Sunday, August 14, 2011

Earl of Sandwich, Deconstructed

Rosemary & olive oil bread, pan fried eggplant slices, garden tomatoes, a scoop of goat cheese, drizzled with fresh basil olive oil, salt & pepper. I won Catan.

Sometimes It's Ramen


I've always appreciated the blank canvas. Here's a working lunch: ramen - flavor packet + chili oil, fresh ginger & garlic, dark soy + leftover sauteed greens from the night before + an egg poached on top of the noodle raft in the pot. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and rice wine vinegar.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Anniversary Dinner


Summer slaw: shredded zucchini and peach with a Caribbean curry flavor--lime, ginger, curry, cayenne. Papad and dots of Rooster sauce.


Filet with a red wine reduction, turnip gratin (turnips from the garden), baby peas with mint.



Ambiance, pre-service.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Tea before entering the Tate Modern Museum in London. Cranberry scones, clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam, and some sort of fancy sounding tea I can't remember. We ate at the tables outside and watched Tate visitors turn their kids loose on the lawn after dragging them through the museum.

Pause for Breakfast


Breakfast at home this morning. Bagel thins from the freezer, poached eggs, some lemons that needed to be turned into hollandaise, and two tomatoes from the local Farmer's Market, braised, + sprig of basil for color.