Three Kitcheneers Recent Articles Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:02:42 GMT Jalea Tue, 03 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT Robyn O'Brien: TEDxAustin Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT Marketing Food to Children: Anna Lappe at TEDxManhattan Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT Ivory Lounge Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT Ziti Sarasota Tue, 16 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT Cafe Americano Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:00:00 GMT Penthouse Party with 3K, KT and Cheri Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:00:00 GMT Great Food And Great Fun At The BeachHouse! Fri, 05 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT Donde Esta 3K? Fri, 31 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K hits some of the best restaurants in Bradenton, FL Sat, 14 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT Ladies night out at Piatti!! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K shop the Sarasota Farmer's Market Tue, 29 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K goes to Venice!! Tue, 15 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K meets Joel Salatin (Food Inc.) Sat, 28 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K Visits Siesta Key Originals! Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K gets to try the new menu at Hyatt Regency Sarasota Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K goes food spotting on Anna Maria Island courtesy of Sarasota-Manatee Originals Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K Visits Big Cat Habitat Mon, 27 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT Une Affaire en Michael's On East Fri, 17 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT EXTRA: Forks And Corks Sat, 11 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT Mission: BEERTOPIA! Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT Eating Whiteberry may cause World Peace Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT 3K Goes K-Walking in Downtown Sarasota Tue, 24 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT Three Kitcheneers go to Spain on an Epicurean Adventure Sat, 14 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT The Three Kitcheneers Do Dominos On The Double Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT Three Kitcheneers Get Ready For The Circus! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT 3K Makes Shoegria and Thai Beef with Diana and Taty Wed, 28 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT Holiday Cheer with 3K: How To Make Drunken Chicken Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT The Art Whisperer Shows The Three Kitcheneers How To Do It Right Sat, 10 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT Three Kitcheneers go to (beer) Heaven Fri, 02 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT The Three Kitcheneers vs. Chef Arthur Bake Off Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT The Three Kitcheneers Get Saucy With The City Commissioner Sat, 12 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Coming soon ...Mama Mia! Sofia Loren-a! Wed, 09 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Three Kitcheneers eat cheese with Molly Klauber Sat, 05 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT 3K Halloween Extravaganza: Trick or Tease! Wed, 26 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT The Three Kitcheneers Go Tapas! Mon, 17 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT Get The Fig Outta Here! Mon, 10 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT The Three Kitcheneers Get Crazy With Cupcakes. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Chef Mario, of The Viking Culinary Center, Gives Great Tip Mon, 26 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT The Three Kitcheneers get Dick Vitale's TOP PICKS Mon, 19 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT 3K's Top 3 Kitchen Gadgets Fri, 09 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT 3K Goes K-Walking! Fri, 09 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Episode 1: Making Sushi Sun, 28 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT Episode 2: Three Kitcheneers Top Ten Sun, 28 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT The Spice & Tea Exchange, St. Armands Circle The store not only smells good but it is also visually pleasing with hardwood floors and bulk spices stored in glass jars on wooden shelves lining the walls. Spices can be bought alone or in special blends made by the store. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT The History of the Irish Car Bomb Whatever you do, please do not order an Irish Car Bomb in Ireland. If you do, you'll fully deserve to be thrown out of the pub. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT Startup Cafe “It was very important to us to use local products. We love Sarasota and have a passion to keep this city and it’s local economy vibrant. We are delighted to have partnered with such amazing business owners and neighbors.” says Katie Biter, owner of the Startup Cafe. The cafe proudly serves Local Coffee + Tea, Afro Coffee, Morton’s Market and Two Girls Food giving patrons great choices from raw/organic to iced or hot coffees and teas. