Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday March 28, 2013

Fifth Quarter Corned Beef
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Rhubarb Chutney

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday March 27, 2013

Polska Pierogis
Cucumber Salad

Pickled Kumquats

Tuesday March 26, 2013

Chicken Congee
Heart of Romaine Salad

Monday March 25, 2013

@ The Girl & the Fig with Janet for Anita's Birthday

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday March 24, 2013

@ Blacksmithing II at the Crucible

@ home with Nick's Pizza and chicory salad with Kumquat dressing

Saturday March 23, 2013

@ Blacksmithing II at the Crucible

@ Juhu Beach Cafe

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday March 22, 2013

@ Garrett & Gary-Paul's Opening in Richmond

@ home with Kirin takeout

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday March 21, 2013

Pan Roasted Salmon
Asparagus with Kumquat, lime, mandarin orange, ginger sauce

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday March 20, 2013

Mapo Tofu "Noodles"
with Tofu Shirataki noodles, Becker Lane ground pork, leeks, Italian eggplant, sunflower oil, ginger, garlic, black bean sauce, Pretty Dog hot sauce, scallions, Szechuan pepper, sugar, yama soyu, salt
Persian cucumbers with greek yogurt, goat's milk keffir, salt, rice wine vinegar, dill

Tuesday March 19, 2013

So I had this buckwheat blini batter in the fridge from last Friday so I warmed it and added the eggs and made buckwheat pancakes filled with Chicken Thighs, Leeks, Maitake Mushrooms, Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, Garlic, Ginger, Chicken Stock, Fish Sauce, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, Yama Soyu, Pretty Dog Hot Sauce, Salt, White Pepper, Creme Fraiche and Parsley.
Chicory Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Monday March 18, 2013

@ Giordano Brothers
@ EarPlay @ ODC
@ Roxie to see George's film

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday March 17, 2013

Chicken Thigh Cutlets

Saturday March 16, 2013

Poker Night at the Robertsons

Pickled Herring

Friday March 15, 2013

Cort & Diz, Rachel, Joe
My cured Salmon roe with hard-boiled eggs, creme fraiche, chives on toasted pumpernickle from The Mill
Radishes with butter & salt
Pt Reyes Toma, Fifth Quarter Trotter Terrine, and Salumi from Salumi in Seattle
Chopped Salad with purple asparagus, fresh waterchestnuts, Persian cucumbers, baby fennel, Scarlet Queen turnips, kumquats, lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper
Chicken Thighs roasted in Seville sour orange juice with Radish top pesto with hazelnuts
Farro with Maitake mushrooms, leeks, garlic,
Roasted artichokes
Strawberries & whipped cream on Moonlite Bakery Olive Oil, Orange, Almond cake

Thursday March 14, 2013

In Sonoma for Janet's birthday

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday March 13, 2013

Fennel, Tomatoes, Purple Top Turnips, Shallots, Garlic, Greek Yogurt, Olive Oil, Cider Vinegar, Salt, Black Pepper
Roasted Purple Asparagus & Kohlrabi
Roasted Chicken Thigh "Tenders"

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Striped Bass Filets baked with lumaconi shells, tomatoes, black olives, garlic, leeks, feta, olive oil, salt, black pepper, bread crumbs

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday March 11, 2013

Roasted Chicken Thigh Pieces and Artichokes with Preserved Lemons and Anchovies
Heart of Romaine Salad with Virginia's Blue Cheese Dressing

Sunday March 10, 2013

Cort & Diz
Point Reyes Toma & Fifth Quarter Trotter Terrine with Firebrand Golden Raisin & Fennel Baguette
Scarlet Queen Turnip, Persian Cucumber, and Baby Fennel salad with garlic, ginger & sesame seeds
Farmer's Market Asparagus with hollandaise
Hand Ground Hanger Steak & Fifth Quarter Bacon Burgers with Maitake Mushroom Powder on Firebrand Chibata Rolls with English Farmhouse Cheddar, Fresh Tomatoes, Red Onion, etc
Sketch Chocolate Pudding Cake & Burnt Caramel Ice Cream

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday March 9, 2013

30-mile bike ride

Fifth Quarter Boudin Blanc
Massa Organic Brown Rice
Farmer's Market Asparagus
Heart of Romaine Salad

Herring Pickling

Curing Salmon Roe into caviar

And I almost forgot: Maitake Mushroom Powder and Chips. I sliced the bigest slices I could get and then roasted them at 400 with some olive oil. I took the rest of the mushroom bits and ran them through the cuisinart until they were paste. Spread that on a silipat and cooked at 225 for an hour. Broke them up and continued cooking for another 45 minutes. I then ran the mushroom bits through a food mill, put the crumbs back on the silipat and stuck in the oven that had been turned off. I'll see what it looks like tomorrow.

Friday March 8, 2013

Christmas Lima Bean Stew with parmesan and toast. Anita liked it but I still wasn't happy with the beans.
Heart of Romaine Salad

Thursday March 7, 2013

Chicken Cutlets
Heart of Romaine Salad

Christmas Lima Bean stew with onions, kale, garlic, tomatoes, Bernie's cider vinegar, bacon, salt,
Four hours in the oven and the beans still weren't done. Hmm....

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday March 6, 2013

@ Cafe V in Berkeley with Michael, Toni, Jeanne, Ray, and the folks from the courtyard.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday March 5, 2013

First Farmer's Market Asparagus of the Year from Riverdog
Roasted Monkfish with Leeks, Garlic, Ginger, Butter, Olive Oil, White Wine, Salt, White Pepper
Leftover Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday March 4, 2013

Sunchoke & Ricotta Gratin

Shrimp & Grits with Savannah Grits cooked in a double boiler
26-30 Shrimp, Bacon, Maitake Mushrooms, Garlic, Spring Onions, Lemon Juice, Pretty Dog Hot Sauce, Salt, White Pepper
Steamed Asparagus
Heart of Romaine Salad

Sunday March 3, 2013

Chicken Thigh Cutlets
Heart of Romaine Salad

Sunchoke and Sheep's Milk Ricotta Gratin (I severely underestimated how long this would take so it turned out to be lunch on Monday)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday March 2, 2013

@ Stu & Kay's
Skirt Steak
Pasta with Pesto
Roasted Root Vegetables
Leftover Farro
Moonlite Bakery Lavender Cookies with Nishi Mandarins

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday March 1, 2013

Del Cabo Tomatoes, Persian Cucumbers with Goat's Milk Keffir, Garlic, Ginger, Salt, Rice Wine Vinegar, Sunflower Oil, Black Pepper
Day Boat Scallops Roasted in a cast iron skillet with butter, garlic, ginger, rose wine, salt, blood orange zest & juice, and bread crumbs
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Spring Onions