Archive | March, 2008

Daring Bakers & Dorrie’s Perfect Party Cake

I was thrilled when March’s DB challenged was announced: Dorrie Greenspan’s perfect party cake. Our host, Morven of Food Art and Random Thoughts, said we could play around, adapting the recipe’s flavor as we liked; we just needed to stick to a layer cake format. Who doesn’t love cake? As spring is here, and I […]

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Spicy Honey-Maple Glazed Chicken

There’s not much of a narrative here, but suffice it to say (one hopes…) that this chicken is well-seasoned with a bit of a spicy kick, nicely complemented by a gentle sweetness. Plus, the chicken is incredibly moist and can be on the table in under 15 minutes. Spicy Honey-Maple Glazed Chicken (adapted) Ingredients2 teaspoons […]

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Which Big Companies Own "Little" Organic Brands

I picked up the current issue of Good magazine this weekend and was interested to find this chart explaining what big companies are behind organic brands. (Kind of like wolves in responsibly-raised sheep’s clothing.) The issue as a whole is dedicated to food and eating ; it’s a wonderful read.

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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

I know it’s not brain surgery but since I don’t hard boil eggs very often, I have to relearn the method a couple of times a year. Underboiling results in a runny middle (or, erm, “soft” boiled egg), while overboiling turns the yolks a greyish green. Using the method below, you’ll get a nicely cooked […]

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Something To Chew On: The Pinky Show Explores GMOs

Welcome to the blog’s 400th post! A former student sent me a link to The Pinky Show, an “original super lo-tech hand-drawn educational TV show. The Pinky Show focuses on information and ideas that have, for various reasons, been misrepresented, distorted, suppressed, ignored, or otherwise excluded from mainstream discussion. The creator and main character of […]

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Singapore Mei Fun with Shrimp

Before Shane and I got engaged and I moved Upstate, I used to eat Chinese take-out at least twice a month, sometimes more. It was cheap, it was flavorful, it was everywhere. But Shane isn’t a big fan of Chinese food, and I haven’t found any Chinese restaurants I really like, so now I eat […]

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Tate’s Bake Shop Thin and Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with their friend, Carmelized Pineapple Upside-down Cake. I’m posting this before heading off to the gym, the first day of a renewed effort to lose the last 15 — scratch that, 13.4 pounds — to reach my goal weight. I’m kicking up my exercise regimen in the hopes that it speeds up […]

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KJ’s Honeycomb Candy for Taste & Create

From left to right: honeycomb clusters, plain honeycomb candy, chocolate-covered honeycomb candy. Taste & Create is a wonderful event where food bloggers are paired up and asked to choose a recipe from their partner’s blog, cook/bake it up, and post the results. The only problem occurs if one partner totally drops the ball, doesn’t see […]

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