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  • Making A Cookbook

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    I wrote a post a while back about writing a cookbook proposal. It explained how I typically approach the first stages of a cookbook project. I thought I'd follow that up with a post primarily (but not entirely) focused on some of the details that have taken place in the time since - between signing a contract and sending the book to the printer. I should mention, it has been incredible hearing from so many of you - each at a different stage in your own projects. Whether it's my own book, or a book someone else is working on, I find the process fascinating. The more you talk to different…
  • Lemon Bars

    The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond
    Ree
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    I love lemon bars, but they often fall by the wayside and get forgotten for months at a time in our house. We’re much more of a chocolate chip cookie/chocolate pie/chocolate sheet cake/chocolate ice cream/chocolate potato chip/chocolate everything household, followed by fruit cobblers and crisps…so I sometimes have to remember to bring lemon bars back into the forefront from time to time. And whenever I do, they always go over well. Translation: They disappear within four minutes. I’m a little weird about lemon bars, in that I tend not to love them if they’re made…
  • Close at Hand: Cherry Bombe’s Claudia Wu and Her Trusty Ice-Cream Maker

    NYT > Food
    LIGAYA MISHAN
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    It’s too large for her kitchen in SoHo, so she uses it in her closet, wedged between a laundry bin and a pair of boots.
  • Cherry Smoothie

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Two days from now I'll be en route to Hong Kong. It's a quick trip to one of the world's great cities, and I'm excited to have quite an adventure planned. We'll be in Hong Kong, before driving to see Near & Far at the printer. It's a part of the bookmaking process I don't know as much about, and I'm excited to better understand some of the related minutiae. I'm not sure what sort of internet connection I'll have outside the city, but I'll try to post a few pics to my Instagram account while I'm there, and publish a couple more comprehensive posts when I get back (favorite places, visiting the…
  • Front Burner: Condiments Galore at New York’s Fancy Food Show

    NYT > Food
    FLORENCE FABRICANT
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    New varieties of sriracha, ketchup and other condiments make their debut; a children’s book recounts a dessert’s history; new olive oils; and more.
 
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    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking

  • Korean BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe

    Jaden
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
      In this recipe, you’ll learn: Slather ribs with Korean BBQ flavors: sweet, ginger-garlic soy glaze 10 minute prep time for fool-proof baby back ribs Secret trick to the most tender baby back ribs Cooks in oven, easy cleanup The nearest good Korean BBQ restaurant is over an hour drive away, simply too far when the best accompaniment to Korean BBQ is several super-cold OB beer alternating with sips of chilled soju (Korean rice alcohol, like Japanese sake). That’s why we love making Korean food at home, but it also means that I have to modify ingredients and cooking methods a…
  • Tiger Rice Cooker Review & Giveaway

    steamykitchen
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
      Tiger provided the product for the giveaway. My Mom is the ultimate tester for this Tiger rice cooker – she cooks rice at least three times a week! Her current rice cooker is nearly 10 years old, so I let her take this one for a spin. Will the Tiger JBA-T10U Rice Cooker pass the Asian mom test? The cooker is the perfect size for 2-6 people. It’s small enough to store in your pantry, yet has the capacity to cook 5 1/2 cups of raw rice. Asian rice cookers are designed very similarly, with a handle for carrying/moving the cooker around, a capsule-shape body and a one-button…
  • Falksalt Review & Giveaway

    Jaden
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:33 pm
    One of my secret weapon ingredients in the kitchen is just salt. Salt seems like such a simple ingredient, but the salt that I’m talking about is pure, all-natural finishing salt. A three-finger pinch is all that’s needed to finish a dish, right before serving. I normally use easier-to-find brand called Malden (you can find it at Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods, and other high end grocery stores). I love their pyramid-shaped salt flakes, which are so thin, they literally melt in your mouth. We recently tried Falksalt, from Sweden. Like Malden, Falksalt’s crystals…
  • Bio & Chic Review & Giveaway

    steamykitchen
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
        Bio & Chic creates eco-friendly and elegant disposable food packaging, and elegant disposable dinnerware for dinner parties, catering –  all disposable, and all eco-friendly.   Whether you are hosting a BBQ dinner for friends, or a wedding for 100, Bio & Chic can provide you with environmentally friendly disposable plates, cups, stands and takeout boxes. Here are some of my favorites:     Black Chinese Take Out Box This unique and elegant Black Chinese Food Take out box is a great way to package food on the go. Its black color makes it one of a…
  • Thai Steak Salad Recipe

    Jaden
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    Thinly sliced, perfectly seared steak tops a Thai salad of crunchy cabbage, fresh bean sprouts and fragrant basil and mint herbs. Dinner can be ready in 20 minutes!  Salad as a main dish is combines so many textures and flavor profiles: crunchy, healthy vegetables, tangy dressing, and a warm, grilled meat or roasted vegetable. This Thai Steak Salad also has one additional element – fresh, fragrant herbs. What makes this Thai Steak Salad recipe so appealing is the 5-S’s of flavor: spicy, salty, sour, savory and sweet. Toss in perfectly grilled, sliced flank steak, and you have a…
 
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    Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes

  • Ginger Lemongrass Detox Iced Tea

    Rasa Malaysia
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    Ginger Lemongrass Detox Iced Tea - this beverage promises body detox with ginger and lemongrass. So easy to make and perfect for summer! The post Ginger Lemongrass Detox Iced Tea appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Greek Chicken Kebab

    Rasa Malaysia
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:54 am
    Greek Chicken Kebab – The juiciest and best summery greek chicken kebab made with garlic, lime juice, olive oil and grape tomatoes. The post Greek Chicken Kebab appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Pork and Shiitake Gyoza

    Rasa Malaysia
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:58 am
    Pork and Shiitake Gyoza - healthy and delicious Japanese dumplings that you can make at home with this super easy and fool proof recipe. The post Pork and Shiitake Gyoza appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Berry Cheesecake Bars

    guest
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Berry Cheesecake Bars - a sweet and delicious dessert topped with fresh berries. Perfect for the summertime and comes together easily. The post Berry Cheesecake Bars appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Easy Asian Takeout Cookbook Giveaway

    guest
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    Easy Asian Takeout Cookbook Giveaway. Worldwide. The post Easy Asian Takeout Cookbook Giveaway appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Summer Berry Crisp

    Heidi Swanson
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Heading into the holiday weekend, I thought I'd share this variation of my favorite summer berry crisp. I made it recently to finish a dinner celebrating my good friend Chanda's birthday. Blackberries, strawberries, and cherries cook into a thick, jammy, wine-spiked fruit sludge beneath a crispy, oat-flecked top. It's the good stuff, and silly simple. If you're heading out to do some camping, I bet you could do a brilliant campfire version in a cast iron Dutch oven. There's a version of it in my last book, but I doubled-down on the topping for this one. No one ever complains about too much of…
  • Iced Green Tea

    Heidi Swanson
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:15 pm
    There was a man behind me at the grocery store the other day. I was in the bulk section surrounded by large jars of dried herbs, tea blends, spices, and sea vegetables. The man inquired about a rose & green tea blend, and the young woman overseeing the teas replied that she thought they used to carry a black tea & rose blend, but not green tea & rose. I drink a good amount of green tea, and thought the green tea with rose combination sounded particularly nice. I imagined it iced, and made a pitcher as soon as I got home using green tea I had from my trip to Tokyo, along with rose petals I had…
  • Red Lentil Dumplings

    Heidi Swanson
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I thought I'd jot off a quick post for those of you who like to see what I pack to eat when I travel. I have one more day in Hong Kong before flying back to San Francisco, and I'll be sad to leave. This trip has been far too quick - Hong Kong is an amazing city, and the people couldn't be more kind, friendly, or generous. Lots of pictures and a bit of video to come. In the meantime, I made these little dumplings for the flight. They're protein-packed pureed red lentils, flared out with deeply roasted cherry tomatoes, and a simple smoked paprika and garlic oil. I meant to finish them with a…
  • Cherry Smoothie

    Heidi Swanson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Two days from now I'll be en route to Hong Kong. It's a quick trip to one of the world's great cities, and I'm excited to have quite an adventure planned. We'll be in Hong Kong, before driving to see Near & Far at the printer. It's a part of the bookmaking process I don't know as much about, and I'm excited to better understand some of the related minutiae. I'm not sure what sort of internet connection I'll have outside the city, but I'll try to post a few pics to my Instagram account while I'm there, and publish a couple more comprehensive posts when I get back (favorite places, visiting the…
  • Making A Cookbook

    Heidi Swanson
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    I wrote a post a while back about writing a cookbook proposal. It explained how I typically approach the first stages of a cookbook project. I thought I'd follow that up with a post primarily (but not entirely) focused on some of the details that have taken place in the time since - between signing a contract and sending the book to the printer. I should mention, it has been incredible hearing from so many of you - each at a different stage in your own projects. Whether it's my own book, or a book someone else is working on, I find the process fascinating. The more you talk to different…
 
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    Dona Lupe's Kitchen

  • #SwitchersRemorse

    Gina Ruiz
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Disclosure: This is a paid post for Verizon’s #SwitchersRemorse campaign. If you switched away from Verizon and are regretting it, don’t worry. They’re making it easy for customers to come back. For more information, head over to your local Verizon store. Heading Home I’ve spent my life going back and forth. Sometimes, to my dismay, one step forward and two steps back. There are no regrets, though, not a one. Each step, backwards or forwards has taught me something, gained me a friend, an experience or a joy. I do however, occasionally get switchers remorse, that…
  • 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…
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    SimplyRecipes.com

  • Zucchini Fritters

    Elise
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    When zucchini are in season, we can barely keep up with the bounty! One vigorous zucchini plant can easily supply a family of four. Two or three plants and you are leaving bags of zucchinis on your neighbors’ porches. Here’s a quick and easy zucchini fritter recipe that’s perfect for a side or snack. The trick to keep them from being mushy? Continue reading "Zucchini Fritters" »
  • Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

    Elise
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Anyone up for shrimp on a stick? Grilled, slathered with garlic butter, and sprinkled with chives, these big beautiful prawns are perfect party food for a backyard cookout. Continue reading "Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers" »
  • Apricot Cherry Galette

    Elise
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:41 pm
    What I look forward to most in the summer? Stone fruit! We have trees, our neighbors have trees, and when the fruit on a tree ripens, it usually ripens all at once, setting up a flurry of activity. We eat (more like gorge on) the fresh fruit, make pies and cobblers, and freeze, dry, and can whatever’s left. Apricots and cherries come into season about this time, early summer, which is a great excuse to pair them in a rustic tart such as this one. Continue reading "Apricot Cherry Galette" »
  • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

    Elise
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Flank steak is a lean, somewhat tough but flavorful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. It is best cooked medium rare and thinly sliced at an angle across the grain of the meat. Prepared this way, marinated, cooked quickly at high heat, thinly sliced, flank steak practically melts in your mouth. This recipe calls for grilling the steak, but if you don’t have a grill, you can prepare the steak on a large cast iron frying pan as well. Continue reading "Grilled Marinated Flank Steak" »
  • Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime

    Elise
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Hot days are here! Today we are cooling off with a crisp watermelon salad with a southwestern flair. It’s sort of a spin off of a classic watermelon salad with feta and mint, but with cotija instead of feta, and cilantro in place of the mint. Continue reading "Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime" »
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    Hungry Crowd

  • How a Dentist with a Sweet Tooth Invented Cotton Candy

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:48:53 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    In this series, we reveal the secrets, histories and quirky bits of trivia behind your favorite foods. Here's a fun fact that proves that truth is stranger than fiction: Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. You read that right. While spun sugar originated in Europe as early as the 1400s, the extremely high price of sugar made the fanciful wisps prohibitively expensive for...
  • Why You Should Grill Your Toast this Summer

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:25:19 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    With its ping-pong set-up, picnic tables and charcoal grill, the outdoor seating area at Chicago’s Ada Street feels a lot like a buddy’s backyard—but with way better food. Every day, the restaurant fires up that grill to make smoky, charred dishes like aged strip loin, crunchy Chinese long beans and a fairly incredible summer bruschetta: grilled bread topped with fresh ricotta. “We...
  • 8 Super-Easy Recipes for National Fried Chicken Day

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:33:06 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    After a long weekend of glorious but potentially grueling grilling, the idea of celebrating National Fried Chicken Day by whipping up a big batch might seem daunting and exhausting. Don’t worry. We’ve made it a breeze with these eight fast and simple fried chicken recipes. 1. Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel  Chef Thomas Keller uses panko bread crumbs to give chicken an instant...
  • 7 Best Sponge Cake Recipes

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:50:45 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Thanks to cake commander Justin Chapple, constructing a parchment paper-lined cake pan has never been easier. Use that mad genius tip the next time you try your hand at making a super fluffy sponge cake. Here are seven of F&W's best sponge cake recipes to get you started:  1. Sponge Cake with Lemon Zest and Raspberries Chef Toni Robertson uses fruity extra-virgin...
  • Video: The Easiest Way to Line a Round Cake Pan with Parchment Paper

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:01:43 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you want a level cake that doesn’t stick to the pan, then you need to line the pan with parchment paper. It’s an extra step that seriously simplifies things later on in the cake-making process. And now, thanks to F&W Test Kitchen cake king Justin Chapple, it’s easy to do. In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, watch Justin demonstrate the easy way to line a cake pan...
 
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    An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

  • Interview: Justin Wills – Beckoning Educated Palates

    Chris Angelus
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Justin Wills This is the third in a series of interviews which first appeared in About Face Magazine by Chris Angelus of the terrific Portland Food Adventures. My thanks to About Face If someone were to tell you there’s a James Beard nominated chef plating some of the most imaginative and beautiful dishes in Oregon, any good food-lover in Portland could probably throw out a few names and restaurants. Then, add to that notion that this celebrated chef ’s food is served in what could easily be one of the most beautiful settings in the state, and you’d be beyond curious to make a…
  • Alberta’s Original Halibuts to Close?

    PDX Food Dude
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    Streetside Dining A sharp-eyed reader noticed that the space which houses The Original Halibuts, a fish and chip restaurant at 2525 NE Alberta street is for sale. The flyer shows the two combined spaces that house the restaurant as available 9/1/15. Opened in 2005 by David Mackay, Original Halibuts brought back memories to many baby boomers of the days when it seemed like there was a fish & chips shop every few blocks. Other tenant spaces – Enzo’s Caffee Italiano and Mae Ploy Thai are still listed as occupied. The lease rate is $24/SF/YR,NNN This post appeared first on…
  • Tastebud in SW, Washington Post on Portland, Top 100 Wine Restaurants

    PDX Food Dude
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    3 Portland Restaurants in Wine Enthusiast top 100 Best Wine Restaurants Wine Enthusiast Magazine has just revealed their 2015 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America, and three Portland restaurants made the list: Ava Gene’s Le Pigeon Muselet You can view the complete list here.   Tastebud’s long awaited Multnomah Village restaurant is finally getting underway Yesterday they launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund it. I never link to these fundraisers – I get so many every week it would be hard to keep up, but I’m making an exception because this restaurant has…
  • Waves of Grain Bakery Closes

    PDX Food Dude
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Waves of Grain Bakery which moved to Portland from Cannon Beach just over 2 years ago has closed, at least for the time being. Ironically, they were just nominated in the Willamette Week poll for Best New Restaurant. Here is a note from their Facebook pages – In the beginning of June, our landlord locked us out of our space without notice and terminated our lease without cause. We had to weigh legal options and decided that getting out of the space with our equipment and personal property was the most logical way to go. Our best guess as to the landlords motivation, is that he wanted to…
  • SW Portland New Delhi Restaurant Closed – Resplendent Table to Open

    PDX Food Dude
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Back in May of 2012, The Oregonian’s David Sarasohn gave New Delhi, an Indian restaurant located in a failing strip mall off of SW Barbur Blvd a good review, and being a fan of the cuisine, I decided to give it a try. Without going into detail, let’s just say that it was one of my worst Indian food experiences. We ate less than half our meal and fled, wondering if we’d been the victim of quid pro quo. The restaurant has now gone out of business. It is being replaced by a new one called The Resplendent Table, which will open July 6th for lunch only. Hopefully they’ll…
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  • 7 Layer Dip

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This delicious tex-mex 7 layer dip is a great party dish that everyone will enjoy. Learn how to make your own 7 layer dip recipe with this simple step-by-step video guide.
  • Vegetable and Chef Salad

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Make your own basic vegetable salad and then transform it into a chef salad with a just a few more ingredients.
  • Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    3 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Potato salad is a classic dish loved by all. This great video will show you how to make your own delicious potato salad with lemon vinaigrette!
  • 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.
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    ramen! ramen! ramen!

  • Ramenia-21 instant ramen maker

    edjusted
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Is this the future of instant ramen? This thing is way fancier than my k-cup coffee maker. I want one! …too bad it’s not real, but how cool would it be just to have a topping dispenser for things like onions and eggs? via KpopStarz Thanks to Donny @ Pie Dog for the tip off. Tags: ramen news
  • cup noodle vegeta

    edjusted
    25 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Get it? Vegeta…vegeta-bles…as in Cup Noodle Vegetables–err…Vegetable Cup Noodles. Giant vegetables raining down from the sky? I think I missed this episode of Dragonball. via Rocket News 24 Tags: cup noodles, ramen tidbits
  • the “right” way to eat ramen

    edjusted
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    There really isn’t an official right way to eat ramen, but Chef Teiichi Sakurai with Dallas ramen shop Ten Ramen has some great tips, namely slurp your ramen and eat quickly. Personally, I hate how soggy and soft noodles get when they’ve been sitting in soup too long. Enjoy! via Thrillist Tags: ramen tidbits
  • chicken ramen soup

    edjusted
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    It’s not exactly an easy recipe, but if you’re curious about what goes into making a ramen soup from scratch, here’s ramen chef Keizo Shimamoto’s take on a chicken-based ramen broth. Actual ingredients and step by step recipe here! Tags: recipes
  • ramen ice cream!

    edjusted
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:52 pm
    We’ve reported on ice cream ramen before, so it’s probably not surprising that now there’s ramen ice cream. Almost 60 years ago, the world’s first instant ramen, Chikin Ramen (yes, it’s spelled correctly), sprung into existence, and now there’s Chiken Ramen ice cream! The Chiki-House souvenir store, located in the Shin-Osaka train station, sells all things Chikin Ramen related, including the aforementioned soft serve ice cream, and a delicious-looking bento (boxed lunch). So instant ramen and ice cream…a winning combination? Check out the deets at…
 
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    Vegan Bits

  • Vegan Mac and Cheese

    Lane
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Once upon a non-vegan life, Mac and Cheese was one of our comfort foods. Jane would doctor it with ground turkey, broccoli, and cumin, to make it somewhat more nutritous and more appealing to the adult palette. Since we've been vegan, Jane has tried a number of Mac and Cheese recipes, going all the way […]
  • Vega Purchased By Silk and So Delicious Conglomerate

    Lane
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:18 am
    WhiteWave, the conglomerate that owns Silk non-dairy milk products and So Delicious vegan ice cream has purchased Vega. As our regular readers known, we have written extensively about negative effects that a number of people have experienced from their vegan protein powder products. Will the change in ownership have any impact on the issues that […]
  • Monsanto: A Rose By Any Other Name…

    Lane
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Documents released today by Syngenta include a letter from Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant to Syngenta, suggesting as a part of a corporate merger that, “We would also propose a new name for the combined company to reflect its unique global nature.” “Monsanto wants to escape its ugly history by ditching its name,” said Gary Ruskin, […]
  • New Vegan Mac & “Cheese” — Mac Uncheddar

    Lane
    28 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    The Name Says It All! Pastaríso’s New Vegan & Gluten Free Mac Uncheddar Offers A Deliciously Nutritious Fresh Take On A Classic Comfort Food — Without The Cheese!                              Bold New Product A Perfect Option For Taste-Conscious Consumers Of All Ages Following A Cheese-Free Diet CHINO, CA., MAY 29, 2015 – Introducing the perfect comfort food […]
  • 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 […]
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    Average Betty

  • Tuna and Egg Salad Pita Bites Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    I liked tuna sandwiches best when my Mom would add chopped, hard boiled egg to the mix. I would try to get a little bit of egg in every bite. I still do The post Tuna and Egg Salad Pita Bites Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Nacho Chicken Sliders Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Take a break from tough decisions with Nacho Chicken Sliders filled with spicy chicken, crunchy tortilla chips and fresh California Avocado Guacamole The post Nacho Chicken Sliders Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Nacho Chicken Sliders Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Nacho Chicken Sliders loaded with fresh California Avocado Guacamole and crunchy tortilla chips mean you don't have to decide between Nachos and Sliders The post Nacho Chicken Sliders Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:18 pm
    If you've ever wondered if I really love you, watch this video for Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad The post Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    It doesn't need to be Father's Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day weekend to try my Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad The post Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
 
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    Seattle Food Geek

  • Farewell, Modernist Cuisine. Hello Sansaire.

    scott
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Today is my last day at Modernist Cuisine. After three and a half years serving as the Director of Applied Research, it’s time for me to turn my attention to Sansaire full-time. To call this decision “bittersweet” is a gross understatement. This has been my Dream Job, and every moment of my time at MC lived up to the fantasy I conjured when I first heard about the place. I’ve had the most incredible opportunities and the most unimaginable experiences here. I’ve worked alongside ridiculously talented people and learned from the best culinary minds in the world. And, for my part,…
  • Creativity in the Rearview

    scott
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:02 pm
    I had the honor of speaking at this year’s Chicago Ideas Week, as part of a session on the creative process. The entire conference was breathtaking in the scope and depth of ideas presented. I met some incredible folks, and spent the three days prior to my talk holed up in my hotel room obsessing over my slides and trying to determine how to relay my story. I don’t generally get nervous before giving a presentation or going on stage, but when that same stage was graced by George Lucas, Sean Combs and Penn and Teller the day before, it tends to raise the stakes. Anyhow,…
  • How to Cook Prime Rib Sous Vide

    scott
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:39 pm
    One of my favorite dishes to serve during the holidays is prime rib. By cooking your prime rib sous vide using the Sansaire, you’re guaranteed to produce a perfectly cooked, juicy, succulent roast, without tying up your oven, stressing doneness, or worrying about timing. The full recipe is available at Sansaire.com.
  • How Being Boldly Passionate (and a little lucky) Led Me To My Dream Job

    scott
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:11 am
    A few weeks ago, I had the honor of telling my story at the Business Innovation Factory, a TED-inspired conference in which innovators from a variety of fields share the personal experiences that transformed their businesses and their lives.  The conference was overwhelmingly powerful – I was in awe of so many of the storytellers who, in very real and tangible ways, are changing the world. The story I told was my own.  It describes the sequence of events between posting my first crappy recipe online to landing my dream job at Modernist Cuisine, to launching a very successful…
  • The Sansaire $199 Sous Vide Machine Now Available for Pre-Order!

    scott
    8 Sep 2013 | 8:42 pm
    I am beyond thrilled to announce that our Kickstarter campaign for the Sansaire has been successfully funded*, and we’re now open for pre-orders at Sansaire.com! *OK, “successfully funded” is a bit of an understatement.  We hit our $100,000 funding goal in the first 13 hours, 4 minues of the campaign.  In 30 days, we raised $823,0033 and became the most-funded food project in Kickstarter history. We are absolutely blown away by the level of support and enthusiasm from our 4084 Kickstarter backers, as well as our family and friends who helped spread the word…
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    Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport

  • Shawarmish

    Rachel Rappaport
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    Ingredients:for the marinade:3/4 cup plain yogurt1/2 teaspoon allspice (freshly ground if possible)1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon cayenne1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/4 cup diced red onion1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubesfor the cucumber sauce:1 cucumber, diced2 tablespoons minced dilljuice of 1/2 lemon1/4 cup diced red onion1 cup plain yogurtto serve:hummushalved grape tomatoespitaMy thoughts:Not quite a traditional shawarma, shawarm-ish is just how I'd make shawarma if I ruled the shawarma-making world.
  • Bacon Cherry Jam Jalapeño Poppers

    Rachel Rappaport
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:10-12 jalapeño peppers, stems and membrane removed and halved8 oz Neufchatel cheese, at room temperature*4 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp), grated1/2 small onion, diced1/4 cup cherry-raspberry jam5 slices thick cut bacon, cut into thirdsDirections:Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the peppers, cut-side-up on the pan. Set aside.In a medium bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the neufchatel, cheddar and onion. Spoon into each pepper, filling it completely. Spoon a small amount of jam on each pepper. Top each with a…
  • Garlic Scape Corn Relish (for hot dogs)

    Rachel Rappaport
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Ingredients:2 ears' worth of corn (raw) kernels3 garlic scapes, diced1/4 cup minced fresh shallot (or spring onion)3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon yellow mustard seedsea saltto serve:hot dogsbunsDirection:Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to serving. Use to top hot dogs.Yield: about 1 1/2 cupsMy thoughts:It is really no secret that hot dogs are one of my favorite foods. Every time I go to a new city, I figure out what their regional hot dog is and track down an iconic spot to try it. I also like making hot dogs at home and…
  • Apple Butter-Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    Rachel Rappaport
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1 1/4 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)3/4 cup smooth peanut butter*4 ounces butter, at room temperature2/3 cup light-brown sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla paste1/2 cup sugar1/2-3/4 cup Musselman's Apple ButterPreheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.Whisk together dry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.Beat peanut butter and butter with a mixer until smooth. Add brown sugar, and continue to beat until fluffy and well incorporated. Add egg and vanilla paste, and beat until incorporated.
  • Spiralized Cucumber Salad

    Rachel Rappaport
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1 cucumber, spiralized*2/3 cup matchstick carrots1 bunch's worth of green tops of fresh shallots or spring onion, cut into 1/2 inch pieces1 clove garlic, minced12 grape tomatoes, quarteredjuice of 1/2 lemonsea saltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Cut the spiralized cucumber in half. Place in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, toss to evenly distribute all ingredients. Allow to marinate at room temperature one hour prior to serving.*I used this handheld tool I bought very cheaply on Amazon.My thoughts:I've been enjoying playing with my little handheld spiralizer.
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    Cheese and Biscuits

  • The Marksman, Bethnal Green

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    The gentrification of Shoreditch is now so advanced and so final that even those that still privately bemoan the disappearance of the old working-men's clubs, the spit-and-sawdust pubs, laundrettes and pound shops, have stopped commenting on it in public. That battle has been lost. This is now a place of wine bars, speakeasies, popups and street food, £5 a pint and £40 a head, the new shorthand for London itself, beards the new bearskin, tattoos the new Tower Bridge. And I'm torn myself, for though of course I hate to see any part of our collective heritage priced out and forgotten, the…
  • The Kingham Plough, Cotswolds

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    On the first evening of a weekend out of London, lulled into a false sense of security by the general comfortable loveliness of the Cotswolds, I broke my own golden rule - "do your research". Perhaps in Madrid, or Istanbul, or Bangkok you can wander travel-sore and weary from your hotel/AirBnB/tastefully-restored-14th-century-farmhouse (delete as appropriate) to the nearest bar and be happy with the results, but this has never been true of the UK and definitely isn't true of Shipton-under-Wychwood. The pub we found ourselves in on Friday night was certainly handy, being barely 50ft from the…
  • My Top 18 Cheeses

    17 Jun 2015 | 5:25 am
    This morning I woke up to this dreadful pile of ill-informed nonsense. I try not to let such transparently "provocative" piles of sub-Buzzfeed clickbait get to me, and I know plenty of you will point out it's a tongue-in-cheek bit of fluff, not worthy of the ad revenue it was designed to generate. But whilst celebrity gossip and "you won't believe what happens next" viral videos can wash harmlessly by, cheese happens to be a subject I care deeply about and it's painful to see it treated with such wilful, gurning ignorance. So in an effort to counter at least some of the damage done by the…
  • Taberna do Mercado, Spitalfields

    4 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    Whenever people ask me which cuisine is the most badly represented or otherwise maligned in London my stock answer has always been 'Mexican'. Wahaca have a fair bash at it, and there are a couple of streetfood stalls that aren't completely hideous, but most of the time I'm baffled that food so full of joy and life on the streets of Mexico somehow morphs into Tex-Mex Las Iguanas slop when it hits these shores. But perhaps I'm just more concerned about Mexican food in the UK because I know how good it can be when done properly. I've never been to Greece, for example, so the relative dearth of…
  • Palomar, Chinatown

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    Palomar has - unbelievably - been open for a year. Unbelievable because it seems like only yesterday the massed critics and bloggers of London were falling over themselves to lavish praise on the place and also unbelievable because twelve months on from those triumphant opening weeks it still shows absolutely no sign of being anything less than the hottest ticket in town. Which rather begs the question, why have I taken my sweet time? Long gone are the days when I'd try to have my review out before the paint in the gents had dried, but neither was I self-consciously avoiding the place; in…
 
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    Passport Delicious | London Restaurant Blog and Reviews | Londonelicious

  • 50 coffees with 50 people, Week #5

    Krista
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    50 coffees — my experiment in social learning since quitting my job last month — continues…sort of. This past week has been a lot more about socializing than learning. I’m a bit okay with that because it is summer after all but I’d like to tilt this back in a learning direction. Here’s what I’ve been up to…Dinner at Bouillabaisse with my friends Barry and Natalie and, uh, Bobby Chinn. My friend Barry invited me along to friends & family night at Bouillabaisse and I told him I wouldn’t really blog about it. Instead, I will talk about it in the 50 coffees sense. I learned the…
  • How I Save Money on Hotels Using Hotwire

    Krista
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    I love Hotwire.com. For those of you not in the know, Hotwire does a lot of travel-related things but I use it solely for hotel bookings. (Particularly after quitting my job, finding a new one, trying to be better about money, etc.) The gist is that you pay in advance for an unnamed, secret hotel. Paying in advance — non-refundable, mind you — and committing to an unnamed hotel can yield big savings. Really big. (But pay attention to the risks I mention later.) I’ve used Hotwire a number of times now to save a bundle on hotel stays in London, New York, Chicago and Madrid and I have…
  • I’m having 50 coffees with 50 people…Week #4

    Krista
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    50 coffees continues. And it’s all consuming. I have new rules. I try not to make any weekend plans. I save them for my non-Internet friends. (A tricky phrase to use, but you know what I mean. Your friends from your offline world.) And I try to take Mondays off. Also, I try to go to the gym four times a week and continue my Couch to 5K. Also, I’ve been trying not to set my alarm in the morning. Networking and being social is hard work, particularly when you’re a bit rusty at it. For a borderline introvert like me, it can be highly draining. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.Lunch…
  • Quick Trip to Chicago

    Krista
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    I made a quick trip to Chicago last month. Very last minute. It kinda cracks me up that I’ve been back to Chicago THREE TIMES since leaving the city last June. Out of all the places my new job could have sent me…seriously??To be fair though, this third trip was more about me than about work. I knew I had some leftover holiday to take and I knew I wanted to see some people and celebrate some things so I went. And I had a nice time. But I don’t think I need to go back for a while now…Sleeping I stayed at The James hotel off Michigan Avenue, an excellent location if ever there was one.
  • I’m having 50 coffees with 50 people…Week #3

    Krista
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:31 am
    As I write this, it’s Week #3 of my 50 coffees project and everything is happening. I feel like I’ve learned more in the last three weeks than I have in the entire last year. Talking to people is good for the mind, body and soul. (Body = I’m also spending a lot of time at the gym…more time than I have in years!) Here’s what I’ve been up to in Week #3.Lunch at The Well with my friend Brian. Brian was supposed to meet me at Iberica the weekend of Week #1 for paella. He got the dates wrong and went to Gibraltar instead (!!!), leaving me with a giant pan of paella to polish off. I…
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    David Lebovitz

  • Faux Gras: Vegetarian Foie Gras

    David
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    People often think of Paris as a museum stuck in the past. Sure, one of the things we all love about Paris is the old charm that persists in the architecture, the culture, the cuisine, and in some cases, the way of thinking. (The recent taxi versus Uber battle irked a few French tech entrepreneurs as they felt it presented an image of France as a place unwelcome to new business ideas, or change.) But it’s hard to stop new ideas, especially when they become widely adopted, as the next generation comes along with different ideas and expectations.  Like everywhere, and like it or not,…
  • Pickled Strawberry Preserves

    David
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    With some exceptions (white chocolate in fresh ginger ice cream, caramel corn, marshmallows, and candied peanuts, for example), I tend to like things that aren’t too sweet. That occasionally confounds people because I’m a baker and I am no stranger to sugar, honey, and maple syrup. But I tend to gravitate toward things that get their flavors courtesy of chunks of bittersweet chocolate, a swirl of dark caramel, a squeeze of tangy citrus, or a jolt from coffee. And I also like anything that highlights seasonal fruits and berries, which tend to straddle the sweet-tangy side, as…
  • A Visit to the Le Creuset Factory

    David
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:52 am
    I’m a random collector of Le Creuset. When rifling through a random box at a flea market in France, a hint of one of their trademark colors may catch my eye. I’ll pull out the pot, inspect it (never with too much excitement because if I plan to bargain for it, I need to keep my cards close to my chest), then either make an offer or put it back. Because space is always an issue, I evaluate it for a number of factors: If it’d be a good addition to my batterie de cuisine, if the price is right, and how much use it’s had. (That is, what condition it’s in.) I…
  • Cherry Leaf Wine

    David
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:48 pm
    France is the land of wine but it’s not necessarily something of adulation. I was told the average price spent on a bottle of wine in France is €3,20, which means a lot of people are spending less than that. To many, it’s just a drink and not something that’s considered a special-occasion beverage. And while people scoff at things like boxed wine, or wine in bulk, locals who live near wineries in the countryside of France often buy their wine that way because it’s more écolo (ecological)…and cheaper. The French are a thrifty lot, and don’t like to throw…
  • Spring Picnic at Versailles

    David
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:24 pm
    I decided to play hookey last week, which coincided with an invitation to the Jardin de la Reine at Versailles for a spring picnic. The weather has been on-and-off in Paris, as it usually is, and no matter what the skies were planning on doing, I figured it’d be nice to escape the city for a few hours. And who could pass up a picnic in the gardens of Versailles? Not me. Fortunately we woke up to a glorious day in Paris, and because no one wants to be cooped up indoors when there’s sun, and wine, out there, I left early so I could walk around and get a much-needed dose of…
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    Cybele Pascal

  • Tess Masters launches new cookbook The Blender Girl Smoothies plus Kitchen Aid Giveaway

    cybele
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    Dear Readers: Today is July 1st, to me the true beginning of summer and the perfect day to share the news that Tess Masters has published a new cookbook:  The Blender Girl Smoothies.  100 gluten-free, vegan, & paleo-friendly recipes, to help you “blast your way to good health and blended bliss”, all summer long.  Hurray! To those who read my blog, you probably already know, I’m huge fan of Tess Masters’ work.  I was wowed by her first cookbook, the Blender Girl, and wrote about it here.   Tess has taken something seemingly mundane and turned it into a high art…
  • Old Fashioned Strawberry Tart

    cybele
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Old-Fashioned Strawberry Tart   Makes 9½-inch tart Free From gluten and all top 8 allergens This beautiful tart disappears in only a few hours at my house; it’s that good. Nobody would ever guess it’s gluten-free and allergy-friendly. Look for small sweet fresh strawberries at your local farmers’ market and use fresh squeezed orange juice for the biggest burst of flavor. To make sure every last bit of the juicy filling makes it into your tart, I highly recommend using a rubber spatula when transferring the sauce and jam.   Shortbread Tart Crust 1 1/2 cups my Basic…
  • Split Roast Chicken with French Herbs, Fennel and Baby Potatoes

    cybele
    31 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Split Roast Chicken with French Herbs, Fennel and Baby Potatoes   Makes 4 servings Gluten Free and From From the Top 8 Allergens Splitting a chicken encourages even roasting and beautiful presentation. This French bistro classic makes the most of spring herbs, delectable fennel, tiny potatoes, and shallots. Bon Appetit! 2 medium bulbs fennel, ends removed, rinsed and cut into 8 wedges each 1 pound baby potatoes, new potatoes (halved) or fingerling potatoes (halved lengthwise) 3 shallots, peeled and quartered lengthwise 4 tbsp olive oil, divided ½ tsp salt, plus additional for chicken…
 
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    Hungry Crowd

  • How a Dentist with a Sweet Tooth Invented Cotton Candy

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:48:53 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    In this series, we reveal the secrets, histories and quirky bits of trivia behind your favorite foods. Here's a fun fact that proves that truth is stranger than fiction: Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. You read that right. While spun sugar originated in Europe as early as the 1400s, the extremely high price of sugar made the fanciful wisps prohibitively expensive for...
  • Why You Should Grill Your Toast this Summer

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:25:19 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    With its ping-pong set-up, picnic tables and charcoal grill, the outdoor seating area at Chicago’s Ada Street feels a lot like a buddy’s backyard—but with way better food. Every day, the restaurant fires up that grill to make smoky, charred dishes like aged strip loin, crunchy Chinese long beans and a fairly incredible summer bruschetta: grilled bread topped with fresh ricotta. “We...
  • 8 Super-Easy Recipes for National Fried Chicken Day

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:33:06 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    After a long weekend of glorious but potentially grueling grilling, the idea of celebrating National Fried Chicken Day by whipping up a big batch might seem daunting and exhausting. Don’t worry. We’ve made it a breeze with these eight fast and simple fried chicken recipes. 1. Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel  Chef Thomas Keller uses panko bread crumbs to give chicken an instant...
  • 7 Best Sponge Cake Recipes

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:50:45 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Thanks to cake commander Justin Chapple, constructing a parchment paper-lined cake pan has never been easier. Use that mad genius tip the next time you try your hand at making a super fluffy sponge cake. Here are seven of F&W's best sponge cake recipes to get you started:  1. Sponge Cake with Lemon Zest and Raspberries Chef Toni Robertson uses fruity extra-virgin...
  • Video: The Easiest Way to Line a Round Cake Pan with Parchment Paper

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:01:43 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you want a level cake that doesn’t stick to the pan, then you need to line the pan with parchment paper. It’s an extra step that seriously simplifies things later on in the cake-making process. And now, thanks to F&W Test Kitchen cake king Justin Chapple, it’s easy to do. In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, watch Justin demonstrate the easy way to line a cake pan...
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    Eater NY - All

  • Tao Moves onto The Bowery, Way Station's Gender Gap Night, Souvlaki GR Midtown, and More Intel

    Greg Morabito
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    A bottomless cup of restaurant news and gossip from around New York City. — The Bowery space that was briefly home home to screeching Pan-Asian clubstaurant The General was quickly snatched up Tao Group, the company behind Beauty & Essex, Tao, and Lavo. Although the team hasn't appeared before the noise-and-crowd-haters of the Community Board 3's SLA licensing committee, work is now underway on the space. Chris Santos, the chef at Beauty & Essex and Staton Social, is on board to cook the food. No word yet on what he's working on, but expect some new iteration of soup dumplings, possibly…
  • John Fraser Reopens Dovetail Tomorrow Night With New Menus

    Nick Solares
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The critically acclaimed restaurant has become a tasting and prix fixe menu only restaurant John Fraser's critical darling Dovetail will reopen on Tuesday July 7, after a brief period of renovation which included a top-to-bottom remodeling of the restaurant and kitchen. The reopening will herald a new menu concept which completely eliminates à la carte options. Instead there will be a chef's tasting menu ($135), a vegetable menu ($105) and three and four-course prix fixe menus priced at $82 and $95, respectively. Prior to remodeling. the restaurant offered a four course pre fixe…
  • The Clocktower Sets Its Tables With Etsy Knick Knacks

    Marguerite Preston
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Stephen Starr's new restaurant has some extremely unusual tableware. At your average brand new, white hot New York City restaurant, a few Instagram hits usually emerge. These are the things that, because they're either novel, or photogenic, or actually just taste good, manage to make it into every third photo on a restaurant's Instagram tag page — the corn husk meringue at Cosme, or the pizza at Mission Chinese Food, for example. The Clocktower, the new hotel restaurant from mega restaurateur Stephen Starr and empire-building British chef Jason Atherton, is just such a blazing hot spot, but…
  • Where to Eat Cheap Indonesian Food in New York and New Jersey

    Robert Sietsema
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Eater critic Robert Sietsema is back with three more great cheap eats recommendations. Indonesian food is something the city has never had enough of, with its peanut-sauced brochettes, shrimp crackers, beef stewed in coconut milk, and wonderful compressed rice cakes called lontong. The archipelago exhibits perhaps a dozen distinct cuisines associated with different islands, and we have yet to fully realize its culinary riches. That said, there are always a handful of Indonesian restaurants to be found, especially in Elmhurst, Queens. Just north of the picturesque Long Island Rail Road viaduct…
  • Grandchamps Brings a Taste of Haiti to Bed-Stuy; Croque Monsieur Heads Uptown

    Devra Ferst
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    Six new restaurants to know in NYC. MIDTOWN EAST — Greenwich Village's Croque Monsieur sandwich shop expanded with an outlet near Grand Central last week. There are no fewer than 17 heated sandwiches on the menu including the traditional croque monsieurs and madames, along with options like the mr. rene with Laughing Cow Cheese, Speculoos, and strawberry jam. Status: Certified open. 459 Lexington Avenue. It's all coming together! Can't wait to see this dining room filled. #haitianfood #restaurant #comingsoon #grandchampsbk A photo posted by @grandchampsbk on Jun 14, 2015 at 8:53am PDT…
 
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    gastropoda

  • Tom Waits to the Small Batch piano . . .

    regina
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Got up and told The Cat WCTLWAFW I was going to spend the whole day eating and calling it work. Let him envy me for a change. And he was getting all ready to come with me until reality intruded. His day would be spent sleeping on the refrigerator as usual. Second thing I heard [...]
  • Reformable torte, now with no artificial flavor

    regina
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Maybe the wingnuts should actually want the poors to be able to buy beans with food stamps. The Cat WCTLWAFW once snared edamame at a dinner party and wound up too full to steal the magret.
  • Cubano in a $3,000 refrigerator

    regina
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    And I’ve typed this many times before, but the relentless focus on food stamp “fraud,” that phantom that accounts for at most 1 percent of tax dollars spent on nourishing kids and olds, really would come to a sudden fizzle if the whole debate were reframed to make it clear the program is actually a [...]
  • Petra and the pour-over remorse

    regina
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:53 pm
    In fud politics, I’ll admit to being beyond entertained by the uproar over the 50 Most BS awards. As I Tweeted, the biggest mistake the presenters made was not starting with journalism awards — first you co-opt the “reporters.” I did not Tweet that those so outraged by a rigged game had no problem for [...]
  • “Garlic aioli” is “bland in flavor”

    regina
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Not sure what goes on in editorial meetings these days, but somehow “mom cards know best” results in 10-inch recipes (It’s coconut cream pie, not molecular gastronomy, for pop’s sake! ) and “you don’t need an Italian grandma to learn to make pasta” turns into “consult a bunch of American chefs.” Spring is to be [...]
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    Orangette

  • June 26

    Molly
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I am feeling profoundly (or, as my fingers tried to put it, "feely profounding") inarticulate today in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. I keep thinking of my uncle Jerry, the first gay person I ever knew, whose death to AIDS in 1988 spurred me to activism as a young kid with moussed bangs and a Silence=Death sweatshirt, and in whose memory June carries one of her middle names. I wonder what he would say today. I'm grateful, relieved, elated, and beyond, that June will grow up in a world that's very different from what I knew in 1980s Oklahoma.It also feels…
  • One Tuesday, late-morning

    Molly
    13 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I come to you today, June 13th, a fine summer’s day on which you probably have no desire to turn on the oven, to talk about roasted chicken. More specifically, I want to talk about Thomas Keller’s Favorite Simple Roast Chicken, which I prefer to call TK’s Hot Buttered Chicken.I have long been a devotee of the Zuni Cafe recipe for roasted chicken. I imagine many of you feel the same way. Zuni’s recipe, which Judy Rodgers wrote with a rare and reverential thoroughness - may she rest in peace, and may more cookbooks be written like hers - relies on three things: using a small-ish bird,…
  • Here was an opportunity

    Molly
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    One evening last week, my friend Sarah sent me a sudden text that said only, "Yotam Ottolenghi. Carrot and Mung Bean Salad from Plenty More. Just do it!" These kinds of vital communications are why humans need one another: so that we know what to eat next. I was skeptical about the mung beans: I know they’re used to great effect in many cuisines, I know, I know, but a certain aura of patchouli and tie dye hangs over them. Still, I was willing to reconsider. I took down my copy of Plenty More from the top of the refrigerator, where my favorite and most-used cookbooks live. (Hey: another time…
  • 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…
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    Serious Eats

  • Cuisines Collide in This Grilled Tofu With Chipotle-Miso Sauce

    Shao Z.
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Chipotle and miso come from two different cooking traditions, but they make great bedfellows as both a marinade and a sauce for grilled tofu in this recipe. Combine them with our techniques for turning out perfectly grilled tofu, and you won't even miss the meat. Read More
  • Everything You Can Do With a Tin of Anchovies

    Niki Achitoff-Gray
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    Prized by chefs and home cooks around the world for their funky, briny flavor and extraordinary versatility, anchovies don't just adorn pizzas, salads, and sandwiches—they make their way into distinctive sauces, rubs, dressings, and dips, where they lend a meaty umami backbone to, well, anything you want. But exactly can you do with them? Let's take a look. Read More
  • Grilled Shrimp and Sriracha Mayonnaise Are Perfect Partners in These Chinese Steamed Buns

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Perfectly grilled shrimp have a clean, sweet shrimp flavor with a nicely charred crust and a plump, juicy texture. Now, give them character by stuffing them into these tender steamed Chinese buns, complete with crunchy shredded cabbage, quick homemade pickles, and a spicy and creamy Sriracha mayonnaise. Read More
  • Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Cauliflower?

