Posted in July 2009

not your garden variety fruit salads….

Have tried a strawberry/mango/mint/lime combination, based on Christine Cushing’s strawberry mojito salad, as well as a pineapple/avocado/cilantro salad. Looking for more ideas. What fruit salads do you enjoy?

schwartze gruetze

Made an all blackcurrant version of rote gruetze which turned out quite well. Might use a little more cornstarch next time, to create a thicker pudding;) Cooked 4 cups of blackcurrants, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat for 15 minutes. Stirred 2 tbsp of cornstarch … Continue reading

braised vs. roasted

roasted comes out ahead. Tried 2 different preparations for radishes last night. Braised radishes: Braised about a dozen radishes in water, 1 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp of sugar for 15 minutes over medium heat in a saucepan on the stovetop, then removed the radishes and reduced the cooking liquid to about 1/2 cup, and … Continue reading