Whoo - talk about an extended hiatus ... I have been working on my new venture and have not been able to muster the energy to blog. A placeholder for my new website is here. More will be coming there soon.
In the meantime, I have been doing a lot of experimenting with new dishes and doing a lot of pastry work. I am currently in love with pastry and am having a lot of fun trying new things out.
This here is a rhubarb galette. I put Meyer lemon zest (thanks Vicki!) in the crust and into the rhubarb. The rhubarb was macerated in turbinado sugar (crunchy brown sugar) and then was folded into a buttery pate brisee.
This Week's Menu
Oven-baked chicken tenders
Roasted red skinned potatoes with garlic
Sauteed green beans with lemon and thyme
Sweet pea soup
Grilled sopressata and cheese sandwiches on semolina bread
Fancy-pants dinner out at Ten Center (Chef Showdown - whoo ya!)
Adobo-rubbed grilled pork
Home-made corn tortillas
Thai basil chicken
Cucumber and green apple salad
Steamed jasmine rice