Monthly Archives: October 2009

What I’m Reading Today

Fall is one of the best times of year for cooking. The last of the summer produce lingers while squash, apples, and pears are in abundance. When the weather gets cold, it’s the perfect time to fire up the stove. … Continue reading

Posted in apple, bread pudding, brussels sprouts, doughnuts, leek, recipe, tagine, tante marie's, wolfert | 3 Comments

What Not to Do in the Kitchen

(green beans cooked the right way, with tarragon lemon creme fraiche from New Flavors for Vegetables) I know, it is always better to teach as an optimist-telling people how to do things right as opposed to dwelling on what they … Continue reading

Posted in green bean, mistake, non stick, pasta, recipe, salt, sear, steak | 5 Comments

Cinnamon, Caramel, Gingerbread-Oh My!

Last night I made cinnamon ice cream, homemade caramel sauce, and toasted pecans. My plan was to cut up bananas for a twist on the banana split but when my husband and son surprised me with a birthday cake, I … Continue reading

Posted in birthday, cake, caramel, cinnamon, gingerbread, miette, recipe | 5 Comments

What I’m Reading Today

I hate to say it but I think I’m actually ready to change my clock back. These pitch dark mornings are not helping my motivation to get out of bed! They are good for concocting fall menus. Here are some … Continue reading

Posted in bok choy, delfina, family dinner, fish, mushrooms, orange, pork, radicchio, ragu, salmon | Leave a comment

Making a Recipe Your Own, and a new soup recipe

When I teach my classes, I use recipes from many different sources. I page through magazines and cookbooks, read blogs and recipe sites, and create my own recipes based on dishes I’ve eaten at restaurants. I always credit the source … Continue reading

Posted in browned butter, celery root, recipe, soup, squash | 1 Comment

Crepes in a Snap

A few weeks ago I asked what you’d like to do better in the kitchen. I’ll eventually get to everything but loved Tori’s idea of crepes. The topic deserves a video, and I’m working on that, but in the meantime … Continue reading

Posted in cheese, crepe, easy, ham, jam, lemon, recipe | 2 Comments

What I’m Reading Today

San Francisco got pummeled with rain and wind yesterday. Perfect cooking weather if you ask me. Here’s what looks good. Soup is one of my favorite things to make. It is forgiving, it is ideal to make in advance, leftovers … Continue reading

Posted in celery root, chicken, chimichurri, recipe, soup, squash, steak | Leave a comment