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT The Amazing Benefits of Cinnamon and Honey Drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT M.A.D.E. When you come to this place, there’s no mistake about it, this is American as apple pie and Bourbon (which they have plenty of). The backdrop of the bar is a giant American flag and the menu is filled with upscale, downhome dishes. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:00:00 GMT Cafe Americano Cafe Americano cranks out plate after mouth watering plate of casual rustic Italian delights. Dinner here is no in and out occasion (unless you want it to be). Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:00:00 GMT 10 Foods That Say "I Love You!" If there’s one thing people like to talk about, it’s food. Everyone has to eat so it’s an easy common denominator when romance is in bloom. Talking about it, preparing it and eating it is a genuinely intimate experience. So indulge in it and each other because you never know what’ll happen next! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:00:00 GMT Stress Less Superbowl Party OK, so maybe your favorite team didn’t make it to the BIG game but who cares? It’s another excuse to gather your friends and family together for a party to remember. The theme this year is “let someone else do the work”. Well, maybe not ALL the work but you catch my drift. Whether you’re a baller on a budget or a baller with no budget, we’ve got you covered. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT 3K Spends the Day with Nik Wallenda! Nik Wallenda walked 600 ft across Sarasota bayfront at 200 ft high on Jan 29th straight into the Biter penthouse, where over 300 VIP guest were waiting to greet the daredevil himself. Amongst the guest, his gorgeous wife Erendina, Nik’s sister, his 2 children and 18 month old nephew who kept calling “Tio!” (uncle in Spanish) Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT Sustainable, Seasonal, Simple Living A more sustainable diet means acquiring foods that are local and seasonal. These foods are also grown and harvested within their suitable growing season. Seasonal food does not require energy intensive greenhouse production, extensive irrigation, plastic packaging and long-distance transport from importing non-regional foods, and other environmental stressors. Local, seasonal produce is typically fresher, unprocessed and argued to be more nutritious. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT 10 Steps to Build YOUR Immunity So, I’m standing in line at the grocery store when a woman behind me sneezes, mouth uncovered and proceeds to tell me how she’s had what she calls the “death flu” for weeks and can’t seem to shake it. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT It's a RAW-volution! I have decided to take things in another direction this year. I resolve to indulge. Yep, that’s right, I’m diving in head first. Head first into all things good. Pizza, tacos, lasagna, pasta, cheesecake, brownies and so much more!!! And, I’m doing it all RAW! Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT Yummy House Viewer discretion advised, the images you are about to see may be graphic but I promise you, no Kitcheneers were harmed. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT The Happiest 2 1/2 Hours of Your Life at the Table Creekside Happy Hour could easily be renamed “Sublime Hour” or “The Best 2 ½ Hours of Your Life” at The Table Creekside where the new collection of signature drinks and the innovative new array of original, chef-made small plates have created a buzz that’s beckoning everyone to The Table, a casually chic restaurant/lounge situated on the banks of the legendary Phillippi Creek. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:00:00 GMT Sugar and Spice Make Everything Nice What separates one type of cuisine from another? What makes a dish so exciting, you tell your friends about it? Aside from the main ingredients, spice is the key. Spices can seduce, intrigue, entice and take you to a far off land all with out leaving your dinner table. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:00:00 GMT Wow 'em with Ease December is a time for festivities. No matter what you’re celebrating, the entire world is celebrating with you. Gatherings galore. Homes beautifully decorated. Department stores are swarming with consumers loading up on goodies for loved ones. A total time of bliss. Or is it? Thu, 13 Dec 2012 06:00:00 GMT Marina Jack Sarasota Bayfront There are almost too many amenities to count! At the marina you can book a fishing charter or rent a boat. But if you're like me and want to work as little as possible for your dinner, you can board the Marina Jack II, where you can unwind and relax while you're served a variety of delicious entrees with a frosty beverage in hand just basking in the beauty of the bay. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 06:00:00 GMT Great Gifts for Foodies For some of us, it's nothing short of a small miracle; surviving Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but for most of us, the festivities have only just begun. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT Americas Favorite Leftovers In most homes, the leftovers are more anticipated than the main event itself. I mean, I buy a turkey almost double the size just to guarantee there will be plenty of leftovers, right? Don’t you? Don’t lie, you know you are just as obsessed as we are! Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT Cool Nights, Warm Bites After a warm greeting and the commandeering of a cozy bar stool, I began to scour over the drink menu for the perfect cocktail on a brisk night. