Archive | July, 2009

Shrimp Fried Rice

I know this is weird but, after boiling up some shrimp for dinner, I had leftovers. (There was leftover shrimp — when does *that* ever happen?) Not wanting to let shrimp go to waste (because they’re shrimp and not using them up would be a crime against both nature AND the culinary gods) I went […]

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Black Raspberry Muffins

Guess what? This is post #501. What a long, strange trip it’s been… “If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one food,” said Sadie, “it would be these muffins.” You will have to make them yourself to see if you agree. Black Raspberry Muffins (adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, via The […]

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Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins

Thomas has nothing on me. And certainly nothing on Nicole, who developed this recipe. In the convenience of your own kitchen, you can whip up cinnamon-raisin English muffins — from scratch — in about an hour. (And most of that is sitting around, waiting for the yeast to do its thing.) Your kitchen can be […]

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Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Chili Glaze

Try to look past the messy composition of this picture, and just stare at the deliciousness of this flank steak. Because it is frickin’ amazing. This steak comes from Bedient Farms, which I can not heap enough praise upon. I don’t know what owner Angela Bedient feeds her cows but it must be something fabulous. […]

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Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee (Hot, too)

Photo courtesy of Kanko’ One of my favorite summer drinks is iced coffee. A jolt of caffeine and a hit of sugar, mellowed by a bit of cream is the best way to start the day. The thing is that, if I buy iced coffee – from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts or even the coffee […]

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Very Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s summer and we need to eat ice cream. Vanilla isn’t usually my go-to flavor; I like something different, something a little more adventurous. But when making ice cream at home, for a crowd, vanilla is a flavor everybody likes. And, frankly, when vanilla ice cream turns out this well, it should be a go-to […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you, your friends and your family a festive and fun-filled 4th of July! Glazed Sugar Cookies For the cookies:3/4 cups butter, softened1 cups white sugar2 eggs2.5 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, […]

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Risk of mad cow disease from farmed fish?

Jesus H. Christ, are you kidding me? Reuters Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:59pm EDT Risk of mad cow disease from farmed fish? NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three U.S. scientists are concern about the potential of people contracting Creutzfeldt Jakob disease — the human form of “mad cow disease” — from eating farmed fish who […]

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Roasting kohlrabi

See these things? These are kohlrabi. Kohlrabi are in the broccoli family; both the root and the leaves are edible. Though they’re available year-round (if you can find them; I only see them in this area through my CSA or sometimes at the farmers’ market) they’re most abundant in early summer. So what do you […]

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