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Make a cheese souffle at home

Cheese souffle is the kind of thing many home cooks are afraid to make because they think it’s difficult.  It’s really not.  You need to practice once or twice in terms of technique, which is the part you need to … Continue reading

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Gres des Vosges at my Costco

You normally don’t find 125 gram packages of any food item at Costco.  Well, maybe caviar. I was very happy to come across this wonderful little fern frond-topped cheese — essentially a pasteurized milk version of Alsatian Munster — at the Richmond (CA) branch. The … Continue reading

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Red Hawk cheese

Not too long ago I parted company with $17 at Berkeley Bowl West for a 10-inch round of Cowgirl Creamery’s funky, pinkish Red Hawk.  I buy this every once in awhile because it’s not only pricey, but incredibly rich.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Savory oatmeal

This may not be the most attractive dish to photograph, but it’s tasty. While I love hot breakfast cereals, I am not always fond of having them sweet, so I came up with this savory version a few years ago … Continue reading

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Tried a couple cheeses

Although I buy most of my cheese at Costco (my Costco has an amazing selection of cheeses) and Trader Joe’s, where the prices are low and you can buy small amounts, which you cannot do at Costco, I’ll pick up … Continue reading

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Elsie the Cow’s cookbook

I remember Elsie the Cow from my childhood in the 1960’s, when she showed up in all kinds of advertising pamphlets – made to look like “real” children’s books – we were given in school to extol the many health properties … Continue reading

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Fromager des Clarines

We all took it easy today, laying around in one form or another.  Matthew went into San Francisco for his Dignity service and we ate leftover pulled pork on rolls with roasted red pepper strips and sweet pickles for dinner.  … Continue reading

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One recipe of Nigella’s bites

I like Nigella Lawson’s cookbooks.  I got a used copy of Nigella Bites (2002) the other day and prepared two recipes thus far:  chocolate fudge cake (page 47) and liptauer (page 161).  I am always on the lookout for a … Continue reading

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A little Manchego

I found shards of Manchego on Berry’s futon today.  Who the hell is feeding the dog Manchego? Is it really necessary to give him sheep’s milk cheese?  I know full well he is the main consumer of all the mozzarella … Continue reading

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