Recipes by Pestle Mortar (Page 3)

United States United States Chef

Peach Kuchen

Peach Kuchen by Pestle Mortar

Peach KuchenJuly 29, 2010by HeatherFollowing all good memoirists who now put disclaimers in bold typeface all over their books thanks to James Frey: the following story is based on my recollection of certain events. All conversations are as I remember them and effort has been made to lay out the facts in chronological order, although…

1 vote
Pineapple Panna Cotta

Pineapple Panna Cotta by Pestle Mortar

Pineapple Panna CottaJuly 1, 2010by HeatherYou’ll be happy to know–because I know you think about me and my happiness a lot–that my absence from the blog has more to do with too much gallivanting and nothing at all to do with my lack of enthusiasm for cooking and the like. Granted, not much has been made chez moi lately, but I hope…

1 vote
Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Chicken Andouille Gumbo by Pestle Mortar

Chicken Andouille GumboJune 7, 2010by HeatherIf you ever questioned my devotion to Pestle Mortar, the fact that I stood over a stove on a brilliantly sunny 88 degree day making the perfect roux for gumbo should quash all doubts. Why I felt the need to make gumbo on a brilliantly sunny 88 degree day is another question all…

1 vote
Candied Ginger

Candied Ginger by Pestle Mortar

Candied GingerMay 20, 2010by HeatherAfter an unfortunate run in with some not so happy cold cuts, there has been little but broth, dry toast, crackers and ginger tea/ale cooked or eaten chez moi. I have watched 11 episodes of Law & Order since Monday (which is fine with me, given that the theme song is my ring tone), but I’m just…

1 vote

[...crickets...] by Pestle Mortar

[…crickets…]May 12, 2010by HeatherI seriously don’t understand how food bloggers post recipes and pictures every day. Don’t they get bored? Or overwhelmed? Or totally apathetic (all of which I felt this week)? Dear lord, how many ways can you find to describe how you chopped a vegetable or melted butter? And don’t even get me…

1 vote
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce by Pestle Mortar

Bread Pudding with Whiskey SauceMay 5, 2010by HeatherIn case you hadn’t noticed, it’s May. MAY, people. Although I’m incredibly grateful to have survived another Chicago winter (a mild one. Thanks, Mother Nature!), I can’t believe how fast time is going. It seems like just yesterday I was whipping up red velvet cupcakes in…

1 vote
Mint Juleps

Mint Juleps by Pestle Mortar

Mint JulepsApril 28, 2010by HeatherIt’s Derby time, and like last year, I’m wishing I’d done something about getting a ticket to sit in the stands. Every year I say to myself, “Next year you will buy a gorgeous dress and a big hat and you will bet money you don’t have and sip on a mint julep in a real mint julep cup like a true…

1 vote
Oatmeal Raisin[et] Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin[et] Cookies by Pestle Mortar

Oatmeal Raisin[et] CookiesApril 22, 2010by HeatherIn honor of Earth Day, I want to point you in the direction of a super Earth friendly project/blog. My good friend Heidi (of Creamless Cream of Mushroom fame) and a couple of other green-minded people have started rooftop gardens and chronicle their successes and challenges at Green…

1 vote
Kettle Corn

Kettle Corn by Pestle Mortar

Kettle CornApril 15, 2010by HeatherI have this obsession with State Fairs.Shall I start from the beginning on that one? My good friend Michelle, who used to write with me here (and who we hope comes back one day!) moved to Milwaukee several summers ago and both of us being city girls thought that the idea of a state fair sounded like…

1 vote
Baked Ziti at the Ronald McDonald House

Baked Ziti at the Ronald McDonald House by Pestle Mortar

Baked Ziti at the Ronald McDonald HouseMarch 31, 2010by HeatherIt’s been a long couple of weeks at the Pestle Mortar household. I’ll totally tell you the story one day over a gin and tonic or 5. But suffice it to say that there has been no cooking or baking or even grocery shopping, although lists have been written of all the things…

1 vote