Monday, January 29, 2007

Mad Skills...

Tonight I went to my knife skills class taught by the U of U aka that other Utah School ~it was in their continuing ed stuff so I don't feel like a real traitor.
The class was awesome, I haven't been cooking a lot lately because I am staying with friends right now. It was so great to be in the kitchen and using my knives again that I love so much ~I have the Wusthof Classics ~I have a 8" chefs knife but I covet the 10". Gretchen O'Connor that taught the class was a lot of fun she works at the Citris Grill ~she was a little nervous it was her first class although she does in home cooking lessons for people. Any ways because it was a knives skills class we did a lot of chopping ~I was of coarse a natural and asked if I had any previous training ~yes thanks to my mom and 4-H.
When the class was all said and done we had some Gazpacho, Peasant Soup, Black Bean & Corn Salsa, Jicama Coleslaw, Cucumber Coleslaw and Salmon to go with all of our soups and salads. I am going to pass along the Jicama Coleslaw recipe because it was so lovely with salmon you really must try it next time you get a chance. ~oh the best skill I learned in the class, when you scrap the food on your cutting board with your knife to repile it or to scrape it into the bowl, flip the knife over and use the back so you don't dull the blade.

Jicama Coleslaw

1 Red Onion ~small diced
1 Large Jicama ~grated
1 Bunch Cilantro ~chopped
1 Red Pepper ~small diced
1 Green Pepper ~small diced
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
Zest from one Orange
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Jalapeno ~minced (optional)

Place the grated jicama, diced vegetables, and chopped cilantro into a bowl; mix together. Add orange juice, zest, salt & pepper; let sit for 20 minutes. Toss again before service. Adjust Seasoning.

Monday, January 08, 2007

A Meme from a meanie...

My sister tagged me and now i am doing this list of things no one knows about me ~but i share everything, i blog.
1. I biffed my last finals for both undergraduate and graduate school ~I slept through my last undergraduate final and had to beg the teacher for a re-do and broke the diskette my last graduate school final was on just before it was time to present ~there were five us who had a grade riding on this one and the teacher let me turn the presentation in a week late.
2. I have seen more than one boy naked when they thought i was asleep in their room and they could just sneak in for a change of clothing ~boys are dumb and i peek (don't tell my mom.)
3. My favoritest thing before I go to bed in the whole world is clean shaved legs on crisp clean sheets.
4. I love to iron and think rising steam is one of the nicest feelings on your skin.
5. I only sing in public because I think it is a commandment (D&C 25:12) and I am still a little bit afraid of God and my Father.

Now it is my turn to tag ~go ahead and make your list Aimes & Marce.