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by on April 15th, 2010

Turnip Rose

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?


Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

Romeo: [Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Juliet: ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy: Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot, Nor arm nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose (turnip) By any other […]

by on June 8th, 2009

Citrus flower garnish

Don’t Play with your food…

I’m sure all of us have memories of our mothers saying “don’t play with your food”. I know my twin sister and I did when we were small — we got into everything. I told my own children not to play with their food. Seems like if they didn’t like something, they would move it all over the plate to make it look like they had eaten it. They were picky eaters, but have all grown into wonderful cooks, ready to try anything unusual.

So, playing with food. When I was in a Hospitality Management […]

by on June 6th, 2009

Cabbage Flower

Red cabbage flower.

This picture isn’t so much about the recipe but about the cabbage flower I used to decorate a tray. I love making these for events I cater. Simple to make and really make an impact on a tray. Take a small red cabbage and using a very sharp knife, make 8 cuts going almost to the bottom but DO NOT cut all the way through the core. Take the head of cabbage and fill a 5 gallon bucket with water. Soak the cabbage in it overnight or until the cabbage has opened up like […]

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