Showing posts from February, 2010

Did you know that a split Chicken breast looks Like a Heart?

Ah, the romance, the seduction, the impact of Valentine's Day. and yes, here it is again. What is your favorite Valentine's meal? Do you cook at home or go out?

 I searched the web and found these yummy recipes for you to enjoy.  Happy eating everyone.
If you are not going out why don't you can tear yourselves away from the Olympic games, here is a simple menu to warm you heart and soul.

First course is a small hearts of romaine salad,
Second course orange glazed chhicken with green beans, and rice pilaf
and the third, and fun:
frost it your self cupcakes.

First things first; the cupcakes: From

Chocolate Cupcakes:

1/2 cup (50 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder1 cup (240 ml) boiling hot water1 1/3 cups (175 grams) all purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar2 large eggs2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
4 ounces (1…

If you Love Chocolate (Humor)

It being Valentines day, I though I'd write a chocolate poem for you.

Sing this to the aria from Carmen - Habanera. This is my first attempt at food humor. If it stinks, oh well. Ganache was not invented on the first try either. :`)

If you love chocolate like I love chocolate.
dark and sweet, and rich like wine.
Ribbons so lovely gananche so smooth
you'd be a fat pig anyway.

If you love chocolate like I love chocolate
silky smooth running down my thighs.
you with the skicky face I can't deny
what's that mess bubbling on my stove

Oh chocolate bliss how divine
you send lovely chills down my spine
a dollup here a droplet there.
soon you will have chocolate everywhere

If you love chocolate like I love chocolate.
dark and sweet, and rich like wine.
Ribbons so lovely gananche so smooth
you'd be a fat pig anyway.

Oh my chocolate oh my dear
won't you come on over and lick the spoon
cookies here and crumbs over there
soon you'll be a big fat pig anyway.

Ok, so …

A funny Side to Chef

Are you having one of those days?

A day when you want to tear out your hair? The soufflé fell, the cookies burned, you made a delicious pork roast only to find out your dinner guests are vegetarians?

Take a few minutes gather yourself. Throw away those burnt cookies and laugh.

Well, let’s step into the way back machine to a simpler time. Yes, those of us who remember, when we choose to remember the sillier side of life.

For those of you that don’t know, The Muppets were on TV in the late 70’s Jim Henson originally created The Muppets to teach children on the popular Sesame Street. He later went on to create his own production company, and one of those was an early prime time feature called the Muppet Show.

There are many clips available on and you can rent them from Netflix.

Today’s inspiration is brought to you by the Swedish Chef! Sometimes weird things start happening in your mind when you’re thinking about what to say, or write about.

What this actually has to do…

Are we Allergic?

Something very serious in the food world is popping up more and more, and that is food related allergies. Allergies are quite serious. Some can lead to some even death.

Allergy symptoms can be very mild ranging from a runny nose and gas to anaphylactic shook and even death. Did you that sluggishness your feeling or the mild depression has also been linked to food allergies?
Why is this happening? I think part of it is due to the genetic manipulation of our food supply. Yes science can benefit us in some ways, but it can also make us sicker.

A few years ago a friend told me about a study where food scientists were combining a small amount of fish DNA into a tomato breed. There purpose was to introduce something "natural" into the tomato to make it the skin more resilient in transport.
We know that there are growth hormones and antibiotics in chicken, eggs, milk, and beef.Granted not all products contain these, but some do.

So what can you do about this? Research on the bran…