motorhome instead. However, I do enjoy cooking over an open fire and on a grill outside the RV. No matter how we…
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    A Couple Cooks

  • Arches National Park + Monument Valley, Utah

    Sonja
    20 May 2015 | 1:58 am
    Alex and I drove north from Flagstaff toward Utah. Across the border, the desert sand turns red and oddly-shaped formations jut out on the horizon: cathedrals, medieval castles, and massive statues. I was fascinated and forced Alex stop the car several times to take badly executed photos of the rocks with my smartphone. My sneaking suspicion I was wasting my time with small potatoes was confirmed when we came upon this place: Monument Valley, stunning and otherworldly. I’ll be the first to admit that Utah was not #1 on my bucket list. But this trip has me convinced it is…
  • Dippy Eggs with Cheese-Fried Toast Soldiers

    Sonja
    17 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Not so long ago, I was helpless in the kitchen. We laugh about it now, but even boiling water for pasta was a mystery to me. So when learning to cook, I leaned heavily on other people for help: both in my life and through the written word. One of the first cookbooks I read was by Julia Child, who I knew as “some old lady with a cooking show”, surely not someone who could help me learn my way around the kitchen. But once I buried myself in the pages, I felt an instant connection: her personality leaps off the pages, and I found myself trusting her guidance. With Julia by my…
  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Sonja
    13 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    We love international travel, and take opportunities to do so any chance we get. But after last year’s blow-out vacation to Greece and Italy, we realized we take living in the US for granted. It’s full of breathtaking scenery that rivals our favorite place on earth, so why not take more time to explore it? Ironically, two “big” trips fell into place for 2015, the first of which was a road trip through Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Similar to past travel posts, we’ll share a few snapshots and brief captions; not the entire play by play, but enough to give…
  • DIY Gold Painted Herb Pots

    Alex
    11 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    When we’re asked about our favorite healthy cooking tip, without hesitation we answer, “Grow and cook with fresh herbs!” A handful of these fresh and healthy leaves can brighten up just about any dish, from savory to sweet. In Indiana, the itch to plant starts this first or second week in May: the days get longer, and there’s enough sun in the morning to make you want to jump out of bed and get outside. We got the itch last weekend, and picked up some herb starts from a local farmer’s market. This year, we decided to snazz up our pots a bit. If you like the…
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Hazelnut Muffins

    Sonja
    7 May 2015 | 7:36 pm
      The final recipe in our spring brunch menu are these strawberry rhubarb muffins, full of good-for-you grains and naturally sweet, but moist and satisfying. For this brunch, we had two of our friends contribute an easy, nutritious recipe using local ingredients, and we cooked it together. This recipe is from Sarah, our friend and a champ in the local Indy food scene, who is a fabulous cook and baker. It’s the kind of recipe I’m always looking for: a wholesome muffin that’s not too heavy but doesn’t taste flat (which is my problem when I try to make things too…
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    Chow and Chatter

  • Meet Doreen from Barrows Farm NY

    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I was raised on my Grandparent's dairy farm until the early 1980's. I used to help my Grandpa in the barn and watch my Grandmother make these huge meals to make sure her family and half the neighborhood was fed. My Grandma was considered the area's best nurse and she took care of a lot of sick people over the years. They never had much but they were always willing to give up what they had for someone else in need. Their home burnt around 1982 and they sold off the cows, never rebuilding.I owned my first calf around age 7. My dad bought it for me at a local auction. We didn't have a barn or…
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway

    20 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    The Blue Ridge Parkway is an American treasure spanning 469 miles through North Carolina and Virginia along the mountain tops with over 300 lookouts, historic buildings, hiking trails and amazing breath taking scenery. Construction was started in 1934 and completed in 1987 its carefully managed and repaired as needed and the parks such as Mount Mitchell State park managed by amazing staff. Its a long drive I would recommend to plan to enjoy sections of it at a time, take your time and enjoy the lookouts. Jump out along the way hike then stop at the various little towns just of the…
  • Roast Fennel and Vegetable Risotto

    11 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    I never tire of risotto as I feel its a blank canvas with endless in season possibilities this is spring inspired with the asparagus. Risotto is an easy dish to make and the stirring can be quite calming well maybe. It's always good to make a good quantity for leftovers don't you just love leftover days.Ingredients:one cup of arborio rice 2 cups of vegetable stock4 slices of pancetta thinly sliced1/2 a red onion chopped1/4 cup white wine3 cloves of garlic chopped6 small sweet peppers choppedone bunch of asparagus choppeda dash of balsamic vinegar one fennel slicedwater as needed so…
  • Indian Style Potato and Spinach

    1 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    This is a really simple and tasty dish and makes a great side. Its cooked with spices and has a nice kick to it. We have recently planted our spring garden and have so far added - lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, peas and beans its an exciting time of year with the glorious fresh green leaves and rain showers. We had a wonderful time planting the plants with the kids at my daughters elementary school on earth day. One little girl said that " I love this class" its truly wonderful getting kids involved in gardening especially with vegetables and fruits its a gift. Gardening and simply being…
  • The Cabazon Dinosaurs

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:12 pm
    On the drive to Joshua tree National park we saw these huge dinosaurs along the side of the road, the wee man was sleeping and we had missed the exit so we kept going. So when we came back to my  brother and sister in laws house on the same highway we just had to stop. These huge dinosaurs were made as a roadside attraction in the 1970's to get folks to stop and it still works today. Almost in what seems like the middle of nowhere in the desert these guys are here waiting for a visit. You can see from the picture of the wee man next to the the T. Rex claw how big they are. The…
 
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    Grabbing the Gusto

  • Moroccan-Style Striped Bass with Charmoula

    deirdrereid
    14 May 2015 | 3:36 am
    Charmoula is the salsa verde of Morocco. Or you could think of it as the pesto of Morocco. Or the chimichurri of Morocco. Ok, I’ll stop now. The recipe for this bright, bold sauce or paste vary by chef, home cook and region of North Africa. If you do a search on “charmoula” or “chermoula,” you will see what I mean. The recipe I use below is from Bon Appetit. This recipe makes enough charmoula to go on the fish and into the recipe for Moroccan-Style Chickpea Salad. If you only want to make the fish, use half the ingredients—the second set of ingredients below. If you don’t have…
  • Moroccan-Style Chickpea Salad

    deirdrereid
    12 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    This chickpea salad features roasted red bell peppers, toasted pita, cucumbers, walnuts, raisins and capers with a spicy, herby, bold dressing. Charmoula (or chermoula) is the star of this chickpea salad. According to NPR: “Born in Morocco, chermoula is a blend of spices like coriander and cumin along with fresh chilies, giving it a rich herby and spicy taste. Olive oil turns the combo into a paste.” “There is no one recipe for charmoula,” says Paula Wolfert in The Food of Morocco The recipe I found on Bon Appetit doesn’t include coriander (except in its leaf form,…
  • Small Space Furniture: Nesting Tables

    deirdrereid
    9 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    I’ve been obsessed with nesting tables lately. If we didn’t already have enough end tables and TV trays around, I might spend hours online trying to decide which look to go for. Instead, I’m going to share some of my finds with you. Nesting tables are a great option for small homes—and by “home” I mean a house, apartment, loft, or studio, wherever you live is your home. Nesting tables are a group of two or three tables of varying sizes that nestle inside each other. You can save space by storing them all in one place—next to your sofa or a reading chair. Then, if you’re having…
  • Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Black Garlic and Lemon

    deirdrereid
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    A tasty dinner of shrimp and asparagus roasted with black garlic and lemon—the perfect choice when you’re low on time. My brother from another mother is a black garlic fiend. Some even know him as Black Garlic Man. I can’t blame him. Black garlic is pretty darn tasty—lots of flavor yet much more mild, sweet and somewhat fruity than regular garlic. Both Black Garlic Man and I get our black garlic from Obis One, a family farm in South Jersey owned by my honey’s cousins. Besides selling bulbs of black garlic, they have a wide range of black garlic products. I’m a regular user of…
  • Sautéed Kale Florets (aka Napini)

    deirdrereid
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Kale florets (or napini) is becoming a new favorite in this house. Slightly bitter and full of flavor, it reminds me a bit of broccoli stalks. Give it a try if you see any at the farmers market. You may not have ever seen kale florets before unless you visit a farmers market or get a CSA share. Here’s what Ben Shields of In Good Heart Farm wrote about napini in the Western Wake Farmers Market newsletter: “Napini, also called ‘Run Ups’ in East Carolina, are the flowering stalks of over-wintered greens such as collards, kale, cabbage, turnips, tatsoi, etc.Napiniis the less refined but…
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    Mission: Food

  • Raspberry Clafoutis

    Victoria
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    As we're heading into summer (you better believe it!), I'm getting more and more excited to start using fresh seasonal ingredients. Although berries are generally available year-round, I associate them with summer flavors, and therefore tend to use them more as the weather gets warmer.I recently had the opportunity to feature fresh Driscoll's raspberries for a Raspberries for Dessert recipe contest hosted by The Daily Meal and sponsored by Driscoll's. Raspberries are perhaps my favorite berries, and they are incredibly versatile. I brainstormed for a while trying to come up with something…
  • Golden Chicken, Potato, and Green Pea Pies (Salteñas de Pollo)

    Victoria
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I'm totally on board with Sandra Gutierrez, author of Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America, in our mutual love for delicious fillings wrapped in dough and cooked to perfection. There are many kinds of turnovers throughout all cultures of the world (even Armenian!) and those deriving from Latin America are certainly some of the tastiest.Her new cookbook is a wonderful tribute to these decadent snacks, appetizers, meals, and even desserts. Gutierrez does a lovely job depicting the differences between empanadas throughout the various countries in South and Central Americas, Mexico, and…
  • Cafe Mogador: A Beautiful Friendship Continues

    Victoria
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of my favorite things about New York City is the fact that you can essentially travel around the globe gastronomically by visiting such a vast variety of international restaurants all within minutes from each other. In the past, I've visited Cafe Mogador, a popular Moroccan spot in the East Village, for both dinner and brunch. Both were delicious and memorable.I recently decided to pay Cafe Mogador another visit and stopped by for a midweek meal with a friend. While waiting for my friend's arrival, I enjoyed a drink at the bar--a black cherry margarita to be exact. It was sweet, tart, and…
  • The Modern: A Timeless Classic

    Victoria
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I feel quite blessed to have dined at and reviewed The Dining Room at The Modern in New York City not once, but three times now (first and second reviews). Each and every time I have thought to myself, "this is quite possibly the best meal of my life," and yet each subsequent visit introduces me to even more culinary delights than I ever thought possible.The Bar RoomThe Modern is perched very high on my ladder of "best meals ever" and I imagine it will stay there for a long time. In a city like New York, it takes something quite exquisite to warrant repeat visits, topping so many other Big…
  • Apple-Pecan Mosaic Coffee Cake

    Victoria
    7 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I'm not a huge fan of raw fruit. It really depends on the fruit. I love raw berries, peaches, pineapple... but in most cases, I prefer either cooked fruit or fruit preserves. I know I know. It's the less healthy way to eat fruit, but it's just personal preference.I'm not one to just grab an apple and bite right in. I prefer that apple either topped with crumble or crisp topping, stuffed between layers of pie crust, or, in this case, baked into an incredible coffee cake.This cake is practically equal parts chopped apples and everything else. I didn't actually measure, but I wouldn't be…
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    Savoring Time in the Kitchen

  • Rhubarb Custard Torte

    11 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    There are so many recipes for rhubarb. Many families have a recipe that their mother or grandmother made. I love rhubarb and was so happy when the rhubarb I planted in my garden several years ago was big enough to harvest. Always on the lookout for a new recipe to try, this past week I found one in a food publication email. What caught my attention was that it had originated from a cook in Wisconsin. Karma.  The shortbread base, custardy filling and the meringue-like top were delicious!  Meant to be eaten with a fork, I couldn't help but cut off the corner after it cooled and eat it…
  • Whole Wheat Hamburgers Buns for the Bread Machine

    5 May 2015 | 1:52 pm
    For many of us, getting together on Mother's Day means having a picnic or barbecue, weather permitting (fingers crossed as that's what our plans are).  That will mean hamburgers, bratwurst, chicken breast, etc. on the grill.  Today, I have a delicious and very easy recipe for hamburger or hot dog buns using your bread machine.  If you don't have one, I'm sure you can make these by mixing the ingredients by hand and kneading the dough. These are definitely worth a 5 star rating!  I put off buying my bread machine for years but I'm so glad I finally took the plunge.  I…
  • Danish Frikadeller ~ Family Food Memories

    29 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    As Mother's Day approaches, we all start thinking of motherhood and family, both of which are very important to me. Although my mother and father have passed away, my family now includes a wonderful husband,  two lovely grown daughters and two small grandsons that my husband and I adore.  We all have memories of the food we ate while growing up and it's amazing how eating that food, years later, can transport us emotionally back to our childhood and thoughts of a mother's kitchen. I wanted to share a recipe from my childhood that most clearly stands out in my memory.Since my…
  • Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Strawberry season is almost here and I know some of you in warmer climates are already buying freshly picked strawberries. Here is a perfect cake for a springtime celebration. I made it for our birthday dinner with family recently and it was delicious! It reminded of the Danish layer cakes that my mother used to buy for a special occasion when I was growing up.  There was no need to make one from scratch as we had such amazing Danish bakeries in my home town.  The filling for the cake layers is a delicious, fresh strawberry jam that you can make several days ahead and the cake…
  • Morning Bun Cruffins and Spring Has Sprung!

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Hello, friends, I have so much to share today so this will be a long post! It's been a very busy time here the past two weeks with spring birthdays and a belated Easter celebration with family this past weekend.Today, I'm sharing a recipe that I have become totally obsessed with. TOTALLY. I've made these Cruffins (croissant meets muffin) three times in the past two weeks and my jeans are feeling a little tight.  I'm thinking an intervention or rehab might be in order.  When I first saw the technique using a pasta roller to thinly roll the dough for these cruffins on Lady and Pups I…
 
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    Roti n Rice

  • Our Vegetable Garden

    Linda
    20 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Our Vegetable Garden and shed that took all of two weeks to set up after more than 5 years of contemplation.
  • Pasta with Broccolini and Feta

    Linda
    15 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Quick and easy Pasta with Broccolini and Feta in under 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.
  • Pineapple Ham Fried Rice

    Linda
    13 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Pineapple Ham Fried Rice with a combination of sweet, salty, and fruity flavors that is sure to please. Serve it in a pineapple boat to wow and impress!
  • Chicken Pineapple Sausage Kabobs

    Linda
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Fire up the grill for these colorful and tasty Chicken Pineapple Sausage Kabobs with a peanut butter hot sauce marinade. They are quick, easy, and delicious.
  • Kale and Golden Beets Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

    Linda
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    This sweet earthy Kale and Golden Beets Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing is super healthy and tasty. Makes a great side dish or a light lunch.
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Oddisee – That’s Love

    Matthew Hickey
    22 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    This bright and upbeat single from Maryland-based Oddisee has been out for a few months now, but with the weather getting warmer and Summer only a few weeks away it’s a perfect time to revisit it. It’s a cool blast of squealing organs, jazzy percussion, and smoothly festive grooves that accompany Oddisee as he reminds us of the importance of love and true friendship, “You taught me how to help others, and through that, discover how to put myself first.” It appears on his new album The Good Fight out now on CD, vinyl and MP3 via Mellow Music Group.
  • Honeydew and Lemon Verbena Popsicles

    Kasey
    21 May 2015 | 9:51 pm
    We’re packing in trips like there’s no tomorrow before these babies arrive. We still have some time (I’m nearly halfway there!), but with my growing belly, I’m already finding my energy decreasing. I used to go to LA pretty often, especially when I lived in San Diego. Back in those days, I was more interested in nightlife than 9 am breakfasts with no lines. I recently I realized that it’s been years since we’ve spent any significant amount of time there as adults. As a NorCal-er I’ve long taken on a bit of a snarky tone when it came to talking about…
  • Single Serving: The Night VI – Just Words

    Matthew Hickey
    21 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    London’s The Night VI continue to enchant us with their slick, glistening new single “Just Words.” It’s a glossy pop jam that sparkles and shines with a mellow r&b groove to accompany vocalist Sophie-Rose Harper as she sings, “Is it just words? Is it just me? Are you saying something real?” Take a listen below.
  • Single Serving: Nite Swim – Convertible

    Matthew Hickey
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    LA-based duo Nite Swim have returned with their second single “Convertible.” It’s built around warm synths, a pulsating rhythm, and smooth r&b crooning. There’s a definite retro vibe to the tune, but it’s still slick and new sounding. Take a listen and see for yourself.
  • Single Serving: L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – All I Need (feat. Gift of Gab)

    Matthew Hickey
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This new single “All I Need” from L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae is just the tune I needed today. It’s got a nice tumbling flow and smoky, chill vibe. If you thought Madvillainy was on point, then you’ll probably enjoy this (it’s even described as an “alchemy of Madvillain and ‘The Maltese Falcon'” in the bio). You can pick up their album The Night Took Us In Like Family on vinyl, CD, or MP3. If you need further convincing, you can also stream the previously released single “Taken By The Night” below.
 
