Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tamale Lasagna

Sometimes a mistake turns out pretty darn good. Seems I got me some bad corn tortillas. Didn’t check the date, a tad on the stale side. So when I tried to make My Kitchen in the Rockies’ enchiladas, the tortilla … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

Just needed to remind myself: if you can’t have this much fun in the kitchen, it’s time to hang up the apron. It is an honor and a privilege, not a chore, to prepare something that someone else might find … Continue reading

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Simple Currant Scones

We tried this idea the other day. Wasn’t a 100% success, but it might work for you, depending on your grater. I always have trouble cutting butter into a pastry dough. Scott Peacock says to use your hands (as described … Continue reading

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The good thing about being out of ideas …

… is that there are plenty of other folks out there doing the thinking for ya, should you become so stumped. F’rinstance, I wanted to come up something for dinner that we could whip up once and then chow on … Continue reading

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Since blackberries were on sale this week …

… pulling up this one from the files.

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What’s cooking in your neck of the woods?

Great little app for finding out what’s in season in your neighborhood.

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Cutting edge or traditional? Why not both?

Chef Jose Andres was on 60 Minutes this past weekend. He’s doing some amazing things in the kitchen with this molecular gastronomy thing. Some of it is pure chemistry, such as the gin and tonic that has separate spheres of … Continue reading

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One in Three

One in three. In a lot of competitive programs, on the first day of training the instructors will tell the candidates: look to your left, and then look to your right. Come graduation day, one of you won’t be here. … Continue reading

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How Food Shapes Our Cities

Today’s Pause and Ponder: “Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world. Understanding the flow of food will help us reconnect with what we eat.” From her … Continue reading

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May’s Stuff to Try

Bars of Chocolate Dulce de Leche with Shortbread Crust and Fleur de Sel, from My Little Expat Kitchen. Mustard roasted fingerling potatoes, from the Neighborhood Foodie Cabbage Bombs, from the Greasy Skillet Amardeen Margarita with pistachios, from A Taste of … Continue reading

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