Posts Tagged ‘sweet and savory’

Aug

26

2009

A Little Sweet and Savory

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Maple Cardamom Pork Chops and Orange Pepper and Porcini Mushroom Pilaf

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A Little Sweet and Savory

There are two flavors in combination that really get us going, and that’s sweet and savory.  Remember that goat cheese tart from a while back?  Oh yes, the smooth, creamy, rich, sweet and savory goat cheese tart that is at the top of our list for favorite desserts.  It is one of our best examples of the way these two culinary qualities know how to play well together.  We are making an earnest attempt to balance our sweet tooth (and a penchant to bake) with complete meals that include a taste of everything we love along with nutritious characteristics.  We’re featuring a white meat for this dish–the other white meat.  Pork.  These two little piggies went to market and enjoyed the ride.

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Jun

24

2009

Bacon Makes It Better

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Sweet Apple and Bacon Puffs with Pomegranate Glaze

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Bacon Makes It Better

We like bacon, we really do.  Those thick strips of pig know how to jazz up a dish, don’t they?  It’s the summer, and all we can smell on the streets of Los Angeles are bacon wrapped this and bacon wrapped that.  Specifically, we’re referencing the street vendors we adore who shell out bacon wrapped hot dogs. Yeah, they’re the best!  But we digress…when we think of bacon, we think of smokey, hickory, grill-y flavor.  It’s the olfactory essence of its character that makes bacon stand out.  We wanted to make a mini grilled dessert treat using bacon, so we racked our feeble brains to see what was still floating around in there.  You know, there are always recipes that you see out there on this wide ‘net and vow to make.  Well, we were drawing a blank, so we had to come up with something.  These two bite sweet meal enders were the ticket.

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