Tag Archive | Cooking

Cooking Sous Vide, A How To Guide

Sous-vide (soo-vide) (French for “under vacuum”) is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch then placed in a temperature-controlled water bath (an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking). The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without […]

Outraged

outrage noun 1 widespread public outrage: indignation, fury, anger, rage, disapproval, wrath, resentment. 2 it is an outrage: scandal, offense, insult, injustice, disgrace. 3 the bomb outrage: atrocity, act of violence/wickedness, crime, wrong, barbarism, inhumane act. verb his remarks outraged his parishioners: enrage, infuriate, incense, anger, scandalize, offend, give offense to, affront, shock, horrify, disgust, […]

South Beach Food and Wine Festival

My husband and I had the great privilege recently of staying with some amazing friends for a few days while we all attended the South Beach (Sobe) Food and Wine Festival in Miami, Florida. Our adventure started with a red-eye flight from Seattle, WA to Miami, FL. After landing in Miami at 8 am, we […]

Dinner with a Master Bladesmith

A few months ago I stumbled upon a short video series entitled Raw Craft on You Tube sponsored by The Balvenie (a distillery located in Ireland producing a unique range of single malt whiskies). The series is hosted by Anthony Bourdain (the American chef, author and TV personality). To quote the Raw Craft web site, […]

Signs of the Times, Food Labels to Know

I know it has been a while since I have last posted, but I’ve got a good excuse. I’ve been in school. I have been in a year-long certificate course from the University of Washington in Food, Health and Wellness. I started last fall, taking Nutrition. I just finished Molecular Gastronomy and I am about […]

Book Report: Eating on the Wild Side

On a recent road trip to Ashland, OR my husband Michael and I were having dinner with friends.  We are a healthy (mind & body) bunch of folks, so many of our conversations were about food and diet.  Our friend Kyle mentioned that he was reading a book about the nutritional content of today’s fruits […]

Squash Blossoms

Zucchini flower, squash blossom, or courgette flower are the flowers of the zucchini plant.  I first had them at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Las Vegas some years ago.  The second time I had them was in Rome.  The most common and favorite Italian way of preparing them is to stuff them with ricotta or […]