Thursday, June 21, 2012

dinner tonight: pan roasted whole trout with fresh rosemary and lemon. perfect for the first night of summer.

Monday, June 18, 2012

simple spring dinner and a strawberry cake

the quality of this photo does not do this superb yet simple supper justice. steamed asparagus with lemony bread crumbs, herbed barley with a dijon vinaigrette, radish and cucumber salad, and pan-fried wild alaskan salmon. and a glass or three of ice cold chardonnay, to wash it all down. so easy and elegant, i'm making a huge effort to make all of my meals like this one.
and tonight i also had the task of making a 1st birthday cake for a friend's daughter, but it wasn't any ordinary "smash cake", it had to be sugar free, completely organic and natural. so i came up with a banana and applesauce-based cake glazed with organic strawberry preserves and decorated with more organic strawberries. and i had the perfect strawberry cake stand to serve it on. i hope they snap a few pictures and enjoy it before her little hands destroy it and smear it all over.

strawberry-rhubarb pie

nothing says spring like it, and my dad requested this sweet and tangy dessert for father's day. i used martha stewart's recipe, because how could i use anyone else's? bubbly, gooey filling encrusted in buttery baked pate brisee-paired with homemade coconut ice cream. the perfect, comforting treat for the best man i know. plus i had a little extra to make a mini for myself- strictly for quality control reasons, of course.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

a brief introduction

my life is full of an eclectic mix of hobbies ranging from dancing at clubs to home-making condiments. a healthy balance, i like to think. and i'm ready to share and compare them with the rest of the blogosphere. enjoy.