Archive for March, 2007

falafel

falafel

It looks like we’re just in time for this month’s Monthly Mingle. Without even checking my reader about this month’s theme, I decided to whip up this yummy Middle-Eastern dish. Falafel are nothing more than chickpea fritters seasoned with aromatics and spices, formed into balls, and fried until golden brown and delicious. While [Continue]

chocovision (playing with chocolate 2)

chocovision (playing with chocolate 2)

another try at making candies, this time I’m armed with a secret weapon! The eater got me a very cool gift for Christmas that I really haven’t used all that much: The Chocovision Revolation 1. For those of you that aren’t super-foodies, the Revolation is a chocolate tempering machine. It is the little brother of [Continue]

palm sugar caramels

palm sugar caramels

This past weekend I decided to make some caramels. Candy making is not my forte but it is something that is really interesting to me. There’s something about the process of making candy that is, to me, unlike anything else that is done in the kitchen. There aren’t any real fancy candy making techniques here [Continue]

wheat berries

wheat berries

I am not aware of having ever previously eaten a wheat berry before this last week, despite a past that includes 10 years of vegetarian eating and an interest in healthy grains. The April issue of EatingWellĀ® Magazine had a very nice piece about wheat berries with a number of recipes. Since the foodie and [Continue]

the fruits of my macaronage

the fruits of my macaronage

I admit, macaron madness has fully infected the foodgeek household. I must have made at least 7 batches of macarons trying to get a recipe to come out. I’d have entire pans of cracked cookies, pans that only half of them cracked, and others that were perfect. What did I learn from all of this? [Continue]

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