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CookPlayExplore1

Love to cook, eat and share recipes. Believe that food is a diplomatic way to relate to people and the planet.

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  • Location: SF South Bay
  • Favorite foods: Vitamins, sugar, protein, some fat - all well prepared ans seasoned.
  • Last bite on earth: Pear, cabbage and fennel slaw with raisins.

Knead the Book: Kneadlessly Simple

Sourdough. Just love it!

Super Bowl Giveaway: California Avocado Gift Box for Guacamole-Making

Might be unbelievable, but I love it blended with sugar, lemon and cinnamon for dessert.

Super Bowl Giveaway: California Avocado Gift Box for Guacamole-Making

Might be unbelievable, but I love it blended with sugar, lemon and cinnamon for dessert.

Can I make blueberries turn blue for a dessert?

Great creative ideas and comments! After reading them all , it looks like I will follow grandma's wisdom, @Cookbook_Junkie. So, @jekey and @monsieur_Ghislain, I will not use the smurfs. I will prepare a sunset orange/red "sky" color for their "clouds dessert" project. And then I can make it with a few blueberries, raspberries, apricots, peaches - all in season, to have that kind of color. @ pgym, I also found that there's a natural blue coloring for sale (cabbage based but with no taste or smell). Still, wouldn't it be cool if blueberries could turn blue?

Can I make blueberries turn blue for a dessert?

Oy. You're making me LOL. Smurfs is ideal and my kids would love it if they were like that crazy cay Azrael... Yuk for the blue bread!!! I will still look for some solution and will let you know what became blue. And, please, don't suggest me to boils some Blue Man... hahahah!

Can I make blueberries turn blue for a dessert?

Wow, this all make sense. Thanks for the tips! My mother is wise...says she won't eat anything blue. But my kids want me to make something blue with white clouds on it as we are working on a clouds project! Again... go figure !!!!

What is your favorite type of restaurant smell?

Cinnamon, from pies or fruit preserves
Bread, straight from the oven
Quiche, oh the adorable quiche Lorraine...
Mulled wine.... wow!

Weekend Cook and Tell: Squash Invasion!

My experiment was a warm yellow squash and green fig salad over a bed of mâche! Unpredictably delicious!!!! It's on www.cookplayexplore.com .

Weekend Cook and Tell: Atypical Tacos

I am not sure if you received my post this morning : I tell how we filled tacos in a very alternative way in www.cookplayexplore.com.

The Food Lab: The Science of No-Knead Dough

I've never seen what I consider to be a really satisfactory explanation of the science behind the No-Knead Bread recipe, so I'm gonna try and fill that hole here. And what cool science it is. In 2006, Mark Bittman introduced the world to a recipe from Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery, which had a whole bunch of home cooks opening up their Dutch ovens and exclaiming oh my goodness—I can't believe I just did that! It certainly had me thinking that. Even more interesting to me than that it works is how it works, because by understanding the how, we can then modify the recipe to fit many different baking situations, even improving its flavor. More