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    Jersey Bites

  • Farm to School Program Brings Jersey Fresh Produce to Students’ Plates

    Melissa Beveridge
    22 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    In recent years, the farm-to-table concept has become a mainstay in restaurants across the U.S. and even internationally. At the same time, the public’s intrigue with the concept (not to mention support from both farmers and customers) has sparked an additional movement: farm to school. Introduced and supported by the USDA, New Jersey’s Farm to School program aims to bring Jersey... Read More
  • Foodie Things to Do this Weekend and Beyond

    Rachel
    21 May 2015 | 6:29 pm
    This weekend: May 23 and 24: Come on down to the Blues, Wine and BBQ Festival, to taste hundreds of locally produced wines, groove to two days of blues rock, and enjoy succulent BBQ! New for 2015, check out the VIP experience featuring a catered farm-to-fork buffet from Silver Birch Kitchens! Click here for festival details and... Read More
  • Jockey Hollow Reveals Signature Burger’s Secret Sauce 

    JerseyBites
    20 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Never mind the type of cuisine a restaurant is known for — no matter how upscale, chances are you will find a burger somewhere on the menu. So it goes at Jockey Hollow Bar + Kitchen, the nine-month-old baby of restaurateur Chris Cannon, who is operating a four-part restaurant within the historic Vail Mansion in Morristown... Read More
  • New Jersey Wine Trails

    Melissa Beveridge
    19 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    This article is brought to you in partnership with Expedia. When Expedia asked Jersey Bites about culinary adventures in New Jersey, I knew right away that the Garden State’s glorious wine trails would be the way to go. Rolling hills of vines. Blooming trees. Great wine. Outdoor tastings. Sonoma County? Nope. When it comes to great... Read More
  • Review and Recipe: Stop & Shop’s Simply Enjoy Sauces

    JerseyBites
    18 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Sampling three new Stop & Shop products was a welcome task. Not only do I shop at two of the store’s locations regularly, I’m always on the lookout for something new to make for dinner. It’s not that I lack imagination. I’m just too often short on time or preparing dinner at the last minute.... Read More
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    A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis

  • Grilled Lamb Chops and Watermelon Feta Salad

    Chef Dennis Littley
    20 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Summer is closing in fast and that means its time to fire up the grill and get your favorite side dishes ready for your next barbecue!  This year its time to think outside the box just a bit and come up with some new ideas to make your summer gatherings more delicious than ever before. Grilled Lamb Chops are a great way to up your game just a bit and can be a tasty starter if you’re feeding a large group, or a main meal for an intimate gathering. Most supermarkets carry the Frenched baby lamb chops aka rib chop which are delicate and tender if you’re buying New Zealand chops or…
  • Give Kids the World Village with Blue Bloods Sami Gayle

    Chef Dennis Littley
    19 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    This week I was fortunate enough to spend some time at Give Kids the World Village, just a short distance from my home in Kissimmee, Florida.   If you’re not familiar with Give Kids the World Village, just click on their link to visit their website to learn more about this amazing place that provides hope and smiles for terminally ill children and their families. While I’m always happy to help out at Give Kids the World Village, this time I got to not only do a show from there, but I got to meet  Sami Gayle aka Nicole “Nicky” Reagan-Boyle! Sami was there to help…
  • Reconnect with Your Family – UnPlug, Pop and Connect with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn

    Chef Dennis Littley
    16 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. All opinions are 100% mine. Reconnect with with your family with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Growing up in the sixties BT (Before Technology) one of my families favorite pastimes were board games and card games.  Those were times that were spent around the kitchen table when face time meant looking directly at each other, not through your smart phone or computer. But you can’t live in the past and technology is certainly here to stay with new tech and ways to use it being introduced before we’ve even gotten use to…
  • Lovin’ Life in Florida with Puerto Rican Rum – IT’S RUM TIME!

    Chef Dennis Littley
    12 May 2015 | 4:25 pm
    This post brought to you by Rums of Puerto Rico . The content and opinions expressed below are that of A Culinary Journey. ‘ Since moving to Florida my quality of life has improved drastically and it may have something to do with the easy going life style, white sand beaches and of course my new tropical happy hour drinks made with Puerto Rican Rum!  Can you say IT”S RUM TIME! For me moving to Florida was like going home.  It may not be Texas but it sure is a heck of a lot closer than New Jersey.   While Texas will always be my home, Florida has gained a special place in my…
  • Getting Hacked- How Safe are your Social Media Accounts

    Chef Dennis Littley
    11 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Late Saturday night while I was sleeping my Youtube account was hacked.  You might think its no big deal, its just a Youtube account after all.  Well in my case Getting Hacked turned out to be a huge problem. I host live Youtube shows via Google+ Hangouts and when my account was hacked it wasn’t just an inconvenience, it meant my account was flagged as not being in good standing which also means I can’t live stream shows or upload anything longer than 15 minutes. While I was sleeping someone with t00 much time on their hands and unfortunately a lot of computer skills decided it…
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  • Blueberry Waffles

    Megan
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Blueberry waffles are bursting with summer sweetness to start your day.  A few Christmases ago I received a double Belgian waffle maker, the kind that you rotate in order to make two waffles at once. It’s hard not to make waffles all the time when you get your hands on one of those. (I know for certain I’m not the only one who loves the waffle makers hotel chains have been putting out for DIY breakfasts.) Although sometimes I like to get crazy and make things like peanut butter & jelly waffles or beer cheddar waffles, there are times when I just want a classic breakfast. Out…
  • All Shook Up: Shake Shack Hits Austin

    Megan
    6 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    For the past few years, those of us with friends in New York City have had to face the outpouring of Facebook posts, Tweets, and Instagram shots from Shake Shack. None of us, not even those who merely follow bon appetite or SAVEUR, were safe from shots of burgers, concretes, and cheese fries. As if in retaliation for all the Texas barbecue photos (sorry not sorry), we were only able to experience Shake Shack if we left the state. Until now. After months of delay, the first Shake Shack location opened yesterday in the new Lamar Union complex (home of the rebuilt Alamo Drafthouse and The…
  • French Carrot Salad

    Megan
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    French carrot salad is ready in less than 10 minutes and makes for a wonderful side dish to any meal. I tend to eat a lot of salads, mostly because they are made very quickly and I can eat while still working. The thing is, I was getting really tired of lettuce-based salads recently. One day as I was eating, I remarked over Skype to my friend that I was eating a salad but I was angry about it. At that point I knew I had to change up my game. Fortunately, I remembered the lovely carrot salad that always seemed to be available when we visited Paris. That was eight years ago now, but because it…
  • Golden Plum Tea Cake

    Megan
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    Golden plum tea cake is delicate and sweet and perfect for Mother’s Day. This post is brought to you by Bonne Maman. Enter to win an amazing Mother’s Day off! Mother’s Day has always been special to me, even before I had kids. I was born on Mother’s Day, and every so often my birthday again falls on the holiday, meaning an extra-special day of attention poured on by my family. Last year was such a year, and I had the misfortune of dealing with a bout of food poisoning, leaving my older son to wonder when we would have a make-up holiday. While I don’t intend on…
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Megan
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Chocolate cinnamon rolls are indulgent perfection for breakfast. Let’s be honest. This chocolate cinnamon roll is completely over the top, when it comes to breakfast food. This is special-occasion breakfast food, best served to a crowd so they can swoon over your hard work. Mother’s Day is coming up, you know, and wouldn’t she be impressed if you made these instead of thwacking a can on the counter? I made these a while ago but am only getting around to sharing them with you now (sorry). When you have lots of recipe ideas floating around in your head, and only a limited…
 
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    girlichef

  • Sunrise Rum Punch #SunsOutRumsOut

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    24 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    This post is sponsored by CAPTAIN MORGAN®. I've been fantasizing about a tropical vacation for as long as I can remember. In my mind, it's white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, and palm trees. It's brilliant sunshine, fresh fish and seafood, tropical fruit out the wazoo, and cocktails from dusk 'til dawn...'til dusk again. It's not worrying about bills or schedules or deadlines. Who's with me? So, when the Captain Morgan team challenged me to create an original Rum Punch recipe using one of the three new Captain Morgan Flavors – Grapefruit, Pineapple and Coconut, as part of their…
  • No-Churn Baby Ruth Chunk Ice Cream inspired by The Goonies #FoodnFlix

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    23 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    Like most other children of the 80's, I hold The Goonies in cult classic status. I've worn out a couple of VHS tapes in my day, and even a DVD. I can spout off one-liners and amuse (annoy) my kids by reciting every line of every character while they're trying to watch it. Unlike Andy, I most definitely am a Goonie. This month I'm going into it with a nod to the food of The Goonies. Obviously Chunk lends the most fodder to the flick. The 80's thrived on anti-PC characters. Of course, the chubby kid gets to have all the fun. From pizza and milkshakes to twinkies (deleted scene) and candy bars…
  • Sunshine Smoothie

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Do you need a recipe to make a smoothie? Probably not. Am I going to give you one anyway? You betcha! Most of my smoothies are the result of needing to use up some fruits, veggies, yogurt, tofu...you get my drift...that might otherwise go bad. No real measuring, just piling everything into the blender and adjusting until I have a good consistency. My guess is that a lot of people probably do the same. Every once in a while, I come across a perfect combination, and promptly scold myself for not measuring what I put in. What I'm trying to say is that it amazes me when people create brilliant…
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    My Man's Belly

  • Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Slaw

    Pamela
    22 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Asian pork tenderloin makes for an easy and delicious dinner. Add the tangy crunch of Asian slaw with the tenderloin and you've got a complete dinner. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
  • Lemon and Matcha Green Tea Pound Cake

    Pamela
    19 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    The bright taste of lemon mixes with the earthy taste of matcha green tea in this pound cake that's perfect for dessert or as a breakfast treat. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
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    Give Recipe

  • Vegan Tomato Zucchini Casserole

    Zerrin
    24 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Vegan Tomato Zucchini Casserole is one of my favorite summer dishes. You will need such a healthy zucchini dish in summer when this underestimated vegetable is in season. Trust me, it is no way boring although there is no cream, no cheese or any kind of meat in this casserole. It is totally a skinny...  Read More » The post Vegan Tomato Zucchini Casserole appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • One Pot Not Skinny Zucchini Pasta

    Zerrin
    23 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    One Pot Not Skinny Zucchini Pasta is the pasta recipe you will be making often this summer. It is the best way to include zucchini in your cooking and noone in the family will refuse it. Guaranteed! It is creamy and cheesy, and believe me zucchini likes these two as much as you do! Best...  Read More » The post One Pot Not Skinny Zucchini Pasta appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Tangy Avocado Quinoa Salad

    Zerrin
    21 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Tangy Avocado Quinoa Salad is adapted from a very popular Turkish Bulgur Salad that is called Kisir. I used almost the same ingrediens. Bulgur is replaced by quinoa and chunks of avocado are added to the salad. A wonderfully tangy flavor makes the salad addictive. It has already become one of the family favorites! I’ll...  Read More » The post Tangy Avocado Quinoa Salad appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Vegan Zucchini Bread

    Zerrin
    13 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Vegan Zucchini Bread makes perfect breakfast or snack even for those who has never thought of being vegan. This is an amazingly moist sweet bread thanks to the shredded zucchini in the batter. If you have problems to include this extremely healthy vegetable in your family’s diet, do try this nutty cake-like bread and be...  Read More » The post Vegan Zucchini Bread appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

    Zerrin
    8 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is not a dream. You can make it at home and cool down your family and guests with it. This is probably the best ice cream I’ve ever made because I like cheesecake. Cheesecake ice cream is something crazy, I know. But it is surprisingly possible. I know it too.Summer is...  Read More » The post Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream appeared first on Give Recipe.
 
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    Restless Chipotle

  • Creamy Pecan Pralines Are Easier than You Think

    Marye Audet
    22 May 2015 | 5:28 pm
    These creamy pecan pralines aren’t hard to make at all. They are rich, sweet, and they just melt away in your mouth leaving a lingering flavor that entices you to take just one more bite. Addictive? Nah… not these — at least not until you take your first bite! The secret? Toasted pecans.   So, pecan... Read More » The post Creamy Pecan Pralines Are Easier than You Think appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Homemade Bourbon Peanut Brittle in 20 Minutes

    Marye Audet
    21 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    This sweet and salty homemade bourbon peanut brittle recipe is easy to make and it goes from measuring cup to mouth in about 20 minutes! A few simple ingredients, a heavy pan, and a candy thermometer and you’ll be eating this foolproof candy in no time. I may have mentioned one or a thousand times... Read More » The post Homemade Bourbon Peanut Brittle in 20 Minutes appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Tangy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

    Marye Audet
    20 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    This tangy, moist strawberry cream cheese pound cake recipe is dense and delicious with a velvety texture. It is firm enough to use in stacked cakes like wedding cakes but easy enough to make anytime. A secret ingredient gives it its unique flavor and vibrant color. My eldest daughter’s best friend got married a earlier... Read More » The post Tangy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Whipped Wedding Cake Frosting Recipe

    Marye Audet
    18 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    This whipped wedding cake frosting recipe has been in my favorites file for probably 20 years. I’ve used it on every wedding cake I have made and the results are always delicious. It’s light and creamy with a delicate almond flavor and it holds up well for decorating, too. You don’t have to use it... Read More » The post Whipped Wedding Cake Frosting Recipe appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Texas Flood Pie – Like Mississippi Mud Pie Only Better

    Marye Audet
    13 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    A salty cracker crust is filled with dark chocolate ganache, covered in chocolate peanut butter mousse, topped with marshmallows, milk chocolate chips, and pecans — then covered in milk chocolate ganache. Eat your heart out Mississippi Mud Pie. You’ve heard of Mississippi Mud Pie? Well, we do things up bigger and better in Texas so... Read More » The post Texas Flood Pie – Like Mississippi Mud Pie Only Better appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
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    The Dutchess Cooks

  • Stuffed and grilled pork tenderloin

    Dutchess
    15 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    This recipe is very easy, and even if you’re absolutely not good at working with a bbq (those people exist!) you can make this happen! Because you’ll be grilling indirect (not above the hot coals) it’s easier to do and your dinner won’t get burned. The stuffed pork tenderloin can be stuffed with your favorite cheese. I had chosen Boursin (garlic/herbs soft cheese) but you can use any type of cheese that will melt easy. For 2 servings: 1 pork tenderloin, divided in two 2 sundried tomatoes Fresh oregano leaves 2 tablespoons soft/grated cheese Your favorite pork rub For…
  • Saffire Grill

    Dutchess
    9 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    I know, I know… have not been posting lately, a lack of inspiration and most of all because of a serious lack of time.  Busy times but I realized I had to make time for you, my readers who probably are waiting and waiting for some news recipes… But I’m happy I can tell you that I have my groove back (I think hahaha)! Starting with a new post is scary, what to tell and what to post… hmm… well most of you will have noticed it already, but…. just wanted to mention and show you my new grill!! It’s a Saffire grill, and I’m loving it!! Will be…
  • Tuna Salad or Salade Nicoise

    Dutchess
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    Yesterday this salad was on my plate, and together with a cold French rosé in my glass, I was a happy Dutchess! This salad is actually a french salad, with grilled tuna: salade nicoise. Mostly eaten during Summer, but why wait when it’s that good! The amounts are for 2: 2 tuna steaks For the marinade: 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper For the salad: Handful string beans, cooked for 10 minutes and cooled off 1 small bag mixed green salad (choose the one that has iceberg lettuce in it) 6 tomatoes, cut into quarters 2 hard boiled eggs, cut into…
  • Sauerkraut from the Alsace

    Dutchess
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Last weekend it was time to make this delicious recipe for sauerkraut d’Alsace, or, sauerkraut from the Alsace. The weekend before I had made guinea fowl confit and that required to rest about a week. That’s why it was time last weekend! Because these two things belong together, confit and sauerkraut, and oooh of course mashed potatoes!! I already published the recipe for the confit here, and now you will get the recipe for the sauerkraut. As you will notice in the list of ingredients, it contains duck or goose fat. So I have to warn you not to make this too often haha! I used the same…
  • Creamy and spicy pasta with homemade pesto

    Dutchess
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    Summer is slowly coming to an end here.  And because I still had a lot of fresh basil, I decided to make pesto. And with some of this pesto I made this pasta dish: The ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter ¼ cup pesto homemade (see my recipe for homemade pesto) 1 teaspoon (or more, or less…as much as you can handle) dried red chile flakes ¼ cup vin santo ¼ cup heavy cream ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 6 large basil leaves Pepper/salt ¼ cup pasta water Extra: tagliatelle, grated Parmesan cheese   Start with adding the pasta to salted boiling water, and procede according the package…
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Morning Dew

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Click the photo above to download the full size version. If you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large photo, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Start up with a fresh new morning every time you turn on your computer, and enjoy.
  • Gather Together

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Gather is much more than a place to eat, more carefully sourced, passionately created, and openly hospitable than the average eatery. Explicitly conceived as a means for connecting farmers, cooks, and diners with every bite, local and organic ingredients aren’t mere buzz words tossed around these vaulted ceilings, but honest mantras held in the highest regard. A certified LEED Platinum building in downtown Berkeley provides the foundation for this mission without missing a beat. Guests are invited to take a look into the open kitchen and watch the chefs in action, meticulously crafting…
  • Silent Sunday: Wine Country

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    10 May 2015 | 10:24 am
  • Read My Lips (Lippy Girl GIVEAWAY!)

