Sunday, July 22, 2012

His and Hers steaks.

His; New York Strip.  Hers; Rib eye.  The steaks are marinated in garlic-Worcestershire, then grilled at very high heat and topped with a horseradish-green onion sauce.  The skin-on red potatoes are mashed with sour cream, butter, and ranch.

Mixed greens and peach salad.

Mixed greens including Swiss chard, radicchio, and arugula tossed with sliced doughnut peaches, sesame seeds and dressed with a fresh honey-balsamic vinaigrette.  

Classic Shrimp Cocktail

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Shrimp cocktail.  Shrimp with fresh grated horseradish cocktail sauce.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bumps on a log: revisited.

Bumps on a log:  Celery stalks with blueberries and dark chocolate floated in a peanut butter-honey-cinnamon mixture all dusted with confectioner's sugar.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Old Bay meets honey.

Chicken breast spent a few hours in a brine, then butterflied and glazed with an Old Bay and honey mixture, then grilled and re-glazed.  Corn bread stuffing with leeks and thyme.  Green beans and fresh corn.  Belly is happy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Rabbit  thigh and tenderloin;  pan seared, then braised in an oniony lemon-garlic chicken broth reduction.  Served with rosemary potatoes and carrots.  Me thinks it may be time for a new camera, some lights, and maybe a photography lesson or two.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade, handmade, dark chocolate ice cream with cold blueberries.  Yeah, you wish you were me right now.

Wing Night!

Wings from the grill:  Two each of BBQ, hot sauce, a different hot sauce, naked, Old Bay, and garlic.  Served with ranch, BBQ sauce, and Texas toast.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Fork-mushed avocado with a bit of red onion, chive, a little mayo, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice.  The roughly chopped eggs are folded in and served on fresh country white bread.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Big Salad

Big Salad:  Spinach base with carrots, red bell peppers, green olives, chopped chicken, black beans, and some of the spicy ranch that I used on the fried green beans from earlier.


The recipe is virtually the same as last time, though the sauce is now a spicy cayenne ranch.  This attempt was mostly about improving the process and presentation.  That's not true; this attempt was mostly about me eating green beans.  It was secondarily about improving process and presentation, both of which I did.  I just wish I had a lemon wedge to serve on the side.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fried Green Beans

Fresh green beans, dipped in buttermilk and coated with a flour blend which includes garlic powder, mustard powder, black and cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika.  Flash fried in canola oil and served with ranch.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day Breakfast

Fresh blueberry pancakes topped with handmade whipped cream.  Bacon and eggs fried over-medium.  Seasonal berries for garnish and deliciousness.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sausage & Peppers

Sunday comfort food: Sausage and Peppers.  Quad-colored bell peppers, red, green, yellow, and orange with onions, a bit of tomato, chicken stock, and sage sausage from a local farm.  Black beans added as filler.  All of it seasoned liberally with smoked paprika.