Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulThere are some weekends where I wake up and I must have what my family calls “sausage biscuits and gravy”. Don’t ask me why we say the ingredients in those order – it makes more sense to say biscuits and sausage gravy. Maybe it’s because my dad slides a sausage patty in between his biscuit [...]Sout
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulThe Run for the Roses is here! This Saturday the Kentucky Derby will showcase all its splendor with the thoroughbred horse races, the glamorous victory lap with a cascading bouquet, and yes, obscene amounts of Kentucky Bourbon. The latter bringing me to my point. Unless you are at the Derby, or near a very talented [...]Thirs
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulFarmers’ markets are cropping up nowadays even in the smallest of towns, as the public demand for better quality food continues to simmer. And many food-obsessed (like yours truly) swear by the taste and nutrient content of certain homegrown fruits and vegetables. With that notion, I decided a little one-on-one sparring
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulThe Edible Times husband has been begging me all week for St. Patrick’s Day-themed macarons. He presented this as a new and ingenious idea, and seems to have forgot I crafted such a treat for him last year for this raucous-inducing holiday. However, I must apologize, because I did not share the particulars of turning [
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulMy mouth is watering already, and I haven’t even started baking yet. This is what the thought of chocolate and cocoa nibs and shortbread will do to you, especially if you’ve enjoyed all three in the form of a cookie. It’s quite simple to get addicted. As usual, I can help you with that. Craft [...]Chocolate
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulI can’t ever remember meeting a fellow eater who didn’t love feta cheese. Briny, savory and with a substantial mouth-feel, feta is in a class by itself. The basic sheep’s milk cheese is satisfying, and the perfect star for a fresh, Greek-inspired, nutrient-rich salad… You know, so there’s less gui
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulFancy dinners don’t need to be complicated, and they shouldn’t require kitchen slavery. Take a pork roulade recipe – when roasted to a perfect doneness that’s golden brown and delicious it gives an air of extravagance. But this Sunday dinner only takes 15 minutes tops to prepare. And it’s so easy
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulSo it’s Valentine’s Day. You may have already picked up a card, or a lovely little box of chocolates, a bouquet might be out for delivery… but what about something sparkling or sassy to sip with your sweetheart? Edible Times and Thirsty Thursdays are here for you. We understand sometimes the only way to [...]T
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulThis time of year, when Mardi Gras is in full swing and Fat Tuesday upon us, I long for all things Creole, Cajun and well, downright bad for me like king cakes and hurricanes. Beignets are the easiest of the Creole treats to craft – simply yeast-leavened fried dough. This particular beignet recipe can be prepared ahead [
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulI said it last year around this time, and I’ll say it again: Laissez les bon temps rouler! Mardi Gras season is in full force this weekend in New Orleans, and that means beads, parades, casserole bowls full of red beans and rice, festively frosted king cakes and now for the first time ever here [...]The post Thirsty Thursd
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulNext time you reach for that Chinese take out menu – that could mean consumption of monosodium glutamate (MSG) or questionable meat – come here instead. Because eating healthy doesn’t require giving up those classic convenience meals (for homemade pizza, check this out). As for orange chicken stir fry, itR
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulI woke up this morning finally ready to hit the ground blogging again… as many of you continue to remind me that I haven’t posted so frequently lately. I wanted to share a recipe for homemade pop tarts – healthier with less sugar – but I can’t find my rolling pin anywhere! A victim of [...]The pos
I first want to wish all Edible Times friends a Merry Christmas! In light of my recent AWOL status (short version = cross-country move plus a new job), I’d like to share a recipe that I truly believe will knock your Christmas stockings off. And I have to give a shout out to the Edible [...]The post Merry Christmas & Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies appeared first on Edible Times.
A few weeks ago I started spooning and rolling cookie butter and chilling the balls for chocolate dipping. I thought it would prove to be a pretty tasty and easy to craft treat. Then our moving day came out of nowhere, and oops, the project got left behind…
Good thing we moved to Southern California, [...]
I can’t BELIEVE I took part in this.
Two of my male relations decided recently it would be fun to drink Absinthe. One of the said relations has been to France and experienced Absinthe drinking the original way, hence the sugar cube on fire.
The sugar cubes proved feisty in staying lit, so the Good Idea Fairy [...]
I recently ate pretty awesome hash at a First Watch diner in Florida. Holy yum on a Sunday morning. And that’s saying something because if I find myself at a diner, I tend to order the hash (unless they have doughnuts). This particular medley of potatoes, sausage, mushrooms, oven-dried tomatoes and Parmesan was heaven with [...]
Have you ever bought a tomato? Sorry, dumb question. Have you ever really tasted a tomato? Not such a dumb question because most of the time tomatoes are the sideshow. A little garnish for the burger or the salad. And this is probably what’s best for our taste buds, because mass-produced tomatoes, especially the ones [...]
I’m Yummly! I mean Edible Times is Yummly! I mean I’m guest blogging today over on Yummly about homemade ice cream. Can you tell I’m excited?
I do hope you’ll click to see what the screaming is about (there’s a recipe, too). You see it all started when I discovered a suspicious ingredient in a box [...]
Oh, no! It’s Thursday evening. You’re thirsty. And that bottle of chardonnay with the cute dog label that you want to serve at an impromptu dinner with friends is warm. Like hasn’t-even-glanced-in-the-direction-of-the-refrigerator warm. What do you do? I’m so glad you asked…
You zip it and chill it quick! Open the bottle, pour it into plastic [...]
