Archives for July 2008

184. Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies p.688

184. Katharine Hepburn's Brownies p.688

The recipe
You know who I have an irrational dislike for? Katharine Hepburn. I know she’s one of the best respected and beloved actresses of all time, and the Oscar winningest lady ever, but she just drives me nuts. Admittedly I haven’t seen much of her work, but one film is all it took. In Bringing [...]

26 July 2008 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 14 Comments
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183. Georgian Pork Stew p.485

183. Georgian Pork Stew p.485

The recipe
The Georgian Salsa called ajika, which I blogged about last time totally blew me away. This pork stew uses a lot of the same flavours, and integrates the ajika as an important ingredient, so predictably, I like it a lot. The stew uses some unusual ingredients including summer savory, corriander seeds, fenugreek, and dried [...]

21 July 2008 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 3 Comments
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182. Georgian Salsa p.896

182. Georgian Salsa p.896

The recipe
I know next to nothing about the republic of Georgia, but this salsa has me pricing out flights. This salsa, and the stew I added it to are probably the most memorable things I’ve eaten this year. None of the ingredients used in the dish are particularly exotic, but the flavour is unlike anything [...]

20 July 2008 | Sauces and Salsas, The Book | Comments Off
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181. Persian Rice with Pistachios and Dill p.258

181. Persian Rice with Pistachios and Dill p.258

The recipe
My parents who spent the last two years in India, have become rice snobs. I don’t know much about rice, or think too much about it. To me it’s a side dish, serviceable, and functional, but not really worthy of notice. My parents however are attuned to the subtle differences in texture, flavour, and [...]

11 July 2008 | Grains and Beans, The Book | 6 Comments
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180. Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze p.290

180. Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze p.290

The recipe
Jacques Pépin said it best, if you’re going to fry fish, try to do it at the neighbours’ house. I was working from home the day I made this dish, and my dining companion wasn’t getting back until 9 pm so I decided to make fish for lunch. As regular readers know she’s not [...]

9 July 2008 | Fish and Shellfish, The Book | 7 Comments
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179. Lemon Garlic Lamb Chops with Yogurt Sauce p.504

179. Lemon Garlic Lamb Chops with Yogurt Sauce p.504

The recipe
The world is clearly changing, and The Book is starting to get a little bit dated. It’s only 4 years old, but a few things have changed in that time. I mostly notice it with specialty ingredients, which The Book suggests I’ll have to get by mail-order, but that are available at my local [...]

8 July 2008 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | Comments Off
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178. French Pea Soup – Potage-Saint-Germain p.96

178. French Pea Soup - Potage-Saint-Germain p.96

The recipe
I was really excited to try this soup. I went looking for a pea soup recipe in The Book, expecting to find a hearty split pea version with ham hocks, instead I got this spring vegetable centric Potage-Saint-Germain. It wasn’t really what I was looking for that night, and the idea of mint in [...]

6 July 2008 | Soups, The Book | 5 Comments
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177. Baked French Toast p.650

177. Baked French Toast p.650

The recipe
The blurb for this recipe suggests that it’s an easy and fuss-free way to make French Toast. I couldn’t disagree more. This looks like a scaled down restaurant recipe to me, and what works for breakfast for hundreds doesn’t necessarily make much sense when serving six. The idea with the recipe is to make [...]

2 July 2008 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 2 Comments
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Vacation

Sorry for the blog silence. I just got back from a week at the beach. Our place was supposed to have internet access, but didn’t.

1 July 2008 | The Project | 11 Comments

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