“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
This was a fun challenge. “Stuff it” proved to be a very interesting theme. It even became a recurring pun in some of the narratives and we got a good laugh here and there. But, most importantly, the Creative Cooking Crew kicked you-know-what! Continue Reading
Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. FOODalogue made dessert. But, fear not, it’s not precise and I didn’t sift or bake. It’s a frozen treat.
And it’s my contribution to this month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge: “stuff it!”
Once again this was the first thing that popped in my head when the challenge theme was revealed — and when that happens, there’s just no thinking of an alternative. Continue Reading
Color has always been an important ingredient in the FOODalogue kitchen … lots of red, green, orange and purple on the plate because, you know, eating healthy is a colorful thing.
But, this month’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew was to “create a complete and cohesive dish with only one color”. I chose white because I wanted the multiple challenge of preparation, presentation, photography (<it wasn’t easy) and also to prove that all white food is not bad for you. Think fish, mushrooms, cannellini beans, white asparagus, cauliflower, and wine! Continue Reading