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT Andrea Bozzolo Shares His Tips On Preparing a Perfect Heritage Turkey "For each new morning with it’s light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends."-Ralph Waldo Emerson Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT For Kids By Kids “All children deserve to eat real food – fresh, seasonal, organic, and delicious,” said Alice Waters. “I wanted to do a small, three course meal, within the context of Hyatt’s initiative, that could be sourced exclusively from organic farms across the country. Of course it’s about taste and ripeness and seasonality—but it’s bigger than that, too: it’s about supporting the people who are taking care of the land for our future generations.” Tue, 13 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT Recovering from Sandy With so many in the North East recovering from Sandy, food safety is a big concern. Having no electricity for days along with no running water can make the simple things in life become life threating. Would you know how to avoid a contaminated food supply and ensure the well being of your family? Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT The Benefits of Winter Soups The aroma of soups cooking on the stovetop throughout the day already is enough to warm you up inside during those winter months. As if that wasn't reason enough to pull those stock pots out, we're here to tell you about the amazing health benefits winter soups provide to our bodies. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT Eat Real at Food Day!!! What is slow food, you ask? Well, simply stated, it's a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT Meals On Wheels Of Sarasota They are supported entirely by gifts from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. A $15 gift equals one week of hot, nutritious meals and, they add, endless hope. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT How To Set A Table I also have to, without fail, make the ‘b’ and ‘d’ with my fingers to distinguish which is my bread plate and drink and which bread and drink belong to my table neighbors. Every single time. Tell me I’m not alone. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT The Hunger Project This organization is truly incredible and works to fix the problems by healing the land and the people. It's a beautiful business model and we were touched by their determination and hard work. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT Modern Mediterranean at Carmel Cafe But, we all agreed, the chickpea fries were the star. They were just so simple, yet so perfect. Thick and hearty, yet light and airy, served with tomato jam and curry aioli - I can’t stop thinking about these bad boys. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT Drink Your Way Through Hispanic Heritage Month! We Three Kitcheneers have decided to focus our Latin culinary prowess on three distinctly different but equally addicting beverages common in Hispanic cuisine. Added bonus: these tasty drinks can go from kid-friendly to adult beverage in an instant Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT Trader Joe's has ARRIVED!! From employees in Hawaiian shirts to cedar planked walls to gluten-free goodies, this business aims to please and has done so for over 50 years. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT Savory @ Night While we sat around sipping on our wine and enjoying dishes from their new menu, Claudia is teaching us the history of where these amazing creations originate from. The authenticity of these dishes are simply undeniable Fri, 31 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K Grill Tips With Summer almost under our belts and Fall creeping up around the corner, now is the perfect time to grill, grill, grill. Then do some more grilling. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT Being Organized, So Simple Can we get an “Amen!” up in here people! For years, I have lived trapped in my own body as the Type A I am. I’ve only just realized that I was the only thing keeping me from seeing the most obvious and simple solution possible! DUH! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 05:00:00 GMT Corn & Shrimp Bisque... Sometimes you just gotta go for it. This soup is out of control delicious. Forget turkey at Thanksgiving, you’ll be serving this. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT Summer IS Beer & Butter Steamed Clams After a day spent on the beach, covered in sand and a thin layer of salt from the sea, nothing beats coming home, rinsing off, throwing on some flip flops, calling up a few friends and getting together to share stories, drinks and a communal bowl of seafood. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT The Savory Street Cafe There aren't too many places you can go and satisfy even the tallest order. More often than not these days the average consumer is looking for a variety. From mainstream cuisine to special diet needs to flavors your palate will feel like they've traveled across the ocean to experience. I found all of this and so much more at The savory Street Cafe and Savory @ Night. