Archive | July, 2008

Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream: A Daring Baker Challenge

There are a lot of steps in making the Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream — the recipe is almost as long as the name — but it wasn’t an overly difficult cake to make. (Though getting a cake to look beautiful is difficult, and I need a lot more practice before one of my cakes […]

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Summer’s Best Blackberry Sorbet

If you live in or around Canandaigua, Pittsford, or Geneva, NY, sign up for the Fellenz Family Farm CSA next year. (In the meantime, stop by their roadside stand right now.) The quality of produce we get is phenomenal — just last night, I toted home a large bag filled with just-picked spinach, green beans, […]

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Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #6 (UPDATED)

A recurring compendium of serious and (mostly) frivolous thoughts bouncing through my brain at any given moment. Shane can be “First Gent”http://www.paltalk.com/marketing/media/vanksen/main.swf If digtal altering can work for Iran, why can’t it work for me? TejasShane & I are flying to San Antonio on Tuesday to visit his parents and brother. Kian & Sadie have […]

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Oven-Roasted Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs

Someday, I will learn to photograph meat in a way that does not emulate a retro cookbook. Today is not the day. I can say, however, that the recipe is fantastic. The mingling of cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, and star anise with the chicken and pork ribs is irresistible. While everything roasts, the most delicious […]

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Salad Pizza

Shane is a person who can eat salad for dinner. As in, that’s all he eats as his main — some greens tossed with red onions and a few tomatoes, dressed with oil and vinegar and perhaps a few hunks of goat cheese. I am not that kind of person. For me, a salad as […]

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Instructables & Sweet Soy-Grilled Ribs

Instructables is featuring my recipe for Sweet Soy Grilled Short Ribs as part of its Top 10 BBQ Instructables round-up. Click here for the instructable or here for the recipe on this blog.

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Red Meat, White Rolls, & Blue Cheese: Blue Cheese Burgers for the 4th of July

Mmmm … grilled beef, stuffed with melted blue cheese, nestled on a toasted bun loaded with tomato, lettuce, red onion, ketchup and a squirt of Dijon mustard. It’s the most flavorful, satisfying burger I’ve had in a long, long time. Enjoy and happy Independence Day! Grilled Blue Cheese Burgers (from Cooking Light) 2 (1-ounce) slices […]

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Eating Around NY, Part 4: Saving The Best For Last

Last Friday was a good eating-in-NY day. For lunch, my mom and I checked out the delicious Mingala Burmese. We started out with Golden Triangles: curried potatoes in a crispy shell served with a tangy sauce. The triangles themselves were a bit bland but sauce was terrific! I ordered the Classic Myanmar Phe-Htoke: dumplings (these […]

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