    Jacqueline Raposo
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cauliflower's seen new life on restaurant menus and magazine recipe pages, but professionals and savvy home cooks alike have long appreciated its gently sweet flavor, hefty crunch, ability to caramelize, and all those nooks and crannies to soak in sauce. So we asked a pool of experts for some fun, new ways to make the most of this alabaster vegetable. Read More
  • 18 Light and Summery Pasta Recipes

    Laurel Randolph
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you think of a pasta dinner, you're probably thinking of spaghetti tossed in vibrant marinara, or penne in creamy vodka sauce. But heavy, hearty sauces are far from the only way to enjoy pasta, and we have 18 pretty spectacular recipes to prove it. Recipes that are light in body, deliver on flavor, and don't require too much cooking, for simple and summery weeknight meals. Read More
 
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  • oven ribs, even better

    deb
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    As I’ve already admitted, I’m a boring preggo. No crazy dreams, sobbing at diaper commercials, middle of the night ice cream binges, pickle benders, sheesh, about the only thing I’ve ever gotten downright stereotypical about — eh, aside from months of frenetic nesting as evidenced by a gardening frenzy, walls! freezer stash and perhaps a few hasty furniture purchases — was when my husband came home from the store without the requested watermelon. How could he! Watermelon is edible air conditioning. It might be the only reason I’ve survived the summer thus…
  • chocolate chunk granola bars

    deb
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    As I shuffle towards the finish line of this family-expansion project we began so long ago that it’s become a running joke* there are days when I honestly do not understand why human beings need to gestate beyond 37 weeks. I mean, pretty much the minute the doctor estimated this kid to be 6 pounds, I concluded “it’s cooked! It can come out now, right?” and imagined our 4th of July, baby snuggled in wrap, beer in one hand, medium-rare burger in the other and, lo, it sounded pretty grand to me. Because, of course, we know from experience that’s exactly what the…
  • herbed summer squash pasta bake

    deb
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    One of the things I’ve first-world struggled with since the beginning of this incubation period is a lack of appetite. Of course, there’s the glib side of me — great for managing weight gain! why “eat for two” if you can eat for half?! — but mostly, it’s a bummer. I thought that after the first trimester nausea passed, I’d be good to go and yes, I’m back to eating regular meals, but my enthusiasm has only returned in short bursts. Sure, I’ve shamelessly consumed all matter of crispy eggs with soy sauce, sesame oil and chile flakes…
  • strawberry cheesecake ice cream pie

    deb
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    Sure, there’s nothing glamorous about carrying a watermelon, so to speak, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I rather enjoy many parts of being pregnant. For example, you get to wear elastic-waist pants all the time. Your hair gets really thick and shiny; I mean, sure, it doesn’t last but if this is as close as I’m going to get in my lifetime to my Pantene Moment, you’d better believe I’m going to revel in it. It’s so very wrong, but I even secretly enjoy the soft bigotry of low expectations as literally nothing I admit — that…
  • strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes

    deb
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    Somewhere it is written, or it is now, that if your mom is a gazillion (cough, 35 weeks and 4 days, not that anyone is counting) weeks pregnant and she is the one that under ideal circumstances provides you with dinner, sooner or later that dinner is going to be breakfast pancakes with a side of bacon. You probably won’t mind. ... Read the rest of strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes on smittenkitchen.com © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. | permalink to strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes | 166 comments to date | see more: Breakfast, Pancakes, Photo, Strawberries, Summer
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  • It's a Wrap at the 61st Summer Fancy Food Show

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:53 pm
    1500 specialty food exhibits have done their job Food News The Summer Fancy Food Show has come to an end—the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods has been dismantled and shipped back to where it all came from! The flavors, trends, and new products, however, will now live on as they become featured in the world’s grocery stores, restaurants, and home kitchens. The Fancy Food Show was first held in 1955. Over the years, it has developed into a leading way for artisans, importers and entrepreneurs to find each other and discover the business relationships that…
  • 61st Summer Fancy Food Show

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Going on now in New York! Food News It's that time again--the Summer Fancy Food Show has started in New York City, sponsored by the Specialty Food Association. This is THE show for an industry that, for the first time, has topped $100 billion in sales. It's a world fueled by small businesses and entrepreneurs, all sure they have the most delicious, most innovative, most amazing food product you've ever seen! The Food Channel has a crew at the show, working hard to bring you the trends and some of the best stories we can find. We're tasting our way through the 1500 exhibits and special events…
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day 2015

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Kozy Shack has ways to celebrate! Food News Was there ever a more fun-sounding day than National Chocolate Pudding Day? When the box came through The Food Channel mailroom, there was a rush to be part of the tasting group. And the consensus for our sample from the Kozy Shack people? Definite lip smacking approval. The pudding was deeply chocolate, no chemical aftertaste, and as smooth as any homemade pudding we've tasted. They also shared with us a few ways to celebrate the day: 1) Share a spoon . . . because friends who eat pudding together stay together. 2) Say it with pudding . . . if…
  • The Perfect Time for a Picnic

    20 Jun 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Here's a Great Summertime Menu Food News Time to slow down, make some easy recipes, and hit the park for a picnic, complete with these 60s dishes and a healthy serving of nostalgia! The Food Channel has come up with a great menu of chicken salad sandwiches with some great sides, just in time. Find our recipes at the links below. Homemade Chicken Salad Baked Sweet Potato Chips Corn Pudding Melon Ball Skewers with Tajin Tiger's Blood Lemonade Strawberry Tarts  
  • Father's Day Feast

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Show Dad He's THE MAN with a Summer Cookout of His Favorites Food News Dad doesn’t usually ask for much on his big day, but that shouldn’t keep you from honoring him with a menu of foods fit for a king. Chances are, he loves foods cooked outside on the grill—and he’s probably the grillmaster. This year, let him relax while you take over the tongs for the day. Now, you could grill him a steak, of course. You can’t go wrong there. But why not try something a bit more “out there.” He likes beer, right? And grilled chicken? Combine the two and grill up…
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  • The Forge

    Michelle
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    The Forge, based in Camden, is a not-for-profit organisation that opened its doors in 2009. It hosts a variety of different artists and music from all across the world that would appeal to music lovers. Upon entering the venue, no one was at the door to meet us, even though there were people around. We […]
  • BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    Michelle
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:23 am
    London bus drivers are notorious for their rudeness but don’t tar them all with the same brush. Riding around in central London enjoying the sights of famous landmarks while consuming a delectable afternoon tea spread proved to be quite an experience. If the red bus wasn’t eye catching enough, when pedestrians looked through its windows […]
  • Chicken, Brie & Pear Sandwich with Balsamic Onions

    Michelle
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    For years fat was vilified. Since the general population’s average weight and waistline crept up steadily over the decades, a new culprit has been sought out. Carbs. Admittedly, there are days that I shake my head in despair at the sheer information overload I experience when looking for some secret to long lasting weight loss. […]
  • SPONSORED VIDEO: Reni Yaki

    Michelle
    27 May 2015 | 2:39 am
    When I laid eyes on the bottle filled with clear liquid labeled, “Yeni Raki”, I immediately incorrectly assumed that this was some kind of Japanese drink. Maybe it was the “yen”, the Japanese currency, that threw me off track or perhaps the fact that “raki” rhymes with “maki”, a type of sushi roll. The older […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Grateful

    Béa
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Rather than wait for the post that I end up not writing because I don’t have the time, or I am too tired (and then I’d rather draw and color with Lulu), I thought I’d write something short with only a few words filled with all of the thoughts I’ve been meaning to share. Mainly, words to iterate how grateful I feel. We are two days away from June 21st. The first day of summer. Do you love it as much as I do? It’s the time when delicate strawberries and gorgeous looking cherries make their appearance in the garden. They are some of favorite things about summer.
  • Looking ahead

    Béa
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:51 pm
    I can hardly believe that about half of a year has gone by since I last updated my blog. And although I have many good reasons why this happened, I am not necessarily pleased to realize that time flew out of my hands in such manner, and that a long absence from this space occurred for me. So before moving into 2015 and start fresh, I thought I would still gather images highlighting some of what 2014 looked like for me . I’ve been meaning to share them with you for a while, and now is a perfect time to do so. The year 2014 involved a lot of memorable trips, some for work with…
  • August 16-17: a food styling and photography workshop in Brooklyn with Sunday Suppers

    Béa
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Hello everyone, I am currently in East Sussex England teaching a food styling and photography workshop at Hawthbush farm. It’s incredible here! The countryside is gorgeous, the people are oh so friendly, the weather (yes English weather!) is stunning. You can see some of my pics in Instagram. I feel lucky to be surrounded by such a group of people right now… So I need to tell you about another event that will take place im Brooklyn in August at Sunday Suppers. You may remember that I taught a few workshops there in the past. Karen’s loft is really inspiring. The event is…
  • In May we celebrate

    Béa
    19 May 2014 | 8:06 am
    This is the second time in a short lapse that you see us eating this chocolate mousse cake. The truth is that we are May people around here. With my birthday early in in the month, and P.’s birthday two weeks after. Today in fact. This is one of the reasons why, I am sure, I am very fond of lilac and lily of the valley. They are in full bloom right now in the garden. To celebrate, I decided to organize and cook my way through un déjeuner champêtre (garden lunch) with friends. Some of our favorite moments. We ate verrines and asparagus and smoked salmon baked eggs ; Spring risotto and…
  • Food Styling and Photography Workshop in Baja California, Mexico

    Béa
    17 May 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I am very pleased to announce that I will be teaming again with Ace Camps this coming November (4th to 10th, 2014) for a fantastic workshop in Baja California, Mexico. This workshop offers 3 1/2 days of instruction and 6 nights in the beautiful peninsula of Baja, with adventures that will take us in Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos and El Pescadero. The emphasis will be on styling shots that include entertaining, outdoor beach picnics, farms + gardens of Mexico. You will learn about what to look for when taking travel and lifestyle shots of a local food community. We will spend 4 nights in the…
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  • Shake Shack Unveils Its First-Ever Chicken Sandwich

    Sierra Tishgart
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Looking good. After not-so-quietly applying for a "ChickenShack" trademark back in May, Shake Shack is finally introducing its fried-chicken sandwich to the public. Starting today, it'll be available exclusively at the Brooklyn locations: at 409 Fulton Street, in Downtown Brooklyn; 1 Old Fulton Street, in Dumbo; and 170 Flatbush Avenue, near the Barclays Center. (In other words — nowhere near Fuku's turf.) Danny Meyer's ChickenShack is made with fried chicken that's "all-natural" and antibiotic-free, and it also includes lettuce, pickles, and buttermilk-herb mayo. It costs $6.29, which…
  • Your Starbucks Fix Is Going to Cost More Starting Tomorrow

    Sierra Tishgart
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    On the rise. Just how much is a cup of burnt coffee, or a Cotton Candy Frappuccino, worth? Starting tomorrow, Starbucks will raise its prices yet again, and its drinks will cost an additional 5 to 20 cents. That means that one large coffee will be priced at $2.45 in most stores — a 10 cent hike. The cost of food items will stay constant, but Starbucks will likely charge a pretty penny for its new line of fancy French cookies. [AP] Read more posts by Sierra TishgartFiled Under: coffee talk, coffee, starbucks, the chain gang
  • Pot Growers Have Realized They’re Pretty Awesome at Growing Vegetables, Too

    Clint Rainey
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    These farmers don't mind the weeds. Potheads have discovered an added bonus of getting really freaking good at growing stuff in tiny, dank closets: They're also great at growing vegetables in artificial conditions. As it turns out, their genius with hydroponics has driven costs down drastically, all while traditional farmers struggle through outrageous land prices and historic droughts. As a result, there's a new, more level playing field where pot growers can actually make a living farming lettuce or beefsteak tomatoes indoors. The California Sunday Magazine caught up with a few of the…
  • Watch the Cecil’s JJ Johnson Discuss Harlem’s Food Scene and His Fast-Casual Plans

    Grub Street
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Over the weekend, Grub Street's own Sierra Tishgart interviewed chef Joseph "JJ" Johnson for CBS This Morning's "The Dish." It's been a big year for Johnson, who's the chef de cuisine at Harlem's the Cecil and Minton's: Forbes and Zagat both named him to their "30 Under 30" lists, and Esquire deemed the Cecil the "Best New Restaurant in America." Watch to hear his advice for young chefs, thoughts on Harlem's changing food scene, and desire to open his own fast-casual concept. Read more posts by Grub StreetFiled Under: video feed, cbs this morning, harlem, interviews, jj johnson, minton's, new…
  • Cars of the Future Will Be Able to Buy Your Coffee for You

    Clint Rainey
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Thanks, Herbie. In the "next few years," you can have a driver-less car whisk you to the nearest coffee shop drive-through, where your order has been memorized: Smart cars will soon use location data to act as personal coddlers on wheels. BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes have joint ownership of HERE, a fancy Google Maps competitor created by Nokia. The idea is that internet-connected cars will couple "predictive software" with "mobile-payment systems" in order to put coffee or a burger in your (steering wheel–free, thankfully) hands before you hardly realize you need it. If the…
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  • Big Flower Rosé: A Unique South African Wine

    Richard Auffrey
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The National Flower of South Africa is the King Protea, also known as the Grand Protea, which is the largest flower of the genus Protea, Though it comes in many different colors, it is often said that the pink-colored flower is the most beautiful. The pink King Protea is also the inspiration for an intriguing new Rosé wine.Protea Heights Farm is located in the Devon Valley, close to the center of Stellenbosch, and in the late 1940s it was the first farm to cultivate protea flowers. Currently, the owner, Ginny Povall, cultivates 53 acres, with 24 devoted to protea. Their flowers bloom…
  • Celebrating Local Diversity:People of Color Blogging About Food & Drink

    Richard Auffrey
    6 Jul 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 benefits of diversity touch on all aspects of our lives, and it is a topic many people have been addressing. It is a topic that can be controversial at times, but we should not avoid it because of that fact. We need to meet it head-on, to embrace diversity and cherish its positive aspects. Diversity will only make us better human beings.As a small contribution to this issue, I want to showcase local people of color who blog about food &…
  • Sake News

    Richard Auffrey
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Kanpai! Here is another short list of some of the interesting Sake articles that have been published lately. It is great to see more and more coverage for Sake, though I recommend that anyone seeking to publish a Sake article check it at least a few times for accuracy. A few basic errors continue showing up in introductory Sake articles, and those errors would be easy to eliminate if you had a knowledgeable Sake person check your facts. Let us also hope that we see more than just introductory Sake articles in the future. Sake has many depths and all those varied facets make great material for…
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 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) Tonite, at 10pm, turn your television to Food Network to watch an epic grill battle. Chef/Owner Matt O’Neil of The Blue Ox in Lynn, is making his in a special grilling-themed episode of Beat Bobby Flay. Season Five, Episode Five, entitled "Stars and Stripes", will pit our local chef against Bobby Flay. This should be a fun way to start the July 4th holiday,…
  • Osteria Nino: A Touch Of Rome In Burlington

    Richard Auffrey
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Love at first bite?My first experience at this new restaurant began with a dish of Meatballs that thoroughly impressed me, being tender and flavorful, a delicious melange of taste and texture. First impressions make a significant difference, and the meatballs well set the stage for the rest of the culinary delights at this restaurant.Curiously, I've heard almost nothing about this restaurant from my food loving friends. I don't know anyone else who has dined here. Despite being open for about seven weeks, it seems to have remained under the radar but it's time to spread the word, to give some…
 
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  • Going sour: sweet words in slang

    Connie Ngo
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Through time, we use, reuse, and recycle words to our liking and even make up completely new words, much to some people’s chagrin. Even words about sweetness—sugar, honey, sweetie—aren’t exempt; in a number of cases, they have been re-spun and re-purposed to fit the uses of everyday communication. In the following excerpt, Jonathon Green, an expert lexicographer and contributor to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, gives us the rundown of the sweet terms and phrases that have been re-imagined and incorporated into slang. Slang—mocking, sneering, casting a jaundiced…
  • Real change in food systems needs real ethics

    Mohamed Sesay
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    In May, we celebrated the third annual workshop on food justice at Michigan State University. Few of the people who come to these student-organized events doubt that they are part of a social movement. And yet it is not clear to me that the “social movement” framing is the best way to understand food justice, or indeed many of the issues in the food system that have been raised by Mark Bittman or journalists such as Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, or Barry Estabrook. Social movements attain what clarity of purpose they have because they have a morally compelling cause. The labor movement,…
  • Are you a sugar scholar?

    Connie Ngo
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    How much do you know about all things sweet? Are you an obsessive “Top-tier Sugar Scholar”? Or are you a dabbling “Sugar Novice”? No matter your level of scholarship, if sweetness and obscure facts are your game, we have just the perfect quiz for you. Prove what you know (and, perhaps, don’t know) about sweetness and mark whether you think the statements are true or false. And no cheating! Your sugary scholarly integrity is at stake here. All facts were pulled from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, edited by Darra Goldstein. Headline image credit:…
  • Foods and festivals of Ramadan around the world

    Ayana Young
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    On 17 June, the new moon signaled the start of Ramadan (or Ramzan as it’s called throughout South Asia), the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar in which observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex during daylight hours. Increased religious devotion sets the tone for the month as Muslims gather for special prayers, acts of charity, and Qur’anic recitations in gratitude and devotion to God. Long hours of fasting are difficult, but Ramadan is a joyous celebration, and the foods and festivities that follow the fast are as diverse as the global Muslim population.
  • Sweetness around the world

    Connie Ngo
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    No matter where in the world you go, pastries are a universal treat. From Turkish baklava to Italian cannolis, French croissants to American cherry pie, these morsels of sweetness are a culinary tradition that knows no borders. Whether you’re boarding an overseas flight or hanging around the neighborhood, we’ve hand-picked several pastry shops from the Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets to add to your personal itinerary.   Image Credit: “Sweet dreams” by poolie. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr. The post Sweetness around the world appeared first on OUPblog.
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  • baguette, focus on the baking

    Dave
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Instead of forcing you all into compliance regarding specific ingredients, I'm going to let my hair down a bit (ha, that's a joke) and let you use any damn recipe you like.  The baking method here is the thing to take a shot at with any dough you have lying around. I'm using a slightly enriched dough.  I was curious to see the results using higher temp and a cast iron surface with a little steam.  The result was unexpected and great.  The dough I used was 73% hydration with some enrichment and baked at 500F.  What I got was incredible oven spring and a higher…
  • 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…
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  • A “Vegetarian Dinner Party” For Me, Myself — and Meat Boy?

    foodgal
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
      My husband likes to say he will gladly eat a vegetarian meal. (Insert eye rolling here.) But when I cook a vegetarian entree at home, I will see him sneak a few pieces of salami on the side. What can I expect from someone nicknamed Meat Boy, right? When I received a review copy of “Vegetarian Dinner Parties” (Rodale,
  • Join the Food Gal and Chef Julian Yeo of Roots & Rye For A Macy’s Cooking Demo

    foodgal
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    If you’ve spent anytime lately wandering around San Jose’s Santana Row, then you’ve seen the construction currently going on to finish the new restaurant, Roots & Rye, which is set to open its doors any day now. Be one of the first to enjoy a taste of this new establishment, when its chef, Julian Yeo, joins me for a cooking
  • Monsieur Benjamin Est Tres Bien

    foodgal
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
      In the Bay Area, it’s Asian flavors that seem to be on everyone’s plate and palate these days. So much so that French cuisine — though not its classic techniques — seem to have fallen out of favor. But leave it to Monsieur Benjamin, which opened last summer in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, to remind us why French food
  • Get the Fireworks Started with Dorie Greenspan’s Blueberry-Corn Tart

    foodgal
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
      On a recent episode of “MasterChef,” the contestants were initially befuddled when asked to make a dessert using the secret ingredient: corn. It’s not such a daft ingredient for a sweet, as you might first think. Sure, we may associate it most with the savory side — grilled corn on the cob, succotash, corn salads, corn chowder and the
  • Test-Driving (And Cooking) Sun Basket

    foodgal
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
      There are enough meal delivery start-ups these days to make your head spin and your stomach growl over just which are worth ordering — if any. When I was invited to try out a free delivery by San Francisco’s Sun Basket, I was swayed to do so by a couple of factors. First, the recipes for the cooking kits
 
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  • Simple chocolate cake

    Layla Pujol
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    This basic and simple chocolate cake recipe is very easy to make and doesn’t even require a mixer. The post Simple chocolate cake appeared first on 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.
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    Bake or Break

  • Blueberry Lemon Cookies

    Jennifer McHenry
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    It seems like fresh berries often get left out of the cookie fun. If you want to go the fruit route for a batch of cookies, dried fruits like cherries and cranberries usually get preference. Fresh berries can be, well, a bit of a messy proposition to mix into cookie dough. But if you start with a super soft, cake-like cookie dough like this one, you can successfully mix in berries for a burst of fresh flavor. With these particular cookies, all that berry goodness is just the perfect complement to plenty of bright lemon flavor. The secret to these so-soft-they're-almost-cake cookies is sour…
  • Cherry Cheesecake Bars

    Jennifer McHenry
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    My first cheesecake experiences happened in my childhood and were all thanks to that no-bake mix topped off with a can of cherry pie filling. And I have to tell you that I felt quite strongly that it couldn't get any better than those cheesecakes. Now, of course, I've seen the cheesecake light with the sheer joy (and surprising low effort!) of homemade versions. Recently, I got my first bunch of cherries of the summer. My usual fresh fruit habit is to grab up whatever is in season without really knowing what I'll do with it. But as soon as I saw those cherries, I knew I wanted to try a bit of…
  • Best No-Bake Desserts

    Jennifer McHenry
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    As much as I love baking, sometimes it's nice to whip up a dessert that requires no oven time. You'll speed up the dessert process and keep your kitchen cooler, too. I confess that a few of these are what I call "low-bake" dessert recipes. I usually prefer to bake cookie crusts briefly just to make them a bit sturdier. But if you want to make those desserts truly no-bake, you can place the assembled crust in your refrigerator or freezer while you make the filling. It may be a bit more crumbly, but it will be so delightful and delicious that you likely won't care. Be sure to plan ahead for…
  • Salted Caramel Whipped Cream Pie

    Jennifer McHenry
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    I've never been a fussy person. I like to keep things as simple as possible. I'm a big believer in "less is more." That's true here on BoB as well. I love sharing simple yet amazing recipes with you! But sometimes there are recipes that are even simpler than the norm yet are so very, very good that I can hardly wait to tell you all about them. This Salted Caramel Whipped Cream Pie is the newest member of that elite club. What's so simple yet amazing about this pie? It's consists only of a no-bake cookie crust, brown sugar-sweetened whipped cream, caramel, and a bit of salt. No, really. That's…
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

    Jennifer McHenry
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    I recently found myself with an abundance of lemons and couldn't quite decide how best to use them. So I took to Instagram and asked what everyone thought I should make. I got lots of really good and inspiring answers, but there seemed to be a good bit of excitement surrounding the prospect of a Lemon Poppy Seed Cake. It's a bit of a mystery how I'd never shared a recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with you after all these years. This seemed like the obvious time to remedy that, so I got to work thinking about cake recipes, possible toppings, and just how much lemon is enough lemon. Most…
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    Skinny Chef

  • Freshen Up Summertime Eats

    Jennifer Iserloh
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:37 am
    Want to start off the summer by eating better so you can not only enjoy the dishes you love but maintain that summer slim all year around? There is no time like the present and taking a few small steps to updating your meals prepared at home and setting up your kitchen so you can get the most of it year round. Here are three fast solutions, for seasonal weeknight meals. Break the Recipe Rut Take five minutes out of your day to browse the internet or ask a trusted friend for a healthy recipe recommendation. If you’re at a loss for healthy options, I have plenty for summer like my quinoa…
  • Grilling May Not be as Healthy as You Think

    Jennifer Iserloh
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Most of us think of grilling as an easy low-fat way alternative to cooking on the stove top. But how healthy is your grilling, really? Let’s take a closer look at your grilling habits and choices! Meat Matters Choose low-fat proteins when planning your main course. This includes skinless chicken, trimmed pork chops, shrimp, and ground turkey. Hot dogs taste great grilled, but you could be stocking up on a lot of fat – up to half your aloted intake for the day by eating only two! So always opt for chicken or turkey and check out the back of the package before buying those dogs to…
  • The Good and Bad of Summer’s Frozen Desserts

    Jennifer Iserloh
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    Who doesn’t crave a frozen treat during the hot summer months? Summer ice cream treats are an American tradition! But do you know what you’re really eating? Most frozen treats are laden with saturated fat and packed with calories, so next time you go to unwrap that popsicle, check out the nutritional information – you may be very surprised! So, how do you satisfy your craving without ruining your diet? Know Your Fat Facts, Look Before You Lick. Check out the label to see exactly how much fat you’re eating with every scoop. Keep in mind that most ice creams have 18 to…
  • Tropical Fruit Salsa

    Jennifer Iserloh
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    Fresh tropical fruit is so sweet, it livens up any dish. I like to make a big batch of this salsa to use for chip-dipping and to accompany my grilled fish or meat. Just eating this salsa makes me feel like it’s 80 degrees and sunny outside year-round! Watch my Better TV clip featuring this recipe! Serves 8 PrintTropical Fruit Salsa Rating: 51 Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Yield: 1 1/2 cupServing Size: 6 tablespoonsCalories per serving: 41 caloriesFat per serving: 0 g fat (0 g saturated) Ingredients1 mango, peeled and diced 2 kiwi, peeled and diced 1…
  • Creamy Corn Bake

    Jennifer Iserloh
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    Kids love sweet corn baked in a small dish, just the right size for them! My Granny used to make this with canned creamed corn, but in this updated version I use whole corn kernels and add spinach and red pepper for extra nutrition. Skim milk and eggs add lots of protein and creaminess for a side dish fit for weeknight meals or potluck summer gatherings. Serves 8 PrintCreamy Corn Bake Rating: 51 Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: 4 cupsServing Size: 1/2 cupCalories per serving: 120 caloriesFat per serving: 5 g fat (0 g saturated) IngredientsCooking spray 2…
 
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    BlogChef.net

  • Tex-Mex Chili Dogs Recipe

    Bobby
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    These Tex-Mex chili dogs can be prepared in one of two days—the hot dogs can be cooked right in the slow cooker with the sauce or the sauce can be prepared on the stovetop and the hot dogs can either be grilled or boiled. I cooked the hot dogs on an indoor grill pan but an outdoor grill would be even better. The hot dogs are loaded with a sauce, Frito chips, chopped tomato and shredded cheese. The sauce is a combination of canned chili, chopped green chili peppers and cheddar cheese soup. I like to serve these hot dogs with French fries. Enjoy. Tex-Mex Chili Dogs Yield: 8 Servings…
  • Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito Recipe

    Bobby
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:20 am
    Here is a copycat recipe for the chili cheese burrito from Taco Bell restaurant. The chili cheese burrito combines chili flavored ground beef, refried beans and cheddar cheese in a tortilla. To prepare this burrito—ground beef is first browned in the pan and then mixed with refried beans. A sauce is prepared separately and then mixed with the meat and beans and simmered on the stovetop. The sauce mixture gets its flavor from various seasonings and minced jalapeno peppers. These burritos are kind of messy so you might want to eat them with a fork! I like to serve them with Frito chips on the…
  • Teriyaki Noodles Recipe

    Bobby
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:23 am
    Teriyaki sauce is mixed with spaghetti noodles and sliced steak in this delicious recipe for teriyaki noodles. I always enjoy the flavor of mixing Asian sauces with pasta. You can use different types of noodles for this recipe if you would prefer—lo mein or chow mein noodles would be a good option as well. The noodles are cooked on the stovetop and the steak is sliced and stir-fried in a wok with garlic and ginger. I like to serve these noodles with egg rolls. Enjoy. Teriyaki Noodles Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 1lb whole wheat spaghetti 3 tablespoons peanut oil 3/4lb flank steak (thinly…
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Bake Recipe

    Bobby
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    The flavor combination of chicken, bacon and ranch goes great with tater tots in this delicious casserole recipe. You can cook your own chicken for this recipe or if you want to save time, you can use the meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken. This casserole is also a great way to use any cooked chicken you may have left over from a meal. Preparing this casserole is easy enough—the chicken is layered in a baking dish with a ranch sauce, chees, frozen tater tots and bacon. The ranch sauce is just a simple combination of butter, flour, milk and ranch dressing and is prepared on the stove top.
  • Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe

    Bobby
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    This is a copycat recipe for the chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A restaurant. Unfortunately, living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we do not have a Chick-fil-A around here so I cannot comment on how close this recipe is to the actual dish. The chicken is first marinated in a mixture of dill pickle juice and milk, then dipped in egg and milk and then breaded in a flour mixture. The chicken nuggets can be cooked in the pan or fried in the deep-fryer. They are served with a homemade honey mustard sauce which is a combination of mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice.
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    Sugarlaws

  • ice cream for baby b!

    katy
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    I’ve written before about our love of ice cream this summer, but this little kiddo is nothing short of obsessed!  And mom feels about the same way.  (One bite for you, one bite for me…) It’s been really fun to be able to take Bear on little trips and outings, just the two of us!  Ice cream is a favorite, but in the past week, we’ve also done pizza and… get ready for this… sushi!  Yes, my little fourteen-month-old baby eats sushi.  I’m so proud!  (No raw fish yet… I got him an avocado roll!) We’ve had such a…
  • love wins.

    katy
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Last week was a pretty incredible one.  As I’m sure you all know by now, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling affirming the right to marriage on behalf of all United States Citizens, no matter their sexual orientation. And on Friday morning, minutes after the decision was published, I sat down, read the opinion, and cried tears of joy.  In our world, progress often comes very slowly and then all at once.  This victory was the result of years of courage and patience on behalf of the litigants, attorneys, and the entire LGBT community.  It was a long time…
  • changing times

    katy
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    He’s so big these days!  Bear started walking a few months ago, and I know it’s such a cliche to say this, but, seriously, chasing down a toddler is exactly as exhausting as it sounds!  He is such a blast these days — my tiny baby suddenly turned into a little boy!  I still can’t believe how fast it’s gone.  (Another cliche, but still completely true.) And here’s a new thing… he dances!  One morning, I was singing a song to him and he started dancing — it was actually the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. …
  • four tips for getting black-tie glam!

    katy
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Wedding season is officially under way, and I’m sure you guys have full social calendars this summer!  I’ve gotten my black tie prep routine down to a science (what can I say? this girl loves her gowns!), so I want to share a few beauty tips and tricks that will be helpful to you guys when getting your own fancy on this summer. Let me know if there is anything missing from this list that I should try!  Splurge on Luxe Locks Whenever I have a really exciting event coming up, I try to squeeze in time to get my hair done beforehand.  It adds a layer of polish to your look…
  • ice cream dreams

    katy
    31 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    Between pregnancy and new motherhood, I’m not embarrassed to admit that our household has increased its ice cream intake significantly in the last few years.  As we head into the Houston summer (say it ain’t so!) ice cream is one of our family’s favorite refreshing treats. I believe that there’s a place for everything in moderation, but lately I’ve been starting to think we need to cut back on the dairy intake.  Enter an awesome new solution: Blue Bunny Dairy Free Ice Cream.  It’s an extremely new product, only available in a few select test markets right now,…
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • Do you do extended autolyse?

    kitchen_monkey
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    Do you do extended autolyse?Submitted by kitchen_monkey on July 7, 2015 - 6:39am.Do you do an extended autolyse for you bread dough? By extended I mean 2 hours or more. I usually make my baguette dough with 50%^ poolish. I am thinking about mixing the remaining 50% of the flour and water with the poolish and leaving it to autolyse for 2 hours before adding instant yeast and slat. Anyone does this, and do you see any clearly visible benefits from this extended autolyse?Thanks
  • Final Layer - Earth Oven

    DiogoC
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Final Layer - Earth OvenSubmitted by DiogoC on July 6, 2015 - 8:15pm.Hi,I've built an earthen oven with two layers only, both around 10 cm thick.- the first layer is a mix of clay and sand (1:4) that i let curing for 4 weeks before applying the second layer;- the second layer i included some straw in the mix and the result is as you see it.After the first couple of firings i started noticing some cracks (2-3mm wide) in the outer layer but didn't see anything on the inside of the oven.To address this cracking and finish of the oven i am planning to place some chicken wire all around the oven…
  • Bread Books

    DaveK
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Bread BooksSubmitted by DaveK on July 6, 2015 - 6:32pm.So what's the ones you like? I just read Hamelman's book. It was good but a bit much into microbiology (I did like that since I'm an engineer) but not enough simplistic hands on thoughts . I got more from members here on this forum about steam then that book provided. I'm sure his recipes are good but maybe I should pester you guys more instead of buying books! :) But I just wondered what others are out there worth a read?
  • New to baking - any advice on sourdough hugely appreciated!!

    loubarkley
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    New to baking - any advice on sourdough hugely appreciated!! Submitted by loubarkley on July 6, 2015 - 8:48am.Having always been a keen cook, I decided about a month ago to emotionally give up the day job and invest in self teaching myself the basic course content of a professional pastry course. Along the way, I've realized that nothing makes me happier than baking bread (and that sugar confectionery is a bit too fiddly).This week I tried to tackle sourdough. My starter seems to have done all the right things over 7 days of feeding up. BUT in the final stages (principally transferring the…
  • Wood Fired Pizza

    David Esq.
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Wood Fired PizzaSubmitted by David Esq. on July 6, 2015 - 7:41am.
 
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    Homesick Texan

  • Cherry lime Dr Pepper salad

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you flip through most Texas cookbooks published in the last century, you’ll find recipes for congealed salads. Simply put, this is a salad is made with fruit, nuts, and gelatin. This longtime favorite was once a standard at most potlucks, church suppers, holiday dinners, and backyard barbecues. Whether the salads were pink, red, or green (or perhaps some combination of all three), these salads always took a place of pride on the table.My family usually has at least one at every gathering, but this seems to be the exception and not the norm. Unfortunately, the congealed salad no longer…
  • Mexican chocolate brownie ice cream

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:41 am
    Memory is a strange thing. For years I’ve been obsessed with a chocolate brownie ice cream that I ate when growing up in Houston. It was made by Blue Bell and I used to pull the half gallon out of the freezer, scoop out a big bowl, and then sit on a stool at the kitchen counter eating it in the afternoon on summer days. But I hadn’t seen it for years and wasn’t quite sure that it was real or not. When I was nine and moved to Houston from Dallas, I had Blue Bell ice cream for the first time. It was the late 1970s and Blue Bell was strictly a Houston-area brand, so I’d never heard of it…
  • Shrimp and avocado salad with remoulade dressing

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    Crisp iceberg, cool shrimp,and creamy avocado, all tossed with a tangy dressing is what you want on a hot and sultry day. Though what also makes this dish such a treat is that it has a sense of place—Houston to be exact. I first encountered this recipe for shrimp and avocado salad a few months ago when I was in Waco speaking on a panel about Texas food at Baylor University. The talk was presented by the Texas Collection, which as the name implies, is a large set of Texas books found in The Carroll Library at Baylor. The collection, which is lead by director John Wilson and librarian Amie…
  • Chorizo and jalapeño breakfast pizza

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    “You need to start blogging again,” said my grandma. “Yes,” I replied. “I know.”If you look at the last post I published, it was back in late February. But that wasn’t even a recipe or a story; it was simply a round-up for Texas Independence Day. The last recipe I shared with you was way back in January. And while it was a fine dish, it certainly wasn’t hearty enough to keep you satisfied for this long. This year has been a whirlwind for me, and it wasn’t until I spoke with my grandma that I realized so much time had passed. It’s always good to try new things but after a…
  • My menu for Texas Independence Day

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    While it may still be chilly and cold, I love this time of year, as the promise of spring is so close. Dreaming of wildflowers and warmer weather helps me get through the iciest and coldest of days. And just think, in a few weeks we’ll be seeing bluebonnets! Some of you have asked where I’ve been lately. Well, the past month I have been away from my kitchen working on a project, and haven’t been able to make any new recipes to share with you. (This project is very exciting, though, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it!) That said, Texas Independence Day is coming up on March 2.
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    The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

  • Ladd’s Grilled Tenderloin

    Ree
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    My beloved’s grilled beef tenderloins are legendary, and he fixes them two or three times a year, whenever we have a gathering of friends or a special family occasion. We served grilled tenderloin as part of our Fourth of July celebration on Saturday (along with regular steaks and hot dogs!), and wound up with some unused tenderloins that his dad had thawed out for us before the party. This was a lot of expensive beef, and since we couldn’t re-freeze it, Marlboro Man decided to grill them up on Sunday and distribute them to his dad, Tim, our family friend Dave…and, well,…
  • Food to Make on The Fourth!

    Ree
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    I can’t believe the Fourth of July is in two short days! We’re gearing up for our annual gathering, where Marlboro Man will grill a bunch of steaks and everyone will bring their favorite potluck dish. I love thinking about food this time of year, and here are some of my favorites! Hope you find something new to make this weekend.   Homemade Lemonade. Fresh and perfect. I love this stuff!       Blackberry Margaritas! Love these, and you can make batches ahead of time and store them in zipper bags in the fridge.       If you’re looking for a…
  • Mixed Berry Scones

    Ree
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    It’s the week of Fourth of July, which means I’m scrambling to get the cow poop out of my yard, I’ve got to power wash my porch, I need to start juicing lemons for the millions of gallons of lemonade I need to make, and I’m looking for any way possible to use the metric tons of blueberries and strawberries I have in my fridge right now. These scones are a beautiful start! Leave ‘em plain, eat ‘em with jam, or glaze ‘em. They’re delicious no matter what!     Start with some flour and sugar in a bowl…       And add…
  • Alex’s Favorite Foods

    Ree
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Today’s my oldest child Alex’s eighteenth birthday, and starting here in a little bit, the day will be all about her! Just after she helps her dad haul some hay. Ha. Alex loves food. She is my child in that regard. So in honor of her birthday, I thought it would be fun to share some of her very favorite things to eat.   Homemade Chicken and Noodles. Pure, hearty comfort food and Alex just loves it.       Fried Mozzarella! She loves it whether I make it or Sonic makes it. One of her faves!       Simple Sesame Noodles. These simple little noodles…
  • Lemon Bars

    Ree
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    I love lemon bars, but they often fall by the wayside and get forgotten for months at a time in our house. We’re much more of a chocolate chip cookie/chocolate pie/chocolate sheet cake/chocolate ice cream/chocolate potato chip/chocolate everything household, followed by fruit cobblers and crisps…so I sometimes have to remember to bring lemon bars back into the forefront from time to time. And whenever I do, they always go over well. Translation: They disappear within four minutes. I’m a little weird about lemon bars, in that I tend not to love them if they’re made…
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    This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™

  • The Georgia Fruit Stand Cocktail–a watermelon drink with peach whiskey & lime

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:44 pm
    There’s nothing more refreshing that snacking on watermelon when it’s warm out. Since watermelon is 92% water, it’s the perfect summer snack for keeping hydrated. Since it’s so high in water content, it’s also terrific for creating drinks. Sure you can use watermelon in smoothies. However, I love using watermelon in cocktails! My Georgia Fruit Stand Cocktail is inspired by a recent drive home from Savannah, Georgia. Most of the way is on rural highways and we passed several fruit stands piled high with two fruits that Georgia is famous for – her watermelons and her peaches. Sure…
  • Visiting San Diego? Take a day or two to visit Temecula Valley, California

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    When you grow up in a major tourist destination like San Diego County, you rarely go visit the sights that the tourist do like the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and the beaches. Instead, when I visit San Diego, I stop by friends’ homes, hang out with my mom, and visit my favorite haunts from back in college like the Chicken Pie Shop. So when I find a new place in San Diego I want to visit, I have to tell the world – go visit Temecula Valley! I had no idea that Temecula had so much to offer like a great old town for shopping, fantastic restaurants, breweries, events, and best of all –…
  • Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Below, my frequent contributor Holly Clegg writes about her avocado addiction and how she loves to indulge it by making Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. However, I’m addicted to tacos! My family loves having tacos for dinner, whether we’re having the World's Best Slow Cooker Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos or carne asada tacos. So her recipe for Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa from her trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook is perfect for both our addictions! Ahi tuna would be a special treat for us and probably something the kids…
  • 5 Things You Can Do If You Get Glutened

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    Obviously, if you have celiacs or an anaphylactic or other serious allergic reaction to gluten, you MUST avoid it as much as possible. Others of us are a little more loosey-goosey with our gluten free diets. You may decide that while on vacation that trying a celebrity chef’s famous squid ink noodles dish or chocolate pastry dessert is totally worth it, tummy ache and brain fog be damned. Or maybe you assumed a few bites of the kids mac and cheese wouldn’t bother you – and woke up in the middle of the night feeling awful. So here are five home remedies I’ve tried or friends have…
  • FRESCHETTA® Pizza Goes Gluten Free! {Win a Gluten Free Pizza Prize Package – value $120}

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    I remember when my mother-in-law found out she had celiacs 14 years ago and had to go gluten free. It was so hard to find foods that were convenient to heat up when she came to visit like a frozen meal or a can of soup. Often I had to prepare two meals, something for her to eat and something for the rest of us. Now it’s easy to find convenience foods like gluten free burritos and even chicken nuggets, so when she comes to visit I can quickly and easily prepare a meal in case I don’t have time to cook up something special from scratch for her. That’s why I was happy to see that…
 
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  • Key West Chicken Bites

    spicysouthernkitchen
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Key West Chicken Bites - marinated in lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic.
  • Fig and Honey Cheesecake Galette

    cookienameddesire
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:06 pm
    A fresh, summery galette filled with fresh figs, cheesecake, honey, and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Vegan Korean Kimchi BBQ Burger

    BlissfulBasil
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Vegan Simple Korean Kimchi BBQ Burger
  • Berry Fusion Salad

    triedandtasty
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    This Berry Fusion Salad is perfect for your potluck or party. Made with no refined sugar - you can feel good about taking the extra scoop.
  • Vegan Mac and Cheeze

    ohmyveggies
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    A creamy, vegan mac and cashew "cheeze" topped with tomatoes, arugula and smoky eggplant bacon.
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    Flourish - King Arthur Flour

  • Zucchini recipes

    PJ Hamel
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    What do zucchinis and fruitcake have in common? Well, they’re both edible – according to many. And, since zucchini is technically a fruit (not a vegetable), they share that trait. But honestly, their predominant shared characteristic is this: they’re both much maligned for their ubiquity at certain seasons of the year. And thus, the butt of many a snarky joke. Round about mid-summer, zucchinis take over your garden – just like the gift fruitcakes from various elderly relatives and business associates gather under the tree at Christmas. Zucchinis go from manageable cuke-sized…
  • Gluten-Free Berry Crisp

    Alyssa Rimmer
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Sweet, bubbling berries under a crisp topping? Sounds like the making of a perfect berry crisp to me! And while berry crisps are traditionally served during the summer, when berries are at their peak of freshness, I love knowing that you can enjoy this simple dessert year round. My trick? Pick extra berries during the summer and freeze them so you can enjoy this wonderfully light dessert in the middle of winter. I promise, it will do wonders for your winter blues. Today, rather than just sharing my favorite berry crisp recipe, I’m actually going to show you how to make a gluten-free berry…
  • American Flag Pie

    PJ Hamel
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Truthfully? When I saw this American flag pie sitting in the test kitchen, awaiting its critique, I thought, “I wouldn’t make that in a million years.” Not because it didn’t look delicious; it absolutely did. But would you look at all that work? Not just making a pie crust, which is time-consuming enough. But cutting the stripes to the exact right length! Cutting out stars! Making two different fillings, and then positioning them in the crust EXACTLY right, in order to get the flag effect. Yeah – when you-know-what freezes over. As I’ve said more than once,…
  • Gluten-Free Cookout Recipes

    Alyssa Rimmer
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When prepping for a gluten-free summer cookout, my mind immediately jumps to the traditional staples: burgers, dogs, pasta salad, potato salad, and some kind of green salad. Oh, and for dessert, you’d better believe there’ll be cookies, brownies, and likely some sort of cake. Really, it’s just the classic BBQ menu with a simple, gluten-free twist. For most of the time I’ve been gluten-free, I’ll go to a barbecue and be able to eat a bun-less hamburger and some green salad (probably undressed because so many dressings contain gluten). It’s a pretty lackluster experience, if…
  • National Festival of Breads

    Katie Walker
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Since its inception in 2009, and every two years thereafter, King Arthur Flour has been a proud sponsor of the National Festival of Breads – America’s premier amateur bread-baking contest. Producing the best flour has always been at the core of King Arthur’s mission, but so has encouraging and inspiring bakers to expand their baking know-how, including learning where their flour comes from. This year hundreds of people submitted recipes to the contest. Eventually eight finalists from across the country were selected to navigate their way to Manhattan, Kansas to see how King Arthur flour…
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    My Sweet and Saucy

  • Father’s Day Treats

    admin
    13 Jun 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Father’s Day is one week and one day away.  What will you give the man who has not only given you life, but pretty much anything you’ve ever needed/wanted in life?! We all know that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so please allow me to introduce our full pre-order menu filled with an abundance of treats for that special dad in your life! Pricing will be available at the bottom of this post. Our decadent naked chocolate salted caramel cake would be the perfect addition to your dad’s day celebration.  It’s just oozing with chocolate ganache,…
  • 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…
 
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    The Perfect Pantry®

  • Smoky egg salad lettuce boats with caramelized onions {vegetarian}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:42 pm
    When it comes to egg salad, I'm a straight-up gal. Hard-boiled eggs, really good mayonnaise, black pepper, and nothing more. Oh, occasionally I'll toss in a bit of celery. Perfection. And yet... sometimes, I have to cut loose, and when I do, I turn to my spice rack and pantry for inspiration. The combination of eggs and caramelized onions takes me back to childhood, when my grandmother used to combine the two with chopped liver for the classic Jewish appetizer. I think if she'd had smoked paprika on hand (I'm sure she never heard of it), she might have added a pinch of that as…
  • Smoked paprika: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:18 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. Do you remember, or do you still use, liquid smoke? I never liked it or added it to my barbecue sauces, or meatless soups or stews, and some of my recipes tasted a bit bland without that smoky flavor. Then I discovered smoked paprika, a wonderful spice from a particular region of…
  • Spicy eggplant caponata toasts {vegetarian}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:49 pm
    After living for 15 years in the log house in the woods, my husband Ted and I returned to our full-time home in Boston's South End to discover that restaurants, cafés, and food markets have grown up all around us. On our corner, the store that used to sell cigarettes and lottery tickets now boasts a huge wine cellar. My old greengrocer's storefront has morphed into a fromagerie. A below-ground space that once housed a men's gambling club now peddles pastries and organic salads. I love all of the changes, especially one that brought a tapas restaurant to the arts center across the…
  • Dijon mustard: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:12 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. In the house where I grew up, all mustard was yellow. Day-glo yellow, bright enough to spot a hot dog in a ballpark at midnight. I didn't know there was a whole world of mustard waiting for me. In my own house, the mustard of choice is Dijon. Yes, it's great on hot dogs, but…
  • Asparagus and mushroom fried rice

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Our 11-year-old grandson, a lefty in a sea of right-handed eaters, has been teaching himself to use chopsticks. Instead of starting with something easy and stabbable, like chunks of chicken, he goes straight for the hard stuff: slithery noodles and slippery grains of rice. Both are staples in our house (he and I have even cooked stir-fry noodles together), so he's getting lots of practice. Whenever I make rice in my rice cooker, I fill it to the max, and keep leftover cold rice in the refrigerator or freezer for quick fried rice meals made with whatever else I have on hand. At this time…
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    A Cowboy's Wife

  • Grilling with Blue Rhino®

    A Cowboy's Wife
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    When most folks think about grilling, they tend to focus on what to grill, but there are other things to think about, like your gas grill’s propane tank.   Being a ranch family, full of testosterone, means a whole lot of beef will be eaten, and as much of it grilled as possible. We often alternate wood and propane, depending on the time and how hungry we are.  How many of you have seen the Blue Rhino® on your propane tank?  I’m sure many of you have, because their propane tanks are in gas grills everywhere! Now how many times have you started grilling and ran out of…
  • Tech Talk – UE Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker #VZWBuzz

    A Cowboy's Wife
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:55 pm
    We are quite obsessed with music so having a bluetooth speaker is absolutely essential in the Falcon household! We use them at the barn, outside when entertaining, and I have even been know to take them to conferences with me for my hotel room!  Today, I’m giving you a look at the UE Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker. Whether you’re looking for you or your kid, you’ll find the UE Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker to be a great choice for the price.  With a $199 price tag, you’ll find the following features: Water and stain resistant – Did you read that?  Priceless! Fits in…
  • Unboxing the NEW Young Living Premium Starter Kit {Video}

    A Cowboy's Wife
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Guess what launches today?!!  The NEW Young Living Premium Kit!!!  I gotta tell y’all, it’s pretty fantastic and I’m so stinkin’ excited to have it in my hands! If you haven’t been following me on Facebook, then you’ve been missing out on everything I’ve been sharing about Young Living essential oils!  Don’t worry, though, I’ll be sharing more here and how they are being used in our family.  In the meantime, I wanted to share how the new kit looks and what’s inside. So let’s get to it!  If you can’t see the video…
  • Tips for Using Your Smartphone’s Camera #VZWBuzz

    A Cowboy's Wife
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Everyone has a camera this day in age, just about every phone on the market has a built in camera. Most of those cameras have fairly decent specs and can create images sometimes just as good as a point and shoot camera. Try out some of these tricks when taking photos with your phone. Follow the hashtag #VZWBuzz for more great tech tips! Get in close Phone cameras don’t have the best ability to capture crisp and clear photos from super far away. They are designed to focus in a bit closer, your images will be spectacular by getting closer to what you want to take a photo of.  I recommend…
  • Easy DIY Carpet Deodorizer Ideas with Essential Oils

    A Cowboy's Wife
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Did you know that you can use essential oils and baking soda to create an amazing carpet deodorizer?  I’m sharing three simple blends to make your home smell amazing, purify those yucky smells, and just a little tidbit….spiders don’t like it much!   I have three boys, all of which smell of something on a regular basis.  My 8 year old’s room, well…….let’s just say that, whether it was accident or not, he marked his territory in the middle of the night.  I didn’t notice at first and I’d say it was maybe three days before I really got…
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    Cooking with Amy: A Food Blog

  • The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook: Interview with Kimberly Yorio

    Amy Sherman
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    If you want to be a food writer, I highly recommend that you read Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob, but if writing a cookbook is your goal, you’ll also want to check out The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook by Kimberly Yoirio. This no nonsense book takes you through every step of the process with tons of examples. Yorio has been a cookbook publicist, agent and co-authored several books, so she speaks from personal experience. From building your platform to proposals to social media this book really covers it all. Ready to go? Use the book as your guide, then enter to win a cookbook…
  • Michael Mina at Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

    Amy Sherman
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    I am just back from the 34th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival which is the longest running food and wine festival of its kind not just in Maui, but in the country.  It started out as a wine only event but morphed over the years. Today food is a big part of it with celebrity chefs, classes and tasting events. I got a chance to attend a lunch cooking demo class with Chef and restaurateur Michael Mina and was pleased to see RN74 Executive Chef Adam Sobel acting as right hand man. Michael Mina and Adam Sobel Here are some learnings from the event--- Mina said…
  • Cauliflower with Chorizo, Tomatoes and Tahini Sauce Recipe

    Amy Sherman
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:31 pm
    I love how sometimes seemingly random ingredients come together. This dish of roasted cauliflower and chorizo with fresh tomatoes and greens and tahini sauce was created based on what I had on hand. But it was really tasty and something I would make again.A lot of times when I interview chefs and cookbook authors, I ask how they come up with recipes. I have to admit, I don't usually get very satisfying answers. But recently I met cookbook author Anna Jones. Her book, A Modern Way to Eat has a really cool graphic to explain how she puts together dishes. It goes something like this:Hero…
  • Unforgettable: Bold Flavors from a Renegade Life

    Amy Sherman
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    I'm a big fan of Paula Wolfert. She has an amazing talent for a kind of culinary cultural anthropology, exploring various cuisines, digging in deep, learning and documenting recipes like nobody's business. I have relished my time with her, especially at her home in Sonoma and subsequently in a class. I love hearing her stories, getting her career advice, not to mention having her cook for me. So I couldn't be more excited to learn of the plan to document her extraordinary life, along with some of her most important recipes. Leading the charge is former Food & Wine editor and cookbook…
  • Interview with Hugh Acheson

    Amy Sherman
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    Chef Hugh Acheson | Photo by Andrew Thomas LeeChef Hugh Acheson released his third book, The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits, last month, which I reviewed in a round up of Southern cookbooks recently. It's an exciting cookbook with truly creative combination of ingredients and a focus on using vegetables you might just find at a farmers market or in a CSA box. We got a chance to meet and talk while he was in San Francisco just last week. Where have you been eating in the Bay Area? Any standouts?Octavia, La Taqueria, Deli Board. For…
 
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    Carrie's Sweet Life

  • Strawberry White Chocolate Muffins

    Carrie
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:44 pm
    The theme for this month’s What’s Baking was fresh produce. I knew right away I wanted to make something with strawberries as they are a household favorite and I love the memories we are building while picking strawberries together. The one problem is that the strawberry season in MN is late June early July so this was cutting it close. But oh so worth it for fresh strawberry treats… atleast says the Hubby. Confession, I do not like strawberries, I like the flavor total texture thing. These muffins are delicious, they are very very soft and moist even after sitting for a few…
  • Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Carrie
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The theme for this month’s What’s Baking is bread. I was going to attempt a yeast bread as I just don’t do that often but time got away from me. This bread popped up on my pinterest feed one day and it looked SO delicious. I also needed something to bring to MOPs one morning… might as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I love Banana bread, but this stepped it up a notched. I loved the butterscotch chips! And since I have some leftover I am going to try some more bread without chocolate chips. The chocolate chips were fine but I think butterscotch and banana would be a…
  • Chocolate Syrup

    Carrie
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Homemade Chocolate Syrup (From:  Sunnyside Up, Originally From: 52 Kitchen Adventures)   1 1/4 cup sugar 1 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1 c water 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla Mix sugar and cocoa powder in saucepan, whisk in water and salt, heat over medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Turn heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes, then stir in vanilla and cool to room temp. Keep refrigerated.   © 2014, Carrie. All rights reserved.
  • P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef

    Carrie
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    It’s kind of been a personal mission to make our favorite Chinese dishes at home. The first recipe we ever made was this Orange Chicken, and it is so good we keep trying new things. This one was good, not as amazing at the Orange Chicken but still had great flavor and the Hubby loves beef so it was extra hit with him.     Print This!     P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef (From: Food.com) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup dark brown sugar vegetable oil, for frying…
  • What’s Baking Pumpkin Round-Up

    Carrie
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    What a great group of recipes! So many wonderful things I need to make for the pumpkin loving husband. There is a bunch of delicious things. Flourless Pumpkin muffins from Katies Recipes Box. These seem healthier and perfect for breakfast for the Hubby. Pumpkin Roll From Sugared Whisk, I actually have never had one and the photo is just gorgeous. Pumpkin Granola from Dough See Dough, I am obsessed with granola and this looks great. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from Sparks From the Kitchen, perfect for those munchies on Thanksgiving night? Pumpkin Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting from Cookies on…
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from June 2015 (Gluten-Free, South Beach Diet, Paleo, Whole 30)

    Kalyn Denny
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Here are the 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from June 2015 that I posted on Kalyn's Kitchen or spotted on other great blogs; enjoy!My friends and family tell me often that no one notices or cares if there's any kind of schedule for the blog, but even if the schedule only exists in my mind, I feel a little odd to be posting this round-up of 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes a week into the new month.  But I was pretty sure you wouldn't be thinking about low-carb menu planning over the 4th of July weekend, right? I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, even if you…
  • Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken or Zucchini Recipe (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Can Be Paleo)

    Kalyn Denny
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    This Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken is one of my long-time favorite grilled chicken recipes, and everyone in my huge extended family loves this recipe.Once the Fourth of July is over, do you start to feel like summer is slipping away?  I feel that way sometimes, and when I realized this morning that I had taken these new photos of my much-beloved Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken more than two months ago and still hadn't updated the post, I decided we'd have to give the Meatless Monday folks a raincheck this week so I could entice some of you to make this before summer really does…
  • Not-so-Dumb Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Avocado, and Balsamic Vinegar (Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan)

    Kalyn Denny
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    Thanks to a reader named Lisa for this tasty tomato-cucumber-avocado salad dressed with just balsamic vinegar! (This amazingly simple and delicious salad is Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo, South Beach Phase One, and Vegan!)(For Friday Flashbacks, I feature past recipes that have been my favorites, and this simple, simple salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, green onion, avocado, and balsamic vinegar is a total wow! I got the recipe from a reader named Lisa, and I've made this salad often since 2011 when Lisa gave me the recipe to share here. It's the Fourth of July weekend and this would be…
  • Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Thai Flavors (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    It's the first day of a brand new month, which usually means I'll be sharing one of my round-up of 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from the previous month. But I'm pretty sure most people aren't thinking about low-carb menu planning on the week of July 4th, so we'll get back to that after the holiday!Plus in Utah it's hot, hot, hot, with temperatures still hovering around 100F for five days straight now, and that kind of weather can really make you appreciate a cooling dish like this Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Thai Flavors. I actually made this salad…
  • Lentil Salad with Green Olives, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onion, and Herbs (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    If you're looking for a slightly unusual salad for a picnic or holiday pot-luck, try this Lentil Salad with Green Olives, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onion, and Greek Oregano.Last night I got home from Chicago, where I had fun attending Eat Write Retreat, hanging out with my friend Stephanie, eating at some favorite spots like Greek Islands and Frontera Grill, and meeting some food bloggers that I'd known online but hadn't met in person. While I was gone Salt Lake has been having a heat wave, with temperatures hovering around 100F for a few days now, so cold dishes like this Lentil…
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    Tovar Cerulli

  • A buck in every Prius: Enviro-hunter hybrids and beyond

    Tovar
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    What if, at least once in their respective lifetimes, every Prius hauled a deer and every hunter drove a hybrid? The post A buck in every Prius: Enviro-hunter hybrids and beyond appeared first on Tovar Cerulli. [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • If we forget

    Tovar
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    If the environmentalist forgets that his house is made of wood... The post If we forget appeared first on Tovar Cerulli. [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • Reclaiming the Land Ethic: An e-course for our times

    Tovar
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    A new, free, online course offers us an opportunity to examine hunting, conservation, and respect for nature. The post Reclaiming the Land Ethic: An e-course for our times appeared first on Tovar Cerulli. [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • A poem for the woods

    Tovar
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:14 pm
    A few words on learning to listen. The post A poem for the woods appeared first on Tovar Cerulli. [Click on the post title to read more...]
  • Kaia: A eulogy for you, our sweet girl

    Tovar
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Whoever we are--vegetarian or not, hunter or not--individual animals often become part of our families. For us, dear Kaia, losing you has been hard. The post Kaia: A eulogy for you, our sweet girl appeared first on Tovar Cerulli. [Click on the post title to read more...]
 