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT Please Don't Call Her the Cheesecake Lady People who create exquisite food seem to have one thing in common - the innate desire to get their hands dirty and make something from scratch. Cami Gable is no exception. Her artisan cheesecakes are developing a cult following, and with good reason, they're made the long and hard way and you can ta Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT Fleming's - An Overwhelmingly Delicious Experience Last week, this Kitcheneer went off the deep end by way of bacon cheeseburger. And it may have been one of the best decisions of my life. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT Celebrate Dad on the Grill The Three Kitcheneers would like to make a broad generalization that all fathers enjoy beer, grilling and summertime. Whether it’s a Dogfish Head craft brew or good ol’ Milwaukee’s Best is up to you, but something about cold beer just goes hand in hand with char marks and balmy nights. Sat, 09 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT Late Night Dining - Sarasota Style Alright, let’s face facts, Sarasota isn’t quite known for being a late night type of town. Most of our residents consider 10pm to be sunrise, and eating or drinking anything at midnight might as well be breakfast. But, there are many of us out there looking to enjoy our Friday and Saturday nights well past sundown. Wed, 23 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month with Blintzes Folks, this is not diet food. However, if you know anything about Jewish guilt, then you know there’s nothing better than a guilty pleasure. In fact, if you aren’t Jewish, we encourage you to find a wonderful Jewish mother who will insist that you are far too skinny and suggest that you should eat the whole batch. Fri, 18 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT One Pot Wonders Ocassionally, I find myself at a loss as to what I'm going to do with a particular ingredient. You know what I mean... You stare at the ingredient for what feels like an hour and keep thinking to yourself, "what on God's green earth am I going to do with this?!" We've all been there, right? Or is it just me.... Tue, 15 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT An Organic Mom's "On-the-Go" Snacks Remember when being “organic” wasn’t necessarily cool or even necessary at all? Or maybe it was? I guess it depends on if you view being different, doing things against the grain, as cool. Well, these days, I am pretty proud to consider myself as an ‘Organic Mom,’ a title I find to be extremely cool. Wed, 02 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT Our Favorite Veggie Burger Daydreaming about a big, juicy burger can be a dangerous game. One can easily slip into a burger-induced comatose state where bodily functions are reduced to drooling and stomach growling. And with good reason. Whether it’s a backyard barbecue, a quick bite with friends, watching the big game or just a great accompaniment to a cold brew, the burger is a classic dish that always hits the spot. Mon, 07 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT And Another Four Join The Originals Team! Rumor has it that our last article about the four new restaurants that have joined under The Sarasota-Manatee Originals umbrella sent many of you into an absolute feeding frenzy. Well, hold on to your forks and knives because four new members have decided to join the party! Brasserie Belge, Pier 22 and both of Square 1 Burgers and Bar locations can now truly call themselves Originals. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT 3K's Vocabulary List Are you culinarily challenged? Or maybe just really dumb? With that in mind, we compiled a short guide of terms frequently found when reading recipes and put them in the words of 3K. This glossary will make cooking our recipes even easier. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT Earth Day Earth Day is easily the most important holiday of them all. Go on and try throwing a Christmas party, Thanksgiving feast or 4th of July picnic without Earth as your backdrop. However, The Three Kitcheneers are considering going anti-Earth Day because it just seems downright nonsensical to have only one singular day devoted to protecting the environment. In fact, we may even dump this food blogging gig and go into the calendar making, where we can print out month after month where every glorious day is Earth Day. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT The Originals Welcome Four New Restaurants! With the tagline, “Eat Like A Local,” dining out in the greater Sarasota area has become synonymous with The Sarasota-Manatee Originals, a group of over 50 local, independent restaurants that can boast more Florida Trend and Zagat top scores than any other location in the state. And now, with the addition of Salute!, Mi Pueblo, Blu Que Island Grill and Savory Street, the chances of eating at a Sarasota-Manatee Originals establishment are even greater. That, my friends, is what you call a win win. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT Leftovers: A Mother's Treasure Last night we made tacos for dinner. Of course, they were 100% grass-fed beef tacos on organic corn shells with homemade guacamole and fresh-from-the-farm strawberry salsa. I wasn’t really in the mood for tacos, per se, so I made some organic Quinoa to replace my taco shell and wilted greens to balance out the margarita I was planning on having. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT DARWINS: An Evolution If you are doing anything right now other than eating at Darwin’s on 4th, you should be ashamed of yourself. Doctors, leave your surgeries. Mothers, leave your children. Everybody, stop what you are doing and head to this restaurant. It’s a food lover’s paradise. