Archive for December, 2010

Black Rice: Become a Superfan of This Superfood

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Are you a fan of black rice, this year’s reigning superfood? Over the weekend I had some in a mango sticky rice dish at a Thai cultural center brunch (where proceeds from the homemade curries and soups go directly back to maintaining the temple and grounds) and I now count myself as a fan. Not ...

Being a Hand Model Is Intense

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Hand model Ellen Sirot has long been a huge name in the commercial modeling business. So when Sunday Morning interviewed her, it was bound to be interesting. What I didn’t expect, however, were posing lessons where Ellen teaches her interviewer how to make her hands “seductively snake-like” and admits that she views her hands as ...

Savory Sight: Dorie’s French Supper Menu

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

What’s the easiest, most elegant meal you’ve ever prepared? Well, kateparham knows her answer. Never one to turn down a good competition, I couldn’t resist entering Chez Pim’s Dinner @ 8 challenge: Dorie’s French Supper Menu. Ok, the cookbook giveaway might have also had a little something to do with it. But, I must say, ...

12 Days of Edible Gifts: Double-Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

If the holiday season’s left you stretched too thin, don’t rule out making edible gifts; simply look for a recipe that’ll take less energy and labor. Drop-and-bake cookies are one answer for the time-strapped. What could be more cheery and Christmassy than double-chocolate cranberry cookies? The large, chewy, baked goods take little time to make, ...

Seasonal Eats: Will You Be Picking Up Some Radicchio?

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

What say you about this bitter bright leaf? Radicchio adds a splash of color and taste to any salad, and Winter is its time to shine. The vegetable resembles a red cabbage but is actually part of the chicory family and is similar to escarole or endive. There are many reasons to love this seasonal ...

Fennel Crusted Roast Chicken with Smashed Sweet Potatoes

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Ingredients 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons pesto 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 large (1 pound) sweet potato 1 red bell pepper, diced Directions Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Toast fennel seeds in a medium pan over high heat. Crush lightly in a mortar and pestle. In a ...

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On Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

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