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    FoodChannel.com Recipes

  • Grilled Eggplant with Marjoram Sauce Recipe

    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
      Tagged: eggplant, extra virgin olive oil, garlic clove, grilled, lemon zest, marjoram, pepper, Grilled Eggplant with Marjoram Sauce Recipe - Eggplant was cultivated for the beauty of its flowers and glossy fruits rather than for the kitchen. Today, there are many varieties of eggplant, both solid and striped, in a rainbow of skin colors, including purple, violet, white and green. Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma   Foodie Byte Ingredients 2 eggplant, each about 12 oz., cut crosswise into slices 1/2 inch thickSalt, to taste1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing2…
  • Asian Grilled Flank Steak with Vegetables

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
      Tagged: asian grilling glaze, asian grilling rub, baby bok choy, carrot, clove, cremini mushrooms, flank steak, kosher salt, peanut oil, snow peas, steamed rice, This Asian-inspired recipe combines a juicy grilled steak with stir-fried vegetables. Let the wok heat fully before adding the oil and vegetables. Toss and stir the ingredients frequently to ensure quick, even cooking. Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma   Foodie Byte Ingredients FOR THE STEAK: 2 teaspoons Asian grilling rub*1 teaspoon kosher salt1 pound flank steak, about 1 inch thick1/4 cup Asian grilling glaze*FOR THE…
  • Acorn Squash Rings Glazed with Maple and Orange

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
      Tagged: acorn squash, dried cranberries, maple syrup, orange juice, oranges, orange zest, summer party, thyme, unsalted butter, The acorn squash has ribbed, dark green skin that turns orange with storage. Its orange flesh is mild and sweet. Here, we combine acorn squashes with maple syrup and dried cranberries–favorite flavors of autumn-to create a warming side dish. Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma   Foodie Byte Ingredients 3 acorn squashes, each about 1 1/2 pounds Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup plus 1…
  • Healthy Italian Pizza

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Prep Time:5 Minutes Cook Time:15 Minutes Serves:2   Tagged: cholesterol, food channel, healthy eating, italian pizza, judy davie, ldl, pizza recipe, swap that 4 this, the food coach, trans fat, This pizza is so simple and you'll have to try it for yourself to see how, in this case, when it comes to taste "less is more" . . . but less is definitely less when it comes to calories, saturated fat and salt. Follow along with Health Expert Judy Davie in the full video, here. Find more from the Food Coach.     Foodie Byte The classic Margherita pizza was made in the colours of the…
  • Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
      Tagged: arborio rice, butter, butternut squash puree, caramelized onions, chicken stock, dry white wine, parmigiano reggiano cheese, sage, Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe. Risotto is made from a high-starch rice such as Arborio or Carnaroli. The small grains become exceptionally creamy as the dish slowly simmers. The butternut squash puree and caramelized onions lend a mellow sweetness to the risotto. Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma   Foodie Byte Ingredients 7 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock 2 cups butternut squash…
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    RecipeGirl

  • Peach Cobbler

    Jesseca Hallows
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Take advantage of peach season with this must try- Peach Cobbler! Peaches are on the top of my list of favorite foods- sweet, delicious, and special since they are only around part of the year. We patiently wait for them to make an appearance at our local farmers market and when they do we always buy one too many. About a week after I get them home I start to realize that we will never be able to get through them. This is when I do one of two things… 1. Freeze them for smoothies. 2. Make this cobbler. Nine times out of ten the cobbler wins the coin toss.Continue Reading Peach…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #3

    Lori Lange
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    Hi Friends! I was so busy with the holiday weekend that I completely forgot to share this week’s new menu with you! Here you go- lots of yummy choices for dinner this week. I hope you find some things you’d like to try… This menu has been assembled with some of my favorite food blogging friends. We’re sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week. Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe. The weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week!
  • Boozy Bourbon Cherries

    Lori Lange
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    A great gift for cocktail lovers! >> Boozy Bourbon Cherries I have had this recipe bookmarked from The Family Calendar Cookbook for several months now.  I knew it was something I’d want to make in the summer… when cherries are affordable and plentiful and delicious!  My husband enjoys making the occasional Manhattan or Old Fashioned, and he was very excited to learn of my plans to make some homemade boozy bourbon cherries!Continue Reading Boozy Bourbon Cherries... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 11 commentsThe post Boozy Bourbon Cherries appeared first on RecipeGirl.
  • 12 Books Recommended for Summer Reading

    Susie Boutry
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here are 12 Books Recommended for Summer Reading— shared by my big sister Susie.  She is a huge reader…. HUGE.  She plows through books like crazy– all year long.  Trust me when I say that Susie is awesome at reviewing and recommending good books.  She keeps a journal of all of the books she has read, and she gives them letter grades.  These books shared today all received an “A” grade by Susie!  I hope you find a few books in her list that might interest you for summer reading.  Please let me know if you like this feature, and I’ll have Susie share…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #2

    Lori Lange
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Good Morning RecipeGirl Readers! I’m receiving great feedback about this new feature I’m offering on Saturdays: weekly menu planning to help you decide on what to make for dinner. Here is our Weekly Menu Plan #2– I hope you find some things you’d like to try this week! Just click any of the recipe titles or pictures to get the recipe.  A weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week! Here is the menu for week #2 >>Continue Reading Weekly Menu Plan #2... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 2 commentsThe post Weekly Menu…
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    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses

  • October 2015: Dubai Food Styling & Photography Workshop

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Dubai, is always a good idea! This pulsating city has risen from the desert, and today booms and bustles with a very unique charisma. Over the years Dubai has become a true mega food Mecca giving impulses and inspiration to chefs around the world. What may seem extraordinary and out-of-this-world... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Bollywood Cooking: Vegetable Split Pea Dal, Spiced Cauliflower Pumpkin and a Kumquat Chutney

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    A humble feast! Meals that take me back to my nana and nani’s veranda on hot summer days in their Delhi home. As we arrived to spend several weeks of our vacation with the rest of the family I was always sure that the forthcoming days were going to be filled with lots of food where the hub of the... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Riverside: London Photography and Styling Workshop 2015

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    London, always such a bustling and hip place, was the location for my second workshop this year. I always love coming here for short visits – perfect to soak up the energy of the city. While London is very much about urban dynamism, I also love the open-wide spaces, leafy escapes and the riverside... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • White Asparagus and Strawberry Salad with Vanilla Kissed Salmon Steaks

    3 Jun 2015 | 3:24 am
    After having lived for several years in the Breisgau region, one of the things I thought I would miss the most when I moved to Weimar, would be my beloved asparagus freshly harvested almost right at the doorsteps. Baden-Württemberg after all is known as Germany’s asparagus capital. A few years... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • September 2015: Food Photography and Styling Workshop in Sintra, Portugal

    27 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Sintra is like a page taken from a fairy-tale book with rippling mountains, misty forests, exotic gardens and glittering palaces. It is a Unesco World Heritage–listed center, dotted with pastel-hued manors wrapped into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic. I have chosen to end my... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
 
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    Savings Lifestyle

  • Copycat Long John Silver’s Chicken Planks Recipe

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    I worked at a shoe store during college. I often frequented the Long John Silver’s during lunch breaks. I would always get their chicken planks, hush puppies, fries and a large pink lemonade. Ahhhh, to be young and able to consume all the greasy foods again.Well, I can’t remember the last time I visited a Long John Silvers! This copycat recipe will have to do to fix my craving for that chicken. I’m sure this has to be healthier. In my head anyway!Copycat Long John Silvers Chicken Planks Ingredients1 lb Chicken Tenderloins3/4 cup, Flour2 Tbsp, Cornstarch1/4 tsp, Baking…
  • 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…
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    Indian food recipes - Food and cooking blog

  • Mango Kulfi Recipe

    Sailu
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    Mango kulfi recipe – indian ice cream with a mango flavor, unbeatable Indian dessert Mango kulfi There is absolutely no respite from the hot sultry weather that we are experiencing since the past two weeks. Looking forward for some light showers with cool weather. Meanwhile, I have been relishing some refreshing desserts using ripe mango before the mango season ends. One of the easy desserts that I made was mango kulfi recipe. Ever since I have posted the kulfi recipe, I have received requests for recipe of mango kulfi. I made it slightly different from the authentic style kulfi which…
  • Mango Iced Tea

    Sailu
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Mango ice tea, a perfect summer drink to beat the heat Mango Iced Tea Mango iced tea is a delicious, tropical summer beverage that combines two of my favorite ingredients, tea and ripe mango puree. A winning combination with a feel good factor. It is my go-to drink at the moment to beat the heat. We are in the midst of the monsoon season with no rain and humid weather. Nothing can be more refreshing than a chilled glass of mango iced tea on a sweltering day. We are in the fag end of the mango season and am making best use of them by making fresh mango juice, mango smoothie, mango kulfi, mango…
  • Jigarthanda recipe, special drink of Madurai

    Sailu
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Jigarthanda recipe, a special drink of Madurai perfect for the hot summer days Jigarthanda – Madurai special drink I first tasted Jigarthanda as a college student during a trip to Madurai. One of the best tasting summer drink which has its origins in Madurai. This unique flavored milk based drink, introduced by the Mughals who settled down South, was given the name Jigarthanda. Popular as jil jil jigarthanda, this drink has made its way to many restaurants and drink parlours around Tamil Nadu. The ingredients that go into the making of the jigarthanda drink recipe have a cooling effect…
  • Ice cream recipe

    Sailu
    4 Jun 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Ice cream recipe, how to make ice cream at home without egg and without ice cream maker ice cream I am going to share with you an absolutely easy basic vanilla ice cream that you can make at home almost effortlessly. I am not sure why it took me so long to post vanilla ice cream recipe. In fact, I had made this all time favorite frozen dessert more than two weeks ago when the temperatures were soaring and unbearable. Yes, the month of May is the ice cream season of India. The secret ingredient that gives ice cream its creamy, soft and incredibly smooth texture is corn flour. If I want to…
  • Kesar Pista Kulfi Recipe

    Sailu
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Kesar pista kulfi recipe, frozen Indian dessert perfect to beat the heat kesar pista kulfi Temperatures are coming down but humidity levels are high. Over the past few days, I have prepared a lot of chilled summer desserts using ripe mango. I also made kesar pista kulfi which is a variant of traditional Indian ice cream, authentic malai kulfi. This creamy, grainy, frozen dessert is made with reduced full fat milk, malai or fresh cream and flavored with kesar aka saffron, cardamom and chopped pistachios. An all time favorite in our home and while preparing it I couldn’t help reminse…
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    Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

  • Tend To Your Garden: Hopefully It’ll Be Vegetables Galore Here.

    FoodBlog
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    In two raised garden beds newly built by my wonderful husband and part-time Nibbles of Tidbits photographer, Matt, we planted seeds to grow Carrots, Radishes, Beets, Purple and Green Cabbage, Eggplant, Sweet Onions, Swiss Chard, Butter Lettuce, Broccoli and a Lettuce mix — I THANK him for making one of my dreams come true.  I’ve always wanted a vegetable garden and ideally hope to grow most food plants available to utilize and enjoy on a daily basis, but happily start here. After only a few days we’re seeing life — What a joy. We’ve been excited to check and…
  • Western Theme Graduation Party Ideas: Congrats Chef Niece Bailee.

    FoodBlog
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Congratulations Chef Niece Bailee of Kids in the Kitchen — She graduated from high school and had the BEST American-Western Themed Party I have ever seen.  It was stylish and delicious. Her name was spelled on painted wood in rope, wild flowers were displayed throughout in cowboy boots, burlap was used as tablecloths, and photos of Bailee were perfectly peppered throughout. Strawberry Lemonade was served in mason jars. Homemade Tamales, Rice and Beans were served with a variety of fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salads, along with Chips & Salsa.  And there was an amazingly…
  • Soco Sushi & Gastro Pub Is Primed To Be The Next Happening Spot.

    FoodBlog
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:26 pm
    SOCO Sushi & Gastro Pub — It opened a few weeks ago.  It’s SOuth of COmmonwealth (hence the name) in the cool, fun part of downtown Fullerton, amongst other bars, restaurants and shops. It’s a Sushi Bar and Gastro Pub all sushi-rolled into one — I like the variety they offer. We had the Fiery Rice Bombs (above) and Melts My Heart Quesadilla (below). Most appreciated is SOCO Sushi & Gastro Pub’s hospitality — Everyone is welcoming and friendly. And we thoroughly enjoyed the cooked, meaty Yellowtail Cheeks (above), after having different parts of…
  • Nine Seafood Restaurant: It’s Hidden In Cerritos For Your Enjoyment.

    FoodBlog
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:32 pm
      Pictured is “Combo #1″ at Nine Seafood Restaurant, which is located off South Street in Cerritos, but hardly seen from the street, since it’s set back in a large parking lot.  Combo #1 includes a King Crab Leg, Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp, Crawfish, Clams and New Zealand Mussels, with Red Potatoes, Sausage and Corn on the Cob.  Combo #1 and much there is served in a bag with a bib. We shared all with complete satisfaction and will go back for more of Nine’s varied seafood selection. The post Nine Seafood Restaurant: It’s Hidden In Cerritos For Your Enjoyment.
  • Who Has Time For Work: Meals Need To Be Planned.

    FoodBlog
    28 May 2015 | 11:18 pm
    The post Who Has Time For Work: Meals Need To Be Planned. appeared first on Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
 
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    Cafe Fernando

  • Dandelion Chocolate + Great News!

    Cenk
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    The plans I had for my San Francisco trip… I was hoping to have breakfast at Tartine, lunch at Pizzeria Delfina, dinner at Zuni, ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery & Humphry Slocombe and several coffees throughout the day at Blue Bottle EVERY SINGLE DAY. Then, I was going to visit every vintage store and photograph [...]
  • 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 – [...]
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    Comestiblog

  • The Cake Lounge in Little Ferry, N.J.

    Comestiblog
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The Cake Lounge, Little Ferry, New Jersey. When I received an invitation to try this brand new restaurant, I wasn't sure quite what to expect. Walking past Palermo's Cafe & Bakery, and ascending the steps to the floor directly above it, I assumed this would be an intimate evening spot for desserts, drinks, and live music. Ah, but this charming place turned out to be so much more than, well, a...
  • Queens Taste 2015

    Comestiblog
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Queens Taste 2015, hosted by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, was held at the New York Hall of Science on 12 May. More than 600 hungry foodies rocketed their way to Flushing Meadows Corona Park to sample "the best food on the planet" at the thirteenth edition of this annual meet-and-eat event.
  • Bodegón

    Comestiblog
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Paulette Tavormina: Bodegón at the Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea. Her splendid tableaux of fruit, bread, and meat, alongside rustic pottery and cookware, are a veritable feast for the eyes. Inspired by Spanish painter Luis Meléndez (1716–1780), Tavormina's still lifes represent a deliciously balanced interplay of colors and textures against a contrasting black background.
  • bZ Grill: Greek Street Food from b to Z in Astoria

    Comestiblog
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    BZ Grill, Astoria, NY. Whether the concept of serving Greek street food in a restaurant setting is intentional or not, it is executed superbly at bZ Grill. Don't look for casserole-style main courses like moussaka or pastitsio here. Such items, as well as seafood platters, roasted chicken and lamb, and other typical Hellenic restaurant dishes, are conspicuously absent from the menu. The variety...
  • "Seasoned" Greetings 2014

    Comestiblog
    26 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Wishing you all the special treats and guilty pleasures of the holiday season. Greetings of the season, Comestiblog
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    Eat Real

  • Review: Del Real Foods Heat-and-Serve Dishes

    Sandy Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:33 pm
    I'm not generally a fan of pre-cooked packaged foods. I'm picky in a way that makes most of these products fall far short of what I like to eat--and what I like to serve to my family. I prefer scratch-made, authentic food without the chemicals and additives that most processed packaged foods are burdened with. That said, there are times when I've used ready-made products on a whim (shopping hungry gets me every time) or by necessity (barely enough time to eat, let alone cook) and have been pleasantly surprised.The first time I tried a Del Real ready-to-serve product falls into the "whim"…
  • Irish Soda Bread

    Sandy Smith
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    In my broad and complicated ethnicity, there is not a single iota of Irishness. I'm a first-gen American, and our family gatherings when I was growing up looked a lot like potluck day at the UN. We hail from Germany, Argentina, Italy, Ukraine, Colombia, and many points in between. But Ireland? Not so much.In spite of that, I love St. Patrick's Day. Actually, I love the foods of celebratory days in general, but there's something about the St. Patty's Day spread that is particularly endearing to me. All those easy-to-prepare comfort foods...and beer! What's not to love about that?My…
  • 5 Things Not to Do or Say to Someone Struggling with Anorexia

    Sandy Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Guest post by Griffin SmithI’ll admit it. Having to deal with me is a pain in the ass. When I look back over the past year and my recovery efforts, I cannot help but be eternally grateful to those who have been patient and understanding with me.Anorexia nervosa and eating disorders in general are a bitch to deal with because they are not only an external battle (anorexic individual vs. the act of eating), but an internal one as well (your rational mind vs. your disordered thinking and habits). This conflict is frustrating to the sufferer but presumably even more so to onlookers who can’t…
  • Anorexia: A Day in the Life

    Sandy Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Guest post by Griffin SmithJanuary 2014My eyes snap open at 5:25 a.m., before the alarm even goes off. As I roll out of bed, I ignore the aching burn in my shoulders, legs, hell everywhere, which is surely a symptom of my musculature catabolizing itself. I stagger over to flip the light switch on my wall, and step on the scale for what will be the first of many times today. The number materializes across the dull, unlit, LED screen. 99.6. Up 0.4 lbs from yesterday. Unacceptable.I stumble through the dark and peer out my window. A foot of snow covers everything in sight. My heart starts…
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Weight Gain in Anorexia Recovery

    Sandy Smith
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Dealing with Weight Gain Mentally in Anorexia RecoveryGuest post by Griffin SmithObviously, the biggest and most ambiguous challenge in recovering from a restrictive eating disorder is gaining weight. At the beginning of the weight-restoration process, I was plagued by countless nagging thoughts: “How much weight do I have to gain? Do I have to gain it ALL back? Is ‘x’ or ‘y’ pounds enough weight? Will I ever stop gaining weight? Am I going to be obese? I’m going to be obese, right?!”It’s because weight gain is the one thing that a disordered individual fears more than any…
 
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    $5 Dinners

  • 12 Summer Freezer Friendly Meals for $70 – Meal Plan Using Ingredients from Aldi

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Looking for a simple dinner solution to get through the rest of the summer? Here is a brand new set of freezer-friendly meals using ingredients from Aldi! Put together 12 meals in about an hour, and it’ll cost less than $70. The heat is upon us and the last thing you want to be doing is heating up the kitchen everyday. The less time I have to spend thinking about and preparing dinner, the more time I get to spend in the pool…or sneaking in a movie with the boys. Or running them to and from VBS or tennis camp, or gymnastics camp. I don’t know about you, but I’d much…
  • Jambalaya Kebabs ~ New 31 Days of Grilling Recipes

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    All the flavors of Jambalaya on a stick…yyyy’aaaaalllll! *said in my best southern LA drawl* We’ve got shrimp. We’ve got chicken. We’ve got onions and peppers. We’ve got tomatoes. And we’ve got a whole-whole-whole lotta Cajun seasoning too! I served this over white rice to give it a ‘complete Jambalaya feel.’ Only thing missing from these kebabs are slices of Andouille sausage…which I chose to omit to keep the costs reasonable for the meal But feel free to add them for the meat trifecta! Next time you’re making kebabs, I highly…
  • Frigo Cheese Products, Kellogg’s Cereals, Seattle’s Best Coffee + More – Printable Coupons

    Jane Martin
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here are some of the latest and hottest printable coupons to help you save on products you need the most each week at the grocery stores: Food Household Personal Care Be sure to check out all the printable coupons available at Red Plum, Smart Source, Coupon Network and Coupons.com! Looking for a coupon for an item on your shopping list? Or a coupon for your favorite product? Be sure to check for it in my coupon database! Never miss a coupon! Get the latest and greatest coupons delivered straight to your inbox, just moments after they are posted! A   
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob ~ 31 Days of Grilling Recipes

    Jenn K
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When Silver Queen corn finds its way into grocery stores in August, I need you to make this. Yes…NEED. I really need you to make this. I don’t want you to make it. I need you to make it. But be warned, you might not ever want to cook corn any other way. There’s just something about corn being grilled and butter and herbs infiltrating the kernels as it cooks in its own husks. Divine…this corn is divine! (P.S. It’ll work with any variety of corn, I just love the Silver Queen corn!) See the full Grilling Recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob here! Pin all of our 31…
  • New! Top Deals & Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of July 6

    Jenn K
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    {Pin by clicking the Pinterest Button below!} This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link to find the current deals, coupon matchups and extra savings offers! Grocery Stores Aldi Dollar General Dollar Tree Earth Fare Family Dollar Giant Eagle Kroger – Atlanta Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Central Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Cincinnati Region Store Deals Kroger – Great Lakes Region Store Deals Kroger –…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Chicken with Sweet and Smoky Pan Sauce

    Lynne Webb
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Make boneless chicken breasts into a quick, yet memorable dinner by flavoring them with a combination of smoked paprika, honey and a bit of cream. Read more →
  • Real Florida Key Lime Pie

    Lynne Webb
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    A tart and creamy custard pie made with sweetened condensed milk, freshly squeezed lime juice and egg yolks baked in a graham cracker crust. Read more →
  • Cedar Planked Salmon

    Lynne Webb
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Center-cut salmon fillets rubbed with brown sugar, salt and pepper and grilled on a cedar plank are deliciously moist and have a mild smoke flavor. Read more →
  • Perfect Grilled Chicken Breasts

    Lynne Webb
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    A short time in a simple salt and sugar brine ensures that your grilled, boneless chicken breasts turn out consistently tender and juicy. Read more →
  • Tropical Breakfast Smoothie

    Lynne Webb
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    A creamy, nutritious breakfast smoothie made with cashew milk, pineapple juice, Greek yogurt, banana, mango, flax seeds, chia seeds and spices. Read more →
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    Eat Boutique - handmade food giftbox, homemade, homespun, gift basket, food that hugs you back

  • What We Love: Picnic Sides

    Amy Feiereisel
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    A friend recently asked me to recommend a kid-friendly spot for brunch near Boston’s Public Garden. For eleven adults and four kids. This probably isn’t as difficult as getting a reservation at The French Laundry, or Blue Hill at Stone Barn (my current obsession), but I’m willing to bet that it’s pretty darn hard. So instead of recommending a restaurant, I recommended a picnic. The kids can play, everyone can enjoy the beautiful weather, and with the recipes for picnic side dishes that we’ve found here, the food will be as good as, or better than, dining at a restaurant! Buttermilk…
  • In Maggie’s Kitchen: Strawberry Season, Summer Solstice Fingerbread & Stovetop Clam Bakes

    Maggie Battista
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The summer solstice is finally behind us. It’s a moment that happens every single year — the longest day of the year — but for some reason, after our long winter, I was cautious about it this year. Sure, it’s been warm but the actually summer solstice, yesterday, was filled with dark clouds, a sky-like faucet of unrelenting rain, and me curled up with a blanket and my laptop. Good times. I did, however, squeeze in as many start-of-summer style activities as possible into the days leading up to the big day. (I say that as if the first day of summer is a wedding or…
  • What We Love: Father’s Day Food Gifts

    Rachel Wilson
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
    I think everyone who knows him would agree that my dad is a pretty unique character. His needs are few, and if he wants something he generally buys it himself. His tastes are also simple. Let’s just say that he and my 22-month-old daughter have very similar palates, and feeding both can be a challenge for someone like me. When I think about “dads” in general, a few words come to mind: booze, BBQ, and bacon. It seems that quite a few bloggers agree with me, and here are a few greatest hits guaranteed to make Dad smile on Father’s Day. Except for my own dad. But I would never leave him…
  • A Modern Way to Eat: My Favorite Recipe for Eggs Benedict

    Maggie Battista
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    In the past, I’ve turned up my nose and definitely squished my face up at vegetarian cookbooks. I promise there’s a probably illogical reason for this, but it’s my reason. After spending so many years building online communities, I have come to believe that cookbooks and cooking are group activities. I think we should tackle recipes together; the more the merrier; we should learn and cook as a crowd and then share the results. And frankly, there’s always been something about vegetarian cookbooks that felt a little  lonely and inaccessible to me. I remember a period…
  • In Maggie’s Kitchen: A Trip to Maine, Early Summer Recipes, and My New Favorite Novel

    Maggie Battista
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    Good day to you! It feels like summer here. It also feels like there are so many good things happening in the universe. Here are a few: A few years ago, I hung out with Jessica Fechtor and promptly fell for her sweetness and incredibly generous nature. She also happens to be one of those writers who can write sentences that are simultaneously precise and heartfelt, and there are thousands of them in her new book, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home. I couldn’t set this book aside and read it all up in a few days. If you’d like to meet Jessica in person…
 
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    We are not Martha

  • Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

    Sues
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    I feel like I’ve stepped back into 2008 with all the cupcakes I’ve been making lately. OK, so 2008 doesn’t really sound like that long ago, but it was! It was 7 years ago. To be fair, when someone says, “back in 2000,” I also don’t think that sounds like a long time ago. I mean, how was 2000 15 years ago? #holdme. But I guess when you consider that back in 2000, I was playing field hockey, listening to Ricky Martin, and driving around a light blue Ford Taurus, it does in fact sound like decades ago (pshhh I still love me some Ricky Martin, though). My point is, when WANM was first…
  • Chopped Spinach and Quinoa Goat Cheese Caesar Salad

    Sues
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Let’s have some real talk for a minute. I’ve been utterly horribly awful about cooking dinner on weeknights lately. I’m such a good meal planner, but then I get home from work and I see my couch and I can’t even imagine spending another hour away from it. Though I’m trying to force myself to be better, I also try to stock my kitchen with “don’t have to cook” meals. And that includes a pizza in the freezer. My husband and I even have a term for frozen pizzas. We call them “emergency pizzas,” shortened to “emergencies.” I can actually write on our grocery list…
  • Strawberry Blueberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow Swirl

    Sues
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Can you even believe it’s July 1??? Half of 2015 is gone! Over! Byeez. It’s really kind of boggling my mind. Especially when I think about all those goals I set for myself earlier in the year… That I pretty much don’t even remember. Oops? Was one of them maybe to make more ice cream?? Or doughnuts and cupcakes?? If so, I’m absolutely killing it! If not, I’m still considering the first half of 2015 a success. The goal I’m seriously failing on is going to bed at a decent time and getting really good nights of sleep. The only nights I manage to get to sleep early…
  • Jalapeño Tuna Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Lemon Mayo

    Sues
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Isn’t it weird how lots of kids say they don’t like fish, but they love canned tuna fish? I was one of those kids, once upon a time. I wouldn’t eat any fish when I was growing up, but canned tuna? That didn’t count. I’m not quite sure how I justified that in my little brain, but at the time, it made so much sense. I’m still a lover of canned tuna, but also obsessed with fresh. Man, I’m so happy I grew out of my long fish-hating phase. Life is so much better now! The only thing I don’t love about fresh fish is that you really need to cook it the day of or the day after you buy…
  • Cheddar Cups with Avocado Feta Mousse

    Sues
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:59 pm
    This weekend, I thought my house was blowing up. Legitimately. Somehow, a transformer exploded across the street from us and the explosion occurred just as I was turning off a light in my house. I heard a huge boom, saw super bright colorful flashes of light, and felt the house shake. “OMG did I blow up our house?!?!” I frantically yelled to Chris as I tried to determine the quickest way out. But when we opened the door, we realized it happened across the street and there was a small fire on the electric wires and another on the ground. We called 911, waited for the firetruck to arrive…
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    Simple Comfort Food - Recipes that are simple and delicious.

  • Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

    Dax Phillips
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    If you have never heard of carne guisada, well now you have. It is essentially stewed meat, and typically done with pork, it can be done with chicken, or beef, and in my case, pork. It’s one of those comfort foods that everyone can identify with, and one that is super versatile as it can be used in tacos, enchiladas, burritos, or event stand on its own. This is my take on a slow cooker carne guisada, as one I was pinched for time during the work week, and two, who doesn’t love the slow cooker? Let’s get started. Ingredients: 2 pounds of boneless pork ribs, roughly chopped 2…
  • Pizza Style Hot Dogs

    Dax Phillips
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Are you the type, like my family, where every couple of weeks you kind of have a typical dinner menu? There seems to be a bit of consistency with my family where every couple of weeks we are making homemade pizzas, or making some sort of riff on hot dogs. With that said, this was one of those weeks. I made a handful of pizzas for the kids, and a couple of days later we were eating Nueske’s smoked wieners. Both of these yielded some leftovers, and that’s when the idea sparked to do a take on a pizza style hot dog! Was this good? Yes, it was pretty darn good and underneath the…
  • Smoked Meatloaf Sandwich

    Dax Phillips
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    An old friend of mine recently sent me a picture, with words of excitement, of his smoked meatloaf. I always get excited about things like that, and it was funny that he sent it as it was on my list of things to make. With that said, I had recently updated my Weber kettle grill with the Smokenator 1000 (a product review will be posted in the near future). So as I was smoking a pork shoulder using this new accessory, I decided to whip up a quick meatloaf in a small pan, and smoke that as well, just to see how it would go. Holy moly, this friend was right. A perfect smoked flavor on what you…
  • Thai Curry Chicken Wings

    Dax Phillips
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    I will be up front with you… I’m a sucker for chicken wings. They are probably one of my favorite finger foods, and as I do not make them on a regular basis, we do tend to go out for them at one of our local restaurants. I do this only to sample the variety of sauces and dry rubs that chicken wing places have to offer. As I have my ‘go to’ sauces, there is one that I really enjoy, and that is the red Thai curry sauce. It is always creamy, a bit salty, and has just the right amount of heat. With that said, I decided to make that sauce and bake up some wings for my son…
  • Buffalo Chicken Fries

    Dax Phillips
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:45 pm
    I am a fan of leftovers, and only a fan because leftovers present a challenge. That challenge is finding a way to tweak whatever it was into something new. This is where this recipe came into play. I know… Leftover chicken is probably not that big of a challenge. Don’t judge me. But as I had some awesome leftover garlic style chicken leftover from making pita wraps the other night (huge hit), I have been craving buffalo style chicken wings, and nachos. Again, no need to judge me. As I normally do, I scavenge through the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer looking for items I can use…
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    Whipped

  • My Latest Mode Article

    Caroline
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Check out Cobblers & Crisps: Easy Desserts That Let Fresh Fruit Shine by Caroline Lubbers at Mode
  • Vanilla Chia Pudding

    Caroline
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Have you jumped on the chia bandwagon yet? Chia pudding has become one of my go-to snacks. I make a batch at the beginning of the week and leave it in the fridge, spooning single servings into plastic containers for lunchboxes or snacks. When kale first became “trendy” I ate it just because of its health properties. Over time, I grew to truly love the tough, leafy greens and haven’t left it behind though I know it reached and passed its peak on the food-trend curve. Quinoa was another food that turned up on pages of all of the food magazines, began to line everyday grocery…
  • Blueberry Lemon Mint Cooler

    Caroline
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
    This post is sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten hooked on mixology and love tinkering to create an ideal cocktail combination. After a little analysis, I realized that it’s probably a factor of my life change as a mother of young kids that rarely has time to go out and drink bartender’s cocktails. When we do gather, it’s often with other families. I’ve gained a bit of a reputation amongst our peers as the one who is in charge of bringing the cocktails to the party. My old favorite hobby was honing recipes for baked goods, especially cakes. The time…
  • Quick Coconut Red Curry Seafood Chowder

    Caroline
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:32 pm
    It’s ALMOST too hot for soup. But until it is, we are going to keep ladling. Over the winter, we started making soup almost every week. We doubled recipes and used leftovers for lunch. It was amazing how happily the lunch boxes was transformed by little Hello Kitty thermoses filled with leftover soup.  So, we all got hooked. The green leaves are heavy on the trees, spring flowers have come and gone and school is out. Summer is finally taking hold in Chicago. I’ve dusted off the old popsicle molds and have been tending to my summer veggie garden in the backyard. However, like…
  • 7 Ways to Use Chimichurri Sauce

    Caroline
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm
    I’m back… and I’m trying something a little new. This is the first of my contributions on Mode, a site where you can find one of my favorite things – lists and more lists! Where to eat, what to wear, how to make cocktails – it’s a huge complilation of content aggregated by a bunch of bloggers. It’s quick to scan and fun to read. I’ve started with a list of different ways to enjoy one of my favorite sauces – Argentine Chimichurri Sauce. (recipe here.) I’ll be back to writing regular posts too. In the meantime, let me know what you…
 
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  • Eggplant "Meatballs"

    Skinnytaste Gina
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Hearty eggplant is one of the best vegetable substitutes to make these luscious, meatless “meatballs”. Whether you serve them as a meatless main course piled on top of zoodles or pasta, or served as an appetizer, these eggplant meatballs are delish!There's a restaurant in my neighborhood that recently closed down and the eggplant meatballs are the one item on the menu I'll miss the most. Rather than getting upset, I set out to recreate them in my kitchen and I think I succeeded! I shared them with my neighbor and my cousin and they both raved and wanted the recipe. These are great…
  • Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler

    Skinnytaste Gina
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    With the holiday weekend coming, if you're looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! Made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer, it's light and summery and perfect to serve at your next party.This cocktail recipe is from a great new book I just got, 150-Calorie Cocktails; All Natural Drinks and Snacks. Filled with lots of great cocktails I plan on trying this summer as well as tips on how to make a low calorie cocktail. Some tips include choosing a lower-proof liquor,…
  • Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Skinnytaste Gina
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Summer zucchini hollowed out and stuffed with lean Italian chicken sausage, then topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. You guys are going to love these!With zucchini season in full bloom, I thought I would revive these low-carb favorites from the archives because they are one of my absolute summer favorites! One boat fills me up, but you can enjoy two and still keep it at around 300 calories. I love Polly-O part-skim mozzarella because it melts beautifully as you can see in the photo. I'm pretty picky about my Italian sausage, but I love al fresco's sweet Italian chicken…
  • Lemon and Ginger Ice Pops

    Skinnytaste Gina
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
     Keep cool this summer with these mouth-puckering pops! If you love contrasting sensations of sour, sweet and spicy, you'll love these ice pops. My five year old is a lemon lover and she really enjoyed them, but found the ginger a little too spicy for her palette so next time I make them I may do half without, but my husband loved these and asked me to make them again.These are slightly adapted from the Ice Pops! Cookbook, lots of fun ideas for the summer in this book. I followed the recipe exact but cut back on the sugar a little. You could honestly sweeten them with whatever you…
  • Seaside Florida, A Hidden Gem

    Skinnytaste Gina
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    I love it when business and pleasure collide and that's exactly how I spent a weekend in Seaside Florida (the popular Northwest Florida beach community that is best known as the location for the film The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey) a few weeks back.  Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
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  • Thirsty? Suck On an Almond, Because They're Not So Bad

    Eric S. Burkett
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Perhaps it was inevitable. As the drought, now in its fourth year, has dragged wearily on, Californians began to point fingers – at the wealthy, the environmentalists, the bottled water industry and, finally, at almonds.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • New Desserts at Bluestem Brasserie, Rosa Mexicano, and Tout Sweet Pâtisserie

    Peter Lawrence Kane
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Now that we’ve entered the post-rainbow, post-fireworks, post-peak-stone-fruit stretch of summer, there’s really only one thing on everybody’s mind: Where can I get more dessert? If you’re too scared to open up a watermelon by exploding it with rubber bands, and you’re too tech-incompetent to turn it into a keg, you’re going to have to turn somewhere for sugary morsels, and we’ve got three great recommendations. Bluestem Brasserie has always changed its menu in keeping with the seasons, but Pastry Chef Curtis McDonald has really done it with the newest set of slightly…
  • Bay of the Living Dead: Jonathan Frid Was Gay and That's OK

    David-Elijah Nahmod
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice a month column about the horror genre. Dark Shadows chatrooms on Facebook were whipped up into a frenzy last week with the appearance of a new Facebook page called Jonathan Frid Was Gay and That's OK. Because I had written about Jonathan Frid's sexuality here at SF Weekly and elsewhere, I was immediately accused of starting the Frid is Gay page, when in fact I did not. Nor do I help in running it.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Resurrect California Announces Final Lineup (Breakdown, Bold, Blacklisted, Dropdead)

    Matt Saincome
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    924 Gilman is pulling out all the stops for its big festival this labor day weekend. Resurrect California fest just announced its final lineup, which includes NYHC legends Breakdown and late-'80s youth crew band Bold. Bold has been wanting to play Gilman for a while, and after an attempt to get on the recent Judge show fell through, this fest was lucky enough to scoop 'em up.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • BLM Memo: Burning Man is Just Like Afghanistan

    Benjamin Wachs
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    The Bureau of Land Management says that its VIPs and senior leaders need facilities comparable to those for American soldiers in Afghanistan while visiting Burning Man for a few days next month. In what other ways are conditions faced by senior BLM officials like those faced by soldiers in Afghanistan? Sometimes their helicopters are late. The desks they sit behind have extremely sharp corners. Every federal employee does pretty much the same thing before clocking out, right? There’s nothing that bonds you to your fellow officers like making it through an HR meeting about the new forms for…
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  • Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Mint Pesto and Sauteed Shredded Carrots

    Stephanie
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    Whoa. Where did June go? These days have been go go go, so when my friends at Williams-Sonoma asked if I would be interested in checking out their new Recipe of the Day App, my eye landed on the simplest no-fuss recipe I could find, naturally. Luckily, it just so happened to be exactly what I needed. Something healthy, fast, and satisfying. Winner winner weeknight chicken dinner! Normally, chicken breast is not something I’d say I crave. It’s just a little ho hum for me on the regular. But, pair it with this mint pesto situation and my tune could not have changed faster. Fresh mint,…
  • Thistle Change You {Giveaway}

    Stephanie
    27 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Life is all about balance. So, while there are definite occasions for stick to your ribs ribs and phatty chocolate cake, and all the ice cream...there are also times to go a little lighter, a little cleaner. I’ve been trying get more greens into my daily diet and making an effort to do a “paleo mindful” / “whole 30 weekday” thing (Oh gawd, have I become an SF foodie parody of myself? Maybe, but at least I'll be a parody that glows from the inside out from all my newfound phytonutrients). Limiting the dairy and upping the veggies have been challenging -- good thing I have friends who…
  • 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…
 
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    Food Storage Made Easy

  • How to Make a #10 Can Grill

    Jodi and Julie
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    A few weeks ago we sent an email out about 8 Ways to Practice Preparedness This Summer. If you didn’t get the email make sure you are signed up for our Babystep Checklists which includes our newsletters too! One of the ideas was to do some powerless cooking activities with the kids. We’ve made #10 Can Stoves before but I thought it would be fun to try the #10 Can Grill which I’ve seen floating around on Facebook and Pinterest. It was so easy and would make a great little portable grill or a temporary one if you don’t have a big barbecue at your house. Here’s how…
  • Making a camping plan

    Jodi and Julie
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We’ve talked a lot on our blog about how camping can be a good way to practice some of your preparedness skills. This summer we have a goal as a family to camp a 3-4 times. Last summer we went once during a major rainstorm for one night and it was a disaster. I was newly pregnant and feeling sick AND got food poisoning from a gas station treat on our way up to the campsite. Let’s just say anything this summer will be way better. That night has me determined to be better prepared for the elements and better prepared to go camping regularly. After last year’s disaster I…
  • Rhubarb Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe

    Jodi and Julie
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Sometimes I forget to check on my rhubarb … I didn’t quite realize that it would be ready to harvest in the spring, because I harvested a bunch last fall. Rhubarb is a beautiful thing! So the other day I went out and got a HUGE batch out of my garden. We were having a family dinner and I knew that I would be searching for an awesome rhubarb recipe to bring for dessert. I settled for a Rhubarb Coffee Cake recipe that was recommend by The Pioneer Woman since she never leads me astray. It was just the perfect combination of cake, fruit, and crumble. I took all the leftovers home and…
  • 9 Easy Ways to Use Freeze-Dried Vegetables

    Jodi and Julie
    29 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    At Food Storage Made Easy, we are strong advocates of using your food storage on a regular basis so that you can rotate through it, as well as learn how to use it in your regular cooking.  So to help you out with that, we wanted to share with you a list of ways we like to use our freeze-dried vegetables. Don't just let those cans or buckets sit in the basement until there is an emergency!  Also keep scrolling down because we are announcing a HUGE sale on Chef's Banquet Vegetable Buckets just for Food Storage Made Easy readers.   SNACKING: Some veggies are…
  • 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.
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    Living the Culinary Life, Every Day.

  • Fearless Fresh: It’s FINALLY Here!!

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Oh my GOSH! I am so excited and I can barely contain myself. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had a big project under way, one that would totally redefine what I do in this newsletter and on the website. And it’s finally done! ​Before I ramble on for paragraphs about how elated I am to push this baby out into the world, here she is: The new FearlessFresh.com is ready! Click here to tweet and help spread the word! The new Fearless Fresh website is for people who want to get serious about cooking. It’s where I share friendly­-fierce guidance with steps and…
  • The Dark Knight Cake (Triple Chocolate Layer Cake)

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    I love cake, but I have a serious aversion to bad cake. What do I mean by bad cake? Too-sweet cake. Too-dry cake. Boring cake. Uninspired cake. Cake that tastes like it’s made from a cake mix, or cake that has a texture resembling a used sponge from a college cafeteria dish pit. Some people believe that any and all cake is good, just for the sheer fact that it’s cake. I’m not like that. For me, bad cake is the worst form of baking heresy. And there are a lot of bad cakes out there. I’m always tinkering with recipes, trying to make them more interesting. More……
  • 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…
  • Exciting Changes – They’re Coming Your Way!

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    5 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The past few months have sailed past, and spring is officially here. Woot! And to celebrate the new season, I’ve got something really exciting on the horizon: the new FearlessFresh launch. In the next few months, I’m officially launching FearlessFresh.com, with the intention of helping regular, everyday home cook become ninjas in the kitchen. My goal is to up the ante when it comes to skill and technique, teaching you exactly what you need to know to turn out dishes that you’ll be proud to call your own. The tagline for the new site is “Tame & reclaim your…
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    Food GPS

  • Top Los Angeles Ice Cream Treats

    Joshua Lurie
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Since its inception thousands of years ago, there has always been a time when ice cream was universally adored, but in recent years the sweet treat has experienced something of a renaissance. No longer are ice cream shops and restaurants happy to serve standard flavors in traditional ways. These days, ice cream innovators are seeking new interpretations, ideas and presentation styles that will tickle taste buds and imaginations. Learn about 10 Los Angeles spots that are serving up special creations. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information…
  • State of the Brew from Gardena

    Sean Inman
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. 11 breweries comprised the L.A. Beer Week’s fourth annual panel, “So You Want to Open a Brewery in L.A,” including Palmdale, Glendale and all points in between. Today, I catch up with one of the breweries that should open soon, State Brewing Co.   What is the back story on State Brewing? We conceived of State Brewing Co. about a year ago, and the plan has been in the works ever since. We’re both LA natives, foodies, adventure-seeking, craft beer brewing enthusiasts, who grew up in various parts of West LA, with a strong love for the beach.
  • L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

    Joshua Lurie
    2 Jul 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. State of the Brew in Gardena + Mumford Brewing State Brewing Company and Mumford Brewing are the latest craft breweries to open in Los Angeles. Your Beer of the Week is Mumford’s L.A. Crema. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Please note that craft beers rotate frequently at these establishments, and kegs might kick between the…
  • Luv2Eat Thai Bistro Pork Larb (Dose of Vitamin P)

    Joshua Lurie
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. At Luv2Eat Thai Bistro in Hollywood, Phuket natives Noree Pla and Fern Kaewtathip, previously with Hoy-Ka Thai Noodle, serve flavorful comfort food. The Cherokee Plaza space isn’t much to look at, with mismatched tables and chairs, light grey walls, and an oversized fork and spoon, but Luv2Eat was packed for Monday lunch, and most dishes delivered. I enjoyed Luv2Eat’s Shrimp Paste Fried Rice and Phuket Style Crab Curry Kanomjean, but neither dish brought unadulterated porcine power as Grilled Pork Larb ($9.95). I still can’t figure out why…
  • Dante Fried Chicken’s Catfish (Food of the Week)

    Joshua Lurie
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Big gold “DFC” balloons greeted people in the Hotel Normandie lobby, and even before the doors opened, music was already bumping. This marked my arrival at the first installment of Dante Fried Chicken‘s monthly brunch pop-up, which Chef Dante Gonzales dubbed Big Chicken in Lil’ K-Town. This was a homecoming for Gonzales, whose grandmother moved to Koreatown in the ’60s. He lived in in the neighborhood until he was 13 years old. The ticketed event took place in the sunny Hotel Normandie ballroom and featured high-energy performances by…
 
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  • Antoine’s Oyster Stew is an Unapologetic Classic

    Greg Henry
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Antoine’s Oyster Stew is a classic. I’ve made no deviations and I’m not going to apologize for lifting this recipe practically word for word from Saveur Magazine. I also refuse to apologize for my choice of a thick and creamy stew served in unseasonably hot weather. I realize that Midsummer’s Eve is barely behind us and many folks are sweltering. Still I’m serving stew. So sit down and slurp! To stir the pot even more I’m going to ask all the oyster haters to just move along. There’s no room for your brand of insanity today (insert smiley face here).
  • Classic Summer Recipes: Baked Beans and Deviled Eggs

    Greg Henry
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Fourth of July! I don’t know what you’re doing this weekend, but I bet it involves food. There’s so much summer food to enjoy it’s hard to know where to start your holiday menu planning. This year I’ve chosen a couple of enduring summer favorites to feature at our sizzling Palm Springs holiday house party. Burgers and Ice Cream always make an appearance on this very American holiday. I’ve got several recipes for both of these must-haves on this blog. But there are other classic summer recipes I’ve neglected to bring to these pages and I’d…
  • Potluck Salad: Orzo and Roasted Carrots

    Greg Henry
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Summer is here and the invitations are already arriving. I’m talking about the casual summer parties we all get invited to. The whole idea behind these parties is they’re supposed to be simple. So they’re usually potluck parties and they’re usually outdoors. This combination does make the host’s job easier because a good bit of the cooking is handled by the guests. Clean up is usually easier too. In fact I’ve been known to throw all the plates in the pool and leave them til morning. Which is why I find these events so stress-free as a host. But as a guest…
  • Crab Tacos with Jicama “Tortillas”

    Greg Henry
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s summer in North America. What summer foods come to mind? Watermelon? Popsicles? Burgers? For me it’s tacos. Especially seafood tacos. Fish Tacos. Shrimp Tacos and lately – Crab Tacos! I first recall eating fish tacos in the early-’90s in Baja, Mexico. We were strolling the back streets of Rosarito Beach when we stumbled onto a crowd of happy locals gathered around the back window of a small building. The unmistakeable aroma of fried fish lured us in. After a short wait in line we found ourselves enjoying the catch of the day wrapped in corn tortillas, topped with a…
  • Santola “Crab Wine” Vinho Verde

    Ken Eskenazi
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Sometimes it’s OK to take the easy way out. Greg asked me to choose a wine to go with his Jicama Crab Tacos and I just happened to have a bottle or two of crab wine chilling in the wine fridge. Done! Sporting a big red crab on the label, it’s a Vinho Verde called Santola “Crab Wine”. No, the wine isn’t made from a particularly crabby grape varietal. Vinho Verde is made from a happy blend of any or all of the following: Alvarenho, Arinto, Avesso, Azal, Batoca, Loureiro, Pederña and Trajadura. It’s a zesty, often slightly effervescent dry white wine that comes from a…
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  • Tacos Al Pastor

    Denise Woodward
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    We were in San Jose del Cabo last week for a long romantic weekend.  It was so relaxing, and exactly what we had wanted;  a weekend of sun, good food and drinks and no cares in the world.  Whenever we are in  Mexico, we look forward to eating real tacos.  Not the ones we get back home that are over filled with meat as well as sour cream, cheese guacamole and chunky (and often watery) salsa.  Why doesn’t anyone at home make good tacos!  I am talking about simple tacos where flavor over quantity prevails;  small tortillas with a little meat or fish, some minced cilantro or grilled…
  • CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH PAMA

    Denise Woodward
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    Summer is in full-swing over at Chez Us, and we have entertaining on our minds;  something about the sunshine makes us want to have friends over often.  Calendars are filling up, and ideas are swirling about how to make our soiree even more memorable than the time before.  Something that we love doing when entertaining is to create an experience that goes beyond food by offering our guests a  special cocktail upon arriving at our house.  PAMA Liqueur has been on our minds during the creation process as it is the perfect companion for evening dinner parties.   Besides the stunning…
  • BBQ Chicken Thighs

    Denise Woodward
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    We love nothing better than BBQ Chicken Thighs during the hot summer months.  Crispy skin,  juicy meat, all slathered up in tangy BBQ sauce.  Pretty much sums up summer doesn’t it?  I wasn’t going to share this recipe, as I felt it was a cop out.  Then I whipped up a batch this week, and got to thinking.  Some folks just don’t grill their chicken properly, so I should share my claim to fame over the grill.  I am pretty sure you are going to love this simple to make BBQ Chicken Thighs recipe. Last year I made it a goal to be the “girl who grills” at our…
  • Grilled Butter Jalapeño Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

    Denise Woodward
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    During the summer months we tend to grill often;  easier clean up and food tastes amazing.  This recipe for Grilled Butter Jalapeño Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa is no exception as it belongs on the grill.  Smokey, buttery and spicy, just the way I like my summer shrimp. This recipe came about purely by accident as I was cleaning out the refrigerator before heading out for a little holiday.  Sometimes the best recipes are those that come from cleaning the fridge.  A little of this and a little of that can go a long way.  Don’t you agree? I am not sure where to start on this…
  • Weekly Menu Week 13

    Denise Woodward
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    With summer officially kicking off this weekend, I thought it was a good idea to add some grilling options to the Weekly Menu this week.  It is a tad meat heavy but I did try to even things out with some vegetarian options such as zucchini noodles.  We love these, and it is so much fun to make when using a spiralizer.  Have you tried it yet?  You must – it makes great fries too!  Remember for the Banh Mi Grilled Pork Salad you will need to marinade it the night before.   Hope you have a great weekend, and enjoy next week’s menu.   Le Weekly / Chez Us Staples…
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  • Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream Cake

    Jennifer Pallian
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Obviously, there’s an ice cream trend starting here, which I’m sure is not unrelated to my bearing a giant preggo belly during a heat wave. Last week it was mint ice cream sandwiches, this week... The post Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream Cake appeared first on Foodess.
  • Fudgey Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Jennifer Pallian
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    This recipe for homemade ice cream sandwiches features super-fudgey, chewy cookies and mint chocolate ice cream. The post Fudgey Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches appeared first on Foodess.
  • Raspberry-Rhubarb Muffins

    Jennifer Pallian
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:25 pm
    We have had an amazing early, hot spring in the Pacific Northwest. Our raspberries, which typically appear closer to July, have already been out for two weeks. Blueberries, too. I even spotted local cherries at... The post Raspberry-Rhubarb Muffins appeared first on Foodess.
  • Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

    Jennifer Pallian
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    A delicious, sweet and savoury summer appetizer with goat cheese, strawberries, balsamic reduction (make your own!) and torn mint. The post Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini appeared first on Foodess.
  • Whipped Key Lime Pie

    Jennifer Pallian
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    This no-bake Key Lime Pie is cold, creamy and delicious, and requires only a few ingredients and a few minutes to throw together. Perfect summer dessert! The post Whipped Key Lime Pie appeared first on Foodess.
 
