09-10-2011 JASON KULLER, Jason Jay Kuller, Julianne Polivka

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Julianne Shinto, JASON KULLER, Horoscope

If you have a solid emotional base in your life, you will receive the benefits of that. If not, this is a good time to begin making connections with people and also to discover what gives real emotional nourishment and fulfillment.

jason kuller, Julianne Polivka, Epicurean Horoscope, Recipe

Today Italy and Spain pass budget plans:

Why not pass a bowl of Mild Pea and Sweet Potato Curry

Ingredients

2 tbsp vegetable oil
500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into large dice
1 red onion,  finely chopped
2 cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp mild Korma curry paste
1 tin chopped tomatoes
200ml chicken  stock
sea salt and black pepper
300g frozen peas
Juice 1/2 lemon
Handful coriander, roughly chopped

Method

Heat the oil in a large casserole or deep frying pan. Add the sweet potato and red onion and fry for 5 – 10 minutes, until the vegetables are starting to colour. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a further minute. Add the ground cumin and curry paste and cook, stirring constantly, for another minute. Add the tinned tomatoes and blend in the stock. Season with sea salt and black pepper and bring to the boil.

Simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring regularly and topping up with extra stock if necessary, until the sweet potato has softened and is cooked through. Stir in the frozen peas and cook for a further 3 minutes. Adjust the seasoning and add the lemon juice. Stir through the chopped coriander and serve with steamed basmati rice, warm naan bread, yoghurt and chutney.

09-06-2011 Julianne Polivka, Epicurean Horoscope, Jason Kuller, Jason Jay Kuller

Today US and Europe shares fall even further.  Why not make a fallen chocolate cake?

FALLEN CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients

½     cup flour
1½     tsp. baking powder
½     tsp. salt
12     oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1     cup  butter, room temperature
6    large eggs
1     cup sugar
2     tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325. Butter and flour a 10-inch springform pan.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt chocolate and butter.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until combined and eggs are light yellow in color. Add vanilla.
Sprinkle flour mixture over egg mixture. Fold to combine. Fold in chocolate mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake cake on the lower middle oven rack for 40 to 50 minutes, until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs still attached. Cool in pan at least 15 minutes.

Jason Kuller, Julianne Polivka, recipes, epicurean horoscope

Epicurean Horoscope: Dont be a fool, eat a fool.  It is too easy to follow the advice of the worst people in the world and become a total fool.  This kind of mistake is one you can likely never recover from unless you have the fortitude to recognize your mistakes and correct them; the resulting dessert will be the sweetest you could ever know.

Rhubarb Fool

4 Large Sticks of Rhubarb

1.75 oz Sugar 

6.75 fl. oz) Double Cream

1/8 teaspoon Vanilla 

RHUBARB FOOL RECIPE

  1. Chop  the rhubarb and place in a saucepan with 1tbsp water and the sugar.
  2. Turn on the heat and stir. (keep stirring it for now to prevent the sugar sticking to  the pan.  Mixture  will moisten as the juice is released from the rhubarb.
  3. Boil until the rhubarb is soft. Approx 10 minutes
  4. Whip the double cream with the vanilla until it forms soft peaks. When this stage is reached pour in the rhubarb and fold in until loosely combined. Don’t worry about getting it fully mixed in, it looks much better when it’s not.
  5. Empty into wine glasses and allow to chill for an hour or more before serving.
The biggest fools are those who refuse to try rhubarb.

Julianne Polivka, Jason Kuller, Recipes, epicurean,

Relatively Easy Lemon Mousse Dessert

This can be fed to relatives!

1 package lemon jello
1 cup boiling water-HOT!
3 tablespoons crème de menthe
¼ cup cold water
1 graham cracker pie crust (6 oz)
2 cups Whipped Topping
GO GREEN with green food coloring
½ lemon, sliced
Fresh mint, for garnish

Preparation:

Stir the jello into the boiling water until it dissolves, then add the cold water and the crème de menthe.

Add a few drops of green food coloring.

Chill for 2 hours,  and then stir in the whipped topping.

Spoon the mousse into the pie crust and chill it overnight or for at least 3 hours, then garnish with slices of green lemon and garnish each slice with a sprig of mint.

(Serves 4)