Archive for September, 2009

Daring Bakers September 2009 – Vol-au-Vent

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan.

Now in Glorious Color

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

One of the few – VERY few – things I miss about Maine is my parents’ garden. There’s nothing like veggies fresh from the garden to make dinner awesome.

Chewy Inspiration

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Like most people who are strangely addicted to making up recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, I occasionally get hit hard by inspiration.  So hard that an idea doesn’t even make it into my notebook.

Fusion Food

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

What do you get when you cross the desire to use up some extra ingredients in your fridge and the desire to use a slightly neglected favorite pan at the same time?

Oh Snap!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

It probably goes without saying that school is giving me many opportunities I would not have otherwise had. Like the chance to make something that would be tasted not only by fellow students and the chef instructors, but the deans of the school themselves. You may have heard of them – they are a quartet [...]

Changing Seasons

Monday, September 7th, 2009

I know it’s only started to cool down outside, but fall is undeniably coming. For some people, this is a huge relief. Others are kicking and screaming as they cook out one last time this holiday weekend and try to catch a few final rays at the beach. Though I’m not much of a cooker-outer [...]