background preloader

Picnic

Facebook Twitter

Chinese Marbled Tea Leaf Egg | Ling Li Eats (and Cooks) The year of the rabbit. I had finally reached two cycles on the Chinese New Year calendar, and it was time to celebrate with my first New Year’s dinner attempt. My coworker suggested that I cook rabbit for my celebration, but somehow it felt unlucky to cook my own kind. I did want to create a feast though, something akin to the countless dishes my parents would make back home.

I scoured the web for recipes and bombarded my home phone line with questions, and here I present to you the beginning of LJ Bistro #10, Chinese New Year style. Throughout my years of actual cooking, I’ve kept no secret my intense love affair with eggs and the many ways of cooking this fine protein. Tea Leaf Eggs are a popular street snack in Asia, and they are very easy to make at home. Ingredients: 6 eggs 3/4 cup soy sauce 2 tea bags (I used Lipton’s black tea bags) 2 star anise 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar Instructions: 1) Make the hard boiled eggs. 2) Leave the water in the pot and run the eggs under cold water. Quick zucchini sauté. My favorite side dish takes five minutes to make.

It has only three steps. No garlic or shallots get minced, nothing gets topped with butter, and shockingly, it involves no truffle salt. It has only two ingredients, and the only reason I’ve held out this long telling you about it is because when I see a recipe that swears it will combine two ingredients in an entirely new and innovative way, I roll my eyes. But this doesn’t mean that you should be limited by my jaded expectations. In fact, I’d be spectacularly sad if you were, because this is wonderful. I had it for the first time at the Red Cat restaurant in Chelsea a few years ago. It cannot be made in advance. The last time we ate at the Red Cat, they inserted the recipe for this with our check.

Zucchini Here: Zucchini Elsewhere: Oh, and there’s this: Over at Chew On That, Smitten Kitchen sous-chef, Alex–along with 21 other food bloggers–tells the internet what his last meals would be. Heat the oil on high in a large skillet. Torchons & Serviettes. Si vous êtes à la recherche d’une marinade qui sort de l’ordinaire pour vos blancs de poulet, côtes de porc, cuisses de lapin ou escalopes de veau, je vous propose cette recette très facile à préparer et qui donne un résultat à chaque fois succulent, pour l’avoir réalisée plusieurs fois… La marinade, sucrée grâce au jus d’abricot et au miel, pénètre moins vite. Il faut donc prévoir environ 2 heures de repos pour que les saveurs parfument votre viande. A la cuisson, le sucré reste à la surface et donne un délicieux goût caramélisé quelque soit votre mode de cuisson : plancha, barbecue, four & poêle.

Et dernière chose… ça sent super bon ! Ingrédients : 40 cl de jus d’abricot 2 branches de romarin 2 gousses d’ail 1/2 cuillère à café de curry 10 cl d’huile d’olive 3 cuillères à soupe de miel poivre du moulin Prévoir de tout préparer dans une boîte plastique ou un bocal qui se ferme : c’est plus pratique à conserver au réfrigérateur. Votre marinade est désormais prête ! The Web’s Best Sandwich Recipes.

Few foods allow for such creativity as the humble sandwich. By definition, it’s just bread and . . . stuff. PB & J on white? That’s a sandwich. A mountain of pastrami and a bit of slaw between rye? Also a sandwich. Grilled Cheese and Short Rib Sandwiches Unfortunately, you can’t put this guy together during the opening credits of a movie like a lot of sandwiches. Soft-Crab Sandwich This sandwich is all about the crab. Thanksgiving Leftovers Club Sandwich Some people say Thanksgiving is the best food day of the year.

Coffee Bacon Sandwiches We’re very aware that bacon goes well with anything. Orange Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich Whenever we lay eyes on a beautiful pork shoulder, our primal response is, “We gotta rip that sucker apart and devour it NOW.” French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich It’s like French onion soup but portable! BBQ Cabbage & Sausage Stuffed Sandwiches Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich With Sage Pesto Sandwiches are not confined to brown bag lunches. California Sandwich. Have Jar, Will Travel: Best Ideas for Meals in a Jar. Anchor Hocking. 50 Different Foods You Can Put in a Jar {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas} A couple weeks ago I posted 50 different things to do with mason jars…though all the ideas were creative and fun, none of them had anything to do with food.

I thought the whole concept of food in a jar deserved a post all of it’s own. So this weeks Saturday Inspiration post is dedicated to all the glorious foods … You can put in a jar: desserts in a jar, bread in a jar, appetizers in a jar, meals in a jar, drinks in a jar… I think you can pretty much put anything in jar and it instantly becomes a million times cuter! Now I want to save even more jars! The Sunday Showcase starts tonight … I can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend ~Enjoy. My Own Labels | Custom Printed Labels, Personalized Seals & Stickers. Put your names on our elegant custom-designed printed labels, envelope seals, favor tags and coasters to create beautiful personalized food or craft gifts, bath creations, wedding and party favors, CDs and DVDs and more.