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    7 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Makeup, hair, wardrobe, and modeling by Melisser Eliott. Makeup is far from my field of expertise. Though fascinated by it from an early age, that intrigue never translated into successful application, and my skills remain limited to the basics. Luckily, lipstick is one cosmetic option that even I can handle, which is why finding brands that are ethical and non-toxic has been imperative. Master makeup artist Melisser Elliot gets all the credit for hooking me up with Lippy Girl, and flaunting their “Son of a Brick” Vegocentric Organic Vegan Lipstick so stunningly in the above photo…
  • Market Fresh

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    4 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Saturday mornings are the highlight of every week, bearing the promise of exciting adventures around this fine city, without arduous classes encumbering an already overloaded schedule. No matter where the day takes me, each new exploit always begins in the same place: The Ferry Building farmers market, arguably the most renowned year-round source for fresh produce in San Francisco proper, drawing locals and tourists alike. It would be easy to make a full meal of the generous samples, ranging from buttery avocados to sweet dark cherries, but there’s so much more than just fruits and…
 
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    International Cuisine

  • Tabeekha Yahni

    FoodRecipes
    24 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    Ingredients: 1/4 cup oil or 2 spoon butter Onion 5 pieces of lamb meat 2 spoon tomato paste ½ spoon salt 1/4 spoon bzaar ½ black pepper Directions: Heat up the oil in a frying pan. Onion & meat to be stir for 5 minutes. Add the tomato and the spices with 2 ½ cups of water. Leave cooking under low heat. Add water if necessary. You may add either potatoes, beans or eggplants to the sauce. If you are adding potatoes it should be added ½ hour before turning the heat off. If beans, cooked separately in water for 15 min before added to the sauce and left half an hour cook in the sauce…
  • Cranberry Pudding

    FoodRecipes
    23 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    Cranberry Pudding Ingredients Serves 6 to 8 — 2 eggs, beaten — 2 tablespoons sugar — Pinch salt — 1/2 cup molasses — 2 teaspoons baking soda — 1/3 cup boiling water — 1 1/2 cups sifted flour — 1 1/2 cups cranberries, cut in half Directions Combine eggs, sugar, salt and molasses. In a separate container, put 2 teaspoons of soda in 1/3 cup boiling water. Add to egg mixture. Stir in flour and cranberries. Steam in a buttered rice steamer for 1 1/2 hours. Serve warm with the following sauce. Sauce — 2 sticks butter — 2 cups sugar —…
  • Paskha (Russian Cheesecake)

    FoodRecipes
    22 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    Paskha (Russian Cheesecake) Yield: 10 servings CHEESECAKE — 6 c Farmers Cheese; 3 Lbs, * — 6 Egg Yolks; Large — 1 1/2 c Confectioners’ Sugar — 1 1/2 c Heavy Cream — 1/2 c Candied Fruits — 1/2 c Raisins; Seedless — 1/2 c Almonds; Toasted, Slivered — 1/2 ts Lemon Rind; Grated — 1/2 lb Butter; NO Margarine — 3 ts Vanilla Extract SABAYON SAUCE — 2 Egg Yolks; Large — 1/4 c Madeira — 1/2 ts Lemon Rind; Grated — 3 tb Confectioners’ Sugar — 1 tb Lemon Juice — 1 tb Rum; Light * You can also use…
  • Eggplant Caviar

    FoodRecipes
    21 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Eggplant Caviar Ingredients: — 1 md Eggplant — Salt — 3 T Olive oil — 3 Onions, minced — 1 Tomato, minced — 2 t Lemon juice — Pepper Cooking Instructions: Faux caviars, such as eggplant and mushroom caviars, are usually used as the base for the popular faux variations. Russians call them caviar, and more than a few people prefer them to the true roe. Bake eggplant at 375’F. about 30 minutes or until tender. Peel and chop. Sprinkle chopped eggplant with salt to taste and let stand 1-2 hours. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet. Add…
  • Bavarian Potato Salad Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    20 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Bavarian Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients — 4 c Potatoes; * — 1/2 ts Salt — 1/3 c Onion; chopped — 2 tb Lemon juice — 2 c Chicken broth; ** — 1/4 c Vegetable oil — 1/2 ts Sugar — Pepper; as desired Directions * Potatoes should be peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick. ** Chicken broth may be either home made or commercial. Boil potatoes in broth with 1/4 ts salt for 5 to 8 minutes, until tender. Drain. Toss warm potatoes with vegetable oil and onions. Dissolve remaining 1/4 ts salt and the sugar in lemon juice. Pour over potatoes. Marinate salad 1 to…
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  • Austin Bakes For Nepal!

    Mary Helen
    22 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Get ready for something amazing! Austin Bakes is throwing yet another epic bake sale in the city of Austin tomorrow. Since 2011 Austin Bakes has raised over $50,000 for natural disaster relief. That's a lot of cupcakes!  Tomorrow home bakers, food bloggers, and culinary pros will come together once again to help the people of Nepal. We'll be raising funds for Americares to aid in their relief efforts following two devastating earthquakes that have affected the lives of thousands upon thousands of people.  Helping Austin Bakes is simple. You can either make a donation…
  • Raspberry Spinach Salad with Honey Almond Vinaigrette

    Mary Helen
    17 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    Disclosure: I am being compensated for working at The National Honey Board's Benefits of Honey events mentioned below. The first time I saw fruit on a salad I was quite skeptical. Even though I am a big fan of all things sweet and savory it gave me pause. Could that really work? Aren't salads meant to be slathered in fatty accouterments like bacon and cream dressings? How could fruit beat croutons? Eventually my curiosity got the best of me and I gave it a shot and discovered that the bursting sweetness of fresh fruit is incredible in salads.  I was hooked immediately. It…
  • Five Surprisingly Wonderful Things About Traveling With a Baby

    Mary Helen
    13 May 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Last week we took our first big trip as a family. The flight to Seattle began at CC's usual bedtime so we were hoping that he would sleep through most of the ride. We figured the plane would be dark and quiet with plenty of white noise from the engines. We hadn't considered the fact that our plane would be heading toward the sun - keeping the entire journey locked in a late afternoon glow. Our neighbors weren't particularly cooperative either. It was one of the chattiest flights I've ever been on, in fact.  Needless to say, CC didn't sleep a wink. Every second that…
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    Just Homemade

  • Eggless Whole Wheat Prune Cake

    Radhika @ Just Homemade
    19 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Cake is for life not just for birthdays. I read this somewhere and feel it is true. Sometimes, we don’t need any excuse to eat cake. No special occasions needed. Baking cake in itself feels like a celebration of life. Isn’t it? I come from a family of non-bakers. But, I love baking. Something that […]
  • Thondekai (Tindora) Godambi Sasive Anna | Ivy Gourd and Whole Cashews – Coconut Mustard Rice

    Radhika @ Just Homemade
    7 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I have come a long way in my relationship with Thondekai (Tindora). Progressing in stages from being perfect strangers to distant acquaintances for years on end and out of the blue, to being very much in love now. Not a love story that I anticipated, but glad that it happened. ps: Be warned of a picture heavy post. […]
  • Homemade Yogurt + Tips to set it right

    Radhika @ Just Homemade
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Where should I start about Yogurt? If I get carried away which I almost always do, I might start on a poetic note. Such as, if yogurt was a flower, I’d imagine it would be magnolia or white rose. But I am glad it isn’t. Because, hypothetically speaking, if there’s one good reason I can’t be a full time […]
 
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  • The Days of Poland Festival, London and notes on Polish food and culture

    Ren Behan
    19 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Pączki – Polish Doughnuts by The Polish Bakery, London Last Saturday 9th May 2015, we made our way into London to spend the afternoon at the second annual Days of Poland festival – the biggest Polish festival in the UK. The festival, organised by 2 Sisters PR founded by Ewelina Krzysztofik, aims to ‘promote Polish culture among people living in Britain’ and the afternoon couldn’t have been nicer. This year the festival was sponsored by Lebara Mobile, who had quite a big presence at the event – it was a shame their branding colours were not white and red…
  • Review: Tabure – Turkish Kitchen and Bar in St Albans

    Ren Behan
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
    This week saw the opening of a new restaurant in the heart of St Albans called Tabure Kitchen and Bar – introducing us to the delights of Turkish or Anatolian food, with a fresh and contemporary spin. I was invited to a pre-launch evening, and popped back in a few days later during their debut lunch service for a taste of Turkish cuisine. On both occasions, the food was perfectly matched with a warm welcome and a stunning interior – equally enchanting by day and by night. Billed as “Turkish home cooking enjoyed with friends and family around the table,” the food at Tabure is based…
  • Recipe: Easter Chocolate Cake

    Ren Behan
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    There’s no other time of year when you can indulge in quite as much chocolate as Easter! If you’ve managed to give it up for lent, well done, you’ve got a great deal more will power than me. This is an Easter Chocolate Cake that I love making for my family and it makes the perfect Easter Sunday centrepiece. You can decorate your cake any way you like – mini eggs make the perfect topping and I’ve used some of Heston’s edible hay from the inside of one of his golden eggs, but you could get a similar effect with some shredded wheat or with edible rice paper.
  • How to be a #GoodEgg this Easter with Waitrose

    Ren Behan
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    This post is in support of the Waitrose #GoodEgg campaign  Click here for my Easter Chocolate Cake recipe Did I mention how much I love Easter? It definitely has something to do with all the chocolate around. However, I also love that it’s spring and that it’s generally brighter and that the Easter bunny hops around. We actually do have two wild bunnies hopping around our garden, they visit every morning and so I tell the children that they are hunting around for all the best places to hide eggs. Easter also provides us with a nice opportunity to get into the kitchen and bake. We…
  • Two-Minute Power Blender Hollandaise (with asparagus)

    Ren Behan
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    It’s almost British asparagus season and so I’ve been looking forward to all the ways that I’m going to be enjoying our native grown asparagus as we roll into spring. I’ve also been experimenting with my new blender to make sauces as well as healthy green smoothies. With a tiny bit of practice and plenty of tasting along the way, I’ve perfected a two-minute power blender hollandaise sauce, made with fresh egg yolks, butter and lemon juice. Fresh asparagus really needs nothing more, simply snap the spears, blanch in boiling water for two to three minutes and make…
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    Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine

  • Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing, Dip and Sauce

    Ivy Larson
    20 May 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Ivy Larson  I initially created this recipe intending it to be a creamy healthy homemade salad dressing made with hemp seeds rather than the usual suspects, mainly sour cream and mayo. However, leftovers combined with a touch of laziness got me to quickly thinking about how tasty it would be as a sauce for my wild salmon. And... Read More »The post Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing, Dip and Sauce appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Is a Nutrient Deficiency Creating Chronic Whole Body Stress?

    Ivy Larson
    18 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Ivy LarsonAre you feeling stressed? Sluggish? In a funk? “Foggy” headed? If so, a very simple nutrient deficiency could help. One of the key concepts we talked about way back in 2005 when we wrote our first book was how trendy “food elimination” diets (low-fat, low carb, etc.) contributed to nutrient deficiencies. Although it may seem preposterous... Read More »The post Is a Nutrient Deficiency Creating Chronic Whole Body Stress? appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

    Ivy Larson
    13 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Ivy LarsonAs the temperature here in south Florida approaches 90 degrees and my sweet tooth remains undisturbed, chilling out with another frozen dessert (ice cream, but of course) is way more alluring than heating up the stove to bake a treat. And of the dairy free ice creams I have shared so far, I think this... Read More »The post Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Superfood Gluten Free Banana Bread with Hemp Seeds

    Ivy Larson
    8 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Ivy Larson  I seriously do not think it is possible for me to be any more excited about this gluten free banana bread recipe than I currently am. Before I get into how amazing it is, I must share the little story of how it came about… Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe was Born Out of Necessity I have... Read More »The post Superfood Gluten Free Banana Bread with Hemp Seeds appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Energy Boosting Smoothie

    Ivy Larson
    6 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Ivy Larson  Do you feel as though you always have all the energy you need to get through each day with plenty of zip, pep and go? If not, rest assured you are not alone. This energy boosting smoothie recipe with Maca is easy to make, easy to digest and will absolutely boost endurance (for fitness and life!), stamina and... Read More »The post Energy Boosting Smoothie appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
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  • My Red Nosed Reaction

    James Kiester
    22 May 2015 | 4:22 pm
    -On May 21st NBC dedicated their primetime slots to Red Nose Day. I’d seen the $1.00 noses at Walgreens and the commercials, but I didn’t understand what it was. An hour before it hit the air, I put myself into irreverent foodie mode a tweeted that if I wanted a red nose I’d open a bottle of vodka.From the comfort of my cozy bed, I turned the special on. My HD the screen showed Jack Black being guided, through a city in Uganda, by a 12 year old homeless boy. When the boy showed him the best garbage bins to eat from, my heart sank. When the boy begged to go home with Jack, I completely…
  • Pulling A "Kanye West"

    James Kiester
    12 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    -Photo courtesy of Vintage Sugarcube. During Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video "You Belong with Me," at 2009's MTV Music Awards, Kanye West burst onto the stage and claimed that Beyoncé had been robbed of the prize.  As tacky as that move was, six years later I'm about to make a similar move.Jenny Johnson is a San Diego food writer/photographer who revamps traditional desserts with a playful pop culture or retro twist.  On her blog, Vintage Sugarcube, Jenny invites readers to, "take a ride with her in reconstructing classic desserts while not taking…
  • Brannon's Brewery and Pub - A Review

    James Kiester
    3 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    -In addition to being an avid foodie, I'm a fan of comic books.  During my last several trips to pick up my weekly helping of heroic fantasies, I've noticed the presence of a new pub, a block from the comic book shop.  Brannon's Brewery & Pub at 3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR, sits in the space Stewart Anderson's Steak House occupied during the better part of my childhood and early adult life.Always interested in new sources of beer and fried bar food, my friend, Dani, and I decided to try the place last week.  The pub has a very open and spacious feel, with a…
  • SPAM SPAM SPAM

    James Kiester
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    -The following entry is a reflection of my Note To Spammers Page, listed above. I'm posting it as a blog entry too, in case there are readers who read my entries, but don't browse my pages above.-Just like the patron in the classic Monty Python skit, I don't like SPAM!  OK, I don't mind the canned spiced ham product, it has its place in the pantries of suburbia.  What I can't stand are anonymous comments which have NOTHING to do with the topic at hand.A few times a week I'll get a comment on a recipe post, such as, "You make a valid point, I never thought of the issue quite that…
  • Copper River Restaurant & Bar - A Review

