The Accidental Gourmet

Monday, May 30, 2005

Time To Chill...

After the temperature reaches a certain level (usually about 95 degrees) I loose interest in eating a bunch. Between the heat and the humidity, SC is a dieter's paradise. You can't gain weight if it's too hot to eat. But you have to take in something and you have to stay hydrated and kool aid and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Happy Memorial Day!

Although the holiday is Monday, most of us have already begun to celebrate. And why not? We are paying homage to the brave men and women have who fought and died for our freedom and our way of life. And as solemn as that concept is we are not solemn. We celebrate...we get out there and enjoy one... Sign in to see full entry.

More New Additions for The Accidental Gourmet

As of yesterday I have added a link on the right side to Goddess' Gourmet Goodies Shoppe. This link will take you to a small collection of kitchen equiptment and gourmet foods (offered through I receive 9% on every sale made thought these links and I am using this money to begin to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Your Secret Stash - Little Goodies to Make your Cooking Great

The last thing you want to do when rushing to prepare a meal is to try to figure out the best thing to add to something plain to make it something fantastic. My favorite time in the kitchen is when I am experimenting, mixing up little bits of stuff to test it out, see how it works. These recipes... Sign in to see full entry.

For Witchflower - "Wild Flours - Cooking with non-wheat flours"

I believe this topic came up in comment between you and I, Witchy, when we were on the topic of using other kinds of flour to make pasta. This is from The Vegetarian Resource Group / Vegetarian Journal for January 1994. I hope you find use for this information. Mike's Goddess Wild Flours Cooking... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Strange Little Nibbles that are easy to do

These recipes fall into no other category that I can think of thus we are calling them strange little nibbles. Some are inspired by Iron Chef (both the original and America) still others are things my Grandmother (the one I am named for) used to make ostensibly for the fairies and then we ended up... Sign in to see full entry.

Important Information about The Accidental Gourmet

Some of you may have noticed a few additions to this blog. In the right hand columm there is a group of links called "The Accidental Archive" in which I have given you short cuts to some of my previous posts (especially the ones that I refer back to often like my spice blends). Also, there is now a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Don't Waste Them on Wishes!

Dandelions are just about the most commom "weed" in existance. They grow in nearly every climate and they have the distinction of being one of few plants that are entirely edible. The most commonly used part are the leaves which are similar in flavor to endive. For best flavor you should harvest... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Unusual Combinations for Uncommon Results

I guess that I am more adventurous then most, culinarily that is. So I often make dishes that stretch the imagination a bit. But I will tell you what I tell my "babies"...before you turn your nose up, try it first. Even when I do weird stuff with "unusual" ingredients, I never hear a complaint. So... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Using Your Noodle

There is nothing like eating homemade pasta. And it really is so simple that anyone can make it. Many people think that you need a pasta roller and expensive equiptment but I have been making my own pasta for years and I have never used anything but my hands, a rolling pin, a knife and a fork. These... Sign in to see full entry.

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