Friday, March 13, 2015

Mussel Night

I steamed some mussels last night in a white wine, tomato broth. 
And for sides, it was hand cut fries (frites) and garlic-butter toasted baguette. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Gogi Berries, a Superfood

In Thailand, goji berries are often put in soups.  I do that from time-to-time when I cook here in the United States.  You can buy by the berries at most health food stores.  Whole Foods actually has a few different brands, including the type shown in this video.  For breakfast, try adding some goji berries to your oatmeal.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Give Me Some Chocolate Cake!

I followed Ina Garten's Beatty's Chocolate Cake recipe

I shared some of the cake with a colleagues and they said it was very delicious.  I used cacao (healthier) instead of cocoa powder (recommended) and local Dynamite Sumatran coffee for the icing instead of an instant coffee listed in the recipe.  The key is try to improvise a bit.

"The cake was out of this world delicious.  Best chocolate cake I've ever had.  Seriously, no kidding."  Ralph