Sunday, July 27, 2014

Surf and Turf

Another Stephanie Izard recipe:

Seared Arctic Char (except that I used Salmon), Lamb / Cherry / Pea Hash (except that I used Ground Sirloin) and Mint Yogurt. I had to pump up the flavor of the hash with more soy bean paste (which was supposed to be white miso) and it was delicious. Sounds a little strange but they all worked together.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kale Chips

I heard this on NPR yesterday and happened to have a head of kale. 

Chop, sprinkle with oil and - in batches - microwave for 3 minutes. It took my expensive German microwave 5-6 minutes but so be it. Sprinkle with salt. I used a habanero sea salt that made it (them?) quite delicious. Accompanied with grilled Cornish hens (slathered with pesto) and kettle potatoes. Summer!


I don't remember if I have written about our go-to summer dinner: Caesar salad. Romaine (two heads), croutons (I make them) , a few splashes of Key West lime juice (my go-to citrus flavoring), Cardini's Caesar dressing (one of the better bottled dressings I think) and chopped anchovies (one tin for the two of us SOL).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New England

Two meals on the deck in Surry (NH) - it doesn't get much better than this.

Breakfast at Miss Bellows Falls (VT)

Cod and bacon and aioli and other stuff at Burdick's Walpole (NH)

Fried clams at Legal Seafood Boston (NA)

Oyster at a bar at Harvard Square (MA)

Romaine and kale Caesar salad at the same place

"Nicoise" salad, again at Harvard Square

Potato latkes at Zaftigs Brookline (MA)

Fran and Woody's table, Jamaica Plain (MA)

Very nice crispy, Asian style salad at Willoughby (OH)


Excellent hotel food in Mexico City (Hotel Geneve) above.

This very authentic Mexican restaurant was written up by the New York Times - in the 1960's. Still very good (we went twice).

Hotel breakfast.

We arrived in Acapulco to a house party.

Joe had bought a goat.

Went fishing in Joe's mega boat (that's Joe on the left) and had it three ways for dinner

Light dinner the next night.

Hotel food in Mexico City (above and below)

Pulled pork and mole.

Breakfast before departure.


Lao Sze Chuan - chili pepper chicken (so HOT and so delicious).

Union - Sea Urchin ice cream (savory).

Han202 (new Chinese) - menu

Han202 - amuse

Han202 - salad

Han202 - salad

Han202 - duck

Han202 - calamari

Han202 - Chinese something (kind of disappointing actually)

Han202 - dessert

Han202 - dessert

Girl and the Goat - breakfast (scallion pancake, egg, pork belly, etc.)

Flo and Santos - "Flying" pork wings

Eataly - antipasti

Eataly - pizza

Nightwood - agnoletti (didn't look like much quantity but turned out to be satisfying and delicious).

 Nightwood - salad

Nightwood - "pulled" mozzarella

Nightwood - fried smelts

Nightwood - pasta and clams

 Nightwood - sirloin

 Nightwood - duck

Nightwood - striped bass, 45 minute egg, dungeness crab sauce, crispy onions (outstanding).

 Nightwood - dessert

Nightwood - dessert

Nightwood - dessert