Month: February 2009

Counting calories

Are you feeling a little puffy? There’s probably a reason. If you’ve been indulging in everything sweet throughout February, it may be time to count down to a leaner lunch. I’ll be doing a double-take of what’s on my plate for the next few weeks.   

Oscar menu? Spice it up with Monica Bhide

We’re spicing up the menu this weekend, and the soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire is heating up The Cookery. With India in mind, taste a sample of Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors of the Contemporary Kitchen  . . . by Monica Bhide. Here’s Monica’s recipe for Butternut Squash, Coconut and Lamb Stew If you haven’t seen the film or heard …

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Why we like Wasa

We like the fiber fill of Wasa. The crunch. The taste. The price. And we especially liked this weekend’s clearance price at our local IKEA . If you don’t mind extending Wasa’s festive Christmas infusion into February, look for these at the IKEA Swedish Food Market for 75 cents. This package expires May 31.   We’re topping our Wasa with butter, cheese and cucumbers in The …

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Love on the griddle

If we prepared French Toast often, this breakfast fest wouldn’t be a treat. From whole wheat bread to real maple syrup, help the kids in the kitchen put a heart-healthy spin on French Toast. If you’re due for some authentic French romance, visit The French Fork for a lesson on making and enjoying crepes.

Griddle Time

What’s up with the griddle? If the secret to a happy marriage is a waffle maker, then part of the fun in learning to cook with the kids is griddle time. If you’re stashing one in your cabinet, or storing your griddle in the garage with the camping gear, dust it off and add butter. With our large slab of iron in action this week, …

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All steamed up over Fuzzy Logic

The Cookery’s been conducting market research on rice cookers with a 5-cup minimum. The Panasonic Fuzzy Logic rice cookers lead the pack among products in this search. Our about-to-be-retired rice cooker is not equipped with Fuzzy Logic technology. The Cookery’s managed well without it this long, but when we uprade the in-house rice cooker, it looks as if we’ll adopt a …

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