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I Poached an Egg. More Importantly, I Ate an Egg.

Written on December 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm, by

Jenn and Jill have challenged The Daring Cooks to learn to perfect the technique of poaching an egg. They chosean Eggs Benedict recipe from Alton Brown, Oeufs en Meurette from Cooking with Wine by Anne Willan, and Homemade Sundried Tomato & Pine Nut Seitan Sausages (poached) courtesy of Trudy of Veggie num num. Confession time.  Continue Reading »

I’m Nuts. True Story.

Written on July 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm, by

Forgive the hyberbole, but I am truly nuts about nuts. Groan, if you must. Seriously, though. I love them. You can imagine how thrilled I was to discover that the July 2010 Daring Cooks’ challenge was to make a nut butter and then use it in a savoury dish. I’m not exactly batting a thousand  Continue Reading »

Enchiladas. I love Saying That Word.

Written on May 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm, by

Our hosts this month, Barbara of Barbara Bakes and Bunnee of Anna+Food have chosen a delicious Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchilada recipe in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! The recipe, featuring a homemade enchilada sauce was found on and written by Robb Walsh. The sad truth is I almost never cook any  Continue Reading »

Look Who’s in the News!

Written on May 2, 2010 at 7:19 am, by

All you Daring Bakers and Daring Cooks, that’s who!!! Check it out … The Independent published a piece on The Daring Kitchen. Take a bow! Ciao!

Rice is Very Nice

Written on April 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm, by

The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and Jess of Jessthebaker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their challenge recipe are based on input from the Australian Masterchef cookbook and the cookbook Moorish by Greg Malouf. In my efforts to catch up with  Continue Reading »

The Daring Cooks Learn Greek!

Written on February 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm, by

The 2010 February Daring Cook’s challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Dugid. Well I’m a few days late posting my February 2010 DC challenge but it’s not my fault. Between posting about how  Continue Reading »

The Daring Cooks: Salmon en Croute!

Written on December 14, 2009 at 6:11 pm, by

The 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Simone of Junglefrog Cooking. Simone chose Salmon en Croute (or alternative recipes for Beef Wellington or Vegetable en Croute) from Good Food Online. From the moment I first visited Simone’s lovely site, I knew I had met a kindred spirit. Besides being a passionate cook and baker,  Continue Reading »

… and I’m Back!

Written on September 14, 2009 at 5:47 pm, by

Cream Puff is back! I had an amazing vacation in Italy. I spent three weeks enjoying my family and friends, all the while surrounded by the most incredible food and wine. And best of all, I got to stay in our little house that we finished renovating last year. It was truly a magical vacation.  Continue Reading »

Rice with Cuttlefish, Mushrooms and Artichokes: Thank you, Olga!

Written on August 15, 2009 at 10:02 am, by

It’s Daring Cooks time and the August 2009 challenge was hosted by the gracious Olga of Las Cosas de Olga and Olga’s Recipes. I’m always a bit in awe of people who have not one blog but two so I tip my hat to you, Olga. Of course I would tip it to you anyway  Continue Reading »

Having Some Technical Difficulties …

Written on August 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm, by

Today is Daring Cooks’ reveal day and as you may have noticed, there’s a little something missing around here like … ohhhh … the challenge! Never fear! I have done it but am experiencing some difficulties in posting. Will have it up as soon as I can. In the meantime, please head over to The  Continue Reading »

True Story. The Dog ate my Skate.

Written on July 16, 2009 at 7:41 pm, by

Okay. That’s not a true story. For starters I don’t have a dog and secondly, there was no skate to be eaten. And by skate I’m referring to the fish and not the footwear. Don’t be afraid. I have not gone crazy. I speak of the July 2009 Daring Cooks’ challenge that you may have  Continue Reading »

Important Information for Members of The Daring Kitchen (if you’re not a member … what are you waiting for???)

Written on June 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm, by

Lis and I have realized recently that there’s some confusion about reveal dates for The Daring Bakers and The Daring Cooks so we’re taking to the Internet (you can read about this at The Daring Kitchen as well – in the forums) to clear things up. It’s really very simple. If you’re a Daring Baker,  Continue Reading »

Daring Potstickers … otherwise known as Yum.

Written on June 14, 2009 at 11:38 am, by

I am fascinated by the nomenclature of food. I mean who doesn’t want to walk around saying things like, “Hey. Guess what I just made. A Fraisier.” Over the course of the past month, I’ve heard these little yummy fellows called all sorts of things but I shall call them Potstickers because a) they did  Continue Reading »

… and I’m Back!

Written on May 15, 2009 at 9:38 pm, by

Last week, in a fit of pique, my PC decided to have a little break. Of course the fact that said break clashes horribly with this whole blogging thing I have going meant little to my PC. She was miffed, and that was that. After several days of cajoling, bribery, the PC equivalent of a  Continue Reading »

It Figures …

Written on May 14, 2009 at 4:45 am, by

Well, it just figures that at the same time that we’re supposed to be presenting the very first Daring Cooks challenge, my PC decides to misbehave. It hates me. I know it does. Maybe I have to bake for it more … sigh. Anyway, for those of you that don’t know, The Daring Kitchen now  Continue Reading »