Month: January 2012

A Meyer Lemon Mess

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Dessert / Sweet / Tart

  A few things I look for in a perfectly balanced lemon tart: a thick and chewy buttery crust, a super strong tart citrus center (not much sugar added at all), and something creamy laying over the surface of it all, as a 1:1 ratio of citrus to cream. It’s this series of layers that’s just insanely tempting, once one scoop is scraped from the plate, there can’t not be a third or fourth and fifth. […]

Setting the Tone : Gruyere Steeped Celery Root and Pumpernickel Rye Toasts

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Appetizers / Savory / soup

  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how food resonates with us. What is the good? What is the beautiful? And I’ve considered it in this light, “To each his own special talent” Being able to show and talk about yourself to others can be a struggle at times, no? As it is a quality of ours to want to share, it’s just difficult actually getting to it or typing something out, especially when you’re […]

Finding a Way Through Crisp Air and Citrus

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Appetizers / Dessert / Gluten Free / Sorbet / Sweet

  D. and I just came home from a very successful weekend trip with friends, but I couldn’t stop thinking about what I had waiting for me in the freeze. We are enjoying what’s left of this delicious sorbet, as we cool down in our little sauna here. There’s a very dry hot heat inside our space unlike the freezing world it is outside. And it is so not forgiving. Controlled heat pipes paired with […]

It Feels Like Home

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Appetizers / salads / Savory

  I have this deep attachment to something. It’s to this special place I know, love, and live in well. And there’s absolutely nothing that can compare to this one.     Oh, that ocean. The beach. It’s a real oasis. It’s where it all happens, it’s where warmth and special moments I have here come together, and it feels like home, when nothing else will sometimes. The mere thought or photograph of it can trigger such […]