    James Kiester
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:10 pm
    -My mother is an animal lover, so I popped for tickets and took her to the opening of Disney's new documentary, Monkey Kingdom.  After the movie she returned the favor by treating me to a late lunch/early dinner at the newly opened Copper River Restaurant & Bar at 7370 NE Cornell Road Hillsboro, OR 97124.The restaurant sits where, the now defunct, Hillsboro branch of the On The Border used to be.  Local restaurateur, Christie Burnett, oversaw the building's remodeling which features a fully stocked centrally located bar, a window enclosed dining patio, dark walls, and dimly lit…
 
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  • Estrella Galicia by Hijos de Rivera #OTTBeerDiary Day 139

    Brett Domue
    19 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 139: May 19, 2015…
  • La Gâtine Blonde by Gâtinorge #OTTBeerDiary Day 138

    Brett Domue
    18 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 138: May 18, 2015…
  • La Croix des Greves Ambrée by Brasserie de la Baie #OTTBeerDiary Day 137

    Brett Domue
    17 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 137: May 17, 2015…
  • Cidre Bouche by Calvados Mont St Michel – Mrs Lefranc Luc Et Eric #OTTBeerDiary Day 136

    Brett Domue
    16 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 136: May 16, 2015…
  • Sologne Blonde by Chambord Gastronomie #OTTBeerDiary Day 135

    Brett Domue
    15 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 135: May 15, 2015…
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  • Tiramisu, Two Ways

    Marija
    19 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    So simple that even a child can make it… Of a wonderful airy texture that everybody loves… Tiramisu! There are two versions of this dessert in this post. I simply couldn’t decide which one I like better, so there’s a classic version and an alternative one in a glass. For those of you who like Continue Reading
  • Caramel and Chocolate Tart

    Marija
    13 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    I while ago I made incredible chocolate crusted tart with ganache topping and some red currants. Thought it couldn’t get any better, but this one today might be the actual winner. It almost tastes like a Twix bar. Minus the bottom layer. Guess you can’t go wrong with caramel.
  • Warm potato, peas and chili tuna salad

    Marija
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    I love salads like this. First, it combines cooked and raw ingredients, second, it’s fast and easy to prepare and finally, the burst of fresh green color is amazing. You can use any canned tuna for this salad, but I think that chili tuna in olive oil works the best. Try finding it, and if Continue Reading
  • Pork Chops with Garlic and Pickled Peppers

    Marija
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Something to clean the pantry of the remaining pickled peppers. And anyway, do you use pickled vegetables for cooking at all? It’s amazing how rarely we do it and yet, these veggies can elevate a dish into something completely amazing. I use pickled cucumbers in stews and I put them sometimes into goulash or similar Continue Reading
  • Pizzaiola with Capers

    Marija
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    A dish like this is something you can always count on. Just of few simple ingredients, simple preparation and there’s a dinner you can be proud of. Recipe is from Sale & Pepe magazine, September 2007.
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    VittlesVamp

  • Chocolate & Bourbon Brooklyn-Style

    VittlesVamp
    8 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Organic bean-to-bar chocolate factory meets premium Bourbon distillery. I was deeply concerned that I'd have to plow my way though a sea of hipsters to check out Cacao Prieto in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Happily, there was ne'er a precisely groomed bushy beard or ironic tee-shirt in sight. Instead there was genius swoon-worthy chocolate... ...and equally brilliant barrels and bottles filled with Widow Jane Bourbon and Rye. Not gonna tell you much more, because I think you should go yourself and take the full-on tour with tastings. All I can say is that I'm craving another one of those Pistachio and…
  • Freakin' Amazeballs Irish Coffee

    VittlesVamp
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    I know. What's so special about Irish Coffee? Isn't it just a mug of weak Joe, with a shot of whiskey tossed in, topped with aerosol whipped cream? Under most circumstances, I'd agree with you. But, the Irish Coffee at Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn is a whole other animal. We're talking serious espresso, Power's, simple syrup, hot water, and a float of thick cream. I don't even presume to understand the alchemy that happens behind the bar in order to make this elixir so G-d damned delicious, but trust me: It is G-d damned delicious. It is freakin' incredible. It is the Irish Coffee that…
  • Pretty, Pretty Pastry

    VittlesVamp
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Some people are a sucker for a pretty face. I'm a sucker for a pretty piece of pastry. Mind you, I recognize that the true beauty of a dessert is more than pâte à choux deep. And, lucky for me, I live in New York City, home to some of the finest places for pastry in the U.S., if not the world. (Yes, yes Paris ranks supreme in the pastry wars - but my Metro Card can't drop me off in the 2nd arrondissement.) I'm particularly fond of Brooklyn's Bien Cuit, its mesmerizing Matcha Eclair pictured above. One step into their Smith Street bakery/cafe location and the intoxicating aroma of butter,…
  • Hipster Vietnamese

    VittlesVamp
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    I've long bemoaned the state of Vietnamese fare in New York. Yes, I'm well aware of the enormous popularity of Bahn Mi sandwiches across the five boroughs, but one sandwich does not a national cuisine make. And, without a significant Vietnamese population in town, authentic spots just haven't taken root. I know that if I really want to dive into a stellar bowl of Pho or get my Bun Cha Gio on properly that I need to head to Philadelphia or the Virginia suburbs of D.C. But there seems to be a bit of hope in the air -- the scent of lemongrass mingled with fish sauce descending upon the borough…
  • The Bomb Diggitiest Brunch in Sonoma

    VittlesVamp
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    I haven't had brunch in the majority of restaurants in Sonoma. Heck, I haven't even scratched the surface when it comes to brunch spots in the area. But I don't care. It isn't going to stop me from raving about brunch at Healdsburg's Chalkboard, declaring it the finest midday weekend chow down in California's wine country. No question, I went to plenty of wineries when I hit Sonoma last month. (Gorgeous evidence of one such stop pictured above.) Still, excepting for a Pinot Noir that knocked my socks off at Siduri, my socks were firmly on throughout my vineyard-hopping weekend with pals --…
 
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  • Via Food Truck

    windsoreats
    22 May 2015 | 5:15 pm
    The newest food truck “VIA Food Truck” is on the streets of Windsor Ontario. Featuring “Foods of the world”.   The post Via Food Truck appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • 2015 Battle of Hors D’oeuvres Winners

    pina
    22 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Oh what a night! Big Brother/Big Sister of Windsor and Essex County held their 29th annual Battle of Hors D’oeuvres last night at Caesars Windsor and it was incredible! Over 500 people attended and were treated to an amazing evening of good food, good drink all for a good cause. Congratulations to all those participating! I had the pleasure of acting as a critic alongside Ted Whipp, Chef John Kukucka of Essex Golf and Country Club and Chef Daniele Palanca of Ambassador Golf and Country Club. As critics we grade each plate on taste, presentation, creativity and portion within two categories:…
  • Dressed by an Olive

    windsoreats
    21 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not refined or adulterated with seed oils, it is 100% “Olive Juice”. These oils are lab tested, sensory evaluated and Certified Ultra Premium. They are harvested from 2 hemispheres so we can give you the freshest Olive Oil available. Visit us and discover your Olive!   View Product Selection   The post Dressed by an Olive appeared first on WindsorEats.
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    Eat in OC

  • Spice Up Your Summer Grilling With Salsa

    OC Restaurants
    20 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    What is salsa? You can probably think of many examples of salsas you’ve had, but there’s some disagreement over whether it’s a dip, a condiment, a sauce or even a salad. In terms of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Hummus Can Bring the Whole Family Together

    OC Restaurants
    15 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Like most other families gearing up for the summer months, you probably want to throw a family day party or two this summer. That means lots of excitement, friends, fun, and of course, food. Summer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Don’t Know Anything About Dining Out In Colorado? Read This Guide

    OC Restaurants
    6 May 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Individuals looking for new restaurants to try in the state of Colorado have a great selection. With around 11,000 locations to choose from, dining out in Colorado never has to be boring again. From... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Three Creative Wedding Gifts You Probably Didn’t Think Of

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    24 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    It’s wedding season, which means that for as many couples that are tying the knot, there are many more people scrambling to find the perfect wedding gift for the happy couple. These days... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Three of the Best Greek Yogurt Dips of All Time

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    27 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Yogurt dips are easy to make, and highly nutritious. If you’d like to give your family something to snack on that’s as delicious as it is healthy, try out one of these Greek yogurt dip... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 209 Summer Recipes

    Michelle
    24 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Happy unofficial first day of summer! Although the calendar states that the first official day isn’t until June 21st, I think most of us see Memorial Day weekend as the beginning of summer. To kick off the season, I’m sharing a plethora of my favorite summer recipes from the site. Summer typically means grilling, picnics, cook-outs, and fresh fruit. As a result, I always find appetizers, finger-foods, side dishes, and light and fresh desserts are high on everyone’s wish list. You’ll find a lot of those in the list below, as well as some other summer favorites of mine.
  • The Weekend Dish: 5/23/2015

    Michelle
    22 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Happy long weekend to you! It’s Memorial Day weekend which, I think, means that summer is finally upon us! Last year, we had our families over for a cookout over Memorial Day weekend and broke the news that I was pregnant… fast forward a year – Joseph is here and already 4 months old. It’s crazy how time flies! Tell me what you’re eating this holiday weekend! As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy! On Brown Eyed Baker This Week Top 10 List: Favorite Yeasted Bread…
  • Friday Things

    Michelle
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    1. This handsome devil turned 4 months old this week! His check-up went great – he gained almost three pounds and grew two inches from his 2-month appointment. He’s now 14 lbs 1 ounce and 24 inches long and continues to be so much fun. He’s discovering new things and I’m pretty sure he loves his own voice more than anything. I can’t believe how much he has changed already!! 2. Ever since I was in high school, I have been a morning shower-taker. It didn’t matter how much time I could save in the morning by showering at night, I would get up however much…
  • Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread with Dipping Sauce

    Michelle
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A long, long time ago I made monkey bread for the first time and fell in love with that sweet, yeasted, cinnamon-sugar pull apart bread drenched in a sugar icing. Honestly, what’s not to like about that previous sentence?! I’ve been toying with the idea of a savory version for some time now, and after seeing these pepperoni pizza puff muffins, I was determined to make a pepperoni version, especially since pepperoni bread has long been a staple of mine and my husband’s families since we were both kids. Pepperoni bread for life! This pull-apart bread starts with pizza dough.
  • Classic Pound Cake

    Michelle
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I have a definite affinity for rich and decadent desserts, but during the summer, I love anything that can serve as a vehicle for lots of fresh fruit and piles of whipped cream. Without a doubt, my favorite such vehicles are angel food cake and pound cake. I have a killer recipe for cream cheese pound cake, which I LOVE, but I wanted to get my hands on an equally awesome classic pound cake recipe. This is definitely it, and it deserves a place on your summer baking rotation. Like the cream cheese pound cake, a key to this cake is using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour; it keeps the…
 
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    Honest Cooking

  • Gluten-Free Cornbread Pancakes with Strawberry Jam

    Amanda Marie
    24 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Homemade strawberry jam and maple syrup sit atop fluffy cornbread pancakes for an awesome spring brunch. Try them for dessert, too with a scoop of ice cream. By Amanda Marie These days, on weekend mornings, my favorite thing in the world to do is run along the west-side highway, and then end up at Bubby’s in Tribeca, where I order the sourdough starter pancakes with homemade jam. Ahhhh, the best. The absolute best. Today, I was in a pancake-y mood, and after coming back from the south last week, I have been wanting to mess around with this cornbread recipe from Sean Brock. I decided to…
  • Perfectly Creamy Black Sesame Ice Cream

    Julia Gartland
    24 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A cool, decadent, dairy-filled dessert that will wow eaters with its amazing taste and unique flavor. By Julia Gartland I’ve always found myself feeling a little like an outsider when it comes to defining my own “food philosophy.” I seem to end up in a sweet spot between wholesome/health-inspired/allergen-free cooking and a more classical, technique-driven (and probably sugar-laden) sense of cooking. I generally respond to extremes – those who throw themselves into what they do with complete abandon. I’m inspired by someone like Amy Chaplin as much as I’m…
  • Cookie Butter Brownies

    Amanda Koh
    23 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Take devilishly rich chocolate brownies and top with a swirled chocolate and cookie butter frosting for an outrageously delicious dessert. By Amanda Koh I’ve never really thought to eat biscoff with anything other than white bread. Because seriously, does cookie butter even need any embellishment? I was curious as to what else would go well with the cookie butter so I decided to experiment with chocolate for starters. And I think we can all agree that there is no baked good that could be a better embodiment of chocolate than the darkest fudgiest brownie. I turned to my trusty cocoa…
  • Delights of Dijon — Lemon and Mustard Tuna Burger

    Nora Schlesinger
    23 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    PARTNER POST — Discover the unique flavors of the Dijon region with Maille and enter to win a trip to France Zesty tuna burgers with Dijon mustard are easy to create for a holiday crowd or on a busy weeknight. Plus, the stack includes spicy arugula and salty olive tapenade. By Nora Schlesinger Last week I made a huge batch of olive tapenade (find the recipe here) and now we all need something to spread it on. Granted, as I (perhaps repeatedly, but who’s counting) stated, you can absolutely eat it straight out of the jar, but I highly recommend these burgers as a vehicle instead. They were…
  • Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    Adell Goff
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A chewy chocolate chip cookie bar filled with chocolate chips. These are the perfect treat for a classic chip cookie lover with no time to scoop and bake. By Adell Goff Hello there cookie bar! Where have you been all my life?! No but seriously, I am trying to figure out why I don’t make these more often?! I have tried some different receipts for cookie bars in the past, but these are my favorite for sure. They are a lot easier than traditional cookies, but are just as delicious. And they are thick and chewy so that is a bonus. My husband said that these might be his most favorite treat! He…
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    12 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل العاب تلبيس بنات ستايل - اليوم مع لعبة جد رائعة  انها لعبة بنات تلبيس و هل يمكنك مشاركة  هذاه الفيتاة الجميلة هده العبة؟ ثم عليك الحب بالتأكيد التصميم لهاحتى تحول لها آنسة حديث مع لمسة الأناقة الرجعية! اطافة  لها الماكياج المستوحاة من أعلى رقم ، ثم مسح عن طريق قلم مهذب و اختيار لها اجمل الفساتين مع  تنورة…
 
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    Bobbies Baking Blog

  • Learn to Pipe Royal Icing Flowers on a Sugar Cookie

    bobbienoto
    1 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    What a happy looking cookie! A few days ago I was thumbing through The Art of Royal Icing by Eddie Spence, when I saw this flower design on a cake! I decided to create a sugar cookie inspired by the flower. For this project you will need: Equipment: PME writer nozzle #1 or Wilton/Ateco #1 PME writer nozzle 1.5 PME writer nozzle #2 or Wilton/Ateco #2 PME Supertube 57 or Wilton 101 s PME Supertube #43 2-parchment cones without a nozzle, cut into a “V” parchment cone or disposable piping bag damp cloth Artist brush Materials: Fancy square cookie Royal icing Wilton color right -Pink,…
  • Wedgwood Mother’s Day Cake

    bobbienoto
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    Dedicated to the strongest woman I knew..My Grandma English royal icing over-piping has been around since 1900, the technique fell into the background in the late 80’s with the arrival and popularity of smooth fondant. The beauty of intricately piped details, scrolls and swags was almost a lost art. Luckily, Martha Stewart has been an influential in bring back the technique. I have been wanting to design a Wedgwood cake with a Royal Icing Lambeth Style; Piping this cake for Mother’s Day is an opportune time. For this Project you will need: Equipment: PME supertube #44 PME…
  • White on White Over-Piped Sugar Cookies

    bobbienoto
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    The intricate white royal icing over-piped design on a white covered cookie is breathe taking! Edible wedding favors have become a popular choice for couples to give their guests as a thank you and reminder of their special day. These cookies are a Lambeth inspired with scrolls, toothpick roses and leaves, and are a perfect delicious choice for any wedding. For this project you will need: Equipment: • PME nozzle 58, for the toothpick roses • PME nozzle #5 open star • PME nozzle #3 • PME nozzle #44 • PME nozzle # 2 • PME nozzle ST51 • Parchment cones • Artistic brushes…
  • Learn More Lambeth Method of Cake Decorating

    bobbienoto
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Over piped string-work European over piping with royal icing is an amazing skill to know, the beautiful dimensions are breathtaking. If you want to pipe beautiful cakes using Joseph Lambeth method you need to commit yourself to practice.  Pipe with royal icing several times a week. Covering a cake board and propping the board upright is a perfect way to practice without spending money on a cake dummy (or baking a cake). Once you feel comfortable than move to a covered cake dummy, and finally an actual cake. Here is a wonderful video showing the steps to create the cake above! I love the…
  • Limoges Inspired Wedding Cookies

    bobbienoto
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Delicately painted wedding cookies Painting on fondant or royal icing is fun and rewarding. Surprisingly you don not need to be a master painter to create a beautiful hand painted cookie or cake. If you have never painted on royal icing or fondant practice on a coated cake board first. Watch the video and learn how to paint amazing cakes and cookies.  The key to success for edible hand painting is practice and patience! A closer look!
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    Between the Pages

