Archive for February, 2006

Pucker Up Pomegranate Truffles: SHF#16

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Creating treasures of culinary aphrodisiacs has been a crafty hobby of mine. My visually accute X-Rated Sweet Pussy Cakes of SHF#13 were a smashing hit, and really deserve more exploration… ahem, in the form of a more explicit tutorial. Another project on the back burner is to make dishes using local company Terra Firma Botanicals’ [...]

Pyramid Truffle Boxes

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I have a fetish for suave packaging… like many food blog readers I imagine. I tend to buy tea by its packaging, and chocolates too: with firey golden bright candy wrappers bringing out my inner crow. In combination with this packaging fetish resides a compulsion to collect beautiful papers too. Hand colored, silk threaded, metallic [...]


Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

I just spotted these cool bags at Food Fight’s website. “These trash bags got it going on. Twelve 13-gallon bags will fit in regular-sized kitchen trash cans, and they’re biodegradable, compostable, and even the package they come in is made from biodegradable, compostable, recycled materials with soy-based inks and dyes! Shit, what more do you [...]

Ginger Shortbread Hearts with Lemon Curd

Monday, February 6th, 2006

In a moment of scrumptious serendipity, I came across Lex Culinaria’s lemon curd recipe. I had just indulged myself at a friend’s kitchen with shortbread bars dipped in tangy curd and couldn’t push these flavors out of my head. Lex’s recipe is different from the curd recipes I’ve made in the past in that it [...]

Tip: Drinking More Water

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

I think I finally get it: what all the Southern fuss about iced tea is. When you’re busy trying to be healthy and drinking over 8 glasses of water a day, one gets a bit tired of water.  I still don’t subscribe to sweetened iced teas, but I have found a close relative… Eugene’s downtown [...]

Butternut Squash Dhal with Coconut Chutney

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

In these parts, dhal and rice is a staple food. My first encounter with it was at our neighborhood Indian Restaurant’s lunch buffet. Their’s is a black bean color and struck me as tasting like Beanie Weenies, so I tended to skip it. However, my taste buds have grown up and have come around to [...]

Culinary Confessions

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I have a sweet tooth for fake crab. I use bottled lemon juice. I have a tradition of receiving marashino cherries for Chirstmas. I eat things after they fall onto the floor (except for in the lab!). I rarely eat food in leftovers form. I’ve never tasted rhubarb. Childhood culinary torture by nuns means I [...]

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