Month: November 2009

Cranberry sauce smoothies

Reach into the refrigerator and recycle your leftover cranberry sauce with a festive take on smoothies. Blend this: two bananas 8 ounces yogurt 1 cup ice two tablespoons leftover cranberry sauce (We prepared the sauce two days ago with water, fresh cranberries, grated orange peel, and sugar.) Yield: Four small smoothies.

Kitchen kit – Jane’s top six kitchen essentials

If you were cast on a desert island, what six pieces of music would you choose, and which book, beside the Bible and Shakespeare? This question has been posed weekly on a BBC radio program since 1942.  Well-known personalities come up with assorted answers like Beethoven and the Beatles, George Strait and Georges Bizet, Louis …

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Recipe Risk

Jane Manaster shares her take on  . . . risky recipes Selecting a recipe online is such a temptation and such a gamble.   Even experienced cooks eager to try something new can be lured into making bad mistakes. My latest failure was bran and raisin muffins.  I trawled one site after another, rejecting the recipe …

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