Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spotlight on Smitten Kitchen

Most people who know me know that I am obsessed with Deb Perelman’s blog Smitten Kitchen. Deb is perhaps one of the greatest examples of an amateur chef who gained world renown through blogging creative and easy-to-follow recipes. Though she … Continue reading

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The Cover Cooking Challenge, Week 1: Food & Wine’s Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloins

Brining a particularly hard technique to do in a tiny kitchen. When meat brines, it sits for a period of time (often at least 24 hours) in a cool space (so a fridge) before it is cooked. This creates a few … Continue reading

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Irish Feast Leftovers: Salmon Colcannon Cakes

I love fish, but I don’t cook it often. For one thing, it’s expensive. For another, it doesn’t save or reheat well. One of the keys to tiny kitchen cooking is efficiency. Cooking larger quantities allows for fewer grocery trips, … Continue reading

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The Apartment Epicurean’s Cooking IQ Quiz!

How much do you know about cooking and food? Put your culinary smarts to the test with this quiz, and then post your scores in the comments. In a week, I’ll pick one of the top scorers as a winner, … Continue reading

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An Irish Feast: Poached Salmon and Colcannon

Since I was young, my Irish family has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a feast. My mother cooks up a big Irish meal—corned beef, cabbage, carrots, peas, boiled potatoes, and soda bread—and we take the time to relax as a … Continue reading

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