Oh, what a night!
Imagine the premier white wine of Spain paired with 16 courses by Chef Jóse Andres in an uber trendy South Beach hotel … then mix in a dash of molecular gastronomy. Magic!
A melange of cultures and ingredients went into these jars – and it worked so beautifully I served it twice! Continue Reading
“Build a sandwich around 3 ingredients that start with the letters B.L.T.” that was the directive for this month’s challenge. And you know we’re not talking bacon, lettuce and tomato! Continue Reading
While everyone was eating corned beef and cabbage this past weekend, I ate a “cajun spiced Salmon Rueben” and an “open-faced chipotle shrimp tortilla”.
They were both great, but left me yearning. I had an itch that needed scratching. Continue Reading
The Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge for this month was a virtual mystery basket and, like the popular program “Chopped”, we had to use the items in the basket along with whatever we wanted from our own pantries to complete a “creative” dish.
The basket ingredients were: green apple, bacon, vinegar and nut butter. I immediately thought of some kind of Pad Thai-based dish. Predictable? Perhaps, because of nut sauces in Asian cuisine. But, I generally decide what to make for the challenge by whatever comes to mind first — and what I want to eat! Continue Reading
No real recipe here — just a seriously good dinner with flavors that paired exceptionally well. Continue Reading