Month: August 2008

Choux Whore

Choux Whore

I love choux (pronounced shoe, for those that are confused.) Its a fascinating thing… you cook it on the stove first and then bake it. When it bakes, it magically puffs and becomes hollow. Then you fill the hollow pastry with whatever your heart desires. […]

Flied Lice and Happy Blogday to Me!

Flied Lice and Happy Blogday to Me!

Unlike the dentist on Seinfeld who converted to Judiasm in order to make off-color Jewish jokes, I really am Japanese, so its OK that I joke about my Asian peeps…. right? This leads to a funny story aboutAsian accents. Many many years ago, my stepfather, […]

Olive You…

Olive You…

Stephan and I are big fans of olives. We eat them in salads, in pasta dishes, standing in front of the open refrigerator with a fork and the jar… it doesn’t matter. We love em. A couple months ago, I received a fabulous sampler of olives and other goodies from AJ Gourmet. They are truly some of the best olives I’ve ever eaten, and come with a variety of stuffings. We have agreed that the Parma Cheese Stuffed is both of our favorites. The Orange Stuffed would be my close 2nd favorite. I just ordered a 6-pack of olives… they are that good.

I’ve been wanting to blog about the olives, but I wasn’t sure you all wanted to hear how good it is to eat these directly out of the jar. So I was eyeing the last jar of olives, and decided to bake an olive bread with them. I used a combination of Calamata and Habanero Pepper Stuffed olives, and the outcome was fabulous. The habaneros made it nice and spicy without being overpowering. Very good stuff. The only thing I wish I did was make sure the olives were dry before stuffing it into the bread. The extra moisture and olive oil made the bread separate a little in some places, but it was still tasty.
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Whip it Good

Whip it Good

Every time I whip cream to garnish a dessert, I always tend to make about 10 times what I need. When I see the ridiculous amount in the bowl, I say to myself: Self… don’t use so much cream next time! Then the next time […]

Now We’re Cookin’ for Real

Now We’re Cookin’ for Real

This past weekend we finally finished the kitchen. Its been quite a trying time. During this period, our air conditioner has leaked repeatedly, and even worse… our internet was on and off (mostly off.) At this stage in my life, I don’t know how to […]