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Curried Coconut Ice Cream with Mango Chutney

Curried Coconut Ice Cream with Mango Chutney

Week two of working through the spectrum. Time for an orange recipe! If you think that curry doesn’t belong anywhere near your dessert, than think again. For this recipe I made a curry blend that matches perfectly with rich, creamy coconut milk.  And the orange in this recipe? Carrots! Cooked carrots are pureed adding color,...
When good foods turn bad pt. 3: herbs & spices

When good foods turn bad pt. 3: herbs & spices

Herbs and spices are the flavor-packed secret weapons of every inventive cook. But when they lose their characteristic aromas, that dish you remembered tasting spectacular might turn out a bit blah. So here’s a few tips to help keep your aromatics aromatic just a little longer.   Dried Spices Dried spices never go bad, right?...
Cloth Cooking Bags

Cloth Cooking Bags

Anything that gets a long cooking time can have extra flavors added during that cooking (yes, beans but also soup, or even poached fruit). Veggie and herb trimmings give a huge flavor boost, but their texture is usually rather unpalatable. Wilted, spent cilantro stems: your slimy residue is not welcome in my refried beans, thank...
Vanilla

Vanilla

Vanilla– how on earth can I pretend to write about kitchen economy and still write about vanilla?  Famously the second most expensive spice (first place goes to those electric little threads of saffron), vanilla is very expensive in all its forms (whole beans, paste, extract and powder.) It is possible to save money on costly...