Archive for the 'Little Bites' Category

Gift from a Foodie: Candied Orange Peel Variations

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

The process of making candied citrus peels reveals several steps in the process with which we can play around with the recipe to introduce some fun variations. We can easily tweak the shapes, flavors, tang and texture of this treat with a slight of hand that will make our gift recipients think we are magic. [...]

Who You Calling Jerky? Homemade Buffalo Jerky

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

After an organic beef jerky binge last week, I found myself peering into an empty bag, not quite believing I was sold 3 oz as a supposed three servings. That gobble session cemented my motivation to make Alton Brown’s box fan jerky with buffalo from our Farmers’ Market. Strips of marinated meat are arranged in [...]

Jazz It Up: Fruity Pomegranate Guacamole with Shrimp

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Do you feel your summer slipping through your fingers? This power punch of flavors will help you hold on to those last rays of sunshine. Wanting the flavors of ceviche with out actually making ceviche is what inspired this jazzed up guacamole. Creamy avocado and mango, with a slight touch of shrimp, and the occasional [...]

Tissue Samples and Eyeballs

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Squishy creepy Tissue Samples and firm little Eyeballs were a hit at our work Halloween Party. The beet marshmallows got sprinkled with an extra bit of straight beet powder, which lent itself to look like blood clots quite splendidly. Putting them in a glass jar and relabeling them to be Liver Biopsy Samples was a [...]

Heat Wave Maguro Poke

Monday, July 24th, 2006

We are going through an aweful heatwave right now. My part of the world isn’t aquainted with living in 100F weather- so there isn’t a whole lot of air conditioning to be had. This equals yuck. One cooking strategy I employed this weekend is to get food made in the morning, to snack on through [...]

Potatoes ala Sofrito

Monday, May 8th, 2006

I fall in love with food occasionally. My crush this week- are these skillet potatoes. They cook in a tomato based sauce that condenses down into a thick sweet ketchup like sauce that is amazing. I could easily eat this dish every day, giving it new nuances here and there to shake it up. This [...]

Spicy Bacon Mayo

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Sweets and I made a wonderful journey through spicy food during our last cold together. Unfortunately our nasal afflictions had given our taste buds a vacation, or maybe they were protesting? either way, spiciness was one of the few sensations that our tongues relayed back to our brains. Decidedly tired of our bland palate we [...]

How to Make Sweet Sushi

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

My desire to make fake sushi has been rolling around my head for quite sometime. My first output was to make it with clay- a project that was fun, but got consumed up when it came to rice making? which is a hint as to how my compulsions play out! This project isn’t very easy [...]

Ricotta Fritters- Savory and Sweet

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Yea- one culinary challenge crossed off the list! The last two days have been preoccupied with making homemade ricotta following the procedure outlined at Becks & Posh. It’s so easy and rewarding! The ricotta is almost sweet tasting on its own. I’ve made all my batches with whole milk, and am now going to try [...]

Chewy Brownie Bites

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

My recent delivery of Lovescool’s Valentine’s Day Champagne Brownies gave me the inspiration to make little bite sized brownies. Her chocolate delivery was so charming and tasty and bite sized. A week after finishing them off, I’m still thinking of them and realizing that they addressed a fundamental rule that I have forgotten to apply [...]