Archive for May, 2009

Golden Basmati Rice

May 16th, 2009 Posted in Side Dish | no comment »

I highly recommend a rice cooker; I love mine. Plus, it makes this really easy to make. You basically throw it all in the cooker. This recipe is originally from the Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites.

Golden Basmati Rice

Golden Basmati Rice.

Golden Basmati Rice
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Homemade Naan

May 14th, 2009 Posted in Bread | 6 comments »

I love naan, but I never thought I’d be able to make it at home. Naan is traditionally made in a clay oven called a tandor, which would never fit in my condo’s kitchen. Plus, it would be a rather expensive investment.

Then I saw this recipe by Chef Henry. Instead of a tandor oven, it uses a pizza stone, and a pizza stone fits much better with both my kitchen and my wallet. Plus, this recipe is really tasty too.

Naan

Naan fresh off the pizza stone

Homemade Naan
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Pie Mania: Blackberry Rhubarb and Raspberry Rhubarb Pies

May 4th, 2009 Posted in Dessert | no comment »

I went a little nuts making pies. I blame two things: 1) my love of it and 2) Twin Peaks. Jason and I had a little bit of a marathon, which included a lot of baking.

Twin Peaks loves pie

Twin Peaks and David Lynch loves pie

For the pie crust, I used my grandma’s flour crust recipe. Which is great as it makes 4 to 5 pie crusts and is easy to refrigerate or freeze if you need to use the rest another day. And if you have some extra, as I did, you can make flaky cookies.
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