February 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Drew and I both love eggs. Together we go through about a dozen a week. Recently I had the baked eggs at Cafe Stella and they were so good I decided to recreate it at home. It’s such a simple dish that I’m going to be super tempted to have it every morning this week. I’m not even going to write up a real recipe because there’s no need to measure anything. Saute some greens (here I used swiss chard, but spinach would also be fine), add any other veggies you’ve got on hand (I used frozen corn), then put into oven safe dish. Spread some goat cheese on top, then crack 3 eggs on top of the cheese. Bake covered at 400 degrees until eggs are mostly set ( a little wiggle is fine, especially if you like more runny yokes). Sprinkle on some paprika and pepper. Voila! Seriously good.
February 17, 2012 § Leave a Comment
This year for Valentine’s day, Drew and I didn’t make plans, instead we opted to stay in and have a nice meal at home. Since it’s citrus season here in Southern California, I thought a blood orange panna cotta would be perfect for dessert. It’s such a simple thing to make, just requires a little planning ahead of time and you end up with a delicious, pink dessert, perfect for Valentine’s Day. I used this recipe from Bon Appetit and really liked the substitution of yogurt for milk.
February 6, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s no secret I love macarons. I love sweet and I love almonds and so I don’t think there was ever any doubt that I would love macarons. I’ve tried to make them before with some success. However, recently, I have had terrible luck. They almost always cracked. If you’ve ever tried making these cookies, you know how fickle they are. The recipes are deceptively simple and requires very few ingredients. Yet, to get those perfect little “feet” and smooth top can be a frustrating experience. So I’m happy to say that I’ve found a new favorite recipe, which, while still not perfect, seems to at least give me presentable macarons. The site also contains lots of troubleshooting techniques. My next goal will be to make different flavors such as earl grey and lavender!