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Video: Morning coffee via #hyperlapse

September 1st, 2014 Comments off

Video: Morning coffee via #hyperlapse

Morning coffee via the Hyperlapse app from Instagram

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Video Rewind for August 2014 – Watch what you missed!

September 1st, 2014 Comments off

Video Rewind is a monthly review and playlist of all my videos for the previous month. Select a specific video from the Playlist in the upper left hand corner or press the Play button to watch them all.

Video Rewind for August 2013 - Watch what you missed!

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Noted: 100 Proof Black Dirt Apple Jack via Cool Hunting

August 31st, 2014 Comments off

100 Proof Black Dirt Apple Jack via Cool Hunting

100 Proof Black Dirt Apple Jack via Cool Hunting

Anyone who’s been to Normandy, France or has a solid interest in spirits knows the wonders of Calvados, the high-proof apple brandy that really packs a punch. However, apple brandy happens to be an American tradition, as well. It’s known as Apple Jack and, while the ABV is still high, the finish is definitely sweeter. Black Dirt Distilling—named for the Black Dirt region where the distillery is located, which was a hot bed of Apple Jack production prior to Prohibition—produces a small-batch Apple Jack. It’s handcrafted on location in upstate NY and made with the state’s apples. Though potent and powerful with the first sip, when that initial strong brandy impact recedes, the tongue is left with the richest fresh apple taste—and it lasts long into the next sip and beyond.

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Noted: 10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography vis Digital Photography School

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography vis Digital Photography School

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography vis Digital Photography School

A Post By: Christina Peters

Have you ever tried shooting food? If you have, then you know how hard this can be. There are so many things you have to think about while making sure your food looks as fresh as it can be at the same time. Here is a beginner’s guide to help you get the food shots you’ve always wanted.

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Noted: Celebrate Your Friday with a Simple Feast – A New Cookbook via The Kitchn

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

Celebrate Your Friday with a Simple Feast – A New Cookbook via The Kitchn

Celebrate Your Friday with a Simple Feast - A New Cookbook via The Kitchn

The angle: For every occasion, there is a feast — from an afternoon scrounging for treasures at a flea market to the first snow day

Recipes for right now: Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies, Turkish-Style Eggs with Yogurt, Mini Strawberry Cakes, Grilled Fennel & Watermelon Salad, BBQ Ribs with Coffee Mole Sauce, Cantaloupe Campari Granita

Who would enjoy this book? Cooks who love to throw gatherings big and small.

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Noted: It’s like pecan pie, but in cookie form… via LA Times

August 24th, 2014 Comments off

It’s like pecan pie, but in cookie form… via LA Times

It's like pecan pie, but in cookie form… via LA Times

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Linda e-mailed me yesterday evening looking for a recipe from our archives:

“I was looking … for a cookie recipe from Harris Ranch Restaurant, but did not locate it. Could you help me find the recipe for Pecan Thumb Print Cookies? Thank you, Linda”

We tracked down the recipe, which originally ran as a Culinary SOS on Jan. 11, 2006.

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Noted: Ginger Mint Limeade via The Best Remedy

August 24th, 2014 Comments off

Ginger Mint Limeade via The Best Remedy

Ginger Mint Limeade via The Best Remedy

One of the things that has dramatically changed since I became a mom is the lack of booze in my life. Not that I was drinking all the time before, but I certainly enjoyed a good drink after a long day. Or a lazy day. Ahh, one day, but for now I have to live without it because lack of sleep and general exhaustion has me loopy enough. But a girl needs a little excitement, so lately I’ve been treating myself to one of these lovely bevies at lunchtime. It’s just the right amount of zesty refreshment to perk up my afternoon. Plus, I have an hunch that a little bit of gin in this would make one heck of a summer cocktail.

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Photo: Limoncello Production for 2014

August 24th, 2014 Comments off

Here is the 2014 batch bottled and ready for a little imbibing. It will continue to get better as it sits in the bottle, so no need to drink it all up quickly. (SMILE) Place a bottle, and glass, if possible, in the freezer and serve it ice cold after a good meal. Limoncello is meant to be sipped slowly, with friends, as the closer to any great evening.

Photo: Limoncello Production for 2014

Click here for more posts about my Limoncello making

The recipe I used comes from Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar and is also found in their new cookbook, Extra Virgin.

Here is a direct link from their web site, where I first found it.

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Video: Quick Rice Pilaf – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 20/30

August 19th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

 

Another video recipe for this year’s Dog Days of Podcasting – a Quick Rice Pilaf

Quick Rice Pilaf

I used orzo in this recipe, but small pieces of angel hair pasta, or vermicelli are traditional in rice pilaf, too.

2 Tbsp unsalted butter
¼ cup (1-inch pieces) angel hair pasta, vermicelli or orzo
½ yellow onion, finely diced or chopped
1 cup long grain white rice
Coarse salt
Pepper
1 ½ cups chicken stock, vegetable stock (or water)

Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat.
Add pasta, and stir to coat with butter
Cook (uncovered), stirring until golden , about 2 minutes
Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 4 minutes
Add rice, stirring to coat evenly with butter
Add 1 tsp salt, pinch pepper (or to taste)

Pour in stock or water and bring to boil
Cover, and reduce heat to medium low.
Simmer until rice has absorbed all the liquid, about 15 minutes
Remove from heat, let sit 5 minutes, fluff with fork and serve

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Noted: 5 Unexpected Ways to Make Your Polenta Better via Food 52

August 17th, 2014 Comments off

5 Unexpected Ways to Make Your Polenta Better via Food 52

5 Unexpected Ways to Make Your Polenta Better via Food 52

Polenta, sometimes referred to as “Italian grits,” most often serves as a trusty sidekick to spotlight-stealing protein, or sits smothered under tomato sauce and cheese. Make no mistake — it’s delicious in both contexts, but this classic cornmeal dish is far more versatile than tradition suggests. Here are our five favorite ways to give polenta a long-overdue chance to shine. 

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