December 4, 2017
Tonight I tackled a blanquette de porc en veloute. It was time consuming but well worthwhile with a fascinating blend of flavours and textures.
November 17, 2017
Tonight I made some rather misshapen (but otherwise gorgeous) Sui Mai dumplings along with Chef John’s potstickers. First time for both and they tasted great with a soy-vinegar-chili sauce.
November 14, 2017
A French style of macaroni & cheese, served with a strawberry, celery & mushroom salad. Wonderful.
An anecdote: I started preparing this before I went to St Paul’s for a checkup today. I got there early enough to visit the excellent cafeteria for lunch. Guess what the main entree was? Yes, mac & cheese! Luckily the mushroom soup was fabulous so I didn’t go hungry.
November 2, 2017
Peach ice cream made in 60 seconds: put 3-4 cups frozen peaches in a blender along with 1/4 cup dry milk, 1 cup half & half, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Best results if left in freezer overnight. Some people will add 1/2 cup sugar, but I found this sweet enough without any.
October 29, 2017
Every year the everloving asks me what I want for birthday dinner. And most years I say “meat pie”. She makes a fabulous double pastry old fashioned meat pie, and today was no different!
October 28, 2017
A great old fashioned southern buttermilk pie from Phyllis Stokes. I’m glad I halved the sugar!
October 9, 2017
A chicken and mushroom pie tonight, one of Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meals. It was great, though I would use less stock next time to create a thicker sauce.