Theme: Recipe included

Pomegranates, Curry & Rice Pudding

7 December 2006

Well, I've been off in colder climes, doing various things. So here's a cheaterly sort of post - I'm going to just put up a list of some of the recipes I've posted lately over at The Kitchen, just...

Good Thing: Yellow Cake with Ganache

16 November 2006

When I began this blog I swore that I wouldn't ever start a post by saying something like, wow! It's been a LONG TIME since I blogged here! Have you MISSED me? I bet you have. GEE. Here's a...

Holiday Twists: Pumpkin-Coconut Ice Cream

3 November 2006

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to dream up new ways to use the obligatory foods of the holiday season. There's something gratifying and even transgressive in departing from the traditional recipes and...

SHF: Chocolate Caramel Banana Bites

27 October 2006

A rather complicated dessert for Sugar High Friday 24 - little banana cake squares, layered with spiced caramel pastry cream and glazed with chocolate and burnt caramel. Worth the work!

On Seasonality & Asparagus (With an Egg)

15 October 2006

An easy, delicious meal for one: some roasted asparagus with Parmesan, the best fried egg known to man, and some tomato slices.

Recipe Review: The Minimalist's Mongolian Lamb

2 October 2006

Wonderful make ahead dinner with deliciously seared bits of lamb and cumin - Bittman scores an A+ with this one.

Sugar High Friday: Nectarine-Coconut Surprise

23 September 2006

A creamy surprise inside a lovely summer nectarine: coconut panna cotta with a hint of rum and nutmeg.

Blogging By Mail: Monster Cookies

14 September 2006

A parcel goes out with monster cookies and a lot more.

My Ultimate Banana Bread

29 August 2006

My ultimate banana bread.

Sugar High Friday: Fig-Sesame Jam

25 August 2006

In which I abandon, finally, sorbets and other frozen treats and make something different for Sugar High Friday: a sweet, rich fig jam with toasted sesame seeds. I feel so domestic...

Summer Daze: Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes

10 August 2006

Chunky, delicious zucchini cupcakes with a rich swirl of citrus and cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Plus they're kinda cute.

Pork Meatballs with Lemon and Thyme

4 August 2006

Simple, delicious meatballs with a tangy lemon and wine sauce, flavored by sage from my doorstep. Doesn't get much better than that.

Strawberries and Cream Tart

2 August 2006

An easy-peasy tart with leftover cookie dough and late summer strawberries.

Sugar High Friday: Watermelon Sundae

28 July 2006

Beat the heat with a deliciously creamy ricotta ice cream - light and rich at the same time, with notes of lemon and dark rum. Goes great with watermelon.

Pretty in Pink: Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli

27 July 2006

Hot, hot pink. Creamy goat cheese and soft ricotta. Butter and tiny crunchy poppy seeds.

Nibs & Cream: A Raspberry Cupcake

15 July 2006

Loot from Scharffen Berger inspires a raspberry studded ricotta cupcake with shards of roasted cacao nibs. Chocolicious.

Orange and Honey Caramel Ice Cream

30 June 2006

Sometimes I develop a taste for something I've never actually tasted, something that lives only in my imagination. Sometimes my attempts to create this imagined taste go well; sometimes my taste proves to be entirely imaginary, unruled by the...

On Good Blogging and Coconut Bread

27 June 2006

I muse a bit about weblogging and show off bakingsheet's recipe for coconut bread, a moist, delicious quick bread infused with all the goodness that is fresh ground cinnamon.

Red & Green: Pasta with Fresh Pesto and Roasted Peppers

13 June 2006

Little wheels of pasta, ridged and delicate, tumbled with homemade pesto and red peppers roasted and simmered in balsamic vinegar. Good for a side or a main - good warm or cold - good at any time, really.

Deceptively healthy & economic: Spinach Soup

6 June 2006

Spinach, onions, garlic, the dregs of a bottle of wine. Spinach soup, a flexible healthy dinner for one.

An extravagantly fruity, spicy, creamy cake of a muffin

4 June 2006

A fruity, delicious little muffin with a yellow, creamy center and a finish like key lime pie, inspired by Mahanandi's strawberry muffins and the urge to bake extravagant comfort food after a distracting week.

