I sneak a, Chicken Tikka, Masala at a gala event

Oh chicken tikka, like spaghetti with meatballs and general Tso
before you, you have no cultural reference. 
The California
roll of Indian cuisine.  Created by an Indian
expat in Britain
to help western palates adapt to Middle Eastern flavors, Chicken Tikka Masala
is the most popular “Indian” food around. 
Since we hadn’t cooked Indian before, we thought it would be a good
starting point.  We didn’t have much time
to cook that night, but this recipe seemed so simple, what I had overlooked was
resting and marinating times.  Because of
this, our final product was slightly on the bland side but still really
delicious. Click below for more

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Beach BBQ

Today is the coldest, windiest, dreariest day we have had
here in Bermuda this winter.  Just when I was thinking the weather would
turn and we would be at the beach in a few weeks, we get this crazy storm.  I had coffee today for the first time in
months when I got in to work because the ride was so crazy.  Gigantic waves were crashing into the sea
wall and splashing upon the road.  Gale
force winds threatening to toss my bike like a child’s toy off of the asphalt
and on to the rocks below. 

To further warm my body and mind, and remind me that spring IS
coming here in Bermuda, I have decided to post
some beach BBQ pictures from last year. Click below for the rest of the pics

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Giada De Laurentiis – Short Ribs with Tagliatelle

Note- This is the second pasta recipe in a short period of
time.  I have 3 comments:

1. 
We love pasta and make it all the time
2.  I am
trying to clear out pictures taken with my old camera
3.  Next
week has a theme – “Happy Chicken Week” – no pasta there

Anyways, there are a ton of pictures here, but I couldn’t narrow
them down any further cause this was an awesome night and a great meal.  We cooked for almost 4 hours then watched a
foodie movie.  What more can you ask for?

This is a direct recipe from Giada De Laurentiis.  You can find it here on the food network
website and in her cookbook “Everyday Pasta.” 
I am going to explain the recipe as we go today.

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Pad Thai – REVENGE

We had revenge on pad thai this past weekend.  I didn’t take as many pictures this time
because we had so many good ones last time. 
Also because once you get going with this dish in the wok,  you need to be focused and keep the
ingredients coming.  If you are serious
about trying pad thai, check out chez pim and read her page on it.  It may seem long, but you need to read
through it to get the idea of how to make this dish really great. 

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Pizza Party!

Last Friday, we had a few people over for a pizza party. We made 9 different pizza varieties and fun was had by all. In a month or so, I will be doing a real pizza post, detailing the cooking process, dough, and toppings. For now, I leave you with a few pictures of what the kids call “food porn” complete with the pizza upskirt.

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Jamie Oliver – Pappardelle with a Ragu of Tiny Meatballs

This past Sunday afternoon I had a big plan to make stock. Unfortunately I hadn’t checked my bank account in a few days and when I was about to leave to buy the supplies I realized there was no chance. I quickly flipped through Mandi’s new Jamie Oliver cookbook thinking pasta would be delicious and knowing we had eggs and flour so the actual noodle part would be free. I found an extremely simple recipe for pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce. This intrigued me because I suddenly realized that I follow all sorts of recipes for all types of food, but when I make spaghetti and meatballs I always just do my same variation on my mother / grandmother’s recipe. Something new might be fun. Click below for recipe.

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Failure – Pad Thai

It happens to everyone. Some days you just shouldn’t be in the kitchen. There are signs all around telling you it isn’t a good idea, but when you are really excited to cook you sometimes ignore them. Last Friday Mandi and I had BIG plans to make Pad Thai. We have been trying to eat less meat lately so we thought this would be a great meal because you can use tofu as the main protein. We have made a few different Thai dishes including a green curry so we thought this wouldn’t be a problem at all. Click below and see why it was.

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You say Chili, I say Ice Cream

On Sunday afternoon I was making some Chile-Chocolate Ice Cream. Rich emailed me saying that he and Kim were making Chili with vanilla in it. I really thought it was weird that we were making exact opposite foods. Click below for the story…

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New Year’s Eve 2007

This past New Years, about 30 of my friends got together and rented a ski house in Maine. A great time was had by all and there was only one trip to the emergency room! We were there for almost a week but the real party was on New Years Eve. That morning, Mandi, Kim, Amy, and me got up early (11) and took the half hour trek to the nearest grocery store. We began planning the hors d’oeuvres for the party that night. We collectively made over 9 different things throughout the night including teriyaki chicken pineapple skewers and jalapeno cheese bacon awesomeness but only 4 are shown here. Click below to see the food.

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