Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday April 30, 2013

Salmon roasted with spring onions, nopales, corn, pancetta, Alleppo Chili, salt, olive oil, lime juice, garlic
Heart of Romaine salad

Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday April 29, 2013

@ 3 Square Cafe

Chicken Cutlets
Asparagus with Cyprus Citron Salt
Roasted Corn & Pancetta with Zahtar, Olive Oil, and Lime Juice

Sunday April 28, 2013

@ The Curious Palate in Mar Vista

@ Paris Photo on Paramount Lot with Tom & Susan

@ Lotteria with Tom & Susan

@ The General with Tom & Susan

Saturday April 27, 2013

@ 3 Squares Bakery

@ The Donovan Affair

@ The Hungry Cat with Dennis & Amy

@ Musso & Frank's with Amy & Kathline

@ Come & Get Me

@ Public in the Roosevelt Hotel

Friday April 26, 2013

@ Son of a Gun with Bruce

@ Musso & Franks for drinks with Stacey & Christian

@ The Great Escape

@ Gimme Shelter

In Hell on Hollywood Blvd with Eddie & Kathline

Thursday April 25, 2013

in LA
@ A Frame with Amy

also the Kubrick show at LACMA

Wednesday April 24, 2013

Goat's Mild Keffir Biscuits with Proscuitto & Fried Eggs
Heart of Romaine Salad

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday April 23, 2013

@ Tribune Tavern

@ Moxy

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday April 22, 2013

Soba noodles with 10/15 Shrimp, Tomatoes, Persian Cucumbers, Shiso Leaf, Cilantro, Spring Onions, sauce with Lime Juice, Yama Soyu, Oyster Sauce, Agave Nectar, Red Boat Fish Sauce, Ginger, and water

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday April 21, 2013

Chicken Thigh Cutlets
Braised Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage, spring onions, carrots
Heart of romaine salad

Saturday April 20

Poker Night with Michael & Edith, Patrick, Paula, Joe
Salt Cod and Cauliflower Gratin with Pita Chips
Burgers on homemade potato buns
Kennebec potatoes twice fried in duck fat & sunflower oil
Heart of romaine salad with Virginia's Blue Cheese dressing and tomatoes
Katrina Rozelle Chocolate Mouse cake with Lucero strawberries.

I ground the burgers with 2 1/2 lbs of hanger steak, 1/2 lb of Cafe Rouge bacon, 1/4 cup of Maitake mushroom powder (ground Maitakes dried in oven and then crumbled into dirt), and salt
Formed into loose patties and chilled then seared in hot butter. English Farmhouse cheddar melted on top.

Friday April 19, 2013

Becker Lane pork chop pan roasted
Buccatini with fava beans, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese
Heart of Romaine Salad

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday April 18, 2013

Alaskan Salmon pan roasted
Little Gem Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Wednesday April 17, 2013

@ 42nd Street Moon show of Carnival!

@ Globe with Joe

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday April 16, 2013

Chicken Cutlets
Persian cucumbers, Los Cabos tomatoes, shallots, pickled beets, sheepsmilk ricotta, goat's milk keffir, shiso leaf, salt, black pepper, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and lime juice

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday April 15, 2013

Rancho Gordo Cranberry Beans and Massa Organic brown rice with Manila Clams, Cafe Rouge Andouie Sausage, leeks, garlic, ginger, spring onions, rose wine, salt, Aleppo chili, cumin, and white pepper

Sunday April 14, 2013

Fantasy League Draft

Leftover Pork Stew
Leftover Salt Cod & Cauliflower Gratin

Saturday April 13, 2013

Stu, Kay, Bob, Rachel, Stefi, Kate & Ava

Redwood Hills Cameo cheese, Pt. Reyes Toma cheese, tustun al Barolo cheese, Fifth Quater Trotter terrine, radishes,
Quetzel Padron chilis
Morels stuffed with Dungeness crab and fried in tempura batter with stinging nettle, radish top pesto with pickled Forno beets, fresh Bellweather Farms sheep's milk ricotta, olive oil and shiso leaf
Monterey Fish Salt Cod & Cauliflower gratin on Acme Pain de Levan
Pork Stew with Italian eggplants, tomatoes, leeks, garlic, shallots, mailtake mushrooms, olive oil, salt, cumin, clove, oregano, paprika, Aleppo chili, and black pepper
Polenta Integrale
Dino Kale & red onions
Sketch Chocolate Pudding cakes with Lucero strawberries and whipped cream

Friday April 12, 2013

Roasted Shrimp with Soba Noodles, basil and spring onions

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday April 11, 2013

Little Gem Salad
Chicken thighs with spring onions & pineapple
Cut everything into pieces and mixed with olive oil, yama soyu, Bernie's cider vinegar, cumin, allspice, and alleppo pepper. Roasted at 425 for 25 minutes. Served with shredded basil.

