Food Blog of the Day Archive
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February 18, 2011
This month a fellow Spanish blogger was challenging us to prepare a soufflé. The name of this dish comes from the French and means literally blown up. I think I've prepared a soufflé only once in my life before this, back in the mists of time, and I barely remember it. Bad thing, because if it had been memorable, I would remember.
February 17, 2011
I was recently contacted by Marly, of Namely Marly, inviting me to participate in this great idea she had to veganize a list of Americaâ€™s Top Ten New Sandwiches named by the Huffington Post. Isnâ€™t that a great idea?!
February 16, 2011
This year really took the cake though when I received a 5 lb vertical sausage stuffer. Know that I really meant what I said about loving the in-laws and that there is no need to buy my love, but c'mon, how freakin' sweet is it that my mother-in-law got me the sausage stuffer of my dreams.
February 15, 2011
A soul-warming soup for a cold winter day. Parsnips impart their subtle earthy flavor to this simple, velvety soup. Enjoy with crusty French bread and a nice green salad.
February 14, 2011
Food is love! It is somewhat of a mantraâ€¦at least around our household. The care we place upon gathering up a meal in our home borders on the absurd to most. Yes, we sweat the details. From where, how and by whom our locally grown food is produced to the way we season and even how we plate the food. Food blogging peculiarities aside, we lavish our food with love!
February 13, 2011
Recently, I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the secret weapon that makes â€œThe Smelly Cheese Shopâ€ such a remarkable and important asset for Adelaideâ€™s cheese lovers.
February 12, 2011
Last week was my turn to host and we made it a Valentine themed playdate with teatime snacks. This menu is definitely not just for kids, it would be just as nice for an adults only tea. It's very simple to throw together and everything can be served room temp.
February 11, 2011
Iâ€™ve said it before and Iâ€™ll say it again: we are not morning people around here. Ben and I missed our own post-wedding brunch because we couldn't wake up in time, and old habits stick. So yet again, in 2011, I'm vowing to greet the day more gracefully, and to motivate the rest of my crew to do so.
February 9, 2011
The cake binge started with an argument between my children over the possession of three small white marbles. It was day four of the ice prison and apparently when you've been stuck at home for four days straight three small white marbles become very important and one must have all three of them and one can not share them at any cost, because then one would not have all three marbles, would one?
February 8, 2011
OK, so Iâ€™m a few days late for Worldwide Nutella Day. No excuses. BUT, I did make something to contribute to the Nutella loveâ€¦and it didnâ€™t even require any baking! Youâ€™d think with all the snow and cold temperatures weâ€™ve had in Chicago lately that Iâ€™d be eager to use the oven to generate a little extra heat in the house, but no. Not really. I was feeling lazy, so this was the perfect recipe.
February 7, 2011
Valentineâ€™s Day is right around the corner. I know this because my husband, the professional chef, is planning a special Valentineâ€™s Day menu for the patrons of Persimmon Woods Golf Club. Lucky for me, this special dinner is the Saturday before Valentineâ€™s Day so I actually get to spend â€œthe holidayâ€ with my hubby this year, which isnâ€™t usually the case.
February 6, 2011
Here is another splendidly simple recipe for preserving citrus fruit. I learned the method from Nigella Lawson's Domestic Goddess cookbook (an all time favorite!) Her recipe for Edith Afif's Lime Pickles includes turmeric, cumin seed, and dried chili, they are very enjoyable. Brilliant Edith (a native of Egypt), figured out that coating the limes in salt and then putting them in the freezer tenderized the limes perfectly.
February 5, 2011
Oh my goodness. This was the star of my family's Greek-themed holiday dinner. My brother has mastered this recipe, and it's seriously the best cheesecake I've ever had. Ever! There's some feta in it--if this completely freaks you out, then just use all cream cheese, but it won't be the same. I promise it doesn't taste like feta...it just makes it tangier and sharper.
February 4, 2011
February 3, 2011
As my husband and I were contemplating which favorite sandwiches we would contribute to my upcoming Panini Happy Guides to Great Sandwiches, we remembered one in particularâ€¦a hot sopressata sandwich with mozzarella and pesto from our babymoon trip three years ago. An amazing sandwich that I never actually got a chance to try myself.
February 2, 2011
Most people either love or hate chicken or duck liver. I love it, though when growing up, liver in our household was usually braised in an Asian-style soy sauce together with giblets. Mmm, liver and giblets... Fast-forward to my now more 'sophisticated' tastes, and chicken liver pate is what gets me excited. This recipe by Belinda Jeffery is what her mother made for an after-school snack. Why didn't my mum ever make this? Dunno, though the liver and giblets really makes me misty-eyed...
February 1, 2011
One sure sign that you're in a Vietnamese bakery is the fragrant aroma of fresh pandan waffles, made to order in a flash--hot off the iron, and invariably just in time for you to enjoy as you wait for your banh mi to be stuffed with thit nuong, pate, and pickled vegetables. Pandan is an extremely common flavoring herb with the aroma of vanilla and coconut and is often used to flavor many desserts, and goes particularly well with coconut.
January 31, 2011
This month I met up with Sarah from Gluten Girl in Austin for brunch at La Condesa, an interior Mexican restaurant in downtown Austin. Over a mouthwatering gluten-free meal, we discussed her past with gluten, how to deal with going out to eat, and implications for the future.
January 30, 2011
For today's post, I was on a mission to give you new reasons to try popcorn. If you aren't making popcorn at home, read this earlier post on making it at home and caramel popcorn. I was, and still am, suprised to learn how many people had never made popcorn on the stove. The sounds, smell and process of homemade popcorn is truly one of life's simple pleasures.
January 29, 2011
Fresh onion rolls, no problem. These onion rolls are light, tender, and perfect for sandwiches. Sliced bread is very nice, but sometimes it's more special to have sandwiches on a roll. Here's a recipe for a dozen warm, delicious onion rolls that you can have ready by lunchtime.