I baked my first cookie when I was 10. By the time I was in high school I was making choux pastry and eclairs just for shits and giggles while my sisters and I stayed up late watching whatever came on the 12 TV channels that were available back then. I’ve been making my grandmother’s […]
The leeks I got from Kula Fields are gorgeous this week. Resembleing a giant green onion of sorts, the leek is much more fibrous and can withstand more cooking than the delicate scallion. So far I have roasted and tempura’d this vegetable. They are famously used in Vichyssoise, a soup of pureed potato and leeks […]
I think this could be my New Years Resolution. Make and drink fresh squeezed local citrus daily. It was quick and simple on this old fashioned plastic manual juicer I got second hand. Push citrus over top, pour into glass, enjoy! Incredible flavors, nothing like pre made.
From Evernote: Broccoli Potato Salad I came up with this salad to enjoy raw broccoli more. Its not my favorite thing to eat raw, seems kind of dry. I was tired of parboiling for all my salads. In this salad the fingerlings are lightly boiled. By that I mean they are cooked through but at […]
With a long weekend ahead of eating, chances are you’ll put something together in the kitchen. One of my favorite culinary appliances is the slow cooker (aka the “crock pot”). It may sound like lazy business to you, but cooking with the slow cooker can be as easy or as complex as you like. Just […]
Todays breakfast pairing goes so great with coffee and tea and travels well too. This sandwich is on whole wheat bread, and has three spreads: organic peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter and almond butter. The peanut butter is kirkland brand I love the flavor of this peanut butter and you can’t beat Costco’s prices. The […]
The hardest thing about making muffins is finding the liners for the tins. They actually don’t sell them at the supermarket I am closest to. Thats how it is shopping for ingredients on Maui. I made these muffins on a whim, I had a bag of mixed frozen berries I needed to use. The recipe […]
My grandmas recipe is the best. I call it vanishing bread. Making one chocolate chip and one plain.
Mangoes are in season and grown locally on Maui. Support your local farmer, like Patricia Iwamoto of Yee’s Orchard (one of Maui’s oldest mango farms) by buying local mangoes. The Yees were pioneers of mango-growing on Maui, planting their first tree 63 years ago. Now Yee’s Orchard Fruit Stand in Kihei is a favorite stop […]
I have been on a quest for a jar of yeast. The little packets that yield a 1/4 oz per envelope are $3.09 at alive and well, $2.99 at whole foods and longs, and on sale at safeway for $2. But the real deal is the jar that will keep me making pizza dough and […]
Chef Alex Stanislau always delivers! Tonights five course all red pairing was an incredible meat laden delight yet that did not stop my vegetarian cohort Ariel from attending. Alan Jahns saus Orin Swift is at the top of the trend chain, these pairings proved why.
I used to be intimidated by the idea of turning those plasticy pebbley pesky dried beans in a bag into something edible. But then my curiousity got the better of me. While u do need time, u dont have to fuss over them much. Soak beans overnight, make sure you have an inch or two […]
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Dinner was lots of chopping, but in the end very good. Making the main dish with broth and no oil, and no meat kept in line with the eat right challenge. I served on whole wheat fusilli Recipe Courtesy of whole foods website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2887 See the full gallery on Posterous Sent from my iPhone Posted […]