Friday, 1 October 2010

Comfy, Green, HomeMade : Happy Eaters (...and Waiters)

Do-It-Yourself Crazy ~
Homemade ricotta — it's easier, and better, than you think

"Making ricotta from scratch takes just a few ingredients and little time.
The result is good enough to be your star ingredient"

With just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes cooking and resting time, you've got a wonderful appetizer, dessert or pasta filling...
Read more: The California Cook: Homemade ricotta — it's easier, and better, than you think; latimes.com





"Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it." ~Honore de Balzac (quotegarden.com)

Delightfully yours, Food Meditations





Green Chefs' Recipes
~ Some winter recipes to spice up the cold seasons...
Read more: 11 Delicious Recipes from 11 Celebrity Chefs; thedailygreen.com

~ Dinners that come to the table with a freshness unrivaled at most restaurants, by chef Tom Fosnot...
Read more: Creating a menu from the ground up; boston.com




Organic Art
The Botanics 'Algaerium' Exhibit is a Homemade Marvel, another inventive move from the London go-to colorists and art trend prophets. The story behind...

Read more: Organic Algae Art; trendhunter.com





~ If you were served canned beets as a child and not permitted to leave the table until they were all gone, you may not be so thrilled to learn that we're now in the thick of beet season...
Read more: Local chefs do toothsome things with fresh beets; philly.com


Happy Eater
Runny cheese, andouillette: food with just a hint of decay is properly grown-up...
Read more: Jay Rayner: a really good dinner carries with it the faint whiff of death; guardian.co.uk








Home Made
~ Want to make the perfect pie at home? Chef Scott Swartz of The Culinary Institute of America shows you how...
Read more: How to Make Pizza; kitchendaily.com

~ You can infuse flavors into liquor (and water based things, too) almost instantly seeds, herbs, spiced, fruits, cocoa nibs, etc...
Infusion Profusion: Game-Changing Fast ‘N Cheap Technique




Kitchen Safety Tips
National Food Safety Education Month, because everyone knows that the best way to deal with a serious issue is to give it its own month. Top 10 Kitchen Safety Tips...

Read more: Top 10 Kitchen Safety Tips (Excluding: "Don't Be a Moron"); laweekly.com





~ All you really need for canning is a wide pan, a large pot, and a jar lifter...
Read more: Canning: What You Need to Get Started; tasteforlife.com


Tipping Tips
A veteran server reveals... A good waiter adapts to every personality. There are people who like the archly reserved waiter...
Read more: What do we tip waiters for?; salon.com








That's a Legume
Pindars, groundnuts, goober peas—whatever you call them, they're America's favorite nut, the peanut....
Read more: Peanuts; tasteofthesouthmagazine.com


Nutritional Pitfalls
Mass food manufacturers don’t make healthy eating and supermarket shopping easy for consumers....
Read more: Seven Supermarket Breads with Deceptively Healthy Names; divinecaroline.com





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