We spent last week on vacation in Costa Rica, and got this tasty treat during our ride out to the Caribbean coast. I was expecting it to be sweet, but it was actually savory and slightly spicy. Tasty, and a bit different!
This month for the Daring Bakers, the challenge was to make a Filipino dessert. The choice dessert was a “Sans Rival” cake, or “Without Rival” cake. It’s origin is French, apparently from all of the Filipinos who studied abroad in the 1920s and 1930s in France, and brought the cake back home. I’m not sure … Continue reading K: A Cake with No Compare
Well, maybe not 50, but here’s a bunch. We’ve been getting quite a bit of aubergine (the fancy name for eggplant) through our CSA. I have been gradually acquiring a taste for it, though the texture still weirds me out a lot.
We spent the weekend before Christmas in Cincinnati with some good friends who also happen to be excellent cooks, so we’d already eaten a lot of really rich food in the few days leading up to Christmas. So we decided to just do something relatively simple for Christmas day: This is a roasted Cornish game … Continue reading D: Christmas Dinner
Last weekend was a cooking frenzy for us! My mom was in town, which generally means that we cook a lot, and eat a lot, and then go on lots of walks. It’s like a spa vacation, except more fun! This particular visit was nice because she got to meet a lot of our friends … Continue reading K: Chile Chicken and Pear Crisps
My idea with this was to mimic a polenta patty with mashed bananas. The final meal was a nice balance of sweet and spicy, and the goat cheese complimented the eggplant and mushrooms perfectly. The amount and type of peppers can be changed to suit your preference for heat, but (as someone who doesn’t really … Continue reading K: Banana “Polenta” with Eggplant, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese
So, I try to not spend too much time talking about chemistry, or the new “chemical-free” and “organic” movements, since they tend to really offend me as a chemist. (Which is particularly frustrating, because I like local agriculture and sustainable farming and more benign ways of treating bugs, which is ideally what those movements are … Continue reading K: Food without the Chemistry!
In our last farmers’ market post, I mentioned the freebie “donut peaches.” In case you were wondering, they are delicious! Go out and buy one today! They’re a fantastic combination of crisp and ripe, with a lovely flavor. Mmmm. I hope they have them again on Saturday!
This looks really tasty. I think I’ll need to make it soon… I’m always a sucker for things with chickpeas in them.
It’s funny that within the past few weeks I’ve been making so much breakfast food, despite being generally less than excited about warm breakfast food. About a week ago, however, the idea of banana muffins popped into my head, and since banana muffins take planning in our household (rarely do the bananas make it past … Continue reading K: Banana Muffins