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Posts for August 16th 2012
As an educated consumer, I try not to read too much into labeling (after all, it's often naught but a marketing ploy) but was nonetheless intrigued by the 2010 Caricature Red Wine's ($15) claim to be a "wine of character with great legs." While from the outset that statement may seem glib, the LangeTwins Family Winery wasn't joking around: we unanimously agreed that this Cabernet Sauvignon-Zinfandel blend possessed great "legs" and a silky smooth mouthfeel to boot.
I don't generally find big reds to be very drinkable on their own, and prefer to enjoy them with a meal, but was surprised by how smoothly the sips went down, despite Caricature's earthy flavor profile and 14.2 percent alcohol content. Perhaps it was due to a case of the Tuesdays (far more vicious that the Mondays, one might argue), but the wine's velvety texture largely contributed to our copious consumption. Still, I'm pretty sure this bottle would be equally appropriate enjoyed under celebratory circumstances, whether sipped solo or enjoyed as part of a sumptuous meal with friends.
I still manage to learn a little something new each day.Today, it was that the memory card from my camera could be inserted directly into my laptop. Yesterday, it was that a manicure can mean the difference between a finger and no finger when you're chopping a lot of vegetables. And earlier this month, it was the revelation that is a layered icebox cake.
I've never seen a dessert that proffers such a large payout, given the minimal effort. Seriously, spread out cookies like tiles, lay them thick with whipping cream, and repeat until towering. If you're feeling particularly mischievous (and I usually am), shower the top with shavings from your favorite chocolate brand.Exhibit a little self-restraint (the hardest part!), stick your masterpiece in the fridge, and the next morning, you'll open the icebox to find the the most gorgeous layered cloud of a dessert that you've ever seen. You know you want the recipe . . .
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I've never been a huge celery fan, often neglecting the crisp green stalks on crudite platters and the like, but these days, I am in the midst of a celery renaissance of sorts. While I'm still not enamored with the texture of whole raw stalks (too stringy), the flavor is another story, and I truly can't get enough of it when muddled in a cocktail, slowly braised, or, as in the case of this salad, sliced thinly across the grain.
I was immediately drawn to this salad when catching up on an episode of Barefoot Contessa, and, thankfully, Ina did not disappoint. Essentially, this is celery to the Nth degree, minus the stringy texture; razor-thin slivers of the stalk and delicate leaves are bolstered by a celery-seed-flecked dressing.
While I'm fearful of overselling any recipe, this one was one of the highlights of my week . . . celery salad, really! Make it the high point of yours when you keep reading.
When cooking with butter straight from the fridge, it has a higher chance of burning, because the butter contains milk solids that lower its smoke point. One simple way to prevent a burnt, oily mess? Remove the milk solids and create clarified butter; in just 10 to 20 minutes, you'll be able to add a dab of the warm-flavored cooking oil to everything from pancakes and grilled cheese to eggs and sautéed meat. Take a look at our method of clarifying butter, in pictures.
This healthy play on pasta from dmash features whole wheat linguine, arugula pesto, and cherry tomatos. Sounds pretty delicious to us!This was so delicious and I didn't have the usual guilty feeling after downing a hefty portion because it's made with whole wheat pasta!
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