Archive for May, 2008

How to start your kitchen compost habit

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

How does one get their kitchen compost habit started? By declaring it popsicle weather which promptly provokes one into cleaning out and organizing their freezer to make room. The bonus with cleaning out the freezer is that the cell walls of your frozen collards, freeze burned peaches, and what ever else you’ve unearthed are already [...]

What kitchen appliances do you neeeeed?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

I just ran across one of those posts on No Impact Man that shakes up what I consider to be essential appliances in the kitchen. Their household has adjusted to not using a freezer in their kitchen! Having the refrigerator component separate from the freezer part makes that shift a bit easier I imagine… but [...]

Homemade butter variations: truffle goodness

Friday, May 9th, 2008

I made myself a treat last week after my visit to the PSU farmers’ market: homemade butter layered with thin slices of truffles. I topped the truffle butter with a piece of wax paper and stuck this in the freezer. To use, take a warm spoon and shave off curls of the fragrant butter. And [...]

Don’t look Mom! a great Mother’s Day present

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Portland chocolatier Alma Chocolates has a great Mother’s Day present available for a limited time: frilly decorated chocolate hearts stamped with “mom” and covered in edible gold leaf. It’s decadence, chocolate, beauty and supreme shininess all rolled into one! Alma Chocolates Location: 140 NE 28th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97232 Contact: 503-517-0262 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, [...]

Silly bacon question

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Before the days of paper bags and paper towels… what did cooks do to drain / blot their bacon after frying it? Do you always use a paper product when you do this in your kitchen?

Notes from Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

+ the Salsa Rosa for One recipe actually feeds 10 quite nicely + one will not “seriously be fucked” if fusilli or penne pasta is used + an edited version of the book’s recipe for Salsa Rosa for One. + from Jonathan Ames essay, Eggs Over Uneasy: “I have two personalities. Two idiots. The one [...]

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