Archive for 2007

The Comfort of cheese: so many cheeses—where to start?

Dec 26th, 2007

Everyone seems to like cheese! Me, too, but I have to admit this is the only time of year that I allow myself to indulge with extra cheese in my cooking. Something about chilly weather that inspires the comfort of … Continue reading

IT’S ALL ABOUT PASSION…. BY BOB NERONI

Nov 30th, 2007

Imagine going to a foreign place where you don’t speak the language and where your main objective is to work in one of the world’s best restaurants! Imagine asking to work for free for the sheer opportunity to learn. You … Continue reading

THERE’S MORE TO SQUASH THAN ZUCCHINI by Robert Neroni

Oct 30th, 2007

Ever since a kid, I have had an aversion to zucchini squash; maybe because it was always steamed. A vegetable that is virtually all water to begin with just seems to dissolve into a lack luster and soggy pool on … Continue reading

How to shorten the distance from Farm to Table

Sep 15th, 2007

Summer is in full swing, kids are all out of school, visitors in town, and farms are once again making their way to open markets. When Lenore and I first arrived four summers ago, we began sourcing ingredients, which tends … Continue reading

No sweat! Meals for the Dog Days of summer

Aug 1st, 2007

Yes the dog days of summer¦. Where in the world did that expression come from anyway? Lenore tells me the origins are ancient, coming from the big dog constellation, whose brightest star, Sirius, rises with the sun during the summertime … Continue reading

CHILL Making ice cream is a smooth move!

Jul 13th, 2007

“I scream you scream we all scream for ICE CREAM!” That childhood riddle (*) rings in my head when I think of summer and one of my favorite creative outlets, that of making ice cream. About twenty five years ago … Continue reading

RECIPES OF THE WEEK-ice cream, gelatto, granites, & ices

Jul 6th, 2007

** recipes referred to in story gazette story on ice cream,CHILL Making ice cream is a smooth move! **TOMATO & HORSERADISH ICE (Granita) 8 oz organic tomato juice (Vegetable juice such as V-8 works well too) 1 TBS fresh horseradish, … Continue reading

Dueling Dinners, A Friendly Cook-off!

Jul 1st, 2007

It was a beautifully crisp summer day in Cannon Beach last Tuesday. I took the day off to go fishing. I have taken up fly fishing—for salmon this summer, along with summer residents, Mike and his son Will. On previous … Continue reading

Tastes of BRAZIL….

Jun 20th, 2007

I have always been a fan of the cuisines from different cultures and enjoy watching others bring their menus to life. That said as a chef I try never to attempt a menu from a culture that I know nothing … Continue reading

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: FEIJOADA – BRAZILIAN BLACK BEANS

Jun 6th, 2007

FEIJOADA – BRAZILIAN BLACK BEANS From TASTES OF BRAZIL Sat June 2, 2007 1# black beans, dried 1# salted beef (beef jerky) 8 TBS EVOO 2 onions, minced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1# pork ribs 1 TBS black pepper 5 … Continue reading

Guys and Grilling

Jun 1st, 2007

Grilling and Father’s Day just seem to go together. Heck, grilling and men just seem to go together! Guys who may be a bit intimidated by the whole cooking thing become almost fearless at the grill! And have you seen … Continue reading

THE SUBTLE IMPACT OF SEA SALTS

May 1st, 2007

One key ingredient at the cooking school is SEA SALT. Some months ago, we conducted a tasting of various sea salts such as our favorites, Sel Gris, Fleur de Sel, and Cyprus Black Salt. Sea salt as an individual ingredient, … Continue reading

MENU PLANNING—How to do it? By Robert Neroni

Apr 20th, 2007

We are often asked where we get our inspiration for our menus. Then after describing the many periodicals we read, the food network shows we enjoy, and the desire to recreate what we have enjoyed eating out, we realize that … Continue reading

SPRING TIME IS HIGH TIME FOR TEA! By Lenore Emery

Apr 15th, 2007

I know it seems a bit old fashion, but the modern versions of afternoon tea sometimes referred to as “high tea” can be pure pleasure for both hosts and guests. It certainly has endured the test of time having been … Continue reading

Kids in the Kitchen: teach them to cook!

Apr 1st, 2007

Teaching kid’s classes provides us a growing repertoire of recipes that that work well, and those that don’t. Pizza is always popular! Pasta, too. But when we make a common dish like mac ‘n cheese from scratch, it often fails … Continue reading

EATING VEGETARIAN, PART-TIME!

Mar 1st, 2007

About a dozen years ago now, I spent about a year and half eating no animal products of any kind. Virtually Vegan! At the same time my sister was doing the Dr. McDougal no-fat diet and it sounded good, so … Continue reading

FEAR OF PIE-ING!

Feb 15th, 2007

Mention making pie and strike fear in the eyes of even the accomplished cook. What about making pie strikes such fear? The crust, of course! Is it the rolling out? Or maybe transferring from the counter into the pan? Is … Continue reading

OUR JANUARY 07 ROAD TRIP!

Feb 2nd, 2007

A COOKING ROAD TRIP IN JANUARY ……On Saturday, January 6, we set out for a little road trip heading south on 101. Objectives: drive on the best roads to avoid weather issues; relax allot; visit friends and family— do a … Continue reading