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    Wandering Chopsticks: Vietnamese Food, Recipes, and More

  • Pho-mplings (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup-Spiced Dumplings)

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    You guys! Why did this not occur to me sooner? A couple of years ago, I had the bright idea of making Pho Burgers, by grinding the spices I used for making Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) and adding them to ground beef. You'd figure that after making Pho Burgers and Banh Mi Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup-Spiced Sandwiches), it would have dawned on me that I could use the spiced meat
  • Crock Pot Bun Bo Hue (Vietnamese Hue-Style Beef Noodle Soup)

    15 May 2015 | 11:17 pm
    My most popular and most commented recipe on the blog is Bun Bo Hue (Vietnamese Hue-Style Beef Noodle Soup). I'm not going to rant again about how bun bo Hue is not Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) because with different noodles, different broths, and different meats, you obviously know that by now, right? If you don't, I'll wait while you click over before coming back. Bun bo Hue is a
  • Tacos El Gordo de Tijuana B.C. - Chula Vista

    4 Feb 2015 | 11:26 pm
    The Banh Pa Te So Nhan Banh Mi (Vietnamese Pate Chaud (French Hot Pastry Pie) with Sandwich Fillings) and other pastries I brought from Au Coeur de Paris Patisserie & Boulangerie - Westminster (Little Saigon) were great, but by dinner time, we were all hungry. So lil' sis, oldest and second-youngest nephews, their friends, and I all piled into our cars and drove nearly to the Mexican border
  • Chinese Deep-Fried Pork Ribs with Honey Vinegar Sauce

    7 Jan 2015 | 11:48 pm
    After eating the deep-fried honey garlic pork ribs at King Hua Restaurant - Alhambra, I wanted to try recreating it at home. Lightly batter and fry if you wish, but I decided to just deep fry until the pork got crispy instead. The ribs were then tossed with honey, vinegar, and soy sauce. I was out of garlic and dusted the ribs with sesame seeds instead. The key is to adjust the honey and
  • Goya Champuru (Okinawan Bitter Melon Stir-Fry with Pork Belly, Tofu, and Eggs)

    6 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    After making Vegetarian Goya Champuru (Okinawan Bitter Melon Stir-Fry with Tofu and Eggs), it was obvious that I needed to make a proper version with pork belly. Oh did I like this version so much better! The unctuousness of the pork belly was absorbed by the tofu and perfectly complimented the bitter melon. I cheated and simply added sliced pork belly to my vegetarian goya champuru
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    Edible Garden

  • Grilled Vegetable Sandwich Recipe, Easy Indian Evening Snacks

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Grilled vegetable sandwich recipe featuring boiled potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, a generous amount of butter, and some spicy chutney. In case the name is confusing, this is a sandwich that is grilled with a vegetable filling, not a sandwich with a filling of grilled vegetables. Or, did I just confuse you all further? :)Anyway, this is my kind of sandwich, you guys. It's immensely versatile and you can have one for breakfast, a snack, at a picnic, served a party, you know? One of those wonderful evening snack recipes that turn out great each time and can show up anywhere and look like its…
  • Dry Chilli Prawns Recipe - How to make Indian Chilli Prawns

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    This is a recipe for Chilli Prawns made the Indian-Chinese way. I rarely cook with prawns partly because TH can't share but mostly because the prawns we get in Singapore are farmed and not as tasty. That said, I do like an occasional dish with prawns, especially on the spicy side. Making any Indo-Chinese dish requires preparation in advance and chilli prawns is no different. I batter-fried the prawns first and then made the rest of the dish but in retrospect, pan frying them would have worked just as well, maybe better. I'll surely try that next time but if you want to experiment that way,…
  • The Best Broccoli Mushroom Fried Rice, Step by Step Recipe

    14 Jun 2015 | 12:02 am
    Learn how to make broccoli mushroom fried rice, an easy step by step fried rice recipe with mushrooms and broccoli. Fried rice is a no-brainer for lunch boxes. Since I started making one-pot meals for lunch for TH and I to take to work, various types of fried rice have been making their appearance in my kitchen. I tend to add 1:1 ratio of rice to vegetables to make it as filling and nutritious as possible. This fried rice also tastes fabulous when made with brown rice, just make sure the rice is cooked well so it retains its chewy texture yet mingles well with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Chana Capsicum Curry - Easy Chickpeas Capsicum Curry Recipe

    5 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Chana and capsicum (chickpeas and bell pepper) meet in this delicious cashew-based curry that's mild yet flavourful. I love adding capsicum to curries and Kerala sambar. Its unique flavour lends itself really well to the spices we typically add to Indian curries, in my opinion. I made this capsicum chana curry as a side for my famous vegetable pulao when living in Sydney. I used to buy organic canned chickpeas there which were much smaller than the regular variety - almost the size of green peas - and so very flavourful. Hummus made with these chickpeas were delicious too. Anyway, I digress.
  • Ulli Vada Recipe - Kerala-Style Onion Vada Recipe step by step

    29 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Ulli vada (vada made with onions in Kerala) are a popular tea time snack sold in small tea shops dotted along the typical Kerala roads. During my college days, a new trend of sorts sprang up all over the residential parts of Kottayam - small carts selling freshly fried snacks like ulli vada, parippu vada, uzhunnu vada, onion bajji, pazham pori, the works. The smell of these goodies getting fried up was a constant companion to my college exam days. Amma was hesitant to buy them too often so roughly 2-3 times a month when they were brought home wrapped in newspaper with a runny chutney, it was…
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  • Peach Cobbler

    Jesseca Hallows
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Take advantage of peach season with this must try- Peach Cobbler! Peaches are on the top of my list of favorite foods- sweet, delicious, and special since they are only around part of the year. We patiently wait for them to make an appearance at our local farmers market and when they do we always buy one too many. About a week after I get them home I start to realize that we will never be able to get through them. This is when I do one of two things… 1. Freeze them for smoothies. 2. Make this cobbler. Nine times out of ten the cobbler wins the coin toss.Continue Reading Peach…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #3

    Lori Lange
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    Hi Friends! I was so busy with the holiday weekend that I completely forgot to share this week’s new menu with you! Here you go- lots of yummy choices for dinner this week. I hope you find some things you’d like to try… This menu has been assembled with some of my favorite food blogging friends. We’re sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week. Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe. The weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week!
  • Boozy Bourbon Cherries

    Lori Lange
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    A great gift for cocktail lovers! >> Boozy Bourbon Cherries I have had this recipe bookmarked from The Family Calendar Cookbook for several months now.  I knew it was something I’d want to make in the summer… when cherries are affordable and plentiful and delicious!  My husband enjoys making the occasional Manhattan or Old Fashioned, and he was very excited to learn of my plans to make some homemade boozy bourbon cherries!Continue Reading Boozy Bourbon Cherries... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 11 commentsThe post Boozy Bourbon Cherries appeared first on RecipeGirl.
  • 12 Books Recommended for Summer Reading

    Susie Boutry
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here are 12 Books Recommended for Summer Reading— shared by my big sister Susie.  She is a huge reader…. HUGE.  She plows through books like crazy– all year long.  Trust me when I say that Susie is awesome at reviewing and recommending good books.  She keeps a journal of all of the books she has read, and she gives them letter grades.  These books shared today all received an “A” grade by Susie!  I hope you find a few books in her list that might interest you for summer reading.  Please let me know if you like this feature, and I’ll have Susie share…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #2

    Lori Lange
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Good Morning RecipeGirl Readers! I’m receiving great feedback about this new feature I’m offering on Saturdays: weekly menu planning to help you decide on what to make for dinner. Here is our Weekly Menu Plan #2– I hope you find some things you’d like to try this week! Just click any of the recipe titles or pictures to get the recipe.  A weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week! Here is the menu for week #2 >>Continue Reading Weekly Menu Plan #2... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 2 commentsThe post Weekly Menu…
 
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  • Good Eats from My Garden

    Su-Lin
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:50 am
    My garden! I never thought that I’d have my very own garden! Of course, it’s Blai’s too but he’ll be the first to admit that I’m the crazy one who insisted on growing almost all our vegetable plants from seed (our living room is south facing with lots of light and I’ve been treating it like a greenhouse). It’s a modest little patch (about 10 square metres plus a number of pots – the rest of the garden is lawn and herb/flower bedding) but so far I’m quite pleased with what I’ve managed to harvest from it, even this early in the…
  • Sapore Vero in Beckenham

    Su-Lin
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:50 am
    A couple of Sundays ago, I had pizza on my mind. Now, without a local Neapolitan pizza place nearby, I had to turn to nearby Beckenham, the home of Sapore Vero, a traditional pizzeria that was recommended to me by Selina of Taste Mauritius (another Croydon local!). From East Croydon station, we took a tram all the way to Beckenham (TFL zone 4) and found ourselves upon a quiet little high street with a few restaurants. Sapore Vero was tinier than we expected but later on in the night, they opened up the cafe next door as well to customers (I guess they own that too!). I was thrilled to see…
  • Murger Han

    Su-Lin
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    From a Chinese colleague, I received a tip about a relatively new Chinese restaurant near Euston station that’s popular with the Chinese students – Murger Han. It’s a restaurant featuring the food from Xi’an, which is the province of Shaanxi, so you’d expect lots of strong flavours, thick noodles and breads. We rocked up to the restaurant at about 6pm on a Sunday evening and were surprised to see a queue. Luckily, we managed to get in quite quickly but many tables had been reserved and that queue just kept getting longer. We were surrounded by Chinese students…
  • Rex & Mariano

    Su-Lin
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    It took us a month (mainly my fault) to find a date that would work for me, Krista and Mr Noodles to meet for lunch and we finally met up at Rex & Mariano on St Anne’s Court (on the site of a former Vodka Revolution and across from the Good Housekeeping Cookery School) a couple Saturdays ago. Mr Noodles had been rapturous about the place and we were looking forward to tucking into some very affordable seafood. And I’d not seen either of them for a while – it turned out that it had been 5 years since I last saw Krista! Crazy! For a Saturday lunchtime, we’d made a…
  • Habanera in Shepherd’s Bush

    Su-Lin
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Over the last long weekend, we found ourselves in our old hood, dropping by on old friends. We lunched at a new Mexican restaurant I’d spotted a few months ago – Habanera, a Mexican restaurant on Uxbridge Road, close to Shepherd’s Bush. The place was empty that Monday and we found a seat in the back, under the skylight, easily. To take the edge of our hunger, we started with some chips and salsa (£3.50) – I liked that we could choose our salsa and we went with their excellent salsa verde with its tomatillo, coriander and chilli. The chips were whole small corn…
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  • Carrot Slaw

    The Food Hunter
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter We host a lot of outdoor parties and although I like to serve dishes that are delicious and exciting I also like to keep them on the healthy side. Carrot slaw is just that! Shredded sweet carrots are mixed with a savory Dijon & herb balsamic vinaigrette to make a crowd pleasing side dish that compliments just about any backyard fare. It's simple to prepare, uber healthy and tastes delicious. Carrot Slaw (printable recipe) 4 Large Carrots, shredded 1 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin olive oil 2 Teaspoons of Dijon Mustard 1 Tablespoon Fresh…
  • Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Pineapple Passion Fruit Sauce & Coconut Pineapple Sorbet

    The Food Hunter
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter I recently had a chance to sample an amazing dessert from Lara Coleman, the pastry chef at Pointe Tapitio Cliffs. When asked what inspired her to create the Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Pineapple Passion Fruit Sauce and Coconut Pineapple Sorbet she responded: "Warm spring evening breezes inspired me to use bright tropical flavors: passion fruit, mango, sweet pineapple with coconut in a balance of tastes. As very versatile ingredients, I enjoy the invigorating aspects of them. I've added lime zest and vanilla bean to fresh pineapple to give a light floral flavor and zip…
  • New Summer Menu At District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

    The Food Hunter
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter A few weeks ago Chef Marchetti of District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, in downtown Phoenix, debuted a new seasonal menu. The summer menu features food and cocktails prepared with local ingredients including herbs from the restaurant’s garden and sustainably farmed produce from local growers. This past weekend I had a chance to try some of the new items and I'm excited to share them with you now.We started with a few cocktails: the Dandelion Old Fashioned and the Mushroom Manhattan. Of the two the Dandelion Old Fashioned was my favorite. It features Angel's Envy…
  • Chef For The Day at Talavera Restaurant

    The Food Hunter
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter A few weeks back I embarked on a cooking adventure of a lifetime with Chef Mel Mecinas of Talavera Restaurant, in Scottsdale. Anyone who has ever wanted to know what it's like to work in a "real" kitchen, with culinary professionals, would love the Chef For A Day program at the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North. Chef Mel gave me a behind the scenes look at what really happens in a restaurant kitchen. We walked the grounds of the magnificent Four Seasons resort as Chef described his day from start to finish. It turns out that cooking isn't the hard part. Identifying…
  • Quail & Roasted Tomato Salad

    The Food Hunter
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter When things start heating up outside I start looking for easier, lighter options to make for dinner. Often, I'll turn to main-dish salads that don't require a lot of advanced preparation. In this recipe grilled quail is mixed with roasted tomatoes, green olives and an herb vinaigrette to create a delicious summer inspired salad. It's a quick and tasty dish that can be on the table in relatively no time. Quail & Roasted Tomato Salad serves two 2 Quail, butterflied Olive Oil, for cooking quail 4 Roma Tomatoes, halved & roasted (see below) 2 Tsp. Fresh Mint, finely…
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    Flanboyant Eats™: Latin Fusion Cooking & Tasty Travels Under Pressure!™

  • 4th Of July Eats with Sabra Hummus on ABC Tampa 7.2.15

    Chef B
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    I kicked off my summer media tour with my amazing friends at Sabra with a delicious spread for 4th of July on ABC in Tampa. My good friends in Florida are always eager to see what I’m working on. This time, I shard healthier alternatives to enjoying what’s considered the …
  • Spicy Hummus Deviled Eggs

    Chef B
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Growing up in a very traditional Cuban home meant our eating experience was very much focused on keeping our culture alive. I’d say 90% of everything I ate as a child was Cuban or some variation of Latin food. Seldom did my mom break out of her Nitza Villapol mode …
  • Summery Pickled Onions

    Chef B
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Looking for a way to elevate your eating experience at home? Pickle anything. Seriously.  It’s one of the easiest things you could make that will change you look at cooking from scratch. Pickled vegetables add brightness, crunch and simple but delicious flavor to a lot of different foods, but incredibly …
  • A Crazy Delicious Father’s Day Menu

    Chef B
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    (My Parents and me in NY) Food holidays are the ‘new black’, as the saying goes. Everything we can possibly imagine shoving our faces with,  is now the subject of a themed holiday. Tarts, cookies, ice cream, peanut butter, pies, apple, hotdogs, Nutella — and on and on on — …
  • Thyme and Mushroom Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Stuffed Avocado

    Chef B
    21 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    Today is National Hummus Day! Oh, yes it is… Chickpeas galore, nationwide. In your sandwich, in your salad, on your burger, under your steak, inside your chicken… however you want it, really. Just enjoy it today.  In all its simple glory — because we all know how incredibly easy …
 
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  • Friday Farm Photo: Have a Colorful Weekend.

    Farmgirl Susan
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Any plans this weekend? I'm hoping to spend some time in the kitchen garden sowing a bed of Swiss chard and cucumber seeds (did I really order five different varieties this year?), finally getting the rest of my poor tomato and pepper seedlings in the ground (can you tell I'm a little behind?), pulling approximately 3,000 more weeds, and mulching everything I can with grass clippings—now that it's finally dry enough out there to cut the grass—and that wonderful, nutrient-rich manure/bedding hay from the sheep barn.I'll also be savoring the fact that our hayfield no longer looks like it…
  • Wordless Wednesday Dose of Cute: Wooly Blockade

    Farmgirl Susan
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:24 pm
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  • Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Well-Balanced Weekend.

    Farmgirl Susan
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    Mr. Midnight hunting at the edge of the hayfield.Any plans this weekend? We have a heat wave coming, so I'm going to harvest the rest of the lettuce in the kitchen garden—which looked a whole lot better before being pelted by last week's hailstorm—before it bolts any more than it has, and then hopefully catch up with all my spring transplanting before it's actually summer. My stunted basil and pepper plants and overgrown heirloom tomato seedlings will be thrilled.A friend who came by the other day for a quick visit said he'd heard that a lot of people's tomato plants were rotting because…
  • Recipe: Easy Orange Yogurt Cake and Growing Strawberries

    Farmgirl Susan
    26 May 2015 | 4:04 pm
    A simple, classic orange cake that tastes great with strawberries (recipe here).One of the nice things about living in a very sparsely populated rural area is that when the first local strawberries of the season arrive at the only store in town, the owner is likely to personally call and give you a heads up because he remembers that you bought something like 20 quarts of strawberries last year and are a sucker for rarely available local fruit."One of the Amish down the road just brought in 40 quarts of strawberries that he picked this morning and needs to sell today because he can't…
  • 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…
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    Tiny Farmhouse

  • This week in the garden – mid-June: peonies, porch, and freaking caterpillars

    Amy
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:35 pm
    And also zucchini. Because I planted zucchini silly-early this year and took my frost-dodging chances. Actually, I’ve been planting zucchini and summer squash early for the last few years, usually by May 14 or 15, which is a bit dicey here in southeastern Massachusetts. But this year, we were away at the beginning of May through mid-May, so I decided to go with a May 2nd planting. It seemed pretty renegade at the time, but it’s paying big dividends now, as the zucchini is ready for harvest just as the asparagus is fading into a frilly, frond-y memory. The lettuce is, um, ready for…
  • Bring on the flowers

    Amy
    29 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    It’s here. It’s here! Yes, yes, unofficially, summer is here, but officially – definitely officially – the growing season is here. Ahhhhhhh. Thank you Mother Nature. It was looking a little rough there for a while, namely from January 27th through mid-April, but it is really here, and we are celebrating with flowers. Flowers in the ground, flowers in pots, flowers in hanging baskets. Please, please, more flowers. Bring on the flowers. Don’t get me wrong, the vegetable garden is of utmost importance here, of course it is – but after so much white and gray and blah and cold for so…
  • 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…
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    Food Loves Writing

  • HE’S HERE \\ Meet Rocco Timothy

    Shanna Mallon
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    One week ago today I was already days into labor, breathing through contractions at our house, believing any minute our baby would arrive. In fact, Rocco Timothy came into the world hours after that, Saturday, June 27, at 7:35 p.m., a little nugget not quite six-and-a-half pounds, with a full head of hair, adorable lips and the longest newborn fingers and toes. Everyone says he looks like Tim, which is a compliment to both of them if you’re asking me, and, from the moment we met him, he has stolen our hearts away with his tiny features, accidental smiles and kissable baby cheeks. I have…
  • Simple Buttermilk Biscuits from Jessica Fechtor’s Stir

    Shanna Mallon
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    “You can cook for one. A fried egg and toast, a potato with cottage cheese, a single artichoke, steamed. Baking, on the other hand? I don’t care how big your sweet tooth is, you can’t eat all those cookies alone. You bake to share. Baking means you have more than enough: more flour, more butter, more eggs, to make more cake than you need for just you. It means you have something to give away. Baking is an act of generosity and thereby an act of freedom, since to be generous is to be free from the smallness of thinking only of yourself. Illness had made me dwell unnaturally…
  • Maple Blueberry Coconut Oil Scones Made with Einkorn Flour (Dairy-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free)

    Shanna Mallon
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:10 pm
    I had a meltdown this weekend, full and total, lots of crying, the way pregnant women (or maybe especially this pregnant woman) are prone to do. Being pregnant has been weirdly easy for me physically—today at Trader Joe’s, the sweet cashier asked me how far along I am, “37 weeks!” I said, and she gave a sympathetic nod with her sarcastic “oh, man, I bet you’re feeling great.” Then I had to say, actually, I am! Falling asleep is different than it used to be, I have this whole pillow arrangement I’m pretty married to now, and I’ve noticed…
  • Notes on a Final Month of Pregnancy + A Peek at Baby’s Gray and White Nursery

    Shanna Mallon
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:34 am
    Our due date is less than four weeks away and the chances of going into labor much shorter than that. The nursery is ready—or ready enough, at least, with little clothes washed and folded and little diapers sitting on the changing table and a little bassinet filled with cozy blankets ready for our boy. The downstairs freezer has a dozen meals ready to be thawed and dumped in a crockpot. There’s a suitcase packed and ready in our room. We’re having a baby, this is really happening, and with every wild kick and extra stretch of belly, I believe it more and more. I have had so…
  • Heirloom Carrot, Rainbow Chard and Red Potato Daal from Music City Mise

    Shanna Mallon
    28 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    After I wrote that last post, I got a fresh burst of cooking energy, no doubt thanks to all your easy-meal ideas (you guys are the best!), and so I freezer-prepped a bunch of crockpot meals, made an elaborate cake and roasted homemade fries over and over again. Then my brother was in town and, in between working on the nursery and having companions on my long daily walks, we got to eat at Epice and Vegan Vee and Wild Cow and fill the fridge with leftovers. Then, this week, Music City Mise did us the great privilege of letting us test out their service, where they give you bags of prepped and…
 
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  • Do Organic Farmers Need Special Seeds And Money To Breed Them?

    NPR Food
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Rearranging veggie genes is big business, and we’re not even talking about biotechnology. Private companies and university researchers spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year breeding better genetic varieties of food crops. But organic farmers say those programs have a big blind spot when it comes to figuring out which new varieties are truly better. Few companies or researchers test those varieties under organic conditions. “The first axiom of plant breeding is, you breed for the environment of intended use,” says Matthew Dillon, who founded a group called the…
  • Is Your Grass-Fed Beef for Real? Here’s How to Tell and Why it Matters

    Civil Eats
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    When you buy a pound of hamburger in the grocery store, you’re likely to be bombarded by an incredible assortment of labels. With all-natural, grass-fed, free-range, pastured, sustainably sourced, and certified organic options to choose from, it’s not easy to parse which beef is actually the best. In recent years, demand for grass-fed beef has grown rapidly, thanks to the popularity of high-protein diets and growing consumer awareness about the overuse of antibiotics on farms and other related concerns. Grass-fed beef is also seen as nutritionally superior to its corn-fed counterparts,…
  • A Fresh, Summery Mediterranean Salad with Pita Chips and Tahini and Lemon Dressing

    Kim Laidlaw
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    This well-balanced salad hits all the notes for me: bright, crunchy, salty, sweet, nutty, grassy, and fresh. A base of crisp romaine is topped with shaved carrots, sweet tomatoes, and green onions along with briny feta cheese, tender chickpeas, and salty-crunchy pita chips. You can add other fresh vegetables, like sliced cucumbers or shaved radishes, or swap out chopped heirloom tomatoes for the cherry tomatoes and tiny sliced rainbow carrots for the shaved carrots. For a heartier salad with more protein, add a few handfuls of shredded cooked chicken. The simple dressing—which makes more…
  • A Bounty of Summer Stone Fruit in a Salad

    Kim Laidlaw
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I think there’s just about nothing as perfect as biting into a fragrantly ripe, excessively juicy nectarine, where the juices just run down your face and drip off your chin. Or possibly lying on a picnic blanket under a big sprawling tree in the summer sun, popping cherries into my mouth. Or maybe biting into a tart-sweet plum that both makes your lips pucker and your mouth water for the push-pull balance of tangy and syrupy. I look forward with great anticipation to summer’s fruit every spring, and mourn it’s departure come late fall. If I had to choose one perfect season, it would,…
  • White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

    NPR Food
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    The U.S. government’s system for regulating the products of biotechnology, including GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, was born in 1986, and it has been controversial from the start. Now, it will be getting a makeover — in part to assure the public that GMOs really are adequately regulated. The White House has ordered three federal agencies with a hand in biotech regulation to “update” this system, which is formally called the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology. The White House directive says there are several problems with the current system.
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    Marx Foods Blog

  • Linking the Artisan in “Artisan Sausage”

    Matthew
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    The Marx Foods staff visited Link Lab’s production facility to learn about how these artisan sausages get made. You can read about our trip to Jones Family Farms, where most of the meat comes from, here. There’s a famous quote (attributed to Otto Von Bismarck, though that’s in dispute) that goes something like this “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” While I think most would agree that the work on Congress is messy business these days, the implication of the quote is that nobody should visit a sausage factory if they want to enjoy sausage in the…
  • Venison w/ Hazelnut Crème Fraiche & Lingonberry

    Matthew
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    Venison on Grilled Bread with Hazelnut Crème Fraiche and Lingonberry Jam   Simple yet decadent, these small bites are as at home on a picnic as a light lunch as they are being passed on silver platters as hors d’oeuvres.  Enjoy!   Ingredients:                       Makes 4-6 Appetizers or 2-3 Lunches 1 Venison Tenderloin 1 Seedy or Pumpernickel Loaf 1 Tbsp Butter 1 tsp High Heat, Neutral Oil (safflower, grapeseed, canola, etc) D’Arbo Lingonberry Jam Good Quality Sea Salt   Venison Spice Rub: 2 tsp Juniper Berries 2 tsp Whole Allspice 1 tsp Pink…
  • Salmon & Clam Bouillabaisse

    Matthew
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Salmon & Clam Bouillabaisse   Rich pan seared salmon paired with a delicious bouillabaisse clam broth & crusty toasted bread spread with a saffron/black garlic mayonnaise.   Wine Pairing: Southern Rhone Rose   Ingredients:                         Makes 4 Servings 1lb Wild Salmon (we used King Salmon), skin removed 1lb Small Clams (manila or small quahogs) 3 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Onion, small diced 1 ½ cup small diced Fennel Bulb 1 stalk Celery, small diced 2 tbsp Tomato Paste 1 Bay Leaf 1 tsp Salt ¼ tsp Fennel Seed ¼ tsp Sargol Grade Saffron,…
  • Porkscapades

    Matthew
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    “You’re coming with me, pig” The pig in question squints back at me with small, dark eyes as if to say, “No. I ain’t.” “Come on. Don’t you want to go with the other piggies to the pasture?” There’s no reasoning with my porcine adversary. He’s either unable or unwilling to understand. I know that if he can see the other pigs he’ll go join them, but right now it’s just the two of us on a very lonely dirt road, and there’s no backup in sight. Ryan’s far behind, trying to chase down another escapee. The pig takes a step forward, scowling, and I start to wonder how…
  • Turmeric Jamu Tonic

    Matthew
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
    Turmeric, Lime, Ginger & Honey Jamu Tonic   Sweet, savory & tangy, this tonic is both good for you (packed with ginger and turmeric, plus vitamin c from the lime), and delicious.   Take care not to overdo it.  Turmeric can upset your stomach in large quantities.   Ingredients:                         Makes 8-10 Servings ¼ cup Fresh Turmeric, Finely Grated ¼ cup Fresh Ginger, Finely Grated 2 cups Water 3 tbsp, or To Taste Honey (we used Shipwreck Wildflower Honey) 1 pinch Salt 1 tbsp freshly squeezed Lime Juice 2 tbsp Tamarind Drinking Vinegar…
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    Alosha's Kitchen

  • Pound Cake

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:02 am
    Pound Cakeslightly adapted from allrecipesIngredients1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature3 cups white sugar6 eggs, room temperature3 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 tablespoons lemon juiceMethodPreheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) and grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan (see notes).In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar gradually (by about a quarter cup at a time) and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, each time mixing gently until the yolk just disappears. Add the flour all at…
  • Cottage Pie

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    Cottage PieIngredientsFor the mashed potatoes:2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, quartered2 cloves garlic2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup half and halfSalt and freshly ground black pepperFor the pie:1 tablespoon butter1/2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 sweet onion, diced1 large carrot, diced1 stalk celery, diced1 clove garlic, minced2 tablespoons tomato paste1 pound lean ground beef (or venison, or turkey)1/2 tablespoon dried thyme1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 cup stock (or water)2/3 cup frozen peas2/3 cup frozen cornMethodPreheat oven to…
  • Tandoori Chicken

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tandoori ChickenIngredients2 lb skinless, boneless chicken thighs2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 tablespoon Kosher salt2 tablespoons plain yogurt1 teaspoon vegetable oil1/2 small red onion, roughly chopped3 cloves garlic, smashed1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped2 tablespoons tomato paste1 tablespoon ground coriander1/2 tablespoon ground cumin1/2 tablespoon hot paprika1/2 tablespoon garam masala1/2 teaspoon cayenneOptional for serving: cooked rice, cilantro, crushed chilesMethodPulse the lemon juice, yogurt, oil, onion, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, coriander, cumin, paprika,…
  • Chicken and Vegetable Cashew Korma

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Chicken and Vegetable Cashew KormaIngredients1/2 cup cashews1 can light coconut milk1 teaspoon vegetable oil1-1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces1 large sweet onion, finely diced2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced2 teaspoons garlic, minced2 medium potatoes (about 1 lb), peeled and cubed2 medium carrots, sliced into coins2 teaspoons each coriander, cumin1 teaspoon each cardamom, curry powder, turmeric, paprika1 teaspoon Kosher salt1 teaspoon white sugar1 8-oz. can tomato sauce1 cup water6-oz. container plain yogurt1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped1 cup frozen…
  • 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 chunks1 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, divided2 large bell…
 
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    foodista.com

  • 5 Fabulous Funfetti Confections

    lrodrigues
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    When Pillsbury released their first box of Funfetti cake mix 25 years ago, they did not expect the fandom that would follow.  This favorite culinary treat combines rainbow sprinkles with white cake batter.  In addition
  • Grill Your Entire Dinner!

    ajeanroy
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:29 pm
    When the heat rises, who wants to heat up the kitchen for even a minute? Instead of suffering, break out the grill and cook every bit of your meal outdoors! You can get suprisingly tasty results with a little fancy grillwork. 
  • The Ultimate 4th of July Bacon Cheeseburger

    lrodrigues
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    No one can turn down a juicy bacon cheeseburger, especially when it is done right. These homemade bacon cheeseburgers are one of the best I have.  The patties are mildly flavored with fresh parsley, garlic and onion powder.
  • A Fourth of July Popsicle Round up

    ajeanroy
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Remember those days as a child, when you played in the sprinkler until you were exhausted and then eating cool, fruity popsicles in the shade while calculating your next freestyle move.
  • Perfectly Fresh Party Dips

    ajeanroy
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Summertime is all about enjoying friends and family in a relaxed way. Let's not forget all the eating and parties we finally have time to attend.
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    ecomii food & health alternative blog

  • Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
      People choose what they eat based on their belief system, which can include health, environmental, cultural or religious ideals; decisions that carry over to what they feed their family and their pets. In addition to health, ecological and religious concerns, vegetarians and particularly vegans are repulsed by meat consumption and driven by compassion for [...]
  • How Phytates Fight Cancer Cells

    Michael Greger M.D.
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Phytate is a compound found in beans, grains, nuts and seeds. The average daily intake of phytate in vegetarian diets is about twice that of those eating a mixed diet of plant and animal foods, which may help explain their low cancer rates. Aside from helping to prevent helping to prevent cancer dietary phytate has been [...]
  • Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Packaging, by its very nature is disposable. Meant to be tossed away… and is either the first or last thing we do when handing consumer goods. Choosing products with less packaging and especially that which is recyclable or compostable can make an important impact, but can we do better? Can we decrease waste pollution at [...]
  • 9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:32 pm
      All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier! Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and [...]
  • Nutritious You! Adds Bricks to Clicks

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Going vegan is making huge strides these days and raw plant based foods are gaining popularity among fitness aficionados. Eating a large percentage of the diet raw is definitely becoming a ‘thing’ and savvy entrepreneurs have geared up to meet the demand. Marina Sommers, founder of Nutritious You™ is a holistic health and wellness coach, [...]
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    Meal Makeover Moms Kitchen

  • Jump on the Spiralized Vegetable Bandwagon with a Recipe for Cucumber and Carrot “Noodle” Salad

    Meal Makeover Moms
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    From the moment our kids decided it was AOK to eat salad, Caesar was always their favorite. And now, thanks to our intern, Katy, Caesar salad is getting a playful new twist with this spiralized Cucumber and Carrot “Noodle” Salad.Guest PostHi everyone! I am Katy Patton, a graduate student at Boston University. This past semester I had the opportunity to take a break from my academic studies to join Liz and Janice in The Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen. As you know, The Moms are always brainstorming new ways to make healthy foods fun for kids, so I knew they would love my…
  • Summer Side Dish: Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    Liz
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:27 am
    This gluten-free, vegan tabbouleh is made with cauliflower “rice” instead of the usual bulgur wheat and luscious cubes of roasted sweet potatoes. It’s perfect for family picnics and summer camp lunches.Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tabbouleh is #vegan #GlutenFree and delicious! #nutrition #SideDishClick To TweetParsley and mint add a bright, fresh flavor to this simple side dish.Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, an immune booster, as well as fiber and they contain vitamin C, antioxidants, and are low in calories. I love to roast them to bring out their natural…
  • Purple Power Smoothie Bowl + The Heart-Healthy Power of Purple Grape Juice {Podcast Episode #270}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:46 pm
    This Purple Power Smoothie Bowl is chock full of heart-healthy ingredients. We made it with 100% grape juice—which thanks to the Concord grapes, supports a healthy heart—as well as banana, Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, baby spinach and chia seeds. Serve with a variety of nutritious toppers for a colorful bowl of goodness for your family.Disclosure: We created this recipe for Welch’s and were compensated for the recipe and social media outreach. All opinions are solely our own.We’re all for food trends, especially when those trends have the potential for bringing a BIG…
  • Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowls + How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

    Meal Makeover Moms
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    When you blend together frozen banana, soymilk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter, what you get is a rich, nutritious, and satisfying smoothie bowl with an impressive 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber. Try this Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowl for your family’s next breakfast or snack.Smoothie bowls come in various colors (purple, green, orange, yellow, chocolate brown) and flavors but their texture is always the same: thicker than a drinkable smoothie but thinner than pudding. They’re meant to be devoured with a spoon, and the topping options are endless…
  • Apple Pie Gets a Healthy Makeover with Apple Pie Deconstructed + Recipe Redux June Challenge

    Liz
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    There’s nothing more all-American than apple pie, but at well over 400 calories in a slice (and that’s without the vanilla ice cream!), I decided to give this classic dessert a healthy makeover … while keeping all the great, time-honored flavors.The filling for this Apple Pie Deconstructed relies on the natural sweetness of apples, blueberries, and strawberries and calls for just half a tablespoon of brown sugar. There’s nothing gooey or gloppy about this filling. And the crust is a lot lighter too. With just 1 tablespoon of butter, it’s more crumble than…
 
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    SaltShaker

  • Plate by Plate: Mushroom Ficelle “al Ajillo”

    dan
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    A ficelle, or really, a ficelle picarde, is a type of stuffed, rolled crepe, coated in grated cheese and broiled. Since a ficelle is also a type of bread loaf, similar to a baguette but much thinner, I assume the etymology of the name relates to the shape. Literally, I guess, the word means “string”, which would obviously be even thinner…. I’ve made relatively traditional ficelle picardes for a couple of our French themed dinners way back, here, and here. This week’s version, given our selection of guests, had two restrictions on it – vegetarian, so no ham,…
  • Bite Marks #19

    dan
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    First off, I haven’t abandoned you all, I’ve just been working on redesigning my personal website where I archive all my published articles and such, and it’s taking more time than I thought it would, around dinners and cooking classes and all that. On to the latest hotspots. Just an attitude comment. As things like gourmet burger and gourmet coffee spots are becoming more prevalent in BA, so is the whole “hipster” attitude. I’ve seen it happen more and more at these kind of places, and it’s just annoying. Stopped in at LAB Café as I happened…
  • Plate by Plate: Thistle Me a Tune

    dan
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    We’re calling this our “Textures of Artichoke” plate, a very modernist sort of name, no? But it goes along with past “textures” plates of tomatoes, beets, mushrooms, and corn. This could almost count for one of our lexographic vegetable cookery posts, given that it approaches the vegetable in four different ways – “A” is for alcachofa, alcaucíl and/or artichoke. You could use any of these components on their own in other dishes. Cheesecake: Crust: 95 gm pastry flour, 110 gm butter, 2 garlic cloves, 1 small shallot, pinch of salt, egg…
  • Bite Marks #18

    dan
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:33 am
    Because I’ve been focused on my ramen quest, there have been fewer other sorts of restaurants that I’ve turned my attention to, but I’m not slacking off. At first, before my ramen binge started, I thought I might do another round of seafood parrilladas… …and Henry, myself, and a friend toddled off to La Bandurria, Nicaragua 6078 in Palermo. We started off with a lovely provoleta, some grilled kidneys that were perfectly cooked, and a reasonably decent chorizo. And then the platter of fish arrived. These poor sea creatures were well and truly dead, twice over. The…
  • In the Japanese Zone

    dan
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    While continuing my ramen quest, I decided that checking out the concentrated Japanese areas of town might be a good approach. There’s no defined “Japantown”, like there is for the Chinese and Korean communities, but there are basically two areas, one in Once, and one in Belgrano, where there are small enclaves of more traditional style Japanese restaurants and shops. Now, as best I know, though I’m hoping someone knows of more to recommend, there are only a few real Japanese restaurants that fall within the borders of Once, or Balvanera barrio, but they are among the…
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    MANGO and GINGER

  • Cocktailing

    Kit Pollard
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:57 pm
    I just saw this Open Culture link on Facebook, via the Forgotten Maryland Cocktails page, and I loved it. It includes so many things I enjoy: Fitzgerald, words, drinks!The only thing slightly confusing to me is the author's semi-assertion that using "cocktail" as a verb is uncommon or confusing. I totally use it as a verb...and am just happy to know that FSF is in my corner.(Not that that's a big surprise.)
  • I Went to See Taylor Swift in Philadelphia...

    Kit Pollard
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:07 pm
    And it was awesome. We were celebrating 40th birthdays - mostly Alicia's and Stacy's, which are this summer (Stacy's was last week and Alicia's is in less than two weeks) - and, kind of generally, celebrating all the things Swifty loves - girl squads, cute outfits, red lipstick, selfies, etc. (So, so many selfies.)From start to finish, the weekend was just a treat. And now, I wish we could go back and do the whole weekend all over again.Links:Jim's Steaks / Copabanana / Buddakan / Zara / City Taphouse
  • Straight Up Summer

    Kit Pollard
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:04 pm
    As of today, summer has officially started Chez Pollard. School is out and we are shifting into vacation mode. (And by that I mean, Dixon starts his first camp on Monday.)Of course, summer unofficially started a few weeks ago, with the earliest Memorial Day weekend imaginable. We went to Fenwick, where we had dinner with the Kennedys at Ropewalk and got to visit Jeff and Christine at their new house in Delaware. Plus, we started the weekend with a very nice, refined dinner at The Narrows and closed out with a fun lunch at Stoked in Cambridge (their wings...get them).Since then, I have spent…
  • Trendy: Low-Octane Cocktails & High-Octane Beef

    Kit Pollard
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Summer is here...which means it's drink-all-day season. Oh, is that just how I think of it?(Actually, I joke. Unlike many people my age, I really do prefer to do my boozing at night.)No matter which hours you prefer to drink, summer does lend itself to marathon drinking sessions. So it's not actually that big of a surprise that lately, I've seen a lot of recipes for cocktails with lower alcohol content...stuff you can drink for hours without being totally obliterated.This is a trend I can fully get behind. I like drinking for hours and hours. I also like remembering things and being…
  • Ahoy!

    Kit Pollard
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:20 am
    Maybe it's because I grew up going to restaurants with anchors and rope on their walls. Or maybe it's because I have a box of maritime flags, that Cooper found at an auction, just sitting, unused in my office. Or maybe it's just because I love the water and boats.Whatever the reason, I can't resist maritimey decor, especially in the summertime. Like this stuff:SourceSourceSourceSourceNone of these ideas - even the Martha Stewart ones! - would be that difficult to make happen in the real world. Especially if I busted out some of those flags that I already own. And I think they'd all pair very,…
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    Mango & Tomato

  • Perfect Menu For A Delicious 4th of July Celebration

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Are you ready to celebrate 4th of July? I'll be out of town, but wanted to share with you an idea for an easy to make, colorful and delicious menu. Add a few drinks and chips, and you are set for a great summer get together with friends! Watermelon Radish, Mango & Cucumber Salsa My version of Mexican Corn Sabra Salsa Burger with Peaches, Avocado & Sriracha Mayo Fruit, Berry &
  • Lettuce Bundles With Vegetables And Sabra Hummus

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:57 am
    Happy Monday! It's a short week and I cannot wait till the long weekend off for 4th of July! I'll be traveling and discovering a new to me city full of food, culture and fun. Today, however, I want to share with you a quick idea that is awesome as a snack, appetizer or a meal in itself. This post is a continuation of my working relationship with Sabra. Sabra provided samples and compensation
  • Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole Inspired By Trisha Yearwood

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    So it's a zillion degrees out and humid and yet today I'm sharing a recipe for Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole Inspired By Trisha Yearwood. Logical, right? Here's what happened... A few weeks ago I came home Friday night (technically Saturday morning) after a super mediocre night of salsa dancing. Instead of going to bed right away, I decided to watch an episode of Trisha Yearwood's
  • Need Last Minute Dessert? Make Sure To Have Puff Pastry In The Freezer: Palmiers!

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    It's Monday!!! How was your weekend? I spent it on the couch with Idris Elba. Ok, technically he was on my TV...but a girl can dream, right? I binge watched 3 season of Luther and LOVED it! I did not do much cooking this weekend, but somehow my dishwasher got completely filled with dirty dishes...and then I learned that it no longer works. BLIMEY! Who wants to come over and wash all my dishes
  • Mango Chipotle BBQ Shrimp With Mango, Watermelon Radish & Cucumber Salsa

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    It's Thursday! It's almost the weekend! Are you doing anything fun? I have zero plans. Laundry doesn't count. Well, maybe I'll go dancing. And I'll definitely call my dad for Father's day. And cook. Speaking of cooking, I strongly encourage you to make this recipe for Mango Chipotle BBQ Shrimp With Mango, Watermelon Radish & Cucumber Salsa. I was inspired to create this recipe after ordering
 
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    SheSimmers

  • July 4th Celebration, Tropical Fruit (and Edible Flower) Edition

    Leela
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    I’m writing this from a jungle somewhere in western Thailand, and there are lots and lots of butterfly pea flowers, langsat, and rambutans around. I hope you like this tropical fruit (and edible flower) edition of July 4th celebration. I sure did (guess who ate the props). Happy July 4th to those who celebrate it. […] ....
  • Simple Thai Food: Sweet Dry Curry of Pork and Green Beans (ผัดพริกขิง)

    Leela
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    This is one of the recipes from Simple Thai Food that I’d like you to try especially, if you haven’t already. There’s no photo for it in the book, so I thought I’d add this recipe to the Simple Thai Food Recipe Photos category. Instead of long beans which are traditionally used in Thailand, I’ve […] ....
  • Bison Salad with Mountain Mint, Isan-Style

    Leela
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    “It’s a kind of mint,” a vendor at the market said to me as I inquired about the herb on the table between us—the herb I’d never seen before. He seemed unsure about its identity but said he believed it was a type of mountain mint that had just been foraged. He didn’t seem confident […] ....
  • Saksith Saiyasombut and Baby Back Rib Satay, Peanut Sauce, and Cucumber-Onion-Sweet Pepper Salad

    Leela
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Ask Saksith Saiyasombut about Thai food in Germany and he’ll probably heave a sigh. I know that, because when I recently raised the subject to the Hamburg-based freelance journalist and political commentator, his immediate reaction was exactly that: a heaving of a sigh—soft and sustained. It didn’t strike me as one of displeasure; if anything, […] ....
  • Stir-Fried Garland Chrysanthemum with Ground Pork (ผัดตั้งโอ๋หมูสับ)

    Leela
    25 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Have you had garland chrysanthemum? If you haven’t, you may want to give this inexpensive—though a bit hard to find—vegetable a try. If you live near an Asian grocery store with a lush and bountiful produce section, surely you have seen garland chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria) before. It’s also referred to as chrysanthemum greens, crown daisy, […] ....
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    Be a Wok Star

  • Herbs And Spices - Savory Italian Sausage Sauce

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    This is a great homemade sauce. It's savory and spicy, as well as thick and chunky. The secret is the combination of Italian sausage, green onions, red wine and red pepper flakes. Easily double or triple amount and top on anything! Even better the next day. Enjoy.
  • Bbq Grilling - Spicy Grilled Chicken

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:36 pm
    This is a slightly hot lime juice based marinade that adds wonderful flavors to grilled chicken. The breasts marinate in the fridge for about an hour, and then are grilled until moist and crispy brown.
  • Seafood - Julians Festive Tuna Salad

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Made with red and orange bell peppers, black beans, green chili peppers, and cilantro, this is a spicier and heartier alternative to traditional tuna salad.
  • Cheese - Blue Cheese Dressing

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Far tastier than anything bottled, this blue cheese dressing boasts minced herbs and fresh garlic. Refrigerate prior to serving so flavors can mingle.
  • Herbs And Spices - Pastry Cream

    27 Jun 2015 | 11:37 pm
    The classic version of vanilla pudding. Quick and easy. If you wish, substitute 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for the vanilla bean, adding it after the pastry cream is removed from heat.
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    Unbreaded Site

  • Radon mitigation is just one part of a having purified air in your home or business.

    Beth
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    So many people are drawn to the beauty of the state of Colorado. That is why so many people are flocking there. What a lot of people don’t know about Colorado is that the beauty everyone loves so much is actually rampant with health risks at the same time. Did you know that Colorado is one of the leading states for radon exposure? What is a radon? It is actually a radioactive gas that is created when radium naturally breakdowns. Radium is a part of uranium and uranium is found in large quantities in the soil in and around Denver, Colorado. Radon is colorless, odorless, tasteless and…
  • Production of Long Play (LP) Records

    Emi
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    When the stampers are made and given a chromium coating (0.1 inch thick) as a scratch-proof seal, it is sent off to the factory for creating mass-produced records.  10 LP records are being made in a factory which is also called the pressing plant. The pressing plant is a short distance away from the recording studio (where the sound was recorded), the work area of mastering engineers (where the mastic disc is made), and the plating plant (where the stampers are created). Pressing plants have the capability to work and able produce around 185,000 records in a day. The record is made of a…
  • The top five reasons to invest in custom shades.

    Lincoln
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    With the winter finally behind us, the time has come to get some things done.  There’s just something about the warmer temperatures of the early summer that puts people in the state of mind to be productive.  It’s easier to get outside and do some landscaping, open up the doors of the home and get some cleaning taken care of, or head to the store to pick up some supplies for a new home project. If you’re one of the millions of people looking forward to the next couple of months to get some things done, don’t forget to consider purchasing some new custom blinds.  In…
  • Don’t Get the Wrong Impressions About Trust Lawyers

    Jess
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    There are a handful of professions in this society that many people long to acquire, while others simply loathe for various personal reasons. One of these professions includes those who practice Law. There are hardly any accredited colleges or universities that are less prestigious than those who cater strictly to law students. Even if those who choose to attend are seeking fulfillment by helping others, most know you will also be entering a highly lucrative career if you are to succeed in the end. Perhaps the money involved is one reason for many to frown upon lawyers, or perhaps it is the…
  • The Inner Beauty of LDS Art

    Emma
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:28 am
    Art is a way for people to show their true thoughts. Art is a thing that if truly a way for people to show their true inner beauty. The colors of the pieces of art will really show an impact on how the person may be thinking at the time of the location that they were making the art piece. The thing is that there are also religious paintings that you may see around the world. There may be Christian paintings that will show people different pictures from the things that have happened in the past in the Christians beliefs. The thing is that there are then the LDS art paintings that are usually…
 
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    In Jennie's Kitchen

  • basil pistachio pesto

    Jennifer Perillo
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    At some point, around the middle of last week, I felt like I should start carving marks in the kitchen wall for each day I managed not to quit Weight Watchers. It felt so much more challenging than when I gave it a go twelve years ago. Then I reconciled within myself that this will […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • somewhere in the middle

    Jennifer Perillo
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:32 pm
    After two weeks of settling into life in Maryland, we’re back upstate. I signed the girls up for camp here before I found the apartment, and so we returned a little earlier than I would’ve preferred. We all seem to be finding our footing up here again, and are eager to go back to sowing […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • with an open mind and heart

    Jennifer Perillo
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    I’m constantly in awe of the way life revolves, continuing on and on, whether or not you’re ready for the ride. Sometimes you can anticipate the hurdles, and other times they come careening out of nowhere. And sometimes the hurdles don’t trip you up; they just make you stop to pause and appreciate or contemplate. […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • peanut butter & banana smoothie

    Jennifer Perillo
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:29 pm
    This has been our view the last few days. Our new home in Maryland is in a full-service building, and this pool is one of the perks of living there. I’ve never felt humidity like this before, and while I have dreams about taking in all D.C. has to offer, lugging two kids around in […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • strawberries, finally!

    Jennifer Perillo
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Watching everything come alive these last few weeks has been incredible after the long, cold, and snowy winter. Last week local strawberries finally made their debut up here. They were a sight for sore, fruit deprived eyes, after months of nothing but apples (the closest we get to local fruit during the winter months since […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
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    Marinate Me Baby

  • Episode 33 | Squatters Head Brewmaster Jason Stock

    MarinateMeBaby
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Squatters Brewmaster Jason Stock is known for his love of brewing beer, however in this interview he shares more than just what he does for Squatters. He shares his journey on how he came to love... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • North Carolina – Style Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

    Brian Child
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    I have spent some time in Texas, the Mid-West and the Carolina’s and by far the Carolina’s have won my heart over when it comes to BBQ sauce for Pork and Chicken.  This vinegar based BBQ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chianti Short Ribs

    Brian Child
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    These ribs are even better when they are allowed to sit overnight. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Episode 32 |The Almost Lost Episode: 100 years of Pyrex and Craft Beer Scenes

    MarinateMeBaby
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    This week, we speak about the Craft Beer scene in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City!  We feature LA’s Beer Week and we discuss what local brewers are doing to help break down the barriers between brewer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Blackberry Jam Recipe

    Brian Child
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    One of the greatest pleasures when you have your own garden is preserving what you grow for those cold winter months.  I know, it is June/July and the last thing you want to think about is being in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Souvlaki GR Will Open A Brick-and-Mortar in Midtown

    brianhoffman
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    The two time Vendy Award winning Souvlaki GR truck has recently made Midtown a more permanent part of their rotation and will also be making regular appearances at the New York Public Library this summer. But now for those of you who work in Midtown West, there will be one more opportunity to get Greek [...]
  • Lunch Gives You a Small Taste of the Meat Madness at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

    brianhoffman
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    I’ve been wanting to hit up the Korean BBQ sensation Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong since they opened their first location in Manhattan late last year. Problem is the place is perpetually mobbed and the prices for the delicate cuts of meat are pretty high. When Chris reported that they are now open for lunch, I [...]
  • Honorary Good Humor Man Keith Hernandez Serving Up Free Ice Cream

    Yvo
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Baseball legend Keith Hernandez will be joined by Mr. and Mrs. Met tomorrow at the SNY Plaza on 51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenue to kick off the Good Humor Summer of Joy campaign by giving out free frozen treats. In their mission to bring joy across the neighborhoods of NYC, there will also [...]
  • Croque Monsieur Coming Soon to Midtown

    KarenL
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Attention, cheese ‘n carb fans! The Union Square gem, Croque Monsieur, has a second NYC location in the works at the corner of Lex and 45th St. For those that don’t know the original store, the grilled cheese is king here, and it speaks French. The owners even had the balls to open a sophomore [...]
  • New Coney Shack Truck Spotted in Midtown

    brianhoffman
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Some of the best advertisements for food trucks are when they drive around the city – not selling a thing – just driving around. This is how I noticed a truck I had never seen before. It was called the Coney Shack and upon doing my research, I’m eager to find them when they’re actually [...]
 
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    GoodLife Eats

  • Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

    Katie Goodman
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
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  • Red White and Blue Berry Dessert Bites

    Katie Goodman
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
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  • Foil Grilled Southwestern Sweet Potatoes

    Katie Goodman
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
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  • How to Freeze Grapes for Snacks and Smoothies

    Katie Goodman
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
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  • Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad

    Katie Goodman
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:32 pm
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    Tomato

  • Ben Shewry goes alone

    Ed
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:09 am
    As many of you know Attica is the sole Australian restaurant in the world’s top50 list. This is a statement on the sale of the restaurant to Ben Shewry released yesterday: “In an exciting step forward for Melbourne Restaurant Attica, its world renowned and longstanding Executive Chef, Ben Shewry, has acquired the restaurant and the brand effective immediately. The deal will see Shewry have 100% ownership of Attica and oversee all operations at the applauded venue, which lays claim to being the only Australian restaurant to be in the 2015 World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
  • The return of Homer Hudson

    thembicat
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Preface by Ed: If you remember Homer Hudson from the late 80s you may have wondered where it had gone. A product created purely as a brand, Unilever its owner decided it really wasn’t worth it and more recently has been pushing Ben and Jerry’s. Enter ad agency The Monkeys who bought the brand back with the aim of giving them a decadent ice cream experience. The latest limited edition packaging is from British artist Serge Seidlitz and the product itself is manufactured by Bulla in Melbourne. It’s still a brand created by an ad agency without much authenticity or backstory.
  • How food apps use algorithms to make recommendations for you

    Ed
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    “…algorithms are also responsible for fueling restaurant apps. Restaurant recommendation (or “discovery”) apps — from stalwarts like Foursquare to upstarts like MyFab5 — come up with recommendations based on algorithms’ interpretations of data (yours and theirs). Others, like the just-launched Luka and the six-month-old Flavour, apply algorithms to recommendations curated by professionals and tastemakers. But when biases, context, and emotion are removed from the equation, how effective are the algorithms when it comes to recommending something you’d…
  • Vegetables: the future of food?

