Monday, March 23, 2009

Apple Tart on a Puff Pastry

New Creations

Gnocchi Primavera
Asparagus, peas, and red onions sauteed with diced tomatoes. I also added some garlic chili sauce, a generous splash of red wine, and sugar.

Mocha Chip Cookies
I used my standard chocolate chip cookie recipe and added walnuts, chocolate syrup, and coffee. Crispy on the outside, while soft and chewy on the inside.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I love French Toast

I'm not that type of person that orders the same thing. I love tasting something new every chance I get. But, more often than not I lean towards french toast when it comes to sweet breakfast foods.

Here's a plate of french toast that I made this morning. Two day old Boudin sourdough bread soaked in my french toast batter. I still have to try out variations of the batter. I have found that using a dense sourdough works really well because it still has body after soaking in the batter.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Girls' Night In

Baked Salmon with a Mayo-Teriyaki-Lemon Glaze.
Perfectly cooked and moist. Cooked by Alicia. I provided the assistance and "yes, please laugh at me more" entertainment.

5 more meatless Fridays to go.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Pork Shoulder Adobo

I typically make this dish with chicken legs. I had a slab of pork shoulder thawed from the freezer, and I've been craving Filipino food. I simmered the pork in the sauce this morning. Cooled it down, then put it in the fridge. This afternoon I de-fatted the pot, then adjusted the sauce with sugar and water to taste. Here is it simmering while waiting for the rice to cook.