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Aki and Alex
Levittown, PA
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We take pictures as reminders. Too often we do not go back and look at what we needed to remember. Today I looked back at what I deemed photo-worthy. Years Past December 17, 2017 December 17, 2016 December 17, 2015... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at IDEAS IN FOOD
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The outside is silky. The inside is chewy. The noodles are slurp-able and elastic. Three thumbs up for tonight. We are making progress. We ate these in a sauce of broth, butter and soy sauce. Udon Noodles v3 100 grams... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
When you have to protect your livestock, you can come up with incredible ideas and figure out how to make them happen. Sometimes we all need a little motivation to push us into becoming the creators and inventors we truly... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Because toasted marshmallows make everything better. The question is, how many will make it onto the houses and how many will simply disappear? Years Past December 14, 2017 December 14, 2016 December 14, 2015 December 14, 2014 December 14, 2013... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Amaya asks questions and tests out ideas freely. Not everything is a success. Not everything is a failure. Today she tested blood orange and chocolate. It looks like we will be borrowing her idea in the near future. Years Past... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Years Past December 12, 2017 December 12, 2016 December 12, 2015 December 12, 2014 December 12, 2013 December 12, 2012 December 12, 2011 December 12, 2010 December 12, 2009 December 12, 2008 December 12, 2007 December 12, 2006 December 12,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
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The list of noodle ideas and flavors is long. It can feel dauntingly large. I often procrastinate, intimidated by the amount of work and the lack of a consuming audience. It's a form of writers block, one where I create... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
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I ended up not tying our pork shoulder. I put it in a roasting pan with about an inch of white wine and a bit of chicken stock and cooked it at 250°F with convection for 10 hours and 15... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
This one's for Grandpa Steve and all of our other Jewish family, friends and readers. Happy Chanukah! Years Past December 9, 2017 December 9, 2016 December 9, 2015 December 9, 2014 December 9, 2013 December 9, 2012 December 9, 2011... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Everyone knows that we like a good hot sauce. Our current all-purpose hot sauce is Valentina Black Label. It's considered their spicier sauce, but we would place it firmly in the mild to medium category. It has a slight smokiness... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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There are a lot of influences here. The first is my fascination with the outer layer of meat and fat below the skin on a pork shoulder. The second is the variety of textures inside a slow cooked pork shoulder.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Years Past December 6, 2017 December 6, 2016 December 6, 2015 December 6, 2014 December 6, 2013 December 6, 2012 December 6, 2011 December 6, 2010 December 6, 2009 December 6, 2008 December 6, 2007 December 6, 2006 December 6,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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First up, Today Marks 15 Years of Ideas in Food take a moment and dive into the links below to see what we have been up to on this day over the years. Now onto the Ideas in Food: I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Years ago we used corn nuts as a topping for calamari bolognese, that we spooned over fresh corn polenta. Since then I have quietly forgotten about them. Today Aki picked up a container of salty, crunchy, nutty corn nuts and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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I was in LA last week and was fortunate to make a trip to Sidecar Doughnuts. I was intrigued by their Doughnut Benedict. They wrapped a poached egg in doughnut dough, deep fried it. They stuffed the filled doughnut with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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...surprising someone with chocolates just because you know it will make them happy. Years Past December 2, 2017 December 2, 2016 December 2, 2015 December 2, 2014 December 2, 2013 December 2, 2012 December 2, 2011 December 2, 2010 December... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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We have been asked, on occasion, for jelly doughnuts. We used to make thumbprints. But as a whole we have found jelly doughnuts don't sell. Today, we brought jelly doughnuts back. I figured they would fly off the shelf because... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
I love this talk because it encapsulates the way I feel about the world. Smile. Be friendly, you never know when it will be welcome. Those small moments of connection make the world a better place Years Past November 30,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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People are always talking about getting away from processed foods, especially those on special diets. Yet these burgers and other "vegan" processed foods are the some of the fastest growing segments of the processed food business. Who can explain that?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Last night I had the pleasure to eat at. The details were impressively striking. The last one that caught me by surprise and brought a smile to my face was the wallpaper in the bathroom. It was a cooks notebook,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Step one: macerate the fruit. We're making Cranberry-Meyer Lemon marmalade to fill doughnuts this weekend at the shop. Right now the fruit is resting with an equal weight of sugar and 0.25% salt. Tomorrow we'll cook it down to a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Broth is an important element ingredient in our kitchen. The easy availability of better prepared broths has made us lazier about preparing our own. We easily rely on the pre-made organic broths to kick start a recipe. Thankfully Thanksgiving provides... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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This is not a beautiful dish. It's not meant to be. It is delicious. It's the main reason I agree to mashed potatoes in addition to au gratin, sweet potatoes, and stuffing on Thanksgiving. Mix some diced dark meat chicken,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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Our friends at Blis just came out with an apple cider vinegar aged in rye barrels. They sent us a bottle as a gift and it was so good we had to share the news. The vinegar is surprisingly light... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD
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After all the excitement of house guests and Thanksgiving dinner, when the place clears out you need a good nap to recover. Years Past November 23, 2017 November 23, 2016 November 23, 2015 November 23, 2014 (Dulce de Leche Pumpkin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at IDEAS IN FOOD