28, Sep 2007
Chocolate Crackle Cookies

This recipe isn’t mine; I got it from a friend’s mother. tasty. Ingredients 8 oz bittersweet chocolate 1 + 1/4 c flour 1/2 c dutch cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 stick butter at room temp 1 + 1/3 c packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs…

28, Sep 2007
Roasted Chicken Breast and Vegetables

Following in my usual habit of making simple chicken for both meals and leftovers, I decided to try roasting chicken breasts in a pan directly on top of vegetables instead of using a roasting rack. This makes a simple one-pan dish, and a lot of flavor soaked into the veggies.…

25, Sep 2007

E took me to Marazul for my birthday last night. It’s a sort of asian-latino fusion, which can be a great combination. The menu is big on small plates and combos of trying different things. we opted for several small plates and one entree. The small plates were all good,…

25, Sep 2007
Pegasus Pizza

Recovering from a dinner party extravaganza and a day of pajamas and football, E and I decided to get pizza at west seattle’s much-praised Pegasus Pizza. If I hadn’t known it was well-regarded, I would have been worried when we walked in, since the place exuded every cliche of the…

21, Sep 2007
Corn-Sweet Potato Soup

I wanted to make a simple soup using corn for the main flavor and sweet potatoes for support and consistency. I like blended soups, so I took the usual approach of sauteeing, then simmering for a while, then blending everything. A little curry paste to add some interest and heat.…

10, Sep 2007
Fried Stuff: Chicken Wings, Tofu, Cheese

I’ve pretty much got the fried chicken wings down by now (I use the little wing drumettes, coat them in a mix of corn starch and spices, heat the oil to 6 on my stove, and fry for 12 minutes), but I wanted to experiment with more flavor. In the…

10, Sep 2007
Sweet Potato Kroot with Peach

Kroot experiments continue. This one uses sweet potatoes for the bulk of the filling, with some mushrooms for a little extra interest. For a little interesting contrast, I added a bit of fresh peach and some mango chutney. As usual, the kroot concept makes for a nice-looking plate.

4, Sep 2007
Sweet Potato Soup with Fried Skins

I’ve been wanting to cook more with sweet potatoes (good tasting and good for you!), and with today containing a definite hint of fall on its way, I thought I’d try some soup. I just followed one of the basic soup procedures: cook some vegetables in some broth, blend, add…