June 16, 2016
Makes 2 servings 4 slices of your bread of choice 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup sour cherries Sea salt, to taste 1. Toast bread, slather with crunchy peanut butter, stud with sour cherries, and sprinkle with sea salt. Per Serving (with wheat bread) : 458 calories; 16 grams protein; 61 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams sugar; 18 grams fat; no cholesterol; 433 milligrams sodium; 6 grams dietary fiber.
June 16, 2016
Makes 4 servings For the tenderloin: 1/3 cup soy sauce (or lower-sodium soy sauce) 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon dry mustard 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 whole pork tenderloins (1 to 2 pounds total) For watermelon salad: 4 cups watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoons red wine vinegar 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves Sea salt 1. To prepare the tenderloins, place all the marinade ingredients in a bowl, and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
June 9, 2016
Serves 6 to 7 as a vegan center-of-the plate dish 2 pounds beets 21/4 teaspoons sea salt, plus more to taste 9 ounces (11/4 cups) Beluga lentils 4 ounces carrots, finely diced 3 cloves garlic 1 dried chili de árbol 6 to 8 ounces tender beet greens or rainbow chard 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large red onion (8-9 ounces), quartered and thinly sliced 11/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 recipe Agave Lemon Vinaigrette (see note)
April 18, 2016 |
MODENA, Italy - As we ascended the winding stairs into the garret of Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, a familiar musky grape aroma wafted over us, one that had we had previously associated with ancient wine cellars carved out of chalky loam. However, it was not wine we were going to taste, but another product of grapes, authentic Balsamico di Modena, the globally renowned vinegar that, in some cases, is so precious it is served via eyedropper. Modena is a city of contrasts. Two prominent buildings pierce the azure Italian sky; the 12th-century white-marble-clad cathedral and the racy, yellow curved roof of the Enzo Ferrari museum.
March 4, 2016
Makes a generous 2 cups 1/2 teaspoon nigella seed (also called kalonji or black onion seed) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 2 crisp green apples, such as Granny Smith Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Generous pinch sugar, or as needed Pinch sea salt, or as needed 11/4 cups plain, low-fat Greek-style yogurt 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint 1. Lightly toast the nigella, cumin, and fennel...
February 19, 2016
Makes 18 servings 1 pound of unsalted butter, softened 11/2 cups of sifted 10X or confectioner's sugar (Sifting is a must, due to massive lumpage) 4 cups of flour 21/2 teaspoons of sea salt 1. Beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Then, I prefer to mix in the flour and salt by hand. This will avoid over mixing, potentially creating a tough cookie. (We may desire that quality in a person, but not in our shortbread.) 2. Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper, the baker's best friend, leaving an overhang to facilitate removing the baked product.
October 30, 2015 |
A better butter Just as Italians debate the subtleties of their finest olive oils, the French obsess over butters. One of my longtime favorites, Echiré, has been the butter gold standard at Bibou, and the equally wonderful Pamplie (with sea salt) lathers the baguettes at sister restaurant Le Chéri. But a new contender has arrived at Di Bruno Bros. in a big wicker basket from one of France's rock-star cheese mongers, Rodolphe Le Meunier. This "beurre de baratte" - churned in the old-school way as opposed to modern centrifuge methods - isn't le bonmarché at $12.99 a pound.
October 2, 2015 |
Over the Top, an occasional series in the Philadelphia Daily News, features local dishes that are so ridiculously delicious, so awesomely sinful, so, well, over-the-top, that they're worth obsessing over. Last weekend left many Philadelphians feeling quite virtuous. Time to fix all that, with a Salty Pimp ice-cream cone from South Street's Big Gay Ice Cream . Ever since the NYC-based biz opened its Philly store in late April, fans have been streaming in for cake cones drizzled with own-make dulce de leche, filled with 4.8 ounces of organic-cream vanilla soft serve that's injected with more dulce, sprinkled with sea salt, and dipped into an all-natural chocolate shell whose recipe includes a dash of deliciously burnt-tasting cayenne.
July 24, 2015 |
Hug a lemon Many recipes call for half a lemon, or, say, half an onion. What happens to the other half? That's between you and the unseemly, plastic-wrap-strewn back of your refrigerator. A better solution is now available: silicone Food Huggers, available in a range of sizes to put the wraps on a variety of produce. - S.M. Food Huggers, $9.99 for a four-pack at Foodhuggers.com . A creamy butter sans dairy and nuts A new peanut-butter alternative is on the market, and it's made in Lancaster.
July 17, 2015 |
Inside the sweltering heat of a greenhouse near the Jersey Shore, where the afternoon summer temperatures can hit 160 degrees, a bit of the Atlantic Ocean is rapidly transforming before our eyes into one of civilization's oldest treasures. "I'm literally swimming in salt," says Derrek Thomas, 43, leading us between the 2,000-gallon retention pools that line the new salt house he and his partner, chef Lucas Manteca, 38, built on Thomas' Windy Acres farm in Ocean View. "I can't get water fast enough.