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 06:00:00 GMT A Sticky and Screw-licious Valentine's Day Now that everybody is fully recovered from the chaos of the holiday season, it’s time to stop spreading good cheer and start dishing out some love. Valentine’s Day is upon us and that means one thing and one thing only: EAT GREAT FOOD. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT Our Talk With A Hell's Kitchen Winner Guess who took a few moments out of her busy schedule to chat with The Three Kitcheneers about her participation in an upcoming event happening right here in Sarasota!! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT Food 101 I don’t think we’ll ever really know which came first, the chicken or the egg but nowadays we are left wondering what even happened to the chicken? Is it even a chicken anymore? Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT Forks And Corks Being wined and dined is definitely the cat’s pajamas. NOTHING beats fabulous dishes with perfectly paired beverages, enjoyed in a beautiful setting with desirable company, while your little wallet stays tucked away, happy as a clam. This weekend, The Originals took wining and dining to a whole new level with their 5th Annual Forks and Corks Grand Tasting Event, held at The Ringling Museum, on what may have been the most beautiful day Sarasota has ever seen. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT New England Lobster Rolls -VS- New York Cheesecake When was the last time your team made it to the Super Bowl? If you're a Cleveland Browns fan, you're probably reaching for a pistol as you read this because the answer is never. The truth is, most of us are excited about the commercials and the food, not the actual game. Super Bowl XLVI lends itself to the perfect opportunity to showcase some delicious food. With New England Lobster Rolls and New York Cheesecake, everyone's a winner. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT Pacific Rim I was officially a Sarasota resident for about four and a half minutes before somebody suggested we go to Pacific Rim. You don’t even have to live in Sarasota to know about Pacific Rim. It is, after all, one of our town’s most popular spots. Meteorologists all over the country have stopped referring to our city by name and instead forecast the weather for ‘that place where Pacific Rim is located.’ I’m pretty sure if one of this year’s political candidates just namedrop the restaurant a few times, he will be a shoo-in for President. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT That's It?! Easy as Sin Ice Cream. Saying you make your own ice cream makes people’s eyes widen and say, “Wow, really?!” They think you’re a rock star. They think you slaved over that stuff. That you deserve to be on the next season of Top Chef. That you’re some kind of wizard in the kitchen. And you let them go on thinking that because no one needs to know that it's just as easy as making a box of instant pudding. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT How To Keep Your Kitchen Inviting Like anything else, when it feels inviting, we tend to sense the gravitational pull toward it. The desire to be a part of it. A sense of serenity, if you will...even if it is, only, your kitchen. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT BEERTOPIA!!! The Junior League of Manatee County is hosting BEERTOPIA at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Center in Lakewood Ranch. Do. Not. Miss. Out. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT Super Brunch A new year is upon us -- a fresh start. The perfect time to evaluate what you're eating and realize that it's mostly crap. One of my new year's resolutions is to incorporate more superfoods into my family's diet. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT eat here - A Suggestion, An Invite, A Demand, A Great Idea. eat here is definitely the new place to eat, drink and be merry. And before we know it, eat here will be the place we’ve been going to for years, a local staple you can count on for a quick bite or a lingering dinner, a few cocktails or a plethora of tasty bites, a gorgeous sunset view from the rooftop, fun people watching on the patio or a cozy meal in the ambient dining room. eat here has it all. Sun, 18 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT Mamma Chia An interesting find, a tasty beverage, 2000mg of Omega-3. Hmmmm. Worth a shot! Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT How To Stay On Track While Traveling Traveling is exciting and nerve racking all at the same time. Especially during the holidays. Airports are packed. Lines are long. People look like they want to kill themselves as well as the family they are traveling with. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT One Dough - Three Amazing Holiday Cookies This basic butter cookie dough transforms into three completely different and delicious cookies. You can make them all by splitting the dough into thirds, or make the dough three times, or just only make one -- it's up to you. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT Our TOP 10 Must Haves! I may or may not have mentioned when we first met, I’m no trained Chef. I can’t even follow a recipe. I measure my skills by the smiles on my family's faces when I feed them and, frankly, that’s enough for this mom. