Archive | July 2013

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Obsession

Summertime reminds of berry picking as a child so this recipe is the perfect summer treat! I might even consider adding raspberries too since they’re my favorite

Whisk Away Your Worries

Anyone that knows me knows I love the combination of chocolate and strawberries. My parents have made a tradition of sending me chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day. My roommates could tell you the unhealthy amount of strawberries dipped in Nutella I’ve consumed over the past few months. My favorite crepe at the local creperie is strawberry and chocolate. Strawberries are always my first choice to dip into a pot of chocolate fondue. Needless to say, I have an obsession.

I recently saw a recipe for a chocolate covered strawberry pie. Obviously, I was smitten with the recipe from first glance. I have been dying to try this recipe out and an unused carton of strawberries beckoned me to transform them into this decadent pie. I adapted the recipe to fit my own personal taste and I was very pleased with the final dessert.

The simplicity of this pie made…

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Not so local…but I can’t help myself…

Not my usual type of recipe to share but I’m sure plenty of people would enjoy this

Northwest Noshings and Ramblings

There are two things I usually have to try at a restaurant. One is bread pudding. The other is lobster bisque. Though I am much picker about where I order my lobster bisque from (no Red Lobster version for me).
Lobster has come down in price as of late (at least in my area) and so I thought I would make a bowl of it for myself at home. There is some work involved, especially since you make your own stock but it gives it a nice flavor.

Lobster Bisque

2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 tsp tomato paste
8 ounces unsalted butter
1-1/2 lbs Maine lobster
32 ounces water
2 cups heavy cream
2 bay leaves
½ cup dry sherry
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
Steam lobster in water until done, about 8 minutes. Save stock. Remove lobster meat from shell; set…

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