27 May 2010

We had the distinct pleasure of hosting amd for dinner….and DESSERT!  What a treat! Being that she’s a baking pro (yes, we’re trying to embarrass her), she introduced us to one of her favorite desserts: almond tart.  Originally from a chef at Chez Panisse, the recipe we used was published on a blog; while the dessert is challenging, the recipe was presented with enough detail to address any possible pitfalls.  Well, that and we had the experienced amd guiding the way 😉  Since we wanted to focus on the dessert making, we decided to whip up a favorite of our own for dinner: lentil kale pasta.

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What to do with leftover buttermilk?

07 Jan 2010

I had 3 cups of buttermilk left after making scones.  I could make more scones, or biscuits, or … but I’d have to bake a lot to use up 3 cups!  So, I got a little more creative (and science-nerdy) and decided to whip up some ice cream—the caveat being that I don’t have an ice cream maker.  So, I mixed up the ice cream ingredients and cea and I trudged over to lab for some “LN2.”  LN2 is apparently the gastronomy term for liquid N2.

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Pumpkin pie

02 Dec 2009

Time to share my family’s wonderful homemade pumpkin pie recipe.  Thanks Auntie Al!

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The Vegetable-Dessert Challenge

22 Aug 2009


cea and I always manage to get ourselves into exciting cooking messes, this time involving some intriguing vegetable-inspired cake recipes — so, we had a bake-off.

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