Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It is about time...

Well, well, well...
I haven't been here in a while. Well, I have been here, but not here.
How unfortunate really. I have been busy, I guess?
My love of food and drink has not stopped or lessened in the least.
It has increased if anything.
As with most things you enjoy, I suspect, the more you learn the more avenues open up.
I have been creating and indulging but just not putting it down here.
I have been feeling a yearning for creation lately.
Perhaps it is the change of the season, or some personal quest inside.

Whatever it is, food creation and exploration always lends itself to a joy not found in other areas.
There are so many recipes or concoctions I need to try, it just seems other life events seem to push themselves in the way.
I suppose this post is a personal affirmation than actually sharing a recipe, but isn't that really what this is all about?
A personal journal of sorts, but really not so personal...
And so with that, I leave you with this:

Homemade Gravlax:

Bay of Fundy Salmon.
Kosher Salt.
Cured overnight.
Served with Capers, red onion, cream cheese, bagel.
Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Saturday Afternoon

A perfect beginning to a Saturday evening.
A little cheese, and a cocktail.
I have not met a cheese that I do not like, and of course I like some more than others.
Here in Cleveland the fabulous cheese shops are limited but the markets and grocery stores carry a variety of selections nowadays. Everyone can find something tasty.
So, before heading outside to face the chilly evening, a cocktail is the perfect way to prepare for what the night has in store.

This particular cocktail was made using St. Germain Liqueur.
If you haven't tried the St. Germain Liqueur, you must. It is quite delicious. It is a French liqueur made from Elderflower blossoms and is a lovely addition to any cocktail concoction.
A splash of dry white wine, a few ounces of St. Germain, a squeeze of lemon, shaken, strained and topped with soda water, mmmm.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Just a few pics from the lost archives of the past no post time period.
Better pics to follow now that the defunct camera has been replaced...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy New Year!

I am alive! I am alive!
So, where and what has happened?
January 19, 2010.
Here we are. We made it.
Steamed puddings. Elderflower cocktails. Cider martinis. Vanilla infused coffee drinks.
Roasted meats. Brussel sprouts every which way. Curries. Breads. Pizzas.
Champagne cocktails. Caviar. Wild mushroom puff pastries. Pate'. Toasted cumin chocolate, peanut butter cups. Caraway seed rolls. Mulled wine. Frittatas. Just to name a few.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Not only no posts, but the camera, oh the camera!

So, yes, I have been absent, but on top of that, the newest development is that my old (actually under two years old) camera is acting up...It turns on when I turn it off and vice versa. So, I have been making/baking, but now no pics to document and share! What to do what to do!