    Ed
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Livestock are not as efficient as plant based foods, according to a recent report from The Economist. And if we want to be able to feed an extra 1.8 billion people in 2050, we are going to have to think about the future of food product seriously. The report says: “According to the United Nations, livestock uses around 30% of the world’s ice-free landmass and produces 14.5% of all greenhouse-gas emissions. Making meat also requires supplying animals with vast amounts of water and food: in the United States producing 1kg of live animal weight typically requires 10kg of feed for beef,…
  • Barry Vera wants to sue me

    Ed
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Here is the solicitor’s letter in full. As in my terms on this site I state that every email is for publication, I’m publishing all correspondence. Confidential – Not for Publication Dear Mr Charles Re: http://tomatom.com/2007/04/14-ways-to-tell-when-a-restaurant-will-close-down/ We are a firm of solicitors from England, acting for Mr Barry Vera. As you may be aware Mr Vera is a professional Chef who previously held the position of Head Chef at the now closed Australian Restaurant ‘VERAS’. Mr Vera now resides and works in the UK. We are writing in relation to an article…
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    Cooking In Stilettos™

  • Learning About #TheOriginalSuperfood And A Chocolate Cherry Almond Bowl Recipe #thesuperfoodgenerator #FriendshipDairies

    Aly
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This post is sponsored by Friendship Dairies™. My opinion, as always, is my own. Growing up, my mother always used to keep cottage cheese in the fridge. Most of the time, it was mixed with pineapple or chive and, when she had no idea, I would sneak some myself. I loved the flavor and on a cracker – cheesy heaven. Whether or not she knew it was me making the container go faster than she thought it would, we’ll never know. I now use cottage cheese, not only by itself (with crackers, of course), but also I find myself incorporating it into recipes, including my absolute favorite brunch…
  • Celebrate the Red White And Blue With Hebrew National #GreaterGrilling

    Aly
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:57 am
    This post is sponsored by Hebrew National. The 4th of July is just around the corner – have you planned your menu yet? With my friends, it is all about the potluck so this year I thought I would go a bit patriotic and add a little red, white and blue to the table. Living here in Philly, we have a bit of a unique view when it comes to celebrating the 4th. After all, we are one of the birthplaces of our country’s independence. However, with all the chaos of Olde City, especially during July 4th, my friends and I tend to shy away from Center City and get together to celebrate. Being that…
  • Celebrate Summer With Hebrew National And A Lightened Up Pasta Salad Recipe #GreaterGrilling

    Aly
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    This post is sponsored by Hebrew National. It is officially summer and there is no better way to celebrate than by firing up the grill! I am collaborating with Hebrew National this summer to show you how to bring creative spins on classic dishes and bring a little summer fun to your table. As the first official day of summer arrived, I invited a few friends over to enjoy a casual summer evening in my lovely area of Philly. As I live in the Manayunk section of the city, city living here takes on a different meaning. Manayunk has more of a small town vibe than big city living and my complex is…
  • Celebrating the 4th With A Sparkling Skinny Blueberry Mojito #donthesitaste

    Aly
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    This refreshing libation was created using Sweet ‘N Low® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste The summer heat is turned up here in Philly so the need for a fabulous cocktail is dire!  For the 4th of July, I am all about the cocktails, the grill and the menu so what will be on my menu as my signature cocktail – this Skinny Blueberry Mojito. I can’t tell you how much I adore mojitos – more than likely it’s from my Florida days.  In my opinion, there is nothing like a freshly muddled mojito with fresh lime, mint and a touch of sweetness. …
  • Tried and True: Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding #BKCreamery

    Aly
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Brooklyn Creamery. All opinions are my own. Remember that foodie find I told you about – Brooklyn Creamery and their luscious Single and Double Creams?  My heavens it’s been recipe magic around my house as I’ve been playing with Brooklyn Creamery’s products – swirling dollups of the single cream into my favorite soups, whisking double cream into salted caramel and this today I have a recipe to share with you that is going to make you swoon with every spoonful.  It’s so rich it’s utterly sinful but you…
 
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    Kahakai Kitchen

  • Jacques Pépin's Glazed Salmon in Mirin, Served with a Salad of Mixed Greens with Sesame Dressing {One Photo Friday}

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    The humid and hot weather of the past week has not improved my lack of interest in cooking. So, low-effort recipes that get me out of the kitchen quickly put still taste great are my preference. Jacques Pépin's Glazed Salmon in Mirin is a great example. It marinates for a bit but only cooks for 2-3 minutes and it's ready to serve. I have paired it with another Pépin recipe--Salad of Mixed Greens with Sesame Dressing for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. Jacques says, "The marinade gives the salmon a sweet, nutty flavor and a beautiful color, while the lemon dressing provides a good…
  • Announcing July's Food 'N Flix Selection: "Eat Drink Man Woman" (Kahakai Kitchen is Hosting!)

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you are a film fan, chances are you have seen an Ang Lee film at some point, regardless of your favorite movie genre, with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense & Sensibility, Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, and Life of Pi being the best known. I was introduced to Ang Lee, when I first moved to Hawaii and the arthouse theater I frequented before it closed held a retrospective of his first three films--Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet, and Eat Drink Man Woman. I loved all three of these films--which are referred to as his "Father Knows Best Trilogy"--but it was Eat Drink Man Woman that I…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Second Life" by S.J. Watson, Served with a Cool & Creamy Limoncello Syllabub {Recipe}

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Secrets and lies, people. It's always the secrets and lies that will get you in the end. Add those secrets and lies to some majorly bad decisionstoss in a murder and the search for a killer, and you have the dark and tense thriller Second Life by S.J. Watson. On today's TLC Book Tour stop, I am reviewing the book and also whipping up some luscious Limoncello Syllabub to go with it, because what's better to eat while you are reading an angsty thriller in the summertime than a cool and creamy (and alcohol-spiked) dessert?!  Publisher's Blurb:  From the New York Times bestselling…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Cherry Harvest" by Lucy Sanna, Served with Quick & Easy Fresh Cherry Sauce Over Ice Cream {Recipe}

    18 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    One of the many things I miss about living in the Pacific Northwest is cherry season--when the freshest of sweet red cherries are readily available to snack on. My sister inspired much jealously by recently posting bowls of cherries from their tree on Facebook, inviting people to come and pick them up. Here, I have to wait until they get to the stores and pay a high price, even when they are in season and on sale--but they are worth it. Today's TLC Book Tour stop celebrates those sweet and juicy cherries, with a review of the historical novel, The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna. Set on a…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Mapmaker's Children" by Sarah McCoy, Served with a Fried Egg-Topped Wheat Berry, Leek & Herb Risotto

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:56 am
    On today's TLC Book Tour stop, I am reviewing the historical fiction novel The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy and along with the review, I am serving up a comforting dinner in a bowl with a Fried Egg-Topped Wheat Berry, Leek & Herb Risotto inspired by the book.   Publisher's Notes:When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings.
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    Daily Blender

  • From Kona to Hilo: The Search for Pele on Hawaii’s Big Island

    Jennifer Matthewson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    I hadn’t seen the Southern Cross in nearly twenty years. Back then, I was a junior in college, studying abroad for a semester along the southern coast of Australia, thousands of miles away from family and friends. The post From Kona to Hilo: The Search for Pele on Hawaii’s Big Island appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • Daily Blender Exclusive: Restaurateur and Agritopia Founder, Joe Johnston

    Jennifer Matthewson
    26 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    I was too hungry to notice when Joe Johnston walked through the door of Joe’s Farm Grill. It was later in the morning than I usually ate breakfast, and I was starving, wishing for everything on the menu. He made his way through the rest of the press guests, and finally arrived next to me, arm extended. The post Daily Blender Exclusive: Restaurateur and Agritopia Founder, Joe Johnston appeared first on 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 Matthewson
    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.
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    Chocolate & Zucchini

  • Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt Recipe

    clotilde
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:50 am
    On a quick trip to London a year and a half ago, I spent an embarrassing number of hours exploring the aisles of the Kensington Whole Foods, stocking up on amazing British bean-to-bar chocolate and the paleo granola that inspired my own. In the dairy aisle I noticed with great curiosity that they sold coconut milk yogurt, and bought a small tub to have at breakfast the next morning — you know how I feel about hotel breakfasts. One spoonful and I was smitten: it had the smooth texture and lovely tang of dairy yogurt, but it was wonderfully aromatic, with that one-of-a-kind, subtle…
  • July 2015 Desktop Calendar

    clotilde
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    At the beginning of every month, 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 June is a photo of this delightful cherry clafoutis made with chestnut flour. And if you’re looking for more recipes to make the most of the fleeting cherry…
  • Easy Tomato and Coconut Fish Curry Recipe

    clotilde
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    This is one of those recipes I’m super excited to have added to my repertoire: it’s very (very) easy, it can be whipped up from 100% pantry ingredients, and once it’s on the table it tastes and feels like a much more sophisticated dish, the kind that makes you sigh with pride and content and say, “We eat pretty well around here, don’t we?” It started out as the 20-minute fish curry in Meera Sodha’s excellent book, Made in India, Cooked in Britain, which I own in its British edition and have used multiple times with great success. Her original recipe…
  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Almonds Recipe

    clotilde
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    When I was growing up, sweet potatoes never ever appeared on the menu: they don’t belong to the classic trove of French vegetables, and I don’t think I had a taste until I moved to the US in my early twenties. But I quickly grew to love and crave them as if they had been a part of my food landscape all of my life: the sweet flesh and versatility of these tubers makes them a delicious alternative to other starch options, especially regular white potatoes, and I indulge on a regular basis. It doesn’t hurt that orange sweet potatoes (there are also white, less recommended…
  • 35 Ways to Use Lemon Verbena

    clotilde
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Starting in mid-spring, the guy I get most of my produce from brings in long stalks of verveine citronnelle, bushy with feather-shaped leaves, faintly sticky and powerfully fragrant. Rub one with your thumb and it will knock you over with a floral and citrusy scent that does bear resemblance to lemongrass, as the French name points out (citronnelle means lemongrass). The most natural thing to do with the leaves is to infuse them for herbal tea, to be served hot of chilled, but I was looking for more ideas so I turned to you — via Twitter et Facebook — and the Internet for…
 
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    David Lebovitz

  • Faux Gras: Vegetarian Foie Gras

    David
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    People often think of Paris as a museum stuck in the past. Sure, one of the things we all love about Paris is the old charm that persists in the architecture, the culture, the cuisine, and in some cases, the way of thinking. (The recent taxi versus Uber battle irked a few French tech entrepreneurs as they felt it presented an image of France as a place unwelcome to new business ideas, or change.) But it’s hard to stop new ideas, especially when they become widely adopted, as the next generation comes along with different ideas and expectations.  Like everywhere, and like it or not,…
  • Pickled Strawberry Preserves

    David
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    With some exceptions (white chocolate in fresh ginger ice cream, caramel corn, marshmallows, and candied peanuts, for example), I tend to like things that aren’t too sweet. That occasionally confounds people because I’m a baker and I am no stranger to sugar, honey, and maple syrup. But I tend to gravitate toward things that get their flavors courtesy of chunks of bittersweet chocolate, a swirl of dark caramel, a squeeze of tangy citrus, or a jolt from coffee. And I also like anything that highlights seasonal fruits and berries, which tend to straddle the sweet-tangy side, as…
  • A Visit to the Le Creuset Factory

    David
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:52 am
    I’m a random collector of Le Creuset. When rifling through a random box at a flea market in France, a hint of one of their trademark colors may catch my eye. I’ll pull out the pot, inspect it (never with too much excitement because if I plan to bargain for it, I need to keep my cards close to my chest), then either make an offer or put it back. Because space is always an issue, I evaluate it for a number of factors: If it’d be a good addition to my batterie de cuisine, if the price is right, and how much use it’s had. (That is, what condition it’s in.) I…
  • Cherry Leaf Wine

    David
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:48 pm
    France is the land of wine but it’s not necessarily something of adulation. I was told the average price spent on a bottle of wine in France is €3,20, which means a lot of people are spending less than that. To many, it’s just a drink and not something that’s considered a special-occasion beverage. And while people scoff at things like boxed wine, or wine in bulk, locals who live near wineries in the countryside of France often buy their wine that way because it’s more écolo (ecological)…and cheaper. The French are a thrifty lot, and don’t like to throw…
  • Spring Picnic at Versailles

    David
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:24 pm
    I decided to play hookey last week, which coincided with an invitation to the Jardin de la Reine at Versailles for a spring picnic. The weather has been on-and-off in Paris, as it usually is, and no matter what the skies were planning on doing, I figured it’d be nice to escape the city for a few hours. And who could pass up a picnic in the gardens of Versailles? Not me. Fortunately we woke up to a glorious day in Paris, and because no one wants to be cooped up indoors when there’s sun, and wine, out there, I left early so I could walk around and get a much-needed dose of…
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    Dorie Greenspan - On the Road and in the Kitchen with Dorie

  • Moka Dupont from Baking Chez Moi and Rachael Ray Magazine: The (icebox) cake you should make this weekend

    Dorie Greenspan
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    You never know where a recipe will come from and you certainly never know where it will go.  This simple could-be-All-American-but-it's-not icebox cake was the linchpin to my French friend, Bernard Collet's, birthday celebration and the first "fancy" cake in Baking Chez Moi.  In his family, it was called Moka Dupont because the filling was, in fact moka (or mocha) and the cake was originally made by his neighbor, Madame Dupont.  This month, a version of the cake, renamed Mocha Buttercream Icebox Cake is on the cover of Rachael Ray Magazine.  Good things travel.
  • Everyday Dorie: Potato Rosettes aka Four-Ingredient Wonders

    Dorie Greenspan
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    As you'll read in my Everyday Dorie column for Washington Post Food, I was never a less-is-more girl in the kitchen.  At least I wasn't when I was learning how to cook and bake.  My favorite recipes then were the things that were complicated and guaranteed to take at least a full day (if not a weekend) to make.  Those were the koulibiac days!  These days, I treasure recipes like these gorgeous Potato Rosettes: 4 ingredients; a few minutes of prep; a dish that looks pro; and a combination that inspires creativity.Here's the recipe.Here's the back story.And here's the link…
  • French Fridays with Dorie: The end of a 5-year adventure

    Dorie Greenspan
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Do you remember when Laurie Woodward, Joel Brown and Rachel Alvarez (who drew this chicken in a pot) got together to create French Fridays with Dorie?  And when Mary Hirsch and Betsy Pollack-Benjamin took on the work of running the group?  If you don’t that could be because you’d have to think back almost five years.  The online cooking community started so that its members could work their way through Around My French Table.  And now they have!Today is the final day of this remarkable group’s journey.  Almost 300 recipes and almost five years of…
  • Everyday Dorie: Mixed Berry Crisp with a Twist for Extra Crispness

    Dorie Greenspan
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    One of the great things about any craft is that you get better the more you do it and sometimes, if you're lucky, you even get smarter.  After baking forever, I just got smarter about the simple crisp and found a way to help the homey dessert live up to its name.You know how a crisp's topping can get un-crisp as it bakes with juicy fruits?  Well, I like that bit of softness and didn't want to lose it (not that I'm sure I'd know how to avoid it), but I did want to have more crispness in my crisp.  And now I do, because now I bake part of the topping ahead of time, so that it's…
  • Everyday Dorie: Tri-Pepper Burger

    Dorie Greenspan
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
     I eat burgers all year round, but judging by the covers of both Food & Wine and Bon Appetit Magazines, June must be the official start of Burger Season.  And yes, only a little too late, I discovered that there's a National Hamburger Day and that it was May 28.  Under normal circumstances, I'd tell you that I think you should make this burger, which is from Everyday Dorie, my column for The Washington Post, because it's so wonderfully delicious - juicy on the inside, toasty on the outside and chockablock with flavor - but now I feel that I should encourage you make it…
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    Alexander Lobrano

  • Etoile sur Mer, Paris | Guy Savoy’s Very Good New Fish Restaurant, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:03 pm
    After chef Guy Savoy moved his eponymous three-star table to La Monnaie de Paris, the magnificent Paris mint building on the banks of the Seine in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés two months ago, his former premises on the rue Troyon have been transformed into a chic little seafood restaurant called Etoile sur Mer. This punning name requires a bit of explanation for English speakers, since etoile de mer is not only the French word for a starfish but a reference to the tentacular circular intersection around the Arc de Triomphe, which the French refer to as l’étoile (the star) and…
  • Grand Coeur | A Delightful New Brasserie in the Marais, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Tucked away in a courtyard in the Marais, and occupying the same space as The Studio, a long-running but not regretted Tex-Mex restaurant that claims a flickering wick of memory only by reminding me of how much I miss authentic Mexican cooking in Paris, Grand Coeur is a delightful new brasserie that serves a very good contemporary French menu. It also has one of the city’s loveliest terraces for out door summer dining, which is a Parisian passion. Grand Coeur (The Big Heart) comes with a seriously impressive pedigree, too, since it’s the creation of seasoned Marais restaurateur…
  • Le Bon Saint Pourçain | A Change for the Better in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:17 pm
    In Paris, the assiduously institutionalised exultation of the city’s past poses the same sort of risk as the sugar water in a bee trap. Like many people who live here, however, I forget how easy it is to succumb to the easy nectar of memory and to gloat over the beauty of a place that has pretty much shunned modernity, or at least inside of Le Peripherique, or the beltway that separates the city from the suburbs it ignores. So as luck would have it, just before going to dinner at the new version of Le Bon Saint Pourçain, a Saint-Germain-des-Prés bistro I’ve know for years,…
  • 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…
 
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    John Talbott's Paris

  • Paris Pix: Antiquarian book shop

    John Talbott
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
  • Paris Pix: And some think it's only in America!

    John Talbott
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
  • Day 5: Family Reunion: Ard's Farm Stand Restaurant (Lewisburg PA): Just as advertised.

    John Talbott
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Ard's Farm Stand Restaurant, Lewisburg PA was halfway between Ithaca and Baltimore, thus ideal for a break point, lunch and picking up of dinner. One fork of the family was just finished eating and I picked up a delicious fried boneless chicken wing and the remains of a blueberry lemonade and decided we were in the promised land.  Colette had a California salad with everything from lettuce to avocado and bacon to chicken and I had pulled pork with chips. The bill was complicated d/t the addition of fruits and veggies, etc. but I'd definitely stop again if on this…
  • Day 4: Finger Lakes Family Reunion: Sapsucker Woods; Moosewood (Ithaca) & Little Venice (Trumansburg): Hitting our stride?

    John Talbott
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Sapsucker Woods at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a marvel: Colette grew up a few miles from here and insisted we come; and am I glad she did; it's awesome and I'm not a bird person. The Moosewood Café, open now for some 40 years, was a revelation when it opened and I recall a meal shortly thereafter as well as its famed cookbook.  For better or worse it hasn't changed much, serving vegetarian and fish food from largely local sources with bio-natural-etc wines & beers. We were 21 or so, spread out a bit (but more on that later) and I'll just record…
  • Day 3 Finger Lakes Family Reunion: Seneca Lake and Hector NY: Women's Rights, Wolffy's, Cayuga Lake Creamery and the Stone Cat: Now I know why everybody is fat.

    John Talbott
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
        No trip by my wife to the area would be complete without a visit to the Women's Rights National Historical Park and Elizabeth Cady Stanton House.   Wolffy's on the lake near Seneca Falls is a spectacular setting with good wine. Our dining partners split a soup and salad, Colette had chicken salad and I ordered the special, Fish n chips, thinking one dish was enough.  When I bogged down after one of three fish and 4 fries I looked around and the portion sizes and waist sizes at the other tables attested to why America's epidemic is obesity; a…
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • Marisa McClellan: More About the Canning Process

    Cooking Up a Story
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story Marisa McClellan, of Food In Jars, talks about the canning process. Canning high acid foods, sugar’s role in canning & the advantages of making small batches. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Eggs 101 Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this issue, eggs 101 labeling on egg cartons, how to make dungeness crab, past favorite posts and this week's social media list. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Eggs 101: What Do Those Confusing Labels Mean?

    Cooking Up a Story
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story What do those labels and third-part certifications on egg cartons really mean? All-natural, cage-free and pasture raised. An expert helps decipher the code. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Farm Your Yard Kitchen Tour Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this newsletter issue: a visit to a farm your yard kitchen tour, favorite posts, social media, additional photos and more. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • The Many Faces of the Food Sovereignty Issue

    Cooking Up a Story
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story This video puts a global face to the central issue of growing one's own food. The issues of food sovereignty itself, defines the very soul of a nation. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
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    Pham Fatale Recipe Feed

  • Soyrizo Mushroom Patties

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    I usually experiment with new barbecue sauces this time of the season. They're easy to make, store in the refrigerator and everyone loves them with chicken wings or veggie patties (we have a home full of vegetarians). It's getting hot in the Bay area, and it's time for us to organize a pool party to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer holidays. Last night, we prepared soyrizo mushroom patties to go with honey barbecue sauce. The mixture of the patties was made of soyrizo, chopped button mushrooms, liquid smoke, bread for texture and kidney beans for added protein. Unlike…
  • Mango Salsa Appetizers

    4 Jun 2015 | 10:03 am
    Flatbreads are great because you can load them up with whichever ingredients you like. They're also very versatile and can be served as a main course or cut up into bite size appetizers.   Since I recently purchased a molcajete, the typical, hand-carved Mexican mortar and pestle made from natural volcanic stone, I decided to put a Mexican twist on my flatbread. I gathered diced Ataulfo mangoes, green apples, jalapeños, red onions, Persian cucumbers, lime juice and tomatoes. The exotic salsa would make a tasty, healthy snack all on its own, but it's even better spooned onto…
  • Turkey Noodle Stir Fry Recipe

    2 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    I've been taking care of Tran, my cousin's wife who recently gave birth to a beautiful little girl. After I pick up little Aria from preschool, I drive directly to Tran's home. Last night's dinner was a one-dish meal. I stir-fried egg noodles with sliced carrot, sugar snap peas, baby spinach and ground turkey.  I love the sizzling sound of stir-fry vegetables and noodles in the wok. There was no need to add liquid to the dish as I cooked the ground turkey first and returned it to the wok with its drippings at the last minute to add extra flavor to the soft noodles. Full Recipe...
  • Marinated Rib-Eye Steak Recipe

    29 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Little Aria is not very picky when it comes to eating meat. As long as it's tender, boneless and juicy, she's  always up for joining me and sharing the meal. Today I prepared thinly-sliced marinated rib-eye steaks and simply cook them on the grill. We enjoyed them with brown rice, bean sprout pickles and kimchi but they would also make a wonderful filling for a sandwich. First I prepared a basic marinade made from chopped onion, garlic powder, green onions, honey, a bit of cooking wine, Worcestershire sauce and freshly grated green papaya. You can use the same marinade for other types of…
  • Graduation Party Food Ideas

    27 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    We haven't decided just yet, but it's very likely we'll throw a surprise graduation party for Lulu's sister Lya, who's about to complete her last year of high school. I just gathered many last-minute party food recipes and posted them for you, too, in case you too are looking for inspiration. We're hoping to be able to throw Lya a surprise party next weekend. The new grads are about to celebrate  the success of finishing high school and the beginning of their adult life. I don't know if food will be a really big deal for her classmates but I hope I'll get thumbs up all around for the…
 
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    bell'alimento

  • Grilled Shrimp Pasta Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

    Paula
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    I’ve always been one to love a good challenge. Heck, coming up with dinner every night can be a challenge. You know those nights when it’s you against the refrigerator and pantry. Opening the doors, staring inside and saying what in the world am I going to put together to feed all these people that live with me? Those are the times creativity comes into play. I’m putting that creativity to good use with today’s recipe challenge.  “To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Dreamfield’s Pastapalooza summer promotion, we are calling upon bloggers to compete in five…
  • Grilled Bruschetta with Burrata and Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

    Paula
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    It just so happens to be my birthday week! Yes I celebrate all week long, doesn’t everyone? My actual birthday isn’t until this weekend where I’ll be celebrating all things birthday cake as well as Independence. We like to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, fireworks and you guessed it … FOOD. While the grill is fired up we’ll be serving up these beautiful bites of grilled bruschetta, They’re the perfect start to any entertaining you may be doing. Piled high with creamy dreamy burrata, salty prosciutto, fresh basil (thankfully our garden is in…
  • Heroes and Cookies #ShareYourHero

    Paula
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Heroes. Everyone has one (if not more than one). They could be a neighbor, a police officer, a fireman, military personnel, your Grandma, your dog. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. My first Heroes were my parents. My Mom who tirelessly made our school lunches, showed up to each and every single function we could sign up for, and believed in me with a fierceness that knew no bounds. I never really marched to the beat of a normal drum. When I put my mind to something (no matter how off the wall everyone else thought it was – and trust me that was often) she believed in me…
  • Freschetta Gluten Free Pizza

    Paula
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that I dig pizza. I like it hot or cold (I blame college for my love cold pizza, but some habits die hard and cold pizza still works for me). Apparently I’m not alone in my obsession love for pizza. With tasty toppings and melty cheese, it’s honestly no surprise that pizza is America’s sweetheart. The makers of Freschetta® pizza know that is not the only thing that matters. If you are following a gluten-free diet, a crust you can trust is also important. You’ve got to #TrustTheCrust yeah?  Freschetta® Gluten Free Pizza expands…
  • Watermelon Mojito

    Paula
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Summer is hard work for a parent y’all (please tell me I’m not the only one). We’re week 1 (O-N-E) into our summer vacation and I’m already hearing “I’M BORED” “WHAT CAN WE DO?” “I’M HUNGRY” sideeye. Here’s hoping I make it through the summer. What is helping? These Watermelon Mojitos for one thing. Fun to say, fun to drink. Now you can make them with or without the rum depending on whom you’re serving them to. Mine will have da rum. Options, you know we love them around here. (...)Read the rest of Watermelon…
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • How To Cook A Perfect NY Strip Steak

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The secret to a perfectly cooked steak is a really hot pan and making sure the meat is at room temperature.  The recipe below will show you how to make a restaurant quality steak at home. 12-oz. NY strip steak (about 1 inch thick) kosher salt fresh cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 sprig of thyme 1 garlic clove, crushed Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.  Pat dry on both sides with a paper towel. Season the steak with salt and black pepper on all sides. Heat a heavy cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot.  Add oil to pan…
  • Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    3 pounds small red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & black pepper Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Place whole potatoes on a rimmed baking dish. Pour 3/4 cup water into pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool for about 10 minutes. Toss potatoes with half of olive oil. Smash potatoes with bottom of a drinking glass. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Season with thyme and salt & black pepper. Bake for 40 more minutes. Serves 4
  • Risotto with Peas & Ham

    admin
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    If you’ve never made risotto before, this is a great recipe to start with.  It’s pretty easy to make and is a great dish to impress someone with.  You could also get creative by using asparagus instead of peas for a great alternative.  Don’t forget the lemon zest, it adds a nice brightness to the dish. 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 6 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 garlic cloves 4 tablespoons butter 1 leek, thinly sliced and rinsed well (white and light green parts only) 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups fresh or frozen peas (thawed) 8 ounces thickly sliced deli ham, cut into…
  • Tender Stout Pot Roast

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    I made this stout pot roast for dinner and was blown away by how great it came out.  The meat came out so tender, with nice pieces of carrots and onion in a rich sauce.  Serve over egg noodles.  I prepared this with Victory Storm King Stout but you can use your favorite stout in this dish. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 6 large carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces 3 celery stalks, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 white onions, cut into quarters 1 (4 lbs) chuck roast, well marbled 1 to 2 tablespoons Kosher salt 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons flour 12 ounces stout beer 2…
  • 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
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    The Bitten Word

  • Blueberry-Caramel Skillet Cobbler

    Bitten Word
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
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  • Broiled Salmon with Asparagus and Shiitake Mushrooms

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    30 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
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  • Grilled Chicken Thigh and Cucumber Salad

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    23 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
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  • Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

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    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
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  • Jicama, Radish, and Pickled Plum Salad

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    16 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
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    Restaurant Recipes - Popular Restaurant Recipes you can make at Home: Copykat.com

  • 13 Sensational Fresh Blueberry Recipes

    Stephanie
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    This is the time of year when the blueberries are in season. July is national blueberry month. Blueberries are in season during the month of July and here is a collection of fresh blueberry recipes you must try.Every year when the blueberries come into season I always want to make fresh blueberry recipes. Blueberries are typically in season from late June through August.Before we get to the sweet dishes I have a couple of savory dishes you don’t want to miss.Blueberry Goat Cheese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing – This is a hearty salad that makes a wonderful main dish.
  • Pretzel Bites

    Stephanie
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Have you ever gone to the mall and fallen in love with the cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites. They are a little sweet and salty at the same time. These are easy to make, and one batch can make enough for a hungry crowd.Who doesn’t love pretzels? So often we just enjoy the crunchy ones, they are known for being somewhat healthy. These are soft and chewy pretzels. These are soft on the inside and they have an almost crisp exterior. You will soon fall in love with these cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites.These are perfect to serve up with your next game night, or perhaps you want to serve…
  • Stick of Butter Rice

    Stephanie
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    This rice side dish is super easy, and it is just as tasty as it is easy. Don’t be surprised if your guests really enjoy this dish.Are you ever looking for a simple side dish? This recipe requires just 4 ingredients, you will need a can of French Onion Soup mix, a can of Beef consume, and a stick of butter, and uncooked rice. Some people call this recipe French Onion Soup Rice, others just call it “Stick of Butter Rice”. This is a completely easy dish to make and the canned soup makes it easy. So if you are a beginner cook you may want to give this recipe a try. I like to…
  • Applebees Queso Blanco

    Stephanie
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Applebees Queso Blanco is a favorite appetizer of so many. This white queso recipe is smooth, creamy, and has just that little bit of spice.White Queso dips, or queso blanco may at first seem like a mystery, I promise, it isn’t. A quick trip to the deli and you will be in the queso making business. I don’t know why, but white queso seems to be very perplexing. Many of the cheese sauces you find in restaurants have American cheese as their base. Before you recoil in horror consider that American cheese has its place. Quite honestly it does a fantastic job of melting, and making…
  • Grilled Buffalo Wings

    Stephanie
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Grilled Buffalo Wings are a summertime favorite at my house. I love buffalo wings and it is hard to beat them, but you can grill, this makes your recipe for buffalo wings simply out standing.I make my own hot wing sauce for this recipe. I personally love Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, to me this has the best flavor. Many standard hot wing sauces are simply a mixture of butter and hot sauce, and I will admit this sauce tastes quite good. For my grilled wings I like to add a little something more. To prepare this sauce I like to add some fresh garlic and some fresh hot peppers to add some…
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    livefire

  • Sous Vide Grilling

    Curt McAdams
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:01 pm
    In May, I went on a trip focused mainly on photography (get it? focused on photography???) with my uncle. After flying to Dallas, we flew to Albuquerque, then drove to Santa Fe and Taos, then drove across northern New Mexico to southern Utah and northern Arizona, taking a quick drive up into southern Colorado. In Utah, we went to the Vermillion Cliffs and Peak-a-boo Canyon, then headed back via Phoenix. It was a great trip, and I borrowed the best camera I’ve ever used, a Nikon D810, and used a rented Nikon 14-28mm f/2.8 to get some great photos (to me, at least). Enough of photos,…
  • The Livefire Perfect Manhattan

    Curt McAdams
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:51 pm
    I’m not likely to have cocktails too often; I’m much more likely to enjoy a dram of whiskey on its own, with a couple drops of water, or, in the case of a bourbon, maybe some ice. There are a few exceptions, though. I do like a Rusty Nail now and then, as well as a Whiskey Cocktail or Old Fashioned, and, now and then, a Manhattan (or more precisely, a Perfect Manhattan). What I don’t like to do, though, is overdo the vermouth in a Perfect Manhattan (which has both sweet and dry vermouth). Recently, I read about an aperitif wine that’s Italian, and made similarly to how…
  • Back To Atlanta

    Curt McAdams
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    My dad just turned, well, an age older than he’s been before, so my wife and I headed to Atlanta for a long weekend to spend some time celebrating his birthday. We’ve only been in Atlanta once in the last 5 years, and that was a very quick trip for my sister’s birthday, so we didn’t get around to do much driving around. This trip, though, we ended up in different parts of town through the weekend. While Atlanta is basically the same, the changes in a few years are still really surprising. The traffic, however, just keeps getting heavier. Atlanta is a great food city,…
  • Indian Creek Distillery

    Curt McAdams
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    I grew up in a small town in Ohio. There may not have been lots to do, but we didn’t seem to care. We had a lot of fun, and found our own things to do, like going by the “haunted” barn on Staley Road. The story was that a man caught his wife with another man, chopped them both up with an axe and hanged himself. No names were ever in the story, and, of course, it never happened. But Staley Road has always been a tree-lined, narrow road, with a barn at the west end right on the road. Across the road from the barn is one of the most gorgeous farms you’ll find anywhere,…
  • Scotch-Inspired American Whiskeys

    Curt McAdams
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    In my view of the whisk(e)y world, there’s a pretty general hierarchy of whisk(e)y types: Scotch whisky (And even within Scotch, a hierarchy of Islay, Island, northern Highland, other Highland and Speyside, Campbeltown and Lowlands) American rye whiskey Bourbon Irish whiskey Japanese and other world whiskies trying to mimic Scotch whisky Canadian whiskey Before going nuts about my own personal list, there are certainly individual examples that cross lines (even jumping several levels up or down), this is just a general list that I’ve found works. I don’t prejudge, though,…
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    The Naptime Chef

  • The Family Calendar Cookbook & Henckels Giveaway!

    Kelsey
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am so happy to be kicking off July with a really awesome giveaway: a Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro 8-piece block knife set! While this might seem a little unusual for me, here is why I want to give on of these away. I have a set myself and I LOVE these knives. They slice through everything I am cooking beautifully, are nice and sturdy to hold, and are easy to maintain. This set also contains all of my favorite knife styles, including a serrated knife and a Santoku. We use them for just about everything and I’ve never been let down. Here is how you can enter to win a knife set AND a…
  • Salted Nutella Crunch Bars & More

    Kelsey
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Salted Nutella Crunch Bars on Food Fanatic Speculoos Cookies on Food Fanatic Biscoff Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats on Momtastic Broccoli Salad with Crumbled Bacon on Lifetime Moms The post Salted Nutella Crunch Bars & More appeared first on The Naptime Chef.
  • Salted Peanut Caramel Brownie Sundae

    Kelsey
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    I like to make ice cream home but I buy it too. Last summer I shared a little bit about my favorite Talenti gelato line and today I am here to share a little but about new favorite flavors are a great summer dessert. This spring Talenti came out with several new gelato flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Coffee Toffee, Hazelnut Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Raspberry Cheesecake, Salted Peanut Caramel, and Tiramisu. I’ve tried them all and they are were absolutely delish but the Salted Peanut Caramel really stood out. My daughter and I decided to give it a try our hand at make…
  • A Delicious & Easy Summer Snack with Triscuit

    Kelsey
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am a big fan of no-cook food in the summer months. I like things I can make without going anywhere near the hot oven. Most of the time this means throwing together cold salads, easy sandwiches, and eating lots of fresh fruits. Another one of my favorite things is topping crackers with delicious bites like bits of cheese, nuts, pestos, and other healthy food. Last month I saw these delectable honey-topped peach Triscuits on Savannah Bee Company. I loved the idea of a salty wheat cracker topped with sweet fruit and honey, and nuts for an added crunch. I couldn’t wait to make my own…
  • Wheatberry & Zucchini Salad with Avocado Dressing

    Kelsey
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Summer is my favorite cooking season. The produce is abundant, local, and fresh. It is hot enough that a lot of time I don’t even have to turn on the stove, just chop up vegetables and enjoy. The only problem is that my children don’t always see eye to eye with me on this philosophy. They still want their heavier winter meals and are not all that interested in fresh summer vegetables tossed in with their standby carrot sticks. This is when I turn to Hidden Valley Ranch for a little help. One of their newest flavors, Hidden Valley Original Ranch Avocado Dressing, is just what I…
 
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    Art & Lemons

  • A year of us | day 237

    ArtandLemons
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    day 237 Another early morning. This time with talk of the beaches plus lemons. Why lemons? Why not. I made blueberry pancakes for the boys, coffee for the rest of us. Still too early for breakfast. The sun glowed as orange as the tiger lilies out front which I thought about as the little one and I snipped flowers for the table. White daisies, blue hydrangeas, and a cluster of pink feathery flowers. He carried a daisy in his hand.
  • A year of us | day 236

    ArtandLemons
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    day 236 Sunday: 4 am “Go to beach,” he pulled old paperbacks off the shelves and made up stories while I tried to convince him to sleep, crowded beaches, sunbathers set up in the parking lot and out in the road next to their cars, picnic lunch on the deck, another trip to the beach, the second one we made it to the sand and water.
  • A year of us | day 235

    ArtandLemons
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    day 235 Fourth of July. We celebrated at the beach with rocks and sand.
  • A year of us | day 234

    ArtandLemons
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    day 234 Knausgaard’s prose streamed into the clouds and all that shone blue.
  • A year of us | day 233

    ArtandLemons
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    day 233 We packed the car for a never ending drive to see the sun turn blood orange against shallow sand dunes then slip out of reach.
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    Very Culinary

  • Turkey Bean Chili Sloppy Joes

    Amy
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Italian Summer Pasta Salad

    Amy
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Vanilla Float Cake with Pineapple Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut

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    29 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Cookie Butter and White Chocolate Cheerios Marshmallow Treats (plus finding the 7th Minion Toy!)

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    24 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Cherry Ice Cream Float

    Amy
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • 20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

    Erin-Cullum
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make ahead.
  • 15 Unconventional Mason-Jar Recipes That Are Just Crazy Enough to Work

    Brinton-Parker
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you've spent any time on Pinterest in recent years, you know that mason jars are quite the craze. However, the jars are great for more than just canning and preserving; they're also wonderful for culinary exploration. Portable, sturdy, and airtight, a mason jar makes the perfect container for meals, drinks, and desserts on the go. Here are a few of the best recipes that are made with this clever container.
  • Potato Salad, Hold the Mayo

    HeatherChristo
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from a post that was originally featured on HeatherChristo.com and written by Heather Christo, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food. Anyone who has read this blog for any substantial amount of time knows how I feel about mayo. It's a no-go. So my potato salad recipes have to rely (deliciously so) on mustard and olive oil. Not such a bad backup plan. Neither is bacon and tons of crunchy fresh celery and green onions. Plus, you have to love the red, white, and blue potatoes! Some of the things that are awesome about this salad besides the brilliant flavors and…
  • Taste Off: Starbucks' New Cold Brew vs Its Iced Coffee

    Hedy-Phillips
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Hedy Phillips It's official: Starbucks is adding cold brew to its menus in all stores across the United States and Canada as of today. To get a feel for how the cold brew compares to regular coffee, we visited the Starbucks in Times Square for a taste test. Up first was Starbucks's traditional iced coffee. My fabulous barista, Aubrey, told me it is brewed hot with half the typical amount of water, as the ice melt will dilute it. Usually, the baristas will lightly sweeten it, but for this taste test, we tried it as just plain coffee. And at no surprise to me, it…
  • Keep Cream Sauce Light With an Unexpected Ingredient

    AlwaysAlejandra
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The following was originally featured on Always Order Dessert and written by Alejandra Ramos, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food. After a long weekend away, we came back home to an empty fridge and (on my part) not much motivation to cook. Summer weekends tend to do that - a couple days of waking up with the sun on the beach and going from one restaurant or cafe to another zaps me of all desire to operate in a normal routine. Can't life be like vacation always? (Or at least all Summer?) On days like this, my go-to is pasta, and this easy dish of penne with zucchini and yogurt cream sauce…
 
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Have a Great Fourth of July Weekend!

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    We’re going to take a couple days off for the holiday, but wanted to wish you a very safe, and festive 4th of July! Fabulous summer cookouts are just one of the many things that makes America great, and I hope you’re involved one of those tomorrow; preferably serving something you saw on Food Wishes (like the no-baked cheesecake flag cake pictured here). Enjoy the food, the fireworks, and possibly the adult beverages, and we’ll be back next week with brand-new videos, as usual. Stay tuned! 
  • 4th of July Special: Red, White & Blueberry Grilled Chicken!

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    These colors don’t run, but they do stain, so I recommend eating this delicious, red, white and blueberry chicken outdoors, preferably at some type of 4th of July barbecue. While the Independence Day wordplay was very much intentional, this grilled chicken is no gimmick. Smoky, spicy meats have been paired with sweet-and-sour, fruit-based sauces since we’ve had cooks, so that this combo works beautifully is no big surprise. And yes, other juicy fruit like peaches, or other berries will work nicely. Like I said in the video, I made my spice rub extra hot, so I could really take advantage…
  • Sweet Potato Buns – Great for Burgers, and Learning How to Bake Without Fear

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    Not only does adding sweet potatoes to a burger bun make it more nutritious, delicious, and significantly more beautiful, but it also presents the perfect opportunity to get pass your flour amount phobia, and finally be able to make dough by feel. Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from someone whose dough was way too wet, or dry, and I always think the same thing; why would you stop? Some actually tell me they had to throw out the whole batch, which is insane. Your dough’s too wet? Add some flour. Too dry? Add some water. No matter how exact a recipe is written, you simply can’t…
  • Teriyaki Burgers and a Sweet Potato Bun Tease

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Your classic teriyaki burger is usually nothing more than a plain patty, which has been glazed in teriyaki sauce; and by “teriyaki sauce,” I mean a thick, one-dimensional syrup made from sugar, soy, and MSG. If you’re enjoying your third pint at a sports bar, these work out just fine, but good luck adapting them for your next cookout. Here we’re using a different, drier approach, and adding the key teriyaki flavorings to the ground meat. This gives us a burger or slider with the taste of teriyaki, without having to deal with a sauce. This recipe should work no matter the cooking…
  • Butter Puff Biscuit Dough – Faster, Easier, and Not Great for Shortcake

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
    As promised, this is the puff pastry-like dough I used in the apple roses video, and while not exactly “ quick and easy,” this was definitely quicker and easier. Just don’t try and make strawberry shortcake with this stuff. I wanted to use this dough as the centerpiece of our strawberry shortcake video, but unfortunately the cold pastry was way too hard to cut with a spoon, and so I ended up using a much more traditional, and user-friendly biscuit.   That aside, as a puff pastry substitute, I think this was a huge success. Hopefully, you saw this in action in the apple roses…
 
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    Around Mom's Kitchen Table

  • Cooking for Diabetics: Cooking Healthy Foods

    Linda Sue
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo Credit: Petr KratochvilCooking a healthy meal for a diabetic is not really that different from cooking healthy meals for anyone else. This is good news, since it means cooking for a diabetic does not, necessarily, mean cooking more than one meal at a time. So, just what the best foods for diabetes?The basics to remember are to limit (but not eliminate) carbohydrates and fats. Animal fats, such as lard, and fatty meats, such as bacon, should be seldom if ever eaten, and then only in strict moderation.Oils such as olive oil are good alternatives to fats that contain more cholesterol.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

    Linda Sue
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Image by Stu_spivackMy favorite Chinese cuisine dish is sweet and sour chicken. When we try out a new restaurant, I always get it. If it's good, I'm willing to go back. If not, I want to keep looking, even if the rest of the food is good.I don't have a good Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe, so I have been researching to find one. Below are some links to recipes I found that I want to try. I prefer crispy chicken to chewy, so that preference plays into my selections. I also prefer to dip my chicken in the sweet and sour sauce, so that too plays into my selections below.I will be trying these…
  • Sesame Chicken Recipe - Easy Chinese Food Recipe

    Linda Sue
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo Credit: http://mrg.bz/xttWMiDo you like sesame chicken? Try the easy Chinese food recipe below.Due to job requirements, we have moved a lot over the years.Whenever we moved into a new city or town, one of the first things we looked for was a good Chinese restaurant. As many as there are, you wouldn't think it would be that hard to find a good one, but it is.About the time we finally located one that we really loved, it would be time to move again.My family loves Chinese food. Whether it is Kung Pao Chicken, Cashew Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Chicken Chow Mein, or another dish,…
  • Kitchen Mortar and Pestle

    Linda Sue
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo Credit: Lynn GreylingUse of the kitchen mortar and pestle has been well documented throughout history, and is even mentioned in the Bible. When manna fell from heaven, the people of Israel used a mortar and pestle to process the manna before baking it into cakes (Numbers 11:7-8). The mortar and pestle has been used in cultures around the world since before recorded history to prepare a variety of food grains and spices for cooking. Foods commonly made with a mortar and pestle include guacamole, gazpacho and pesto, but one of the most common uses is grinding herbs into…
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer Maintenance and Repair

    Linda Sue
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Should you fix your KitchenAid stand mixer yourself? If your KitchenAid stand mixer is less than a year old, maintenance and repair should be done by a licensed service center.However, if the mixer is more than a year old, learning to do your own Kitchen Aid mixer repair for your stand mixer is a good way to save money.After all, when you have spent several hundred dollars on a quality mixer, you don't just replace it if a problem comes up.While these problems are rare, knowing what to do when they do occur will extend the life of your mixer.I love my stand mixer--it's like having a couple of…
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    Always Order Dessert

  • Elderflower Berry Vodka Punch

    Alejandra Ramos
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    I'm not sure what it's like where you live, but in New York City, the 4th of July is usually HOT. The sun shines brightly and summer heat hugs you all heavy and damp. Personally, I love it. I'll take thick, hot summer over icy winter any day of the year. But I admit it can make it difficult to want to move around or really do much of anything productive. I had the heat in mind when working
  • Penne with Zucchini and Yogurt Cream Sauce

    Alejandra Ramos
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    After a long weekend away, we came back home to an empty fridge and (on my part) not much motivation to cook. Summer weekends tend to do that--a couple days of waking up with the sun on the beach and going from one restaurant or cafe to another zaps me of all desire to operate in a normal routine. Can't life be like vacation always? (Or at least all summer?) On days like this, my go-to is
  • How to Make a Layered 4th of July Cocktail

    Alejandra Ramos
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    We're just a few days away from the 4th of July, so I thought I'd teach you an important cocktail trick that you can use to impress your guests at your fourth of July parties: how to make a layered cocktail! One of the most fun things about Independence Day parties is that you can go full out with the kitschy red white and blue party decor and menu (and outfits!). Red, white and blue cocktails
  • Rainbow Veggie Dippers

    Alejandra Ramos
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    I'm obsessed with summer colors. There are few things more inspiring to me than the rainbow of fruits and vegetables that fill the market shelves and produce stands this time of year. If a vegetable is sold in a color that it's not typically sold in (read: purple potatoes, multi-colored carrots, orange tomatoes)--I will probably buy it. These Rainbow Veggie Dippers are a super quick little
  • Strawberry Lemon Vodka Punch #Pride4Everybody

    Alejandra Ramos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    June marks the start of the real summer season. A time for coming together with friends and family to celebrate occasions and—more importantly!—each other. June is also Pride month, the weeks set aside each year for honoring and supporting the LGBT community. This summer, I’ve teamed up with Smirnoff to share some bright and creative punch recipes to serve at all your summer
 
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    Joyful Abode

  • Video Baby Monitor for iPhone & Android (Under $100)

    Emily Chapelle
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    This post originally appeared on Joyful Abode in November of 2011. It has been a resource for thousands of parents through the years, so I finally updated it in June of 2015. Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to babysit for a sweet family with a 2.5 year old boy. It was then that I got my first taste of the genius that is the Video Baby Monitor. Sure it was staticky and only worked with the receiver plugged in (the battery sucked, which I think is pretty common with this type of monitor) but the information gained from being able to SEE the child was so valuable. You see, it could be 100%…
  • Homemade Starbucks Bistro Boxes (but better)

    Emily Chapelle
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    This blog post was originally posted in May of 2013. It was updated June 2015, because it’s awesome and people need to see it again.  And because the boxes I was using were discontinued, sadly. If you’re looking for a gift for me, a Starbucks gift card is a pretty safe bet. I meet friends there for a quicker-than-lunch visit, or drop in when the kids and I have been running errands and want a little refreshment, and often I swing by the drive-through if the kids both fall asleep in the car and I have some time to kill and want a nice iced coffee. Last week though, Joseph fell…
  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Summer Vacation

    Emily Chapelle
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Excelsior Wines for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My kids may be little, but they go to school 5 days a week, so summer vacation is a big change in routine and schedule for us! Plus, the warm (read: HOT) weather begs to be enjoyed, and the anticipation of a new sibling is exciting too.  Everything is different now that school is out! And I’m pretty pumped about it.  How are we going to celebrate? Here are 5 fun ways to celebrate Summer Vacation. Have some lazy pajama days. There’s no school, so if we don’t have…
  • Springtime is for… Popsicles!

    Emily Chapelle
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Want to know how I know it’s officially springtime in my house?  My freezer is full of POPSICLES!  Every year, when the weather warms up, I start making popsicles. The kids love to play outside while enjoying their (very messy) popsicles, and I love that I get to really easily get them lots of great fruits, greens, and coconut milk!  My usual popsicle “recipe” is just making a thick fat-filled smoothie, with a bit of extra sweetness from honey or sweet fruits. Then, I freeze them in Dixie cups (little paper cups if you’re not in the South) with a sheet…
  • A Mother’s Mission to Soothe

    Emily Chapelle
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:44 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my jobs as a mom is to soothe and comfort my babies when they’re hurt, upset, or having “big feelings.” Certainly, there’s a lot of crying when they’re babies… I mean how is this: …even the same kid as this? …but it still happens now that they’re preschoolers!  Yesterday, my son came home from the park with a bump on his forehead from falling off of the bench (he was trying to get away from a bug that was crawling toward him). He was…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • How a Dentist with a Sweet Tooth Invented Cotton Candy

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:48:53 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    In this series, we reveal the secrets, histories and quirky bits of trivia behind your favorite foods. Here's a fun fact that proves that truth is stranger than fiction: Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. You read that right. While spun sugar originated in Europe as early as the 1400s, the extremely high price of sugar made the fanciful wisps prohibitively expensive for...
  • Why You Should Grill Your Toast this Summer

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:25:19 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    With its ping-pong set-up, picnic tables and charcoal grill, the outdoor seating area at Chicago’s Ada Street feels a lot like a buddy’s backyard—but with way better food. Every day, the restaurant fires up that grill to make smoky, charred dishes like aged strip loin, crunchy Chinese long beans and a fairly incredible summer bruschetta: grilled bread topped with fresh ricotta. “We...
  • 8 Super-Easy Recipes for National Fried Chicken Day

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:33:06 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    After a long weekend of glorious but potentially grueling grilling, the idea of celebrating National Fried Chicken Day by whipping up a big batch might seem daunting and exhausting. Don’t worry. We’ve made it a breeze with these eight fast and simple fried chicken recipes. 1. Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel  Chef Thomas Keller uses panko bread crumbs to give chicken an instant...
  • 7 Best Sponge Cake Recipes

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:50:45 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Thanks to cake commander Justin Chapple, constructing a parchment paper-lined cake pan has never been easier. Use that mad genius tip the next time you try your hand at making a super fluffy sponge cake. Here are seven of F&W's best sponge cake recipes to get you started:  1. Sponge Cake with Lemon Zest and Raspberries Chef Toni Robertson uses fruity extra-virgin...
  • Video: The Easiest Way to Line a Round Cake Pan with Parchment Paper

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:01:43 -0400
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you want a level cake that doesn’t stick to the pan, then you need to line the pan with parchment paper. It’s an extra step that seriously simplifies things later on in the cake-making process. And now, thanks to F&W Test Kitchen cake king Justin Chapple, it’s easy to do. In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, watch Justin demonstrate the easy way to line a cake pan...
 
