Posts tagged chef
Posts tagged chef
PICKLES PICKLES PICKLES!!!!
Well this one is a cheers to someone who has helped me a lot and teaches me so much about food and will continue to until she gets sick of me! Because Sam, you’re an awesome person and I consider you a best friend for life, and will always love having you around. You have helped me so much, not only when we work together but when we have cooking lessons you are relaxed, happy, constantly smiling and literally answering every question I have with a depth response and a scientific background as to WHY you cook something a certain way and why things look the way they do. Thanks Sam YOU’RE THE BEST!
PICKLES…pickles pickles pickles……simple…then why do we buy them? Make them our own for a more favored flavor, right?Follow Alton Browns recipe for some guidance and remix it as you go. We made both spicy and mustard seed-infused pickels along with (MY FAVORITE) Pickled BOK CHOY!!!! Enjoy :) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/dill-pickles-recipe/index.html
“A passion for the sea”
EYE LOVE THEM
THINK THIN THURSDAY:
Spicy Carrot Ribbon Salad: Serve 4
1 lb Medium carrots (about 5)
1/2 small red onion
2 tbl lemon juice
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tbl shallot salt
1 1/2 tbl Chopped rosemary
Salt and Pepper to taste
Shave the carrots with a peeler and let it sit in the spices and lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Thinly slice the red onion (I suggest caramelizing it for an inspiring smokey flavor), chop your rosemary and then combine everything together, avoiding excess lemon juice. Drizzle some olive oil and serve as a light lunch for as an addition to a tasty dinner with fresh halibut or maybe some quinoa and chicken!
You can use the extra lemon juice to make a vinaigrette if you’d like. Simply add a small amount of dijon, and whisk in freshly cracked black pepper along with some olive oil.
Inspired and guided by “Fine Cooking” Magazine
Yes we all have our TO-DO lists, but what happens when you never do what you wanted or planned to do..? Well I’m sure we all know the build up that follows that statement. I have been trying to post holiday recipes but there has been one that I refuse to post or let anyone try until I get it completely perfect. I am in the middle of making crunchy peppermint cookies with dried tart cherries surrounded on the outside. I have changes temperatures, butter content, colors, used candied ginger and now I think I have basically perfected the cookie WITH a literal 24hour rest period in an air-tight container. When I checked these they were flawless. I have work till around 1 tonight and from 9am-12am tomorrow and again for Sunday so I don’t think I will have time to share my recipe with model shot but I can promise I will have them by Tuesday! I am going to have to think of a crazy title for these as well… Lots of time and sleep loss over these ‘cookies’… Whew, Happy Holidays
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Life is like a cupcake: fulfilled with the aid of chocolate :)
I must confess that I am quite stressed
Have too much in my life that is positive and I am truly blessed
Although I know this, the bad makes me sick, upsets my head and I repeat what you said
It’s sad to know the negatives can effect us like this, when just the other day we felt true bliss
When something bad happens its like a nasty car wreck, you continue to say to yourself “wow what’s next”
Stop expecting the worse, and don’t confirm when you receive it
It just so happens those thinking-abouts is what had retrieved it
Jump for no reason, it’s this kind of season, the end of the year and with this cold weather you have reasons to cheer
Be joyous with negative outcomes, the universe is out to do you good
Take them as opportunities for something that isn’t there that really should
It’s hard to do, it really is but just flash back to when you were a kid
Just before you switched to a sippy cup with that really cool lid
Sitting and crying about something you can’t quite remember
And now your here with huge life challenges and forgetting it’s almost december
This winter season has always been so joyous and fair, not because of the holidays but the energy that lingers in the air
There is so much sadness, so much stress, so much lingering on what to do next.
Bad thoughts keep repeating in my head, I truly only rest when my eyes don’t stop moving when I lay in bed.
There must be something more so I will look forward to another date, I know that day is approaching, it is just a tiny bit late.
Have a strong Wednesday and beat all those negative thoughts, even when you don’t want to smile make sure you do -LOTS
It makes a difference, so give it a try. It is more fun then just repeating “My oh My…”
My BEAUTIFUL new knife 😍