Archive for March, 2012

Chocolate Chia Pudding

March 22, 2012

Its that time of year! My oven starts to take a break and I get more and more into un-cooking. I also like to spend more time outdoors so “quick and easy” are paramount. And I would like to share with you one of my family’s favorite spring/summer dessert: Chocolate Chia Pudding! Chock-full of good fat, protein and yummy, creamy chocolate! My kids saw Giada DiLaurentiis on TV when we were in a waiting room somewhere and they wanted to do their own cooking show, so….here it is!
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{The Last Plate of Winter} Red Cabbage and Arame with Caramelized Radishes

March 15, 2012

I figured I can’t pay a straight up St. Patrick’s Day homage without putting some “fusion” into the mix. Really, the extent of this tribute is that it uses cabbage — more often associated with Irish cooking than anything I know of except maybe potatoes. And while I grew up hard core Catholic and can name more saints before I can name all the Kardashians, I never really knew St. Patrick. I missed out on all the green beer and green cupcakes. Potatoes are not a big thing for me either (except when they come in the form of fries but then those are from France ;)

At this point in my winter CSA, I have had it up to here with root vegetables. I’m ready for spring. I’m radished out. But this dish saves the day. It really does. The cabbage recipe is from Terry Walters and the radish is an adaptation from Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet. Together, they are magic.
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What?! 3 inches from Oprah?

March 11, 2012

Pardon my lack of sophisticated nonchalance…but I’m three inches away from Oprah! Well. That’s technically true (see? proof above.) Its a nice little way to commemorate the first blogaversary of The Brazen Kitchen. One of my favorite recipes on Oprah.com.

Here’s to a great 2012!

Farm to Table Conference 2012 {and FREE TIX!}

March 6, 2012

It’s that time of year! Spring is in the air. Flowers and early spring crops are starting to peek out of the ground (making us smile everytime we pass them). Daylight Savings Time is about to take an hour from our weekend but give us a much welcome spate of longer and longer days. People start to become cheery. We look at all our chunky, shapeless, godforsaken wool sweaters and prepare to bid them adieu (dear lord, I can’t wait.)

As our gardens pick up activity and we get ready to get high on compost (I knew there was another reason!!) The Farm to Table Conference always heralds this auspicious time of the year. This two-day local food, health and sustainability lovefest is one of the city’s most-awaited spring events. I’m so happy to support this conference that showcases local farms, local products, local restaurants, local professionals (local, local, local!) that advocate for a healthy and sustainable food system.
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