April 2011

Carrot cake: two recipes.

April 28, 2011
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I juice carrots almost every morning for breakfast and dinner along with other delicious fruits and vegetables. I think its a crime to throw away the fiber that results from using the juicer so I always store in the fridge the pineapple, carrot and apple fiber for baking. I juice them in batches and collect […]

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The Daring Bakers’ April, 2011 Challenge: EDIBLE CONTAINERS.

April 27, 2011

The April 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Evelyne of the blog Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne chose to challenge everyone to make a maple mousse in an edible container. Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 27th to May 27th at http://thedaringkitchen.com! This month’s Daring Bakers’ […]

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Matcha sablés.

April 26, 2011

Sablés are french shortbread cookies. The word “sable” in French means sand, which refers to the delicate crumbly texture of these cookies. Growing up with Japanese parents, green tea was [is] always around at home. Mom likes genmaicha which is green tea with toasted brown rice. It has a nice flavor that always reminds me […]

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Delicious Links!

April 25, 2011

Welcome to the second edition of Delicious Links™! Your newest reason to love Mondays even more than we already do 😉 I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. I was away with my family on Holy Week vacations and being disconnected for almost 4 days was just what I needed. I don’t spend much time […]

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Yuca fries.

April 20, 2011

On Monday while playing #WeekendEats people were curious about my yuca [yucca-cassava-mandioca] fries. Melissa from Organic Eats told me she would post the recipe in her blog if I emailed it to her [it was way over 140-characters to share on Twitter and the info would get lost]. So I took the time to do a […]

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Delicious links!

April 18, 2011

The blogosphere is full of delicious recipes and lovely people behind them. Thanks to Twitter and Google reader I keep track of my friend’s delicious creations and thought about sharing them with you expect my Delicious Links post every week and get ready to browse mouthwatering photos, write down recipes and why not, make new friends! […]

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Vanilla bean éclairs with crispearls and chocolate ganache drizzle – FFwD.

April 15, 2011

Pâte à choux is the dough used for creampuffs, profiteroles, beignets, gougères and éclairs. First you heat water, milk and butter and add the flour cooking on the stove which causes the flour to gelatinize, creating a starch mesh to reinforce the gluten: when this dough goes into the oven it helps the bubble of expanding batter […]

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The Daring Cooks’ April, 2011 Challenge: EDIBLE CONTAINERS.

April 14, 2011

Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 17th to May 16th at http://thedaringkitchen.com! I made my quinoa […]

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[almost] Wordless Wednesday.

April 13, 2011

I just got home from my first sommelier class. That’s right, this panda will be attending class once a week for 8 months and if I pass the test [which I will!] I’ll get a fancy international sommelier diploma. I love wine and my favorite class in Culinary School was Enology. I’m on day 10 […]

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Garlicky crumb-coated broccoli & cauliflower ~ French Fridays with Dorie.

April 8, 2011

Can I tell you a secret? I forgot to make this week’s FFwD recipe. I remembered yesterday but was too busy to make this. I got a last minute cake order and things got complicated. I was out all day today, when I finally got home I had to do more baking. Not that I’m […]

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