Archive for June, 2008:

Jun
29

Danish Braid (from Daring Bakers)

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DANISH DOUGH Makes 2-1/2 pounds dough For the dough (Detrempe) 1 ounce fresh yeast or 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1/2 cup whole milk 1/3 cup sugar Zest of 1 orange, finely grated 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped 2 large eggs, chilled 1/4 cup fresh […]

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Jun
29

First Daring Bakers Challenge: Danish Braid

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While perusing some of my favorite foodie blogs, I stumbled across the Daring Bakers, an online group of recreational bakers looking for a challenge and a forum in which to share their successes, and sometimes failures. Without hesitation, I found myself e-mailing Lis and offering a multitude of reasons why I should be a Daring […]

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Jun
25

Happy Anniversary to Us!

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June 25 is the official Sacfoodies.com one year anniversary!  We used the excuse to get together and share some of our favorite potluck dishes last week (many of which you’ll see in the weeks coming).  I played host to my colleagues and served a Champagne Cocktail I found on epicurious.com to toast the special occasion.  […]

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Jun
24

Doughnut Craving

So … I had a craving for doughnuts this afternoon, but didn’t really know how to satisfy it. It made me wish I was in Seattle, where it seemed there were doughnut and coffee shops on every corner. When visiting Seattle about a month ago, I discovered Top Pot Doughnuts, a delightful doughnut and coffee […]

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Jun
19

What’s Not to Love about “Butter”?

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Not that kind of butter – although, it’s pretty wonderful, too. Last month, I had the pleasure of dining at the famed NYC restaurant Butter. For our client, the California Raisin Marketing Board, Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli created a special menu that was infused with both natural and golden California raisins. The entire menu was as […]

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Jun
18

Byward Market

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When I booked our trip to Ottawa, Canada for my cousin’s wedding, I had no idea I was in for a culinary adventure! After a lovely stroll through the breathtaking Parliament and over the Rideau Canal, we stumbled on the Byward Market. Like any true foodie, I had researched restaurants before my travels and many […]

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Jun
17

German Beer Tasting at The Shack

The Shack will be hosting another night of beer tasting tonight! This time they’re taking a trip to Germany with a great selection of beers including Weiss bier, Dunkel Weisse, Doppelbock, Pilsner and Marzen. Tickets cost $25 and include glassware and appetizers. So come on down to The Shack in East Sacramento from 6:00 – […]

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Jun
13

Chocolate Fish Coffee, Sacramento

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Working in an office, a mid-afternoon caffeine fix is often necessary.  We “discovered” a new coffee shop that not only has delicious drinks, but also offers a unique New Zealand flare – right here in downtown Sac.  Located on the corner of 3rd and Q Street, from the outside you might second guess if Chocolate […]

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Jun
11

SushiMasters 2008

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What do you get when you take six California sushi chefs and have them battle it out in a 45-minute winner-takes-all sushi brawl?  SushiMasters!  The California Rice Commission held its fourth annual SushiMaster competition last night in Sacramento and it was a battle between chefs from Fresno, Hollywood, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento’s own […]

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Jun
09

160 Beers on Tap on the Wall, 160 Beers on Tap …

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“How many beers on tap,” you ask? 160! While visiting friends in Seattle, we visited a magical place: an ale house with, you guessed it, 160 beers on tap, aptly named TapHouse Grill. Included on the menu are beers from the four corners of the globe, everything from blondes to bocks and porters to stouts. […]

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