Cherry Clafoutis

by Karen on Monday, July 18, 2011

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The other day I asked what you would do with a bucket full of cherries and some of you suggested clafoutis, which is a simple and brilliant French dessert.  Clafoutis starts with a baking dish of cherries covered in a thin egg batter.  When baked, this batter turns velvety and flan-like.  Originating from the Limousin […]


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Za'atar: A Spice For Your Everyday

by Karen on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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I'm keeping it simple lately.  There's the excuse of moving into a new place, but really I think it's the summer heat that's slowing everything down.  It's times like these that I gladly partake in culinary cheating (more about this below) and that I have a jar of za'atar handy at all times.  Za'atar is […]


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Cherry Pickin'

by Karen on Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Cherry season is in full swing and a friend invited me to go cherry picking over the weekend, which luckily was the last day of the season! There were Bings… An abundance of Rainiers… how to get my ex back So, what would you do with a bucket full of sweet cherries? zp8497586rq


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Tacos Al Pastor

by Karen on Thursday, June 30, 2011

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I consider al pastor tacos one of my favorite tacos; always there to satisfy at 2 am off a truck and is blow-your-mind-good freshly sliced off the trompo, a vertical rotisserie al pastor is traditionally cooked on.  And then there's the one I had in Guanajuato that shattered my taco world.  The geniuses there melted […]


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Gravlax

by Karen on Monday, June 27, 2011

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Much of the food we eat today is derived from recipes that were developed before modern food preservation conveniences were available to us.  Human innovation created clever and coincidently delicious techniques to preserve meat during pre-refrigeration days.  Gravlax is a classic Scandinavian example of this concept (grav meaning “grave” and lax meaning “salmon”).  During the Middle Ages, […]


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Photo Friday

by Karen on Friday, June 24, 2011

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A Beginner's Guide To Roasting A Whole Pig

by Karen on Monday, June 20, 2011

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It all started like most of my conversations with people. One night I was at my friends Mike and Ofelia's house sitting around the kitchen chit-chatting about food. Mike, who has the job I only dream of (he's a chef), and I talked through the night about different methods of cooking a whole pig. Before […]


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Odd Eats: Durian, Forbidden Fruit

by Valerie on Friday, June 17, 2011

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Well, our last Odd Eats experience with ambergris might have been distinct smelling but at least it was subtle. This week's Odd Eats is everything but! Durian is one of the naturally strongest smelling fruits I've ever come across. And apparently I'm not the only one who feels that way. In Singapore, it is actually […]


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Wordless Wednesday

by Karen on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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