I don’t normally celebrate this holiday but I do love a good boiled dinner. So, when my friend Carolyn, who was planning to visit from New York on St. Patrick’s Day, wanted corned beef and cabbage, I decided to make a little dinner party.
We slid into the holiday season with a Punch Brunch, an annual boat parade party, and other festivities. Here’s a glimpse of some of my favorite moments.
The annual walk-through 100′ Christmas tree, Delray Beach. December 21
After another 2 month hiatus, the Creative Cooking Crew came back with a new challenge: honey.
Lucky me, I had just picked up a jar of Acacia Honey with Black Summer Truffles at Trader Joe’s and was dying to try it. Read More
New Year’s Eve was all about indulgences … foie gras with an apple gastrique and chutney, bone marrow, triple créme cheese and baguette rounds that served as the vehicle for all those delectable starters. Then came some shrimp and lentils (for New Year good luck) followed by a main course of cornish hens and black rice. Not just any cornish hens, either. These birds had a little foie gras under the skin and were basted with the fat rendered from the foie. Indulgent!
Though not French, the Chinese black rice was treated with a mirepoix which also included fennel and was mixed with chopped dates and toasted pecans for a little sweet-savory to complement the birds. Side dish: roasted string beans and mushrooms with a little gorgonzola topping. Read More