Monthly Archives: July 2012

UPDATE: FIRE ON ICE

Lychee-Tepin Ice Cream Over Thai Basil Granita has turned up in Marx Foods’s Fire on Ice recipe contest.  We were challenged to develop recipes uniting spice with ice.  When all was said and done and several experiments consumed, the one that … Continue reading

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FIRE ON ICE: LYCHEE-TEPIN ICE CREAM OVER THAI BASIL GRANITA

The lovely people at the fantastic Marx Foods in Seattle sent me a bounteous box of various dried chiles with which to experiment.  The only proviso was that whatever I did with them must be simultaneously hot and cold.  Really … Continue reading

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TOMATO-GOAT CHEESE TART

You’ll need one disk of dough from Perfect Flaky Pastry, along with some really good tomatoes, tender scallion greens, and creamy goat cheese.  Basil, oh most definitely, and we’ll top it all off with shredded Parmesan. But possibly the most … Continue reading

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PERFECT FLAKY PASTRY

Among the many ways that past time is divided into knowable units, two come immediately to mind.  Geologically speaking,  the paleozoic era yielded to the mesozoic, and roughly 65 million years or so ago, we all sat down in the … Continue reading

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INFORMATION FRIDAY: LATEST FIRE UPDATE

It is being reported that the fire out near the bison ranch is about 35% contained.  However, thundeheads are lurking, and the winds – even here in the city – have increased significantly. When I talked to Dot yesterday, she … Continue reading

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FIRE UPDATE

I spoke a little while ago with another friend who lives out sort of near the bison ranch, though over a river and across a valley.  The fire isn’t as near the ranch as it sounded last night, though I … Continue reading

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RELIEF . . . FOR THE MOMENT

I posted last night that I had quite literally just hung up from speaking with my friends the bison ranchers.  Seconds before, I’d heard on the late evening news, which I rarely listen to because news in general tends to … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME PASTA SALAD, OR HOW I SPENT MY 4TH OF JULY

My bison-ranching friends invited me along to a picnic being held on a ranch owned by friends of theirs out south and east of where their own ranch is.  It was a spectacularly beautiful place, an abundance of wonderful food was arrayed … Continue reading

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PANTRY DINNER: ASIAN NOODLE SALAD

. . . With Grilled Salmon and Apricots I have a thing about recipe names that are too long.  You know, titles that try to include every ingredient and how they’re all prepared.  My rule is that if I breathe … Continue reading

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HAND-HELD SHRIMP SALADS

I started out envisioning these as lettuce cups wrapped and tied with scallion greens.  I’ve done that before, and actually with some luck, but the idea just didn’t work here.  The filling I’d used in the past, made with home-made … Continue reading

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