Archive for October 2011

BlissTree: We Need More TV Chefs to Teach Food Basics — We got a great shout out from BlissTree in this article on TV chefs. Check out what they have to say on the subject here!

Giveaway: CakeSpy’s Virtual Book Tour Comes to SKC — We’re thrilled that our friend CakeSpy (i.e. Jessie Oleson) has brought us this beautiful, sweet-filled cookbook. To celebrate, we’re joining her virtual book tour. Stop by SKC today for a review and giveaway of the new CakeSpy Cookbook to see what treats are in store.

To Catch the Rest of Cakepsy’s Virtual Tour, check out these sites:

October 10—Cupcake Project
October 11—Bake It in a Cake!
October 12—Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
October 13—Dessert First
October 14—Cookie Madness
October 15—Bake and Destroy
October 16—Piece of Cake
October 17—Not Martha
October 20—Blondie and Brownie

October 22nd: BGSK at Broadway Panhandler! — If you’re in the greater New York City area this Saturday, come join us at Broadway Panhandler, at 3pm, for a demo of recipes from the book! We’ll be cooking up Pumpkin Cake with Chai Whipped Cream, Spicy Black Bean Dip, and Sweet Pea Crostini. We’d love to see you there!

Lemony Kale Salad

Posted by on Wednesday Oct 19th, 2011

Earlier this summer, my mom introduced raw kale salad into her rotation of quick veggies to go alongside the requisite salmon with green sauce. The recipe was courtesy of my parents’ friend Monina who made it for a dinner party she hosted on Martha’s Vineyard, and was responsible for my dad actually requesting kale for dinner on the following night. My mom has made it in the double digits since.

It’s rare to find a green salad that can be dressed in advance and won’t get soggy (we usually turn to grains for this type of portability). But the …

Giveaway: Edgeware Knife Sharpener Winners!

Posted by on Tuesday Oct 18th, 2011

Thanks to all of you who tuned in to our Prep School knife sharpening video! We chose three randomly selected winners to receive one of the three fabulous Edgeware products used in the video. They are…

Lauren Guerin: Pro Edge Elite

With winter getting closer I would love to know more about safe, easy ways to can, freeze, and store food.

Michelle: Diamond Pro

My husband LOVES onions–I could live my life without them–I would love any ideas on how to prep them without the tears–I swear, I start crying as soon as the knife hits the onion.

MAG CLUB HALL OF FAME: Southwestern Artichoke Dip; Lentil and Goat Cheese Salad; Caprese Salad; Chocolate Bottomed Blondies

It’s no secret that Jordana is, er, the weak link of Mag Club cooking. It’s never cause for complaint though, since her contribution usually involves take-out sesame noodles from the restaurant on the ground floor of her building. It also often times means booze. The Jordana recipe we’ve featured in the past was homemade Sangria from this Cinco de Mayo gathering in the first year of Mag Club’s inception.

But there was one Mag Club, about a year …

Weekend Hangover Brunch, Fall Edition

Posted by on Sunday Oct 16th, 2011

Spinach Strata with Sage and Gruyere • Apple Crumb Coffee Cake • Warm Chai Tea Lattes