Archive for May, 2012

Party foods, Vegetables

CARROTS SOLARI - A SPECTACULAR EMBARRESSMENT

CARROTS SOLARI – A SPECTACULAR EMBARRESSMENT

SpecD doesn’t usually dwell on Recipes to Regret but a recent acquisition of farmer’s market carrots stimulated a Proustianesque shame from my past, hence this cautionary tale in this “recipe” for Carrots Solari. At a certain point during college I was what we now call “over programmed.” Out the door around 7:30 or 8 am […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relish, Kitchen Gadgets

GOOD AND EVIL CARROT PICKLES

GOOD AND EVIL CARROT PICKLES

The “good” in this pickle is a creidt to the noble carrot — so healthy! The “evil” lurking within is ultra-hot habañero peppers. The cheery red color of the slender pepper slices look oh so innocent, rolled up as they are in the centers of the pretty little carrot flowers. And with the sweet pickling […]

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Celebrity Recipes, Dessert

MacARTHUR PARK CAKE - IN HONOR OF DONNA SUMMER

MacARTHUR PARK CAKE – IN HONOR OF DONNA SUMMER

Since Donna Summer famously sang she’d “never have that recipe again,” we’ve created a recipe for MacArthur Park Cake that will endure. Yes, it does take a chunk of time to bake it, but I’m sure that we can take it, especially to celebrate the unbridled joy Donna’s heart-pounding anthems brough us back in those […]

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RECIPE: MacARTHUR PARK CAKE

MAKE THE CAKE 2 c. flour 1 c. cocoa 2 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda 1/4 t. salt 1 1/3 c. milk 2 t. vanilla 2 c. sugar 2 sticks butter, softened 4 eggs 2 T. orange zest (zest of 3 oranges) 1 t. cinnamon Preheat oven to 350°. Cut out parchment paper […]

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Dessert, Kitchen Gadgets

ETON MESS

ETON MESS

This recipe for Eton Mess is part of my self-improvement project to familiarize myself with Great Britain. You’d think I’d I know stuff from all those books and movies and TV shows. Sadly, having only spent three short days in London quite some time ago I am woefully ignorant. The little first-hand experience I gleaned […]

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RECIPE: ETON MESS

FOR THE MERINGUE: 2/3 c. sugar 1 T. cornstarch 4 XL egg whites 1/4 t. salt 2 t. white vinegar Preheat oven to 225°. Prepare a baking sheet – the easiest route is to line the sheet with a non-stick liner, such as Silpat brand. Or you can cover the baking sheet with a generous […]

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