Orzo with Charred Cauliflower, Gremolata, and Candied Pecans

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Cauliflower seems to be everywhere these days.  I’m not sure if it’s recently become a trendy piece of produce or if it’s always been everywhere and I just didn’t noticed it.  I never thought it was all that special or delicious, until I had it recently at a bridal shower.  On a crostini, charred, with some sweetness and herbiness. It was pure awesome. Read More

Scotch Egg, Roasted Asparagus, Sriracha Mustard Hollandaise

Scotch Egg, Roasted Asparagus, Sriracha Mustard Hollandaise

I love going to restaurants with open kitchens. Do you ever watch the chefs and how they move? They have all of their prep work surrounding them exactly as needed to make as few movements as possible to bring each dish together. Making multiple orders at the same time with multiple components on each which all need to be cooked perfectly, done & warm at the same time…not to mention laying it all out perfectly on a clean plate when there’s food splattering all around you. It’s an art form, really.

So much respect.   Read More

Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs)

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When I was a kid, I learned how to turn my hands into a frog puppet. I immediately demonstrated to as many people as possible. Still to this day, I like showing off this impressive skill of mine. 😉

This post isn’t much different. Read More