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Meatless Mushroom Stroganoff

Is this a recipe or a joke????

Jan 09, 2010
michitom in Recipes

achiote paste

Sorry I don't live in Brooklyn, but you should be able to find it in any supermarket in the latin section.

Oct 16, 2009
michitom in Outer Boroughs

(MSP) La Belle Vie - Help for wife

She does realize that sweetbreads and poussin are in NO way vegetarian doesn't she?

pumpkin cheesecake

I have made the marbled pumpkin cheesecake from the Epicurious site for years. It is a super easy cake to make and yes you can do it ahead. I have prepared the cake on the Sunday before but personally I think it tastes better if you do it on Tuesday. If you have work constraints, measure out the ingredients on Sunday, make the crust on Monday, and make the actual cake on Tuesday or Wednesday. If the cake does somehow crack, a light layer of cream cheese frosting or white chocolate ganache on top does wonders. This cake also freezes really well.

Nov 23, 2008
michitom in Home Cooking

where can I find Italian soda in south orange county

Believe it or not, Target markets a brand called Archer Farms that is pretty good. It is also super simple to make at home with "Torani" syrups. They have a super extensive selection and any large liquor store or coffehouse should have them available.

Nov 23, 2008
michitom in Los Angeles Area

Perfect Margarita

I am lucky enough to live in Puerto Vallarta 7 months out the year and ALL of my friends Mexicans, Americans, Canadians swear that I make the absolute best margaritas they have ever had. I first prepare a simple syrup with 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, and 1 cup flor de jaimaica. You then have to spend about 2 hours squeezing KEY limes (not the large persian limes you find in U.S. markets) and it is also safe to freeze the juice so you can have margs in a snap. I rim the glasses with a coarse volcanic salt from Colima. Now you are ready to shake up some margs. To make 4 drinks you will need:

1 cup silver tequila (Don Julio or Sauza Tres Generaciones)
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup plain or jamaica flavored simple syrup

Shake vigorously for a minute or two and serve either up or on the rocks depending on the wuss factor of your guests. At El Abajeno restaurant in Guadalajara they serve yummy margs with boiled fingerling potatos that you dip in Colima salt and pickled carrots. The saltiness of the botanas just makes you want to keep drinking margaritas.

May 02, 2008
michitom in Recipes