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Reviewed Cucumber, Meyer Lemon and Lavender Granita

Dec 15, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

It's an interesting flavor combination. I've never been sold on the use of cucumber as a dessert or mixed drink flavor. I always taste a slight bitter vegetably undertone. Lavendar is also an acquired taste. I don't dislike it but it kind of reminds me of dishwashing detergent. So did cilantro but I've made myself to really like cilantro now. It ...

Reviewed Watermelon, Ginger and Lime Granita

Dec 15, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Great flavor combination! Kelsey always puts a different spin on traditional flavor combinations. Sometimes watermelon can be one note, so the lime really brightens it. The lime and ginger takes it to another level. I made this as a sorbet and added 2-3 tablsepoon of vodka to prevent it from being too hard. I can't remember if I strained it or no...

Reviewed Cilantro and Coriander Chicken

Dec 15, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

This was a really tasty and really easy recipe. Really really easy. Instead of skin-on bone-in chicken legs I used skinless boneless chicken thighs. Also I didn't have chicken stock on hand and instead used water. 3 cups sounded a bit too much and instead I used 1 cup for a thicker sauce. You could probably even decrease it to 3/4 or 1/2 cup. Als...

Reviewed Thousand-Layer Spice Cake: Spekkoek Lapis Legit

Dec 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I made this recipe and it was really good and well received. The spice mixture is quite harmonious, though mine was a bit nutmeg predominant because I made the mistake of packing it down. I had to tweak the recipe a bit. Instead of 1 cup of sugar I used 2 cups. It just didn't sound right especially with the 3 sticks of butter and 12 eggs. It ende...

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