Crunch, CRUNCH, YUM!

Crunch, CRUNCH, YUM!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by Kathryn Troutman No Comments

What goes crunch, crunch, yummmm? You, eating a biscotto. But I thought they were called biscotti? Yes, when you have more than one, which we highly recommend, by the way.  Personally, I have not been able to eat just one. These delicious, oblong, crunchy cookies are called biscotti because they are twice baked.  Here is an Italian language micro lesson for you:  “Bis” means twice, and “cotto”...

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A Sweet Resolution

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017 by Kathryn Troutman No Comments

Several years ago, at the urging of Dr. Smirniotopoulus, Cesar and I tried our hand at making baklava. Knowing that I am a fan of all things Greek, Dr. S. jokingly asked me one day why he couldn’t get a Greek coffee and piece of baklava at our coffee bar.  I took this as a challenge.  That day I searched for recipes online and found one that I adapted to my own tastes.  When Dr. S., our official...

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A Caribbean Hot Sauce to Warm You Up

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by Kathryn Troutman No Comments

We love to try new things.  Experimenting with new ingredients makes our work fun.  Our latest new ingredient is culantro.  That’s not a typo.  Culantro, not cilantro.  Lousy name, right?  I think it deserves something more interesting than one letter off from cilantro, so let’s call it by its Caribbean name, Shado Beni. If you are a cilantro lover like me, you will go crazy for Shado Beni. ...

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