Mar 31 2010

Kiwi Granita

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One of my favorite parts about going on vacation is the challenge to use all our perishable ingredients in order to avoid coming home to radioactive mutant produce with fur and legs. Kiwi was one of them. It was a close call. The day before our early morning flight to Costa Rica, I discovered 5 sneaky ...

Mar 28 2010

A Special Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 Event – The Caribbean Flavors of Costa Rica

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I remember it like it was just yesterday... The intense Caribbean sun searing my sand encrusted skin like rare ahi tuna while ambitious rastafarians trek up and down the shore extracting fresh coconut juice with their machetes for parched beach goers. I can still hear the gentle surf crashing and echoes of "pura vida!" from Ticos ...

Mar 18 2010

Crispy Pork Belly & Grapefruit Sauce

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Why on Earth is Dhale blogging while she's on vacation?!?! I just couldn't bring myself to remain absent for 16 days straight without any contributions to the wonderful world of food blogs. So I decided to be super ambitious and compose a short little ditty ahead of time so that it'll be ready to lock and ...

Mar 12 2010

Braised Chicken In an Adobo Reduction

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Alas, my very first Filipino recipe. With a twist, nonetheless. And a bon voyage to us! When I started blogging several months ago, I've had a few requests from friends and family to recreate a classic Filipino dish with my own special "pinky up" factor. It's taken me a while to finally man up, especially since ...

Mar 10 2010

Pots de Crème au Caramel Salé

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Years ago, I saw a similar dessert on a menu at a restaurant. Sadly, my inhibition of slaughtering the classy pronunciation trumped my desire for this tiny jar of goodness. Lesson learned. So say it with me now: po - de - krem. Not: pots - day - cream. My French nationalist boyfriend is always so ...

Mar 5 2010

Oeufs En Cocotte…On Quack

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While most women get hot and heavy over French designer labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton or Christian Lacroix, my heart skips a beat for a different kind of haute couture. Frankly, I'm quite appalled that it wasn't seen on the designer runways last month. While the glitzy NYC Fashion Week has ended, our favorite designer ...