Thursday, May 27, 2010

Greek Lamb Kabobs

During my high school senior year in Massachusetts, my friendship with a Greek family magically transported me to a new and exotic land - Greece. Later on, my studies of ... 

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kitchen Trick – How to Julienne Veggies

Hand Method: If julienning a long vegetable such as a carrot or a zucchini, begin by cutting off and discarding tips. Cut the veggie into thirds or fourths. Each piece should ... 

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jiffy Soup for May and June Weather in LA

Before moving to LA I thought I was coming to the tropics. I arrived in the month of May and asked, "Where is all the sunshine?" Somebody answered, "Here in ... 

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Kitchen Trick – Oops, I forgot to bring the butter to room temperature!

If you don't have a microwave to soften the butter, just cut it into 1/2-inch thick squares and, using a fork, cream the butter with the sugar. The friction of breaking ... 

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pate Brisee

This is a basic Pate Brisee recipe that I created for savory pies, tarts and quiches. It will make top and bottom pastries for a double-crusted pie. Alternatively, you can ... 

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