To celebrate the holiday, we breakfasted on a rich & moist coffee cake loaded with strawberries & blueberries from Walker Farm, with a creamy white chocolate créme anglaise to give it a festive twist. Enjoy the holiday, & cook something delicious with friends & family!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Our own strawberries disappeared quite quickly, finding themselves either on top of some delicious ice cream after our evening meal, or in the paws of neighborhood squirrels. We regularly go to Walker Farm for fresh produce during the week, so we happily brought home some of their sweet, flavorful berries to create a summery chocolate palet: sliced & oven-dried strawberries marinated in an aromatic balsamic vinegar & studded with a few large grains of pink sea salt. The concentrated sweetness & tartness of the berries made a wonderful counterpoint to sea salt & creamy, rich dark chocolate, perfect with a glass of summer rosé. Salut!
Friday, June 20, 2014
This was a tough winter, bitter & cold, & snowed under with family illnesses (most mended or on the mend, thankfully). The weather has warmed up, the garden is going crazy, & I'm feeling inspired to get back in the kitchen. I made Smoked Almond palets in honor of cold weather past, & have my eye on future strawberry delights in honor of the abundance warm weather has brought. Cheers!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
A most wonderful cocktail party thrown by a fantastic cook & friend called for some special summer chocolates: dark chocolate hearts filled with a strawberry/balsamic/port wine reduction & studded with pink Hawaiian sea salt. Cheers!