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Reviewed Lychee Martini

Aug 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Ran across some fresh lychees in Trader Joe's this afternoon and bought them, really not knowing what to expect. I've only had canned lychees in the past and was completely unimpressed. The fresh ones are lovely and delicate. I muddled 4 lychees in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and ended up with quite a bit of juice. I used another fresh lyc"

Reviewed Chicken a la Vendemmia

Feb 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh my! The flavors are exquisite. When Michael Chiarello made this with Ina Garten, he added coriander which was omitted from the recipe. The combination of the grape juice, fennel, and coriander are totally lovely. I've never used grape juice as a sauce base before. I will definitely file this one away. "

Reviewed Chicken a la Vendemmia

Feb 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Oh my! The flavors are exquisite. When Michael Chiarello made this with Ina Garten, he added coriander which was omitted from the recipe. The combination of the grape juice, fennel, and coriander are totally lovely. I've never used grape juice as a sauce base before. I will definitely file this one away. "

Reviewed Spinach Pie

Mar 18, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Thought this was delicious and such a pretty presentation. I appreciated the reviews which I read prior to making the dish. I used just a tiny bit of nutmeg - maybe 1/2 tsp, and I made sure to add an extra egg since I only had large eggs and Ina always uses extra large. I also omitted the bread crumbs since someone said it was dry. BTW, I ALW...

Favorited Sauteed Cucumber with Dill

Dec 31, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Pistou Soup

Dec 31, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Pumpkin Cake

Dec 31, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Cauliflower Salad

Dec 31, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Glazed Radishes Chateau du Fey

Dec 31, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Roasted Red Pepper Mousse

Dec 31, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Black Beans and Rice

Aug 30, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Chris Mooney's Sardine Tartines Platter

Jun 18, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

So here I am in the US with basically 2 sardine options... the ones with the bones and tails that are packed in water or the Crowne Prince things that are skinless/boneless in water. Of course, I select the skinless, boneless ones since I am trying to make this appealing to my pedestrian loved ones. (sigh... how I wish I had access to the lovely"

Reviewed Chris Mooney's Sardine Tartines Platter

Jun 16, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

So here I am in the US with basically 2 sardine options... the ones with the bones and tails that are packed in water or the Crowne Prince things that are skinless/boneless in water. Of course, I select the skinless, boneless ones since I am trying to make this appealing to my pedestrian loved ones. (sigh... how I wish I had access to the lovely"

Favorited Turkey Paupiettes with Chestnuts and Brussels Sprouts

Jun 12, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Chris Mooney's Sardine Tartines Platter

Jun 12, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Mascarpone with Raspberry and Pineapple

Mar 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved these. They are light and delicately flavored. This is NOT a heavy dessert. A word of caution though - you need to keep the filling and the baked cups separate until right before serving or the phyllo cups will become soggy. Both can be made well ahead and assembled immediately before serving.

This was my first venture...

Reviewed Mascarpone with Raspberry and Pineapple

Mar 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved these. They are light and delicately flavored. This is NOT a heavy dessert. A word of caution though - you need to keep the filling and the baked cups separate until right before serving or the phyllo cups will become soggy. Both can be made well ahead and assembled immediately before serving.

This was my first venture...

Reviewed Mascarpone with Raspberry and Pineapple

Mar 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved these. They are light and delicately flavored. This is NOT a heavy dessert. A word of caution though - you need to keep the filling and the baked cups separate until right before serving or the phyllo cups will become soggy. Both can be made well ahead and assembled immediately before serving.

This was my first venture...

Reviewed Mascarpone with Raspberry and Pineapple

Mar 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I loved these. They are light and delicately flavored. This is NOT a heavy dessert. A word of caution though - you need to keep the filling and the baked cups separate until right before serving or the phyllo cups will become soggy. Both can be made well ahead and assembled immediately before serving.

This was my first venture...

Reviewed Cornmeal and Rosemary Cake with Balsamic Syrup

Feb 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What an elegant little cake! It was moist and delicate. I made it exactly to the recipe. There is nothing common about this cake - it would be a lovely dessert for a sophisticated dinner party or just cake to go with tea.

Reviewed Spicy Pumpkin Vodka Infusion

Dec 26, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was putrid to put it kindly. I'm a vodka girl. I love vodka in all kinds of cocktails, I like it straight up in a martini - this was horrible. I tried... I really tried... but ultimately, I poured a $20 bottle of Absolute down the sink. We won't discuss the $17 worth of vanilla bean. I may never eat pumpkin or any kind of squash again. ...

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