Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Mashed Potatoes of Heavenly Temptation and Chicken with Homemade Tamarind BBQ Sauce

Tonight I made a dish that confirmed for me that sometimes mashed potatoes can be transcendent.Here is my recipe for “Mashed Potatoes of Heavenly Temptation”: Gabriel’s Mashed Potatoes of Heavenly Temptation 6-8 medium sized potatoes 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 stick of unsalted butter 1/4 cup white onion, diced 1/4 cup yellow pepper, diced 4 […]

Making Hot Fudge Sauce (aka "Bee's Eyes") at Mom's House on Christmas Eve

When we were children, my parents would make this delicacy. They called it “bee’s eyes,” due to the dark bubbly surface of the chocolate sauce. It is very tasty, and did, in fact, “enrapture children” with its magical hardening over ice cream trick. HOT FUDGE SAUCE About 1 Cup The grand kind that, when cooked […]

Delicious Homemade Rustic Potato Chowder

Today I made a delicious soup for lunch — a hearty rustic potato chowder. Made from this recipe from 101 Cookbooks: Rustic Potato Chowder: Rustic Potato Chowder 8 to 10 slices Smart Bacon (or real bacon if you’re not-veg) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 onions, chopped 3 shallots, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 4 […]

Maple beet pomegranate mache salad

Delicious mache, beet, pomegranate and apple salad. The dressing was a fabulous homemade basalmic maple syrup pomegranate beet vinegarette. So tasty.

Recipe: Fall Fruity Couscous

Fall Fruity Couscous Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/2 cup water 1 cup couscous 4 fresh chopped figs 1 green apple, chopped & cored handful of walnuts 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup water several shakes of cinnamon In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup pomegranate juice and 1/2 cup of water to boil. Turn […]

Recipe: Warm Pear Slices with Tangerines

Warm Pear Slices with Tangerines 4 pears 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves 4 tangerines peeled and segmented Quarter, core, and slice the pears. (I don’t usually peel them unless I am uncertain about their derivation.) Heat in saucepot with the butter, sugar, and powdered cloves for 4 to 5 minutes. […]

Lifting the Lid on Grilled Squid

Soaking the squid befor grilling Michael brought over some squid tonight and we grilled them right up. Sort of tricky to keep them from falling through the grate of the grill, but they turned out pretty tasty. Grilling the squid Michael making friends with the squid before we cooked it The final product – Grilled […]

Second Sourdough Seemed Slightly Stiff

My second attempt at homemade sourdough turned out better, flavorwise, than the first one I made with my starter. The bread rose more, which was good, but still had a very stiff crust. Still working on perfecting this one. I’m trying out the Berkley Sourdough recipe found here. I think the directions could be a […]

Tasty melon, pear, apple and raspberry fruit salad

The melon was super ripe and juicy, so it made for a delicious fresh fruit salad. Bruce invited Alison and some of her friends over for lunch. We had this tasty fruit salad.

Pasta Squabble

Our friend Dr. Sally Steindorf came over for dinner this evening, and we found out just how much this beautiful new kitchen has changed us. Especially me. Sally is a vegetarian, so we decided to make penne with fresh tomato sauce. No, not the red, gloppy business that comes in a jar labeled Pragoo, which […]