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT How To Make Ricotta Cheese You probably don’t think of ricotta cheese as anything but a layer in lasagna. If thoughts of canolli come to mind, then you’re way ahead of the curve. If the only ricotta you’re familar with is the conventional grocery store variety, then I don’t blame you -- that often gritty and lackluster ricotta needs a lot of jazzing up to entice excitement. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT Butter Is Beautiful You know that scene in Forrest Gump when Bubba goes on and on about all of the different shrimp recipes? Yeah - that’s me with butter. I’ll tell anybody who will listen about my love affair with butter and how I use it for everything - Why use toothpaste when you can use butter? Who needs fabric softener when butter is better? To hell with penicillin, go for the butter!! Butter for president! Do you know the feeling? Thu, 08 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT 3K's Wish List It’s gift giving season and food lovers are indeed the easiest to buy for. Most people fall into one of the following categories, or all three: love eating, love cooking, or love boozing. We’ve got something for everyone on your list. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT 3K Featured in Edible Sarasota COOKS! The Three Kitcheneers are featured in Edible Sarasota COOKS - a beautiful publication highlighting the home cook and contributors to our wonderful food community. Thu, 01 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT Libby's New Winter Menu The Three Kitcheneers were recently invited to Libby's Cafe + Bar to do this: 'Sample the new taste sensations from the Concept Menu as well as its Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list and Craft Beer Menu.' Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Emergency Thanksgiving Whatever your situation, I've planned out a traditional emergency-ready Thanksgiving meal using only 10 easy to find supermarket ingredients. If you've got butter, salt and pepper, then you're just a trip through the express check out lane away from a Thanksgiving feast. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT How to 'Shop Smart' If you’re anything like me, you’d rather hit the gourmet market than the hottest shoe store in town. I know, it’s not the norm for such a classy chick but it’s totally true for me. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT The Proper Way To Celebrate Thanksgiving Thanksgiving may very well be the best holiday of the year for the simple fact that it is perfectly acceptable to eat until you are physically uncomfortable and unable to wear any clothing that isn’t a camping tent, traditions we hold near and dear in my family. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT 10 Mistakes You're Making in the Kitchen Are you making mistakes in the kitchen? Check out the list of 10 mistakes we think you're making. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Bobotie and Banana Chutney ‘‘If your name is on the front door, then you should definitely come to the table’’ explains Michael Klauber, co-owner of Michael’s on East, when asked about his tradition of visiting with each table during the restaurant’s lunch and dinner hours. A tradition that is rarely seen and sorely missed in today’s dining world. Seriously, when is the last time that the owner of the restaurant came over to find out how your Caesar salad was working out? Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Farmer's Markets Are For Smarties. When Fall comes and the weather changes from Africa hot to perfect scarf temperatures, locals come out to the Downtown Farmer’s Market in droves. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Gluten For Punishment? I’m obsessed with flour and sugar. But it doesn’t make me feel good. Well, that’s a lie. It makes me feel amazing for about five minutes. Then I feel like killing myself. Most cakes, cookies, and pastries (especially packaged ones) are made with refined white flour. This stuff does a number on your body. In a nutshell, it’s been stripped of most nutrients and processed to the point that your body doesn’t know what the hell to do with it. Tue, 08 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT Udi's Gluten Free Bakery Gluten Free no longer means "No Bread"!! Wed, 07 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT SAN PELLEGRINO Water never tasted so festive! Mon, 14 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT ENJOY LIFE Did you ever think Chocolate could be so healthy and delicious?? Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT POMEGRANATE SEEDS! These little suckers are bright, flavorful and intoxicating. They are quite festive and pretty too! Tue, 08 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT WICKLES! Fri, 09 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMT Cowgirl Creamery - Mt. Tam This is a true cheese-lover's cheese. We'd love to know your thoughts! Fri, 04 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT Planned Parenthood Shows The Girls A Good Time! Never before would I have thought I would be entertaining a One Night Stand with Ellen Degeneres, but so it went at this year’s Safe Sex Halloween Bash, at the Van Wezel, to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida..... Wed, 02 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT The Incredible Edible Egg! In a time when we are questioning everything from GMOs, gluten, hormones, steroids to God knows what else is going into our food, eggs make me feel safe. