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Saturday, July 5, 2008

You'll Screw Up

The thing with recipes is that, I don't know anyone, other than decent to accomplished chefs that get it right on the first try. Good cooks are able to pick up on small cues from the food. Such a little wisp of smoke indicating food burning. Or the change in texture of a steak from soft to firm that indicate the steaks temperature. With that in mind, you will screw up a few recipes along the way. The trick is that you pay close attention to the food when you're cooking. Listen to the food. It will talk to you in the language of sizzles and bubbles. Look at the food. It will toast, or brown, or burn right before your eyes. Taste the food. Your cooking it, if anyone should taste it should be you. Smell the food. Close your eyes and try to detect what all the different flavors are. Pay close enough attention to the food your cooking and the screw ups will minimize.

The Grocery Store

Do you know where all the food that your body really needs, like grains, vegetables, fruits, milk and meat are located in a grocery store?All the way in the back. Ever wonder why? Why would they make you walk through the produce section, "organic" food (which is another post alltogether), florist, anitpasti bar, candy stand, pop, beer, wine, magazines, seasonal items, pharmacy, & greeting cards to get to the food you really need? You most likely know the answer now. Other than the produce and maybe pharmacy, you don't need that other so called food to survive. All that other junk are called impulse buys. The grocery store wants you to buy all that junk before you get to what you actually came to the store for in the first place. So you know what i say? Cut through the checkout or the bank. Theres no rule saying you have to walk where they want you to. It's not the pentagon or your cell phone provider's store for that matter.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

On a Mission

Here's the deal. I'm tired of knowing that when I go to that fast food chain for a meal that I'm getting luke warm food that's most likely been under a heat lamp or in a hot drawer for just to long. Or expensive food that took pennies to make. Or in most cases is so processed that it isn't even good for me. That being said, I'm on a mission. I want everyone to have a choice. If you are running late sure spend the money for convienience. But if not and your able to plan for a half hour for the week upcoming, you can make hot, delicious, inexpensive food that is good for you. That's what I'll show you. Do You Burn Toast? If so your in the right place.