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    Wholistic Woman

  • Sunday/Monday Coffee: The Day the Keurig Died

    Wendy Hammond
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Once again I’m posting Sunday coffee a day late. I think I have another good excuse though – my beloved Keurig has died! I’ve been getting the “descale” warning for awhile despite descaling with vinegar. And now it only occasionally brews. I think it’s finally kicked the bucket. I know they are good about replacing it, but this is around 8 years old. I’m pretty sure that’s past its expiration date. So now the question is, do I get a new one? I love the speed and convenience. I use a reusable filter basket with my own coffee so it doesn’t…
  • Sunday Coffee: First Food Blog Conference After Weight Loss Surgery

    Wendy Hammond
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Welcome to Sunday Coffee, a weekly feature where you are invited to join me in reminiscing about the past or just chatting about what’s going on in life! Grab a cup and sit for a spell. Yes, I’m posting a day late again, but I have a great excuse! I spent the past weekend at Eat Write Retreat, a conference for food bloggers. It was a fabulous time meeting new friends, brands, dreaming about the future, and living into my new relationship with food as a blogger post weight loss surgery. You’ll recall that I took several months off from food blogging to work on my relationship…
  • Sunday Coffee: Father’s Day Edition

    Wendy Hammond
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    The next prompt in the Sunday Coffee series is to share about your father. What a coincidence! I spent a wonderful Father’s Day at my sister’s house with my mom and dad, my sister and her two daughters. I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful father. He has always been so calm, with a dry sense of humor, and he always let us know that he cares for us. It’s obvious in the way that my nieces and nephews love him to pieces that he has a gentle spirit. I have very fond memories growing up. Sundays were the days that we really got to see him. Since he was a farmer for most…
  • No Churn Ice Cream {Book Review & Giveaway}

    Wendy Hammond
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Summer is finally here! If you’re looking for a cool, delicious treat on a hot day, or a fun activity to do with the kids, look no further than NO-CHURN ICE CREAM: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats; a mouthwatering collection of easy recipes for ice creams, sorbets, and gelatos – no ice cream machine necessary! Crafted by culinary powerhouse Leslie Bilderback (author of the bestselling Mug Cakes), inside you’ll find recipes for all the basic flavors, plus more complex and exciting flavors such as Pineapple-Peppercorn and Sweet Potato Marshmallow Swirl. All you…
  • A Blank Canvas Relationship with Food

    Wendy Hammond
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    © Andres Rodriguez | Dreamstime Stock Photos I’m taking a break from the Stop the Summer Slump writing prompts to talk about something that’s on my heart: Relationship with Food. I mentioned last week that receiving the new edition of Simply in Season stirred in me the desire to get back to cooking. “Food blogging,” even. My local websites http://eatgr.com and http://eatlocalwestmichigan.com have continued to be effective without me cooking. But to add a food and recipe component back to Wholistic Woman will require me to stop relying on DH to cook. To help me decide…
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    The Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

  • The Simplest Way to Cut Your Pizza — Tips from The Kitchn

    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pin it Put away your pizza wheel. Don't even think about using that giant chef's knife. There's another kitchen tool that's faster and better for cutting a pizza: your kitchen shears! READ MORE »
  • Should Your Doctor Have to Take a Culinary Nutrition Course? — Food News

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Pin it When was the last time one of your doctors counseled you on nutrition before breaking out the prescription pad? If you've never had that happen, you're not alone; most medical programs don't require nutrition training for their students. A few doctors are aiming to change that. READ MORE »
  • 3 Shirts to Publicly Proclaim Pizza Love — Faith's Daily Find 07.07.15

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Pin it Matching Father & Baby Pizza Shirts from Xenotees • $44.99 • Etsy Love pizza with all your heart? Tell it. Here are three garments to let you proclaim your pizza affection in a very public way, beginning with this adorable dad + baby combo. Aww. What could ever be cuter than that? Gratuitous second pic of a baby in a pizza T-shirt below (and don't miss this perfect slouchy sweatshirt version). READ MORE »
  • Still Using Bagged Ice in Your Cooler? There's a Better Way! — Tips from The Kitchn

    6 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pin it I have very vivid memories of playing baseball as a kid, standing in left field waiting for a ball to come my way. The smell of a warm leather glove and fresh-cut grass still bring back the memories, almost as fast as plunging my arm into a cooler filled with melting ice and floating soda cans. Don't let your summer parties be reminiscent of that particular cold and soggy experience of my youth — try this trick instead! READ MORE »
  • Epicurious Is Unnecessarily Snobbish About Homemade Espresso — Strong Opinions

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Pin it Does home espresso invariably suck? I read Matt Duckor's piece, Why Your At-Home Espresso Probably Sucks, that Epicurious published a few weeks ago, and I had some immediate and surprisingly spiky emotions in response. At first, I just felt confused, then a little abashed, followed by defensive (Jeez, is my espresso really that bad? Hey, it's not that bad!). After some reflection, I've finally settled on my final takeaway: I don't care what Epicurious or Matt Duckor thinks. But I do care what you think. If you love your homemade espresso, then I don't want anyone to knock you down for…
 
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    foodista.com

  • 5 Fabulous Funfetti Confections

    lrodrigues
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    When Pillsbury released their first box of Funfetti cake mix 25 years ago, they did not expect the fandom that would follow.  This favorite culinary treat combines rainbow sprinkles with white cake batter.  In addition
  • Grill Your Entire Dinner!

    ajeanroy
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:29 pm
    When the heat rises, who wants to heat up the kitchen for even a minute? Instead of suffering, break out the grill and cook every bit of your meal outdoors! You can get suprisingly tasty results with a little fancy grillwork. 
  • The Ultimate 4th of July Bacon Cheeseburger

    lrodrigues
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    No one can turn down a juicy bacon cheeseburger, especially when it is done right. These homemade bacon cheeseburgers are one of the best I have.  The patties are mildly flavored with fresh parsley, garlic and onion powder.
  • A Fourth of July Popsicle Round up

    ajeanroy
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Remember those days as a child, when you played in the sprinkler until you were exhausted and then eating cool, fruity popsicles in the shade while calculating your next freestyle move.
  • Perfectly Fresh Party Dips

    ajeanroy
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Summertime is all about enjoying friends and family in a relaxed way. Let's not forget all the eating and parties we finally have time to attend.
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    Gigabiting

  • If the Water is American, Can the Beer be German?

    Janice
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
      We’ve learned through a recent class action lawsuit that Beck’s German pilsner is brewed with water from Missouri. And it’s not the only American-made import: Foster’s tagline is “Australian for beer, ” but its water is pure Texas; Red [...]
  • They Say the Highest Altitude Produces the Best Donuts

    Janice
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
      There’s a legendary donut shop that sits at three miles above sea level. You could argue that the donuts taste better because of the spectacular views or the effort it takes to get to the top of a Colorado mountain, [...]
  • Compliments of the House? Teaspoons, Napkins, Sweet’N Low Packets: These are not on the takeout menu.

    Janice
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
      Diners are notorious for pilferage. They waltz out the door with silverware, glassware, and salt shakers stuffed into pockets and handbags. They load up on bottles of hot sauce, straws, and thick stacks of paper napkins. Artwork disappears from walls and [...]
  • Virtual Reality? How About Virtual Lasagne?

    Janice
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Virtual Reality can create a world without calories or food intolerances.  Diabetics can eat donuts, dieters can indulge in fried chicken, Jews can eat bacon, and every child can have peanut butter—and it’s all sugarless, low calorie, kosher, and allergen-free. Virtual Reality [...]
  • When Life Gives You Lemons… The Snow Edition

    Janice
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
        You’ve shoveled, plowed, and salted it, but there’s still plenty of snow on the ground. 49 states began this month with snow cover, and in some places a new foot and more has fallen since (yes, Hawaii, I’m talking [...]
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    Harmonious Homestead

  • Sharing Strawberries

    Rachel
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This spring has been a good for strawberries. Great, even. Our patches produced enough for multiple quarts daily that we’ve eaten fresh, frozen, and made into jam. Enough that the afternoon “pick me” call feels more like a chore as days go by. Enough that I revisit this memory often: I am nine or ten years old, maybe a little younger. (I judge these things by how many sisters exist in the memory and I think my youngest sister was a baby then.) My family and grandparents are gathered at the Columbus Zoo for a picnic and performance in the old amphitheater along the river. I…
  • 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.
 
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    Renaissance Culinaire

  • Culinary Ninja Skills: Create Your Contingency Plan

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Are you a floater? By that I mean do you go through the motions, succumb to the monotony of life, not really worrying about the future - just the things that cause irritation on a daily basis ? If you answered yes  to this question - you just might be a floater.  Are you alone? No, there are millions, maybe billions of floaters out there living, working and surviving.  Unfortunately, in your little bubble, floater - padded with extra goodness no doubt, there is a small margin for error.  Maybe you love your job, and have been…
  • My $703.00 deli sandwich! #operatorerror #alwayscheckyourpurchases #safeway

    19 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    My $703.00 deli sandwich! #operatorerror #alwayscheckyourpurchases #food #safewayviaRenCulinaire on Instagram
  • Country Does Urban: Does Your Grass Bring Eggs to The Yard?

    18 Jul 2012 | 7:46 am
    These days the blogosphere seems to be all abuzz over Urban Farming. And why shouldn't we get excited about connecting with nature, beautifying our environments, turning a hard, grey expanse of concrete or chemically manicured, quilt of lawns into a eye pleasing edible greenscape? With the popularity of ever consuming technological devices, there is a growing digital divide - we as a society, are becoming less in-tune with our surroundings.The growing force behind this country-does-urban  lifestyle is the feeling of…
  • Food Photography #2: Three Flavors of Light

    14 Jun 2012 | 3:53 pm
    Today, let's take a look at some of the different flavors of basic lighting: Ambient Lighting, Built-in Flash, Off Camera Flash.“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.” - Audre Lorde©2012 Lee/Spinwave PhotographyClick to enlarge photo.                                                    Lighting Flavor #1: Ambient…
  • Food Photography #1: Creating texture & depth

    28 Nov 2011 | 2:39 pm
    Hello all, my name is Lee and I am honored to guest-post tips on food photography for Renaissance Culinaire. We are going to try to make this a monthly feature, so send us feedback with questions or suggestions on what we should photograph next!Avo-Tuna Cerviche 2011 Spinwave PhotoToday's post focuses on the attention-sucking feature I like to call "black holes". While shadows are important to creating the illusion of depth, black spots with little-to-no detail will quickly suck a viewer's eye into its vortex of darkness (thus the nickname black hole). Here's how to identify and correct…
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    Cooking with Thas

  • Chicken Kale Cutlets

    Thas
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Chicken and kale made into cutlets… I can enjoy chicken cutlets almost every day. I deep fry ‘em or pan fry ‘em, add different ingredients, coat with breadcrumbs or with panko crumbs; the options are endless. The other day, I added kale leaves to the chicken filling and made into patties. Coated with egg whites and then dipped in panko crumbs- crunchy chicken kale cutlets are ready to be devoured. Preparation picture Chicken Kale Cutlets   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Appetiser Cuisine: Indian…
  • Pan Seared Scallops- Easy Scallops Recipe

    Thas
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Fresh scallops seared in butter, this is my most favorite way of  cooking scallops… I am a die hard fan of all kinds of shell fish, I would say shell fish meat tastes delicious than any other meat. The other day, my pick was fresh Scallops. When I dine out, if I see scallops on the menu I mostly end up ordering that. The key about cooking delicious scallops is that it shouldn’t be over seasoned. Season them with just salt and ground pepper and pan sear them in butter. They would turn delicious and can be served with salads or can be served as an appetizer. Other Scallops…
  • Ghee Roasted Plantain

    Thas
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Ripe plantains roasted in ghee, mesmerizing aroma and delicious taste… Among all the plantain snacks, this is my most favorite. Growing up in Kerala, where plantains are abundantly available, many kinds of snacks are made with it and devoured. One of the easiest plantain snacks you can make is this ghee roasted plantain. You have to make sure that the plantain is really ripe, tastes delicious. Whenever I make this, I will be seen enjoying the mesmerizing aroma of plantains roasting in ghee… For Other delicious recipes using plantain, click here: Plantain recipes Ghee Roasted…
  • Panipuri or Golgappa Recipe- Popular Indian Street Food

    Thas
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Panipuri, a popular street food in North India gobbled up by all with so much greed… Panipuris are also called Golgappas and are quite popular in North India, these are sold by street vendors and you will see a huge line up before the food carts. While growing up in Kerala, I didn’t get a chance to taste panipuri as it’s not popular over there. I got to taste panipuri when I visited Chennai 5 years ago. The puris or crispy puffed up dough balls are stuffed with chick peas, potatoes and tomatoes, they are then dipped in a tangy and spicy water or pani and are then popped…
  • Chicken Tomato Egg Drop Soup

    Thas
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Chicken and tomato cooked in chicken stock and beaten egg added towards the end, delicious Chinese egg drop soup… Ramadan Mubarak to all those who observe fasting. I wish everyone a blessed Ramadan. One of the dishes I look forward to while breaking the fast is soup. One bowl of soup and I am comforted. Today, I tried an easy to make egg drop soup. Egg drop soup is common in Chinese cuisine. However, this recipe is not an authentic Chinese egg drop soup as tomato is not added in the authentic version. In this version, chicken and tomato are cooked in chicken stock, seasoned the stock…
 
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    A Sweet Spoonful

  • Toasted Coconut Popsicles (+ Some Big News)

    megang
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Hello from our guest bedroom where I have officially taken up refuge as our upstairs bedroom is stifling hot and my inexpensive drug store fan doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. We’re having a bit of a heat wave in Seattle, and Sam has been out of town all week so dinner has been a mellow affair, usually consisting of quesadillas or, on occasion, a big bowl of berries + whipped cream or popsicles. I finally just bought a popsicle mold and am not quite sure what took me so long, but I’m hooked and these coconut numbers were the first recipe I tried. The ingredient list…
  • Yogurt Crepes with Berries and Yogurt Whipped Cream

    megang
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    For many years, I’ve always made a summer to-do list. I usually set to work on it right at the beginning of June when the days feel long and ripe with possibility. The list often involves things like learning to bake sourdough bread or making homemade ricotta, doing an epic hike I’d read about in a local magazine, training for a marathon, or reading specific novels. It is always a pretty aspirational list, and I generally don’t make much of a dent in it — resulting in the guilty feeling come late August that I’d wasted too many lazy afternoons when I…
  • Thick and Creamy Cherry Almond Ice Cream

    megang
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    This past week we’ve had quite a heat wave in Seattle. I’ve been getting into the bakery early in the mornings so as to avoid the afternoon heat + hot oven combination, and it turns out the upstairs of our new house is quite a little hot box. I bought some aggressive blinds and a new fan and am hoping both will help cool things down a bit. The wool blanket is in the linen closet for the season, and Sam’s been making iced tea like it’s his job. Summer has arrived! A few nights ago, the thought of actually doing much real cooking seemed a bit overwhelming, so I figured…
  • Tara O’ Brady’s Hummus with White Miso

    megang
    29 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining a group of friends, acquaintances, and new-to-me faces when Tara O ‘Brady was in town promoting her cookbook, Seven Spoons. We all descended on Aran Goyoaga’s beautiful studio space in downtown Seattle for a Friday lunch that Aran and Tara cooked from the book, surrounded by blooming peonies, fizzy drinks, and good company. When I was on tour last year promoting my own cookbook, I remember how exhausting (albeit wonderful) it was just feeling “on” all the time while meeting and greeting new faces. But during the hour or…
  • 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…
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    lisa is cooking

  • Tomato Salad with Crisped Farro, Purslane, and Roasted Tomato-Miso Vinaigrette

    lisa is cooking
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Do you know what’s happened? Including this one, I’ve just given you five posts in a row about salads. Apparently, I don’t call it salad season for nothing. I promise to bring something else to the blog soon and maybe even bake something. But for today, here’s another really great salad for beautiful tomatoes. I received a review copy of The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson and immediately appreciated the book’s intent. Acheson was inspired to offer ideas for cooking with several common types of... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Greek Salad

    lisa is cooking
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:09 pm
    This is a story of one of the simplest dishes having the most impact. I have this memory of a Greek Salad that I ordered at a restaurant in Palm Desert during one of our trips there. It was my favorite thing I ate that entire trip. Tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta makes for such a simple combination that it’s weird that I even remember it. But, it was perfect. When I read my review copy of A Girl and Her Greens, I found myself nodding in agreement with April Bloomfield’s description of her... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Smoky Chicken Salad with Roast Bell Peppers, Shitake, and Green Beans

    lisa is cooking
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Despite the fact that when it comes to meat I only eat fish and fowl, I still own plenty of cookbooks with lots of recipes for red meat. So, with most cookbooks when I arrive at a meat chapter, I imagine coming back to those recipes some day when we have people visiting or maybe when I want to surprise Kurt with a beef dish for his birthday. They become the ‘’sure, maybe, one of these days” recipes. When I started reading my review copy of A Bird in the Hand, I quickly realized how unusual and... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Tomato Leaf Pesto

    lisa is cooking
    7 Jun 2015 | 10:33 am
    Tomato season is in full swing here in Austin, and I’ve been bringing home as many as the two of us can consume. A tomato is possibly the easiest type of produce to put to good use in the kitchen, but I had no idea that the leaves of the plant can be used as well. I received a review copy of the new book The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly and learned about eating tomato leaves and a few other ways to use even more of edible plants. The goal of the book is to share ideas for using every bit of what... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Grilled Thai Cabbage Salad with Almond Chile Sauce

    lisa is cooking
    28 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    I do my best to make good choices about the food I buy. I don’t eat a lot of meat, and I don’t eat any red meat. But, I can always try to do better. The new book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is full of inspiration for eating better, taking better care of the planet, and paying more attention to how animals are raised. I received a review copy. It’s doesn’t beat you up about how you choose to eat. It just tells the story of Farm Sanctuary and how they’ve rescued animals and inspired a lot of... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
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    Melody Gourmet Fury | Austin Food Writer and Photographer

  • Best New Bars and No-Fuss Spots for Classic Cocktails in Austin

    Melody Fury
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    I’ve been mulling over something clever to say about cocktails in Austin but if I spend any more time, this embarrassingly belated post will never go out.  Go drink at these bars.  You’ll love them. (Better late than never!) The 10 best bars in Austin for classic, no-fuss cocktails Best Classic Cocktail Bars by Melody Fury | Food, Drink, Restaurant Writer and Photographer in Austin TX The best new bars in Austin: 5 hot spots to check out right now Best New Cocktail Bars by Melody Fury | Food, Drink, Restaurant Writer and Photographer in Austin TX  
  • 10 Austin Restaurants that Locals Love and Visitors Will Too

    Melody Fury
    29 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The most common question I receive on social media is from travelers asking where they should eat in Austin.   So you plan your trip around your meals, I understand!  I’ve partner with Expedia to bring visitors an essential guide to Austin bars and restaurants.  Here’s how to experience Austin’s unique dining scene like a local while avoiding the tourist traps. Taco Deli by Melody Fury | Food, Drink, Restaurant Writer and Photographer in Austin TX   Taco Deli Kick off the morning with Austin’s renowned breakfast tacos.  Here, Taco Deli integrates the city’s quirky,…
  • Snapshots from Toast and Roast by Wine & Food Foundation of Texas

    Melody Fury
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Wine, fire, and whole roasted animals. That’s my definition of an ideal Sunday afternoon. Earlier this month, Wine & Food Foundation of Texas threw down the inaugural Toast & Roast at the picturesque Rancho Cuernavaca.  This locavore event highlighted Texas Monthly’s Best Texas Wines of 2014, paired with Noble Sandwich’s whole roasted hog, goat, and lamb. What’s more, proceeds raised from these tasty events go towards culinary scholarships, educational grants and other local food and drink related causes.  In 2014 alone, they invested more than $100,000 into…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Austin’s Best Cocktail Spots

    Melody Fury
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    The first piece I ever wrote on cocktails in Austin featured Haddingtons, which is sadly no longer.  That Serious Eats article was published back in January, 2012.  Since then, I’ve watched the city’s cocktail scene blossom, no: explode. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph and write about many many more of Austin’s best cocktail destinations. (See samples of my work) Below is a compilation of my personal favorites for Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s Austin City Guide 2015. I’ll continue to update the list as I try out new joints. My two criteria are…
  • I’m the Worst Food Blogger Ever (but I’m writing for Culture Map Now!)

    Melody Fury
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    The title of this post pretty much sums up where I am right now.  Since I started a new internship for my super secret other-career, I’ve been keeping my head down in my work.  While I’ve certainly been eating well, as demonstrated by my Instagram feed, I haven’t been paying enough attention to my blog. We’ve also been cooking up a storm and I’ll try to catch up on the recipe requests.  (See what we’ve cooked in 2015 so far). Having said that, I’m excited to report that I’m now writing for Culture Map.  I’m enjoying it a whole lot…
 
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    La Fuji Mama

  • Cantaloupe Calabrese Naan Pizza (Kids Cook Monday)

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Last weekend Bug and I were at Harmons Grocery picking up provisions for the coming week and they had a few booths set up where you could sample different products.  Bug is never one to pass up free food, so of course we had to stop and taste.  One of the booths was featuring a pizza made with a variety of products from the store.  Bug inhaled her sample and then looked longingly at the remaining samples.  What’s a mom to do?  I told her if she helped me make it, we could buy all of the ingredients.  So we walked out of the store with a very happy Bug and a few more things than…
  • Cheesy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    When it comes to breakfast, I’m a savory girl.  I used to love my French toast dusted with powdered sugar and drowned in maple syrup just as much as the next kid, but then we moved to Japan for the first time back in 2002 and my palate began to change.  Traditional Japanese breakfasts are savory, and as I was exposed to a very different idea of breakfast than the one I had grown up with, I began to crave those flavors, realizing that I felt better than when I started my day on a sweet note.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love that French toast, but I enjoy it much more later in…
  • Family Mealtime Challenge and B.E.A.Ch. Burritos

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    My June post is up on Multiply Goodness and it includes a family mealtime challenge, plus a recipe for B.E.A.Ch. (Bean, Egg, Avocado, and Cheese) Burritos!  See the post here.
  • Asian Fruit Salad with California Avocados

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    Did you know that June is California Avocado Month? Woohoo!!!  Oh darn, I guess I have to eat more avocados this month. (Yeah right, like I actually need an excuse!)  My newest recipe that I developed for the California Avocado Commission is up on The Scoop, a fruit salad inspired by my travels in Asia!  I just returned yesterday from a trip to Bali, and the flavors in this salad were just reinforced by that trip.  They use a ton of coconut, lime, and fruits in their cooking, all of which are represented in this salad.  With it being June, it is time to picnic people!  This salad is a…
  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten-free and Paleo!)

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    27 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    I think this may be my favorite recipe that came of my cookie cooking binge! Chewy chocolate chip hazelnut…how can you resist?!?  The addition of mini chocolate chips and chopped toasted hazelnuts to my chewy almond cookie base makes a cookie that is slightly thicker, soft, and chewy. The mini chocolate chips give a fantastic dispersion of chocolate throughout the entire cookie, and the toasted hazelnuts add a bit of crunch and wonderful flavor. I think about half of my neighborhood has tasted them so far and no one guessed that they were gluten-free, and when they found out they were…
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    Wokking On The Run

  • Fun Fruit Facts

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    Fruits are temple offerings. Did you ever wonder why? What about oranges? Did you get any this past Chinese New Year holiday? Were they fresh? The Chinese love fruits, they like them big and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    True Food Movement

  • Summer Entertaining Recipes

    Lisa Johnson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Phew, we’ve been busy! True Food Movement has had the honor to appear in several places around the web, and we didn’t want you to miss out on some awesome stories and recipes. We realized after the fact that they provide a lot of great ideas for summer entertaining. Summer Themes and Trends 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes: This blog post is a roundup of fun summer party ideas and how to do them in a healthful way. Luau anyone? How about a clambake? Check the link to find out more ways to entertain. The Most Delicious Food Trends for Summer. We guest posted with Enell.com, (a…
  • Cucumber Pineapple Salad Recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I bravely sampled everything at a huge, over-laden table during a cooking day at a recent Chef’s convention. My mouth was ricocheting between sweet, savory, indian spices, seafood, asian, it was a happy extravaganza of flavors. The one dish that stood out from all the others was this cucumber pineapple salad. I barely realized what I was tasting until the flavors forced me to pause and savor. So if you’re cooking with 300 chefs and this is the best dish you came across (among MANY fantastic dishes) you should share it with others! This refreshing recipe was developed by Mai…
  • 7 Ways to Increase Local Food Production

    Lisa Johnson
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr In Massachusetts, only 15 percent of the food consumed by residents is produced in the state. 15 percent! If there were a world food crisis (or just California turning into a dust bowl), we would be in serious trouble. The same is true for many states, particularly in the colder climates. How do we go about feeding locals in any climate? How do cities pile vegetable patches on top of its citizens? We have a few ideas: Reassess Land Use In Seattle, they’re planting edibles in city parks and opening them up to whoever would like to harvest the produce. Many municipalities are…
  • Cashew Salmon with Quinoa Tabouli

    Lisa Johnson
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a perfect dinner party entree. The flavors are different but won’t scare your guests, there’s a lot of texture and the flavors are amazing. We can see ourselves now, wine glass in hand, head tilted back in laughter, happy yum noises coming from our guests. It’s a perfect summer dish and you can easily grill the salmon outside if you prefer to keep the kitchen cool. Salmon Ingredients 16 ounces of salmon 2 cup of crushed cashews 4 teaspoons of avocado oil pepper for seasoning Directions Preheat the broiler Place the salmon on a piece of tinfoil and then on a broiler…
  • The History of Food Trucks

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr These days food trucks run the gamut from “roach coaches” at construction sites to glam, shiny tricked-out coaches staffed by top chefs. But the history of food trucks begins way back in 1866 when a rancher had a problem. Charles Goodnight needed to move 2,000 head of steer from Texas to New Mexico through rough desert inhabited by hostile Indians. Preparing food for the workers on the eight-week cattle drive was a challenge. He took an old Studebaker wagon and retrofitted it with a kitchen, hired a cook and the rest is history.  The food needed to travel well, so…
 
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    Bitches Who Brunch

  • Bar Pastoral Brunch

    Amber
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Perhaps it’s my love of Italy or my obsession with locally fresh baked carbs, I’ve always appreciated a shop or cafe that focuses on the three main food groups: bread, wine, and cheese. As a true farm to table groupie, I was elated when Pastoral (a.k.a. Bar Pastoral) invited us in to sample their Saturday morning brunch. Since I love nothing more than a cute, kitschy store that sells the bread, wine, and cheese which are being served in the restaurant attached, I consider myself a marketer’s dream. Pastoral has a few locations across Chicago, but we decided to visit Bar Pastoral in…
  • This Week Chicago: July 6-12

    Jacqueline
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    We hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. This week we continue the fun with all-American classics. Don’t forget to plan ahead for Chicago foodies’ favorite fest—the Taste of Chicago starting this week! Monday We’re starting this week by continuing the celebrations with National Fried Chicken Day at Parson’s Chicago. Cool off after work with a “Margarita Classic Slushy” and an order of the “Parson’s Hot” on the patio. Parson’s Chicken, 2952 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here. Photo via Parson’s Tuesday Got an ice cream craving in the…
  • This Week in D.C.: July 6-12

    Amanda
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Ride the momentum of a fabulous Fourth of July weekend capped off by a World Cup win by the fierce U.S. females right into the coming week. Channel their energy and exercise your inner power Bitch at work followed by a fancy night on the town once you’re off the clock. Luckily, there is no shortage of enticing events to fill your social agenda this week. Get all the details below. Monday  Brain freezes are worth it when they come from boozy snow cones. Get in on the special at Pop’s Sea Bar before it ends tomorrow and feel the beach vibes at the Adams Morgan respite. Sample…
  • This Week in NYC: July 6-12

    Ally
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    It’s one of those post-long weekend depressing Monday mornings, but we hope you had an epic July 4th holiday filled with plenty of rosé, sunshine, and time with friends and family. It may be brutal to ease back into a full week in the city, but luckily there are tons of fun events around the boroughs. Here’s what we have on our social calendar this week. Monday Every Monday night, Khalid Rahmaan (It’s Sooo Up & Coming) and LeClerc Andre (Fox TV’s Laughs) present the Unarmed and Dangerous Comedy Show at the beautiful renovated Lucky Cat Comedy Club, located…
  • New York Fourth of July Guide

    Reily
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Three cheers for the red white and blue! Another three cheers for food and booze! While most of the city is shipping out for this most patriotic of holidays (personally I’ll be celebrating our nation’s 236th birthday in Ocean City with my sister’s in-laws and a lot of sparklers!), you might be able to enjoy your Fourth of July faves in some peace and quiet, save for the boom of fireworks, of course! Sit back, relax and enjoy some cookout-themed menus, unlimited cocktails and delicious barbecue. Happy Independence Day, y’all! Sons of Essex It is once again time for this 3rd annual…
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  • Kinerja Dapur Pacu Smartphone Archos 5d Helium

    shofie
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    untuk sektor dapur pacu ponsel Archos 5d Helium dinyatakan lengkap karena disuport dengan prosesor quad core ARM Cortex A35 64-bit dengan kecepatan 1,2GHz chipset Qualcomm snapdragon 401 RAM 1GB,dengan di perkuat oleh pengolahan grafis  dari andreno 306 dapur pacu tersebur melakukan aktivitas browsing serta gaming dengan lancar pada bagian daya ponsel telah di bekali denan baterai berkapasitas 2100mAh     Baca selengkapnya --->>> Archos 5d Helium
  • Kualitas Layar Sentuh Smartphone Oppo Joy 3

    shofie
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    Oppo juga telah membekali samrtphone terbarunya ini dengan kualitas layar yang lumayan bagus untuk jajaran kelas menengah ke bawah pasalnya smartphone tersebut telah di bekali dengan adanya layar sentuh seluas 4,5 Inci dengan resolusi sebesar 854 x 480 piksel yang telah di padukan dengan kecanggihan panel IPS yang mampu menyuguhkan kualitas gambar yang lumayan jernih.Baca selengkapnya --->>> Oppo Joy 3
  • Kinerja Huawei Y5 Batik Plus, Ponsel Entry Level Terbaru 2015

    shofie
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Pada sektor dapur pacunya, smartphone tersebut telah di bekali dengan adanya chipset spreadrum yang sudah di kolaborasikan dengan menggunakan prosesor Quad Core berkecepatan 1,2GHz. Selain itu pada smartphone tersebut telah di perkuat dengan menggunakan pengolah grafis dari Mali 400MP dan tela di proses dengan menggunakan RAM sebesar 1GB.Baca selengkapnya --->>> Huawei Y5 Batik Plus
  • Dapur Pcu Pada Tablet Tangguh Harga Terjangkau, Evercoss Elevate Tab V

    shofie
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    Beralih pada sektor dapur pacunya, Tablet Evercoss Elevate Tab V ini telah di bekali dengan prosesor Quad Core dengan clock speed 1,3ghZ yang sudah di kolaborasikan dengan menggunaka chipset Media Tek MT. Namun sayangnya belum di ketahui tepe mediatek apa yang telah di benamkan pada smartphone tersebut. Tidak ketinggalan juga pada smartphone ini telah di tandemkan dengan pengolah grafis dari Mali 400MP2.Baca selengkapnya --->>> Evercoss Elevate Tab V
  • Dapur Pacu Smartphone Canggih Infinix Zero 2

    shofie
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Tidak cuma di bekali dengan adanya kamera depan dan juga kamera belakang. Pada smartphone itu juga telah di suguhkan dengan adanya dapur pacu yang cukup gahar dari prosesor Octa Core dengan kecepatan 2GHz yang sudah di padukan dengan adanya chipset MediaTek MT6592 yang telah di perkokoh dengan menggunakan GPU mali 450MP4 serta telah di proses dengan menggunakan RAM 2GB.Baca selengkapnya --->>> Infinix Zero 2
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    Mexican recipes cooking blog

  • Chiles Toreados

    Mely Martínez
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Chiles Toreados are super quick to make when you need to spice-up a meal, particularly tacos and grilled meats. It is also an easy recipe since you just need few ingredients like jalapeños or serrano peppers, oil, lime juice and salt, which most of you already have in your kitchen. Chiles Toreados are sometimes served with salsa bowls at taquerias and steak restaurants in Mexico. Nowadays, cooks will serve Chiles Toreados with a few drops of soy sauce, a tradition that started at Chinese restaurants in Mexico, and later on it became popular to add other sauces as well, like Worcestershire…
  • Summer Holiday Recipe Ideas

    Mely Martínez
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    Summer is a great time to enjoy the bounty of fruits and vegetables available with your friends and family. You probably like to plan your summer holidays and parties in an outdoor setting, and if you’re anything like me, that setting probably includes some sort of barbecue grillAt home, we like to grill vegetables like nopales and onions whenever we have the grill out for a barbeque. If you’re someone that gets a lot of use out of your grill, here are a few ideas for bringing some Mexican flavor to your summer cookouts.Read more »
  • How to make a remarkable multipurpose dried pepper sauce

    Mely Martínez
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    This sauce is made using “ancho” and “guajillo” peppers, garlic and black peppercorns. A sauce made with few ingredients, but with an exceptional cooking potential. It is excellent to have it handy in your fridge or freezer since it is remarkable useful for many dishes like red enchiladaspozole tamales, pork stew, menudochilorio, chilaquiles and many other traditional Mexican dishes. I consider it as a basic sauce for Adobos, too. Adobo sauce is a mixture of dry peppers blended with spices and vinegar to season meats, mainly pork, and either prepare a stew with it, or just rub the…
  • Why this is one of the best street foods in Mexico?

    Mely Martínez
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:48 am
    This dish is one of the best creations of Mexican street food. Why? Because it’s delicious, simple to make, easy to carry, and uses the fruits that are in season. On top of that, the healthy portion of fruit is meant to supercharge you with energy. And with a name like “Bionico” (“bionic”), it better! “Bionicos” are a form of fruit cocktail originally made in Guadalajara with chopped fruits and then bathed in a sweet cream mixture and topped off with granola, pecans, raisins, and shredded coconut. “Bionicos were first invented by a street vendor in the city of Guadalajara in…
  • 10 Ways to cool off this summer

    Mely Martínez
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:50 am
    This summer has been unusually warmer compared to the last couple of years; since the first days of May, it has been hot and humid. Aguas Frescas are an easy way to keep you cool and hydrated, and are an excellent way to add fruits to your family’s daily diet. You can make Aguas Frescas out of almost any fruit or grain, so if you want to add a little variety to your drinks and take advantage of the fruits available in the summer, here is a list of 10 recipes for you to enjoy!Read more »
 
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    Cooking | Add a Pinch

  • How to Brown Butter

    Robyn
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Learning how to brown butter is a kitchen essential! It adds richness to dishes, especially when baking! A step-by-step visual guide for an indispensable kitchen technique that you will absolutely love! Brown butter adds so much flavor in cooking  and baking! I love to use it in recipes where butter is called for to add an additional layer of flavor to pasta, vegetables, cookies, and cakes. The transformation of the butter as it reaches the perfect, nutty, golden brown is amazing and makes an already delicious dish absolutely irresistible! I use unsalted butter for making my brown…
  • Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe

    Robyn
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Trifle makes a delicious quick and easy dessert perfect for entertaining! This mixed berry trifle recipe couldn’t be simpler or more delicious! I love trifle. I love making it and I most certainly love eating it – there’s no question about that! I’ve always thought that it looked beautiful served in a single large trifle bowl, but when I started making my trifle in individual glasses for serving, I loved the look so much that I think I must have given my trifle bowl away! I looked for my bowl the other day as I was getting ready to assemble my trifle for dessert for…
  • Classic Pastry Cream Recipe

    Robyn
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This pastry cream recipe is a classic recipe used to fill cakes, pies, and many baked goods. Easy to make in just a few minutes for delicious pastry cream every time! Pastry cream makes one of those classic, essential recipes that once you make it you’ll find infinite uses for it when making desserts. Even though it uses only six ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make, homemade pastry cream requires a close eye and constant attention as it is being prepared. Through the years of making it, I’ve learned a few tricks for making a fail proof classic pastry cream every…
  • Watermelon Skewers Recipe

    Robyn
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Fun watermelon skewers are perfect for parties! So easy to make and fun to eat, these watermelon skewers are always a hit! Are you ready for all the 4th of July festivities this weekend? I absolutely can’t wait! This year, we’re hosting family and friends at the farm for a fun celebration after watching the parade downtown. Have I ever told you how much I love parades? There is just something magical them! The whole town comes together smiling, cheering and having the best time dressed in their most festive red, white and blue. The old cars are all sparkly where they’ve…
  • Kale Breakfast Skillet Recipe

    Robyn
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This kale breakfast skillet recipe is packed with flavor and ready in minutes! Made with kale, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and topped with eggs.  For sometime now, my family has loved quick and easy skillet recipes like this simple kale breakfast skillet recipe. I love that in less than 30 minutes, I can make a delicious and hearty meal that will keep my family going until lunch time. And if truth be told, we love this for easy lunches and simple suppers just as much as we do for breakfast or brunch! But seriously, what’s not to love? I can quickly saute the vegetables in a bit of…
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    A Couple Cooks

  • Thai Curry Naan Pizza

    Sonja
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    “Each of us starts out as a watertight vessel. And these things happen – these people leave us, or don’t love us, or don’t get us, or we don’t get them, and we lose and fail and hurt one another. And the vessel starts to crack open in places….But there is all this time between when the cracks start to open up and when we finally fall apart. And it’s only in that time that we can see one another, because we see out of ourselves through our cracks and into others through theirs. When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my ideas and I saw into yours.
  • Baked Falafel Salad Bowl

    Sonja
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Cultivating a wholehearted life is not like trying to reach a destination. It’s like walking toward a star in the sky. We never really arrive, but we certainly know that we’re heading in the right direction. ~Brené Brown At some point in life, you begin to realize that everything is a journey. I lived in Madrid for a while in college, and my heart pined after becoming fluent in Spanish. After the semester was over, I realized fluency was not so much an arrival, but a place on a sliding scale. Was I fluent? I certainly didn’t feel it, but I could make my way around. I…
  • Matcha Eggs Benedict

    Sonja
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Here’s a final recipe to round out our latest breakfast kick. We’ve been wondering: do you eat breakfast? Most days our breakfasts are simple with peanut butter toast or oatmeal, but on the weekends we like to mix it up when time allows. How abut weekend breakfasts or brunches? There’s something so comforting about the concept, like a little reward for making it through the week! This recipe is a twist on an old standard: eggs Benedict, healthy style (we couldn’t help it). This “healthy hollandaise” sauce is made mostly of Greek yogurt, with a little…
  • Almond Butter Toast with Honey & Strawberries

    Sonja
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Here’s another in the “not really a recipe, more of an idea” category, but honestly, those are my favorite. When I’m stuck in a rut with meals, it’s nice to have a little inspiration even if it’s just to put almond butter on toast. Or tomatoes with spaghetti and fresh basil. Or yogurt with cherries and honey — those easy combinations that are somehow easily forgotten. This meal is an easy breakfast / snack idea using all local goodies from our local farmer’s market: bread from Amelia’s, almond butter from Pure Good Foods (hi, new…
  • Making Fitness Work for You: How to Exercise at Home

    Sonja
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:57 pm
    As passionate as we are about food and health, we know simply eating a whole foods diet is only one piece of the puzzle. Staying fit and leading an active lifestyle is just as important to overall wellness. Here’s the secret we’ve found to fitting in regular exercise: making it work in your lifestyle and with your personality. In this next post in our Healthy + Whole series, here’s a bit about where we’ve come, and what our fitness routine looks like now.  Like many Americans, my life is non-stop. Weekdays are packed minute-by-minute between running a business,…
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    Chow and Chatter

  • In Season Vegetable Soup

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:53 pm
    We love soups at our house in fact it is something my hubby asks me to make, the beauty of using in season produce is that flavor will be at its peak, and using a simple recipe the ingredients will shine. I made this one in the spring when new potatoes were in season one of my favorite farmers at the Tanglewood market had picked the potatoes a couple of hours before they tasted so fresh and earthy.Ingredients:a small bowl of new potatoesa handful of fresh parsley and oregano 1/2 an onion chopped3 cloves of garlic choppeda little knob of butter 2 small carrots choppeda bunch of…
  • Scuppernong Float

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:57 pm
    One thing I love about shopping at local farmers markets is that you get to discover local foods, that may be new to you. It was in North Carolina that I first had muscadine grapes, these grapes are native to the area and grow really well. They can be eaten, made into a juice, a wine or jellies. I confess to eat they are a tad sweet for my liking and they have tough skins. So a juice is a good way to go. The grapes grow well in the south, there are a few varieties one being the Scuppernong  found growing wild in northeastern North Caroline in 1810 by Dr. Calvin Jones Float. They are…
  • Edenton North Carolina - Photo Series

    21 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    En route to North Carolina's Outer Banks we stopped for a night in Edenton. I had read about it as one of America's prettiest small towns its steeped in history and this made it a big draw to me. Its North Carolina's first colonial capital so it has British roots and boosts the States oldest courthouse that is still in operation from 1767. Its a lovely little town situated on the Albemarle sound a pretty body of water for fishing and boating. I confess its very small and could be done as a day trip really or maybe a coffee or spot of lunch en route to the coast. But if you love…
  • Jerk Shrimp with Caribbean Rice

    9 Jun 2015 | 8:23 pm
    One of our favorite ways to cook rice is this Caribbean inspired recipe I learn from a trip to Turks and Caicos, its easy to make and it transports you to a sunny Island. The day we cooked this, fresh wild caught local shrimp were on sale, good shrimp is perfect to lightly season and grill it takes minutes and is so good.Ingredients: One can of peas in coconut milk1/2 a red onion finely chopped3 cloves of garlic chopped salt about 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste one cup of uncooked rice shrimpjerk seasoning Method:saute the onion and garlic in olive oil for about 7…
  • Historic Murray's Mill, Catawba NC

    1 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I really enjoy visiting historic sites its a snap shot of a time gone by and its delightful when they are well preserved and managed by folks who care. This is the case for Murray's Mill in Catawba North Carolina the old water mill is close to i 40 making it a fun stop if your driving up to Asheville or the mountains. It would also make a lovely trip for a picnic and a walk, the pond and setting is picture perfect. The Mill is from 1913 and the 1890s Murray & Minges General Store, is adjacent also there is the 1880s Wheathouse.Each September there is an annual harvest festival, featuring…
 
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    Grabbing the Gusto

  • Southwestern Slaw

    deirdrereid
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Southwestern Slaw | Grabbing the Gusto This healthy cole slaw delivers southwestern flavor without the heaviness of mayonnaise. If you’re looking for a dish to bring to a 4th of July cook-out this weekend, I’ve got a contender for you—Southwestern Slaw. Even if someone else brings cole slaw to the party, theirs will probably be full of mayonnaise and not full of southwestern flavors. The ingredients and their amounts are merely guidelines—add more or less depending on your taste (and your friends’ and family’s tastes) and what’s in your refrigerator. I always have lonely…
  • Salmon and Vegetable Stir-Fry

    deirdrereid
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    Salmon and Vegetable Stir-Fry | Grabbing the Gusto A quick summer meal full of flavor and color — salmon and vegetable stir-fry. When the temperatures hover around 100 degrees for more than a week in a row, my dinner menus get simpler. Usually, I make a protein and two sides, but that means three burners or two burners and the oven heating up the house. Lately, I’ve cut dinners back to one pot or one bowl: big dinner salads, casseroles, or stir-fries, like this salmon and vegetable stir-fry. I always have a side of frozen wild salmon in the freezer. Buying a big frozen fillet is…
  • Roasted Green Lightning Shrimp

    deirdrereid
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Roasted Green Lightning Shrimp | Grabbing the Gusto After marinating, this summery shrimp dish takes minutes to put together. Featuring bold flavors of cilantro, scallions, garlic and jalapenos, you can make it in the oven or on the grill. I love green food. Basil pesto or herb pesto, sautéed greens or sugar snap peas, creamed spinach or greens, a big salad, just the sight of a dish of green makes my mouth water. I know I’m in for tasty, nutritious goodness. Take a look at that dish of green—Roasted Green Lightning Shrimp. Wow, right? It is as good as it looks. That’s a kohlrabi…
  • 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,…
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    Mission: Food

  • Tangy Cheddar Cheese Crackers

    Victoria
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Homemade is better. Always. Although it's terribly convenient to purchase ready-made itemas at a store, making them yourself is not only fun (I swear) but also tastes better. You also know exactly what is going into it, just like anything homemade.Crackers are no exception! They may seem daunting in theory, but they are quite simple. You make a dough, roll it out thin, and then cut into squares, rectangles, or even circles, depending on the cracker. The most timeless crackers are generally soda water crackers (such as Saltines), buttery crackers (like Ritz), and cheese crackers (think…
  • Fried Chicken Fingers with Comeback Sauce

    Victoria
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I hear the words "comfort food," some of the first thoughts that come to mind are "macaroni and cheese" and "fried chicken." With that said, I didn't grow up in a macaroni and cheese or fried chicken household. My family is Armenian, and I grew up introduced mostly to Middle Eastern dishes, but also to some American favorites as well, just on a much smaller scope.My family never fried chicken, ever. My earliest understanding of fried chicken came in the form of KFC, and even Popeye's. There's definitely better fried chicken in the universe than what is found at these chains. I've had…
  • Pork and Chive Dumplings

    Victoria
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Pork dumplings are classic appetizers on so many Asian menus, whether they are Japanese gyoza or Chinese jiaozi. They can easily be pan-fried, deep-fried, steamed, or boiled with excellent results. The pork filling itself can range based on the cuisine and the cook. Cabbage and/or chives often compliment ground pork along with soy sauce and minced ginger.I've shared some pork and cabbage dumplings in the past, so today I've decided to share a recipe for pork and chive dumplings. The chives here come in the form of Chinese chives (or garlic chives). If you can't find these, use scallions,…
  • Belgian Liège Waffles

    Victoria
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Most Americans who have eaten Belgian waffles at Sunday brunch (or even in their own kitchens) haven't really eaten Belgian waffles. Just because a waffle is baked in a Belgian-style waffle maker does not automatically make it Belgian.The waffle maker itself does yield bigger pockets (perfect for filling with syrup and other toppings), but if we're going to get technical, a true Belgian Liège waffle (aka a Belgian sugar waffle) is very different from its American cousin.Authentic Liège waffles are more time consuming to prepare, and feature a rich and buttery yeasted brioche dough…
  • Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin

    Victoria
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy Summer! Officially as of yesterday, the summer solstice, we can start the celebration. Although summer is the perfect excuse to fire up the grill, I actually made these wonderful turkey and zucchini burgers on my stove-top, featuring wonderful Middle Eastern flavors.Although they require a bit of oil for cooking, they are otherwise quite healthy, and feature a generous amount of grated zucchini and tons of delicious herbs, really amplifying the tenderness of these delicate, small, bun-less burgers. And PS this is a great way to fool your kids into eating vegetables ;-)A mixture of mint,…
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    Savoring Time in the Kitchen

  • Pecan Bars

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    This recipe comes from a cookbook that I've had for a VERY long time, Creme de Colorado, which is a Junior League of Denver cookbook.  Honestly, it is one of the best cookbooks I have in my cookbook library.  I bought it when my daughters were little, used it often then, and I still refer to it today. If I need a recipe for an occasion, I will often pick up this cookbook first.  I'm sure you've had some version of a pecan bar at some time in your life but these honey-sweetened-caramel-mixed-with-loads-of pecans-on-a-shortbread-cookie-base bars are Irresistible!  Try to eat…
  • Herb and Garlic Breadsticks!

    20 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    These bread sticks are so easy to make but what is even better is how delicious they are!  Last week, after a busy day which included of watching our grandson play baseball, I was looking for a fast and delicious dinner.  Off to Sam's Club to buy a rotisserie chicken (I like theirs the best).  Their artisan breads are located right next to the rotisserie chicken case and I picked up a package of herb foccacia and put it in my cart thinking they would taste delicious with the chicken.  I started thinking that I could probably make them at home and they would be much better…
  • Raspberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

    8 Jun 2015 | 5:57 pm
    The garden is growing and supplying me with plentiful rhubarb. I thank the English settlers who brought rhubarb to the United States in the 1820s! How swiftly it spread in popularity across our country where it thrived.Each year, I try to find at least 2-3 new rhubarb recipes to try.  Some are absolute winners and some...not so much.  This one is an absolute winner!  Sliced rhubarb is mixed with raspberries rather than the traditional strawberries.  I loved the combination.  A nutty, shortbread base and a creamy, cheesecake-like topping make this recipe easy to make a…
  • Grilled Chiquila Shrimp

    28 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Now that the summer season is officially upon us and June 1st is, unbelievably, this Monday, I hope you are looking for some delicious ways use your outdoor grill! Here is a recipe that I have been making for a long time. Years. It's an adaptation of a recipe I received from a friend and I'm sorry I can't attribute the original source. I've tried doing web searches for tequila shrimp but nothing compares to this exact recipe. The stand out ingredient in this one is the marinade made with chili sauce, tequila, garlic, cayenne and other spices.  I like to call it Chiquila Shrimp. …
  • 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…
 
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    Roti n Rice

  • Strawberry Banana Protein Shake

    Linda
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Quick and healthy Strawberry Banana Protein Shake with Sun Warrior protein powder. It is thick, creamy, delicious, and satisfying.
  • Sticky Hoisin Honey Chicken

    Linda
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    Best ever Sticky Hoisin Honey Chicken with a sweet savory glaze that is sure to please. Very easy to prepare using only a few simple ingredients.
  • Fried Plantains with Coconut

    Linda
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    Quick and easy Fried Plantains with Coconut using only 4 ingredients. Takes under 20 minutes and is perfect for afternoon snack or tea time.
  • Power Greens Banana Smoothie

    Linda
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Go green and power up with this Power Greens Banana Smoothie. It will give your body a nutritional boost and keep you satisfied for the morning.
  • Sausage, Potato, and Egg Skillet

    Linda
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    Wake up to this delicious Sausage, Potato, and Egg Skillet topped with shredded cheese and green onions. Makes a wonderful weekend breakfast or brunch treat for the family.
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    Rouxbe Online Cooking School Blog

  • Rouxbe & Plantrician Project Release Culinary Rx

    Ken, Vice President Culinary Training
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    After 10 years in development, we are pleased to release Culinary Rx – a collaborative project between the Rouxbe Cooking School and The Plantrician Project.  Culinary Rx is the definitive online course that will provide healthcare professionals with the educational resource needed to help patients transform their personal health. It is also a course for...
  • Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) Initiates Formal Pilot Program with the Rouxbe Cooking School

    Joe, Co-founder of Rouxbe
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Oregon Health & Sciences University, the largest medical institution in Oregon, has partnered with the Rouxbe Cooking School to power an online education program to support patient outcomes through lifestyle health initiatives that focus on cooking. The partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at OHSU marks the first step toward developing programs that will help...
  • The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association Partners with the Rouxbe Cooking School

    Joe, Co-founder of Rouxbe
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Partnership with Canada’s premier holistic nutrition school connects their program alumni with Rouxbe to support complementary professional cooking education for CSNN graduates. The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association represents graduates from all 13 campuses across Canada that train students in holistic nutrition. These alumni focus much of their practice around a food and...
  • Farm Sanctuary Selects Rouxbe as Culinary Training Partner for Plant-Based Cooking.

    Joe, Co-founder of Rouxbe
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal rescue and protection organization, has partnered with the Rouxbe Cooking School to provide enhanced cooking education to all supporters looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. Starting today, supporters can visit Farm Sanctuary’s plant-based living site, V-lish for a special offer to attend the Farm Sanctuary Cooking...
  • Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services and Rouxbe Partner to Offer Training Program

    Ken, Vice President Culinary Training
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Vancouver, B.C. (February 3, 2015) Chartwells and the Rouxbe Cooking School are partnering to bring culinary skills training to associates of food operations at over 260 colleges and universities across the United States. Rouxbe is pleased to announce the initiation of a training partnership with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, the leading contract foodservice provider...
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Home Bar: Cocchi Spritz, Plus Thoughts About “Low Octane” Cocktails

    Jeffrey Levy
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    There comes a time in life when you’re no longer chasing the highest ratio of alcohol by volume (ABV) to dollars. The trend has been going on for a while, with “session” beers and the appearance of “low octane” sections on cocktail menus over the past few years. I love sipping on vermouth and certain liqueurs as standalone drinks, but when it comes to mixing cocktails with those spirits I often balk at the idea — the flavor of a low-ABV spirit can easily get lost. However, when prepping for a long night out or when I’m just in need of a refreshing drink…
  • TK046: vōx – vōx EP

    Matthew Hickey
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    She’s been called the “first great mystery act of 2015” and, in a recent rising artist feature, Pigeons & Planes raved over her “commanding” vocals and “forward thinking” production. Indeed, vōx, the brainchild of Los Angeles’ Sarah Winters, has been receiving critical praise from every corner including enthusiastic nods here on Turntable Kitchen and in some of our favorite music publications such as yvynyl, The Deli Mag, Blah Blah Blah Science, DIY Magazine, and EARMILK. While she’s only released a pair of official singles under her vōx moniker (“Better” and…
  • Single Serving: Little Boots – Get Things Done

    Matthew Hickey
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    London’s Victoria Christina Hesketh, a.k.a. Little Boots, is returning with her third studio album Working Girl later this month. Yesterday she dropped the album’s latest single “Get Things Done” and it’s a total jam. Neon-lit and built around a driving rhythm it’s danceable, upbeat and completely infectious. Give it a listen and see for yourself. You can pre-order Working Girl on CD, vinyl, and MP3.
  • Single Serving: White Reaper – Pills

    Matthew Hickey
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Hot damn. Louisville’s fiery and snarling rock n’ rollers White Reaper cut some radical, raucous jams. Take, for example, their latest single “Pills” from their upcoming debut album White Reaper Does It Again. It’s a bright but gritty stomper built around jagged guitar riffs, taut bass, and pummeling percussion. Best of all, it’s FUN. I think I’m love. If you haven’t already, pre-order their debut White Reaper Does It Again NOW.
  • Single Serving: Mr Twin Sister – The Erotic Book

    Matthew Hickey
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hot off the release of their new album (and new name) Mr Twin Sister have quickly returned with a slick, sensual new one-off single titled “The Erotic Book.” It’s a subtle, mesmerizing jam that proves to be pure headphone sugar.
 
