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June 06

Food Thursdays: How to cut cherry tomatoes and pitted olives in half in less than 15 seconds

This is a great time-saving way to cut any small round fruit and vegetable.  1.  You will need: 2 small plates roughly the same size Sharp chef’s knife 2.  Place the tomatoes in the center of the plate inside the lip 3.  Place the other plate on top: 4.  Press down on the top plate […]

February 14

Creamy Lime Tart

Serves 10-12 Ingredients: Crust: ½ box graham crackers ½ c butter   Filling: 6 egg yolks ½ cup sugar ¾ cup lime juice 2 tsp. grated lime rind 1 Tbs. gelatin ½ cup cream, whipped   Garnish: Rind of 4 limes, julienne ½ cup sugar   Preparation: Preheat oven to 350° Place graham crackers in […]

January 31

Panettone Bread Pudding

(serves 8-10) Panettone is a traditional Italian fruit cake served at Christmas, and Christmas is usually the time when panettone is most fresh.  So what do you do when you got too much panettone and it’s turning stale?  Bread pudding, YUM!  I got this recipe from the Bauli website, but tweaked it, because the recipe […]

January 06

Beef Tripe Milanese Style, Trippa alla Milanese

Beef Tripe Milanese Style, Trippa alla Milanese (serves 4)  A note on beef tripe: Beef tripe alla Milanese is one of my favorite dishes ever.  My grandmother made this dish on special occasions, and I never eat it outside of my house or a family member’s house.  This is because improperly cleaned or prepared tripe […]

Carne Desmechada, Colombian Ropa Vieja With Egg

  (serves 4) Ingredients: 1 Flank Steak (about 1 lb.) 1 medium yellow or white onion, small dice 1 medium yellow or white onion, cut in 4 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 2-3 pieces 2 medium tomatoes, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbs. Olive or vegetable oil 1 Tbs. tomato paste 1 tsp. […]

My Take on Chinese Comfort Food: Ground Pork and Black Mushrooms

My Take on Chinese Comfort Food: Ground Pork and Black Mushrooms (serves 2-4)   This is my take on the pork that is used as filling for lotus leaf wraps at dim sum places.  I know it probably has nothing to do with the original dish, but served over sticky rice it is simply divine! […]

December 10

The Family Trillos Colombian Christmas Turkey, Stuffed with Rice, Fruit, & Nuts

The best stuffing on earth! This is a recipe from my dear friends and second family, the Trillos.  It invariably becomes everyone’s favorite stuffing after they try it. Ingredients 1 medium turkey -to marinate & baste: 4 stalks of celery 1 large onion, grated 1 Tbs. cumin 2 cans of beer Salt & Pepper to […]

Northern Italian Pork or Veal Stew with Peas and Potatoes

Pork or Veal Stew (serves 4-6) Ingredients: 1 lb. veal or pork loin, cut in 1″ cubes 2 oz. all purpose flour 1/2 cup white wine 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbs. tomato paste 2 carrots, cubed 4 medium potatoes, cut in 1″ cubes 1 can […]

preserved lemons November 11

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemons (Serves 4-6) Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, with bone & skin 4 chicken breasts, with bone and skin 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. cumin, ground 1 tsp. ginger, ground ½ tsp. sweet paprika ½ Tbs. salt ½ tsp. black pepper, freshly ground 1 can chickpeas 1 large […]

November 07

John’s Take on Thai X-ing’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry

John’s Take on Thai X-ing’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry (Serves 4-6) Thai X-ing is our favorite Thai restaurant in DC, and one of our favorite dishes is their pumpkin curry.  Here is my husband John’s take on it. Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin (1 lb.) 1 chili pepper or Thai chili* 1 cup coconut milk 4-5 Kaffir […]