Hello, everyone! It's been over half of a year since my last post (after only 2...). So, we didn't get off on the right foot. My apologies. But I am back, and I am going to give this thing another whirl.
In the past 8 months, here are the highlights of my kitchen (and dining) adventures. In no particular order:

  • Tried out Ina's potato and fennel gratin at the urging of my future mother-in-law. Divine.

  • Devin took me to Marcel's restaurant in D.C. for my 25th birthday (http://www.marcelsdc.com/). It was the best meal of my life. Oh, and he proposed to me (after a meal like that, who could say no?)

  • The meal at Marcel's inspired me to try my own parsnip puree. Whipped parsnips (from our Enterprise Farm CSA box) into a frenzy with butter, cream and broth. Served with panseared salmon, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and a cabernet reduction.

  • Devin got me a double grill pan. For Valentine's Day. I couldn't be more in love.

  • Bought a Breville juicer. I am a master.

  • Read about and indulged in Mark Bittman's perfectly simple lasagna.

  • Wheatberry salad with feta, roasted beets, parsley and lemon oil.

  • My version of bringing flowers home to the man: pepper-crusted filets with parmesan smashed potatoes and arugula salad.

  • Eggplant parm sandwiches with basil pesto and farmshare tomatoes

  • Christmas gift from Devin's mom - Kitchenaid Standmixer. Life complete.

  • Polish stuffed cabbage

  • Moroccan lamb stew with root vegetables

  • Gruyere fondue

  • Eggs en cocotte. Best brunch in bed ever.

Be back soon with actual posts and more importantly PICTURES and recipes!

1 comment:

  1. Happy to see that you have resumed your blog under its new name (never did like "meatslave") - I was wondering if you were just too busy to keep it going. Always enjoyable reading!