Action & Adventure!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I glanced in my review mirror to see a very dusky Gabi ...
Getting ready for the big shoot

How I shot my first cooking video on my iPhone
(and what I won’t do again)

  Things started with a one day sale on whole chickens at ...

Indoor ‘smores

Wrapping up dinner last night I popped one of the crackers that ...

Latest News

Extra Firm Tofu sauteed with Peppers, Mushrooms and Green Onions. Served over scrambled eggs and with grille pitas on the side.

What the catbus? TOFU!?

Generally I am not a fan of stuff pretending to be other stuff. Those boca burgers that have fake grill marks and some odd imitation of grill flavor are just off-putting. I much prefer the Morningstar Black Bean Burgers from Costco (the Costco ones are bigger then the regular store ones), and they make a [...]

Continue Reading
Elephant Repellent™

Elephant Repellent™

Ghost Chilis (Bhut Jolokia) have gotten a lot of press recently and are kinda the hip thing going in the hot chili circles. Standard issue is to use them in a hot sauce or eat them raw and film it. They have been called the hottest pepper in the world, but people will argue back and forth about it. [...]

Continue Reading
Chef Camp T-Shirt from Stephanie Izard

ChefCamp @ Spence Farm

Note: I cannot overstate how great this event was. Marty & Kris & Co. put on an awesome weekend and it it was really inspiring to see the chefs on their day off busting their asses and brains to learn more about the food they work with. I didn’t write all the names down, please [...]

Continue Reading
Village Sandwich

Village Sandwich

Maybe Hillary was right about the theory, just the target should have been sandwiches rather than kids. I love this neighborhood, we get together every other weekend for some sort of impromptu party. Be it beers and pizza in the driveway, or the worlds most eceltcic pot luck of crab-legs, penne with pesto and Stoufers [...]

Continue Reading
The sugars and partners make for a insanely tasty crust when some high heat comes into the mix.

Korean Skirt Steak Tacos

Korean Taco Marinade (adapted from Americas Test Kitchen recipe) 5 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1.5 teaspoons lime juice (about a whole lime worth) 3 tablespoons sugar (brown if you have it) 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean fermented hot pepper paste) 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 2 tablespoons mirin 4 garlic cloves, minced The Korean Taco is [...]

Continue Reading
Basil went into the eggs, and then poured over the sauteing spinach. Filled with Gouda cheese and topped with Sauteed tomatoes.

Cured meat breakfast, you had me at hello

I am joyfully working my way through a selection of cured meats from Costco. I was able to reuse some of the ingredients from the Market Sandwich on the omelet stage. I have toasted Proscuitto for other dishes, and thought I should give Capocollo a whirl. The flavor is like some spicy love child of Proscuitto [...]

Continue Reading
Meghan's painting

Garage art class

Our backyard neighbor Glenna Gow turned her garage into a very urban looking art studio for all the neighborhood kids. This short video collects 2 hours of surprisingly focused kids activity.

Continue Reading
Cured meat doesn't cure the market. It does taste great though.

Market Sandwich

UGH, what a day. Dow dropping 1k+ points in two days. Political system pulling muscles pointing fingers and talking out of the sides of their mouths. What the hell are we to do? I dunno about you, but I am makin’ a freaking sandwich! Teri grabbed some sort of cured meat explosion at Costco, so [...]

Continue Reading
Basill and cilantro

Fresh Mango and Papaya Gazpacho

The Players 1/2 large papaya peeled and seeded 1 large mango peeled and pitted 5 cloves fresh garlic 5  small sweet peppers seeded 2 jalapeno peppers seeded 1/2 vidalia onion 1 small cucumber peeled 2 medium tomatoes 2 small ears sweet corn kernels 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice fresh limes [...]

Continue Reading
Plated pesto omelet with tomatoes

Pesto, pushing breakfast to 11

My experiment with Cashews in pesto was not only an economic success, but a victory for tongues throughout the house. The glorious side-effect was that I now had a lot of extra pesto around, but not enough to make a whole meal from. Mixing it into some Mayo elevated my turkey sandwich into “I would [...]

Continue Reading