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Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 12:00 am

A recipe for brownies that donÂ’t taste like a mud hut brick

Deciding to be a vegan is like signing up for the armed forces. You’ve enlisted for service mysterious and unknown to many, your life will be regimented (and at times arduous), and dessert is ei
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 12:00 am

ItÂ’s slime time for your heart

Amid the bounty of late-summer vegetables, there’s one that tends to get the short shrift, and her name is okra. In India she’s quite the lady’s finger, in parts of West Africa she&r
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 12:00 am

The winning entry from the 2006 Gilroy Garlic Festival

Rare is the opportunity to truly experience an ingredient and eat it several different ways in one sitting. Not only is it challenging to pull off for the cook, it can also be overwhelming for the eat
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:00 am

Make your own healthy blueberry pancakes

In another life, my name was Lulu. I worked as a waitress in a stainless-steel diner in Philadelphia, manning a 20-seat counter that required the nerves of an air traffic controller and the wit of a s
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:00 am

The results are personal, politically correct and scrumptious

Have you tried to host a dinner party lately? Long gone is the no-nonsense process of entertaining, when the only thing that mattered was a wholesome square meal consisting of a meat, a starch, and a
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:00 am

SheÂ’s a real looker, but be careful or sheÂ’ll taste like cardboard

Of the seemingly infinite possibilities at summer produce stands, the eggplant is among the trickiest. She’s a real looker, all right, showing off her shiny, buxom bosom that comes in shades of
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:00 am

It doesnÂ’t take much to make a flavor-cream bomb

Blood orange and burnt caramel, crème fraîche and Meyer lemon, brandy-macerated peach. These were the ice cream flavors I had come to hear about over the phone with my friend, t
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, July 6, 2006 12:00 am

Summer is all about cocktails and here are a few favorites

Nine months of the year, I’m a wine drinker, with an occasional foray into Bourbon-Nightcap Land. But when sultry breezes, late sunsets, and humidity come to town, my beverage choices
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, June 29, 2006 12:00 am

Try Vietnamese-style chicken thighs and never leave your Tiki hut

Modern-day calendar-keepers may tell us that summer begins with Memorial Day weekend, but if you’re an astronomical diehard you know it really didn’t kick off until June 21, when the sun w
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, June 22, 2006 12:00 am

Guess whoÂ’s a pain in the ass?

Cooks are a pain in the ass to cook for. I should know — I’m one of them. Friends tell me all the time that even the thought of cooking for me is intimidating, and I have


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