Maastricht’s marijuana selling coffee shops will ban most foreigners, Jason Kuller, Julianne Polivka, Epicurean Horoscope, Epicure, Horoscopes

Today’s Epicurean Horoscope: Jason Kuller

Maastricht’s marijuana selling coffee shops will ban most foreigners under the belief that they bring an unwanted element into the shops, as foreigners, why  don’t we just stick to dutch cocoa cookies and chocolate?

Dutch Cocoa Cookies:

1/2 Cup Unsalted butter at room temperature

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1/4 cup DUTCH PROCESSED COCOA POWDER

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or chunked white chocolate

Chocolate Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F,  place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment.

Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes).  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated.  Sift, together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt and then add to the butter and egg mixture.  Mix just until incorporated.  Fold in the the chocolate chips.

Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.

 Bake 8 -10 minutesor until the the cookies are still soft in the center but are firm around the edges.  Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes about 24 – 3 inch round cookies.

Courtesy Joy of Cooking

Epicurean Horoscope, Jason Kuller, Julianne Polivka, Recipe, Duane Buck, TX murderer spared execution

Today’s Epicurean Horoscope:

Texas Murderer Duane Buck spared execution; why not make spare ribs?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fajita seasoning (such as Fiesta®)
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 2 racks pork spareribs, fat trimmed
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared brown mustard

SPARE RIBS Directions

  1. Mix the brown sugar, fajita seasoning, and paprika in a bowl. Rub both sides of the pork spareribs with the brown sugar mixture. Place the spareribs in a 9×13-inch baking pan; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat an oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Whisk together the beer, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Take 2 large sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil and lay them shiny-side down. Place a rack of spareribs on each sheet, meaty-side up. Tear off 2 more sheets of foil and place them on top of the ribs, shiny-side up. Begin tightly folding the edges of the foil together to create a sealed packet. Just before sealing completely, divide the beer mixture evenly into each packet. Complete the seal. Place the packets side-by-side on an 11×14-inch baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the ribs are very tender, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Carefully open each packet, and drain the drippings into a saucepan. You may only need the drippings from one packet. Set ribs aside. Simmer the drippings over medium-high heat until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Brush the thickened sauce over the ribs.
  5. Preheat the oven’s broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  6. Place the ribs back into the oven and broil until the sauce is lightly caramelized, 5 to 7 minutes.

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.

08-31-2011 Jason Kuller, Julianne Polivka news update

A man accused of throwing his 7-year-old son overboard during a sightseeing cruise around California’s Newport Harbor says he and the boy were just “horse playing” and talked about jumping in the water together.

One can often be oblivious to the harm one causes another.