Articles posted in ‘Un-Recipes’

Halloween Bones

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!
Our friend Marcos gave us an adorable little Halloween book, Goulish Goodies. If I got the story correctly, Marcos’ wife is a teacher and one of her students’ mother is the author, Sharon Bowers. It’s full of great ideas for Halloween treats, many that you can do with kids, and there’s enough in there […]

Kefalograviera & Saganaki

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kefalograviera is a hard sheep’s milk cheese from Greece, not as hard as Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a tad drier than most cheddars. It’s a salty snackable cheese, perfect with crackers or fruit, and just as addictive eaten alone. It’s right in that very middle of strong enough to stand out but mild enough for any beginner, […]

Fancy Up Your BLT

Monday, August 10, 2009

You don’t have to be experienced around the kitchen to make a great meal for friends. Let’s take the classic BLT for example. It’s so easy, a sandwich of bacon, lettuce, and tomato. It can be made in a dorm room with just a microwave or hot plate even. It doesn’t get much easier than […]

Cubano Sandwich

Saturday, August 1, 2009

There are Cuban people in NYC and there are Cuban restaurants.  However, I don’t know a place where I can get a solid Cuban sandwich; and you can bet I’ve tried my share.  So the other day when I watched Daisy Martinez make a tasty looking Cubano on her show (and I mean her REAL […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Thursday, July 30, 2009

One of my favorite things about summer is Heirloom Tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market. They are expensive, usually over $4.50 per pound, but they are so tasty and so beautiful. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, allowing you so many different ways to present them. In my opinion, the best Heirloom Tomato Salad […]

Avocado Squash

Friday, July 17, 2009

I first tried Avocado Squash from Yuno’s Farm (in the Union Sqaure Farmer’s Market) a few years ago, and it’s still the only place I’ve seen to sell avocado squash. I remember that they were doing a little demo and sauteed some avocado squash in olive oil with salt and pepper. I tried some and […]

Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I think I may have worked with fondant once about 6 years ago. I’m not sure actually, but I’m certain I don’t remember anything, so when I started thinking about my niece, Sabrina’s birthday cake, I had to do a lot of research. I found two sites very helpful: Diary of a Cake Stylist and […]

Korean Melon Fruit Bowls

Friday, June 26, 2009

You’ll have to find an Asian fruit stand or market for these beautiful golden Korean Melons. They have a crisp, honey sweet flesh, in a beautiful white color. I’m particularly fond of this fruit when it’s served very cold. It’s super refreshing, much more water content than cantaloupe or honeydew so it has a lighter […]

Fresh Farm Salad

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mother nature must have intended on this salad since these goodies are ready at the same time. It’s young romaine, sugar snap peas, and strawberries, all picked at Lee Turkey Farm. I added some blue cheese (thank goodness cheese is an all year round thing) and drizzled balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Don’t forget kosher […]

Fen Dzin Ro

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fen Dzin Ro, literally translated, is Powder Steamed Meat. I know it doesn’t sounds tasty, and this is not the most beautiful looking dish either, but it is such a crowd favorite. What’s even better is that this is a Chinese dish you can almost cheat. I was surprised when my mom showed me this […]