2010 has started as many other years; lazy and full of resolutions for tomorrow. I’ve been a bit slow on the uptake to get back on the blogroll this year, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about food. While spending the holiday weekend laying around in my pajamas, I’ve been compiling my New Years list of food frontiers to explore. Forkable is all about food from scratch, so here’s a list of five foods we’d like to scratch off our 2010 To-Do List.
Without a press, most standard Italian pasts are very difficult to make. I’ve made basic pasta like gnocchi before, but I’ve never been successful at keeping it from being slimy. This Christmas, Santa left me a Kitchenaid Pasta maker under the tree, so I’m not going to waste too much time laying to test this bad boy out! Also, I got a bone to pick with some slimy pasta. I’m gonna conquor the gnocchi this year too.
I love yogurt and I eat a lot of it. Ever since I stumbled across a recipe for making your own yogurt in one of my favorite cookbooks, I’ve had this on the top of my to-do list. Its been sitting there for too long, so this year it’s a must. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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Sure, I’ve heard Granola isn’t hard to make, but I never have. I’m sick of spending my hard earned bucks on Nature Valley’s granola bars, when I could just make it cheaper myself. If anyone knows any good recipes, send them my way!
Ok, you got me. This is not a food frontier for me. I have made hummus a million times before. However,I’d never eaten real Hummus, until I noshed on my Palastinian friend Hanah’s Hummus, and saw that the chunky pasty mess I’ve been making is PALTRY substitute. This year I vow to master the art of an authentic creamy hummus!
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Bagels are another thing we eat a lot of. A post I read months ago on The Bite Me Kitchen, keeps popping up in my mind asking me why I haven’t. Its time to get on this! 2010 here I come.