Where did you go?

So it’s been awhile. I lived out of a suitcase for the better part of April, May and June. But I’ve settled into my new neighborhood (and new kitchen), and I’m ready to get back to business.

Lets start with some Midtown Farmer’s Market inspired meals. This chèvre from Jollity Farms is creamy and mild, unlike its tangier counterparts. It made a delicious topping for peaches and basil, and provided a fresher take on your average cheese and cracker combo.

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Then there’s the Pasta Queen. She ruled July in my house. I served up “Goat Cheese & Garlic in Roasted Garlic Pasta Ravioli” on my porch (Mom’s idea) with pear tomatoes. And then this week, David and I dined on a divine truffle and mushroom ravioli served with heirloom tomatoes and mixed greens.

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The Pasta Queen reigns! But in case you don’t come across her majesty, a simple angel hair with pear tomatoes and fresh basil is also delightful. Or fettuccine with rosemary/olive oil-tossed heirloom tomatoes and Parmesan. Buon appetito!
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Supper Club Slideshow

Every year we make an annual trek to Matt Woolston’s Supper Club in Sacramento. Words don’t really do the 7+ courses justice, so here’s the November menu – in pictures. (Photographed mid-carnage, in some cases!)

Vegan BLT; Maine Lobster Broth with Savory Swizzle Stick

Arugula & Chevre in Chive Crepe on Dueling Beet Emulsions with Rainbow Micro Green Salad; Crispy Leg of Muscovy Duck Confit on Heirloom Squash Risotto with Pomegranate Jus

House Butter-Basted 5 Dot Ranch New York Strip on Blue Cheese Papparadelle and Smoked Tomato Garlic Broth

Torched Presidente Brandy-Poached Foothill Bosc Pear and Frangipane in Bittersweet Chocolate Tart Shell on Morello Cherry Coulis; Selection of Artisan Cheeses with Port Poached Pear, Rosemary Walnuts, Micro Mizuna Salad and Baguette

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