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Mayonnaise – Culinary School Method

In Lessons From Cooking School, Recipes on April 4, 2010 at 11:45 am


We`ve made mayonnaise around here before — stinging nettle mayo.  But in my excitement to share the wonderful world of foraged nettles with all of you, I skipped over the basic hows and whys of mayonnaise — this is how we learned to make it in culinary school. Read the rest of this entry »


Homemade Ricotta Cheese

In Kitchen Tips, Recipes on February 28, 2010 at 6:10 am


I didn’t like ricotta cheese until I started making it myself.  That stuff in the tubs?  I object to being robbed blind at the cash register for a container of dry, gritty, grainy, tasteless mush.

(I know — Don’t hold back, Theresa.  Let us know how you really feel.)

On that note, I’ll tell you that I absolutely love my homemade ricotta cheese.   Soft, fresh, creamy and adaptable — use it in lasagne, filled pastas, salads, desserts, pastries…

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