Personally, I never really liked pumpkin pie. To be honest, I don’t like pumpkin flavored anything. And most pumpkin pies I have tasted were not great: dense and gooey and not very flavorful. What gives? After looking into the details of pumpkin pie making, I realized that most recipes call for canned pumpkin. […]
I love savory cocktails. Anyone who knows me will tell you that. And a good Bloody Mary is usually at the top of my list. It’s easy to make and goes great with my favorite meal, brunch.
Recently I had a few friends over for brunch, and a pitcher of Bloody Marys was in order. […]
The summer drinking season is here, and all the libations taste better outside. Alfresco cocktails vary from ever-present sangria to mojitos to ice cold beers. Pretty much anything refreshing is a welcome sight in the summer heat. However, this year, I believe, will be the summer of Moscow Mules (now appearing on cocktail menus […]
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Of course, in the kitchen that means using pressure cooker. I used to live next door to a chef-instructor, who taught an entire class called Under Pressure. You see, most people (yours truly included) are nervous around pressure cookers. They have a bad rep, stemming from way back […]
I love Barefoot Contessa. There, I said it. I love watching Ina Garten cook on Food Network and I am not ashamed to admit it. Why, you ask? Well, I have many reasons. Maybe it is because she isn’t a trained chef pretending to cook at home. Maybe because her hands-on approach reminds me […]
I get up at 7am on a Saturday. Still in my pajamas, I rush into the kitchen that smells intensely of beef stock and bacon and garlic. I only have a few quick hours left to finish in time for my lunch guests’ arrival. I have been cooking for two days already, my kitchen […]