Author Archives: Cori Rozentāle

Jerk Chicken & Jamaican Rice and Peas

One of the last produce items we bought from our local farmer was a pair of habeneros. These little lantern-shaped peppers are some of the hottest in the world, rated between 100,000 and 350,000 Scoville units! Now, compare that to a jalapeno which weighs in between 6,000 and 8,500 Scoville units! Wow, that’s hot, isn’t it? Still, for all their bite, they’re also floral and add a definite flavor that’s hard to duplicate without their help.

A side note on super-hot chiles… I’ve had the pleasure of having ghost chile verde made by a chef friend of mine in…

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Spicy Stirfry

I have a hard time justifying posting stirfry recipes. I’ve been making stirfries since I began cooking for myself and usually my sauces consist of whatever I throw together to match what I want in my head. There’s no measuring, no tasting, I rely on scent to tell me if I’ve gotten it right. It works for me.

Sometimes I actually read stirfry recipes, but usually avoid any that are hardcore on veggies or protein – you can quite easily throw half the fridge at a stirfry and be happy with the results. It, with its sister fried rice…

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Wow! I’ve been featured in my town’s local newspaper, the Tooele Transcript! I’m really surprised and quite honored. The print edition has me on both front and back pages of the Hometown section – quite a bit of press for this little blogger.

Click here to read the article.

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If you’re here because of the profile on me in today’s Tooele Transcript, you might be interested to know that I’ll be doing a review series on our local restaurants over the next several months.

A big, heartfelt thank you to all of my readers who helped me get here. I couldn’t…

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

I’m so happy that winter squash are making their way back into stores. Prices are low this year on them, so it must have been a good year for growing — I don’t remember acorn squash starting out at 68c each last year!

Winter squash store extremely well. If you find a sale, buy a bunch and put them somewhere cool and dry. Garages and laundry rooms often are good places to store squash. As long as the rinds are hard, you have nothing to worry about.

Preparing acorn squash is pretty straightforward – it’s just as with…

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New Site Feature! Clip Posts to Evernote

I’ve been using Evernote for a while now to save all the great recipes I come across as I browse the web. Sometimes that’s challenging because clipping often grabs everything else on the page too and I wind up carefully selecting the text I want to clip rather than saving full web pages.

Now, every post of mine has a Clip icon (see the little green elephant at the bottom?) that will allow you to grab just that post. You can even see all the posts you’ve snagged from here when you click to Clip in the little…

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On Peaches and Problems

Not every recipe will be successful.

This one was saved by the peaches and the vanilla that managed to bring it through even despite the problems. I don’t often talk about failures here, part because failures are only interesting to read for so long and part because I like to put recipes up that work, that I love and want to enjoy again with friends. But, I made a promise that I would talk about what happened to those peaches and this is that story.

A friend of a friend offered me some peaches from her mini-orchard of…

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