Archive for the ‘food’ Category

August 30th, 2010 - 7:57 pm § in food

apple cranberry raisin chutney

I have to admit, I’m not huge on chutneys, but I do love the quick, not very pickled ones — I also love savory chutneys as opposed to simply sweet ones. They don’t last as long as the ones with lots of vinegar and long cooking times and mustard seeds and all that, but their [...][...]

August 29th, 2010 - 12:03 pm § in food, kitchen

softboiled eggs

I have yet to manage a perfect soft-boiled egg on our new stove top. It’s one of those glass topped cookers, which marries all the downsides of electric cooking with the difficulties of keeping the dang things looking nice. (Oh, gas cookers, how I miss thee!) A 3.5 minute egg is turning out no[...]

July 5th, 2010 - 2:40 am § in food

basic soup recipe

A friend has asked for my base recipe for a basic, generic soup, the soup that I can make in half an hour on a weeknight without much thought. So here it is. This’ll be a bit long and rambling, because I’m not really giving you a recipe, I’m giving you a process. I make [...][...]