Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cover-to-Cover: Holiday Cookies: "Thai Peanut Butter Cookies"

I signed up for the Bitten Word's Cover-to-Cover: Holiday Cookies Project and got assigned the   Vegetarian Times "Thai Peanut Butter Cookies".   A quick peak in my cupboard, confirmed that  I had all the needed ingredients on hand when the assignment came in.   Since Tim was off in India again, I jumped right in and made a batch . 
Results:  The cookie reminded me of Willy Wonka’s famous "3 course meal" in  a stick of gum with each flavor being unique and  having a time release on the tongue.  The cookie starts on the palate as a  classic peanut butter cookie, followed by a creamy coconut note, and ends with the surprising bite of heat from the curry.  This is great refrigerator roll cookie that will stand out from the crowd - a real keeper but use the kitchen aid instead of recommended mixer.  These cookies are  much too dense for an  electric mixer  and not really a Christmas cookie, but I will make again.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cardone Lasagne

I have seen Cardone at Somerset farms every year at this time.  The other day I noticed a lovely older woman buying a few stalks.  So, I had to ask, how do you cook it   ..   She said just like a veal parmagiano and said it tasted a lot like artichoke.  Hmm.  .

Arugula, Apple and Parsnip Buttermilk Salad

Salad was terrific.  Wish I took a photo.