And, you can create personalized printed book plates as a gift that’s much appreciated and remembered. Our custom labels and envelope seals have been lovingly designed and given a palette of colors that make them perfect for home made and home baked products, birthdays and other celebrations, wines, home brewed beer, ale and other drinks, bath and body creations, as well as other products and events.

Beautiful designs, exacting quality, careful typographic styling of your words, the finest paper and printing, a commitment to getting it to you on time, plus excellent customer service means your order will look great and arrive exactly as promised. Labels, stickers and seals are pre-cut and come on peel-and-stick sheets with 6-45 per sheet depending on the size. White Gloss Inkjet - Quote Bubble Labels - Thought Stickers - OL194 - 2.2609" x 1.9582"

A mason jar meal (my 6th PFB challenge) UPDATE: You can VOTE FOR ME HERE, if you’re so inclined. I love mason jars. They are perfectly portioned, retro, convenient, and reusable. They are affordable, accessible, versatile and stylish. They contain, shake, serve and store. And they travel. And given that Round 6 of the Project Food Blog challenge is to create a meal that will travel well and still look great, and given that my pizza pops survived Round 5 (THANK YOU for all of your wonderful votes, wonderful people!) , I get to do something I’ve wanted to do for ages: create a mason jar meal. Here is what I served: I wanted a meal that tasted freshly made, even after sitting for hours in a jar. Put dressings and heavy items on the bottom, foods to stay crisp and fresh at the top. Chickpea and chicken salad: Rinse and drain a can of chick peas. Homemade bagel chips: Slice several bagels in half. Pesto pasta: Cook penne pasta and drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the water.

The beauty of mason jars is the pretty package. Some tips: Salad in a Jar – SRC. Secret Recipe Club time, holla! There are a ton of us in this, not so secret club, now. It’s rad! I look forward to ‘reveal day’ every month to see all the fantastic recipes that have been made. And quite honestly, I also look forward to seeing who got my blog. Of aaaaall the recipes they could have picked, why THAT one? So then, why do I chose the recipes I do? After reading pretty much every tidbit on Denise’s blog I concluded she’s an amazing woman, mom and wife. One of the great things about the SRC club is you can modify the recipe you choose. A few notes on the dressing: 1. 2. 3. Balsamic VinaigretteRecipe from Creative Kitchen Adventures 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1-2 tbsp water (more or less depending on the consistency you want)2 tbsp honey (can be replaced with agave or brown sugar)1/4 tsp sea salt1/4 tsp black pepper DirectionsPlace all ingredients into a small jar (canning jar).

SaladMakes 2 salads (Salads pictured were made in 32 oz mason jars) Tea sandwiches Recipes at Epicurious. Moroccan Carrot and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Green Olive Tapenade Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Richard Gerhard Jung yield Makes 6 sandwiches active time 30 minutes total time 4 1/2 hours The inspiration for this recipe came from a tea sandwich one of our food editors discovered at Alice's Tea Cup, in Manhattan.

It's surprisingly substantial — a bit like an overstuffed deli sandwich, but not nearly as heavy. For carrots 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 lb medium carrots (8) For tapenade 1 1/4 cups green olives (6 to 7 oz) such as Cerignola or picholine, pitted 3 tablespoons drained bottled capers, rinsed 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 flat anchovy fillet, chopped 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil For sandwiches 12 slices good-quality pumpernickel sandwich bread 6 oz soft mild goat cheese (3/4 cup) at room temperature Preparation.

Our Favorite Sandwiches at Epicurious. W hat would school lunches be like without the requisite sandwich? Years ago, peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, and baloney satisfied most people, but palates change with age, and sometimes you want something bigger, better, and more sophisticated. For the sake of simplicity and inclusivity, we'll define the sandwich as any food item with a filling—historically, either meat or cheese—in between two slices of bread. You can find all sorts of variations on the sandwich throughout the world: gyros in the Mediterranean and Middle East, paninis in Italy, and the banh mi in Vietnam, just to name a few.

Sandwiches born in the United States include the Dagwood (a multitiered sandwich consisting of meats, cheese, and various condiments), the sub (cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and condiments on a long roll, its shape reminiscent of a submarine), the BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato, usually with mayonnaise), and the Elvis (peanut butter and bananas, grilled on a pan).

