Two weeks ago, I was supposed to make the Cola & Jam Spareribs, but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to. I’m not, however, one to give up on a rib recipe, especially not in the summer and especially when they sounded so friggin’ good!
Archive: June, 2011
Now, I’ve never purchased rhubarb before in my life. My mom always seemed to have a huge rhubarb plant growing in our backyard and we’d have so much rhubarb crisp, rhubarb pie, strawberry-rhubarb pie, rhubarb upside-down cake and even just plain ol’ raw rhubarb dipped in sugar over the summers, I get a sour taste in my mouth anytime rhubarb is mentioned. Heh!
If you’re invited to my house for a BBQ in the summer, chances are very good I’ll make you either one or both of these dips to snack on. You’ve been warned.
I don’t think I’ve ever actually bought hummus at the grocery store, but since I found this recipe on Cook’s Illustrated, I’ve never needed to. It’s the smoothest, least-gritty hummus I’ve tried and I find it relatively easy to make (there are a few fussy steps that some people might skip, but I’ve put my trust in CI, so this is one recipe I’m happy to follow to the letter), so I generally whip it up for guests or for us to snack on with veggies when we’re trying to avoid potato chips and dip.
I’ve never tried pot-au-feu before, but again with the egg – those French! I was excited – now this is a vegetable soup I can get behind!
I searched high and low for cardamom pods for this recipe and came up empty. I’ll have to find an Indian spice store in the future for it, I think- there was nothing in any grocery store I checked except ground cardamom, which I already had. I did love the flavour of the rice pilaf, even though I wasn’t sure how much cardamom to put in. I started with very little and added a bit more and a bit more…in the end, I could still barely taste it, but thought that was probably best.