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 06:00:00 GMT 24 Hours in NYC When the opportunity arose to spend twenty four hours in Manhattan, all I could think about was being surrounded by, arguably, the best food in the country. Luckily, no plan is often the best plan. Here’s a recap of where my stomach led me... Tue, 01 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT Sushi 101: Put It In Your Mouth If you’ve read any of my other articles, I’m sure I’ve made it painfully clear by now that I am pretty easy to please.  I could have a grand ol’ time in a shoebox eating Funyuns and playing pattycake with Michelle Bachmann.  Well, maybe I overshot it there.  Michelle Bachmann scares me.  Even more so than Funyuns, which I’m pretty sure are made up of trans fats, shame and regret.   I’ve also made it abundantly obvious that I love to eat. Everything.  Yes, even Funyuns.   Tue, 25 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT Are You Afraid Of The GMOs? Before I delve into this rather controversial subject, let it be known that I am not a scientist, a farmer, a politician, an activist, a business mogul, or an author seeking a spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. I am a cook and a mom who wants to know what all the fuss is about. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT It's Not Dining Unless It's Done Interactively Last night, I made a very important decision regarding my future. After a long talk with my man, I felt that it was best to tell him that I no longer want to eat at a restaurant unless they were offering Interactive Dining. This brought tears to his eyes as he was elated that this would add to our savings account while limiting my desire to try and force feed him bites from my dish while sitting in a room of strangers. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT Amazing Braising I’ve simplified the art of braising into five steps that you can follow to design your own perfect braise. You can make it as involved or as simple as you want. Braising need not be an exact science, in fact, it’s anything but. As long as you are attentive to the process and taste and savor every step, you will never fail. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT SRQ Hot List Shows 3K A Hot Time! It only took me five minutes to realize that we were going to have a great time at the 10th Annual SRQ Hot List Culinarium, last Saturday. Firstly, it was, as Liz Lemon would say, ‘Sweater Weather’ and that fact, in and of itself, is enough to put me in a Pollyanna good mood - and that was only minute one. The annual party celebrates SRQ Magazine’s September Hot List issue which features everything “hot”, on-trend, and exciting in Sarasota, Manatee and the Gulf Coast Keys. Hot, trendy things make me happy. As does food and cocktails and performances - all found at Saturday’s event. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT Dirty Dirty Dozen Meet the Dirty Dozen: This is a list compiled by Environmental Working Group of the top twelve most contaminated fruits and vegetables -- the ones you should avoid buying conventionally grown whenever possible. If it isn’t possible, then consider skipping the items on the Dirty Dozen and instead buy something off, drum roll please, the Clean Fifteen. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT Dinner Tonight: Owen's Fish Camp I have never been a nail biter, but today I am seriously considering not only biting off every single one, but swallowing them too and calling it breakfast.  I’m sure there are tiny little morsels of last night’s amazing meal hiding under each nail and the thought of letting even one minuscule bit of flavor go to waste is just not ok in my book. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT How to be an Alternative Mom Remember when being “alternative” wasn’t necessarily cool?  Or maybe it was?  I guess it depends on if you view being different, doing things against the grain, as cool.  Well, these days,  I am pretty proud to consider myself as an  ‘Alternative Mom,’ a title I find to be extremely cool. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT A Po'Boy That Tastes Like A Million Bucks Have you ever eaten something so simply delicious that you had to stop chewing and convince yourself that you weren’t dreaming?  You know, when your eyes become as big as the plate you are eating off of just so you can stare at the person across the table with that look of ‘Oh. My. God. What is this amazingness that I’ve gotten myself into?’  <br> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Skip The Plane... Go To Main Why spend thousands of dollars on a trip to Rome when you can spend a couple of bucks on gas to go to Main Street? Italy has come to Sarasota by way of Mediterraneo, Cafe Americano, Cafe Epicure and Jolly Bar!! Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Banana Bread Custard <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; ">When my fellow Kitcheneer, Assunta, handed me a bunch of near-rotten bananas and said, “do something with these,” my brain immediately went to banana bread.