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A day of gluttony

Posted May 3rd, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

Over the weekend I went a little foodie crazy (guess that is what happens when your knee hurts and going out and enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather is not an option). Saturday was spent slowly eating a 5 course meal. I ...

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Exploring Your CSA Basket: Fun Seasonal Cooking Demonstration~ from the third annual Cultivating Food Justice Conference

Posted April 26th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

Thank you all so much for taking part in the Cultivating Food Justice Conference. I had a wonderful time sharing (or should I say ranting, at times) my passion for food. I also want to thank one of my students for takeing such ...

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Farmers Market Finds

Posted March 22nd, 2010 by Chef_jenn with 1 Comment

On a recent trip to the Mercato (the amazing famers market in Little Italy) I came across an ingredient that I have never use. Not as rare of an occurrence as you might think. The ingredient~ Stinging Nettle; I know it doesn’t sound ...

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Silky Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Posted March 20th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Serves 6 to 8 1 3/4 cups Whipping cream1 tsp Gelatin1 ½ cups Semisweet chocolate chips ¼ cup + 1 tbsp Frangelico or hazelnut liquor2 tbsp Nutella3 tbsp Unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small cubes Chill 1 ½ cups whipping ...

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Who said you have to drink your Whisky and Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day?!?

Posted March 15th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

For St. Patrick’s Day this year try something new. Like my Guinness Beef Pie, a wonderful play on a Sheppard’s Pie. Or try cooking will Bailey’s or Whisking; and drink a little less of it. When I think about St. Patty’s Day; I think ...

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