  • Fabulous Pinocchio Film Reel Cake

    Between the Pages
    24 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Fabulous Pinocchio Cake was made by Chain Lane Cake Company.  This cake was made as part of a cake collaboration to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the release of the Disney animated movie Pinocchio in the United Kingdom. This cake represents a cinema scene with film, film reels, Clapboard and popcorn. Here a view of the side of the cake. Here’s a picture of Pinocchio on the big screen of the movie theatre in the scene where he is underwater. There are red curtains that are on either side of the movie screen. There are three cake film reels with a strip of the film hanging…
  • Marvelous Frozen Fever Cake

    Between the Pages
    23 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Marvelous Frozen Fever Cake was made by Carmen’s Art Cakes. This cake represents the wonderful birthday party that Elsa and others have planned for Anna. Both cakes have yellow daisies and Olaf takes a bite out of the cake for Anna. This single layer 5th birthday cake is aqua-blue. The cake is the same color as the multi-tiered cake that Elsa had made for Anna’a birthday party. There are yellow daisies scattered all over the cake. A bright yellow plaque on the side of the cake shows the birthday name and age.  The cake is trimmed on the bottom with a yellow border. The cake board…
  • Awesome Big Hero 6 Cake

    Between the Pages
    22 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Awesome Big Hero 6 Cake was made by Bambola di zucccero. Hiro Hamada is standing beside Baymax, the healthcare robot built by Hiro’s brother Tadashi Hamada. The detail of these Disney figures is amazing. Hiro is wearing a blue jacket and a red t-shirt with a robot design handprinted on the front of it. He is wearing brown shorts and yellow and white sneakers. The cake is blue with a white ribbon around the bottom. The cake board is red. The detail of Hiro’s face is incredible. He even has individual strands of black hair. He has a shy smile on his face. If you look closely you can…
  • Stunning Chibi Robin Cake

    Between the Pages
    21 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Stunning Chibi Robin Cake was made by Ann-Maries Cakes. This Chibi Robin Cake has Robin standing behind a chocolate birthday cupcake with chocolate icing. The cupcake contains a single birthday candle. Robin is holding a bow with a match tip on the end to light the birthday candle. This Robin is part of Teen Titans GO! Robin is wearing black topped blue boots. His costume has a black cape with a yellow lining. He is wearing a yellow utility belt. HIs gloves, shirt sleeves and pants are green.  This Superhero Cake was made for an 8th birthday celebration.  This cake was made from a…
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    Eat Local Orlando

  • Chef Eddie's opens second location

    Chris Roberts
    10 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Chef Eddie's Soulful Southern cooking has opened a second location in Orlando. It's located at 595 Church Street just west of I-4.Check out the Menu:http://chefeddies.com/our-menu/reviews:http://www.yelp.com/biz/chef-eddies-orlando-4?hrid=K7Tg4GY5kkuCYxJ-icGRegOpen Seven (7) Days A WeekSunday -Thursday  8am -10 PM      and     Friday & Saturday  8am – 11 PM595 West Church Street Orlando, FL 32805TEL: 407.826.1731
  • Osprey Tavern - Baldwin Park

    Chris Roberts
    10 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Osprey Tavern opened in mid March of 2015. The neighborhood it's located in Baldwin Park has been needing a good restaurant for a while now. There were a few good restaurants years ago but now not any worth mentioning except the Sushi place across the street.I finally had a chance to try The Osprey Tavern this weekend and had a great meal. We tried many of the menu items and were mostly impressed.The decor is very nice, although the name implies gastropub, it's much more of a almost fine dining restaurant.The menu seems somewhat limited since they are still in their soft opening phase,…
  • Florida Film Festival 2015 opening night party 4/10/2015

    Chris Roberts
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    The Opening Night party for the Florida Film Festival at Enzian in Maitland to include many local restaurants.  Come celebrate & sample food & cocktails from your favorite local spots. Participating restaurants & bars include Brio Tuscan Grille, Eden Bar, K Restaurant Wine Bar, Swine & Sons, Soco Thornton Park, Rogue Pub, Tito's, Terrapin Beer Co., & more!it's on Friday April 10th, 2015 http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/more details:http://www.eatlocalorlando.com/2015/03/florida-film-festival-2015-in-orlando.html
  • Swine & Sons Opening Friday, April 3

    Chris Roberts
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Swine & Sons Opening Friday, April 3 Swine & Sons Provisions will officially open to the public on Friday, April 3!The newest addition to the Swine Family will incorporate Cask & Larder’s sophisticated southern cuisine and The Ravenous Pig’s innovative flare for modern fine dining, while introducing a novel takeout concept to Central Florida.Swine & Sons is located immediately west of Cask & Larder at 595 West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park. The shop will specialize in takeout charcuterie, made-to-order butcher sandwiches, seasonally inspired homemade ice cream,…
  • The Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen

    Chris Roberts
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen is now open in College Park. Menu includes wings w/ Funky Buddha sauce & more!2603 Edgewater DrOrlando, Florida(407) 930-6282 11:00am - 10:00pmPrice Range: $$
 
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    Barbecue Tricks

  • Traeger Pellet Grill

    Bill West
    17 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Pellet Grills are like magic. The are a barbecue trick in and of themselves because they cook with real wood instead of other fuels sources like charcoal and propane.   It’s the most convenient way to get real wood taste and great smoke flavor.    We have tested the new Traeger Texas pellet grill and it is a winner. Pellet Grills Benefits and Tricks: Pellet cookers like the Traeger (and Rec Tec) allow the pitmaster (or is it pellet master?) to hold a low and slow consistent temperature over a very long cook. See the latest Traeger Deals  on Amazon. Another plus on the Traeger is…
  • BBQ For Mothers Day

    Bill West
    3 May 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Just posted a quick (probably the quickest video I’ve done) on why a Starbucks Ceramic Mug  – SEE it HERE if you’ve ever wondered why some thing’s warn “do NOT microwave.”  Guess who got burrrned?? But more pressing is that I saw a killer deal on some BBQ gear and Mama’s day gifts (the kindle fire price is sweet) on Amazon that you may appreciate – but they expire quick… here goes: First I was suprised to see about $100 bucks off one of the most popular grills out… you’ll know the name… If you are a charcoal fan Check…
  • Texas BBQ Defined at Lockhart Smoke House

    Bill West
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    So just what is Texas BBQ?  We paid a visit to a Lockhart Smoke house near Dallas to watch them do it right… It’s the home of Jalapeno Sausage (via Kreuz Market). It’s beef it’s brisket-it’s butcher paper it’s jalapeno peppers… Texas BBQ just what makes it special? Plus a trick to the sauce… Just outside of Dallas at Lockhart BBQ and yes… my test its you CAN smell smoke! Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas ft worth – helps define some things… The meat is beef… Brisket is the headliner And the smoke – although many think…
  • The Right Tomato for Your Recipe

    Bill West
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Choose the Right Type of Tomato for Your Recipe By Noelle Renee Allen Which Tomato is the Right Tomato? There are six different types of tomatoes to eat, and they vary in taste. Learning about the different types will help you choose the right one for your next recipe. Cherry This miniature tomato comes loaded with nutrition and flavor. They resemble a cherry but are the color of a tomato. When eating this type, you will immediately notice how sweet it is, compared to other varieties. They are perfect for a salad or to enjoy on their own. Globe Globe tomatoes are the ones that many people…
  • Warning: New Pork Temperature Safe USDA Guidline

    Bill West
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Under cooked barbecue… what you don’t know may just hurt you! and Bill West recently the temperature guidelines for cooking pork have changed in america’s USDA guidelines…. The good news is today’s pork producers are making things much safer when it comes to undercooked food transmitting harmful bacteria — in 2011 USDA Lowered the “doneness” or pork’s safe temp to 145 from 160…  We recommend using a quality meat thermometer probed in the thickest part of the meat.  ( See info on the popular thermapen below.) Chicken is a bigger…
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    In A Half Shell

  • While You Were Slurping

    Julie
    15 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    #INAHALFSHELL Oyster Instagrams of the Week: What a nice #Shellfie from @anhiedukes (left)! Learning and shucking shot from @jodidangerous (right). Want your pic to be featured? Tag your IG’s with #inahalfshell and follow @inahalfshellblog!   – Oyster heaven: Hama Hama hits upon a tasty business model. – NYC’ers: Grand Banks is back! – Washington oyster farms using pesticides? Doesn’t sound good to me… – Prince Harry recently earned himself some oyster cred. – Here are 12 Oyster Deals across Rhode Island. – New Orleans…
  • Cape Cod Oyster Tour: Breaking Dawn in Wellfleet for Puffer’s Petites

    Julie
    14 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    No Cape Cod oyster tour would be complete without a trip to Wellfleet Harbor, home to one of America’s most iconic oysters. For the last chapter (in cased you missed them, see WiAnno, Monks Cove, and off-the-cape Duxbury), I’m very excited to share my adventures on the Puffer Oyster Farm, with a peek inside Wellfleet Shellfish Company. 4:45AM, pre-dawn: Michelle and I got up, got dressed, and tiptoed out of the The Holden Inn. We hustled down Commercial Street and across the ghostly quiet beach. Nobody was awake. (We were barely awake.) Time and tide wait for no one,…
  • Oyster Omakase: the Makings of a Personal Passion Experiment

    Julie
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    Oyster Omakase, my experimental oyster tasting pop up in New York City, was born out of a spontaneous impulse. Having traveled around the world in search of oysters and amazing half shell experiences, it dawned on me that I could be creating them as well. Although I’ve hosted a few private events here and there, I never really took a chance to put myself out there and see what would happen. Well, this is what happened. Oyster Omakase (pronounced “Oh-ma-ka-say”) was a series of short, illuminating oyster tasting and pairing events that I hosted last month. It was intended…
  • My Favorite Oyster Moments of Seafood Expo 2015

    Julie
    4 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    I can’t believe it has already been nearly three weeks since the Boston Seafood Expo! The month of March was a real oystery blur for me, but I had to make sure that I wrote up a quick recap of my favorite moments during and outside of the trade show. This year felt similar to last year’s event, but with a few extra surprises that made it even more memorable. To start… #1 Hanging Out with Rowan Jacobsen and Patrick McMurray OMG. Star struck. For a few of you who might be confused, the two gentlemen are oyster celebrities. Rowan Jacobsen is the author of A Geography…
  • Cape Cod Oyster Tour: A New Class of Duxbury Oysters & Oyster Farmers

    Julie
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Like most of you in the Northeast, I am very, very over this winter. The seemingly endless bouts of snow and bone-chilling temperatures has left me yearning for warmer days. I can only imagine what it has been like for oyster farmers up and down the coast. In my hope to warm up your screen and spirit, here’s a recap of my trip to Duxbury Bay from my Cape Cod Oyster Tour adventure last summer. So I realize that Duxbury Bay is not actually part of Cape Cod, but my friend Michelle Williams of Coffee & Champagne and I still embrace it as an important part of our epic oyster farm…
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    Grocery Coupon Network Blog: Couponing Secrets Exposed!

  • Walgreens: Purex $.99 each after $1/2 Coupon (Update)

    Carly Mancl
    24 May 2015 | 8:15 pm
    $.99 after coupon this week! $1.00 off two Purex Liquid Detergent or UltraPacks Purex Deal even Sweeter at Walgreens! We posted the Walgreens Purex Deal tonight.  I tested this deal last night at my local Walgreens!  It looks like the $1/2 Coupon takes $1 from each of the Purex Bottles Purchased.  I did not try this on the Ultra Packs.  I did this one the liquid detergent. $0.99 each after coupon! Here is the Walgreens Deal I did Purex Liquid Detergent-$1.99 I bought four=$7.96 I used two $1.00 off two Purex Liquid Detergent or UltraPacks Took $4 off Final Cost:  $3.96/4-$0.99 each…
  • ShopRite Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (5/24 – 5/30)

    Carly Mancl
    24 May 2015 | 6:09 pm
    ShopRite Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up Deals! ShopRite Savings and Deals of the Week Here are this week ShopRite Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up and Store Deals.  This week.save on General Mills Cereal, lots of household deals, and more Keebler Cookies-$2/$4 (must buy 2) Buy two=$4 Use two $1/1 Printable Coupons for 850 Kellogg’s Family Rewards Points Final Cost:  $2/2 or $1 each Cheez-its-$2.49 Use $1/1 Printable Coupons for 850 Kellogg’s Family Rewards Points Final Cost:  $1.49 Pepsi 2 Liters-4/$5 Use 4/$3 ShopRite Digital Coupon Final Cost:  $4/3 Eggo Waffles-$1.99 Use $1/1 Printable…
  • Kmart: Save $40 on a Z-Shade 10′ x 10′ Instant Canopy!

    Carly Mancl
    24 May 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Save $40! Now just $39.99 Save $40 on a Z-Shade 10′ x 10′ Instant Canopy at Kmart this week only Big Savings on An Instant Canopy at Kmart Kmart has an amazing deal on a Z-Shade 10′ x 10′ Instant Canopy.  This week only, get the Z-Shade 10′ x 10′ Instant Canopy for just $39.99 as listed in the Weekly ad!  You will save $40 on this!  The regular price of this was $79.99! Save $40! Product Details 1) Extra Heavy Duty Commercial Steel Frame with Cross Truss Design for added strength and stability in strong winds. 2) 5 Different height adjustments for use in…
  • Amazon: Save up to 17% Now on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Tablet

    Jeff Richards
    24 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Save up to $100! Save on a Great Gift for Dad Your dad may not realize that he wants a tablet, but I’ll bet he’d have a hard time putting one down once it’s in his hands. You can save up to 17% on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ tablet now from Amazon, and enjoy the surprise this Father’s Day. You can choose the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB versions of this Fire tablet, each at a discount from the regular price. All models include built-in wi-fi, and you can save even more on the 4G LTE compatible versions as well. Whether your dad is a reader, a movie or music buff, or just…
  • Walmart Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (5/24-5/30)

    Heather Leade
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Walmart Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (5/24-5/30) Save at Walmart with Coupons! Make sure you visit our Walmart home page to learn all the ways you can save at Walmart every week! Just click on the ‘Savings Tips’ tab. Here are this week’s Walmart match ups: Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (40ct) – $6.47 Use $2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons Final Cost = $4.47 Playtex Sport Liners (54ct) – $3.97 Use $3/1 Playtex Sport Liners Final Cost = $.97 Friskies Party Mix Treats – $1.50 Use $1/3 Friskies Party Mix Treats Final Cost = $1.17 each wyb 3  Snack Pack Pudding…
 
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    Hilah Cooking

  • Put It In My Mouth

    Hilah
    23 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGwjcA69_8 A new series on Hilah Cooking wherein I let people put stuff in my mouth. Here’s our first video with Adriene. If you’re like to send me things to put in my mouth, you may mail them to Hilah Cooking PO Box 143841 Austin, TX 78714 Be sure to include your return address so I can send you a gift back! And include any YouTube or Twitter handles you’d like me to thank in the video! The post Put It In My Mouth appeared first on Hilah Cooking.
  • Charro Beans

    Hilah
    16 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    “Frijoles de Charro” translates into  “cowboy beans” and are the Mexican equivalent of Ranch style beans, but just like homemade Ranch style beans, they are many times better than canned Ranch-style beans and quite different. Characterized by lots of bacon and tomatoes, charro beans are rich enough to stand on their own, or rather, sit on their own … in a bowl … with some cornbread and salad for a simply delicious meal. Add a link of crumbled chorizo sausage and/or a handful or chicharrones along with the bacon for an extra punch of pork.  Add a bottle…
  • Smashed Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Mustard and Thyme

    Hilah
    9 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Smashed Roasted Potatoes Video (scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odfd4xL0EII I’ve seen pictures of smashed roasted potatoes all over the internet recently and they reminded me maybe of the potato rissoles we had several times at the Palace Cafe in New Orleans. Lucky me, they are pretty similar in texture — creamy inside, crunchy salty outside — but way easier than I imagine the rissoles are to make. Perhaps the best part of this recipe, though, is that you can boil a bunch of potatoes early in the week and then smash, season and roast them later…
  • Knife Care 101

    Hilah
    2 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Weige Custom Knife shop – How Knives are made //www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMie2OZwZzw We visited Travis Weige of Weige Knives in Austin to learn how he creates custom chef knives, Santoku, petty, paring, boning, utility and hunting knives in his home shop. Each knife is made by hand, from shaping the blade to smoothing the handle. Customers can choose the type of steel they’d like; the shape and weight of the knife; the handle material (wood, stone, bone); even choosing from a collection of handmade decorative pins that hold the handle. For an especially custom knife, Travis will…
  • Crispy Chicken Stir Fry – Chinese Takeout at Home!