</span> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Reinvented Rice Krispie Treats Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT Perfect "Anything" Alla Vodka Your house will never smell so amazing as it will when you make this dish. You could have just eaten an entire pot roast, but when you smell this, you will be instantly starving. Sat, 24 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT The Three Kitcheneers Take On The Can-Can Cocktail Classic A few summers ago, a girlfriend of mine nudged a sparkly, fizzing cocktail across her kitchen counter to me.  It was my first introduction to St. Germain liqueur and it was so unbelievably refreshing and appealing that I spent the remainder of the evening in a Rain Man like trance, puttering around her house chanting ‘Delightful, just delightful’ for hours on end. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Are You Ready For Some Footbaaaallll Food? It’s the first Football Sunday of the season! For those of you that care about sports, this is exciting. For those of you that don’t give a rat’s ass about about sports, but love stuffing your face with comfort snack foods, this is even more exciting. I’m one of those people. Football makes me happy because it’s basically four hours of nonstop eating and drinking. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Taking the Diva Out of Truffles I hate working with chocolate. I imagine it’s probably similar to working with Mariah Carey -- there are tons of rules and even if you do follow them, there is no guarantee that it won’t have a meltdown and produce a pile of crap. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Megan's Best Meals I feel pretty confident saying that Anthony Bourdain is the luckiest man on earth.  I would trade places with him in a heartbeat.  I’m sure my boyfriend would be less than thrilled with the transformation, but a few trips around the globe would probably help him adjust.  <br> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Pain Killer You know when a song comes on from your childhood and it immediately puts you back in time.  A time you can remember every detail about.  I had that same experience when I took my first sip of a “Pain Killer” at Tommy Bahamas. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Meet Charlotte Meet one of the members of Team 3K!  Charlotte has some serious culinary chops.  <br> Sun, 04 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Kalicious at Home! <br> Whether you are a juicer at home or someone on the go, Kalicious is a must have!&nbsp; <br> Sat, 03 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Recipe: Revamped Pasta I feel it’s important to know, up front, that I am a leftover junkie. I refuse to throw good food away. In fact, I can revamp those leftovers into “even better than the first time” meals. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Recipe: Honey Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Growing up, I was never a huge pork girl. Ha. That just conjured up a very funny image, in my head, of me as a Godzilla-sized pig child. Sat, 03 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Recipe: Orange Tea Cake I love cake—love, love, LOVE cake. The unfortunate thing about your average cake is that the three main components are three no-no’s when you’re trying to instill healthy eating habits in you child: sugar, white flour, and butter. Sat, 03 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Chez Charlotte: Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie I feed my son one of these shakes every day. He loves them. Love is an understatement. He is obsessed with them. So obsessed that no one can drink from a straw in his presence because he will attack them in hopes that they have a smoothie that will now become his. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT Recipe: Assunta's Protein Pancakes I was introduced to this recipe by a trainer at Gold’s Gym, Eric Kahl.  Before I learned this gluten-free pancake recipe, I would drool each Sunday morning when I made my family pancakes and just stare at them and dream about what they taste like.  I would sometimes even smell them and at times, I’m not going to lie, I would lick them.  I’m sick, I know it, but what harm was in it. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT Recipe: Summer Simplicity During my school years, I spent my summer breaks primarily with my grandma. Here is one of many amazing recipes I remember from those days. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT Columbia On The Circle If I could play the guitar, I would sing a serenade in honor of the Columbia Restaurant.  I guess you don’t need a guitar, but it just seems so lacking without one.  I really can’t profess my love for Columbia enough via text document.  A guitar would really help.  Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT Simon's - A Treat For Your Tastebuds Simon’s official name is ‘Simon’s Coffee House,’ which I guess is appropriate, since they do have some delicious coffee there, but it seems like a rather limiting name. It would be like renaming Walgreens to ‘Greeting Card Central’ although ‘Walgreens’ doesn’t really convey any clear message either, does it? Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT Ocean Blue, Belly Happy Well, well, well. Make room, Hillview, it looks like there is a new hottie on the block and I have a feeling she’s here to stay. Why, you ask? Because there is no way you can put Schwettie Balls and Whipped Cream Vodka on a menu and not have some sticking power, that’s why. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 06:00:00 GMT