There’s something about a toffee. I think it’s the dame of the candy world. Sexy, snappy and buttery with a nice, little bite. I could see a gorgeous gal named Toffee rushing into a third rate detective’s office in a 1950’s B movie, breathless and scared saying, “You gotta help me.” He melts at the sight of her and does her bidding.
When you make Salted Chocolate Cappuccino Buttercrunch Toffee you will not need help eating it. People will offer and if you’re nice you may give them a little. I hide mine.
I’m a chunky soup girl so this healthy, easy-to-make, inexpensive, delicious, vegan soup made with dal—a puree of split yellow peas as the base, but loaded with chunks of vegetables is the perfect winter warmer.
Flaxseeds are a superfood dating back to Babylonian times. According to WedMD: “Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries.” And to think I just liked the way these crackers looked and crunched!
Is it even possible for me to pick my top ten favorite restaurants of 2014? After all, there are so many good ones. Plus, there are so many good ones that I still haven’t been to. I clearly need two stomachs or a clone.
I cooked a lot. I ate a lot! I ate out a lot. This is the first year I kept a complete list. This is my top ten of the over 220 restaurants, bakeries, cafes, food stalls, food trucks, holes in the wall, etc. I ate in, in 2014. I ate at a few of them more than once. Oddly, I don’t think I ate at any food trucks. I’m not a fan of standing in line to get food or eat food.
Back in the seventies, pumpkin bread made me feel like my family was breaking the rules. Pumpkin in a bread, not a pie? What?!!! Made with whole wheat flour?!?!?!? What the hell was whole wheat flour? We must have been some kind of hippies…
No tomato left behind. That’s my gardening motto. Every year I “farm” in my Brooklyn backyard. The crop that likes me best is tomatoes. In the spring, I’m innocent, I pour over the Silver Heights farm catalog of hundreds of organic veggies which is pretty much like reading food erotica.
To answer the age old dilemma of I NEED A KITCHEN!!! Here’s a list of kitchens you can rent in New York City to create a product, cook for catering or events, hold classes, shoot photos or video and even hold small events.
I was inspired to make this crêpe terrine cake after eating the raspberry crêpe cake at Chikalicious Dessert Cafe in New York. The crêpes in both their version and the Lady M cake version seem impossibly thin to make. I’m not good at anal retentive, methodical repetitive cooking. I rocked thinking outside the box or rather inside the box aka terrine as I did with this cake.