>> Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I am still blown away that I did not know about this little piece of heaven sooner than this previous Sunday. The Frying Pan is an old, historic boat that is docked just north of Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River, um, aka PERFECTION. It seriously just is perfection in it's purest form.
>> Thursday, April 23, 2009
>> Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This weekend I ventured back to Birmingham, Alabama to visit some friends and attend the University of Alabama A-day game. On our way out of town we stopped by Blackwell's Pub in the Cahaba Heights area. Let me just say this: I was impressed, real impressed. Without crossing over into a gastro-pub, it takes bar grub to another level.
>> Tuesday, April 14, 2009
First, with the help of my friends at Amy's Bread, I picked up a loaf of their "Country Sourdough" bread which was PERFECT. Not to mention that they had artistically put the image of a little bunny rabbit on top of the bread.
Once the mushrooms have cooled off (about a minute or two), drizzle some truffle oil and toss to make sure that everything is coated.
>> Monday, April 13, 2009
The other weekend I made these roasted fingerling potatoes with my skirt steak and it was completely delicious and of course super easy! Fingerling potatoes are great for roasting and making smashed (not mashed potatoes) since they are a little firmer.
- 8-10 fingerling potatoes halved
- Minced garlic
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Take the potatoes and slice down the middle and drop in a bowl. In the bowl coat potatoes with EVOO, salt and pepper. Then sprinkle dried thyme and rosemary (best if fresh) and the minced garlic and lightly toss. Make sure that all the herbs are evenly spread on each potato.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. After 10-12 minutes shake the tray to make sure that the potatoes aren't sticking and cooking evenly.
There you go! Simple, easy and utterly delicious. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that something so easy can be so good, but alas its true. Simplicity = deliciousiness.
>> Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- Gratin Dauphinois - scalloped potatoes, bachmelle with basil, gruyere crust
- Grilled Avocado - spinach and veggie shitake, mushroom vinaigrette
- Duck Confit with jerk seasoning and mango marinade
- Smoked duck with tangerine and peppercorns
- Summer Squash Ragout with ginger, garlic, and coconut milk
- Chicken with orange and goat cheese
>> Wednesday, April 1, 2009
- Amateur Gourmet - Author Adam tweets about food, his life and other things that entertain me
- Foodimentary - Fun facts about food, and I just really enjoy it
- Everyday Food - An extension of the Martha Stewart Magazine; tweet great, quick recipes
- Smitten Kitchen - recipes, photos etc. I just like them.
These two people I just love:
- AcrosstheMoat - my girl Dell tweets about her daily life and it always entertains me!
- MarcyLane - oh dearest Marcy. I follow Marcy on my phone so I always can she where in the city she is. Seriously at least once a day she makes me laugh out loud, well when she says something funny of course.
Anyways, thought I would change it up and let you in on all the cool people on Twitter. Most of them have blogs as well that they link to from their Twitter account. You are allowed to go to their blogs, however, you are NOT allowed to like them more than me (obviously...)
Jef sent me this great article the other day about this 93 years old woman named Clara. She has started to create videos to teach people about how she lived through the depression with simple meals.
This is one of my favorite in which she recounts her Sunday breakfast in which her mother would make sugar cookies :)
As you can tell from the video above she is obviously as cute as can be. I don't know if I am at the depression era eating level yet, but it's just interesting to hear her recall the memories of her youth.
Check out her site here and check out her YouTube page for more videos.