Archive for the 'Pressure Cooker' Category

Dulce de Leche: the Better to Eat You My Dear?

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

My recent adventures with dulce de leche have convinced me this is what everyone is getting for Christmas! I’ve seen people raving about the flavors before, but I never understood till kitchen curiosity made me stick a couple of unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk, submerged under water, in my pressure cooker for 2 hours. [...]

White Bean Purée with Polenta Crackers

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

28 cooks has a great recipe up for Polenta Crackers. I just made a batch yesterday and today made accompanying White Bean Purée to go with them. This first batch I added green onion and garlic, and now can’t wait to make a rosemary parmesan batch.These crackers are light, snappy, and have a slightly sweet [...]

Butternut Squash Dhal with Coconut Chutney

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

In these parts, dhal and rice is a staple food. My first encounter with it was at our neighborhood Indian Restaurant’s lunch buffet. Their’s is a black bean color and struck me as tasting like Beanie Weenies, so I tended to skip it. However, my taste buds have grown up and have come around to [...]

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Roasted Hazlenuts

Monday, November 7th, 2005

I’ve enjoyed watching the food blog collective come to the realization that soup weather is indeed here. I came to this realization the same weekend I tried to make gummi candies. Making gummies and Oregon’s rainy season do not mix. My grapefruit sours turned into jelly blobs overnight! Bah, so much for the power of [...]

the Mole that Almost Won

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

The recent dark chocolate themed SHF event got my culinary head brainstorming about new adventurous ways to use chocolate. I posed the question of how to break out of my chocolate box to Sweets and he quickly gave me this answer: Mole. I don’t think he fully realized the magnatude of this challenge! In my [...]

End of the Month Leftovers: Tilapia Stock Risotto

Monday, August 29th, 2005

The end of the month is nearing, which often means that the paycheck has gone beyond stretched tight. We like to frequently eat out at asian restaurants, with our neighborhood Saigan Kitchen being my favorite. One way we like to extend our leftovers at home is by adding more stock to our curries or stirfries, [...]

WebMonkey Pressure Cooker Chili

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

Lucky for me, my webmonkey works for food (well, and for other treats too, ahem). Tonight’s blog move is the culmination of three weeks of work laboring over templates, and being a pixel slave driver. I like to think that I helped quite a bit, but I mainly backseat-drove from our big velvet pillow chair [...]

Instant Sweet Onion Soup

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

I’ve been recently enjoying including soup in my diet more. It makes a perfect home from work snack that takes the edge off of my early evening food needs. Given how easy it is to buy good stock now-a-days (I prefer the Imagine brand above all others) having great soup on hand at home is [...]