From the monthly archives:

February 2011

Chinese Scallion Pancakes: Pancakes Gone Global

by Karen February 28, 2011
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I’ve been looking forward to this post for a while now. Some fellow food bloggers OMG Yummy (@omgyummyblog), Chow and Chatter (@chowandchatter), Yumivore (@yumivore), and I were tweeting about our love for pancakes, when Rebecca from Chow and Chatter informed us that Pancake Day was just around the corner on March 8st. I took this […]

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Perfect Pavlova

by Karen February 25, 2011
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There are few desserts as easy and beautiful as pavlovas. It’s simply a meringue topped with fresh whipped cream and fruit. The gorgeous white fluffy layers of the pavlova reminiscent of a tutu was inspired by famous Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. During the early 1900s, she began touring around the world and one of her […]

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Shaved Fennel with Blood Oranges and Pecorino

by Karen February 22, 2011
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Yup, we’re in it. The lull that feels like it’s been winter for too long and the sunny days of summer are too far away. And who knows if it’s the weather that affects us, but our habits get us into a rut. The same routine starts getting old and we begin to go through […]

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Koshary: An Inspired Egyptian Dish

by Karen February 15, 2011
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Last week's events in Egypt had the world watching, waiting, analyzing, and on Friday celebrating. Egypt's revolution deserves homage and our attention. And while it's natural to ask “what's next” or “how will this affect us,” I think we should be recognizing the historic nature of such an accomplishment. In a time when our advancing […]

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Say "I Love You" With Churros

by Karen February 11, 2011
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This churro recipe is from Suzanne Goin's Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table cookbook and while the dough is simple to make, you will need to have a large star tip and pastry bag.  Suzanne suggested using a number 4 star tip but I found that the grooves were too shallow, […]

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What Is A Molinillo?

by Karen February 9, 2011
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a) A device to remove moles b) An ancient Mayan torture device c) A Mexican hot chocolate stirrer If you guessed “C” you are correct (and savvy to the fact that this is a food blog).  This wooden Mexican “whisk” is used to froth Mexican drinks like champurrado and hot chocolate making it foamy and […]

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Churros, Chocolate and Love in Mexico

by Karen February 7, 2011
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A year ago this week, our family had the ultimate Valentine's Day celebration: my sister's gorgeous wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, one of the most romantic places in the world. Like the commercials say, San Miguel de Allende is likely not the Mexico you thought you knew.  No turquoise waters, no margaritas on […]

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Buffalo Wings: The Ultimate Super Bowl Food

by Karen February 4, 2011
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It's that time of year again, America.  Football, beer and expensive commercials. No Super Bowl celebration would be complete without finger lickin' good buffalo wings. Forget every memory of them at Hooters or TGIFridays, good buffalo wings are delicious. I mean, its fried chicken wings covered in tangy buttery hot sauce. And if you haven't […]

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