    Hilah
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    Chicken Stir Fry Video (scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzzfiHJ6UvY I came up with this one evening when what I was really craving was some Chinese take-out, the kind that’s way too sweet and sticky and tastes awesome but leaves you feeling kind of terrible in your guts after you eat it, you know the kind I’m talking about? The kind that comes with broccoli, but only like four sprigs of it, overcooked and soft. The kind that comes with fried rice speckled with greasy peas and carrot nubs. The kind that comes with a styrofoam cup of gloppy, lukewarm egg…
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  • >> Turmeric + Garlic Popcorn >> Food That Can Elevate Your Mood + Make Sugar Cravings Go Away

    Aldy
    16 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    One thing that I’ve learned while stop eating refined sugar (and other processed foods) is never to let myself go hungry. Being hungry is one of the main reasons that make us fall into those sugar cravings that provoke the need to eat refined food load of sugars and starches. Believe me, I put myself as a guinea pig to experiment enough and discover ‘the body’ is not prepared to make the right food choices and is not selective either while coping with a hungry-empty stomach. And that’s when foods lacking of nutrition make their way to our mouth and can make the cicle of sugar and bad…
  • Roasted Onions + Red Bell Pepper Pasta Sauce and Spinach + Ricotta Crepe Cannelloni (Vegetarian)

    Aldy
    1 May 2015 | 7:45 pm
    And yet, here it is another meat- free recipe FOR YOU! In my last post, I shared this vegetarian burger recipe, and I thought that it would be a good idea to share another meat-free favorite of mine. If you’re a vegetarian or just trying to eat less meat, I’m positive that you’d fall in love with this recipe entirely. So vegetarians ‘and also omnivores’ are welcome to try it!This recipe has a lot of meaning to me, and that’s because it has my mother’s name written all over it. Me and my brother’s would stand by the kitchen’s table looking at my mom (almost impatiently) while…
  • The Amazing Chickpea Burger!!! For a Meat Free Weekend or Any Day of The Week (vegetarian)

    Aldy
    11 Apr 2015 | 1:21 am
    Hey Everyone! How was your Easter?... Here we had some wonderful days and fortunately the weather was nice too (even though we're in autumn doesn't feel quite autumnal yet!) Anyway, I'm SUPER SUPER excited about sharing this recipe with you today! Believe me, I've been wanting to share this Chickpea Burger recipe for quite some time now (a few months to be more precise). And so the day has finally come! (insert dancing + clapping here please, any song you'd like, I'll pick one of the NKOTB songs here, yes ... 80's style)However before going into this Amazing Vegetarian Burger, by the way I…
  • carrot granola sweet bread|refined sugar free + good

    Aldy
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    I was having a bowl of granola the other day but I was also thinking about carrot cake at the same time! Yes, thinking about food while having food...oh, 'si gente' yes people, I have those moments (do you have those kind of moments too?! or is it just me?!)... I love food too much and that's my explanation for it. However, that's how the 'Carrot Granola Bread' idea came along and make my day very- very happy! The end. Oh, what a sweet tale, Aldy! Or may be I should have named this blog post; 'The Happy Tale of Aldy and The Carrot Granola Sweet bread'... (ha,ha, ha Ok.enough fooling around :)…
  • // 12 Easter Savoury Recipes You Should Want to Know /Borrow! //

    Aldy
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Hello Again. Is going to be Easter soon! (Ok. may be you're thinking... Yes, I know, Aldy! And I'm getting pretty anxious (+ I'm struguling) to find some food ideas for this upcoming Easter!) (Wow! Have I just read your mind?!...I bet I did!) Not to worry my friends I bring you some pretty good Easter inspired recipes from some amazing cook+bloggers (cook-bloggers?! can I say cook-bloggers instead of food bloggers?!...Ok.) that you can make and enjoy with your family + friends (and maybe also with some friends of your friends. yes, those unxpected 'amigos' / friends that come with…
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    Spicie Foodie ™

  • Homemade Red Curry Paste and How To Store The Leftover Paste

    Spicie Foodie
    22 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    Do you ever end up with too many dried chiles? I somehow always end up buying too many bags of them. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because then I always have plenty of peppers to spice up our meals. The only drawback to a pantry full of dried chilies is that they risk going to waste. You see, as I’ve been learning, here in the Tropics food goes bad quickly. When I lived in Europe I never once had to worry about the weather destroying my dried pantry food. But now that I live in a place that is always hot and always humid, this is something I always have to keep in mind. The…
  • Berrylicious Matcha Chia Pudding

    Spicie Foodie
    17 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Did you know you can have pudding for breakfast? But don’t worry this is a pudding that is actually really good for you. The secret ingredient, and what makes this treat healthy, is the itty-bitty little chia seeds. Salvia Hispanica, or chia, is a flowering plant in the same family as mint, whose seeds are harvested for food. The seeds are considered a super-food due to it’s high nutritional values. Chia is believed to be a good source of omega-3, fibre, calcium, and rich in antioxidants. When mixed with a liquid they absorb as much as twenty-seven times their weight in water. The…
  • Grilled Eggplant Salad And The Giveaway Winner

    Spicie Foodie
    14 May 2015 | 4:22 am
    Before we get to the eggplant let’s congratulate the Singley’s Pecan Perfections giveaway winner… Congratulations to comment #22, MJ of MJ’s Kitchen. We will be in touch shortly so you can enjoy those chocolately pecans!
  • Green Salad with Hardboiled Eggs and Cranberry Balsamic Dressing

    Spicie Foodie
    8 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    If you browse my archives you’ll notice that my salad recipes are quite simple. I don’t need much in a salad to satisfy my salad craving. The way I build my salads is almost always based on colours, how vibrant (pretty) they’ll look on the plate. This simple green salad you see before you is quite basic, but very delicious and satisfying. The greens I used were baby spinach and kale. We don’t see much kale around here, but when it’s available I snatch it up and devour it. For protein I included some hardboiled eggs. And the dressing was nothing more than an…
 
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  • 6 Delicious Greek Lamb Recipes

    3 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Although lamb is especially associated with Greek Easter, there are several recipes which can be eaten at any time. We've put together 6 of these Greek recipes for you. Just click on the links to go straight to the recipe. Lamb with Artichokes in Avgolemono Sauce Lamb Kleftiko Youvetsi with LambRoast Lamb with Potatoes and Feta CheeseLamb Ribs on Vine StalksLamb with Yoghurt SauceEat and Enjoyca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Greek Lamb and Artichokes in Avgolemono Sauce

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    This is a delicious Greek lamb dish. The artichokes are a delightful accompaniment and the Avgolemono Sauce just tops it off perfectly. We have included endives (antidia in Greek) in the recipe, but if you can't get them it doesn't matter - they add body to the dish, but are optional. Ingredients1kg (approx.) leg of lamb, in 6 portions6 artichokes½ kg endives (optional)6 spring onions chopped2 tbsp. fresh dill chopped2 tbsp. fresh wild fennel chopped1 tbsp. fresh mint chopped2 eggsJuice from 2 lemons200ml olive oilSalt and pepper to tastePreparationHeat the oil in a pan and then add the…
  • Greek Easter Magiritsa

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
       Magiritsa is a traditional dish associated with the Greek Easter. It is eaten to break the Fast before Easter and is prepared on Holy Saturday and eaten directly after the midnight service. There are variations in the recipes used, but this recipe (which is not a soup) is a simple, traditional way of preparing it - called Tsilihourdi - from a village in northern Corfu.For recipe, click here.  Vegetarian MagiritsaThis is an easy recipe for a vegetarian alternative to Magiritsa. It's basically an alternative soup for those who are vegetarian or who do not like magiritsa. It's…
  • 4 Greek Spoon Sweets

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:11 am
    It's common practice in Greece if you visit someone during the day or early evening, to be offered a spoon sweet, or 'gliko koutaliou'. This is a sweet made from fruit and kept in a jar, to be served on a sweet dish (preferably glass) whenever someone comes.These are 4 recipes for you to try.Apple Spoon SweetGrape Spoon Sweet Orange Spoon SweetQuince Spoon SweetEat and Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Greek Recipe Index

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    Just a reminder that you can take a look at our Recipe Index to see at a glance all the Greek recipes on our blog (over 150) and go directly to your choice. Just click here or click the tab at the top of the page.Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • Bengali Cabbage Stir Fry

    Praveen Kumar
    20 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    This quick and easy Bengali style cabbage stir-fry goes well with any dish/meal. Ingredients: Cabbage – 350 to 400 gms, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp Ginger Paste – 1 tsp Onion – 1, chopped Panch Phoran (Five-Spice Powder) – 2 tsp (substitute with Garam Masala Powder if not available) Coriander Leaves – […]
  • Spicy Scrambled Eggs

    Praveen Kumar
    19 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Also known as Anda Bhurji, this delicious Indian dish is quick to make and makes a healthy breakfast to start your day. Ingredients: Eggs – 2 Onion – 1, finely chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped Turmeric Powder – a pinch Oil – 2 tsp Green Chilli – 1, chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 […]
  • Bengali Murgir Jhol (Bengali Chicken Curry)

    Praveen Kumar
    19 May 2015 | 2:25 am
    Bengali Chicken Stew
  • Chilli Paneer

    Sunita Karthik
    18 May 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Chilli Paneer
  • Kandhari Murgh Tikka

    Praveen Kumar
    18 May 2015 | 10:54 pm
    A popular Afghani dish where chicken is marinated in pomegranate juice and spices. Best served with rotis, naans or parathas. Ingredients: Chicken Breasts – 250 gms, skinless, boneless, chopped Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, chopped Plain Yogurt – 3 tsp Besan Flour (Chickpea Flour) – 1 tsp Red Chilli […]
 
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  • Avocado Egg Salad in Bell Pepper Cups

    roni
    22 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    The California Avocado Commission just needs to hire me as a full time ambassador or something. We are currently working together on a post-per-month contract but I can’t help myself. I love coming up with new ways to eat avocados! (And it feels so weird saying that as a former avocado hater but it’s true). This morning I was staring at my last avocado, trying to figure out a new way to eat [...]
  • Green Pineapple Core and Coconut Smoothie

    roni
    19 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    I hate wasting food. I’m not Molly Ms. Perfect but I do normally try to do things like eating leftovers, using bones to make soup, and freezing aging fruit for recipes. I also love this bagged spinach trick and I even have freezer bags of vegetable scraps to use when I make stock. I have, however, gotten [...]
  • Portabello, Sausage, Kale and Spagetti Squash Skillet

    roni
    14 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    I’m finding my groove again with keeping fresh ingredients on hand for inspiration. This was yesterday’s lunch and I’m shocked how simple yet how delicious it was with only 5 ingredients! Sausage Roll: I’ve been keeping one of these on hand to add to eggs in the morning but I love how versatile it is. It’s great for single servings and portion control, too, because you just cut off what you need. Portabello Mushroom Caps: I go through phases with these. Every few months I’ll [...]
  • Whole Wheat Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

    roni
    12 May 2015 | 5:22 pm
    On Mother’s Day I decided to whip up a batch of chocolate muffins. Of course I couldn’t just follow a recipe as written — where’s the fun in that? — so I dug online for one I could use as a starting point. The recipe I found was pretty typical and called for the addition of chocolate chips and chunks but I skipped all that. Instead, I focused on healthier ingredients that would make a hearty and satisfying breakfast. Mission accomplished. The [...]
  • Quinoa-Topped Portobello Melt

    roni
    8 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    This was one of those lunch idea that just hit me when I opened the fridge. I’ve been trying to keep cooked quinoa on hand for quick meals and I picked up a packed of portobello mushrooms this past weekend just because. When I saw both side by side I thought… BAM! Lunch. I used what I had on hand, which was some fresh spinach and aging grape tomatoes but this idea can go in a million directions. I really wish I had some fresh basil but [...]
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  • Fresh Fava Beans, Tomatoes & Mint Bruschetta

    Cristina
    22 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    As a small plate, appetizer, side dish or a quick snack, this bruschetta is bright, colorful and packs a tasty punch with fresh spring fava beans, cherry or grape tomatoes, some sprigs of mint and then drizzled with fresh lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. It’s a meal in itself! Continue reading: Fresh Fava Beans, Tomatoes & Mint Bruschetta. Appetizers, Small Plates & Snacks, Mediterranean Flavors, Side Dishes, spring, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Fresh Fava Beans, Tomatoes & Mint Bruschetta appeared first on Teenie Cakes.
  • Fresh Fava Beans

    Cristina
    17 May 2015 | 10:55 pm
    It shouldn’t be too late to enjoy fresh fava beans while they’re still in season… Continue reading: Fresh Fava Beans. Gluten Free, Ingredient Spotlight, Photography & Food In Focus, spring, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Fresh Fava Beans appeared first on Teenie Cakes.
  • Edible Gardening Section Expanded

    Cristina
    7 May 2015 | 10:28 pm
    from our labor of love – the edible garden It’s been sometime in the making…A newer main part of the journal – the Edible Gardening section expanded… Continue reading: Edible Gardening Section Expanded. Edible Garden ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Edible Gardening Section Expanded appeared first on Teenie Cakes.
  • Baby Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese & Herbs

    Cristina
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    These little tarts are the perfect appetizers or side dish while baby heirloom, cherry or grape tomatoes are at their best! Continue reading: Baby Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese & Herbs. Appetizers, Small Plates & Snacks, fall, Mediterranean Flavors, Side Dishes, spring, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Baby Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese & Herbs appeared first on Teenie Cakes.
  • Individual Chicken-Vegetable Pot Pies w/Puff Pastry Crust & Dream Kitchen Planning

    Cristina
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    I reworked a favorite recipe and hearty meal for chicken pot pies by adding more of a variety of vegetables and using flaky puff pastry. I’m also having some fun planning for a dream kitchen with ideas that can be done in a weekend and without a full remodel! Continue reading: Individual Chicken-Vegetable Pot Pies w/Puff Pastry Crust & Dream Kitchen Planning. fall, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Soups & Stews, spring, summer, winter ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Individual Chicken-Vegetable Pot Pies w/Puff Pastry Crust & Dream Kitchen Planning appeared…
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  • Chapeau!, San Francisco

    Foodnut.com
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    One of our favorite San Francisco restaurants.. Chapeau! is a French Bistro located in the San Francisco Richmond district in the middle of the Clement Street shopping district. At one time, they had two locations, but later wisely consolidated into this one location. Chapeau! SF opened in 1996 and means hat or wow in French. Chef […] This post originally from Chapeau!, San Francisco Related posts: Clementine Restaurant Review, San Francisco State Bird Provisions Review, San Francisco Absinthe Brasserie Review, San Francisco
  • Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo

    Foodnut.com
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – RyuGin (Inspired by a Zen poem that describes a powerful dragon) is a 3 Michelin Star Japanese restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. We had planned to dine here about 5 years ago, but the Tsunami got in the way. We finally crossed it off our bucket list. […] This post originally from Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo Related posts: Dons de la Nature, Tokyo Ame Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Francisco Maruya Restaurant Review, San Francisco
  • Michael Bauer’s 2015 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants

    Foodnut.com
    13 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    We critique the Master’s list. Michael Bauer’s 2015 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants has been published. Available to non subscribers on May 17, 2015. The annual list from the Foodie god, concentrates on fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. We notice that they’re a lot more restaurants in the North Bay and very […] This post originally from Michael Bauer’s 2015 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants Related posts: Michael Bauer’s 2013 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants Michael Bauer’s 2014 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants Michael Bauer’s 2012 Top 100…
  • Dons de la Nature, Tokyo

