Author: Jacque Nyenhuis

Secret for Crusty, Flavorful Bread – Fermentation

Every bakery has fresh bread but there is only one place in the whole world that can produce  crusty, warm bread that you can sink your teeth into  just minutes out of the oven. That one special place is your own kitchen. Artisan  breads are often seen as so amazing and elusive  that […]

 

Antipasto Platter Features a Tower of Brie

How many engineers does it take to plan, design and execute antipasto platters for Andria’s wedding. In this case, it was 6 engineers, 2 doctors of physical therapy and 1 with a MS in social work to plan and design a tower of brie cheese surrounded with just the perfect tiny bites. […]

 

Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi

Sometimes a meal is special because of an event and other times it is special for the food itself. There was one specific meal that I will always remember because of the event and it just happened that the food was really special too. Coulter would be deployed with the […]

 

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

I have been putting off making homemade mozzarella cheese because it seemed complicated, but once I got my ingredients together, it was done in less than a half hour.  This is one of my bucket-list foods to make, and I was so excited with the results. My inspiration for this […]

 

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Bread

It is blueberry season in Florida, but we just visited Ashley and family in the Midwest where the snow is  melting off.  It reminds me of the first green wheat sprouting up from the black, rich Iowa soil, sometimes even peeking out from a snow covered field. I can still […]

 

What’s Healthier, Ground Turkey or Beef?

The Culinary Medicine students at the University of Central Florida Medical School are working on developing a repertoire of recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. The question about beef vs. ground turkey came up. We are interested in finding out what is better for us, ground turkey or beef?  […]

 

Ahi Poke

Hawaiian Poke made yellowfin tuna famous. So many Hawaiian cooks develop their own favorite ingredients but yellowfin tuna is the go to base. Other sushami-grade tuna can be used but the time honored tradition for Poke is yellowfin tuna. Dice  onion such as maui or vadallia in a uniform piece similar […]

 

Sourdough Apple Bread-A Little Like Completing My PhD

A special note I will treasure: My mom is brilliant and the most determined person I know! Successfully defended her dissertation today! Despite five moves to four different states, university changes, and other hurdles along the way she has completed her PhD. You are such an inspiration Mom, and we are all […]