Sunday, April 11, 2010

cookbook struggles

I'm struggling with my efforts on the cookbook. I have managed to find about 30 recipes in my regular repertoire, but every time I ask the facebook fans for requests, they go unanswered. I am serious about writing this book, but I want it to contain things people actually wanna know how to make. I can't expect to sell a book if I can't give the people what they want.

I intend on including a sections on helpful tips and tools of the trade so to speak. I also want to take some old favorites and give them a new twist, dress them up for enterainment, etc. If anyone out there is actually reading this thing, than please feel free to request a recipe type, genre, specific ingredient you are unsure of what to do with or would like a new look at an old favorite-let me know and it'll probably make it into the book!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Kitchen Essentials

There are a few things that I absolutely must have in my kitchen/fridge/pantry

a hand grater (i.e. microplane)
pastry scraper for moving lots of chopped vegetables at once
a good knife
a knife sharpening tool

boneless chicken (your favorite cut)
bone in pork chops
and ground beef
some sort of fresh vegetable

in my pantry:
stock in a box
biscuit mix
a large variety of spices (most important chili powder, cumin, s&p)
cider vinegar

with these items all menus are possible!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Just Getting Started

Hi Blogger World, I am The Kitchen Ninja (or Samurai as I am also referred to). I am a homemaker who got the Kitchen Ninja moniker from friends after years of cooking deliciousness up for them, my husband concurs with the moniker. I hope to use this as a forum to discuss recipes, cooking techniques, resolve the electric vs gas debate, and a number of other things!