Archive for the 'Recipes' Category

Gift from a Foodie: Candied Orange Peel Variations

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

The process of making candied citrus peels reveals several steps in the process with which we can play around with the recipe to introduce some fun variations. We can easily tweak the shapes, flavors, tang and texture of this treat with a slight of hand that will make our gift recipients think we are magic. [...]

LA Times 2006 cookie of the year challenge, still perfect in 2007

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Are you looking to start a new holiday cookie tradition? Want a foil to your tried and true sweet treasures? This list of cookies I saved from last year is sure to yield some taste bud wonders of a new kind. In a wonderful move to keep their Food Editors well fed, the LA Times [...]

Recipe question: corn syrup in rum balls

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

I was just looking over rum ball recipes. What do you suppose the purpose of corn syrup in a rum ball recipe is? It’s not like any more sweetness is needed. Is it just to add stickiness? Like glue? Is it to act as a humectant? To keep those morsels from turning into hard dry [...]

Who You Calling Jerky? Homemade Buffalo Jerky

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

After an organic beef jerky binge last week, I found myself peering into an empty bag, not quite believing I was sold 3 oz as a supposed three servings. That gobble session cemented my motivation to make Alton Brown’s box fan jerky with buffalo from our Farmers’ Market. Strips of marinated meat are arranged in [...]

Dulce de Leche: the Better to Eat You My Dear…

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

My recent adventures with dulce de leche have convinced me this is what everyone is getting for Christmas! I’ve seen people raving about the flavors before, but I never understood till kitchen curiosity made me stick a couple of unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk, submerged under water, in my pressure cooker for 2 hours. [...]

Making Homemade Bread Whole Grain

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I’m glad I was able to inspire some of you into wanting to make bread. Now that I’ve reacquainted myself with the bread recipe, I’ve been tweaking it a bit by tossing more into it. I substituted a fraction of the flour (30 g) for whole wheat flour. I also cast an eye about my [...]

Jazz It Up: Fruity Pomegranate Guacamole with Shrimp

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Do you feel your summer slipping through your fingers? This power punch of flavors will help you hold on to those last rays of sunshine. Wanting the flavors of ceviche with out actually making ceviche is what inspired this jazzed up guacamole. Creamy avocado and mango, with a slight touch of shrimp, and the occasional [...]

In case you were wondering about deep fried bacon…

Monday, August 27th, 2007

My friend Martin Golding is happy to report that deep frying is an excellent way to make up sufficient quantities of bacon for large gatherings of hungry campers. One of his tasks this past weekend was to make breakfast for ~70 people in a camping environment. With a deep fry set up, Martin was able [...]

New Smoothie Tricks for Breakfast

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

In the midst of all these new Portland sights and tastes, Sweets and I have found some potential repeatable favorites. This one is from our corner coffee shop, Cafe Destino. Icy sweet Açaí berry smoothie under crunchy almond granola and topped with smooth creamy banana slices; its a new trick for my breakfast taste buds. [...]

Mint Ice Cream Slushy

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

In addition to sushi, eggs over easy, and cheese, I have to add ice cream as one of those foods that I could absolutely live on non-stop. I mean really, is ice cream really any worse than a bowl of cereal for breakfast? Ok, that was suppose to be a rhetorical question. I’m wise to [...]


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