Wednesday April 10, 2013

Pan Roasted Salmon
Yuba Papardelle with fresh peas
After I shelled the peas I took the pods and put them in the cuisineart and pureed them. Added them to pan with two cups water and cooked for five minutes and then strained out pod gunk. Cooked half the peas in the pod water and pureed that. Cut the yuba into strips and added to pan with 1/2 cup of 1/2 & 1/2 and pureed peas and salt. Added rest of peas and cooked a few minutes until done. Ground some white pepper and plated with the salmon.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday April 9, 2013

Chicken Thighs boned flattened and stuffed with proscuitto and Pt. Reyes toma sauteed and then roasted with butternut squash (cleaned with my squash knife) in olive oil, agave nectar, yama soyu, five spice, and salt,
Jersey Wakefield cabbage with carrots, spring onions, olive oil, Bernie's cider vinegar, salt, and white pepper

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday April 8, 2013

Pork, Carrots, and Cabbage over Brown Rice

Massa Organic Brown Rice

3/4 lb Pork cut into chunks flattened and cut into strips marinated in yama soyu, oyster sauce, cider vinegar, sesame oil, Big Dog hot sauce, cornstarch, and peanut butter.

Big chunk of ginger and 5 cloves of garlic grated and mixed with bunch of scallions chopped.

3 carrots cut into sticks and steamed for 2 minutes.

Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage and leeks chopped

Package of Hodo Soy firm tofu cut into pieces and soaked in boiling water.

Aromatics sauteed in sunflower oil. Cabbage & leeks added. Pan deglazed with sake. Pork added. Tofu  added.

Served over rice

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday April 7, 2013

Baked Penne with Fifth Quarter Boudin Blanc

I cooked a little more than half a bag of Rustichello di Abruzo Penne until a little less than al dente
Diced three slices of 5th Quarter Pancetta and cooked it off. Strained off most of the fat and used some of it to coat the pasta when it was done. In the same pan I sauteed one red onion diced, three cloves garlic smashed, a small can of Muir Glen fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, 1/2 tsp sugar, thyme, and a cup of salted water pasta cooked in. Cooked the boudin blanc in a pan with two cups water until water was gone. Mixed pasta with tomato sauce, some grated Pt. Reyes toma cheese, Firebrand bakery bread crumbs (crumbed in the Cuisineart with some olive oil), black pepper, and Bellweather Farms fresh sheep's milk ricotta. Topped with the boudin and baked in a 350 oven for 20 minutes and then broiled for three.

Saturday April 6, 2013

@ Stu & Kay's

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday April 5, 2013

Pan Roasted Halibut
Sugar Snap Peas
Persian Cucumbers, Scarlet Queen Turnips, Avocado, Grapefruit, Olive Oil, Salt, White Pepper

Thursday April 4, 2013

Today was a busy day. We went to a press screening for Biancanieves (a Spanish silent Snow White with bullfighting--I liked it quite a bit) Then we had lunch with Bill Banning at Super Duper. We went to SFMoMA to see a bit of Christian Marclay's The Clock. We thought we'd see an hour or two and ended up staying for four. Late getting home so went for my go-to quick dinner of Chicken Thigh cutlets and asparagus with a lemon juice, preserved lemon, greek yogurt dressing.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday April 3, 2013

Paneer roasted with garam marsala and olive oil over Dino Kale, red onions, and first of the season Padron Chilis from Quetzel Farms

Tuesday April 2, 2013

@ home with Lococo's Pizza
Heart of Romaine Salad

Monday April 1, 2013

@ Comal with Stefi

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sunday March 31, 2013

Anita's Home!
Cort & Diz, Stefi & Michael

Radishes, Pt. Reyes Toma, and Fifth Quarter Trotter Terrine with Firebrand Fennel Golden Raisin Baguette
Mochi wrapped with Proscuitto
Mixed Chicory Salad with Persian Cucumber, Scarlet Queen Turnip, Baby Fennel, Shallots, Ginger Garlic Sesame Dressing
Lamb Shoulder with Zatar, Salt & Pepper in a stew with Castelveltrano Green Olives, Cultured Preserved Lemons, Leeks, Garlic, Chicken Stock
Roasted Spring Onions & Artichokes
Moonlite Bakery Orange Almond Cake with Swanton Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Saturday March 30, 2013

@ Fusebox with Stu & Stefi

Friday March 29, 2013

Chicken Cutlets and Cucumber salad