May 2007

Homemade Ricotta

May 31, 2007

It’s like magic watching these basic ingredients turn into something so fresh-tasting, creamy and delicious. We would have never thought cheese making could be so easy. Makes about 1 1/2 cups 1 qt. whole milk (pasteurized, not ultra-pasteurized) 1 c. heavy cream 1 tsp. coarse salt 2 Tbls. white vinegar Line a strainer with a […]

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Who knew that three basic ingredients could become breakfast, lunch, and dinner?


Overnight Oatmeal

May 29, 2007

(adapted from Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Everyday by Roy Finamore) A cereal grass, oats were first brought to the US around 1600, when they were planted on the Elizabeth Islands (off the coast of Massachusetts) by sea captain, Bartholomew Gosnold. This whole grain (highly nutritious in all its forms) can be put […]

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Brain Food

May 29, 2007

Your brain (and central nervous system) run on glucose- the fuel you need you need to think


What is it about grilling and barbecueing that brings out an entirely different personality?

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(adapted from The Thrill of the Grill by Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby) 2 full racks of pork spareribs (13 ribs each) For BBQ Rub: 2 T. salt 4 T. sugar 2 T. ground cumin Several twists of freshly-ground black pepper 2 T. chili powder or 1 teaspoon cayenne 4 T. sweet paprika For Basting […]


This is a delicious ice cream that gets its unique texture from the caramelized mango. About 1 quart Ice Cream 2 ripe mangoes, chopped zest and juice of a lime 1/2 c. sugar 1 Tbls. molasses 1/4 tsp. salt 2 c. heavy cream Caramelized Mango 1/3 c. sugar 1 mango, peeled and diced into large […]



May 18, 2007

The Alphonso, widely-considered �the holy grail of mangoes�

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Starting May 2007, this month’s Cook the Book Club pick is Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Everyday by notable food editor Roy Finamore. Among the authors that he has published are: Martha Stewart, Ina Garten, Tom Colicchio, Diana Kennedy, Anne Willan and Lee Bailey. At the recent James Beard Awards (a.k.a.: “the Oscars […]


Spring Cleaning

May 1, 2007

Here’s a list of nine to help you keep things clean

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