Archive for the 'Food' Category

Making Pizza

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 | 11:25

I’m going to try making pizza later this week (Friday?), as part of the general yeast-bread making experiments over the past month. Here’s one blogger’s guide to doing this: … Continue reading »

Plastics Recycling System

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 | 18:03

Here’s a handy chart detailing the various plastics used in packaging and products, identified by their recycling number. It’s handy to figure out what you can do to a … Continue reading »

Brioche Rolls

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 | 18:29

1/2 cup warm water 1 package dried yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 6 eggs 1 pound unbleached all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 pound unsalted butter, cut in chunks Note that eggs and butter should be at room … Continue reading »

Ragout Of Chicken Thighs

Monday, April 18th, 2005 | 19:55

One of those Cooking with Google moments, where I have leeks and chicken thighs from Westside Markets. This is derived from a Julia Child recipe. It’s somewhat instructive … Continue reading »

Banana Bread

Friday, April 1st, 2005 | 07:04

Here’s a basic banana bread recipe that uses yogurt and baking soda for some of the levening: 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt … Continue reading »

Recipe: Cornmeal Waffles

Sunday, March 13th, 2005 | 10:25

This is a variation on a waffle recipe I found at the Whole Foods website. More or less the same, but smaller proportions and no blueberries. … Continue reading »

Fresh Pasta

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 | 14:13

A few months ago, we picked up one of those Imperia Pasta Machine at Williams-Sonoma, as part of a gift certificate we had left over from the wedding. (As … Continue reading »

Expiration Dates

Monday, February 14th, 2005 | 09:10

Jane Brody in the NYTimes last month had an article about the expiration date labelling on packaged food. The article has gone to the NYT Pay Archive Heaven, … Continue reading »

KitchenAid and Irish Soda Bread

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005 | 07:18

I got a KitchenAid stand mixer a few months ago through one of those Amazon Friday Sales for a bit more than 1/3 off their list price. It’s a … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Food Postmortem

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 | 11:41

Grace’s parents stayed with us this Thanksgiving and did most of the cooking, more or less making everything from scratch. I pitched in with some pumpkin pie making (mainly … Continue reading »