Archive for August, 2009

Fig-and-Almond Tart… some Table Manners and a Giveaway.

It’s that time of the year again when beautiful figs can be found everywhere . If you’re a fig freak like me, chances are this tart will make you run around in circles and roll around in the grass. Side effects varies, so talk to your doctor to see if this is right for you. […]


Don’t expect much blogging this week…


Zucchini Blossoms Tempura with Peekytoe Crab, Chili & Lime

I love to find zucchini blossoms at the market, they make a great light snack before a meal with a glass of chilled Lambrusco. If you’ve been following this blog for a while you might remember i prepared zucchini flowers with fresh ricotta and aromatic vegetables in a similar manner around this time last year. […]


Olive Oil-Poached Salmon Belly Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

There are rumors out there that chefs keep the best cuts of meat or fish for themselves. While i should really try to extinguish such rumors i’m gonna go ahead and admit my guilt and point my finger at my fellow professionals as well. Chefs are bastards after all, for the most part. I’m guilty […]


Summer Fruit Gratin

I’m often guilty of posting complicated recipes on this blog (as i was kindly reminded by the lovely@Ryanthegirl at the Foodbuzz bash at Fishtail last night *) so today in attempt to redeem myself and celebrate summer you’re getting fruit and custard and that’s it. I did grate some lime zest over the gratin for […]