Rotini with Endive, Bacon and Thyme

1 June 2006

Another dinner for one with bacon, endive, and the curly pasta in all the different colors. The green is my favorite.

Sugar High Friday: Spiked Lemon Ginger Sorbet

26 May 2006

Another sorbet for another Sugar High Friday. This one is like a spiked lemonade - cool and icy, yet warm with ginger and whiskey. A light, feathery treat for a summer afternoon.

The Art of Leftovers: Linguine, Bacon & Basil

23 May 2006

Not too much, not too little: the art of leftovers. This recipe plays double-duty: it uses up leftover stuff in the fridge, and works great as leftovers the next day at the office.

Gone Silicone: Tart citrus bites

14 May 2006

Little tart citrus bites: grapefruit, lemon, and lime. And a new silicone tart pan. Cuteness all round.

Sunny Day Party: Cookies for a lot of people

10 May 2006

A sugar cookie recipe that makes an enormous amount of darling little cookies. 3 cups of butter!

Cranberry Beans with Red Onion and Sage

8 May 2006

Fresh borlotti beans, fresh sage, fresh thyme, fresh garlic - fresh fresh fresh. It must be spring or something.

Old Bread & New Fish: Salmon Cakes with Dill Breadcrumbs

30 April 2006

I try so hard to keep things from going bad in my fridge, but they still do, unfortunately. So I turn to bread to absolve myself, and use an old loaf for a buttery breadcrumb coating on these salmon cakes. They are delicious, and make me feel better. Which was the point, of course.

What's For Pud? Eccles Cakes

23 April 2006

In which St. George's Day is celebrated with the diminutive, flaky piece of pastry awesomeness that is the Eccles cake. And I make puff pastry from scratch, shocking myself in the process.

Sugar High Friday: Red Plum Sorbet

21 April 2006

An icy dessert for early hot summers, spiked with Kirsch and lemon verbena. Cool, soothing, and dramatically red.

Easter Brunch: Braised Polish Sausage

17 April 2006

In which I make sausage for Easter, and I learn to like it. Sausage, that is. I already like Easter a lot.

The Spice is Right: Cumin & chickpeas for one

14 April 2006

Cumin, a very old spice. They found it in the pyramids, y'know. Weird to think that I like eating something that a pharoah ate. Kind of creepy. But it's awfully good with chickpeas.

Green, green: Leeks and fettucine

10 April 2006

Leeks put in yet another appearance - their second in the life of this young weblog. I do love leeks, especially when they're homegrown and bought at the oh-so-trendy community market.

Almonds & oranges: Spanish for 20

6 April 2006

A very un-Lent-like spring meal, with the most spectacular Spanish dish. I rustle up some desserts and tapas to accompany, including the very best thing you can do with a four-dollar bottle of red wine.

Sweet Indian finish: Mango lassi panna cotta

31 March 2006

Hopefully this India/US trade deal will go through and we'll get us some really good mangos. When we do, make this soft, tangy, wobbly panna cotta. It's actually good for you.

IMBB 24: Flash in the pan fish

22 March 2006

Colorful, crunchy salad. A toothsome walnut cake. Crispy fish with salty capers. In 30 minutes or less.

Cooking for one: An ode to beets, with a whiff of goat cheese

21 March 2006

Beets and goat cheese: a classic combination. Watch out - your fingers and counters and sink and dishes, they will all be pink.

Spiced tea tea - or, as known in these parts: masala chai tea

8 March 2006

Yes, redundancy of words bothers me. Even if they are in other languages.

Cupcakes and a failure of food coloring

8 March 2006

Cupcakes! What more do you need to know?

What to do with leftover chocolate (if you ever have such a problem): Banana Chocolate Muffins

7 March 2006

Banana and chocolate muffins. Recipe included!

Cooking for 20: Beef ragù and browning boldly

19 February 2006

Brown your meat. Brown it boldly...

Pad Kee Mow: Drunkard's Noodles

12 December 2004

Hot and spicy thai noodles - still trying to get the recipe right, though.

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