Archive for August, 2005

End of Month Egg on Pizza

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

This cute little egg trick was picked up from two coinciding forces… Tony Bourdain’s No Reservations show and Alice Waters’ Cafe Cookbook. Sweets and I have made No Reservations our Monday night ritual. I recently forced Bourdain’s books on him, and now Sweets gets to remind me about all the funny bits I forgot. Watching [...]

Vanilla Bean Alert

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

I’ve been asking around some of my favorite forums about finding cheaper vanilla bean prices. Chowhound, local folks, and eGullet have been a wealth of information. I was just going to stop in at Penzeys in Portland this weekend (after Dim Sum and Powell’s, and yes I’m bragging), but other forces have taken over. In [...]

End of the Month Leftovers: Tilapia Stock Risotto

Monday, August 29th, 2005

The end of the month is nearing, which often means that the paycheck has gone beyond stretched tight. We like to frequently eat out at asian restaurants, with our neighborhood Saigan Kitchen being my favorite. One way we like to extend our leftovers at home is by adding more stock to our curries or stirfries, [...]

Garlic Hazelnut Caramel Corn

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

I was recently sharing with fellow foodies my discovery on how to roast garlic on the stove top. Filling a pan with peeled whole garlic cloves which are covered with olive oil and simmered yields two amazing products- the roasted garlic and wonderful garlic oil. Its a fun process to watch as the garlic turns [...]

Flavor Sprays

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

No more messy ingredients… drippy fat, greasy bacon. Complete in a pill-free form, its Flavor Spray. Developed to help you, “Follow a low carb meal regimen, and allow flavor spray to add the toppings and sauce to your meal”. Hmmm low-carb? I’m looking for the tortilla and toast flavors… oh this smart ass stands corrected! [...]

Steamed About Clams

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

It’s a sad thing when bad clams happen to good people- to good fish mongers to be more specific. Sweets and I went to our nearby fish mongers for halibut to curry up, and wound up with steamer clams for dinner too. I unfortunatley ignored my spidey sense as we had our clams fetched for [...]

Bagel Dogs

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I did a fair amount of babysitting growing up. My two younger brothers are 10 and 8 years younger than me, so they gave me good training for keeping my ground with little boys. Once the word got out that I wasn’t afraid of babysitting little boys, even multiples of them, I found myself with [...]

Squeezing It Out

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

I know you’ve enviously watched the scene play out on tv… a chef whips out premade sauce in a squeeze bottle to paint on to a pristine white dish. I say we take control and get some of our own squeeze bottles! Who says they’re just for professional chefs? Squeeze bottles are one of my [...]

Mini Bagels

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Making mini portions of a recipe is such a fun little trick! You feel like you’re being good by having a smaller portion, when in actuality you probably eat three times as much, because little food items are sooo scrumptiously cute. Bagels are a fun item to make small because then they seem similar to [...]

Chocolate Silk Tofu Cream

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Living in Eugene, I find myself picking up interesting desires that try to wrap themselves around me. They say it only takes so long before you catch the running bug after living here (this is TrackTown after all, the birth place of Nike)… and, well, I’ve done that one! One sore calf muscle later, and [...]


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