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Espresso Eggs

Does anyone know how to make steamed "espresso" eggs at home using the steaming wand on your espresso machine? I've heard of some cafes doing this and I wondered if I could do this at home.

Jan 06, 2008
blueberry pig in Home Cooking

Bakeries - Santa Cruz County

Try Heather's Patisserie
7486 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 662-3546
I haven't tried their cakes, but their pastries are delicious and I imagine their cakes would be as well.

I also like the Buttery in Santa Cruz
http://www.butterybakery.com/

or Kelly's
http://www.kellysfrenchbakery.com/

Gayle's is also very good, but the closest would be Heather's.

Sep 12, 2007
blueberry pig in California

favorite things to eat during long (4-6hr) car ride?

I've done a considerable amount of 5+ hour driving and I'm always on the lookout for new snacks that keep my fingers and lap relatively clean; can last a long, sometimes hot car ride; and are, of course, tasty. To add to the lists of previous posters:

chili bits (crackers from Asian markets)
toasted seaweed strips
mochi
banana crisps (from Trader Joe's, if they're in stock)
dehydrated fruit
carrot sticks

Sep 07, 2006
blueberry pig in General Topics

I need pressure cooking help

I have a message out to the Kuhn Rikon folks right now, so I'll post back when they answer. And yes, upon reaching 15psi, I move the cooker to another burner set on low to maintain pressure. Plus, this last time, I took it off heat completely upon reaching proper pressure. I'm stumped. But, I'm going to figure this one out even if I end up pulling all my hair out in the process.

Sep 06, 2006
blueberry pig in Home Cooking

I need pressure cooking help

Yes, I made a curry (made twice, twice burned) from Lorna Sass's, Cooking Under Pressure, and Alton Brown's chili recipe designed for a pressure cooker (made 3 times, burned twice). Usually, the burning doesn't affect the flavor, but this last time, with the curry, my bf didn't want to eat it. I agree, I'll check in with Kuhn Rikon for tips. Thanks.

Sep 06, 2006
blueberry pig in Home Cooking

I need pressure cooking help

Darn. I've followed recipes so I'm not sure why all the burning. But it's not all the time. I thought it was my stove, but since you've had the same problem, too, maybe it's the viscosity. I haven't tried making beans, lentils, or dahl. I'm a little nervous to try, but that's one of the things pressure cookers are great for right?

Sep 06, 2006
blueberry pig in Home Cooking

I need pressure cooking help

I got a 5-qt. Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker recently and think it's great except that when I make things with thicker sauces (chili and curry) more often than not the bottom gets really scorched. I have to soak it with baking soda for several days and scrub scrub scrub before I can get it clean again. I think the problem is that when I'm getting it up to pressure I can't stir the food so it burns on the bottom. I have an electric stove with coils and I've tried lowering the temp. a bit as it's gettting up to pressure, but that doesn't seem to help. Plus, it just takes longer to get up to pressure, so it seems to defeat the purpose of having a pressure cooker. Also, the last time I made curry the burnt flavor permeated the curry and made it somewhat inedible. Does anyone else have this problem? I haven't purchased a heat diffuser yet, but I guess it might be worth a try. I appreciate any suggestions.

Sep 06, 2006
blueberry pig in Home Cooking

Good ethnic eats in Pasadena

Okay, I agree, ethnic doesn't always have to be authentic. I've had plenty of "fusion" foods that I've enjoyed, but in the case of Saladang Song the flavors are not so delectable to me. It seems like they are holding back.

Good ethnic eats in Pasadena

Thanks, everyone. We ended up going to Saladang Song because our friend we were meeting likes it and since we've never been we didn't argue. Overall, nothing to write home about. We ordered Yum Eggplant (grilled eggplant and shrimp in spicy lime dressing) which was good, the eggplant soft and the lime refreshing; Guay-tiao-gai (flat rice noodle soup with chicken)- the chicken was meatball like and it also had fish cake-ish slices which were pretty tasty, the clear broth seemed slightly sweet. I wouldn't order it again because of the broth, but the bf didn't think it was sweet. We also ordered the Kao-prik-sod w/vegs. The menu listed it as spicy but I didn't detect any spice. It basically consisted of mixed vegs. with bland, clearish brown gravy. Not exciting in any way. Then, the Gang-ga-ree (yellow curry with potato, carrot and coconut milk). It was also listed as spicy but was not. It was on the sweet side! What?! It was not complex or spicy at all. One big uncut potato and a couple of large carrots and the rest was tofu. It probably ranks as one of the most unenticing curries I've ever had. Our waitress never asked us about level of spice and I forgot to say anything. booo. The Thai tea, Cha-ma-nao (sweet iced tea with lime essence) is basically Thai iced tea without milk and with lime. That, I liked and hope I can find that elsewhere. I'm not an expert with Thai food, but I've been to Wat Thai and I'd rather spend my money there then Saladang Song. The atmosphere is kind of nice, but not enough to have me recommend this place to anyone. I thought Song was supposed to be the more authentic one of the two Saladangs, but it didn't seem so to me.

Good ethnic eats in Pasadena

Thanks, I'll keep those two in mind.

Good ethnic eats in Pasadena

Hi,

Trying to find a tasty, inexpensive to moderately priced restaurant in the Pasadena area for dinner tonight. I've seen several posts for Saladang and Saladang Song (sounds like Song is more our style), Chandra, and Kuala Lumpur. Can go for other non-Asian flavors as well. Prefer more authentic flavors rather than americanized flavors. Any suggestions?

Thanks