Archives for August 2008

194. Pommes Anna p.571

194. Pommes Anna p.571

The recipe
This is a ridiculously simple dish, but I still managed to mess it up. It should have been the centerpiece of our meal, but thanks to me it was just an exercise in missed potential. There are only two real ingredients, potatoes and butter, seasoned with salt and pepper. You slice the potatoes on [...]

30 August 2008 | The Book, Vegetables | 3 Comments
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193. Beets with Lime Butter p.523

193. Beets with Lime Butter p.523

The recipe
This was a very simple, and highly effective preparation for beets. My dining companion is mildly obsessed with beets, and we certainly eat more of them than the average couple. We tend to stick to Ukrainian, or Eastern European preparations, or pair them with goat cheese in salads. This week a friend brought an [...]

30 August 2008 | The Book, Vegetables | 1 Comment
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192. Baked Breaded Acorn Squash p.579

192. Baked Breaded Acorn Squash p.579

The recipe
Here’s a very simple and quite cool looking preparation for acorn squash. All you do is mix bread crumbs, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Melt butter in another bowl, and dip slices of acorn squash first into the butter, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. You then bake the squash slices [...]

30 August 2008 | The Book, Vegetables | 2 Comments
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191. Spice-Rubbed Quail p.402

191. Spice-Rubbed Quail p.402

The recipe
I like to think of quail and lobster as perverse challenges on a Japanese game show. They’re complicated and messy to eat, but you’re challenged to do it in your finery with your peers looking on. I can imagine the quiet golf claps from the spectators as you deftly separate the leg joint, and [...]

30 August 2008 | Poultry, The Book | Comments Off
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190. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream p.855

190. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream p.855

The recipe
This is ice cream for the lazy, if you have an ice cream maker you can get this cheesecake version will only take up about 20 minutes of your time. There’s also less decision making to do. For regular ice cream you make a custard and heat it until it just coats a spoon, [...]

30 August 2008 | Frozen Desserts and Sweet Sauces, The Book | 5 Comments
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189. Shrimp in Adobo Sauce p.322

189. Shrimp in Adobo Sauce p.322

I can’t find a recipe for this one online.
Anyone following The Project for any length of time knows that I have a bit of a smoked pepper fetish. I get a little weak in the knees when I see the words “ancho chiles” in a recipe. You start this recipe by searing and soaking anchos, [...]

29 August 2008 | Fish and Shellfish, The Book | Comments Off
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188. Crisp Sautéed Cabbage with Caraway p.527

188. Crisp Sautéed Cabbage with Caraway p.527

The recipe does not appear to appear online
You know how it goes. You get ambitious and decide to make coleslaw for that barbecue you’re hosting, and think that you should buy a big cabbage because so many are coming to this to-do. You get home and start slicing the cabbage only to discover that half [...]

29 August 2008 | The Book, Vegetables | 5 Comments
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187. Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes p.584

187. Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes p.584

The recipe
I served these sweet potatoes along with Lillie’s North Carolina Chopped Barbecue , and they were a lovely accompaniment. I should have though about the colour palate of our dinner before pairing sweet potatoes and barbecue, the plate was a little orange. You may eat with your eyes first, but the important bit is [...]

29 August 2008 | The Book, Vegetables | 4 Comments
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186. Lillie’s North Carolina Chopped Barbecue p.479

186. Lillie's North Carolina Chopped Barbecue p.479

I can’t find a copy of this recipe online.
Barbecue is one of those things I would dearly love to know a whole lot more about. But living in Montreal means that I’m unlikely to stumble across BBQ competitions, and there are very few pit masters looking to take on an apprentice. My lack of a [...]

29 August 2008 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 4 Comments
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Pairing Down, and Speeding Up

Pairing Down, and Speeding Up


I’ve had a horrible case of bloggers block this summer. The enormity of my recipe backlog is paralyzing me, and I haven’t been able to wait it out. The solution as I see it is to shake things up. I’m moving to much leaner posts, more frequently, so that I can blow through this backlog, [...]

29 August 2008 | The Project | 1 Comment

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