Posted in February 2012

Making Coffee in a Moka Pot – a Huh?

Making Coffee in a Moka Pot – a Huh?

Yeah, a Moka Pot.  You got it.  It’s the European way to brew strong coffee.  Not a proper espresso, though some people think it is because of the crema that the pot creates, but it’s not a true espresso – I wiki’d it.   But if you’re not super fussy about your coffee, but you … Continue reading

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Sometimes I look at my life right now and I think “wow.”  I have come to know some pretty fantastic people in my life.  Seems I’m drawn to exciting, vibrant, intelligent, fun, qwerky, amazing people.  My friends David and Liz are no exception.  Other than having his PhD in Art History, he’s a French trained … Continue reading

N’er a Sweet Potato Be Wasted…

One of my favorite foods in the world is the sweet potato. It’s loaded with good-for-you stuff like dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, they are highly anti-inflammatory, and low in fat and cholesterol. Blah blah blah. Read more about the almighty sweet potato’s benefits … Continue reading

The Ubiquitous Cake Pop

You’ve seen that “cake pop maker” at target.  Or wherever.  Where you just bake little tiny cakes.  Not the cake pop.  The cake pop is a hella lot more work than mixing a batch of boxed cake mix and spooning them into a teflon coated redesigned donut maker.  I’ve been asked a lot about how … Continue reading

Making Ricotta

Making ricotta is really quite easy. The trick is using whole milk and yogurt. I know what everyone says about fat, but you really needn’t be afraid of it. Unless you’re fighting for the fat off a pork chop, or eating several sticks of butter a day. It’s the kind of fats and the amount … Continue reading