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
Who remembers this post I published a few years ago about social media and new friends?
I’m happy to say our friendship has endured 5 years … and counting.
Who doesn’t love a good burger? I know I do, but I don’t like sacrificing near to a whole day’s worth of calories and consuming food that I know is not really good for me.
This burger is packed with flavor; in fact, it’s tastier than the traditional cheeseburger and it contains significantly fewer calories, saturated fat and sodium. Read More
One of my Christmas gifts was “Fifty Shades of Chicken”. (Oh, my … blush, blush.) It’s actually a nice compilation of chicken recipes with juicy titles and spicy dialogue, puns intended. I made this recipe with inspiration from 2 recipes under the category “Dripping Thighs”.
Step into my parlor, if you dare. Read More