Baking is science and I don't like formulas, but cooking is art and anything goes...and the simpler the better. It's all about less time at the stove and more time at the table. With a forty year passion for food I'm excited to share what I do in the kitchen nearly every day.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
With the machine running slowly add about a third of a cup of extra virgin olive oil until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste then toss with pasta, serve on a crostini, or as a dip with toasted pita chips. It tastes better if you close your eyes, clap your heels together three times and repeat to yourself, there’s no place like spring; there’s no place like spring; there’s no place like spring.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
It’s all about the blueberry jam, the better the jam the better the sauce. In a small sauce pot simmer two parts jam to one part soy sauce along with some fresh minced ginger. Reduce slowly for about a half an hour or until it’s a syrupy consistency then serve. Substituting garlic for ginger works just as well.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Preheat your oven to 400. In a large bowl combine a heaping handful of halved grape tomatoes, some chopped Kalamata olives, a minced shallot, a minced garlic clove, a little chopped parsley, a few splashes of extra virgin olive oil as well as some kosher salt and black pepper.
Place a whole block of feta, preferably Maplebrook, in the center of an oven proof dish then top with your tomato mixture and bake for 20 minutes. The feta should be soft enough to easily schmear on crackers or a sliced baguette.