The first challenge of the New Year for our virtual cooking group was dumplings — those doughy filled purses that are found in most cultures. Our Creative Cooking Crew did an outstanding job. Come see … Continue Reading
My first thought when I hear the word “dumplings” is dim sum. Delicious little and filled pockets of dough that are either steamed or pan fried. I guess it depends on where you come from and what your cultural heritage is as to what dumplings mean to you. Not that I’m Asian, but that’s where my mind went. Perhaps because, interestingly, while most cultures have dumplings, they’re called by different names like pierogi or tortellini, etc.
The Creative Cooking Crew is kicking the new year off with a dumpling challenge. Continue Reading
“Cooking with spirits” is this month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge. No, we’re not cooking with Halloween ghosts or los diablos del Dia de los Muertos. It’s booze, folks, and a good time to look through my liquor cabinet and see what’s there. I hardly go into it these days as most visitors drink wine or beer.
A melange of cultures and ingredients went into these jars – and it worked so beautifully I served it twice! Continue Reading
Cauliflower, like brussels sprouts, had a bad reputation for a long time … that is, until the “foodie revolution” slapped cooks upside their collective heads and made them stop boiling, over-cooking, or under-seasoning vegetables.
This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is to present 1 vegetable (or fruit) 3 different ways. Continue Reading