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Restarting The Machine

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To anyone who hasn’t deleted the link for this blog from their RSS aggregators or live bookmarks, I offer a huge apology for the radio silence over the past few…

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Bloody Mary

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It’s my birthday! Well, not really; it was this past week. But tomorrow some friends are coming over to our place for a sumptuous Southern-style dinner of fried chicken and…

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Interlude – En Sous Vide

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This past Sunday was pretty fantastic; I invited several friends over for a small tasting menu of several dishes I’ve made recently. We had sea urchin, hot potato/cold potato, hibiscus,…

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Hibiscus

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Been a little radio silent lately, due to work getting more hectic, and feeling a little dejected about things in general. Not having much free time means I have to…

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Peanut, Five Flavors

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When Sarah and I ate at Alinea a couple of years back, this dish was one of Sarah’s favorites. I’ve been planning on remaking it for her since her dad…

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Tuna, Candied and Dried

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So! Last weekend I took a break from…everything. I wanted some time to regroup and order new rounds of ingredients for upcoming cooking projects, to unwind from far too many…

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Salad, Variations On

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Apologies for the downtime here; I’ve been a bit mired in details. When we last tuned in on our hero, he had made a reasonably simple dish of frozen lettuce…

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Lettuce, Red Wine Vinaigrette

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This has been the easiest dish to make so far; probably predictably.  It also ranked fairly high on the ‘mind-bending’ scale, mainly because I found myself torn between wanting to…

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Butterscotch

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The bane of my existence this fine Sunday afternoon. I’ve been trying today to make Bacon, Butterscotch, Apple, Thyme. The Bacon, Apple, and Thyme have all been brilliant and easy….

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Dry Caramel, Salt

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The first recipe out of the gate for this project is “Dry Caramel, Salt”. I picked this one because it seemed easy. It wasn’t. It took me 3 tries to…

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A few years back, I had the pleasure of dining at a relatively-young restaurant in Chicago named Alinea. The experience was incredibly memorable; Alinea’s dining experience is less a meal…

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