September 2012

Cauliflower and Couscous Salad

September 22, 2012
Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Looking for something different in a salad side dish? What about something that is pretty much guaranteed to top anything that you can buy at the deli counter of the supermarket? Here is my suggestion. It’s a simple couscous salad with cauliflower that gets an extra flavor kick from cinnamon, dates, and caramelized shallots. It’s […]

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Boca Negra Chocolate Cake

September 16, 2012
Boca Negra Chocolate Cake

This is my favorite chocolate cake. ┬áBecause when you’re having chocolate cake, you should go all out and really have chocolate cake. A serving of this cake is about as much chocolate as is humanly possible to eat at a time. I guess that’s why it’s called┬áboca negra, as in “black mouth.” (I realize that […]

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Caramel Budino

September 11, 2012
Caramel Budino

I’ve always been a sucker for a layered dessert. To this day, every time I pass a Dairy Queen (which isn’t often) I’m struck with a craving for a Peanut Buster Parfait. The layers of hot fudge sauce between layers of soft serve ice cream, along with loads of peanuts, are delicious. This ranks as […]

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Chilled Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Soup

September 7, 2012
Chilled Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Soup

As we head into September, there’s still time to enjoy tomato season. They’re everywhere you look, big and beautiful and ripe. Do yourself a favor by thinking for a minute what sort of tomato you’ll be faced with in a few months, and gorge yourself on them now. Make tomato sauce and freeze it for […]

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Chokladboll (Swedish Chocolate Balls)

September 1, 2012
Chokladboll

I love trying something new. And I have to admit that I had never heard of these delicious little treats before until I read an article about an authentic Danish bakery in downtown Los Angeles. It’s called Hygge, which according to the article is pronounced “hyoo-geh” and means to focus on relaxation and enjoyment — […]

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