Month: August 2012

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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chicken & poultry / In the Kitchen
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My last meal would definitely include fried chicken. To me, it invokes warm summer nights, picnic loaded convertibles driven by dapper gents, and running barefooted at the shore. Grand times and a happy childhood. Forget the trimmings. Serve me up a crispy breast, a slather of honey & leave me in my memories. Buttermilk Fried Chicken 1 whole fryer chicken–cut into parts (or 8-10 of your fave pieces) Tabasco buttermilk 2 cups flour 1/4 tsp […]

Simple Summer Tartlets

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desserts & sweets / In the Kitchen / pies & tarts
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This is not a recipe. It’s more an idea of what can be done with fresh, peak of the season, fruit. Simple Summer Tartlettes nectarines apricots marzipan puff pastry sugar cinnamon Line tartlette pan with puff pastry, rolled to 1/8th inch thickness. Place in the refrigerator to get nice and cold. Meanwhile, thinly slice fruit, keeping skin on. Roll out marzipan to an 1/8th inch sheet and gently lay a round into the bottom of […]

Feta Cheese

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cheese / In the Dairy / In the Kitchen
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Making cheese can be labor intensive, but it is not difficult. It requires attention to detail, a super clean work area, a few specialty ingredients, and patience. Feta cheese is aged in a brine; making it salty and creamy. Feta Cheese 1 gallon pasterized goat’s milk (do not use ultra-pasterized) 1/4 tsp aroma B mesophillic starter 4 drops (double strength*) rennet 1/4 cup non-chlorinated (bottled) water butter muslin flake sea salt or kosher salt for […]