Archive for the 'Little Bites' Category

Golden Beets with Blood Orange

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Little bites are such a rewarding way to cook and eat. There is more variety and a great excuse for playing with presentation, much how sushi operates. Sweets and I had a nice dinner at Marche this last week. He had a dinner of Wood Oven Roasted Oregon Wild Chinook Salmon with Horseradish Crème Fraîche, [...]

White Bean Purée with Polenta Crackers

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

28 cooks has a great recipe up for Polenta Crackers. I just made a batch yesterday and today made accompanying White Bean Purée to go with them. This first batch I added green onion and garlic, and now can’t wait to make a rosemary parmesan batch.These crackers are light, snappy, and have a slightly sweet [...]

Beet and Orange Swirled Pasta IMBB#22

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

This exploration of color certainly rode into town on the coat tails of my amazement with Jello play and color layering. Color on color, flavor with flavor. My favorite pasta dough is actually a bastardization of pasta. It’s a generic hot water dough that I use to make homemade potstickers. It’s just flour with hot [...]

Mini Apple Spice Muffins

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

I recently found myself craving cute little muffins… which is really no new desire in my book. The odd part was I really wanted apple muffins. I’ve always claimed to not be into cooked apples. I’ve only appreciated apple pie with Sweets’ offered bites. This lack of desire over cooked apples would perplex my German [...]

Thanksgiving: Cranberry Satsuma Relish

Friday, November 25th, 2005

As tasty as it is, photographing half attacked pheasant doesn’t yield the most aesthetically pleasing image! This Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of having my first taste of this bird , and also actually enjoying crispy turkey skin for the first time too. The turkey was BBQ’ed which yielded an amazing outer skin! Not usually [...]

Sesame-Crusted Oyster Mushroom Calamari with Toasted Sesame Carrot Salad

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

This recipe was the first dish in my IMBB vegan meal. Reading this recipe in the Artful Vegan inspired me to cook it up and try my first oyster mushrooms. The notes preceeding the recipe stated that a recently wedded couple, who are fans of the Millennium Restaurant (whose recipes make up this cookbook), requested [...]

Mashed Potato Patties

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Leftover mashed potatoes is in itself a rarely uttered phrase in our house. We love mashed potatoes, don’t get us wrong… and there is your answer. I made Sweets a birthday steak dinner with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes with full on butter! It was good eats. I went ahead and made up a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Strawberry Salsa

Friday, July 8th, 2005

Last night, Sweets and I went to a potluck party for a former coworker re-visiting Eugene from France. One thing I’ve noticed of my French and German coworkers, is their appreciation for good fruit. My French coworker, Estelle would often bring in cooked-fruit plum or cherry fruit tarts to share with us at work. She [...]


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