Jolene’s Blog

A win for artisan cheesemakers

Jun 11th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

Don’t mess with the cheese. That seems to be the thought behind consumer reaction to the FDA’s recent “policy clarification” about not using wooden boards to age cheese. You can read a recent Forbes story on the controversy,  “FDA May Destroy American Artisan Cheese Industry,” here. According to Forbes, “The FDA’s decree came after the New … more »

A better breakfast casserole

Jun 8th, 2014 | Cook, Jolene’s Blog, News

I have several breakfast casserole recipes — all variations on the eggs-sausage-cheese theme — but I tried one today that just might become my new favorite. This recipe, adapted from epicurious.com, gets a flavor boost from the sun-dried tomatoes; I think artichokes or mushrooms might be a good addition too. The original recipe calls for … more »

Find some bargains at Woodruff Place Flea Market

Jun 6th, 2014 | Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

I love the Woodruff Place Flea Market. I’ve found some great stuff there over the years: furniture, books, a cool lamp and a kitchen stool with fold-out steps that we used literally until it fell apart. One year, we had our eye on a gumball machine, but weren’t willing to pay the asking price for … more »

Macaron-making advice from chef Jacquy Pfeiffer

Jun 1st, 2014 | Cook, Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

Here are a few things I learned about pastry in general, and macarons in particular, during pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer’s demo at the Indianapolis City Market yesterday — and if you want to learn some pretty cool stuff too (and get to sample a fabulous macaron), head to the Ivy Tech culinary facility at 2820 … more »

Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches

May 31st, 2014 | Cook, Jolene’s Blog, News

I just had to post this — an easy dessert to bring out after a weekend cookout. I’m not the biggest snickerdoodle fan, but the cinnamony cookies were great filled with vanilla ice cream. Easy to make (well, okay, I didn’t make the cookies — John did — but as ice cream sandwiches, they were … more »

Pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer to visit Indy

May 30th, 2014 | Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

So this is very cool — acclaimed pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of the French Pastry School in Chicago, will be in Indianapolis this weekend for book signings and demos.  Pfeiffer, who is the author of the James Beard award-winning cookbook, The Art of French Pastry, will be at Circle City Sweets in the Indianapolis City … more »
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