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[29 May 2007 | One Comment | ]

Sometimes the food we fix has a great story. This one doesn’t.

I mean I’m sure it does for some folks but for me my grandma never made it when I was a kid, I never lived in Cajun country and I never found a lost recipe for it in an old family cookbook that I parlayed into Uncle Chowhound’s Famous Homemade Long Lost Original Classic Family HomeStyle Red Beans and Sausage (available at grocery stores near you!).
Pretty cool how I can get a whole paragraph out of ‘ no …

News & Commentary, Product Reviews »

[25 May 2007 | 12 Comments | ]

For years whenever I needed minced garlic I’d do one of two things. If it was a small amount I’d mince by hand and if were a large bit I’d toss the cloves into the food processor.
About year or so ago I picked up a cheap garlic press and it just wasn’t sturdy enough to mince the fresh firm garlic we grow here at Kitchen Warfare and I gave up on it. Then a few weeks later I saw a garlic press made by OXO that looked like you …

Cooking, Recipes »

[23 May 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

When the fledgling Kitchen Warrior first begins the transition from the freezer to the pantry often the biggest ‘gotcha’ is that a little more time and planning is required. Folks don’t always appreciate this and just assume we’re always ready to whip something up even in THEIR kitchen regardless of what ingredients they have on hand. I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me ‘Hey you’re a good cook have a cooking blog’ can’t you just MAKE something?
To that end its definitely a good …

Cooking, Gardening, Tips »

[19 May 2007 | 5 Comments | ]

As you know here at Kitchen Warfare we’re a big believer in quality ingredients and there just isn’t anything fresher, tastier and healthier than what you can grow in your own garden.
Or as our indigenous rural neighbors say, ‘Food for the Table’.
You may not think you have the space to make growing your own food worthwhile and while more is definitely better you don’t need a lot of space to get something you can use and really appreciate. Even on a window sill or apartment balcony you can generally grow …

Baking, Breads, Recipes »

[12 May 2007 | 6 Comments | ]

This is one of my favorite ‘white’ loaf breads, it has a wonderful taste and texture. Don’t read oats and think lumps because they just disappear in the finished loaf and all that remains is a hint of flavor. And to top it off this bread has a beautiful crust and a sturdy rise so its a great one to bake when you want something you can count on to taste AND look good.
Also like most basic breads its also quite versatile. I first saw this recipe as a …

News & Commentary, Product Reviews »

[5 May 2007 | 4 Comments | ]

When I first saw Tom Dickson turn a rake handle into sawdust with a blender I thought he might be a candidate for our dubious prestigious Honorary Kitchen Warrior award. But as it turns out he’s just a guy trying to sell blenders.
But what the heck, overall commercials are a lot more fun to watch nowadays than they used to be. And the ‘Will It Blend?’ series is no exception, its so much fun watching Tom blend everything from marbles to cell phones that its easy to ignore that someone’s …