Thursday, May 31, 2012

What He Said


Clarified herb butter, Sous Vide Cote de Boeuf?  Holy............
When the meat was sliced, nothing bled out. It rested while being
submerged in the clarified butter.  When the meat rests, the juices
stop flowing, and then when the meat is cut, less juice flows out of it. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Good Eats

Am I goin' to see my in-laws?
Spearmint, chives, oregano, thyme
Remember I'm the one who cooks food
Go sit down, your boy will be fine

Sabatino laid some heirloom arugula, spearmint, and oregano, 
grown from seeds brought from Italy, on us last night.
After reminding him that we weren't worthy, we promptly placed
the pots in our trunk and made for home.  Once there, a quick drink 
from the watering can kept the mint and oregano perky, but the 
extra-peppery arugula from the motherland needed some extra 
attention. I'm keeping a close eye on those plants.   

Grilled chicken breasts with Tino's (my niece's fiancee), sweet, 
rich, smoky barbecue sauce.  I promise I'll return his Tupperware!

What has become our favorite vegetable side dish:  Romaine, 
Radicchio, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Artichokes, Assorted cured 
Olives, Roasted Peppers, Fresh Mozzerella, Basil, Roasted Garlic,
Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil.

Problem:  (on the slate blackboard I had as a child and since 
then painted pink), divide e980 by 128, then erase the upper
half of the entire equation.

Solution.  I love you too.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Skirt Steak

Slice it with or across the grain,
the heavenly flavor remains the same.

Just ask Princeton University Water Polo players.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jones'in for Bowens Island Oysters

Just thinking back to last October in Charleston.