Archive for August, 2009

My favorite flavor: charred tomatoes

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Every year of eating tomatoes (only three years now), I seem to learn something new about them. This summer I have a new obsession thanks to the cookbook Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way, by Francis Mallmann: charred tomatoes. Several of Mallmann’s listed appetizers call for burning the featured vegetable (cherry tomatoes or carrots) or [...]

Storage experiments: jalapeños

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

These jalapeños have been sitting in my refrigerator a week now. It’s a shame to ignore them as I have- so I threw in the towel today. Well sort of. My current storage experiment: submerging them in rice and tucking them into the freezer, with the future plan to cook up the scented rice. I’m [...]

Spoils of summer: fruit popsicles

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

With the height of summer’s ripe-wave, I find myself often failing to keep up with the super juicy berries in my kitchen. When its too darn hot outside, do I want to fire up the stove top to turn these fruity gems into jam? No. To deal with over-ripening fruit super quick, my answer is [...]


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