Bread What Kind? Picnic Holidays & Celebrations at Epicurious. Kinfolk Dinner — Brooklyn, New York. Ribboned asparagus salad. Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups. Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups are poppable, gluten-free, and packed with protein. The perfect breakfast or snack! I had this whole spiel ready about how real men do, in fact, eat quiche, as demonstrated by Ben who housed nearly a dozen Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups that resemble wee baby quiche for dinner, but then I remembered that quiche have crust and Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups do not, so in reality they’re more like mini frittatas and well, all was tragically lost. Ok, let me explain. First of all, Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups might be my new favorite thing on the planet. I may or may not have squealed with delight when they came out of the oven. THEY ARE SO CUTE!!!!

They’re basically mini frittatas containing eggs, egg whites, cooked quinoa, shredded zucchini, cheddar cheese, and diced ham, but I couldn’t name them Mini Ham and Cheese Frittatas because Ben won’t knowingly eat frittatas. Are you still reading? Plus, they’re so versatile. Mix. Almost too cute to eat! May's Cooking Club Challenge: Avocado and Edamame Salad.

Summer Picnic Recipes – Best Recipes for a Summer Picnic. Picnic Sandwich Bistro | Fremont Sandwich Deli | Fremont Sandwich Restaurant. Tortilla Rollups. The first time I ever had a tortilla rollup was in the nineties. My new-friend-at-the-time Hyacinth had made a bunch of the little numbers and brought them to a get-together to which I’d been invited. I didn’t know very many people at the get-together and I was so shy and nervous that I just stood in the kitchen next to Hyacinth’s Tupperware container and ate her tortilla rollups till I bloated. Wasn’t that a beautiful story? Even now, years later, I still love tortilla rollups. I can’t help it. You can fill them with whatever you want—lunch meats, lettuces, vegetables—and they’re ridiculously easy to make, not to mention highly portable. I still eat them till I bloat, is what I’m trying to tell you.

First, I’ll make some yummy cream cheese spread because I want to, and because I want to. Then grab some parsley… And mince it up. Then grab some basil… Roll it up tightly, then slice it into thin strips. Zees ees called “cheefonawd.” Throw it all in a bowl with a block of softened cream cheese. Picnic Sandwiches Slideshow. Best Picnic Sandwich Recipes. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Grilled Cheese Recipe. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Josh’s brother is visiting us from California and we are having a great time. Caleb sure loves having his uncle around and I love having another person to feed:) The other day the guys wanted a snack so I whipped up a bowl of guacamole and made homemade baked tortilla chips.

The guys were still hungry so I offered to make grilled cheese sandwiches. There was still some guacamole left so I asked them if they wanted a Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I used crusty white bread to make the sandwiches. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Yield: 2 sandwichesPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5-7 minutes The guacamole takes this grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level of goodness. If you like this Guacamole Grilled Cheese, you might also like: Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells. I watched my Grandmother’s face when she realized that I hadn’t handed her a hard boiled egg but rather a cake baked inside a real egg shell. Her eyes were filled with wonder and I could envision what she must have looked like as a tyke the very first time she saw a red balloon float across the sky or the the trunk of a giant elephant spewing a stream of water.

“Crack it on the table,” I told her. Eggs were cracked, cupcakes were eaten, and I was perceived as a cupcake Houdini. Update 3/19/2012: For the basic instructions on these Easter cupcakes, keep reading. To see another example of them with dyed eggs and cream cheese “yolk” filling, see my latest version of these Easter cupcakes. I modeled my cupcakes in egg shells after Nicky’s egg shell cupcakes from Delicious Days. Yield: 10 large egg cupcakes What you’ll need: 9 large eggs (Only one will get used in the cake.

To prepare the eggs: Carefully poke a small hole in the top of each egg. Turn the egg upside-down and dump out the contents. Outdoor Movie Screen, Movie Screen & Backyard Movie. Watching a favorite movie outdoors is a fun and special warm–weather activity for kids and parents alike. And all it takes are some simple materials — plus a little creativity — to transform your backyard into an outdoor theatre. Setting Up Your Outdoor Screen What you need: 2 thick, white queen–size ironed flat sheets Top pole 1.5" diameter x 10' long Bottom pole 3" diameter x 10' long Rope — 2 different thicknesses Step 1.

Start with two queen–size ironed flat sheets. Once your screen is set up, create a casual, comfortable seating arrangement using plush cushions covered in fade–proof fabrics and soft, moisture–resistant pillows. A few simple drinks and snacks are all you need to complete your outdoor theatre. Desserts for the Deserving. Lunch Sandwich Round-Up. Lunch Recipes: Wrap Sandwich and Burrito Recipes - Martha Stewart. Orangettes. Sho-yu Tamago (Soy sauce eggs)