Carey Palenchar


You’ve probably heard of clarified butter or drawn butter. But have you heard of ghee? I would like to take this moment to make a formal introduction. Ghee (pronounced like Geek without the k) is a variety of clarified butter commonly found in India and surrounding countries and is used as an ingredient, a cooking …

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Chocolate & Avocado

Chocolate & Avocado After an experiment at a wedding with a disassembled California Roll and a chocolate fountain, my friend Sam had an epiphany: chocolate covered avocado treats!   After all, avocados are one of his favorite foods.  It’s a good fat, you know.  This is all my way of saying that this was NOT my …

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Ratatouille, My Way

Ratatouille emerges out of the perfect storm of vegetables.  As least in my house.  It’s never something I plan on making, it’s a dish that makes itself evident based on the particular combination of vegetables.  When I suddenly realize that I’ve got squash, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and lastly an eggplant, I know it’s time. One-Pot …

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