Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dessert Crepes with Sweet Ricotta Cream and Strawberries

If you’ve been reading Two Lazy Gourmets for a while you might have noticed that I LOVE TO MAKE CREPES! (Ever since I got a new crepe pan for my birthday, I can’t stop making crepes.) Yes, crepe-making is not … Continue reading

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Chinese Five-Spice Peanuts: The Irresistible Snack

Ever since Robin and I developed our Five-Spice Roast Pork dish for The Lazy Gourmet (p.126) I’ve been a little bit obsessed with Chinese five-spice powder, an intriguing and hard-to-describe spice blend made of (most commonly) cinnamon, cloves, star anise, … Continue reading

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Persimmon Salad with Curry and Cashews

My mother’s bountiful Sonoma, California garden has been the cause of many of my cooking adventures. Such blog hits as Israeli Salad,┬áBasil-Mint Pesto, and Zucchini, Corn, and Almond Salad were all direct results of her very green thumb. I’ve simmered … Continue reading

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The Science of Chocolate: Sweet Science Lesson From KQED’s QUEST Series

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s another tasty science lesson from KQED’s excellent QUEST series. (See previous posts on the science of cheese and sourdough bread.) From the QUEST website: “Chocolate: It’s been revered for millennia by cultures throughout … Continue reading

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