Saturday, July 21, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The other side of Arthur Avenue

mediocre salad

This salad is a composite of random things I had in the refrigerator. Organic mixed greens. Strawberries (sliced). Chicken scraps (sauteed with salt and pepper in a little canola oil).

The vinaigrette is made from reduced orange juice I had leftover that I didn't feel like drinking. I mixed it with a small amount of honey and mustard (to emulsify), along with a little walnut oil. Read a little about about emulsions.

Remember to season your salad with a little salt and/or pepper. After all, the word salad does come from the Latin word salata, which means "salted".

Friday, June 29, 2007


Check the gloss.

Juevos Gringos

Juevos rancheros: white onion, fire roasted tomato, jalapeno, salt, pepper and a little cilantro broken in pieces (over a fried egg) saw it right, there's some nan indian bread thrown in there. I think this dish could have turned out better with some cheese component.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

One Fine Day

These are traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Inside a spring roll wrap includes fresh daikon, carrot, English cucumber and red bell peppers all cut to julienne both with a knife and Japanese mandolin. The roll also contains vermicelli noodles that have been infused with sweet chili sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil. It can be served with a little sweet chili sauce.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Beef Hind Shank

Brasied in homemade dark chicken stock. With some bell pepper confit. Generic salad.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hors d'Ouvres

Some stuff I made on Easter...

Potato crisps with creamy spicy sauce and some beef loin...

The potato crisps were prepared by thinly slicing a russet potato and frying in canola oil at 325 degrees. My came out slightly too dark in the photograph, I think. I sprinkled a little bit of salt on them right after they came out of the oil so the salt would adhere to the crisp.

The creamy spicey sauce is basically a homemade mayonnaise made with canola oil, eggs, lemon juice, salt and pepper blended with red chili sauce. This creates a creamy mayonnaise sauce with a nice spiciness.

I sauteed the beef loin using a medium skillet with some canola oil. I cooked it rare. Just a little salt and pepper to season...that's it.