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Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Pear & Blue Cheese

I’m starting to notice a trend: it seems I like to bake bread on Fridays. It’s true, I’m happiest with yeasty dough in my hands, kneading and shaping loaves. Friday is the beginning of the weekend, a time to relax. It’s a time to slow down and...

Storyboard: Blue Cheese

Making Blue Cheese Blue-veined cheeses are a family that shares the characteristic appearance of blue mold bursting through creamy white or orange flesh. Cheesemakers innoculate cow, sheep, or goat cheese with a strain of bacteria spores (such as Penicillium...

Cook in the Moment: Blue Cheese Crackers

Each week I contribute an article to “Whole Foods Market Cooking Boulder” website expanding on one of the 10 Ways Tuesday ideas. This week I’ve baked Nigella Lawson’s recipe for Irish Blue Crackers from How to be a Domestic Goddess. Incorporating blue...

10 Ways Tuesday: Blue Cheese

I’ve got creative ideas for cooking with blue cheese in autumn:   1.  Meat & Cheese Pie Meat pies are hearty sustenance perfect for autumn’s colder temperatures. I came across a recipe for Steak and Stilton Pies in an article on rural English...

Ingredient of the Week: Blue Cheese

As Halloween draws near there is a chill in the air. In most parts of the country, farmers markets are wrapping up for the year. The pace of life slows down, if only slightly. Here in Colorado, we’ve already built a fire in the fireplace a couple of times. Our...