Archive for the ‘Dairy and Eggs’ Category

Rich Bread and Butter Pudding

In Dairy and Eggs, Pudding and Custard on October 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm


People of Britain, throw out your breadmakers and mircowaves! It’s official. People in this country have nothing to do. 2.38m are economically inactive. The number of people claiming benefits is 1.56 m. We will have to get used to having more time. Lashings of it … [read more]

From Stirring With Knives


Simple Shakshuka

In Dairy and Eggs, Vegetables on October 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm


Before we start discussing anything, I’d like to tell you right away what not to do when you make Shakshuka. Do not burn it!

OK, now let’s take a few steps back and start from the beginning … [read more]

From 1 family. friendly. food

Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake

In Cheesecakes, Dairy and Eggs, Fruits on October 8, 2009 at 11:53 am


I once created a dessert inspired by a body lotion I fell in love with one summer. It was a creamy Coconut Lime Verbena lotion, and as I slathered it over my body, with the seductively warm coconut scent mingling with the sweet floral citrus notes of the lime verbena, my mind wandered to dessert … [read more]

From Lick My Spoon

Quiche with Crème Fraîche and Swiss Chard

In Dairy and Eggs, Pies and Pastry, Vegetables on October 3, 2009 at 9:31 am


The weekend would begin with quiche. That was a given. My friend would pick me up at the San Francisco airport and before beginning our journey north, we would stop for breakfast. For quiche, that is … [read more]

From Alexandra’s Kitchen

Chinese Tea Eggs

In Dairy and Eggs, For Children on October 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm


I was sitting in my office when a beautiful dame walked in. Alexandra from Chez Sven B&B in Cape Cod.

‘Looking for someone?’ I asked.
‘Just waiting.’
‘For Lefty or for Godot? It makes a difference’ … [read more]

From The Frugal Kiwi

Manchego Walnut Pesto

In Dairy and Eggs, Pasta, Sauces and Dips on September 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm


Are you an artist, or an athlete?  A bookworm, or a thespian? A musician?  A scientist?

As toddlers, we’re encouraged to explore.  To use all of our senses, to make a mess, to try on each and every hat in the dress-up bin … [read more]

From 5 Second Rule

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

In Dairy and Eggs, Frozen on September 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm


I grew up on an island.  It sounds exotic, but it was anything but.  My island was a floating bridge away from Seattle and it was suburbia to the hilt.  It was safe and scenic, but it was also boring … [read more]

From Dana Treat

Homemade Quark (Curd Cheese)

In Dairy and Eggs on September 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm


Ask an English speaker about quark and they’re likely to tell you it’s a physics term that refers to some kind of subatomic particle. Murray Gell-Mann, who won a Nobel prize for his theory about quarks, chose the name because it was a nonsense word. He found it in James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake, where “Three quarks for Muster Mark” sounds rather poetic, even if it’s somewhat unintelligible.

A German speaker tends to have a truer love of quark, because in German quark refers to a curd cheese … [read more]

From Hoglet K

Avocado Cream with Strawberry Sauce

In Dairy and Eggs, Fruits on September 12, 2009 at 9:44 am


I have the feeling that at least half of my body is made of avocados. It is out of this world the amount of avocado that I have eaten in my life so far. Most of it as smoothie, what in Brazil we named as vitaminas … [read more]

From The Missing Flavor

Chocolate Orange Tile with Orange Blossom Cream

In Cakes, Dairy and Eggs on September 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm


What to serve for dessert for 30 people? Even the most kitchen and food challenged amongst us could guess that a souffle was out. Simple classics like tiramisu were ruled out too as they ranked too high on the boring scale. It was a no as well to creme brulee, traditional pannacotta and other sweet treats that required ramekins, moulds or 30 containers that were the same size and shape … [read more]

From Pikelet and Pie