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Month: February 2022

Cannabis-Infused Brioche French Toast

cannabis french toast

Ingredients 1/4 cup strawberry jam, plus more for serving  1 tablespoon Premium Cannabutter Four 1 1/2-inch-thick slices of brioche  3 large eggs  1/4 cup heavy cream  1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar  Fleur de sel  4 tablespoons unsalted butter  Confectioners’ sugar  Crème fraîche, for serving  1/2 lemon How to Make it Preheat […]

The Art of Eating Fish in Greece

grilled porgy

While 80% of Greece is mountainous, you associate Greece with the sea, and Greeks have a very strong sea culture. Let’s not forget that Greece has a coastline of over 13000 km making it the country with second largest coastline in Europe. Fish have always had a special position in […]

 Hot to Make French Fries

french fried potatoes

In a nutshell, here it is: Soak potatoes, dry potatoes, fry potatoes, drain potatoes, then fry again! Prep: 20 min Inactive: 2 hr Cook: 30 min Ingredients Deselect All 5 pounds russet potatoes Vegetable or peanut oil, for frying How to make Them Peel and rinse the potatoes. Then cut them into sticks […]

Kourabiedes

Kourambiedes, Greek shortbread cookies

 Greek walnut shortbreads Legend has it that these buttery shortbreads were crescent-shaped during the Turkish occupation of Greece, in deference to the Turkish flag. However, while crescent-shaped kourabiedes can still be found, after Greece regained independence from Turkey people in many parts of the country resumed making them in thick […]

Fried Cashews With Lime Zest and Chile

Chili Lime Cashews

My time spent running a tavern taught me that everybody loves warm and toasty nuts when they’re drinking. This is my take on a very popular bar snack in Thailand: freshly fried cashews tossed with salt, chiles, scallions, and fragrant lime zest. Simple but so good with an ice-cold beer. […]

BRAISED LAMB SHANK

braised lamb shanks

INGREDIENTS Salt and pepper to taste 4 lamb shanks 30 ml (2 tbsp) butter 2 garlic cloves A few sprigs of thyme 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 branches of celery, diced 125 ml (½ cup) red wine 500 ml (2 cups) veal or game stock 30 ml (2 […]

Dried Smoked Herring – Greek Style

smoked herring filets

Ingredients 1 package dried, smoked, boned herring 3 Tbs olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice Preparation Briefly grill the herring on charcoal to accentuate the smoky flavor. and burn of the skin.  Beat lemon juice and olive oil until blended.  Cut the herring in bite-size pieces. Cut into small pieces […]

Brining Beans With Baking Soda: An Investigation

red beans

Soaking beans in a solution of salt and baking soda yields creamy, cooked beans in less time. There’s a whole wide world of beans out there, from broad and flat fava beans to small,  curvaceous pintos. The variation in beans is obvious in both their many shapes and in their […]

Banana Walnut Bread

banana walnut bread slices

Active Time: 20 MINTotal Time: 1hr. 30min. Ingredients 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (3 ounces) 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup of sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed (1 1/4 cups) […]