November 28, 2013 |
The good news: Bianca Perez announced that she made the chicken and spinach quesadillas she learned in class for her family last week! The bad news: A plastic bag left in our school kitchen with half a bag of chips, half a bag of pretzels, and a package of snowball cupcakes was described as a "breakfast/lunch combo," as in, half eaten for breakfast, the rest for lunch, as a veteran teacher told me. And right there, in those two moments, was...
April 12, 2013 |
Maliyah Gregg's eyes lit up when she spied a package of bacon on the counter for cooking class in the convent kitchen at St. Martin De Porres in North Philadelphia. And then she saw the spinach. "Can I eat just the bacon? Please? Just the bacon and a boiled egg. It will be like breakfast. Please?" After four weeks of cooking lessons, I had gotten the message loud and clear from Maliyah and the other 5th and 6th grade girls: We want meat! While many people are eating less meat and trying to center meals around other proteins for health and environmental reasons, these girls are not quite buying in. I heard the same chorus from my own two boys when I tried meatless family dinners when they were growing up. For them, it just didn't feel like dinner without meat.
December 20, 2012
Makes 10 servings ½ pound unsalted butter 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1 leek, white part only, sliced and washed 1 small head of fennel, sliced thin Salt and white pepper, to taste 1 cup water 3 pounds washed baby spinach (or 3 bunches of green Swiss chard, stemmed, chopped, and washed thoroughly) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1. For the soubise onion puree: Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed sauce pot on low heat. Add the onion, leek, and fennel.
December 20, 2012
Makes 21/2 cups (4 to 6 servings) 12 cups packed fresh baby spinach 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 21/2 tablespoons minced shallot 11/2 tablespoons Dijon- style mustard 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese 1/2 teaspoon Wondra flour 1/10 teaspoon xanthan gum 1/3 cup cold whole milk 10 tablespoons finely grated Comte cheese 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1/2 medium lemon)...
May 17, 2012 |
Craig: I had a number of great bites this week — including the season's first al fresco tacos al pastor from Los Taquitos de Puebla, which can only mean one thing: the return of the Head House Farmer's Market … what a joy! Here ares some other great flavors that make up this week's Crumb Tracker Quiz. (1) spinach gnocchi with ricotta salata; (2) peanut butter ice cream double-chocolate chip cookie sandwich (3) artisanal ham plate (with Finchville Farms sugar-cured country ham from Kentucky, with drop biscuits, honey butter and green tomato marmalade (people, this is a "wow" ham if there ever was one)
May 3, 2012
16 ounces fresh baby spinach or 1 (12-ounce) bag thawed frozen leaf spinach 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 onion, preferably Vidalia, finely chopped 6 ounces mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, chanterelle, morel, shitakes, white button) thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano chees (?
June 30, 2011 |
Horseradish gives special texture and tang to many dishes. To salute this ancient root, I've created a simple glazed tuna steak with horseradish. Sauteed new potatoes with spinach complete the meal. Hot Glazed Tuna Steak Makes 2 servings 21/2 tablespoons orange marmalade 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons olive oil 3/4 pound fresh tuna steak Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Mix marmalade, horseradish and mustard together.
March 21, 2011 |
TOKYO - At a bustling Tokyo supermarket Sunday, wary shoppers avoided one particular bin of spinach. The produce came from Ibaraki prefecture in the northeast, where radiation was found in spinach grown up to 75 miles from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Another bin of spinach - labeled as being from Chiba prefecture, west of Tokyo - was sold out. "It's a little hard to say this, but I won't buy vegetables from Fukushima and that area," said shopper Yukihiro Sato, 75. From corner stores to Tokyo's vast Tsukiji fish market, Japanese shoppers picked groceries with care Sunday after the discovery of contamination in spinach and milk fanned fears about the safety of this crowded country's food supply.
March 20, 2011 |
FUKUSHIMA, Japan - In the first sign that contamination from Japan's stricken nuclear complex had seeped into the food chain, officials said Saturday that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the tsunami-crippled facility exceeded government safety limits. Minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine also were found in tap water Friday in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan - although experts said none of those tests showed any health risks. The Health Ministry also said that radioactive iodine slightly above government safety limits was found in drinking water at one point Thursday in a sampling from Fukushima prefecture, the site of the nuclear plant, but later tests showed the level had fallen again.
June 26, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. - A recall of bagged spinach prompted by tests in North Carolina has expanded to additional states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and product brand names. Lancaster Foods of Jessup, Md., announced on Friday the voluntary recall includes spinach sold under the names Krisp-Pak, Lancaster Fresh, Giant, and America's Choice. The produce is sold in 8-, 10- and 12-ounce packages with "best enjoyed by" dates of June 19 through 27. The recall also includes spinach sold in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.