Le Creuset

16 Dec 18
nancyrommelmann

Title does not have anything to do with a store called we passed yesterday in the Washington somethingorother mall called LOVESAC. Two bags was this morning’s idea for tunneling out. Making coffee I decided to purloin the giant Hefty bags, the black ones that have been under the kitchen sink for five years, take the […]

16 Dec 18
Opie in the Kitchen

Growing up my mom would make beef stroganoff frequently. Of course her version can out of a packet we got at the grocery store. I’ve based this recipe on several different ones, none of which use a packet. There are two ways of making this. I love using my Anova Sous Vide , so the […]

15 Dec 18
Cooking with Candi

I suppose it’s that time of the year again when we crave warm cozy meals. this is perfect for sunday dinner (or any night ) will feed about 8 people nicely. freezes perfectly. and served with a beautiful salad and some bread it’s an awesome meal. i make so many soups, and will be following up throughout […]

15 Dec 18
Wellness Meets Glam

I was inspired by Gordon Ramsay mince pies recipe, here  For the pastry:  250g plain flour (I used Caputo flour) 25g icing sugar  125g chilled unsalted butter  zest of 1 orange  1medium egg 1-3tsp ice-cold water Filling:400g jar mincemeat (or home-made) Method: 1. Combine the flour, icing sugar, butter and orange zest until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  […]

15 Dec 18
My Money Blog

I’m reading through all these gift guides and so much of it seems just trendy and disposable. Do any of the authors actually own all the stuff they list? How many of these gifts will end up forgotten by this time next year? I decided to create an alternative “Permanent” Gift Guide, consisting of things […]

15 Dec 18
Kitchen Formula

Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt, divided 6 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes (preferably the fire-roasted variety), drained 2 cups short-grain brown rice* 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or […]

14 Dec 18
Le petit renard

Sourdough bread is probably one of my favorites so far. Back to my study at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, there we only use the fresh yeast for baking and the fresh yeast is something that we can’t buy in the shop in Paris, to get it we need to know someone who works for […]

14 Dec 18
moodylittlekitchen

Let’s see…how many dishes can I make that are taco inspired? I say unlimited! Tacos and anything flavoured using cumin, oregano, chilli powder is always gonna get a thumbs up in my house so I leverage those thumbs up on a regular basis. Now that winter is here, I like to have a few comforting […]

13 Dec 18
Boston Herald
The holidays are upon us. Have you started your shopping yet? Here is our ultimate gift guide for all the foodies in your life. #gallery-1438472-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1438472-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1438472-4 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1438472-4 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ DECEMBER 12, 2018: Louis Sel sea salt. Photo by J.Q. Louise DECEMBER 12, 2018: Hilliard’s Chocolates Hannukah bark. Photo by J.Q. Louise DECEMBER 12, 2018: Nespresso’s CitiZ and Aeroccino 4 and cups from Jono Pandolfi. Photo by J.Q. Louise For the hostess: Louis Sel French salts This time of year our schedules are packed with cocktail parties, get-togethers and yankee swaps. Looking for a go-to hostess gift? Louis Sel French salts (from $12.99) has you covered. Sourced from Brittany in northern France, these hand-harvested salts are a unique addition to many dishes. For the coffee lover: CitiZ, Aeroccino 4 & cups from Jono Pandolfi If the foodies in your life are also coffee aficionados, here are a few options they will love. First up is the CitiZ ($161.85) from Nespresso, a compact, economical espresso machine choice; a stylish gift for anyone serious about their caffeine. Next, the perfect accompaniment to the sleek CitiZ is the all-new Aeroccino 4 ($119). The brand-new milk frother quickly makes creamy foam for your hot and cold drinks. And finally, the only thing missing is some handmade cups and saucers. Pick up a few made-in-USA espresso and coffee cups from Jono Pandolfi (from $32), the dinnerware maker of choice of fine dining locales such as Menton. For the bartender: Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao For your mixology-inclined friends, pick up a bottle of Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao (around $30). The holidays are a fun time to experiment with festive big batch cocktails. And any good holiday punch needs a quality triple sec like Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao. Crafted in consultation with cocktail historian David Wondrich and based on a 19th century recipe, the traditional flavors come through. For the wine lover: Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Rose Give the wine lovers in your life something different this year. Have them try the brand-new Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Rose (around $10). Every year after the Beaujolais region of France finishes the grape harvest, they release a “Nouveau,” or “new” wine, made within two months of the crush. For the baker: Fine flavors from Nielsen Massey Give the gift of flavor to your friends who love to bake. Choose the festive peppermint extract, which is perfect for all the peppermint flavored treats that we crave this time of year. Priced $10 and up. For colleagues with a sweet tooth: Hilliard’s Chocolates Need a no-brainer gift for some colleagues at work? Why not a box of locally based Hilliard’s Chocolates. Headquartered in North Easton, the brand has been a Massachusetts institution for generations. They have some amazing festive options, including Hanukkah bark and peppermint bark. Prices vary by product. For gluten-free stocking stuffers: Girl Scout gluten-free cookies For the gluten-free foodie, give a tasty gift that will also evoke some childhood memories. The Girls Scouts just came out with a gluten-free cookie called Caramel Chocolate Chip, which are just as tasty as all the other non gluten-free varieties. Support your local troop and pick up a bag or two this month.  Priced $3-$5. For the cook: Le Creuset Dutch Oven The ultimate foodie gift is a Le Creuset Dutch Oven. The classic is the 5 1/2 qt. round version ($340). A great investment for any serious cook, treat your loved ones to a future family heirloom. For the person with everything: the Champagne Bag The perfect splurge is the aptly named Champagne Bag ( $1,795) from Brandon Maxwell. This luxury gift is sure to delight the foodie who already has everything else!
13 Dec 18
playgneiss.

More design love that won’t fix climate change. Find beauty where you can. Take a little break from reality occasionally just to acknowledge something pleasing and not worry about everything else for two minutes (at least). Like a nice chair. Out of the corner of my eye at Cost Plus I saw a wood chair […]

12 Dec 18
heat'n'eat

Es war noch mehr als die Hälfte des Knödelteigs vom letzten Sonntag übrig. Ich wollte ihn irgendwie verarbeiten und dachte ich könnte ihn statt gekochten Kartoffeln als Basis für eine Art Hachis Parmentier (Kartoffel-Hack-Käse Auflauf) einsetzen. Ich nahm meine schöne ovale  Le Creuset Form und legte den Knödelteig in die geölte Form und breitete ihn […]

12 Dec 18
The Food Explorer

This is a Persian recipe called Khoresh Fesenjan. Admittedly, it  is not the prettiest sight, but it is low effort, healthy and very tasty. I discovered this recipe about 2 years ago, as I was changing jobs. As part of my goodbye, my colleagues bought me all sorts of food stuff (knowing the foodie I am). […]