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February 26, 2010

TECHmunch Austin

Techcrunch…Tech”munch”….heehee…get it? I love Babette. She’s insanely smart and rocks the safety vest look pretty damn hard* (photo at end of post) Babette is also the one-woman show behind BakeSpace – one of the best food communties online (go check it out!) While we were at Rancho La Puerta together earlier this month, she convinced […]

February 26, 2010

BLT Salad!

Posted via email from Steamy Kitchen Ramblings

February 26, 2010

BLT Salad

Posted via email from Steamy Kitchen Ramblings

February 24, 2010

Baked Fish in Parchment (video)

This is a dish for my bachelor brother, Jay, who lives alone and has those awful working hours only doctors on-call could endure. Sure, it looks glam on Grey’s Anatomy, but I honestly don’t think he’s romping in the supply closet. Or at least I don’t want to think that. Simple, flexible recipes with little […]

February 23, 2010

Sundried Tomato Omelet with Creamy Basil Tomato Sauce

This vegetarian omelet (or omelette to be fancy) is savory, rich with a creamy tomato basil sauce. And there’s not one ounce of cream. In fact, this breakfast is certified healthy, i.e. it’s a recipe directly from the chefs at the famous Rancho La Puerta, where they know how to make healthy taste goooooood. recipe […]

February 23, 2010

Cilantro

Cilantro is used in a lot of Asian and Mexican cooking.When purchasing cilantro make sure the leaves and steams are not bruised or soft . The fresh herb has thin, delicate leaves and flavorful steams. It is used in soup, stir-fries and noodle dishes. Cilantro should be stored standing in a container of water with […]

February 23, 2010

Thai Basil

Thai basil has a stronger flavor than sweet basil that is found in most supermarkets. You should avoid chopping the leaves, it is better to tear the leaves from the steam and/or tear them into pieces when cooking. The basil should be loosely wrapped in a paper towel and stored in the crisper of the […]

February 23, 2010

Star Anise

Star Anise is a very strong spice which taste and smell like licorice. Star Anise is used very often with pork and duck. It is one of the main ingredients in five spice powder and is used in both savory and sweet dishes. Whole Star Anise has a very long shelf life, purchase the ground […]

February 23, 2010

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savory dishes. Cinnamon can be used whole, broken or ground. It also has medicinal uses. The sticks are very hard, making them difficult to grind, so you should purchase ground if you plan on using a lot of ground cinnamon. Cinnamon has a long shelf life, it should […]

February 23, 2010

Coriander seed

Coriander is used widely in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, thus having many uses for this wonderful spice. Buy Coriander in seed form. When a recipes call for ground coriander, the seed should be dry pan roasted and freshly ground to release its warm lightly spicy aroma. Ground coriander will keep for a […]

February 16, 2010

Tomato Braised Cauliflower

Believe it or not, I’ve been in a cauliflower rut. And you can bet that my kids have let me know, “awww…Mom…cauliflower AGAIN?” I think I’ve hit the household roasted cauliflower limit as that’s the only recipe that I’ve been cooking. My family is protesting. Ouch. So, it’s time for a change and this was […]

February 16, 2010

Cloves

Cloves have a very strong distinct flavor. This spice is traditionally used in savory dishes. When purchasing clove you should look for a large whole clove with plump buds. Whole cloves can be stored in a cool dry place, ground clove should be stored in small amount is an air tight container away from light.

February 10, 2010

How to make Cupcake Cake Pops (video)

I know I’m so incredibly late to the Cake Pops party, but hey I’m here, even if it’s a year later! The beautiful and talented Bakerella introduced the world to her cake pops and I’ve been ooh’in and aah’in from day one. Bakerella was kind enough to email me a few extra tips to ensure […]

February 8, 2010

What to eat for Chinese New Year

The Chinese calendar isn’t as straightforward and predictable as the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The length of a month isn’t always 30…um…31…no…29…or 28 days. Okay, okay, so both calendars are kinda screwy. But what I meant was that Western New Years is always called January 1st. Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on a different day […]

February 6, 2010

BBQ Pitmaster Chef Paul’s Sweet & Smoky Ribs

Another sweet and smoky recipe? Yep! I can sweet and smoky anything – even tofu (maybe next week!) BBQ fans are loving the new BBQ Pitmasters Show on TLC and I was lucky enough to get a recipe for Chef Paul Peterson’s Sweet and Smoky Ribs. New Twitter friend, Steve Wilson, who runs Grilling Companion […]

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