Winter

Cheesecake Brownies

Makes 16, 2-inch Brownies -- add food coloring (like yellow and red) to make it seasonal!

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Brownie Batter

  • ⅔ cup (3 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine (Giaredehli or Hershey's)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cheesecake brownies (halloween edition!)
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Green Sauce

This sauce was AWESOME, and I made it all by myself.

Makes about 1 cup:
2 cups unpacked parsley
1 cup unpacked mint
1 cup unpacked basil
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon

Blend all ingredients, preferably with an immersion blender, until smooth.
If needed, add more oil (and/or vinegar, to taste) to help blend.
Alternatively, double (or triple!) the ingredients to make it easier to blend in a conventional blender. Trust me, you'll eat it all.

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Caramelized Garlic Quiche

For Crust (enough for two crusts)
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For Quiche:
5 large eggs
3 heads of garlic, cloves peeled
Kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
dash nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
2 cups baby spinach, lightly chopped
1 cup crème fraîche
½ cup milk

Crust

Caramelized Onion Quiche
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Menu for Week of March 15th

Sat: Carmelized Onion Quiche ; make corned beef, cure salmon
Sun: Grill
Mon: Leftover quiche +  salad w/ salmon and chevre
Tues: Corned beef hash  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/corned-beef-hash-2 
Wed: Out
Thus: leftovers

Caramelized Onion Quiche

Menu for Mar 7

Sun: Fish tacos with Mango Salsa, Avocado, Tomatoes, Crema, Hot Sauces
Mon: Rick Bayless salad with sautéed shrimp
Tue: Tamales with black beans and crema; side salad
Wed: Mexican Salad

Tamales

Feb 15: Ethiopian Week

This week we finally tried making Ethiopian food for ourselves - it's one of our favorite meals to eat out, so it was high time we explored the process. For a first try with nothing to go on but some recipes gathered from the Internet, we did... OK. All of these need tweaking and further work to really match our favorites from the amazing Ethiopian restaurants in DC.

Fasolia and friends

ZilZil Tibs

14 ounces skirt steak
2 1/2 tablespoons berbere rub (see above)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1 large white onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 large tomato, cut into large dice (1 1/2 cups)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup sliced jalapeño pepper (seeded or unseeded), or to taste

Cut the meat into 1-inch strips, placing them in a bowl as you work. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the rub over them and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Melt half of the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.

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Fasolia

2 C snapped green beans (2 parts)
1 large carrot, stick-cut (1 part)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp finely minced garlic
1 tsp finely minced ginger
1 tsp tomato paste

2 oz vegetable oil
¼ tsp black cardamom
¼ tsp corriander

jalapeno peppers, optional, to taste
salt to taste

Start with a hot (non-nonstick) skillet and 2 oz vegetable oil. Sauté the onions until caramelized.

Add finely mashed garlic, ginger and tomato paste, stir vigorously to combine.

Add a little water to prevent garlic from drying out. Add the carrots, stirring continuously. Add green beans.

Fasolia
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Gomen Wot

¼ lb. kale (or other hearty greens), stemmed and cut crosswise into ¼"-wide strips
1 yellow onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. niq'r kibbe spiced, clarified butter
½" piece ginger, peeled and minced
⅛ tsp. black cardamom seeds
⅛ tsp. ground fenugreek
⅛ tsp. nigella seeds
1 jalapeño, seeded, and minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
White wine vinegar, to taste

Heat butter in a 6-qt. pot over medium heat.

Add dry spices and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1–2 minutes.

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Doro Wot

4 chicken thighs
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 tsp salt
2 onions, finely chopped
¼ C nit'r qibe (spiced butter, or just unsalted butter)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1" grated ginger

2 tsp ginger
¼ tsp ground fenugreek
¼ tsp ground cardamom

¼ C Berbere
2 T paprika
¼ C dry red wine
2 C water water

1 hard-boiled egg per person
Salt and pepper to taste

Break down, rinse, and dry the chicken pieces. Rub with lemon juice and salt.

In a heavy enamel stew pot, cook the onions, dry, over moderate heat for about 5 minutes. Do not let brown or burn.

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