Food Blog of the Day Archive

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July 20, 2011
One evening to avoid the continual-mommy-cattle call, I escaped by making an appetizer for the family. I also chose to cook it outside on the grill so as to further avoid additional cries. Cooking it outside on the grill in 100 degree weather pretty much meant that Son and Daughters stayed inside, and I got about 10 minutes of peace and quiet by the grill. When I carried the crostini in, the cries began all over again. I quickly remedied that by stuffing a crostini into all open mouths and sat quietly in the corner enjoying the peace and quiet, however momentary it was.
July 19, 2011
I think the secret to a good coconut ice is the icing sugar to coconut ratio. Not enough coconut, and the sweet loses its appeal for me. It needs a bit of chewiness :-)
July 18, 2011
When I tell people that I have to regularly give away home-made cakes and pastries in case they go stale and need to be tossed out, I’m often greeted with gasps of shock and disbelief.
July 17, 2011
I saw these a few years ago on Iron chef. Cups made of cucumber. Brilliant. I am embarrassed to say that it took me nearly a year to figure out how it was done. Turns out, it’s so easy. All you need is a melon baller.
July 16, 2011
Someone please tell me what day and hour it is because I honestly don't know. Last week was sort of this whirlwind of get-on-a-plane, get-off-a-plane, give-a-talk, get-back-on-a-plane, get-back-off-a-plane, meet-new-people, get-back-on-a-plane... and rinse and repeat and so on and so forth. Hence, I have no idea what day it actually is right now! One moment I was in Scotland, then the next in Manchester (UK), and then in Atlanta (Georgia), and then back in California, and my head is still spinning from it all, and I can't really stomach the thought of another long plane ride, like, ever again. Or at the very least, for a few months, please I just want to stay in one place and time zone, thank you very much.
July 15, 2011
If you are looking for a recipe to add flavors in a dessert, goiabada will be a perfect choice!
July 14, 2011
Banana bread with a thick caramel glaze - what could be better?
July 13, 2011
I first discovered jicama at my favorite Mexican Restaurant in Michigan. It's a sweet root vegetable eaten as a "palate cleanser" after a decadent meal of spices and flavors.
July 12, 2011
You can see a picture of the Tartine bread pudding above. Miraculous, I tell you, is an understatement. The Tartine bread pudding was moist with a rich custard and just the right amount of tartness from the early summer strawberries.
July 11, 2011
To counterpoint the grilled meats, I made some rose flavored berry agar-agar. The colors of the berries are perfect for the holiday.
July 10, 2011
This Vegan Chocolate Mousse Torte is an example of that. How can you make mousse vegan? A simple creamy ingredient does the trick…Avocado!
July 9, 2011
I made these for a summer picnic with friends at Regent’s Park a couple of weeks back. I thought they were just ok though, could be improved upon! The sponge was a little dry, as it usually is with genoise cakes so I soaked them with green tea syrup.
July 8, 2011
We love roasted beets. We also love goat cheese. We especially love when the two ingredients are combined to yield the yummiest result… roasted beet and goat cheese salad. It’s the perfect pairing of the two ingredients. If it’s on the menu, it’ll end up on our table for us to enjoy!
July 7, 2011
We both particularly liked this dish, so I figured I’d share it here, as I hope to do with some of our future meals. Lamb is my personal favorite protein and I’m lucky that Ryan likes it as much as I do! We prefer ours quite rare (almost still “baa”-ing, even), but if you like a more well-done product, you can simply increase my recommended cooking times by a minute or two.
July 6, 2011
I made this pea salad last Sunday for lunch. We had a bunch of peas still from the huge batch batch I bought when I saw Ontario peas were in at to the market, a nice radicchio hanging around as well a beautiful new chunk of pecorino cheese picked up the day before that I was dying to try.
July 5, 2011
Black & White cookies are a New York classic - they are traditionally made from scoops of leftover cake batter baked like cookies, then glazed with half white and half chocolate icing. In fear of messing up the cake batter version, I made my own versions of cookies with my sugar cookie dough. I hope not too many New Yorkers are offended - my apologies!
July 4, 2011
I was just so enchanted with Elissa’s Inde­pen­dence Day Cake posted on her 17 and Bak­ing site site that I pushed it right to the top of the ‘PIHSIDLYATHOORIHS’ file. The Fourth of July, being my favorite hol­i­day might have biased me just a little.
July 3, 2011
There are very few times when I tell people “just try it” when it comes to food. I’m a picky eater and I detest when people tell “just try it” or “you won’t know if you don’t try it”. I’m open to a certain degree and will try most things, so when I do not it’s for a damn good reason.
July 2, 2011
While the above picture may look like any other ordinary pasta dish, it's anything but. Inspired by my good friend and food mentor, Giuseppe Viterale of Ornella Trattoria, I decided to try my efforts at what he calls Pasta Latte, pasta boiled in milk.
July 1, 2011
Here is a fun and easy treat for the 4th of July – Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes! Well, faux-ice cream cone cupcakes to be exact. Cone + Cupcake + Frosting.