So this What I Ate Wednesday is more of a What I’m Eating Wednesday. Do you ever do that? Get on a kick and eat the same thing for lunch… then dinner… then lunch again, so on and so forth? I’ve been doing that with curry. Because it is SO easy to make in a large [...]
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulSo this What I Ate Wednesday is more of a What I’m Eating Wednesday. Do you ever do that? Get on a kick and eat the same thing for lunch… then dinner… then lunch again, so on and so forth? I’ve been doing that with curry. Because it is SO easy to make in a [...]The post How to make Thai curry (and any di
I think quinoa just might be the healthiest grain on the planet. You see, without boring you with all the scientific details, it’s a complete protein. And for a grain, that’s saying something. You see the only other complete proteins – meaning food with all eight essential amino acids for human health – are meats. But [...]
I recently received a call from the wild for kale recipes. Something about the Bountiful Baskets Co-op and too much of the bitter green in the box and kids in need of convincing. Enter creamed kale, and a recipe that can basically cream anything green, bitter and boycotted by the masses.
Funny Story #1: Since I don’t live [...]
Five years ago the craze was cupcakes. Now it’s French macarons. And like those crazy cupcakes averaging $3 a pop, a single French macaron can cost you a pretty penny (or tens or hundreds). Most recently, as I can’t resist taste testing the new macaron in town, I bought 10 to share with my [...]
A couple weeks ago, the wide world of food celebrated Julia Child’s 100th birthday. It was hard to miss and even harder to escape. Every food media outlet, blogger and French restaurant this side of the pond was cooking or baking or writing something in the name of Julia. Oops, I failed to participate in [...]
Bubbly adult beverages don’t have to be reserved for special occasions. In fact, I believe sparkling wine to be perfect for any occasion, especially a weeknight dinner. The flavors of most well made sparklers won’t overpower any food you could put in your mouth, and the effervescent texture can even cut through the mouth-coating fat [...]
So it’s What I Ate Wednesday! (essentially a food blog party). And this means my guilt takes over and I craft a perfectly healthy (yet still tasty) recipe for anyone willing to breeze by here (thanks for coming by the way!). Since summer is fleeting and I’m crying I thought it nice to enjoy the [...]
Edible Times - chronicling edible discoveries by the mouthfulSo it’s What I Ate Wednesday! (essentially a food blog party). And this means my guilt takes over and I craft a perfectly healthy (yet still tasty) recipe for anyone willing to breeze by here (thanks for coming by the way!). Since summer is fleeting and I’m crying I thought it nice to enjoy the [...]The post Quiche
So I have this one member of my family who sometimes just wants to eat vegetables. No, it’s not our pet bunny rabbit, and this person shall remain nameless for their own good. But in an effort to try and get this person to actually read my blog posts, I thought joining in on Meatless [...]
I got into the culinary industry for one reason, and one reason only. I love to eat. Mostly cake. Okay, I’ll eat anything I’m not allergic to, but my first job in the restaurant biz was at a bakery on purpose. Through quick glances from the service counter of SusieCakes, I observed the professional [...]
Oh, Pepperidge Farm, how you remind us of our grandfathers, our childhood and our serious lack of self control. No, I can never eat just one cookie. So when I saw a recipe for a homemade version of Milano cookes in a book residing in my sister-in-law’s kitchen, I couldn’t resist. And at this stage in the [...]
America might run on Dunkin’, but it also runs on pizza. And in the spirit of healthful eating for What I Ate Wednesday, I’d like to present a pizza that isn’t loaded with saturated fat and a thick, starchy good-for-nothing white flour crust. Pizza can have a crispy, thin whole grain crust with a little bit of [...]
Apparently, baking up a nice fruit tart is high-stakes drama. At least according to Fox’s ‘Masterchef’, a competition of home cooks out to prove themselves before over-the-top chef Gordon Ramsay (word in the industry is he’s actually a nice guy).
Irregardless, last night the show’s producers portrayed a tart as an intense, risky, highly sensitive baking [...
Warning: I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. Proceed with caution…
My college roommate ate Fluffernutters for breakfast. Remember those ridiculous sandwiches with white bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff? At first, I thought she was nuts (pun entirely intended). To quote tennis great John McEnroe, “you can’t be serious?!!”. Oh but she [...]
Holy hotness. It’s 100 degrees in New York. My stove is undergoing the longest stretch of neglect in the history of kitchen appliances. And salads have become the name of the lunch game.
Since we’re (conveniently) on the subject, pulling together and eating a nice, healthy, market fresh salad doesn’t need to be a mundane chore. [...]
Are there ever times when you are out to eat and you just want cookies for dessert? You don’t want chocolate to kill you or cheesecake to cost you another 1,000 calories – you just want a sweet little nibble. I feel that way often, especially after too many French fries. And I found out [...]
It was absolutely exhilarating. I’ve never done such a thing before, and may never get the chance to do such a thing again. A short rope in one hand with the bacon end grazing the sandy bottom of the ocean, and a net in the other. It’s by far the most interesting way dinner has [...]
I ate this lovely appetizer for the first time last night at a restaurant in our village called The Liberty. Oh yes, let freedom reign, and do so with three of my favorite ingredients. Bacon…
… blue cheese…
… and dates. Sweet, chewy satisfying dates stuffed with succulent, tangy, creamy Roquefort. Rolled in bacon (no [...]
You know I can’t post too many healthy recipes in a row. As in one is enough. So here’s a summertime dessert recipe that will dazzle even the pickiest of guests. I know this personally, because one member of my family is extremely picky, but will eat this until the cows come home. Because honestly, [...]