Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Each day I take Scout the lab out for her exercise at a soccer field close to my house. On this particular occasion besides discarded plastic water bottles that did not quite make the bin there was this Emeril All-clad sitting next to the garbage can. How odd…that is the best description..and still is.
No food in it..no signs that it may have been left behind from some picnic.. no reason for it to be there as there is no picnic area or tables..just a seemingly discarded 4.5 qt pan and lid. While I ran the dog I had an internal debate as to whether I would be taking this find home..because it was, well, odd.
I decided that it was meant to be so took it home and gave it a good wash and sanitizing. It is an odd size for a sauce pan as well, it is really a small stock pot with a sauce pan handle and that is how I mostly use it, which I have to admit is seldom. It cooks well but I am not into non-stick at the moment and use it to boil water mostly for pasta. The domed stainless steel lid is the coolest thing about it. I need a good griddle so I hope one shows itself to me on another outing.
Friday, February 21, 2014
One of my food staples…olive oil. Oh how I miss a slice of San Francisco sour dough bread dipped into a pool of extra virgin olive oil. Yes, I can get the oil here and yes there are artisan bakers in NY that do a pretty good loaf…but,... But, there is something special about the the bay area climate that makes great bread and combine that with a great Californian olive oil and it is manna from heaven.
The beauty about olive oil is that it is the most versatile oil in the kitchen, eat it raw or use it to sauté.
The O olive oils are out of Northern California and have a great line of citrus infused oils like their Tahitian Lime I shot for an e-commerce site.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Dan's Coffee Ginger Cookies
When I have a sweet tooth I find a simple cookie will do wonders for my craving…no chocolate, fruit or nuts.. just flour, egg, butter and sugar.. well maybe some flavoring like ginger, coffee and vanilla won't overcomplicate the beauty of this late afternoon treat. I needed that.