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Mar. 23, 2014 5:25 pm 
Updated: Mar. 29, 2014 4:33 pm
We have this fabulous chain of supermarkets here in New Jersey called "Kings".  On Friday, a friend and I went to the first anniversary of one of these markets celebrating with cool infusion water bottle give always, tasting tables and mini cooking demo's.  We tasted heavenly coconut-curry shrimp and creamy burrata cheese. Wonderfully crunchy California rolls called "crunchy", chocolate covered strawberries and just when we needed it, caramel-vanilla espressos.  I succumbed to a coconut-almond chocolate spread that my son will devour blindly before lacrosse practice and brought home balducci's herb marinated chicken to roast for dinner with a fresh, green salad.
    The Burrata, (yes, I bought that also) was exceptional with fresh basil and tomatoes, pictures shown and Since we had Japanese rice with our cilantro/lime grilled steak tonight, I made some very simple California rolls.  
    This morning I made raspberry-vanilla cream Belgium waffles and with the leftover raspberry sauce that I made with two pints of fresh raspberries and sugar, I made a quick  raspberry ice cream in my cream maker.  (Mixed the raspberry syrup with whole milk, a bit of cream and about 3 more tablespoons of very fine sugar.).   Williams Sonoma has an amazing waffle book and the recipe is basically from the strawberry-vanilla bean waffle one in the book.    Can't wait to pick out next Sunday's Belgium waffles!
Mar. 24, 2014 1:33 pm
everything sounds delicious. There are no kings in my area of NJ. With I could see pictures of your lovely sounding dishes.
Mar. 29, 2014 4:33 pm
Too bad you are not near a Kings! I often take cooking classes in the short hills kings, which is worth the 20 minute drive. I do have pics of everything I made from the blog entry you mentioned. Can you access my photos? I'm very new at this, so am not sure. Let me know, please and so sorry I did not see your comment until just now. Actually didn't realize comments could be made, but of cause that makes perfect sense.
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My cooking triumphs
I love making anything Japanese! Quite a few years ago, I gave a cooking lesson for my daughter's Girl Scout troop and a sister troop and was thrilled at the level of interest from the girls. We made our rice in a zojirushi rice cooker and made California rolls, then made azuki red bean ice cream all from scratch. The girls went home with bamboo mats and small bags of ingredients so they could create at home. One of the girls made lovely Japanse creations for her family all that year.
My cooking tragedies
So many, I couldn't imagine where to start. I had no cooking guidance until I enrolled in principles of cooking one at Kings. I Love reading cookbooks and would become so inspired, and actually think I could cook . We had my in laws over for dinner, early in our marriage, and the roast chicken looked beautiful until we cut into it (of course at the table). I was so horrified to see it was actually bordering on the raw side that I knocked over a bottle of wine (red, of course) in my eagerness to reach for the chicken platter, thinking I could wisk it unnoticed back into the kitchen with a feminine little ha ha, oh no, the wine was managing to spread all over the table threatening everyone's lap, in their effort to escape, we overturned the table.....the dog needed a bath, because he, of course, was under the table. After sandwiches in the kitchen, and several bottles of wine, we managed to laugh about it, but I was beginning to think I could benefit from a bit of instruction.
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