Backyard Tomato + Puff Pastry = HAPPY HAPPY

So I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner tonight. Eggplant Rollatini with Pesto Ricotta? Simple Veggie Sushi? Leftover BBQ Chicken?   And then I got an email from The Kitchn.com: Three Cheese Tomato Tart. Wha-WHAT? That SERIOUSLY looks easy enough that … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc and a STELLAR Dessert

I learned how to make a Beurre Blanc tonight. It’s an onion/shallot, white wine, lemon juice reduction that’s got a CRAP load of butter mixed in at the end. I served it over homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli. That sauce is … Continue reading

What the heck is Pilaf anyway?

According to Google, a Pilaf is: A Middle Eastern or Indian dish of rice or wheat, with vegetables and spices, typically having added meat or fish.  Dictionary.comsaid its: a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.Well, that’s not what I made for lunch yesterday, regardless of … Continue reading