August 2011

I’ve Been Tagged!

August 15, 2011
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The other day, my friend Ping of Ping’s Pickings let me know that she’d tagged me in a 7-link challenge!  It’s a fun way to showcase your own posts… but indeed, a bit of a challenge… for me, at least!  Here are the rules of the game: 1) publish links for the categories below (1 […]

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Ginger-Mirin Shrimp

August 8, 2011
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Here’s another recipe I came up with for my opera-themed party for my sister.  I made these delicious shrimp for the “Madame Butterfly” dish.  Although I butterfly-cut the shrimp, they did not flatten as I expected them too (I’ve read since that sometimes you need to pound them a bit to keep them from curling). […]

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Broiled Mussels with Chive Foam

August 1, 2011
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Here’s one of the recipes from my opera-themed cocktail party for my sister.  As I mentioned in that post, I recently got a molecular gastronomy kit.  That’s right… I’ve found the grown-up, edible version of the chemistry kit I so loved as a child.  For this recipe, I made a foam.  Flavored foams, or air as they’re […]

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