    Foodnut.com
    11 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Best Steak in the World? Why did we dine here? – After Sushi and Ramen, Steak was our next must try food in Japan. They are home to cattle taken to the next level. Legends of beer guzzling, massage cows danced in our minds. We have had A5 grade Wagyu only once before, at 5A5 […] This post originally from Dons de la Nature, Tokyo Related posts: Bar Masa Restaurant Review, Las Vegas 5A5 Steak Lounge Restaurant Review, San Francisco Shabu House Restaurant Review, Burlingame
  • Pizzeria Mozza Review, Los Angeles

    Foodnut.com
    4 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – Pizzeria Mozza is a popular Southern California Italian restaurant with Chef Nancy Silverton in partnership with star chef Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. We had it on our short list for our recent trip after a great meal previously at Osteria Mozza. Mozza2go is their pizza take out location, […] This post originally from Pizzeria Mozza Review, Los Angeles Related posts: Osteria Mozza Restaurant Review, Los Angeles Pizzeria Delfina Restaurant Review, San Francisco Campo Pizzeria Restaurant Review, Palo Alto
 
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  • Let The Feasting Begin

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Living in Portland is always such a learning experience, and last night’s Feast Portland launch party was no exception, because I learned that a party isn’t really a party without a vodka luge and a gin and tonic fountain. It just isn’t. Clyde Common was the staging area for last night’s Feast feast, and the Clyde crew brought it. There were raw, baked, grilled and smoked oysters as far as the eye could see, ramps and asparagus roasted in newspaper, Jäger slushies, and of course the aforementioned Hendrick’s cucumber G&T fountain and Reyka vodka luge.   I’m…
  • PPS: The Champagne & Shuttlecocks Edition

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    It was all fair skies and warm breezes last weekend, perfect for the first official Portland Picnic Society gathering of the year, an afternoon of brunch, bubbles, and badminton dubbed PPS: The Champagne and Shuttlecocks Edition. As the girls trickled into Laurelhurst Park carrying spring vegetable tarts, lemon thyme bundt cakes, fruit salads, roasted rhubarb parfaits, fresh Nuvrei pastries, and bottles of rosé, Andrea and Brenda wrestled the badminton setup into place, answering the age old question—How many PPSers does it take to set up a badminton net? The answer being, Nine: Two to…
  • The Picnic, On Shelves

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Pinch me, I’m dreaming—our new book, The Picnic, is on bookstore shelves TODAY! Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker and I are the proud parents of one super cute cookbook all about picnics, inspired by our culinary adventures with the lovely Portland Picnic Society. You can visit the book at Powell’s any time, or find links to order it here on the Portland Picnic Society website. Hooray!!
  • Six Super Soups

    admin
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Last week I taped an interview about our new picnic book with The Splendid Table, which will air sometime in May, and I was so deeply and pathologically anxious for pretty much the entire week before the interview, that at one point I could barely even choke down solid food, including my daily half pound of chocolate. Yes, it was that serious. So for a few days there, I ate a lot of milkshakes and soup—ramen and tom yum and phở, oh my. First up, I discovered Nong’s Khao Man Gai’s Super Soup, which will now forever be in my soup wonders of Portland arsenal. Normally my standing…
  • Holla for a Dolla Oyster

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    If you have your priorities straight, there’s nothing you like better in this life than an oyster, except for a dollar oyster. Speaking of which, if you need a Saturday night infusion of budget-friendly bivalves and seriously generous cava pours, Broder Nord is your happy place. Every Saturday night from 5pm until 9pm or until they run out, beautiful Hama Hama oysters on the half shell are but a dollar each. Don’t dally about getting there either, because dollar oysters are a hot commodity. We arrived at 5:15 and barely got the last couple of bar seats, and when we left at…
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    Gratitude Gourmet (tm) - Blog

  • Expresso Lucano & Amarula Coffee Surprise 

    20 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    I really enjoy Coffee Cocktails, and here are Two great ones for you to try. 'Espresso Lucano' and 'Amarula Coffee Surprise'. Amarula is a cream liqueur from South Africa. It is made with sugar, cream and the fruit of the African marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea) which is also locally called the Elephant tree or the Marriage Tree and won a gold medal at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Elephants enjoy eating the fruit of the marula tree. Because of the marula tree's association with elephants, the distiller has made them its symbol and supports elephant conservation efforts,…
  • Lighthouse gourmet cheese, greek yogurt dips, and instantly fresh herbs

    4 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Mint joins 17 Litehouse Instantly Fresh Herbs, which are just like fresh herbs, but last much longer: just rehydrate with the moisture in what you’re making, and it springs back to life. Check out OPA by Litehouse and Opadipity – These delicious dressings and dips use Greek yogurt as a base, allowing for a thick, creamy consistency with fewer calories and more protein. Simply Artisan Reserve – The Litehouse master cheesemakers have handcrafted a new line of gourmet cheese in easy to serve packages from Blue, Feta and Gorgonzola Crumbles to Crafted Wheels.
  • RIPE Bar Juice

    4 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    RIPE, the first cold pressed, High Pressure Processed (HPP) bar juice uses only fresh ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup, no GMOs and no preservatives, its making it a delicious cocktail juice.  It’s an easy two-step process, just combine RIPE bar juice and liquor. Check out flavors like San Marzano Bloody MaryAgave Mojito and Classic Cosmopolitan.A great recipe for RIPE Agave Mojito is here. Cheers!!!
  • Nestle purchases certified, sustainable cocoa for Easter Collection

    4 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Nestlé Confections & Snacks has announced the purchase of certified, sustainable cocoa equal to the amount needed to produce the entire Easter chocolate collection for 2015. In a recent survey, nearly 80% of consumers said that they would prefer to purchase chocolate products made with sustainable cocoa if they were easy to find and didn’t cost more. The Easter collection is their next step toward its goal of making all its US produced chocolate products with sustainable cocoa from the their Cocoa Plan. New Easter products this year include the Crunch Creamy Caramel NestEggs…
  • Classic Bellini

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    I was lucky to visit Harry's Bar in Venice - the home of the Bellini with some great friends!Here's a great Bellini recipe using Powell & Mahoney Peach Bellini Cocktail Mixer. - Cheers! :)Classic Bellini:Glassware: Champagne flute. 4 oz. chilled Prosecco and 1 oz. Powell & Mahoney Peach Bellini. Garnish: Slice of white peach.  
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  • Engawa – Kobe Beef in Ham Yard

    Emyr Thomas
    21 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    Located in the new ‘Ham Yard Village’, a collection of boutiques that’s a part of Firmdale Group’s Ham Yard Hotel development, Engawa offers a unique take on Japanese dining by focusing almost solely on Kobe beef. Revered by many as the most exclusive beef in the world, where only 3,000 cattle qualify each year as Kobe grade. Those that do are rumoured to be given beer and massages while listening to music. The reason for Kobe being regarded as the pinnacle is its apparent superior flavour, its tenderness and the marbling in the meat itself. (As a side note, you may have seen Wagyu…
  • Ceviche Old St – Peruvian Delights in Old Street

    Emyr Thomas
    18 May 2015 | 1:27 am
    A guinea pig cooked whole and served on a plate – head and legs and mouth open and teeth sticking out – that’s what sometimes comes to my head when I remember travelling and eating in Peru almost 10 years ago. Thankfully, Peruvian cuisine is so much more than just roasted guinea pigs, lama steaks and lots of potatoes. In Lima I discovered and fell in love with ceviche – a raw fish or seafood marinated in lime and onion and most often served with sweet potato and corn. I liked the taste of it so much, I often had it for lunch, dinner and sometimes in between. So every time I hear…
  • Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo – Belle Epoque Glamour in Monaco

    Emyr Thomas
    14 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    I was recently on a visit of hotels in the South of France, which culminated at the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo. The Principality of Monaco is one of those mythical places that has been a destination for movie stars, captains of industry and royalty alike for decades. It is a place to be seen, to wear your best outfits and to put it all on black at the casino. The iconic Hotel Metropole is located right on the main gardens of Monte Carlo, close to the casino and the main square, yet sufficiently set back at the end of a long narrow driveway to keep the throngs of day tripping tourists from…
  • The Providores and Tapa Room

    Emyr Thomas
    11 May 2015 | 1:19 am
    The Providores and Tapa Room has long been an institution on the London dining scene, but you may be surprised to learn that the Marylebone restaurant was established way back in 2001. The restaurant and its founders, particularly New Zealand born chef Peter Gordon, are seen as the pioneers of ‘fusion’ cuisine in this country, loosely referring to an eclectic mix of flavours from Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Split into two distinct areas, the ground floor Tapa Room (not tapas room, despite serving a menu of small plates) is an all-day restaurant / café that is perhaps…
  • The Alpina Gstaad – A Gorgeous Ski Hotel

    Emyr Thomas
    6 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    The first new hotel in Gstaad in over 100 years and it’s an instant classic. The Alpina Gstaad is truly stunning inside and out, capturing the essence of Swiss authenticity alongside a modern hotel aesthetic. The design resembles that of a luxurious private chalet, and I really should emphasise the word luxurious. With only 25 rooms and 31 suites, personal service and attention is paramount here. All rooms have private balconies, many have their own fireplaces and all are spacious, especially the 400 m² duplex Panorama Suite with three bedrooms, countless terraces, a private spa, Jacuzzi…
 
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  • Outdoor Entertaining and Mixed Berry Mojitos

    Kristen
    24 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Summer is the time for outdoor entertaining! A little shopping trip at Tuesday Morning ensured I was stocked up with all the summer essentials! I don’t know about where you are, but it’s been down right chilly in Kansas! Not the kind of weather we’d expect for the first part of summer break. That’s not stopping me from enjoying summer cocktails out on the deck though! We may have to bundle up and have the fire pit roaring, but I’m not going to let a little crummy weather steal a second of my summer. … Read More » The post Outdoor Entertaining and…
  • Egg and California Avocado Breakfast Flatbread Recipe

    Kristen
    22 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Breakfast gets an upgrade with this Egg and California Avocado Flatbread Recipe. Breakfast…I’m pretty sure it’s one of those meals where either you love it, or you hate it. I love breakfast…I just don’t love it at breakfast time! I’m more of a “give me breakfast for dinner” kind of girl. I’m trying to change my ways though. I understand for my overall health and well being starting my day off with a good breakfast is essential. Honestly, I just hate wasting calories on food in the morning when I’m not so hungry (like I am at 4pm…
  • Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

    Kristen
    17 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    A simple yet mouthwatering Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe. I’m sorry it’s been quiet around her for a couple of weeks. I’ve been blogging for a very long time, yet it’s taken me this long to realize something about myself… When I have personal things going on in my life I either can’t wait to come here and pour my words out to you, or I shut down completely, and can’t seem to write at all. Recently, the latter is what’s happened. It’s been a rough couple of weeks (spoiler alert – all is well now)… for those of you who…
  • California Avocado Marinated Salad Recipe

    Kristen
    4 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This California Avocado Marinated Salad recipe is loaded with great flavors, like artichokes, roasted red peppers and chickpeas. This is a super quick and good summer potluck or picnic recipe to have on hand! It’s California Avocado season again! This means it’s that time of year where we get beautiful California Avocados delivered to our doorstep, then we continue to eat them in absolutely everything. In fact, Leah and I will often just slice open an avocado, sprinkle it with Kosher salt and pepper, and count that as our lunch. She’s my little avocado eater…last week…
  • I LOVE This Camera – Samsung NX300 Camera

    Kristen
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:24 pm
    I recently purchased a new Samsung NX300 Mirrorless Camera and have fallen in love…I wanted to tell you all about it! This camera is the perfect travel companion! You all know I love to take pictures, right? I mean, if you follow my Instagram account it’s pretty obvious that I can be a bit of an Instaho sometimes. What can I say? I love capturing memories “on film”…and I have for as long as I can remember! When the iPhones came out with their great cameras, it made it even easier for me to capture moments. The only problem was, my big, wonderful Nikon DSLR was…
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    Menuism Dining Blog

  • The Strange and Sexual History of the Graham Cracker

    Kim Kohatsu
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Scott Akerman Graham crackers are one of those foods so innocuous that you’ve probably never given them much thought. But there was indeed a Graham who lent his name to the Graham cracker, and his story will surely change the way you see the snack from now on. Born in 1794, Sylvester Graham was a Presbyterian minister who became a leading figure in the temperance movement. Reverend Graham was deeply interested in human physiology and nutrition, and adopted and expanded upon English minister William Metcalfe’s ideas of vegetarianism and abstinence. Photo by Britannica…
  • The Best Breakfast Places in Orlando

    Ashley Dickey
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Julie Fletcher Many people say that breakfast is the most important part of the day. For travelers who are in agreement, I’ve got the perfect guide to enjoying breakfast in Orlando. I’ll share some of the best and most unique places to start any day off right, including the best dishes, price points, and special tips and secrets for making the most of the visit. White Wolf Café Cost: $$ Address: 1829 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804 Favorite Orders: Homemade Cinnamon Buns, Crab Cakes Benedict, Country Fried Chicken Imagine your Grandma’s attic, add a bohemian vibe, mix in a…
  • How to Ask for Menu Modifications Without Being “That Guy”

    Justina Huddleston
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Moira Clunie When dining out, people who eat special diets are the butt of seemingly every joke at the table. “How do you know if someone’s a vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you,” is a barb I am all too familiar with. But when it comes to dining out, telling your server exactly what your dietary restrictions are is actually the best way to ensure a positive dining experience for yourself, your companions, the waitstaff, and the kitchen. After all, no one wants a dining partner to go into anaphylactic shock – nor does anyone want to witness a…
  • Is Fast Food for Dogs a Million-Dollar Idea?

    Nevin Barich
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Perry McKenna U.S. fast-food chains have spent considerable time the past couple of years trying to counter falling sales by targeting millennials. Maybe the industry should be targeting their pets instead. According to a new survey by marketing research firm Relevation Research, one in every six American households orders fast food for a dog during at least some of their drive-thru or take-out visits. It makes one wonder whether fast-food restaurants should start making this a formal thing. Should McDonald’s come out with a McKibble burger? Maybe Burger King should introduce the…
  • Where’s the Chinese Food in DC’s Chinatown?

