Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
State Threatens to Shut Down Nutrition Blogger
Nutrition board says he needs a license to advocate dietary approaches
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I don't say that easily. Coconut has long been (from childhood) a favorite of mine, and it remains so. This cake is moist, flavorful, and full of good coconut taste. Not a quick cake (as I pointed out yesterday, you have to start it 48 hours ahead of time!) but a good one. One that you make for an Occasion. A birthday, anniversary, or just when you want to show Somebody Special that you love them. Here's the recipe, again.
Friday, April 20, 2012
I'm not a big cake fan. Most cakes that you get are dry (over-relying on cake mixes will do that for you, as will trying to avoid any butter in the cake -- contrary to what people tell you, applesauce is not a good substitute for the clean taste of butter), cloyingly sweet, or just lacking taste in general.
But I do love coconut cake. Growing up, there was a woman at church who made an incredible coconut cake: moist, full-flavored, and redolent of coconut.
The problem? Finding a recipe that really, REALLY replicates that full coconut taste.
A few months ago, we found this recipe in Our State magazine, a good publication devoted to things North Carolinian. And since this cake isn't quickly put together (it requires starting 48 hours ahead of serving!) my wife saved it for my birthday.
Which is tomorrow. So she began on Wednesday, because we're having our children and their friends for dinner tomorrow. I'm doing pork and chicken Chinese recipes, and while cake doesn't go with Chinese, we all need an inconsistency or two. Here's mine. I'll report tomorrow on the outcome of the cake.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Making a decision usually means taking one of two roads. One is doing the right thing. To take the other road, you have to sit back and spin a story around the decision or action you are taking. If you find yourself thinking up an elaborate justification for what you are doing, you are not doing the right thing."