homemade ginger ale
Everyday People Cafe
I am delighted that this refreshing and spirited drink can be made with a piece of fresh ginger and hardly anything more. I'm experimenting with a recipe to add to the SimplyCooking® collection; to be posted when perfected.
University City, Missouri
I had discarded the notion of making brisket and instead buy it from Winslow's Home which makes, hands down, the most delectable version I've ever tasted. Nothing I ever made could come close to touching it...until I tried a recipe from Amanda Hesser's newly released book, The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century. While brisket is not on the SimplyCooking® Pantry, happily the sauce ingredients are. Post to follow soon.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Summer months of 2010 were marked by discovering how simple and infallible it is to make a tart. I used Julia Child's recipe and learned that you can divide the pastry dough in half to make two rectangular tarts, one exactly the right size for four people, the second keeping nicely for a few days. Spread with goat cheese and steamed vegetables or cream cheese and fresh summer berries, tarts are an exquisitely simple and delicious way to enjoy seasonal produce. Posts on tarts will be coming this Spring.
baetje goat cheese
Saint Genevieve, Missouri
This world-wide award winning goat cheese is so delicious it's in a league of its own. It's around; finding it is mostly a matter of knowing about it. I've bought Baetje's heart-shaped goat cheeses even at the antique mall nearby and Winslow's Home carries it regularly, too. In 2010, Cindy and I spent a summer evening at the Maplewood Farmer's Market sampling the many varieties and conspiring as to how many dishes we could incorporate Baetje goat cheese into without goat cheese-hating family members knowing. (Many, we found out.) Goat cheese is not currently on the SimplyCooking® Pantry, but if 2011 turns out like 2010 we might just have to add it.