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    Jersey Bites

  • It’s Simply Local Features New Jersey Artisans

    Melissa Beveridge
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Maybe the idea for It’s Simply Local came about when New Jersey native Julianne Tootell moved across the country to Washington, leaving New Jersey’s produce and her best friend, Kara Kilmer, behind. Little did she know that the two of them would hatch up an idea to bring the best that New Jersey has to... Read More
  • Eating Local with Jersey Fresh

    Lisa Pisano
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Summertime! This is my favorite time of year for produce and what better state to live in than the Garden State—home to more than 100 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs—to enjoy nature’s bounty at almost every exit of the Parkway. I have several favorite stops: farmers markets in my Bergen County neighborhood. Roadside farm... Read More
  • Foodie Things to Do this Weekend and Beyond

    JerseyBites
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    This weekend: July 6 through October: If you love cars and great summer food, then you won’t want to miss Monday Cruise Night. Come to Four Sisters Winery for a showcase of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, trucks, and tractors. Enjoy a nice glass of wine, and some delicious burgers and dogs! The event is $10... Read More
  • Wineries of Central Jersey

    Charlie Toms
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    When it comes to winemaking, people often forget about Central Jersey. In fact, until the last decade, Cream Ridge was the only winery is the region. However, Monmouth and Mercer counties have both a rich agricultural tradition and quick access to the Parkway and the Turnpike, and so it’s no surprise that more wineries have opened... Read More
  • Tour de Farm New Jersey: Pairing Fitness with Farm-Fresh Eating

    Jennifer Miller
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren Counties are premier destinations for cyclists and food lovers alike. With scenic views, agricultural assets and year round breathtaking countryside, it’s hard not to fall in love. Mitch Morrison, a Sussex County resident, recognized how special western New Jersey is and was inspired to created Tour de Farm New Jersey, where... Read More
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    A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis

  • Stuffed Salmon with Cream Cheese and Crabmeat

    Chef Dennis Littley
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    Since  discovering Northwest Wild Caught Salmon earlier this year, I’ve been having fun finding different ways to prepare and enjoy this lovely fish.  I was lucky enough to pick up some nice sockeye salmon at Sam’s Club. This week Stuffed Salmon was on the menu at home, and I decided to try something a little different with the stuffing using cream cheese in my stuffing mix. Lisa and I had eaten at a seafood restaurant in Madeira Beach on one of our road trips and they had a similar stuffing with a grouper we had for dinner.  So I thought I’d give it a try with salmon.
  • On the way to Cape May

    Chef Dennis Littley
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    We’re two weeks into our road trip to the Jersey Shore and have been having a wonderful time enjoying the sunshine and amazing breezes that have been keeping us cool and relaxed during our stay in Ocean City and visiting other shore points. But as soon as we hit the mainland it gets hot very quickly, which is a good reason not to venture far from the shoreline! Luckily the shore line extends down to the bottom of the state which is where we headed for a day trip to beautiful Cape May, New Jersey.   While the town has many  beautiful new homes, you can still find gorgeous stately…
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime with Clementine Colada & Clementine Gelato

    Chef Dennis Littley
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine. Anytime is the perfect time for fresh Florida Juices and Seminole Pride Noble Juices simply can’t be beat!  Florida grown and manufactured by fourth Generation Floridians is a definitely a recipe for success!   And speaking of recipes what’s better in the hot summer months than homemade Clementine Gelato and a creamy Frozen Clementine Colada (my new favorite drink) They’re easy to make and full of sun ripened deliciousness when you use Naturally Pure Noble Juices!
  • Welcome Back Summer with Bubba Veggie Burgers!

    Chef Dennis Littley
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUBBA Burger for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Summertime means Burgertime and if you’re looking for a non meat alternative for friends and family, BUBBA Veggie Burgers could be just what you’re looking for! BUBBA Veggie Burgers are not your average Veggie burger. They are made from all veggies and have a great black bean flavor for the perfect alternative option at any cook out! Plus, the BUBBA Veggie Burger has all these great benefits: No GMO’s All natural Excellent source of vitamin A & C Gluten free Vegan…
  • Jonah Crab Claws

    Chef Dennis Littley
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    What do you do when the price of Stone Crab Claws gets to high?  You buy Jonah Crab Claws and never miss a beat! Crab claws are great steamed with dipping sauces or simply served cold with cocktail sauce. Either way it’s a great way to start a meal or add to your selection of seafood for a night of deliciousness! I steamed these beauties that I picked up at one of the wholesale clubs just long enough to get them warm and served them old school with melted garlic butter and a Crab Shack copycat mustard sauce. Jonah Crab Claws   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 20…
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    stetted

  • Vegan Banana Split Popsicles

    Megan
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Vegan banana split popsicles are made with coconut milk for creamy treat without the bowl! Last summer I purchased a popsicle mold that ended up being ignored for nine months. Such is the case with many of the kitchen gadgets I have lurking in my house — right now I have a deep fryer hanging out in my trunk, where it’s been since I borrowed from a friend in mid-May. This habit doesn’t go over too well with the rest of the family, especially my older son, who spies the popsicle sticks every time I go into that drawer for something else and then dramatically declares that I never…
  • Everything Old is New Again #streamteam

    Megan
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    This post is brought to you by Netflix. It seems like every time I turn around, my son is consuming something that I enjoyed (or mocked) in my own childhood. From Ninja Turtles to Home Alone to Mr. Peabody, I feel like I’m reliving my past every time I sit down to watch something with my kids. (I’m also reliving him showing disgust over foods he had until recently enjoyed, but that’s an entirely different post…) Folks my age, who grew up in the glory days of Nickleodeon, are both eager to recapture some of that time period and are also some of the people who get to…
  • How to Make an Affogato with iCoffee

    Megan
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Making an affogato at home is incredibly easy. This post is brought to you by iCoffee. I take coffee pretty much any way I can get it. In Austin we’re lucky to have lots of independent coffee shops and small business coffee roasters keeping the city of creatives, entrepreneurs, students, and tech geeks caffeinated. Maybe it’s the coffee that helps so many new businesses, especially restaurants, pop up seemingly every week. To go with the coffee, we’ve also had a few ice cream places join us in the last year or so. Specifically, gelato has been taking over our dessert…
  • Caprese Chicken Flatbread

    Megan
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Caprese chicken flatbread turns a favorite summertime salad into a entree meal. A couple of weeks ago I went to a tomato-themed dinner at one of our urban farms, Springdale Farm. I love it when I get to attend dinners at farms; not only is the setting beautiful but you also get to have a peek at exactly where the food you’re about to eat is coming from. Springdale is churning out plenty of pretty tomatoes each week, and I’m doing what anyone else in that situation would: eating them on everything. Now, a traditional caprese salad is a constant dish in my house during tomato…
  • Apricot Granola {giveaway!}

    Megan
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Apricot granola is flavored with chai spices for a crunchy, fragrant breakfast. This post is brought to you by Silpat on behalf of Food Fanatic. The other day I was running around the house, taking care of the laundry, the dishes, corralling the toys, and everything else that happens when you have two kids, and I realized it was almost lunchtime. And yet, I had completely forgotten about eating breakfast. Since my children are incapable of going more than 10 minutes without eating, this sort of thing never happens on the weekend. During the week forgetting to eat happens far more often than…
 
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  • Boulou (Libyan Jewish Bread) #TwelveLoaves

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    It's the first Tuesday of the month, and that means it's time for another edition of #TwelveLoaves! Our host this month is Karen from Karen's Kitchen Stories, and she's chosen Jewish Breads as our theme. Beyond bagels, Bialys, Challah, Babka, rye and matzo, I'm not familiar with many other types of Jewish bread, so I was really looking forward to this challenge. I swear, the hardest part was deciding which type of bread to make. I've had Bialys on my to-make list forever. And while I've made rye before, I don't think I've ever made a true Jewish rye. I considered making a non-yeast bread like…
  • Grilled Pizza w/ Onions, Peppers, Corn & Brats #BlondeBBQChallenge

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Would you believe me if I told you that Guinness© Blonde American Lager tastes an awful lot like Guinness Stout? Because that's what I'm telling you. As a lover of the deep, rich Porter that everybody knows as Guinness, my first sip of Blonde was a happy one. It may be a lighter in color, but not in complexity or flavor. The first fusion beer in the new Guinness Discovery Series, Guinness Blonde combines European brewing techniques with American Hops to brew a lager that is hoppy with citrus and floral notes, while still having that "biscuity" malt finish so characteristic of Guinness.
  • Stencil Printed Tea Towels and Crates for Culinary Gift Giving - a guest post by Margaret Peot, author of Stencil Craft

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    I'm thrilled to welcome artist, writer, costume painter, and author Margaret Peot to the blog today as a tour stop for her new book, Stencil Craft. Not only has Peot painted costumes at Parsons-Meares, LTD for Broadway projects like Aladdin, The Lion King, Wicked, Turn Off the Dark, Will Rogers Follies, Shrek the Musical, Phantom of the Opera, and Mary Poppins, as well as dance, film circus, arena and ice shows—she also taught costume painting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for ten years. Peot's books include The Successful Artist's Career Guide, Alternative Art Journals, Make Your Mark…
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    My Man's Belly

  • Love Potion No. 9 Chocolate Sauce

    Pamela
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    This versatile chocolate sauce is perfect for making chocolate milk, topping ice cream, making quick desserts from pound cake or making cocktails. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
  • Strawberry Dessert Bars

    Pamela
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    These strawberry dessert bars are light and delicious. They start with a layer of graham crackers then lay on the strawberries and a crumble top. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
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    Give Recipe

  • Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters

    Zerrin
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters are one of those perfect summer foods that can be served at breakfast, as an appetizer or as a snack. These are no different from regular zucchini fritters, but they don’t contain wheat flour. Chickpea flour is used instead and you feel a nice subtle flavor of it, it’s definitely not suppressing...  Read More » The post Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Cheesy Zucchini Rice

    Zerrin
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Cheesy Zucchini Rice is a one pot side dish that is amazingly tasty. It is wonderfully creamy and divinely cheesy. This is such a great zucchini recipe that kids (and your carnivorous husband) will never know that they are eating a bunch of zucchini; they will think that they are eating rice with lots of...  Read More » The post Cheesy Zucchini Rice appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Double Chocolate Pancakes

    Zerrin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Double Chocolate Pancakes are no different from your favorite double chocolate cake. These can even serve as a birthday morning cake when you place a candle on its top. True chocolate lovers will immediately want to indulge in these very tempting chocolate loaded pancakes. I know pancakes are eaten for breakfast and they are normally...  Read More » The post Double Chocolate Pancakes appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Mexican Corn on the Cob

    Zerrin
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Mexican Corn on the Cob doesn’t need many words to describe. One can easily understand that it is the yummiest snack around the world in summer. The sweet, salty, tangy and hot flavors are all very well combined to make this ridiculously simple yet fabulously tasty Mexican street food known as elote. Although the weather...  Read More » The post Mexican Corn on the Cob appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Spicy Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa

    Zerrin
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Spicy Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa are the first tacos we’ve made and eaten. Our feelings? Just amazed! Love the simplicity. Tacos are very easy and fun to make and you can create the world’s tastiest meal just in about 15 minutes. Our tacos are topped with avocado slices, cilantro and garlicky tzatziki sauce so...  Read More » The post Spicy Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa appeared first on Give Recipe.
 
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    Restless Chipotle

  • RedGold Spicy Grilled Burgers

    Marye Audet
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:43 pm
    RedGold Spicy Grilled Burgers take a really great summer tradition and make it amazing. It’s a simple as adding a can of  RedGold drained diced tomatoes with chiles to the lean ground beef and topping the cooked burger with Sriracha Ketchup. RedGold provided several of the ingredients for this recipe. You can win your own... Read More » The post RedGold Spicy Grilled Burgers appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Fat Daddy’s Patio Party Kick-off in Mansfield

    Marye Audet
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:09 pm
    I was given an exclusive invitation to attended the Fat Daddy’s patio party kickoff with DFW Bloggers in Mansfield, Texas. Although I was not paid to attend this event, food and a couple of cocktails were provided at no cost. As always my opinions are uncensored and definitely my own. July is a crazy busy month... Read More » The post Fat Daddy’s Patio Party Kick-off in Mansfield appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Grilled Chicken Alfredo that Beats Olive Garden

    Marye Audet
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:21 pm
    This easy grilled chicken Alfredo is going to be on your A list. Slightly smoky, grilled chicken breasts are sliced and served over tender pasta drenched in a creamy, rich Alfredo sauce. It’s easier than you think and, if you grill your chicken breasts ahead of time, goes together in minutes. Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill,... Read More » The post Grilled Chicken Alfredo that Beats Olive Garden appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Easy No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake

    Marye Audet
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    This no-bake strawberry shortcake takes just 10 minutes to put together. You keep it in the refrigerator over night and the textures and flavors soften and blend. That first bite is creamy, tangy, rich, sweet, and absolutely addictive. So easy your 10 year old could make it without help. Summer has finally hit. My husband... Read More » The post Easy No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Easy, No-Bake Rolo Cookies

    Marye Audet
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:14 pm
    These easy, no-bake Rolo cookies are full of chocolate and caramel, then dipped in more chocolate with a generous sprinkle of pecans on top. Best of all they come together super-fast because you start with Ritz crackers. You know, my kids don’t stop wanting sacks and treats just because it’s 110F outside my kitchen window but... Read More » The post Easy, No-Bake Rolo Cookies appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Sweet on Austin

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Zombie Sundae (with Chocolate-Chai and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream) from Sweet Ritual Austin Cream Pie Donut from Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich (with Chocolate Chip Cookies) from Moojo Currant Scone and Iced Chai Tea from The Steeping Room Chocolate-Dipped, Coconut-Covered Frozen Banana from Bananarchy Birthday Cake Cupcake (Strawberry Cake with Almond Whipped Topping) from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop Nada Moo Vanilla Chai Sundae, Ice Cream Social Hosted by Counter Culture Chocolate, Carrot, Lemon, Coconut, Cookie Dough, and Mint Chocolate Chip…
  • A Better Bistro

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    “Elevated cuisine” is not the bill of fare one might expect to come out of a shoe-box of a food trailer parked in the outskirts of east Austin, and yet Bistro Vonish seems determined to defy such preconceived notions. Redefining the category of fine dining through the lens of a classically trained vegan chef, Craig Vanis isn’t your ordinary line cook either. Propelled by a basic desire to feed others and express his creativity, his true inspirations are diverse, interwoven into the tangle of modern food politics and nutrition. “Food touches everyone, more than just…
  • Silent Sunday: Don’t Mess with Texas

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
  • Corn Porn

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    The simplest elements of a meal, those unassuming side dishes that are all too often overshadowed by flashier, more expensive, or more complex mains, serve up far more nuance than they’re given credit for. A perfect example of this is the humble ear of corn. As summer marches on and those golden yellow kernels swell larger, juicier, and sweeter underneath the hot sun, truly sumptuous fresh corn is a rare treat despite its ubiquity. That’s because few cooks truly value this starchy staple as more than just plate filler. A whole world of flavor can be found within those pale green…
  • Cashew is King

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    Dense, silky smooth, capable of melting so slowly and seductively across the palate that it seems to linger far beyond the average taste; cashew ice cream has certainly come a long way. Once a mere glimmer in the eye of the mad kitchen scientist who dared venture outside the standard arsenal of readily available dairy alternatives, cashew ice cream has finally hit the mainstream, and in a big way thanks to So Delicious. Textural superiority provides the unshakable foundation for all of these nutty frozen desserts, unburdened by excessive gums or stabilizers like so many commercial options.
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    International Cuisine

  • Bawal Bakar Bumbu Pedas

    FoodRecipes
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
  • Fish Relish (Sambal Ikan)

    FoodRecipes
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Fish Relish (Sambal Ikan) Yield: 6 servings Ingredients for Fish Relish (Sambal Ikan) 4 oz Tuna fish, or: 3 oz Eel or: 3 oz Ikan teri 1 c Thick santen (coconut milk) 4 Cloves garlic 3 Shallots, peeled and chopped 4 Kemiri (candlenuts) 3 Cabe rawit or: 2 ts Chilli powder 2 tb Tamarind water or 2 ts Tomato puree 1 ts Brown sugar Salt 2 tb Vegetable oil Directions for Fish Relish (Sambal Ikan) I find that the easiest and tastiest Sambal Ikan is made with canned tuna fish. Sambal made with eel, however, is also delicious; cut the eel up very small and wash it in vinegar. In Indonesia we make this…
  • Noodles with walnuts (Sweet)

    FoodRecipes
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:11 am
    Noodles with walnuts (Sweet) Ingredients for Noodles with walnuts (Sweet) 8 oz. noodles – 4 oz. sugar 5 or 6 oz. ground l oz. fat or oil walnuts pinch of salt Directions for Noodles with walnuts (Sweet) Cook the noodles in boiling salted water till tender, then drain. Add the melted fat, and the walnuts mixed with sugar. Serve hot with a generous sprinkling of walnuts and sugar on top.
  • Fool Mudammas Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    Fool Mudammas Recipe Egyptian Lentils Yield: 8 servings To make authentic fool Mudammas try to buy the pink-colored Egyptian lentils available in gourmet and specialty shops. These tiny beans are a versatile staple. They make an interesting addition to soups or can be served alone as a starchy vegetable. In a 2-quart bowl: Soak 1 cup EGYPTIAN LENTILS or WHITE BEANS overnight, in water to cover. Drain and Cover with 3 cups WATER in a 1-quart saucepan. Add 1 Tbs. SALT. Cook until the skins split-about 1 hour. Drain and Chill Add: 1/2 tsp. SALT 2 cloves GARLIC, mashed or finely minced 1/2 cup…
  • Pinjur Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Pinjur Recipe This recipe is called “pinjur” (PEEN-jur) and it’s a traditional Macedonian recipe. It’s easy, nutritious, tasty, and can be found on everyone’s tables, from the villages scattered throughout the mountainsides to the capital city. Ingredients for Pincur Recipe One large eggplant 2-6 cloves garlic (depending on how strong you like it) salt (enough to lightly cover the garlic) handful roughly chopped walnuts Optional Ingredients: olive oil fresh lemon fresh cilantro Directions for Pinjur Recipe: Wash eggplant. Poke holes into it randomly with a fork…
 
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    Mary Makes Good

  • Stuffed Everything Pretzels

    Mary Helen
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Do you know what I miss most about growing up in the Northeast? I miss the bread. The bagels, the hard rolls, the pretzels! It's just not the same anywhere else. Actually, I take that back - at least partially. I did encounter the same kind of bread outside of the tri-state (CT, NY, NJ) area once. It was during my trip to Italy - where I often turned a corner to discover a scene that could have been mistaken for my childhood in Yonkers. I'm not Italian by blood, but I am fairly certain my heart was adopted by way of my stomach long ago. Anyway, bread. Oh bread! It's a wonder…
  • Honey & Citrus Salt Scrubs

    Mary Helen
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Disclosure: This post is brought to you by The National Honey Board.  Oh honey. It's sweet. It's golden. It's a natural gift thanks to its marvelous versatility and seemingly endless list of benefits. When it comes to natural and DIY skin care, honey is an ingredient that I reach for again and again. Honey is a special type of moisturizer called a humectant. Humectants, like honey, draw moisture in and keep it there, which can help enhance almost any homemade beauty recipe. While nutritive oils and butters, like sweet almond oil or shea butter, condition…
  • Book Update: Bonus Goodies and Ingredient Bundles Are Almost Ready!

    Mary Helen
    5 Jun 2015 | 11:38 am
    Howdy friends! I've been hard at work whipping up bonus goodies for all of the amazing people who have placed pre-orders for The Natural Beauty Solution. Yesterday I wrapped up photos for the bonus recipe booklet and opened a huge box of supplies for making lip balms, craft kits, and ingredient bundles. Here are a few shots that I grabbed with my phone while I was working on preparing the high res picture for the booklet. I'm really happy with the way this booklet is shaping up. It's safe to say that I learned an enormous amount in the time that I spent working with Kimberly…
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    Ren Behan Food | renbehan.com

  • Simple and in Season June – 30 Summer Recipes

    Ren Behan
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Are you ready for the summer? Having seen the entries for June’s Simple and in Season recipe link up I certainly am! I’m going to jump straight into the round up and also announce that the winner of a copy of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen was…Choclette over at Tin and Thyme for her Rose Syrup and Garden Weeds Pesto entries – inspired! Here are 30 simple summer recipes for you to try… Eat Your Greens I’m starting with a round up of all the super healthy green entries (shown above) Kate at Veggie Desserts set the bar high with her Sweet Potato, Kale and…
  • Simple and in Season – July & August – Join In!

    Ren Behan
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Welcome to Simple and in Season July & August! The summer holidays are upon us and I thought it would be nice to have an extra long link up with a round up at the end of August. The June recipes are here – full of wonderfully light, summery salads, sides and summer puddings for any occasion. The round up will follow shortly. Don’t forget to link to this page in your post and use the hashtag #SimpleandinSeason on Twitter and on Instagram and I’ll re-tweet any that I see! GUIDELINES Simple and in Season is a monthly food blogging event where you are invited to link up any of your…
  • An Authentic Pakistani Garam Masala Spice Blend

    Guest Recipe
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:52 am
    Today, Sumayya shares her mother’s special Pakistani garam masala spice blend recipe,which you can grind yourself in a spice blender at home. It’s the prefect warming combination of spices, including green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and bay leaf – guaranteed to bring a beautiful layer of flavour to your cooking. I’m looking forward to trying some sprinkled over some grilled halloumi, as Sumayya suggests. I hope you enjoy this special guest recipe on Ren Behan Food. We’d love to hear your comments in the box below.  If you ask a…
  • A Polish-Inspired Beetroot Summer Salad with Apples, Radish and Dill

    Ren Behan
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    A Polish-inspired beetroot summer salad with apples, radish and dill I was interested to read this week about the four distinct waves of Polish migration to the UK. I tend to only think of my parents’ generation, resettling to the UK after the Second World War and of course, of the most recent wave. In fact, there have been Poles in Britain since around 1830, following the November Uprising of 1830-1831, with a second wave happening between 1880 and 1920. Both my mother and father’s family settled in England during the third wave, shortly after the war. My father left Poland at the tender…
  • Simple and in Season June – Join In!

    Ren Behan
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    I can’t believe we’re in June already. It’s going to be a busy month for us as our little boy turns one. Where has the year gone?! We’ll be celebrating with lots of birthday cake – in fact, I’ve already spotted the Nutella cake I want to make over on this pretty site called Call Me Cupcake. Whilst browsing Linda’s site I also found a great recipe for an Easy Rhubarb Cake – which I’ll be making with a stash of garden rhubarb from my neighbour. I’d like to say a really big thank you to Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary up in…
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    Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine

  • What’s for Dinner? Scallops with Carrot Ginger Sauce

    Ivy Larson
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Ivy LarsonWhat’s for dinner? In our house, this is a question that typically pops up right after breakfast. My family knows I always plan our weekly dinners out on Sunday and so they know I know exactly what we are having for dinner pretty much any day of the week. But since dinnertime seems to be... Read More »The post What’s for Dinner? Scallops with Carrot Ginger Sauce appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Summer Berry Mango Pie Recipe

    Ivy Larson
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Ivy LarsonYes, I am sharing yet another pie recipe. That’s because it is summer, which always makes me want to eat pie. Perfectly summery and sporting a lovely rosy blush, this Berry Mango Pie Recipe is as healthful as it is delicious. Made without refined sugar or refined flour, it is every bit as vibrant, sweet... Read More »The post Summer Berry Mango Pie Recipe appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Easy 5-Step Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

    Ivy Larson
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Ivy LarsonA basic pie crust recipe is one of those staples grandmothers once passed down from generation to generation. Of course it wouldn’t necessarily be a gluten free pie crust recipe nor would it in any way actually be nutritious, but it most certainly would have been foolproof. And tasty. As with any staple recipe, taste... Read More »The post Easy 5-Step Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Dairy-Free Recipe for Key Lime Pie Will Blow You Away

    Ivy Larson
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Ivy LarsonThis dairy-free recipe for Key Lime Pie has no refined sugar and is made with a gluten-free pecan crust. It is so nutritious, you could seriously eat it for breakfast (and trust me, at our house, we do!) But what about taste? After all, if you take a look at a traditional recipe for Key... Read More »The post Dairy-Free Recipe for Key Lime Pie Will Blow You Away appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Easy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins with White Chia Seeds

    Ivy Larson
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Ivy LarsonIf you are searching for a way to make mornings less stressful and more nutritious, then this recipe for Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins with White Chia Seeds is just for you. If you make a batch over the weekend then all you need to do for breakfast come Monday morning is pour yourself a glass of... Read More »The post Easy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins with White Chia Seeds appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
 
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    On My Plate

  • Whole Foods Charges High Prices..... Well No Sheep Dip Batman!

    James Kiester
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:48 pm
    -Subject: The interior of the largest Whole Foods in the United States, located on Houston Street in the East Village of New York City. | Date: 08/25/2008 | Photographer: David Shankbone |This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.According to a recent article in USA TODAY, a current investigation, by New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs, has concluded that Whole Foods stores have been overcharging for pre-packaged foods.Did they really need to investigate to figure this out?  Seriously?  Next they'll look into the…
  • Jack In The Box's Black Pepper Cheeseburger - A Review

    James Kiester
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    -I like a peppery burger, so when Jack In The Box advertised a new "Black Pepper Cheeseburger" (an all beef patty with two slices of melting Black Pepper Cheese, plus onion rings, hickory smoked bacon, and Peppercorn Mayo, all on a gourmet signature bun) I wanted to try it.Unlike recent Sriracha & Ghost Pepper labeled fare, the "Black Pepper" title implied, to me, the presence of a hint of spice without a punch of tongue searing heat.  A HINT of spice is right.  I got a hit of peppery flavor on every third or forth bite.  The rest of the time it tasted like a slightly dry…
  • The Newest Bizarre Fast Food Trend

    James Kiester
    13 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    - A year ago, pretzel buns & crusts were all the rage.  Then fast food chains began adding watered down versions of Sriracha Sauce to sandwiches and tacos.  Next we were treated to a variety of toned down Ghost Pepper laden dishes.So, what can we look forward to next?  Apparently, the next fast food trend, to hit the U.S., will be the addition of hot dogs to dishes.  Carl’s Jr. has already begun to market their 1/2lb. Most American Thickburger: a 100% Black Angus beef patty with American cheese, a split hot dog, and kettle cooked potato chips on a Fresh Baked…
  • A Million SHU Fast Food? Really?

    James Kiester
    25 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    -Weighing in at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs)* the hottest chili in the world is Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Pepper.  To put that value into perspective, Poblano Peppers rate between 1,000 & 1,500 SHUs**, Sriracha Sauce is 2,200 SHUs**, Original Tobasco Sauce is 2,500 SHUs**, Cholula Sauce (my favorite hot sauce) chimes in at 3,600 SHUs**, the popular Jalapeño Pepper delivers from 2,500 to 8,000 SHUs**, and Dave's Insanity Sauce weighs in at a whopping 180,000 SHUs**.Eating these peppers has been known to cause chemical burns in the mouth and throat, burning eyes, heavy…
  • 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…
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    Our Tasty Travels

  • Introduction to Chilean Wine

    Erin De Santiago
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    When you think of South American wine, Malbec from Argentina is likely the first one that pops into your head. However, there is much more to the wines of South America than just that one varietal. Sometimes, Chile gets a bad rap for putting out only cheap production wines, but there is a lot of quality wine being produced in the geographically rich country. Much of Chile’s terrain shares similarities with some of the world’s great wine regions, something that was not lost on winemakers in Europe. If you’re planning a road trip through Chile to explore some of the…
  • Panil Barriquée by Panil Birrificio Torrechiara #OTTBeerDiary Day 168

    Brett Domue
    17 Jun 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 168: June 17, 2015…
  • Birra Doppia Malto alle Castagne Affumicate e Ginepro by Beltaine #OTTBeerDiary Day 167

    Brett Domue
    16 Jun 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 167: June 16, 2015…
  • Our Return to Emilia Romagna: Blogville 2015

    Erin De Santiago
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:11 am
    For the next two weeks, the team of Our Tasty Travels is back in one of our favorite European destinations, Emilia Romagna, Italy. We just arrived yesterday evening in Bologna with a pretty full schedule and some really exciting events taking place!   Blogville 2015 in Bologna, Italy On the way here, we spent a night in Switzerland, near the birthplace of fondue — which was incredible! And spending the night overlooking Lake Geneva wasn’t too shabby either. On Sunday, we drove near Turin, Italy, to see an Italian chef friend I knew from Taiwan. Chef Igor Macchia’s…
  • Birra Antoniana by Birrificio Antoniano #OTTBeerDiary Day 166

    Brett Domue
    15 Jun 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 166: June 15, 2015…
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  • Rosemary Scented Strawberry and Red Grapefruit Popsicles

    Marija
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    Making fruit popsicles is a no brainer. Mix fruit of your desire and sweeten with simple syrup. But still, I always feel the need to add them a little bit of something different. The most obvious way would be to tweak the simple syrup. You can add herbs, citrus peel or even spices to give Continue Reading
  • 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
 
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  • We Can't Have Nice Things

    VittlesVamp
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    What do we do when we find a hole-in-the-wall Chinatown treasure? We write about it so freaking much that I have to wait for 45 minutes on the street on a summer night to get to a ramshackle table with my BYOB beers and order dinner. Not cool. And yet, I get the irony. I'm part of the problem. That said, Spicy Village, a dingy Henan spot in Manhattan's Chinatown, is already firmly on foodies' radar screens. But word has unfortunately spread further than necessary, as evidenced by the suburban neophyte diners to our left who were scared of most of the ingredients on the menu. Thankfully, I was…
  • The Truth Is...

    VittlesVamp
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    You're looking at this table filled to overflowing with barbecue goodness at Brooklyn's Morgan's BBQ, and you're thinking I'll regale you with tales of Papa Vamp introducing me to my first-ever taste of slow smoked brisket. Well, the truth is that I don't think Dad and I've ever gone out for real deal 'cue together. But, it is Father's Day, so I felt that a meaty spread was a necessity in order to capture your attention. And, while my father didn't teach me about the beauty of Texas-style smoked meats, I do have one particular Papa Vamp food memory that makes me smile - his Sunday morning…
  • Basque Country on Avenue B

    VittlesVamp
    31 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    I don't pay call on Donostia in the East Village all that often, but I'm always delighted when I do amble into this very Spanish tapas bar on Avenue B. Sit down and the menu is defiantly Basque and all tapas. No paella here to coddle the masses. How about Esparragos Blancos instead, stalks of white asparagus with a healthy dollop of Romesco sauce and a sprinkling of chive? Or Alcachofa pate, an addictive spreadable artichoke puree, pale green and rich, ready to slather on slices of crusty bread that have been brushed with fruity olive oil? Order up an itty bitty savory cone La Viña-style,…
  • 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…
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    WindsorEats.com FoodBlog

  • Chef vs. Chef Takes Place This Weekend at Local Restaurants

    windsoreats
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Two restaurants. Two chefs. Two special menus. The Willistead Restaurant and Snackbar-B-Q are once again hosting their Chef vs. Chef competition. Here’s how it works: Vote for your favourite menu items! The Willistead’s Head Chef, Heather Strong, will be pitted again Snackbar-B-Q’s Chef, Edinson Ramirez Gutierrez, this weekend with each putting together a special menu. This months challenge menu us one salad, two appetizers (one vegetarian) and a burger. The winning chef gets $75 plus $75 towards the charity of their choice. The winner is chosen by the feedback we get on…
  • Sweet Revenge Bake Shop Reopens At New Location

    windsoreats
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Sweet Revenge Bake Shop has completed their move (next door) and are once again open and serving their fantastic baked goods. How can you resist a S’mores Brownie?? The popular bakery picked up their shop and moved it to a unit within the same plaza of their original location, but, four times the size. The new location for Sweet Revenge. Also, catch owner Saskia Scott on CTV Windsor on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 as we feature her on Arms Eats!   The post Sweet Revenge Bake Shop Reopens At New Location appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Trifle with Lemon Whipped Cream

    pina
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:37 am
    It’s Canada Day! While it might not feel like it, summer is here and with it comes sweet, delicious, local strawberries. I can’t get enough of them. Strawberry Lemon Trifle with Lemon Whipped Cream   Strawberry smoothies, garnish for salads, pies, cakes, ice creams…its strawberry day every day for as long as the season lasts. We’re at the tail end of the season but there is still time to get your hands on local strawberries. The perfect strawberry. Summers are a busy time for most people so I wanted to make sure that I had a dessert that required no baking, minimal time in…
  • Beacon Ale House

    windsoreats
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
      Coming Summer 2015 in Amherstburg.     The post Beacon Ale House appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • 2015 Windsor Craft Beer Tickets Go On Sale July 1

    windsoreats
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    It’s time summon your inner craft beeriness. Starting at midnight on July 1, 2015, tickets for the 2015 Windsor Craft Beer Festival will be available for purchase. Windsor Craft Beer Festival This years edition to the regions original celebration of craft beer takes place on October 16-17. There will be many new things to offer, including a new location within Willistead Park in Old Walkerville. The 2015 Windsor Craft Beer Festival is going to be the best yet! Tickets will be $25 in advance or $40 at the door. Stay tuned to WindsorEats as more information regarding the festival is…
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    Eat in OC

  • 3 Tips For Going Greener At Your Restaurant

    OC Restaurants
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Last night, I joined the thousands of other Americans willing to invest in fine dining once in a while and took my dad out for Father’s Day at a relatively upscale local restaurant. I’m... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips for Making the Best Gluten Free Cookies

    OC Restaurants
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    For individuals with gluten allergies, it can be hard to figure out where to buy gluten free cookies that are both delicious and healthy. But luckily, healthy gluten free cookies are easy to make at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
 
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  • Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Michelle
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    What type of breakfast sweet person are you? Do you gravitate towards the muffins, the doughnuts, danishes, or something else? I’m definitely a muffin gal, but had forgotten about how much I loved them until January rolled around and I was sitting in a hospital room. The morning after having Joseph, my husband and I were filling out the breakfast form and he checked off blueberry muffin on his order. I thought that sounded good and added it to my order, as well. The blueberry muffin that arrived definitely came from a package, but my goodness, it totally hit the spot that morning. It…
  • DIY: Homemade Mayonnaise

    Michelle
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I have such an affinity for DIY recipes – there’s something so satisfying about being able to create something at home that you previously would have only ever thought about purchasing at a grocery store. While I’ve churned out things like peppermint patties, Cheez-Its, Klondikes, Nutella, and even fish sticks, the one area I haven’t delved into very much is condiments. You know this Pittsburgh girl has no interest in an alternative to Heinz ketchup, but I have been wanting to try my hand at mayonnaise, both because I always thought it would be satisfying to make my…
  • The Weekend Dish: 7/4/2015

    Michelle
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Happy 4th of July! I love summer holiday weekends… the smell of charcoal, the long days, the flicker of lightning bugs as the sun starts to set… there’s so much to love! What are you doing today? We’re heading over to my in-laws today and then are going to grill at our house on Sunday. Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a fun and safe 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 Red, White & Blue Layered Finger Jello –…
  • Friday Things

    Michelle
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    1. Joseph is continuing to grow and seems to do something new every single day. He’s really big on grabbing for everything that he sees now… phones, remote controls, toys, glasses, cups… if he sees it, he wants to touch it and, inevitably, put it in his mouth. It’s so much fun to see him exploring his ever-growing new world. 2. The full moon was insane two nights ago! I had to run out with my zoom lens and try to snap some pictures… I love when you can see so many details! 3. Duke had a great 2nd birthday this week! He was showered with affection, homemade…
  • No-Bake S’mores Dip

    Michelle
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I have always had a huge love affair with s’mores. From the time I was a kid, I couldn’t resist a freshly toasted marshmallow in all of its ooey, gooey glory. When I was in high school, my dad built a little bonfire pit behind our swimming pool so that anytime we had friends over, we could sit around a fire once the sun went down and we always had a stash of marshmallows in the pantry. My parents’ house was surrounded by woods, so we toasted marshmallows the old-fashioned way – on sharp sticks that we pulled off of trees! Sometimes, though, you don’t have a fire…
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    Honest Cooking

  • Castello Summer of Blue — Grilled Blue Cheese and Arugula Pita with Peaches

    Justine Dungo
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    PARTNER POST – Get inspired with creatively crafted Castello Blue Cheese as we celebrate a Summer of Blue with #BluesdayTuesday. Drizzled with vinegar, these pitas are topped with grilled peaches, creamy blue cheese, and crunchy walnuts for an easy and delicious appetizer or lunch. By Justine Dungo One of my favorite things about summer is being able to cook outdoors. This time around we set up a stove top and used a cast iron griddle to make these tasty flatbreads. It was the perfect snack for in between lunch and dinner. They are also simple to make, all you need is a grill or grill top…
  • Knife Sharpening Tips

    Honest Cooking
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Take good care of your most important kitchen tool to keep your fingers safe and have the cleanest cuts. Follow these tips to know when to sharpen and how to use a wet stone. Find the written tips here. The post Knife Sharpening Tips appeared first on Honest Cooking.
  • Castello Summer of Blue — Apricot and Blue Cheese Scones

    Vicky Cassidy
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    PARTNER POST – Get inspired with creatively crafted Castello Blue Cheese as we celebrate a Summer of Blue with #BluesdayTuesday. Sweet, nutty, and with pockets of creamy blue cheese, these scones are perfect with your morning coffee and can be baking in your oven in no time. By Vicky Cassidy What do I do with a beautiful, luxurious, creamy wedge of blue cheese? My first instinct is to break off chunks with my hands and eat it in quantities that I only allow when I’m home alone with a bottle of wine. My second instinct is to toss it into a lovely summer salad, which is equally delicious…
  • Nutella Brownies in Three Ingredients

    Jessica Dady
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    Soft and so gooey, these simple brownies can be made on the fly with three ingredients. You won’t be sorry. By Jessica Dady Yes, you’ve read correctly! It only takes THREE ingredients to make these brownies. So, if you have a jar of Nutella, a bit of flour and a couple of eggs in the fridge, then it’s time to put them to good use. These brownies are fudge-y, soft and so sweet. Nutella Brownies in Three Ingredients   Print Soft and so gooey, these simple brownies can be made on the fly with three ingredients. You won't be sorry. Author: Jessica Dady Recipe Type:…
  • Going Local at Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey

    Kalle Bergman
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Across the globe, hotel restaurants are becoming more and more immersed in local food culture. Cast & Plow at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey is one of those restaurants. By Kalle Bergman As the world grows smaller and global hotel brands expand into new territories – tourists and business travelers are increasingly demanding authentic dining experiences even from large chains. It is no longer enough just to have a Chinese restaurant at a hotel in China, or an Indian restaurant in India. Guests want even more local restaurants, that are showcasing the best of the region or the…
 
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  • Homemade Strawberry Pie

    CookingShorts
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Holiday’s aren’t complete without pie, but how many of you crave the flakey crust and sweet filling throughout the year? Us too! I mean, let’s face it, there is nothing better in life than a perfect pie. How about a pie that is full of summer time flavors? Oh, hello there, we saw you drool a little, and yes, we’re talking about fruity, sweet, homemade strawberry pie. Our friend Phillip shares Tinsley’s love for the kitchen and after his recent trip to the strawberry fields, he bragged about…
  • Summer Market Salad with Honey Coriander Chicken

    CookingShorts
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Tinsley recently was selected to attend a tasting event at Chick-Fil-A. She was part of an exclusive panel to help select their new summer salads (and was even interviewed to be in a commercial). One Tinsley’s favorite salads from the tasting was their Market Fresh Salad – filled with the flavors of summer. That inspired us to make a salad filled with our favorite farmer’s market flavors. We include fresh strawberries, blueberries, peas and corn, and then topped it with juicy, organic chicken. If…
  • Strawberry and Crème Mini Pies

    CookingShorts
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Strawberry and cream cheese are best friends and we figured out a way to bake these decadent flavors into adorable mini pies. We made these on a Sunday morning and they were gone by noon. They are INCREDIBLE. The cream cheese gave the dough a tangy flavor, while the filling is bright with flavors of summer. This recipe is the perfect comfort treat on a hot summer night. Oh, and maybe make a double or even triple batch. These yummy treats will go fast! Ingredients: Dough: 1 cup flour, plus 2-3 tbsp for…
  • Herb Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

    CookingShorts
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Strawberries with chicken? It might sound a little different, but after one bite you’ll be so impressed and going back for more. Give it a try – you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried this flavor combination before. This sweet and savory entrée is perfect for a summer picnic. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and diced 1 kiwi, peeled and diced 1 small jalapeno, finely chopped (remove the ribs and seeds if you don’t like spicy) 1 shallot (or 1/2 small red onion), finely…
  • Peach Cobbler Crumble

    CookingShorts
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Nothing says summer comfort like Peach Cobbler. And nothing says peach cobbler like Grandma’s classic recipe. This peach clobber was, is and will always be a family favorite. Handed down from Tinsley’s grandma, this dessert has become a summertime cookout staple. Everyone loves it and begs for us to make it. We have even received requests for his during the holidays – it’s that good. Let this recipe become one that’s handed down for your family. Peaches Ingredients: 3-4 cups frozen peaches…
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  • Elegant Cameo Cookie

    bobbienoto
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Customize you cameo with royal icing! 3 dimensional royal icing or pressure piping is an awesome method to customize you cookie and/or cake  designs. There are several cameo moulds on the market, however they are available to everyone. If you design your own cameo it now becomes a one of a kind. Special to the client, in about 4 1/2 minutes (of pressure piping) you have created a memorable cookie favor. Supplies Needed For This Project: Equipment: Tipless bags, or PME nozzle #1 PME nozzle #1.5 Parchment cone Artist brush Scriber needle Board Cellophane Masking tape Materials: Royal icing…
  • Piped Cherry Blossom Tree Cookies

    bobbienoto
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Royal icing cherry blossoms are a small 5-petal blossom. Washington D.C ‘s Cherry blossoms are huge tourist attraction. D.C. hosts a national Cherry Blossom Festival every year. To honor my daughter’s commencement from, The George Washington University, (on national mall). I created royal icing cherry blossoms on a cherry blossom flavored sugar cookie! Supplies For This Project: Equipment: Tipless bag, or parchment bag without a tip PME #56r ot Wilton 101S Pme 1.5 nozzle or Wilton #1, you will need 2 Wilton tip cover Flower nail Parchment square or cellophane square Disposable…
  • Royal Icing Brush Embroidery with Elegant Border

    bobbienoto
    6 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    Perfect for wedding favors! Beautiful designed brush embroidery cookies are the perfect choice for any wedding, bridal shower, or special anniversary! The cookie aboves takes brush embroidery to the next level. Pipe a delicate border and you have a special delicious wedding coookie! Supplies needed: Awesome wedding favor Equipment: Artist brush #2 PME 1.5 or Wilton #1, you will need 2 Parchment cones or disposable bag Paper towel Damp cloth Materials: Vanilla bean sugar cookie Royal icing, recipe below A small cup cooled boiled water You can find the supplies at Shop 5th Avenue Cakes  Dried…
  • 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…
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  • Marvelous Ariel, Jasmine, and Snow White Cake

    Between the Pages
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Marvelous Disney Princess Cake was made by Cake Studio Rouge. Snow White is by the wishing well on the very top of this three tiered birthday cake. The wishing well is the top cake layer. Jasmine is on a magic carpet in Agrabah on the middle cake layer, and Ariel is swimming in the sea on the bottom cake layer. Snow White is dressed in her yellow and blue dress with red trim. She is standing beside the gray stone wishing well. A brown rabbit is sitting on the edge of the well. A brown deer fawn is standing beside the well. There is a brown and green vine with small yellow flowers on…
  • Superb Chibi Superhero Cake

    Between the Pages
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Superb Chibi Superhero Cake was made by Custom Cake Designs. This third birthday cake features Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Flash, and Green Lantern. This third birthday cake was made using the birthday boy’s favorite characters. He had fun naming each of the characters on his birthday cake. This is a nice assortment of Marvel and D.C. Comics Superheroes. The cake board has a brown brick pattern. Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Iron Man, and the Flash are standing on the brick. The bottom cake layer is yellow and with black building silhouettes. The windows in the buildings are…
  • Splendid Flintstones 2nd Birthday Cake

    Between the Pages
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Splendid Flintstones Birthday Cake was made by Give and Cake. This cake features Fred Flintstone, Dino, Wilma Flintstone, Betty Rubble, Pebbles Flintstone, and Bamm-Bamm Rubble. The Flintstone’s house is made of stone just like all the other houses in Bedrock. Dino is sticking his head out of the chimney on the roof of the house. It looks like there is a green plant on the other side of the roof. There is an orange 2 above the blue door of the house to represent the birthday age. Wilma is sticking her head out of one window of the house and Betty is sticking her head out of the other…
  • Cool Chibi Captain America Cake

    Between the Pages
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This lovely Chibi Captain America Cake was made by Sweet Success.  Both the Captain America figure and cake are terrific.  Cap is standing on his shield.  I love the way the cake sides look like an America flag.  It has red and white stripes and white stars on a blue background.  The combination of the America Flag and Captain America made this cake the perfect choice for the 4th of July. Chibi Captain America Happy 4th of July!!!
 
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    Barbecue Tricks

  • Coffee BBQ Rub

    Bill West
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Starbucks BBQ? … I’m not sure we will see any grande sized Starbucks BBQ sauce cups pop up in stores anytime soon but there ARE a few tips and tricks you can use with coffee to really liven up and give some cowboy swag and extra depth to your sauces and rubs. Watch the video HERE Many times coffee is used in sweet or dessert type recipes and it’s not typically thought of as a savory ingredient ( until now). I think of coffee recipes as a “sitting around the campfire cowboy” type food. At least that’s what comes to mind for me. Coffee brings a little…
  • Chili Powder How To

    Bill West
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Just updated a quick video on making your own chili powder… It’s a real trick to help you win a competition.  Too may people lean on the mass produced power from the grocery store.  Fresh makes a huge difference. Originally posted HERE (full text recipe) it breaks down an easy way to get the edge on your next chili cook off. Watch HERE – Chili Powder   http://barbecuetricks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/chili_powder_small.mp4  
  • BBQ Ribs That Fall Of The Bone

    Bill West
    31 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Simple as one – two – three?  Actually this BBQ ribs trick is as easy as “three two one”. The trick is to break down the low and slow cooking process into three easy to remember segments and add in some time spent wrapped in foil. Works for gas grills… works for charcoal… even in an electric smoker. Or – gasp – the oven. You start with a stable low and slow temperature on your grill while you prep the ribs – and we’re talking pork ribs here – with the rub of your choice.  We like pulling the membrane off the back with a paper towel for good…
  • 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…
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    In A Half Shell

  • Cape Cod Oyster Tour Continues at Chatham Shellfish

    Julie
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    You are probably familiar with the phrase, “The world’s your oyster,” but I am here to convince you that the oyster can also be your world. Over the last five years, I have traveled for oysters. There’s nothing quite like savoring them straight out of the water, and I have spent a lot of time seeking these briny morsels out all over the world. For my latest adventure, I had the opportunity to shadow Steve Wright, the farm manager for Chatham Shellfish Company on Cape Cod, Massachusetts a few weeks ago. Cape Cod is one of the great American oyster farming regions. The bracingly cold,…
  • While You Were Slurping

    Julie
    29 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    #INAHALFSHELL Oyster Instagrams of the Week: Did you know that oyster knowledge can score you free shucks? That’s what happened to @qui_est_moi (right)! Speaking of knowledge, @pleasurehouseoysters shows us something crazy you probably didn’t know about oyster farming (right). Want your pic to be featured? Tag your IG’s with #inahalfshell and follow @inahalfshellblog!   – Hooray! My 33 Oysters on the Half Shell journal is available for purchase. – Need to do this: visit this 300 km Australian Oyster Trail. – So they shut down oyster beds in…
  • A Handy List of Oyster Shuckers, Caterers and Mobile Raw Bars

    Julie
    29 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    I’m a huge fan of shucking my own oysters, but when it’s about planning a celebration or business event, nobody’s got time for that! If you’re less, “do it yourself,” and more about “do it for me,” look no further. Here’s a quick compilation of shucking services, caterers and mobile raw bars from around the country that can help take your event to the next level. Oyster Shuckers, Mobile Raw Bars & Catering Services NEW YORK:  Open Oyster, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Oyster XO BOSTON: Boston Raw Bar Catering, Island Creek Oysters RHODE…
  • 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,…
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    Grocery Coupon Network Blog: Couponing Secrets Exposed!

  • Snapple Straight Up Tea Buy 2 Get 1 Free Coupon!

    Carly Mancl
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    $0.67 each at Walmart after Buy 2 Get 1 Free Coupon! Snapple Straight Up Tea Buy Two Get One Free Coupon Get a Sweet Deal on Snapple Straight Up Tea at Walmart For a limited time, you can print a Buy two get One Free Snapple Straight Up Teas Coupon! Even Sweeter, is these are only $1 each at Walmart (For a Limited Time)  the Straight Up Teas are only $1 each (through 8/31).  This means you will pay just $0.67 per bottle! Walmart Deal Buy 3 Snapple Straight Up Teas-$1 each =$3 Use Snapple Straight Up Tea Buy Two Get One Free Coupon Final Cost:  $2/3 Snapple Straight Up Teas-$0.67 each! Be…
  • New Nutri-Grain Coupon and Walgreens Deal

    Samantha Doerfler
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    New coupon! Save on Breakfast with Coupons! There are some fantastic deals at Walgreens this week and you can add this one to the list! Nutri-grain bars are on sale through Saturday and we have a new coupon that you can pair with this deal to get it for even less. Don’t miss out on all the Walgreens deals, there are really some spectacular savings this week! Here’s the deal: Nutri-Grain Bars 2/$5 $1.00 off any TWO Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars $1/2 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Breakfast Bars, Nutri-Grain Crunch or Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oats Harvest Bars, exp. 7/19/15 (RP…
  • Office Max Back to School Deals- 7/5-7/11

    Samantha Doerfler
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Back to school deals! Back to School Savings at Office Max It’s that time already- you can pick up Back to School deals at Office Max starting now! This week, there were some great one cent deals in the ad, with a minimum purchase of $5. If you start shopping now, you should be ready for school when it’s back in session. $0.01 Deals wys $5 Tug 2-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener — $0.01 Pencil Pouch — $0.01 Office Depot Brand Beveled Erasers, 3-pk — $0.01 Other School Supply Deals: Office Depot Brand & Office Max Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler — $0.25 (reg.
  • SavingStar e-Coupon Match Up

    Carly Mancl
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    SavingStar Weekly eCoupons New SavingStar E-Coupons Today is the last day to Save 20% on Fresh Bananas with SavingStar’s Healthy Offer of the week! Come back Tuesday for a a new offer! I hope you were able to get the New Freebie with SavingStar! Please not that that offer has expired, but I am sure there will be more freebies in the future! Remember SavingStar’s Friday Freebies have changed! Be sure to redeem offers to become a Premium Member, so that you can be notified of the freebies! If you are new to SavingStar, check out how easy it it to save with SavingStar! New Boost…
  • New Site Feature: Check Out Our New Coupon Gallery!

