Archive for December, 2004

Cacao Nib Biscotti with Candied Orange Peel and Pistachios

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

A biscotti recipe is a good basic cookie recipe to have in one’s repitoire. Though the 90′s almost made them passé, I think they still deserve a spot in one’s kitchen and coffee/tea time. The following recipe is an amalgamation of several recipes that easily lends itself to playing around with. Sugar can be swapped [...]

Gringa Tortillas

Monday, December 27th, 2004

Everyone should be so lucky… fresh tortillas with hot and spicy soup. I made another spicy cream soup- this time I used only chipotle paste and I reduced the soup stock before adding any cream to the soup. That way I didn’t have to babysit the soup as much to prevent the cream from separating. [...]

Lemon Lime Honey Liqueur

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

One of my favorite liqueurs in our collection is our bottle of Limoncello, thick and syrupy sweet, its perfect drizzled on vanilla ice cream, or spooned into tea. We’ve had a surprising number of people ask about it when at our house, never having seen this luxury before. I decided to try my hand at [...]

The Return of Cream of Jalapeño Soup

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

We just put this tasty soup to another practical use: pasta sauce… Roasted Asparagus with Spinach Fettucini and Jalapeño Cream Broil several asparagus stalks cut into one inch pieces, and drizzled with olive oil and salted. Heat until slightly toasted, with visible browning. Cook up fresh spinach fettucini, 3 minutes (we used local brand Pasta [...]

In Need of Further Research… Cacao Nibs

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

I’ve been investigating more uses for these little nutty bittersweet things. Brewing cacao nibs just like coffee beans turned out to be… interesting. The resulting brew was a bit too floral for my taste, but it was indeed chocolately and with a hint of sweetness. If you want to try it at home, I would [...]

Voting with My Lunch Money

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Letter I just ran off to the local paper: “It pains me to read Mike West’s excuse of having to pay his servers a living wage as a cause for his business failure. I am a past supporter of Mona Liza and West Bros.[former West restaurants in Eugene] but I’ve become embarrassed to support such [...]

Cream of Jalapeño Soup

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

This is a nice indulgent soup, perfect for my cold Monday night. Based on a recipe found in The Best American Recipes 1999, it strikes me as a kicked up tortilla soup. It has spice, but isn’t hot. If you feel like you really deserve it, serve this in a toasted bread bowl.

Swiss Chard Rice

Sunday, December 19th, 2004

This tasty recipe is a result of searching for ways to get in those winter vegies, and a new fried rice experiment. The cook book, Fields of Greens, makes use of the wonderful combination of swiss chard, toasted walnuts, golden raisins and dried currants to create a wonderful vegetable dish to toss into pasta. I [...]

Shopping List

Sunday, December 19th, 2004

March 3, 2005: milk for sweets onion good apples


Saturday, December 18th, 2004

originally posted on Something 2 Eat, May 24,2004. grumpy lookin guy, great coffee! Perugino is a coffee bar that expects a certain ‘something’ in its’clientelle: a customer who knows to dress in black for their coffee; a patron not afraid to ask for their coffee drink by its official menu fouffy name; a woman who [...]

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