Holy cow, do we have veggies this week! We are truly moving into the harvest season, and that’s reflected in the quantity, quality, and variety of produce that we’ve been receiving. Coming from a part of the country where crops are fairly fresh all year round, it’s very noticeable how much nicer our veggies are … Continue reading K: CSA August 3
Yes please! The NY Times ran an article earlier today on a pastry chef-turned upscale Mexican restaurant owner. It sounds delicious, and like an interesting departure from the more traditional Mexican fare D and I enjoy. Of course, the online menu does not list prices, which makes me a little bit nervous! I suppose I’ll … Continue reading K: Upscale Mexican?
This is an interesting article about trying to identify fish in supermarkets, and how rampant mislabeling is. As an added bonus, it shows a way to blend science and food – and how awesome is that?
For any of you who don’t cook very often, because you don’t have time, or energy, or know-how, read this article. It gives three tasty, healthy, simple recipes that you can make with minimal effort. It also gives a strong argument about why you should make them instead of going out to eat all the … Continue reading D: Three Simple Recipes
“On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve drummers drumming.” Merry Christmas! We’ve made it to the twelfth day of Christmas! Whoohoo! These cookies look a bit like drums, but suffer from the fact that they contain coconut. Lots of nasty, disgusting coconut. (Not that I have a bias!) Anyways, … Continue reading K: 12 Days of Cookies – Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Another week, and there’s more produce! We got a lot of new things this week, so it should be fun to play around with them! There are very few specific plans so far, but we’re cooking for people on Friday and Monday, so if you’re eating with us, expect lots of fresh veggies. =] Red … Continue reading K: CSA July 27
For those of you who live in/near the Bay area, you should check out some of these restaurants and tell me what you think. They sound fantastic!
We’ve recently received a number of eggs from friends, for various reasons. I normally think of two delicious entrees that you can do with eggs: souffle, and quiche. Now, souffles are delicious and light and yum, but I never feel full after I eat a savory one for dinner. (A dessert souffle is an entirely … Continue reading K: Quiche
This month, the challenge for Daring Bakers was to make a sourdough starter, and then make a loaf. I admit that this challenge didn’t really appeal to me. First off, I don’t really like making bread (that’s more of D’s thing). Second, while I don’t personally work with bacteria at work, a number of my … Continue reading K: Sourdough?
Some of you may recall that I started this series a while ago, and never finished it. My intention was to discuss why I believe spiced food is important, and then discuss a set of spices that I always keep in my kitchen, and think is essential to being able to cook tasty food. So … Continue reading D: Spice of Life, Part 2