    Olga Mueller
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm
      Check Out Our New Look! It’s here! Our coupon gallery has a brand new look and we’re SO EXCITED to show it off! Now it’s even easier to find and print the money saving coupons you’ve come to rely on from Grocery Coupon Network. Ready to check it out? What You Need to Know About the New Coupon Gallery: Coupons can be quickly sorted by category so you can always find the coupons you’re looking for. We continue to have the Coupon Zip Code option available, which allows you to change your coupon zip code to find rare and high value coupons that we feature…
 
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    Hilah Cooking

  • How to Make a Cheese Plate

    Hilah
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    How to Make a Cheese Plate Video (scroll down for tips and cheese suggestions) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEPJHqH-NHI Part 3 in our French Brunch series, the cheese plate. I met with Kendall Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese in Austin Texas to get some tips for putting together a great cheese plate, as well as some specific cheese suggestions for our French-themed brunch. Watch the video to learn about different types of cheeses and see how the brunch comes together at the end! Tips for Making a Cheese Plate Choose between 3 and 5 cheeses to serve. More than 5 cheeses and your guests will…
  • Quiche Lorraine

    Hilah
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Quiche Lorraine Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgv7sJ5BXs The famous quiche of Lorraine, basically bacon and eggs in a pie. What could be better? Traditional quiche Lorraine doesn’t include cheese, but if you just can’t get enough of the milky stuff, you can add 4 ounces of diced Gruyere or Comte cheese in the bottom of the pan with the bacon. I think that most quiche Lorraine you’ll find in the US does include it. Most quiche in the US is also made in a pie pan. A large tart pan is best, though most people don’t have those…
  • Mushroom Quiche

    Hilah
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Until just about four years ago, I was an avowed hater of mushrooms. I mean that I found them disgusting, revolting and gag-worthy. Then suddenly, a switch flipped. Because I love food so much and so much of food (especially vegetarian food) involved mushrooms, I would make an attempt to give mushrooms a try every year or two just to make sure I still hated them. I always did, until one day when I didn’t. Who knows what happened. Maybe I grew up. Maybe my tastebuds finally gave in. Maybe my body was telling me that I needed more vitamin D. At any rate, I love cooking with mushrooms now…
  • Peach Melba

    Hilah
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:57 am
    Peach Melba Video (scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F7j93tyHoE For our French Brunch party, I chose Peach Melba to serve for dessert since it’s peach season and this happens to be one of the easiest desserts in history. Created by the one and only Escoffier, and named for famous British soprano Nellie Melba, Peach Melba is a very simple and elegant dessert. It’s great for groups and parties because you can poach the peaches and make the sauce a couple days in advance and store in the fridge. All you have to do later is scoop some ice cream. Because I…
  • Pollo al Carbon

    Hilah
    13 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Pollo al Carbon Recipe Video (scroll down for marinade recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IFlVezV0vo Carlos is back to show how to make pollo al carbon! This is a Mexican grilled chicken recipe, akin to those found at Pollo Regio or El Pollo Loco. Whole chickens, spatchcocked, or chicken quarters are soaked and basted in a citrus-achiote marinade then slow-grilled for an hour and some change. Best served with Mexican rice and charro beans. Served with Mexican rice and charro beans Pollo al Carbon Recipe 5.0 from 3 reviews Pollo al Carbon   Save Print Author: Carlos Lamas Serves: 4-6…
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    AL DENTE GOURMET

  • Maple Apple Cake // Easiest Refined Sugar Free + Gluten Free + Milk Free Cake //

    Aldy
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    This apple cake is the kind of baked treat that push me to a “must have break” in the afternoon. Believe me! (the perfect indulgence while Lia takes her usual nap)… a cup of tea, a book and a good slice of this apple cake and everything becomes a super –nice- happy-moment.  Gratifying myself with something that I made just feels so good! Funny about this cake is that I’d have never thought in a million years that I would be making + eating a cake without gluten + refined sugar and milk!  Since changing my eating habits, I started experiment a lot with gluten free flours…
  • Almond Salty Caramel Buckwheat Granola / Feel Good + Nutricious Granola / (Refined Sugar Free)

    Aldy
    29 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Hey, pretty people! How are you?.. Me, well I have been GRANOLA(ZING) (granola + amazing = granolazing) (I know this is not a word but, believe me, this is the only way to describe how delicious + nutricious this granola is!) - so as I was saying; I've been Granolazing my morning breakfasts + afternoon snacks with this buckwheat granola! And obviously I needed to share this recipe with YOU !!!! This granola is completely refined sugar-free has aSUPER-nice caramel flavor(which I deeply love)+ the buckwheatwhich is gluten free + also nutritiously packed with vitamins B1, B2, and minerals…
  • >> 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 ChickBurger!!! 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 'Chick-Burger' recipe (= chickpea burger) for quite some time now. 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, yes ... 80's style)However before going into this Amazing Vegetarian 'ChickBurger, by the way I called it…
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    Spicie Foodie ™

  • Chilled Cucumber, Yogurt, and Mint Soup

    Spicie Foodie
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    Lately I’ve been trying to give chilled soups a second chance. For some reason, up until now, I haven’t been a big fan of cold soups. Even on days when it’s so hot that the sweat pours off of you, I (tend to) choose warm soups. But a very flavourful bowl of Spanish gazpacho, that I recently ate at a tapas restaurant, has made me looking at cold soups in a new light. The ultra refreshing soup was a mixed vegetable one, but with cucumbers being the main flavour. The taste was complex, the colours vibrant, and best of all I didn’t break out into a puddle of sweat with…
  • Tropical Fire Bacon Cheeseburger

    Spicie Foodie
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:35 pm
    I don’t ask much when it comes to hamburgers. I really only have two requests: The patty should be super fresh and tender so that it doesn’t feel firm when I bite into it. (I can’t stand a hard hamburger patty). Second, please don’t over toast the bun. I can’t tell you how many times a hamburger was ruined by a crunchy bun. Unfortunately, these two things is where so many burger joints go wrong. This is why I so really order hamburgers, and when the craving strikes I prefer when my husband makes them at home. When my husband cooks a hamburger for me I know that…
  • Agua de Jamaica | Ice Cold Hibiscus Tea

    Spicie Foodie
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    You know what is a very refreshing summer drink? Hibiscus tea. You grab yourself a tall glass, add several large ice cubes, then pour the deep burgundy coloured tea all the way to the top. Take a big sip, and ah. In Mexico we are no strangers to scorching summer heat…actually, in many places around the country it’s hot all year round. Needless to say, hydrating drinks are an absolute must here. Today I’d like to share with you one of my favourite Mexican drinks, agua de jamaica. The literal translation is water of hibiscus, but the better translation is hibiscus tea.
  • Corn Pasta with Cilantro and Cotija Cheese Pesto for #MeatlessMonday

    Spicie Foodie
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    Have you ever made your own pesto sauce? As delicious as that vibrant green Genovese sauce can be out of a store-bought jar (a good brand, of course), it is even more amazing when made at home. The traditional recipe consists of fresh basil leaves (which of course is what makes it green), garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. The ingredients are slowly ground in a mortar and pestle until the creamy sauce is achieved. It’s truly foodie heaven. Because I can’t seem to let things alone, I experimented with some fresh local ingredients to give the Italian pesto sauce a…
 
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    hungry sofia

  • Una Tormenta

    hungrysofia
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Some words have no translation. It’s easy enough to approximate the meaning but the emotion is lost. That’s how I feel about the word tormenta.  It means nothing more than a storm, but tormenta is just a better word for it. It even sounds like the crack of lightning. Tormentas slice through canvases by El Greco to threaten saints and martyrs, storms menace weekend sailors and their dockside girlfriends in yacht rock classics. Storm clouds can be chased away, tormentas have to be waited out. I miss the rains I grew up with in Miami where the weather can go from a bright,…
  • Catching up Spring to Summer

    hungrysofia
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    It’s technically still spring, so I spent most of yesterday cleaning out my closet. Storage is always a problem in my apartment, so I’m pretty good at throwing things away a little at a time – or so I thought. I was putting something away, looked up at a stack of t-shirts, and realized I could easily give half of them away – then one stack led to another. A few months ago, my friend sent me an article from organizational consultant, Marie Kondo. I only gave it a cursory read through then, but I remembered the advice that you should determine if the objects you live…
  • Ramp Season

    hungrysofia
    20 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    It’s very hard to write around ramps and not start with an apology. Everyone one is writing about ramps right now. Like pumpkins in the fall, they’re everywhere and then they’re gone. Unlike pumpkins, there is nothing contrived about the ramp rush. They’re season really is brief unless you go full-Brooklyn and spend April pickling every hard won bunch you find.  They’re also foraged and not cultivated so even the high cost is forgivable. For such whispy little greens, there’s something great about how uncompromising they are. I came late to ramp season…
  • Cinnamon Scones with Maple Glaze + A Community Giveaway

    hungrysofia
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Reading  Donna Bell’s Bake Shop Cookbook inspires me to share my New York origin story –  or more importantly how I met Darren Greenblatt  – one of the writers and co-owners of the eponymous bakery. My older sister’s best friend went to FIT with Darren so he was one of the first people I met when I moved up here to go to school – not that I think I made much of an impression. I was too intimidated by their hard won city cool acquired over the 4 whole years they’d lived there before me. Part cookbook and part memoir, DBBSC is all about first meetings as…
  • A Brooklyn Boy

    hungrysofia
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    A blog by its nature is a revealing, intimate view into someone’s every day life – some would say too intimate, and many more would say its the end of civilization as we know it. Not with a bang, or a whimper, but with lots of over-sharing until we’re all sick of each other. But as much as we share, there’s a lot we leave out. Lifestyle blogs in general, and food blogs in particular are often cited as the worst offenders. Transparently opaque, we filter images and stories to present a just so life. While I’m always honest about my stumbles in the kitchen,…
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    Chef In You

  • Vallarai Keerai Kootu (Brahmi/ Pennywort Leaves w/ Lentils)

    DK
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble I realised I am really crazy about food/cooking, when I almost shrieked with abundant joy the moment I chanced upon these leaves at my local Farmer’s market.  ”Pennywort” did nothing for me, but a small writing “Vallarai” next to it did! Someone actually wrote the tamil word at a Farmer’s market in U.S of A for me to finally make a connection. Yeah, I am lousy with Indian greens and their names that way.  And to think just couple of days earlier, I was busy telling my mom that we don’t get most of Indian greens here!
  • Peach Lemonade

    DK
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Summer is at its full swing and like you, I have been keeping myself and my family hydrated. Well, its a good time after all to bring out the icecream machine, the juicer and coconut water :). Cherry Lemonade and Watermelon Breeze are two of the most repeated drinks with coconut water in my house. By the way, have you tried Aam Panna yet? Oh, you must. Its nourishing and so so refreshing and a MUST during summer. Amidst lot of gardening projects and major lifestyle changes, I have been lackadaisical towards Chefinyou much to utter disappointment of family and…
  • Drumstick Leaves Curry ( Murungai Keerai Poriyal)

    DK
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Of the many rules I make (and bend/break), one thing I have been pretty consistent in keeping, is incorporating a leafy greens based dish every 2-3 days. Ideally, you want to eat greens daily insists my mom. Well, I am not there yet but far better than what I was before. So given this situation, you realize you need multitude of greens and variety of recipes to keep not only the cook but the family interested as well.  This quest of searching for different greens led me to this goldmine. Asking around revealed a new Indian grocery store in my area and a random…
  • Pav Bhaji Fondue

    DK
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Every year brings new set of challenges. This year sees me embarking on a new journey that I have been promising myself to embark on for ..err..well, ever since I remember but never took.  Just like anything new, its frustrating, its extremely difficult and I am still working out the process. But its a journey for ME, for myself and its high time I did it after all. With a substantial chunk of daylight hours spent outside the house every day, I find completing my daily household chores a daunting task.  I am still in the frazzled stage trying to get my task…
  • Paneer Pakoda w/ Ketchup Chutney

    DK
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble My family is a tea time lover. We love our snacks especially the crunchy types. Indian snacks are the most requested kind. Om podi, Onion Pakoras, Ribbon Pakoda, Khaman Dhokla, Sabudana Vada, Idli finger fries…I guess you get the idea. The list goes on with few other non Indian snacks as well. But I think hands down Paneer Pakoras is number 1 on both my husband’s and boy’s list. Well, they love their Paneer! Homemade or store bought Indian unaged Farmer’s Cheese (Paneer) are  sliced into bite sized pieces and dipped in a seasoned…
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • Kung Pao Chicken

    Praveen Kumar
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Kung Pao Chicken
  • Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup

    Sunita Karthik
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:20 am
    Sweet Corn Chicken Soup
  • Fried Chicken Wings

    Arthi Balaji
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:15 am
    These simple, delicious chicken wings are marinated and then fried until crispy. Best served as an appetizer or as a party snack. Ingredients: Chicken Wings – 250 gms (drumettes or you can also use the middle section if preferred) Maida – 2 tbllsp Corn Flour – 2 tblsp Oil for deep frying For the marinade: […]
  • Chinese Cucumber Salad

    Praveen Kumar
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:40 pm
    A popular Chinese dish, this cucumber salad is simple to make and is often served as an appetizer to a meal. Ingredients: Cucumbers – 500 gms Chinese Rice Vinegar – 1 1/2 tblsp Salt – 2 tsp Sugar – 1 1/2 tblsp Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp (optional) Method: 1. Wash and slice the […]
  • Pickled Green Chilies

    Praveen Kumar
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Pickled green chillies are a popular condiment across China, Malaysia and Singapore typically served alongside noodles or rice items. Ingredients: Green Chillies – 200 gms Chinese Rice Vinegar – 500 ml Water – 500 ml Salt – 2 tsp Sugar – 1 tsp Method: 1. Cut the green chillies into small rounds and discard the […]
 
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    GreenLiteBites

  • Asian Almond Cabbage Slaw

    roni
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:15 pm
    I had my very own cook-fest for the Fourth of July and it was SO FUN! Short ribs, skirt steak, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, blueberry salsa (recipe coming soon) and this Asian-inspired slaw. I’m not sure what possessed me to make it except the giant head of green cabbage I decided to buy last week. They were on sale and it looked so fresh! I figured I’d come up with a way to use it and I did. Originally I was thinking [...]
  • Grilled Guac-Turkey Burgers on Tortilla ‘Buns’

    roni
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    I’ve made something similar to these a while back but today I was inspired by 2 things. My Assignment from the California Avocado Commission was simply: BBQ/grilling recipes. As a self proclaimed grill whore, I was excited to say the least. Tasting the most amazing guac I’ve ever had at FitBloggin‘ made by my friend Brandi. Hands down the best guac I’ve ever had! Unfortunately I couldn’t get my hands on serrano peppers, Brandi’s “secret,” so I just [...]
  • Grapefruit Breakfast in a Glass

    roni
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    The last week has been an absolute blur. I left Tuesday for Denver to host the 6th annual FitBloggin‘ conference. It was a little bittersweet as I passed the torch to another organization to take over planning and logistics from now on, but I had fun seeing all my blog friends (whatever that means — they’ve been just friends for years now). Being gone for a week always reminds me how much I enjoy preparing my own meals. Going out is great! Don’t get [...]
  • Burger Salad With Fresh Herbs and Feta

    roni
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    In the summer I’m a salad girl all the way. With the extra variety in fresh produce I find turning my favorite meals into salads an easy way to get more veggies in. On the flip side, cheeseburgers are HUGE in my house. I like to grill and the TEN-year-old (he just celebrated his birthday on Monday — time is FLYING)  loves them so they make a great mid-week meal option. Normally I make my Sriracha-Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad on family burger [...]
  • Simply Grilled Green Beans

    roni
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    So sorry I’ve been MIA here on GreenLiteBites. I’ve been cooking and actually snapping lots of photos but finding time to actually post is proving difficult. I’m in the home stretch of FitBloggin‘ planning and this my last year doing so. One of the reasons I’m bowing out is to focus on more on my personal blogs and projects including #wycwyc and GreenLiteBites. I miss recording videos, my cooking with kids series and remember 
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    Sreelus Tasty Travels

  • Panna Cotta - Three Simple Ingredients & Unlimited Possibilities

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Panna Cotta - Three Simple Ingredients & Unlimited PossibilitiesWe are half way through the year and it's hard to believe. Each passing month seem like a blur the rush, the activities, the rat race its hard to take a pause and breathe and live the moment. As my parents would always say there is a time and place for everything and assure me that this phase in my life is when I should run and sprint and there will time later to soak in the efforts and relish the fruits of all the hard work. Glad that it's summer, a break from the routine and a chance to catch up on my blog.During the last…
  • Instant Yogurt Oats

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Yogurt Oats - Healthy alternative to Yogurt riceLife is running at full throttle. Days, weeks & months seems to pass by in a blur. Looking forward to summer and some downtime. Have quite a few posts in drafts and its been crazy trying to find time to post. Made this today for lunch, simple, easy to make and delicious and not to mention healthy, I knew I had to post it. Traditional yogurt rice recipe is made with rice and every family has their own version. My version today has the same traditional seasoning but added some toppings and replaced rice with oats for a healthier…
  • Coriander, Coconut Masala Quinoa - Oh No, Not Your Traditional Coconut Rice

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Coriander, Coconut Masala Quinoa - Oh No, Not Your Traditional Coconut RiceFood fads come and fads go, one day there is research showing the benefits and the very next day there is research showing just the opposite. Off late with so much information available online it gets even confusing and harder to make the right choice, point in case is today's ingredient. Once upon a time eating coconut was deems extremely dangerous, cholesterol causing, fattening etc etc.. today suddenly there are so many studies suggesting its benefits. Go to any organic/ Whole food you would find tons of offerings…
  • Avocado Taco's

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Avocado Taco's When I first moved to US almost couple of decades ago, it truly was a cultural shock. Unlike today where every component of living can be mapped with the help of technology and social media, it was learning and adjusting every day. For the first couple of months every day was a something first, my first ride in train, my first library card, my first attempt at driving test( no guesses for how many times I had to take a test to get my license). Thinking back and reminiscing  “Everything First” days makes me so nostalgic, those days were filled with either/or…
  • Flaky, Utterly Buttery, Delicious And Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Flaky, Utterly Buttery, Delicious And Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls We like many other families in the valley are always on the go. There is always a deadline looming, always some  project due, some exam to prepare and always, always a never ending task list. If you have lived in the bay area and are raising kids I see you nodding in harmony. As crazy and quick the weekdays passes by our family over the years have developed a Sunday morning ritual.Usually or most Sunday mornings, all four of us head to our local bakery for breakfast. Its the usual for me and my husband, coffee and bagel…
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  • Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream

    Cristina
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    The month of July is not only National Ice Cream Month, it is also the peak of peach season! In honor of the two, I’m using up some Babcock peaches in this lighter ice cream version. Continue reading: Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream. Desserts, Frosty Treats, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Homegrown Goodness: Summer Sweet and Juicy Babcock Peaches

    Cristina
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:32 pm
    With summer in full gear, it’s also time to enjoy sweet and juicy Babcock peaches (or any other variety for that matter!). Continue reading: Homegrown Goodness: Summer Sweet and Juicy Babcock Peaches. Edible Garden, Photography & Food In Focus, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Homegrown Goodness: Summer Sweet and Juicy Babcock Peaches appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Sweet & In Season – Apriums

    Cristina
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    At first glance, these beauties look like apricots. Take one more look. These seasonal treats are a blissful marriage of an apricot + plum resulting in a sweet, unblemished, tasty fruit treat… Continue reading: Sweet & In Season – Apriums. Ingredient Spotlight, Photography & Food In Focus, spring, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Sweet & In Season – Apriums appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • 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™.
 
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  • Ippuku, Berkeley

    Foodnut.com
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – Ippuku is a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant in downtown Berkeley focused on serving yakitori skewers cooked on robata charcoal grill, soba, ramen, and other dishes in an interesting but narrow dining hall. They have a good selection of sake, shouchu, beer and other spirits. They are located on Center […] This post originally from Ippuku, Berkeley Related posts: Kirala Restaurant Review, Berkeley Chez Panisse Restaurant Review, Berkeley Chez Panisse Cafe Review, Berkeley
  • Pabu, San Francisco

    Foodnut.com
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – Pabu is a Japanese Izakaya-style restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District from Michael Mina in partnership with Chef Ken Tominaga. The chef’s Hana restaurant in a Rohnert Park had garnered a local following including Mina. This is the first Japanese restaurant for Mina. Pabu is an upscale (read $$$$) […] This post originally from Pabu, San Francisco Related posts: Izakaya Mai Restaurant Review, San Mateo Roka Akor Restaurant Review, San Francisco Maruya Restaurant Review, San Francisco
  • Yank Sing, San Francisco

    Foodnut.com
    21 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Best xiao long bao steamed dumpings in San Francisco? Yank Sing Rincon Center How does San Francisco’s famous Yank Sing compare to the world’s best Dim Sum restaurants or nearby Chinese Restaurants? Since 1958, Yank Sing has been specializing in Chinese Dim Sum. Many folks have exclaimed that this is their favorite Chinese restaurant, so […] This post originally from Yank Sing, San Francisco Related posts: City View Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Francisco Best Xiao Long Bao in San Francisco Great Eastern Dim Sum Restaurant Review, San Francisco
  • South Sea Fishing Village Restaurant, Guangzhou, China

    Foodnut.com
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    We finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Summer of 2011 at South Sea Fishing Village for lunch. They have  2 locations here. Guangzhou is the origination point for Cantonese Chinese cuisine, making it a must visit for those serious about Chinese food. In late 2014 we returned for dinner. Here are […] This post originally from South Sea Fishing Village Restaurant, Guangzhou, China Related posts: Lei Garden Guangzhou Dinner, China China Village Review, Belmont China Village Restaurant, Albany
  • Koi Palace Dinner, Daly City

    Foodnut.com
    7 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area. It has been around since 1997 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. This restaurant also has locations in […] This post originally from Koi Palace Dinner, Daly City Related posts: Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review The Kitchen Dinner Restaurant Review, Millbrae Grand Palace Restaurant Review, South San Francisco
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  • Counter Culture 2015

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Summer in Portland has a few major milestones—the first day you actually have to show your pale, quivering, lightphobic flesh in a swimsuit (horrors!), the onset of Movies in the Park (bravo!), beer fests and Blues Fest and Sunday Parkways (bravo, bravo, bravo!), and then my personal favorite and the one thing I hold above all other summer milestones, Counter Culture, aka Anne Amie Vineyards’ pre-IPNC celebration of exceptional wine, food, fire dancers and hammocks (bravo to infinity!). If you ask me, not enough summer events incorporate hammocks, so Anne Amie gets 100 bonus points…
  • Picnic Party at Brooks

    admin
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:53 am
    Between Monday’s overall gloom and yesterday’s rain showers, picnics might not be the first thing on your mind today because you’re too busy unpacking prematurely retired winter coats and making soup. However, the weather promises to improve its attitude dramatically starting tomorrow, working up to a toasty 90° on Saturday, so obviously this calls for a picnic party, which we are hosting from 12-4pm at beautiful Brooks Winery.  For your picnicking pleasure, Brooks has curated a two-person picnic basket stuffed with Olympic Provisions salumi, Willamette Valley Creamery…
  • 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!!
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    Gratitude Gourmet (tm) - Blog

  • Masters of Santa Clara Gardeners Events List

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Workshop: What's Eating My Tomatoes? Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Dr., Palo Alto Low-Water Plants Friday, July 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto Silicon Valley STEAM Festival Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose Fruit Trees and Vines: Citrus, Berries, and Grapes (3 week course) Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Mary Campbell Room, Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell Vegetable Gardening in a Drought Wednesday, July 15,…
  • 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…
 
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    The Bon Vivant Journal

  • The Month Ahead – New Restaurants and Events – July 2015

    Emyr Thomas
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    Read our guide to the new restaurant openings and event to have on your radar for July 2015. Francesco Mazzei joining Sartoria restaurant Renowned Italian chef, Francesco Mazzei, previously of L’Anima, is joining Sartoria in Mayfair as chef patron when the restaurant relaunches later this year following an extensive refurbishment. Krug & Chips Maison Krug is launching a gourmet chip shop, Krug & Chips, in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef, Tom Sellers. Krug is transforming the traditional British favourite “chippy” into a ‘rough luxury culinary experience’. Krug…
  • Social Wine and Tapas – Jason Atherton in Marylebone

    Emyr Thomas
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:22 am
    The latest addition to Jason Atherton’s ‘Social Company’ is Social Wine and Tapas, a restaurant, bar and wine shop on James Street in Marylebone. Wine is very much the focus here with a relatively short tapas menu to accompany the wines – a great spot for lunch or a quick dinner. Designed around 3 open kitchens with counter seats at each one, there are also regular tables that are lined along walls of wine bottles. Upstairs feels bright and airy, and while our table downstairs was in a beautiful room of modern industrial features, it did feel a little dark on a beautiful summer’s…
  • Barry’s Bootcamp London – High-Intensity, Fun Training in Cool Surroundings

    Emyr Thomas
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:43 am
    Anyone who knows me or follows me on Twitter will know that two years ago I developed a very healthy obsession with Barry’s Bootcamp. It’s part of my daily routine where, even as someone who eats outs very often for work, I can stay fit and healthy. A fantastic team of dedicated, motivated and fun trainers and staff have become good friends and it has been great to see them thrive. So it’s a real pleasure to say that their second site opens on Saturday 27 June on Worship Street / City Road in The City, joining the original site opposite Euston station. If you love keeping…
  • Wimbledon Restaurants: Where to Eat, Drink and Celebrate the Tennis

    Emyr Thomas
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:38 am
    The eyes of the tennis world are firmly fixed on London during the summer with the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, so here’s our guide to the best Wimbledon restaurants and bars to eat, drink and celebrate during the Wimbledon fortnight. The White Onion A new arrival in the heart of Wimbledon Village from husband and wife team Eric and Sarah Guignard, The White Onion serves French/Mediterranean cuisine. The menu includes scallops with pork belly, cauliflower purée and green apple gel; terrine of rabbit and ham hock with green olives and foie gras. Cannizaro House Cannizaro House is a…
  • The Raffles Istanbul – Hotels and Restaurants in Istanbul

    Emyr Thomas
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:13 am
    Istanbul is a diverse city with a fascinating mix of cultures and identities. Where East and West collide, the historical sites and traditions of this ancient city have long attracted explorers, but Istanbul now has a cool edge to attract those wanting more than just its history. The city’s best hotels have historically been located on the Bosphorus with the Four Seasons and Kempinski dominating the luxury market. However, over the last few months, three global hospitality groups have made the market more competitive with the arrival of the Raffles Istanbul, Soho House Istanbul and St Regis…
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    Dine and Dish

  • Avocado and Pesto Cheesy Panini Recipe

    Kristen
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    This food truck inspired panini grilled cheese recipe features fresh California Avocados, Sundried Tomato and Olive Pesto and Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese. You won’t want to miss this recipe! I love food trucks…as an eater and a cook. I obviously love to eat food, hence why I love to eat from food trucks. But as someone who develops recipes and does food photography for a living, I absolutely love the spark of creativity I get from eating at a food truck. Food trucks, at least around here, have a lot of pressure to be really good and unique. We have some amazing restaurants in…
  • 5 Books I’ve Loved Lately

    Kristen
    14 Jun 2015 | 3:49 am
    A selection and review of 5 books I’ve read and loved lately! Come share what you’ve read and loved lately. I love summer! If you don’t know that about me by now, you certainly will after this summer is over. I love the relaxed schedule and longer days…not to mention the increased opportunity for reading time. I always take a book with me wherever I go, but I seem to have more time to actually read it in the summer! It’s always easier to get absorbed in a great book when I go to bed and stay up later reading, knowing I don’t have to get up extra early to…
  • Weight Watchers Zucchini and Shrimp Sauté

    Kristen
    7 Jun 2015 | 9:47 pm
    A relaxed Weight Watchers recipe of Zucchini and Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes goes perfectly with our laid back summer routine! We are almost three weeks into our summer and we have probably had our best one yet. I was worried about not doing our Summer Bucket Lists this year because I know how much fun we have had the past three years checking things off, one by one. There is, however, a certain kind of freedom to not having a “list” hanging over my head to get done. Instead, our summer so far has been full of fun and spontaneity. It’s been full of me saying…
  • The Happiness Report #37

    Kristen
    28 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Tattoos, styling wands, hand painted aprons, 1 second a day videos and more… here are a few of the things making me happy lately! Hi friends and happy summer to you! We’ve been out of school for a little over a week and have had some super fun days so far. The weather has been iffy on cooperating but we are squeezing out ever sunny moment we can and are taking full advantage of it! Many of you have asked about our Summer Bucket List for 2015 and I think we’ve decided not to do one this year… unless we change our mind, we’re going to be crazy and navigate the…
  • Homemade Strawberry Shortcake with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

    Kristen
    26 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    A classic yet extraordinary Homemade Strawberry Shortcake recipe with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream. If my mom would have had Instagram when I was a kid, I’m pretty sure that 90% of the photos she would have taken during the early summer months would have included me with red stained fingers, clothes and lips from all the strawberry snacking I would do. My grandpa’s strawberry patch always produced the most beautiful, juicy red strawberries… you know the berries you would swear had sugar on them straight from the garden, they were so sweet? While my cousins would be off trying…
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    Menuism Dining Blog

  • Fast Food Gets Real: The Move Away from Artificial Ingredients

    Nevin Barich
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by _BuBBy_ It seems like every week I hear about another fast-food chain announcing that it wants to get rid of artificial ingredients, colorings, preservatives, and/or antibiotics. It’s the newest trend in fast food: Offer fresher stuff like fast-casual competitors in an attempt to attract millennials and people who focus on healthy ingredients in general. It’s why you’re seeing Taco Bell announce plans to remove all artificial flavors and colorings by the end of the year, with plans to remove additional artificial preservatives and additives by the end of 2017. And why Pizza…
  • Sugary Goodness of the Vegan Variety

    Michelle Kretzer
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Desserts from Green. Photo by Michelle Kretzer Maroon 5′s single “Sugar” is my favorite song on the radio right now, not just because of the danceable beat or the freaking adorable video of surprise performances by the band at weddings, but also because it conjures up images of candy jars and glass pastry cases in my dessert-loving mind. And since I don’t want my sweets to be, well, not so sweet to animals, I’ve become a connoisseur of cruelty-free cakes, plant-based pies, and other yummy vegan desserts. Here are some of my fave finds (you can thank me later):…
  • L.A.’s Best Chinese Buffets

    David R. Chan
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by DM Angelinos may not be aware of it, but there aren’t a lot of Chinese buffets in Los Angeles compared to other parts of the country. Yes, there are probably a few dozen Chinese buffet restaurants in Los Angeles County. But when one compares numbers of Chinese buffet restaurants to other parts of the country, the difference is striking, especially on a per capita basis. Indeed, if you look at the contiguous westside and San Fernando Valley sections of the city of Los Angeles, which encompass over two million residents, there are but a half dozen Chinese buffets covering the vast…
  • The Best Views at Orlando Restaurants

    Ashley Dickey
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Hillstone/Facebook When it comes to Orlando’s dining scene, the food isn’t the only thing to admire. There are also beautiful views to enjoy with your meal. Where are the best views? What should I order? And how much will I pay? Those questions and more will be answered as I guide you through the best views at Orlando restaurants. Hillstone Price Point: $$$ Order: Hillstone Burger, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Campfire Barbeque Pork Ribs Address: 215 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 Kick back on the roomy outdoor lounge and take in the waterfront view of Lake Kilarney at Hillstone, a…
  • My Sub, My Way: Vegan!

    Michelle Kretzer
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Ryan Ritchie, LA Weekly I don’t often gush about Subway, or any sub shop for that matter, but seeing the company’s “Go Vegan at Subway” ad in the Washington City Paper may be the best thing since, well, $5 foot-longs. The ad promotes Subway’s new vegan options: the Black Bean sub, featuring a black-bean patty, brown rice, corn, bell peppers, cilantro, garlic, and sweet potato–curry sauce, and the Malibu Garden sub, which is stuffed with a vegan patty, fire-roasted tomato sauce, and all the fixings you want. Yum! Right now, these subs are only available…
 
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    Savour the Senses

  • Blooming Onion w/ Herbed Béchamel Sauce

    Savour the Senses
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:10 pm
    There has been a lot going on with our society lately. It is great to see our country moving in the right direction, with social equality (yay gay marriage!) and food quality. This past week, the FDA took partially hydrogenated … Continue reading →
  • Creamy Polenta w/ Blueberry Corn Relish & Pork

    Savour the Senses
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Wow, has this sunshine been great! Every sunny summer day in the mountains makes up for an entire week of rain/snow. Everything has gotten so green, my plants are all finally growing and the farmer’s markets have started. Life is … Continue reading →
  • Blackberry Ginger Chicken

    Savour the Senses
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:46 pm
    These longer days have been so great! I love getting up after the sun has come up and going to bed when the sun is just finally setting. For the most part, my vegetable garden is loving all the sun, … Continue reading →
  • Spring Pea & Arugula Risotto with Mint

    Savour the Senses
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Wow, am I happy to have my blog back! As some of you may have noticed, Savour the Senses went MIA for about a week. I was going to switch web hosts, but realized how difficult it is to transfer … Continue reading →
  • Yummly’s New Recipe Plug-In

    Savour the Senses
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    For all you fellow food bloggers out there, Yummly has created a new recipe widget! I used to use EasyRecipe, but the new Yummly plug-in is SO MUCH BETTER! It is free to install, too. The new plug-in enables people … Continue reading →
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    My Custard Pie

  • Tastes of paradise – in my kitchen

    Sally
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Here’s what’s in my kitchen at the beginning of July (take a closer look and read the captions by clicking on an individual image, use the arrows to navigate). Do we buy souvenirs in a desperate bid to extend our travels? I’m trying to remain in a tranquil, happy place – in spirit, if not […]
  • Two world class gin cocktails you can make at home

    Sally
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    There’s a frivolous excitement about ordering a cocktail. It makes the start of an evening special and really gets the party started. The alchemy of different spirits, mixers, juices and ingredients in a distinctive glass can be akin to turning base metal into gold. But all too often cocktails are meh-tails – a watery, over-iced, […]
  • Why Georgians are the best people to hold a wine festival

    Sally
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    …and why you should visit the New Wine Festival in Tbilisi. Grey clouds muffle the Spring sunshine but under the bright awnings no-one seems at all fazed by this. Hundreds of people have gathered together in Deda Ena Park to celebrate one thing – Georgian wine-making. The family winemaker stalls are cheek by jowl and […]
  • Seriously adult mocha stout muffins with salted caramel and lime

    Sally
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    Before we go any further, I must warn you that if you are a milk chocolate lover who shudders at the thought of ingesting a morsel of 70% of the super dark stuff, these may not float your boat. There again if you like salted caramel… A bottle of mocha stout appeared in our fridge, […]
  • Best places for a massage in Dubai

    Sally
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
    Take some constant worrier genes, add a large amount of desk bound computer work, fold in a soupcon of stressful driving, mix together with bad posture from childhood asthma and, voila, you have cast-iron knotty shoulders. I’ve had this achey, clicky tension framing my neck as long as I can remember – and have passed […]
 
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    The Second Lunch

  • Books, Lately

    Sam Tackeff
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    It’s a wet travel day on my way to Texas, and while I’ve finally arrived in the Lone Star State, unfortunately, I’ve arrived in the wrong city, and we’re currently sitting outside the gate waiting for a new pilot to get us from Austin to Houston. I spent a good long while chuckling as the gate manager has been ever so politely dealing with my fellow passengers, but there are oh so many times you can listen to someone say “I’m sorry ma’am, I really can’t control the weather,” and then continue to get berated by a irate traveler without starting to feel a…
  • What’s in my farm share: June in New England

    Sam Tackeff
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    This summer I’ll be heading west to the farm every other week as part of a CSA (community supported agriculture) program at Stearns Farm, in Framingham, MA. Unlike the CSA boxes that end up on your doorstep, Stearns is a bit more hands on, and requires both regular work hours, and picking a good portion of your produce each pickup. It’s a way for me to avoid the supermarkets, eat in season, and (selfishly) farm without the larger commitment. :: Storing and prep :: On CSA pickup day I try to clean my fridge and re-organize in advance so I’ll have space for my produce when I return. When…
  • 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.
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  • How To Make Ginger Juice

    Christine Ho
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    If you’ve visited this blog for a while, you might have known there are some recipes yielded for freshly grated ginger juice. Fresh ginger is a very good and popular marinade ingredient that helps tenderize the meat and expel some awkward smell if there’s any. With ginger juice, you can make a tasty drink that boosts up your body health, or a dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth, or a delicious sauce that takes your whole dish up a level.But, how do we make ginger juice? And how to extract as much ginger juice as possible? These are the questions I was asked repeatedly. You don’t…
  • Lemon Ginger Honey Tea

    Christine Ho
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Winter is flu season in Australia. Take care, everybody. This lemon ginger honey tea can help boost up our immune system. To myself, this drink is one of the most delicious flu and cold natural remedies. For ages, ginger has been used to help accelerate blood circulation, fight inflammation and relieve pain due to a cold in Chinese herbal medicine. Lemon contains high levels of vitamin C and helps detoxify our body. But wait, don’t be too hurry in putting in the lemon slices. Otherwise, you’ll lose the goodness of it, even though you still can enjoy a delicious tea. There’s nothing in…
  • Yoghurt Custard with Mixed Berries

    Christine Ho
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    I like all sorts of berries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Not only they have amazing health benefits with lots of antioxidants that can boost our immune system, but also they are juicy and tasty. With some berries, this baked custard was turned into a very balanced delicious dessert to wrap up my dinner. The dessert was even more superb by adding some yoghurt. It’s absolutely a guilt-free dessert. It can be served warm or cold. Yet I couldn’t wait to taste, so it’s gone in a few minutes once it’s out from the oven.Continue reading:
  • Sago Dumplings with Red Bean Filling (桂花豆沙西米糭)

    Christine Ho
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    Dragon boat festival is coming around the corner, exactly falling on this weekend this year. We will surely have some traditional savoury Cantonese sticky rice dumplings. As I was itching to make some sweet ones for my family as well. I soaked some sago for a little while, then wrapped in with red bean filling. Voila, the steamed sago dumplings looked so spectacular and went so well with the fragrant Osmanthus syrup. Immediately I brought a batch for a family gathering. And it’s gone so fast. The second batch is reserved as afternoon snack on the weekend.Continue reading:
  • How To Wrap a Pyramid shaped Sticky Rice Dumpling

    Christine Ho
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    Dragon Boat Festival (端午節) is coming on the weekend this year. Get ready to make some sticky rice dumplings (zongzi 鹹肉糭) to celebrate? When I first learnt to make zongzi, I took the easiest way. Here's the recipe I posted previously. It only needs three pieces of bamboo leaves to wrap a zongzi. If you jump on the bandwagon to try making zongzi at home, I highly recommend the easiest method. I reckon this pyramid shaped sticky rice dumpling is the most beautiful one. It’s the traditional shape mostly made by Hong Kong people. You need four pieces of bamboo leaves to make a…
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  • My Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rome 2015 Edition

    Katie
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it’s true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s classics, from carbonara to cacio e pepe, are still universally beloved, but Rome’s dining and drinking culture, like that of all cities, is in a constant state of evolution (albeit at a glacial pace compared to New York, Paris or London). Recently, tightening purse…
  • July Visits to Monte di Testaccio & Circus Maximus Mithraeum

    Katie
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    Somehow it’s late June. I have no idea how that happened. Maybe it has something to do with high season being in full swing and having an absolute blast doing what I love most (after eating pizza of course): showing visitors around my adopted city. Recently, I have been changing things up a bit. Rather than only offering private tours, I have begun providing affordable group itineraries to two archeological sites I love, both of which are normally closed to the public: Monte di Testaccio (aka Monte dei Cocci) and the Circus Maximus Mithraeum. Monte di Testaccio is a man-made hill…
  • DOT Bistrot in Trastevere

    Katie
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    DOT Bistrot opened a little over a year ago just off Piazza San Cosimato in the tourist trap-laden zone of Trastevere. Normally, I avoid dining in this part of town like the plague, but DOT is a rare island in a sea of mediocrity. The new(ish) arrival serves a combo of Sicily-inspired dishes (think panelle, seafood pastas, and cassata) and Roman classics (amatriciana and tripe, among other items). For fans of La Gensola the menu will be instantly familiar; DOT’s owner is Simone Dordei, son of that long-established restaurant’s proprietors and the food menu is virtually identical.
  • Guide to the Best Gelato in Rome, 2015 Edition

    Katie
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:10 pm
    In Rome, eating gelato is a year-round ritual, but since the temperatures have soared recently, I thought it was high time to update my annual gelato guide. There’s a bit of breaking news to report: Fatamorgana’s Prati location moved from Via Bettolo to Via Leone IV last week, so now it’s even closer to the Vatican walls. Ermanno di Pomponio has left Neve di Latte, while Carapina in central Rome raised the price of a small cup to €3.00, making it one of the priciest scoops in town, but worth every euro-cent. Al Settimo Gelo has expanded its offerings to buffalo’s…
  • Buy Rachel Roddy’s Book Five Quarters Right Now

    Katie
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:16 am
    Photo from Rachel Eats. I know a few exceptional food writers. You know, the type who can effortlessly convey the aromas and flavors of her kitchen, flawlessly capture the relationships forged at the market, or earnestly document a familiar food culture in an utterly entrancing way. I know a few such people and one of them lives in Rome. Her name is Rachel Roddy and her cookbook comes out to day. You need to buy that book. Buy it for yourself and then buy it for every cook and traveler you know. Rachel is a British food writer, blogger, home cook, and photographer. She grew up north of London…
 
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    In Our Grandmothers' Kitchens

  • Strawberry Season

    tinkyweisblat
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    I adore strawberries—in part because of their lovely, sweet color and juiciness and in part because (at least where I live in western Massachusetts) they ripen just as the earth does. Their arrival in local fields and farmstands coincides almost exactly with the arrival of summer. I haven’t picked strawberries in several years. Living by myself as I currently do, I don’t need the large quantities with which one comes home after picking. I know I could make jam and freeze or dry the darn things. Somehow I’m short sighted enough to want to enjoy a few at a time while they’re ripe and…
  • The Charm of Chickpeas

    tinkyweisblat
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Greta Garbo in “Anna Christie,” the film that was marketed using the slogan “Garbo Talks!” I almost named this post “Garbanzo Talks!” The title was suggested by my clever friend Peter who knows how much I love film history. Since not everyone is a film buff, however, I succumbed to “the charm of chickpeas.” My sister-in-law Leigh and I are currently doing a nutritional cleanse called Isagenix. We drink shakes provided by the company for breakfast and lunch but prepare snacks and dinner ourselves. Naturally, we want to make the yummiest food possible in order…
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  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:34 pm
    You’ll never guess the key ingredient that makes this vegan chocolate mousse so light and fluffy. And no, it’s not avocado or coconut cream! This delicious 3 ingredient easy vegan chocolate mousse is dairy free, gluten free and nut free!  I’ve tried more than a few vegan chocolate mousse recipes in my time. There have been recipes that use avocado, and those that use coconut cream, but none of them really had that light cloudlike quality that a good chocolate mousse should have. Click to continue reading Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}. The post Vegan…
  • Apple Spice Cake

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    This beautifully fragrant apple spice cake is the perfect excuse to sit down to afternoon tea. There’s something so special about making time in the afternoon to sit down for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It’s something I grew up with. My Nan or Mum would always be baking something, and we’d all take turns going to each other’s houses for tea and cake. Mum liked to make Victoria Sponge, Meringues (although these were more of a special occasion thing) and Apple Cakes. Click to continue reading Apple Spice Cake. The post Apple Spice Cake appeared first on Delicious…
  • Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    This hearty Tuscan bean soup is so warming and nourishing. It’s sure to cure whatever ails you! Serve with your favourite crusty bread. My husband and I have been taking turns getting sick with the flu over the last few weeks. I don’t know about you, but the first thing I feel like is a big bowl of nourishing soup. The more vegetables packed in the better. Somehow it feels the more vegetables I pack into a soup, the faster I will recover. Click to continue reading Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}. The post Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free} appeared first on Delicious…
  • Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:21 pm
    These scrumptious brunch toasts are topped with earthy mushrooms and slightly bitter cavolo nero which contrast beautifully with sweet pear and leeks. The finishing touch is a sprinkling of toasted walnuts. One of the things I particularly love about mushrooms, apart from how amazingly good they are for you, is how versatile they are. They are completely at home on your plate at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and always fantastic. Click to continue reading Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}. The post Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}…
  • Annabel Langbein – This Is How I Cook

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I’m so excited to launch a new interview series here on Delicious Everyday called This Is How I Cook. Each month you’ll meet a cookbook, author, chef or food personality that has inspired me. Throughout this series, we’ll learn a little about what makes each of these fabulously inspiring people tick, learn some of their kitchen tips and discover the type of food they like to eat best. I hope you find reading these people and interviews as inspiring as I do. To kick off this series I can’t think of a more wonderful or inspiring person than the lovely Annabel Langbein.
 
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    Food & Style

  • Peach upside-down cake with Cognac caramel

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    This upside-down cake is perfection when made with the kind of fragrant peaches you can only get in mid-summer from a local farm. To bring out the fruits’ delightful flavors, the slices are pan-roasted and then drizzled with a buttery caramel spiked with Cognac (which comes together in minutes — making caramel is easier than you might think!). Moreover, the cake batter that tops the ambrosial peaches gives just the right amount of structure to the dessert while remaining light and moist. A dollop of vanilla Chantilly is the only thing you need to accompany such a gorgeous cake. Happy…
  • Sour beer and cherry rum punch

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Fine German-style beer – a worthy inspiration I discovered sour beer while on vacation in Sonoma. We were dining at Woodfour, a brewery and restaurant in the charming town of Sebastopol. Not only do they serve some of the finest food in town, but they also make fantastic beers, right on the premises. Needless to say, I couldn’t resist ordering a tasting flight! The first beer on the lineup was their Berliner Weisse (Berlin White), a German-style beer made with sour mash. Bone-dry, complex and utterly refreshing, this beer reminded me of wine. I was smitten… and sour beers have been…
  • Grilled potatoes with rosemary, garlic and coarse sea salt

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:24 am
    Potatoes and rosemary – a marriage made in food heaven, for sure! And although I love making the classic dish in the oven all year long, come summer I turn to the grill. Grilled potatoes, marinated twice for maximum rosemary and garlic flavor! As with most things grilled, marinating potatoes before cooking them works wonderfully. Here, we’ll marinate the potatoes in rosemary and garlic for 30 minutes. But we won’t stop there: in this recipe, we’ll also return the grilled potatoes to the marinade and toss them again, while they’re hot – in essence, giving them a…
  • Grilled kale pizza with smoked Gruyère, sweet corn and chipotle chili oil

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    Looking for new, creative recipes for kale? How about grilling ideas for the summer barbecue season? Look no further – two birds with one (pizza) stone! Have you ever thought of putting kale on pizza? Grilled kale, no less? Let’s just say that your taste buds will be thrilled you took the leap. This recipe makes as gourmet a pizza as you’ll ever have. Here, grilled kale and smoky Gruyère are paired with ripe tomatoes and sweet corn for a delicious contrast of flavors. The whole pizza is then drizzled with homemade chili oil, brimming with the essence of pungent chipotle peppers. Have I…
  • Chili oil

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:36 am
    It’s amazing what two little chipotles can deliver… A drizzle of this oil, brimming with the pungent aromas of the spicy, smoky peppers, instantly brightens any dish you pour it on. How to make infused olive oil? It’s easier than you think! To make the delicious infused oil, we’ll first rehydrate the peppers, then purée them with a fragrant extra virgin olive oil and let the mixture stand at room temperature for the flavors to infuse. The oil is never heated, so it preserves its magnificent aromas. Needless to say, using a good quality extra virgin olive oil is crucial for this…
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    Yummly

  • Cooking with Silk®

    Silk
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:56 am
    Swirled in a smoothie or simmered in soup, Silk is right at home in the kitchen. In fact, you can substitute Silk for dairy milk, cup for cup, in almost any recipe. Bring the heat… carefully Like milk, Silk will scorch if cooked at too high a temperature and can form a skin when heated. Stir constantly and use moderate heat for best results. Add a little thickener Because Silk is low in saturated fat, it requires a little extra thickener to set up properly in puddings and custards. For your cooked pudding recipes, add 3 tablespoons cornstarch. Or try our pudding recipes. Sip…
  • Celebrate Father’s Day with Hidden Valley® Ranch

    Hidden Valley Ranch
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
    Father’s Day means spending quality time with the family, especially dad. Party time! Gather the backyard games, indoor entertainment and party supplies, but don’t forget the food. Busy parents seek dishes that are not only delicious but can be made in record time. Luckily, there are plenty of quick and tasty recipes guaranteed to end with satisfied tummy pats. Check out these four Father’s Day recipes to get started. Ranch Burgers A Father’s Day grill-out calls for burgers. Preheat the grill, and mix 1.5 pounds of ground beef, one cup of bread crumbs, one finely…
  • Greek Out with Hidden Valley®

    Hidden Valley Ranch
    26 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    A super-food high in vital nutrients like protein, vitamin B-12 and calcium, Greek yogurt is exploding in popularity, especially among health-conscious consumers. Greek yogurt can be used in a wide range of dishes. Its texture and flavor makes it very suitable for dips, which explains why it is gaining momentum as a healthy dip alternative at family parties and other gatherings. Check out these Greek yogurt dip recipes certain to satisfy the stomachs of guests. Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip Give everyone’s appetite a kick with this bold and lively dip. Bursting with flavor, this…
  • 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 may make it seem like there’s not enough time to cook tasty dishes, but there are plenty of delicious foods that can be made quickly and leave all the guests’ appetites completely satisfied. Check out these four Memorial Day recipes to get started. Original Ranch Cheeseburgers Preheat the…
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day With Hidden Valley® Ranch

    Hidden Valley Ranch
    1 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    On Mother’s Day, families come together to express their love and appreciation for mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, stepmothers, and all of the important women who lovingly do so much for their families. This celebration deserves a special, made-from-scratch, made-with-love meal. Thanks to Hidden Valley Ranch®, serving up an outstanding Mother’s Day lunch, brunch, or dinner does not have to require slaving away for hours in the kitchen. These four quick, easy, and delicious recipes will make Mother’s Day honorees feel extra special. Napa Valley Chicken Salad Wow…
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    Carpé Season

  • Dear Owen: a letter at three years

    Liz
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:24 pm
    The other day, I was sorting clothes for the season when I came across these tiny elephant footie jammies, stuffed into a random bin. And there, surrounded by piles and piles of clothes, I stopped and looked. You had worn … Continue reading →
  • Dear Elsa: a letter at fifteen months

    Liz
    15 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
     You are fifteen months old and acting more the toddler every day. You are full of sweetness and happiness, and we can no longer imagine our days not filled with your actual laughs and your excessive fake laughs and big … Continue reading →
 
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    Feistycook

  • Laing Ala Dexie

    Feistycook
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    For the first time in my Filipino existence I cooked Laing. I could never bring myself to cook this famous dish from the Bicol region in the Philippines because I know it wouldn’t be as good as my Uncle Jun’s wife’s Laing. Then again, she’s Bicolana so that pretty much...Read more »
  • Salmon Potato & Spinach Casserole

    Feistycook
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    The recipe for Salmon Potato & Spinach Casserole was adapted from HealthyWaists.com Recipe: Salmon Potato & Spinach Casserole Ingredients 3-4 medium sized potatoes, thinly sliced potatoes 8 oz can Salmon 2 cups liquid (salmon liquid plus milk) 3 tbsp butter 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1...Read more »
  • Cheesy Tuna & Egg Noodles Casserole

    Feistycook
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Recipe: Cheesy Tuna & Egg Noodle Casserole Ingredients 3 cans of tuna, drained 1 sm onion, chopped 1/2 can of peas (leftovers) half a bag of egg noodles, cook al dente 2 tbsp of butter 2 tbsp of flour 1 1/2 cup of milk 1 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella...Read more »
  • Chicken “Bistek” With Red Onions

    Feistycook
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    I had a craving for the distinct “Bistek” flavors a couple of weeks ago but I didn’t necessarily want beef. If I didn’t run out of pork then I could’ve made pork steak instead. I had chicken though so I figured chicken bistek would be nice. I’ve never made one...Read more »
  • Pretty In Pink Meringue Cookies

    Feistycook
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    I’ve made 3 different kinds of ice cream this season which are Banana Pudding with wafers, Peach(don’t add bananas), and Blueberries. That means I also have supplies of egg whites. From the first batch I’ve made these oh-so-pretty in pink meringue. The second batch my daughter picked blue color. I...Read more »