Working with old-fashioned tools is what makes you feel like cook, and, even more, like a human, instead of fiddling around with the latest electrical gadget. René Redzepi, NOMA, Copenhagen (René Redzepi Journal, 2013) Advertisements
Greetings! Just back from two weeks in Norway. Stay tuned for a series on vacationing in Norway… from what to do in Oslo, to getting around, taking the scenic trip to Bergen and back, and things to do along the way!
There is no such thing as an “all-purpose potato”. In general there are two basic types: waxy and floury. Waxy potatoes have 13-15% starch, floury potatoes have more, 20-22%. At the St. Lawrence Market, there is a farmer at the farmers market on Saturday mornings, Robert Taylor, whose farm, The Potato Patch at Cedar Creek Farm, produces some of the best potatoes – almost 80 varieties worth. And they are not run-of-the-mill potatoes – some old heirloom […]
Baking at Xmas is always the best!
A classic apple-based Italian dessert perfect for this time of year. Like so many recipes, there are 1001 renditions of this recipe, some are more cake-like, and others like this one are more apple than cake. Serve warm or cold. INGREDIENTS 4-5 apples, Granny Smith 3 eggs 120g superfine sugar 1 zest, lemon 150g plain flour 165ml milk 2 tsp baking powder 50g butter Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel, core, quarter and slice the […]
There are a myriad of recipes for lemon curd, and they can often be found in books on preserving, although I don’t really know if they identify as preserves, as they usually only last for 1-2 months (refrigerated). Lemon curd comes from a family of fruit curds which identify as British in origin – passionfruit, lime, orange, blood orange – probably from the early 1800s. Technically they are probably custards of a sort, and can […]
Found these at Whole Foods. RED & WHITE potato chips made by Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company of New Brunswick.
Yesterday I made some of the chewy chocolate cookie bars from David Lebovitz’s website. However I made some modifications. First I modified the ratio of coconut to oats, in favour of more oats, and I also used dark chocolate and dried blueberries instead of the cranberries/cherries. It turned out great! How great, well less than 24 hours later, 60% of it has been eaten!