    David R. Chan
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by cheriejoyful Imagine you’re a Chinese tourist making your first visit to Washington D.C. You want to check out the Chinatown in America’s national capital, since it is quite close to the attractions on the National Mall. So you head over to the main drag of Chinatown, 7th St. N.W., and, looking for a nice place to dine, you spot Chinese characters that say “Owl Restaurant.” Of course, because the American name of the restaurant doesn’t mean anything to you, you’re quite surprised when you find you’ve walked into Hooters. As I have previously written, America’s…
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    Savour the Senses

  • Shaved Asparagus & Prosciutto Salad

    Savour the Senses
    19 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I am so excited that Spring is here! I love this time of year because it is the beginning of vegetable surprises at the Farmer’s Markets and grocery stores. Where I live, it is officially asparagus season. The organic asparagus … Continue reading →
  • Rosemary Butternut Baked Penne

    Savour the Senses
    12 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    Spring in Colorado… the ultimate tease. We had been enjoying warm sunny weather here in Summit County, until Mother’s Day weekend when got about a foot and a half of that wet, branch breaking, flower killing snow. Luckily, I had … Continue reading →
  • Calamari Casarecce with Herbed Tomato & White Wine Sauce

    Savour the Senses
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    We are back from our adventure to Panama! We spent twice as much money as we had budgeted, but we learned a lot about what we will do for our NEXT trip. This was the first time I have looked … Continue reading →
  • Chipotle-Plum BBQ Sauce

    Savour the Senses
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    Winter has finally arrived in Summit County. I have to say, those days of 40+ degrees were pretty nice. Luckily I leave for my trip to Panama in less than a month! For now, I’ll spend my time snowboarding and … Continue reading →
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  • A Thai market in Dubai

    Sally
    23 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    As I’m having severe Farmers’ Market withdrawal symptoms I jumped at the chance to join a friend who was on a mission to see if the rumour of a Thai market was fact or just a mirage. With temperatures already at 40C we pulled up outside the Royal Thai Consulate at 10 am. All looked […]
  • Tasting Tasmanian and a coincidence

    Sally
    19 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Veggie teen plotted my astrological ‘natal chart’ the other day. I am the most sceptical, unbelieving, non-Zodiac reading person on the planet. I wish in some way I could hold some vestige of faith in seeing into the future and play along – but my inner cynic rears its head every time there’s even a […]
  • Visiting the Sulphur Baths in Tbilisi

    Sally
    15 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    On my recent trip to Tbilisi I finally figured out how to arrange a visit to the legendary sulphur baths and what happens when you get there. This post probably contains tmi (too much – personal – information), you have been warned. The Sulphur Baths in Abanotubani, in the midst of the old town in Tbilisi […]
  • In my kitchen – Market treasures from near and far

    Sally
    2 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Here’s what’s in my kitchen at the beginning of May (take a closer look and read the captions by clicking on an individual image, use the arrows to navigate). Are you enjoying new buds on the trees, rays of warm sunshine, the first signs of Spring and warmer days ahead? Here in Dubai I’m praying […]
  • How to pair gin with dinner

    Sally
    1 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    I’m a gin drinker. When there was an explosion of crafted, nuanced and elegant gins in the UK, US and elsewhere, I quickly threw over my teenage crush of Gordons and Schweppes and ran off into the sunset with new gin loves; Hendricks, Plymouth, Tanqueray 10, No 3, Portobello Road, Sipsmith, Sacred and more, partnered […]
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    The Second Lunch

  • A few good cookbooks

    Sam Tackeff
    18 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    Hello! We are in full springtime mode here in New England. Things are starting to feel right again. I’ve been walking everywhere as much as possible, riding around the city with Hubway (Boston’s bike share program), wandering, and exploring. My weekends have been consumed mostly with cooking, reading books, and triathlon training, which is pretty much exactly how I want a weekend to be spent. This week, instead of dreary lunch hours, I ate out with co-workers – a lobster roll eaten on the greenway! – grabbed a green juice with lemon at The Juicery, went for several brisk walks,…
  • Spring Commitments: Healthy Habits

    Sam Tackeff
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:39 pm
    This was a list I wrote for myself at the beginning of the year, and now that we’re out of the doldrums of winter, I decided I needed to re-read, re-commit to, and wanted to share with you all. A little accountability never hurts!  Of course we all know the truth about healthy living – there is no quick fix, or special pill that will “just magically work this time”. Healthy living takes good old fashioned hard work, smart eating, and exercise. But it’s slightly more complicated than that: most often, we know what to do to improve our health and well being, but we…
  • Aussie Lamb at Tremont 647 + a Tomato Braised Lamb Recipe

    Sam Tackeff
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Disclaimer: when I started blogging, my goal was to get out and eat on a regular basis, and I tried to hit up any event that would have me. I got into this game to eat, and now, I’m boring and more of a homebody, so I try to only say yes to things that I know in advance that I’ll love. So take this at face value – this isn’t sponsored, but I wittingly got myself into a situation where I acquired free Australian lamb, and then ate said lamb. A few weeks ago, I headed to an industry event in the South End, at Andy Husbands’ Tremont 647 – a spring campaign for Australian lamb.
  • The Second Lunch Week 2/1 – 2/7

    Sam Tackeff
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Hello from the impending blizzard zone! Yes, more snow. More Snow. Snowwwww. Why do I live here? This week I’ve been braving the weather to try out some new places, head to some food events, and even squish in a few races! Last we left off, I was making a game plan for January: lots of braising, healthy salads, meal planning, and gym going. Lofty goals. I knew it was going to be bad on January 5th, a coworker mentioned that I had been posting a lot on my blog. “That’s not going to last, is it….” ah, votes of confidence. Thanks. Of course he was right – it’s been a long, cold,…
  • A Crunchy Fennel Salad with Celery, Walnuts, and Parmesan

    Sam Tackeff
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    For the past several years I’ve done a Whole30 at the beginning of the new year, using the momentum of everyone else’s New Year’s enthusiasm to carry me through a month of unprocessed foods and smart eating habits. It’s really much easier to be virtuous when you don’t have the added stress of having to explain yourself to others when you are abstaining from office snacks and extra meals on the town. And in January, everyone is being virtuous. The Whole30 isn’t a crash diet – I personally don’t do it to lose weight, but rather to re-calibrate – reminding myself how much I…
 
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    Christine's Recipes: Easy Chinese Recipes | Easy Recipes

  • Coffee Chocolate Mug Cake

    Christine Ho
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Even when we’re crazily busy, we still have to eat something. Why not treat ourselves a delicious chocolate cake even though we feel like no time to make any? This mug cake might serve you well in just 90 seconds. Oh, remember to use a large deep mug if you’d like to give this recipe a go. The cake will rise quite high in the mug. Or else you have to spend extra time to clean up your microwave oven. That’ll end up with more than one and half minutes to enjoy this cake.Continue reading:
  • Braised Chicken Wings with Pickled Plums

    Christine Ho
    12 May 2015 | 6:49 am
    Here come more chicken wings again. Yes, again. You know we’re chicken wing lovers. What makes these wings taste wonderfully unique is the salty-sweet pickled plums. The savoury wings took up the mild tart taste of the plums, absorbed all the flavours of the tasty marinade. I didn’t use the wing tips, only cooked the middle and drumettes. Let the family enjoy every meaty bite of the wings. Mind you, this dish is quite addictive.Continue reading:
  • Thai Maggi Chicken Wings

    Christine Ho
    7 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    Chicken wings win many people’s hearts. Yet some people might be put off simply because eating wings are troublesome and messy. What if they are single-bone wings? You can easily tackle the worth-dying-for chicken meat on the bone. No more mess at all. As for cooking, the marinade penetrates single-bone wings more quickly. This time I tried Maggi sauce, a seasoning sauce made by the brand Maggi, just like soy sauce. And I found it went really well with chicken wings. Lemongrass is quite common and often used in Thai cooking. These two ingredients make the wings so tasty with a pleasant…
  • Steamed Beef Mince on Rice (蒸冬菜牛肉餅飯)

    Christine Ho
    1 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    Sometimes you may need a recipe to let yourself be lazy for some reason, not wanting to stand in the kitchen too long or dine out. No matter what the weather is like, this delicious steamed beef on rice is perfect to ease your starving. My mother used to make this rice dish in an electric rice cooker. Yet a wok or hot pot will do too. The end result is equally good. All you need is to prepare some cooked rice that’s a bit drier than usual because the rice will take up every bit of the tasty beef juice while steaming. You can imagine how yummy the rice will be. Apart from making fried rice,…
  • Stir Fried Chicken with Sweet Bean Sauce (醬爆雞丁)

    Christine Ho
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    I love making tasty and quick stir-fry dishes. Not only are they quick to get done, but also perfect to go with a bowl of steamed rice. Yes, we’re big fans of rice. So this stir-fry chicken dish is on top of my family menu. As far as I’m concerned, Asians often opt for chicken thigh meat, whereas Australians prefer chicken breast. Correct me if I’m wrong. The good news is that when it comes to making this dish, you can use either chicken breast or thigh. You may pick whatever you prefer or comes in handy. Either one works well wonderfully.The only thing to keep in mind is not to…
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  • Stavio: Craft Beer and Natural Wine in Rome

    Katie
    22 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    For the past decade or so, the area just south of the center between Stazione Trastevere and the Tiber River has been undergoing a slow transformation. There are condos in an old mill, new bike paths, and at least one three-story gym. It feels like another world. But Rome is like that. There are pockets of development all over town where the 21st century dwells in 19th century commercial archeology and flourishes amidst crumbling monuments of a forgotten industrial era. In the zone in question, converted factories and warehouses preserve an austere charm and host a growing number of new…
  • Italy’s Covered Markets: History & Reuse

    Katie
    10 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Photo: Ruth Lo. On Tuesday May 12, the American Academy in Rome will host an interdisciplinary conference organized by fellow Ruth Lo on the history of covered markets and their reuse. Starting in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, cities across Italy began to construct covered markets to modernize the food provisioning system. These structures were often symbols of civic pride: they incorporated new technologies, were the nexus of municipal infrastructural grids, and facilitated better regulations on the quality, price, and hygiene of food. Today, these markets are caught in…
  • New Dates Added For Visits to Monte Testaccio

    Katie
    3 May 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Join me for exclusive visits to Monte Testaccio, an archeological site that is generally closed to the public. Composed of fragments of tens of millions of ancient terracotta amphorae, the site is a fascinating trash heap which testifies to the Roman appetite for imported oils during the Empire. We will begin our visit with some background of Testaccio, an area that was a hub of commercial activity in antiquity and during the industrial revolution and still clings to those traditions as the area becomes ever more gentrified. We will explore the concepts of ancient commerce and modern…
  • Watch Bizarre Foods Rome Episode Tonight!

    Katie
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:10 am
    Tune in to watch the Rome episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern tonight on the Travel Channel. The show starts at at 9PM EST and reruns April 28 at noon, May 4 at 8PM, May 5 at 3PM, May 11 at 2PM and May 25 at 7PM. Here are some highlights from our shoot…I’ll post clips after the show airs! Breakfast at Mondi. Mordi e Vai in the Testaccio Market. Skinning eels. Fried eels
  • Rome’s Best Pasta Dishes

    Katie
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    A decent carbonara is pretty easy to come by in Rome. But no one visits the Italian capital in search of a merely passable pasta dish. After several thousand Roman restaurant meals over the past dozen years—including more misses than I care to recall—I have narrowed down the top plates of pasta in the Italian capital, from cult classics to signature dishes, each expertly crafted, extraordinarily delicious, and worth a flight. For the inside scoop on gricia, you’ll have to check out Carla Lalli Music’s article in this month’s Bon Appetit, but my favorite pasta dishes in…
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    In Our Grandmothers' Kitchens

  • Add Some Salt When You Make This!

    tinkyweisblat
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    I have actually posted the recipe that goes with the video below (for Sautéed Dandelion Greens) elsewhere on this blog. I thought it might entertain readers to see me back in action on TV cooking, however, so I’m posting the video here. And I KNEW you would all want to see my new hat! After we finished recording the segment I took a taste of the dandelions and found them unappetizing, which seemed very odd since I usually like them a lot. I then realized that in my haste to get the dish finished (and in my preoccupation with talking and talking and talking) I had forgotten to salt it. I…
  • Les carottes sont cuites

    tinkyweisblat
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Literally, the French expression “les carottes sont cuites” means that the carrots are cooked. Figuratively, it means that the jig is up, that whatever one is discussing is all over and can’t be changed, that one is saying “ENOUGH ALREADY!” We can hope in this case that it means that our long winter has been cooked. The cooked carrots in the soup below are ideal for the sort of spring we have had so far in the northeast. In this chilly weather soup calls to us. The curry powder and cumin lend an Indian tang to the mundane root vegetables, and the finished product pleases the eye and…
 
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Chocolate Raspberry Friands with Rosewater {dairy free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    19 May 2015 | 8:28 pm
    These intensely chocolatey raspberry friands are sure to brighten even the dullest day. Studded with tart raspberries with the slightest whisper of rosewater they are the ultimate treat that takes only a few minutes to whip together! Chocolate and I have long been friends. As far as I’m concerned there is no greater indulgence than a cup of tea and a couple of squares of really good quality 70% cocoa chocolate. Click to continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Friands with Rosewater {dairy free}. The post Chocolate Raspberry Friands with Rosewater {dairy free} appeared first on Delicious…
  • Mushroom and Cauliflower Vegan Shepherds Pie {low carb}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    5 May 2015 | 10:39 pm
    The British classic gets a vegetarian makeover with mushrooms and cauliflower. The result is a delicious low carb vegan dish that the whole family will love! Shepherds pie was a classic that many households in Australia and Britain grew up with and started as a way for people to make left-over scraps of meat and vegetables into a delicious meal. As with so many peasant dishes it is hard to beat in terms of flavour. Click to continue reading Mushroom and Cauliflower Vegan Shepherds Pie {low carb}. The post Mushroom and Cauliflower Vegan Shepherds Pie {low carb} appeared first on Delicious…
  • Chermoula Baked Mushrooms with Persian Spiced Buckwheat & Preserved Lemon Cashew Cream {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Spice up your cold winter evenings with this fragrant vegan recipe of Chermoula Baked Mushrooms with Persian Spiced Buckwheat and a Preserved Lemon Cashew Cream. There’s a reason why mushrooms are often refereed to as meat for vegetarians. Look how juicy and succulent these gorgeous Chermoula Baked Mushrooms have become after 25 minutes in the oven. Click to continue reading Chermoula Baked Mushrooms with Persian Spiced Buckwheat & Preserved Lemon Cashew Cream {vegan}. The post Chermoula Baked Mushrooms with Persian Spiced Buckwheat & Preserved Lemon Cashew Cream {vegan}…
  • Thai Pumpkin Soup {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Thai Pumpkin Soup is the ultimate winter warmer. Serve this fragrant soup with a swirl of coconut milk and fresh coriander (cilantro). Today I’m revisiting (and rephotographing) an old recipe. In fact it is the first time I have revisited an old recipe in 7 years of blogging. Click to continue reading Thai Pumpkin Soup {vegan}. The post Thai Pumpkin Soup {vegan} appeared first on Delicious Everyday.
  • Miso Honey Glazed Pumpkin with Quinoa {gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Butternut pumpkin is roasted in a miso honey and sesame oil glaze on a bed of quinoa. The quinoa becomes beautifully crispy at the edges to contrast with the soft pumpkin. Serve with your favourite steamed greens. Click to continue reading Miso Honey Glazed Pumpkin with Quinoa {gluten free}. The post Miso Honey Glazed Pumpkin with Quinoa {gluten free} appeared first on Delicious Everyday.
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  • Arugula and shaved fennel salad with grilled apricots and Marcona almonds

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    19 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    A taste of summer sunshine in every bite Apricots are superb little fruits that lend themselves well to all kinds of dishes, including salads. Here they’re tossed with a bit of honey to accentuate their sweetness, and then grilled – yes, grilled! Paired with crunchy fennel, spunky arugula, sweet Spanish Marcona almonds and a flavorful vinaigrette, the grilled apricots are a revelation – they contribute a wonderfully sweet-smoky essence to the refreshing salad, as well as a shot of color. An ode to grilled fruit The summer barbecue is a seasonal treat that I look forward to during…
  • How to julienne lemon zest

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    15 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    There are a few items in any kitchen that are absolutely indispensible. Think olive oil, salt and garlic – who can cook without them? And fresh lemons are right at the top of my list of must-have ingredients. I’ll admit that I cannot cook without lemons… and no, I don’t juice them ahead of time. Their floral aroma and bright acidity fade quickly if you do. Although lemons are prized for their beautiful juice, their skin is even more aromatic. Indeed, the outer layer of the lemon peel (the flavedo or zest) is packed with aromatic oil glands that deliver quite a punch. Not all zesting…
  • Lemon soufflé pancakes with strawberries

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    12 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    Easy and delicious lemony goodness When you feel like having a luxurious breakfast at home, give these soufflé pancakes a try. They’re deliciously lemony and as fluffy as can be, thanks to the beaten egg whites that are gently folded in. Served with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup, the warm cakes make for a very special breakfast indeed! Never miss a recipe... Join my mailing list! Lemon soufflé pancakes with strawberries makes 8 medium pancakes or serves 4 active time: 30 min 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup organic sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon…
  • Rhubarb and oat crumb cake with fresh ginger

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    8 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    It’s easy to overlook rhubarb… that is, unless you have a couple of rhubarb plants growing in your backyard. They’re some of the first shoots to emerge from the ground in early spring, and they soon become gigantic plants that overwhelm anything planted too close to them. And they go on for months like this, growing new leaves at an alarming rate, until the first frost of fall. In other words, they beg to be picked… and picked often! Light on the bottom; dreamy on top And here, the boisterous rhubarb ends up in a delicious crumb cake. The base of the cake is as light as a crumb cake…
  • Blood orange mimosa

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    4 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Vibrant and utterly sippable… give your mimosas a facelift! When cutting into a blood orange, you wonder how a citrus fruit got to be so colorful. The fruit’s crimson hue is so deep that it looks almost too beautiful to eat! Thankfully, the blood orange delivers as much excitement to the taste buds as it does to the eye – its juicy flesh is sweeter and less acidic than a regular orange. Spiked with the highly aromatic St. Germain Elderflower liqueur Here the stunning blood orange gives the classic cocktail a facelift. Spiked with Elderflower liqueur and orange bitters, this mimosa…
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  • Hidden Valley® Ranch’s Memorial Day Recipes

    Hidden Valley Ranch
    18 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    Memorial Day is a day to spend quality time with the family. Usually this involves barbecue grilling, fireworks, playtime with the kids, and, of course, lots of laughs. As a host, preparing quality food is crucial to ensuring family and friends have a memorable time. Busy schedules m