Archive for March, 2009

Tropical Comfort Food

Monday, March 30th, 2009

This was a first for me – I don’t have any childhood memories of eating bowls of comforting rice pudding. In a household where skim milk and frozen yogurt reign, you don’t get indulgences like that. Not that I didn’t have awesome desserts growing up, just nothing that contained full-fat cream.

Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna: Daring Bakers March 2009

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I was wondering what kind of challenge we’d be thrown this month for Daring Bakers. Last month was easy as they come, and I was cringing in anticipation of some ridiculously complicated, week-long project. Luckily it didn’t take me a week, just an afternoon/evening. It wasn’t particularly easy and it was a crazy day overall, [...]

Cantalicious

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

What do you do with an underripe cantaloupe, some overripe strawberries and a half-empty bottle of wine?

Adding to the Confusion

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

I feel fairly confident in saying that every single person (at least in the US) who has ever made, eaten or even mentioned macarons has had to explain themselves. No, they are NOT macaroons. So stop looking at me like I sprouted a third eye when I go on about how delicate and finicky they [...]

Iron Cupcake Earth: Nuts & Seeds II

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

This is a recipe I’d like to tweak some more, but the ingredients are not terribly easy to come by. However, the flavor pairing I picked is one I really like.

Iron Cupcake Earth: Nuts & Seeds I

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Happy Pi(e) Day!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

This wasn’t the easiest project I’ve ever undertaken in the kitchen. Well, it was easy in the sense that the recipe was simple and didn’t take too long to put together, but the planning wasn’t the simplest. In this particular instance it turned out to be a good thing that I waste countless hours reading [...]

Pink & Brown

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Oof, right now the last thing I really want to talk about is sweet things. I had a busy, fun day filled with friends and sugar. It was the first really spring-like day of the year and we got out and enjoyed it, and earlier Z and I shared a plethora of really good cookies. [...]

Quince Love!

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I know quinces are not quite in season anymore, but they still had some at Whole Foods when I went down there last week and I had to load up on as many non-bruised ones as I could. That turned out to be an underwhelming four, but that’s plenty to experiment with!