Archive | July, 2009

New Recipe: Spiced Sourdough Corn Fritters

25 Jul

Spiced Sourdough Corn Fritters (Vegan)
This recipe gets 4 Purkle Stars
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Ingredients:

  • the kernels of 4 fresh cobs of corn
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp. tumeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 – TBSP vegetable oil

Place kernels in large bowl. Add sourdough a bit at a time ( 1/3 cup or so) until all kernels are covered but mixture seem a bit thick. Add all seasonings and mix. Add baking soda last. Mixture will rise a bit, becoming smoother and easier to stir. Add vegetable oil to a frying pan and let heat up to about medium-high. Gently drop in corn mixture until it forms a medallion about 3 inches across. Let fry about 2-3 minutes on each side or until each side is a nice orange – gold color.  Serve warm with your favorite hot sauce or tomato sauce. Feeds 4-5 people (my general rule is one corn cob per person.)

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MindfulCast #1 – Fermentation: The Final Frontier

19 Jul

After years of thinking about it, I have finally created a podcast call “MindfulCast”. The goal of this podcast series is to discuss the rewards and challenges of living a balanced life in these modern, urban times. The first episode, Fermentation: The Final Frontier, focuses on a recent Pickling Party workshop hosted by UrbanKitchenSF and Happy Girl Kitchen Co. To subscribe to the podcast feed, check the box at the top of the sidebar!

The workshop was held on a pier under the Bay Bridge…

From left to Right: Todd Gonzales and Todd Champange from Happy Girl Kitchen

Chopping and filling jars

and adding salt water…

Pickled Cherries, Lemons and Spicy Carrots

mmm.. Pretty Pickles…