Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beyond the Olive, Pasadena Olive Oil Heaven

Incredible flavor in any culinary creation is only achievable with incredible ingredients....for an amazing selection of fabulous Olive oils,  brilliant Balsamics on par with any from the  Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and specialty vinegar's the number one choice is Beyond the Olive in Pasadena

Roasted Corn, Red and Gold Peppers, Turtle Bean and Avocado Salad

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lemon Curd Delivery System, Raspberry Bread Pudding

Authentic, from fresh lemons, lemon curd can only be made fresh, but will last about a month in the fridge.  Myers lemons produce the most sophisticated curd, and limes or orange create gorgeous and bright citrus curd. Tradiontaly lemon curd was served with scones but is delish with most any fruit or pastry that pairs well with citrus

Apple, Cranberry and Thyme Pork Loin

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hollywood Cabbage Demanding a Close-up and What's in Season Now

Cabbage is not the only thing in season...
Apples, Asparagus,  Avocados,  Basil. Beans, Green. Beets. Brussels Sprout
Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chili Pepper, 
Citrus:, Grapefruits, Lemons, Valencia Oranges, Oranges, 
Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes
Guava, Pineapple, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce
Mushroom, Mustard
Okra, Onion, 
 Green Passion Fruit
Peaches, Pears, Asian Pears,  
 Black-eyed Peas, Peppers
Persimmons, Plums, Raspberries
Potatoes, Sapote, Spinach
Winter Squash, Summer Squash,

Miso Glazed Broiled Tofu

Miso Glazed Broiled Swordfish

Figgy Pudding with Bosc Pear and Raspberry

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Classic Russian Beef Stroganov in Portobella

Fresh and Warm Cookies

Straight from the easy with
Om made premium cookie dough in the freezer.
Shown: Guittard Chocolate chip cookie dough made with Plugra butter 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Quiche Lorraine, Individual and Private Little Pies

Om Ready Made Quiche

Wild Caught Lobster, Papaya and Mixed Grain Salad

Amaranth, Roasted Artichoke Heart, Mushroom and Garbanzo

Chicken and Gruyere Sausage with Cider Glazed Greens

Stuffed Portobella and Zucchini

Portobella mushrooms are delectable and substantial single dish vegetarian meals when stuffed with nutty pesto sauteed tofu and topped with mozzarella and Parmagiano-Reggiano.  For the more carnivorous, sausage and onion with a fresh marinara, mozzarella and Parmagiano Reggiano

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lobster Bundles, Lunch Envy

A luscious lunch for the Atkins crowd....poached wild caught lobster*, Haas avocado, heirloom tomato, red onion bundles on a bed of Arugula, gold bell pepper and baby greens in a light drizzle of lemon, basil and mission olive oil

*Lobster...but it's so expensive! No, not if you watch for the sale, and due to the downturn in the economy lobster is frequently on sale.  Buy it frozen and vacuum seal for freezer storage of 2-3 months.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

When in Doubt, Kabob It!

Italian sausage meatball, crimini mushroom, bell pepper and onion Kabob

Minced chicken and shrimp with ginger, garlic, thai basil and mushroom kabob
Classic beef kabob