Food Blog of the Day Archive

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February 26, 2011
Culinary Secrets with Chef Tomm
In this episode of Culinary Secrets Chef Tomm teaches you how to make fresh Italian Pasta the way he learned it in Tuscany. He will also teach you how to make alfredo, pesto and a white clam sauce.
February 23, 2011
Heat Oven to 350
These have all the best flavors of a banana split - banana, chocolate, maraschino cherries and creamy vanilla - in cupcake form. (If you're a nuts person, you're on your own here.) A staple in my recipe box for years, my sister and I discovered this recipe during our weekly "get together and make completely bad for you food" sessions we used to have when we lived close to each other.
February 22, 2011
Discovering Sourdough
I have decided to take a new twist on this recipe. I not only added aged salt fermented starter to the dough, I also added freshly bubbly ripe starter as well. I made up the dough and then after it fermented, I shaped three loaves and refrigerated them overnight in my dedicated fridge. So this wasn’t your long fermented dough, I didn’t expect them to be as sour as the longer fermented dough, but, well…. these loaves are fantastic!
February 21, 2011
My Creative Flavors
I had a few concepts in mind in what to roll in along with the dates and gave a caramelized onion filling with shot of wasabi filling a go. You can also try julliens of red and yellow bell peppers. To make it wholesome some finely chopped tofu goes in as well.
February 18, 2011
The Winter Guest
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
Manifest Vegan
I was recently contacted by Marly, of Namely Marly, inviting me to participate in this great idea she had to veganize a list of America’s Top Ten New Sandwiches named by the Huffington Post. Isn’t that a great idea?!
February 16, 2011
The Meatwave
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
Cooking with Chopin, Living with Elmo
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 mantra…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
Lamb's Ears and Honey
Recently, I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the secret weapon that makes “The Smelly Cheese Shop” such a remarkable and important asset for Adelaide’s cheese lovers.
February 12, 2011
Yummy Mummy
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
Buttered Bread
I’ve said it before and I’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
Southern Fried Curry
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
Rootie Tootie Fresh and Foodie
OK, so I’m a few days late for Worldwide Nutella Day. No excuses. BUT, I did make something to contribute to the Nutella love…and it didn’t even require any baking! You’d think with all the snow and cold temperatures we’ve had in Chicago lately that I’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
Rhubarb and Honey
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I know this because my husband, the professional chef, is planning a special Valentine’s Day menu for the patrons of Persimmon Woods Golf Club. Lucky for me, this special dinner is the Saturday before Valentine’s Day so I actually get to spend “the holiday” with my hubby this year, which isn’t usually the case.
February 6, 2011
Splendid Market
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
Linden and Rosemary
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 just makes it tangier and sharper.
February 4, 2011
February 3, 2011
Panini Happy
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 particular…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
Ooh, Look...
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...