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How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Tuesday May 17, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(heat, fat, smoke, cool) Gentlemen, turn on your fans.  Everything you've been taught about smoking fat needs to go right out the window.  Steve powers through the step-by-step on this baby. You'll never wonder how to do this again. To watch how, ...

Green Eggs (no ham)

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Saturday April 30, 2011   -   By Cynthia

Cynthia promotes local eggs and gives us the low down on how to recognize a healthy egg. (plus the recipe is quite tasty!).  Watch?   Click here.   

Jeff's Potato Pancakes

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday April 07, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(Jane practices for a date) Everybody Loves Potato Pancakes.  It's true.  This recipe comes from Jeff Basom, chef at Bastyr University and it is quite the favorite among the students for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Watch the video and get printable...

Mirin Baked Chicken with Shitake Mushrooms

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Friday April 01, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(Facelift, the social network for Ward) This succulent entrée is crazy simple.  The mirin (sweet rice wine) and tamari meld with the chicken to make a dark sweet sauce.  The oven does all the magic.  Watch video and print recipe here . ...

Split Pea Soup with Potatoes and Dill

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Friday March 18, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(The new neighbor) Not real pretty to look at but neither is the new neighbor.  We give you the how to on both a vegetarian version and one that includes ham. The cumin + dill marry well with peas.  Try it.  You'll see.  Watch video and...

Aromatic Baked Apples

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Friday March 04, 2011   -   By Cynthia

Try a warm one with Vanilla Nut Cream. It's magic. Click here for video and printable recipe.

Miso Happy Broth

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday February 24, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(Cynthia answers the call) Taking the time to allow land and sea vegetables to infuse a soup stock with their nutrients creates a powerful soup.  The probiotics in the miso make it easy to digest too.  For printable recipe or to watch the video, ...

Medicinal Ginger Tea

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Friday February 11, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(Jane measures thumbs) Cookus goes therapeutic.  Jane shows you how to make this simple strong tea that will get your stagnation flowing. Here's how ( click here ).

Gingerbread Molasses Cookies

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday February 03, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(Cynthia mixes it up in the new kitchen) Fresh ginger root and molasses give the cookie deep flavor.  Teff flour helps add chewiness.  Oh my gosh these are good.  Find out how to make them (plus get tips on baking with whole grain flours).

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Friday January 21, 2011   -   By Cynthia

(Steve rebounds for soup) Otherwise known as Tom Ka Gai, this traditional Thai soup uses coconut milk, lemon grass and fish sauce to form a flavorful base.  The ginger garlic influence make it a perfect kill-the-cold  soup.  A popular family...

How to cut lemongrass

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday January 13, 2011   -   By Cynthia

The slender fragrant stalk that gives Thai food its unique taste can be daunting.  Not anymore.Watch Cynthia find the tender part. To watch, click here .  

Spice Chai Tea

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Wednesday January 05, 2011   -   By Cynthia

If you take whole spices like star anise, black peppercorns, cardamom pods and whole cloves, buzz them in a small grinder to release flavor, then simmer them with fresh ginger and serve with honey and milk – you’ll throw back your head and guffaw at the lame...

Tuxedo Chocolate Dipped Apricots and Prunes

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Wednesday December 29, 2010   -   By Cynthia

This treat is gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, full of fiber and will go well with your black and white New Year’s attire.  Plus, chocolate dipping is involved.  So easy it can even be made on a camp stove. Not kidding.  Watch video? Click here.

Cranberry Apple Relish

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Thursday December 16, 2010   -   By Cynthia

(Home on the range or hotplate) This recipe is much less complicated than putting up a tent.  Whether you're living indoors or out during the holiday season, include this seasonal fruit dish on your table.  To watch video or print recipe, click...

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Kale

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Friday December 10, 2010   -   By Cynthia

(Homeless in Seattle) Hip hip hooray, brightly colored vegetables!  Roasting sweet potatoes makes them super sweet.  Combining apples and kale is divine.  Put them together and what can we say?  Fabulous vegetable dish coming your...

French Lentil Dijon Spread

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Sunday November 28, 2010   -   By Cynthia

(Phil moves Jane) This is tasty, inexpensive, makes a great sandwich spread (lunchbox!) or dip.  Watch video and get printable recipe by clicking here.

Baking Essentials

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Monday November 22, 2010   -   By Cynthia

(Jane is sweet on bees and trees, vanilla and Phil) Find out why as Jane strolls you through how to set up your pantry for holiday baking. Watch the video!  Click here.  

Farro Mushroom Risotto with Sage and Thyme

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Wednesday November 17, 2010   -   By Cynthia

Make local grains for Thanksgiving! Farro (aka emmer) is a chewy, satisfying whole grain grown locally in Washington State at Bluebird Grain Farms .  Soak it and cook it slowly to maximize flavor and tenderize the texture.  The fresh herbs and...

Caramleized Bananas with Chocolate Drizzle

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Wednesday November 03, 2010   -   By Cynthia

Not so local, but definitely fresh, organic and whole.  Very satisfying whole foods dessert.  Watch Jane make them and get printable recipe HERE .    

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