Posts Tagged ‘cooking’


Monday, March 7th, 2011

While on vacation last week I saw an interesting article in the New York Times: “Once a Villain, Coconut Oil Charms the Health Food World“.

Key quote:

“But my favorite new way to use coconut oil is for popcorn. The oil brings out the nutty sweetness of the corn itself while adding a rich creamy sensation, without having to pour melted butter on the top.”

I had to pick some up.

Whole Foods, amazingly, had three different varieties of virgin coconut oil.

Over the weekend we made popcorn with it, and it was fantastic. Just like the article said, no butter needed.

Another Purple Basil

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

On my quest for Purple Pesto I found another purple basil plant – the Basil Red Rubin:

Purple Pesto

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Besides tomatoes, this year I successfully grew basil as well, and have made a few batches of pesto from my bounty.

I was looking at seed websites last week, as now I fancy myself a farmer, and I found something fantastic – purple Basil Osmin.

Yes, I plan on making purple pesto in 2011 …