January 18, 2013

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Pantry Secrets: a jar of oven roasted tomatoes in olive oil
Winter tomatoes got you down? Try roasting them.

Winter tomatoes are bland, but by roasting tomatoes in the oven you can punch up the flavor quite a bit. Use Roma or plum tomatoes for best quality.

January 10, 2013

Citrus Curd

Clementine Orange Curd with Blueberries
Clementine Orange Curd with Blueberries

Citrus curd can be made with lemons or limes, oranges or grapefruit, or even ponzu. It's creamy and delicious, and quite adaptable, being equally at home on an English Muffin at breakfast, on a scone for afternoon tea, or in a dessert.

January 4, 2013

Garlic Confit

Garlic Confit
Garlic cloves so soft they can be spread like butter

Garlic confit is magical stuff. You can use it in almost anything that calls for garlic, it gives you some wonderfully-flavored oil for cooking, and it keeps in the refrigerator for months. Not only that, but it's  easy to make.