I had lost the charger to my camera, and just got the replacement last week (ebay sure can be useful). There were a bunch of pictures on there that I forgot I had taken, including a bunch of crappy and blurry pictures from the food I cooked down in Florida last winter. I get real busy putting the food out, and don’t have time to take pictures of the food as it goes out, so I trained someone to do it for me (bad idea). I need a better solution this summer because I have some good new ideas, and will undoubtedly have a bunch more, and want to share them here. I am including a picture of a Calamari Pizza that I ordered when I was in Charlotte several months ago. It sounded so intriguing that I had to order it (bad idea), but I think it would be a brilliant idea if it was done right. Maybe I will try it as a mini appetizer?
Archive for June, 2008
I know you have been on the edge of your seat waiting for another enthralling bike tale (I think this will be the last, unless this one gets stolen too), so here’s an update. I bought a real cheap bike at toys r’ us, and it was bright red, so I spray painted it a dull black as to blend in a bit. Turns out I traded my Pee Wee Herman Bike with the big seat and basket for a no frills bad boy street bike. I did some research in locks, and the setup cost nearly as much as the bike.
I have heard about Momofuku and wanted to try one of their restaurants since I have been here (I chose Ssam). They are known for their steamed Pork Belly Buns, and they did not disappoint (though a little pricey at $9 for two). I was inspired to make them for appetizers in Sun Valley, so I went home that night, and came up with my own version (more testing needed). I do love the photo I took though; natural light, and the sriracha right behind it to add the heat. This is the kind of food I love to eat, simple, tasty, inspired!
So, what’s new? I have been working at the executive dining kitchen for the last month or two, and getting to know New York. I was on vacation last week, and took full advantage of living here, checking out all of the different neighborhoods, eating some great food, and walking more than I have in years. I leave for Sun Valley this weekend, and will spend most of the summer there. I am excited as I have never been, and I hear it is fantastic there, of course I will take pictures, and share what I am cooking with you. The picture is of a Macaroni & Cheese restaurant that I passed by last week. I guess you can get pretty much what you want here.
You check in once and awhile to get an easy recipe that tastes great, and what do you get? Bicycle stories, and kitten videos. Sorry, here’s a recipe you are sure to enjoy that I came up with for the new site. I lost the charger to my camera, so I haven’t posted pictures lately, but I have one on order, so I will be taking more soon.
Sweet & Sour Shrimp
1 Tblsp. Vegetable Oil
1 lb. Shrimp, no tails
1/2 cup stir-fry sauce
1/3 cup orange juice
3 cups stir fry vegetables
In a medium skillet, cook the shrimp and vegetables in the oil over high heat for a few minutes. Add the sauce and orange juice, and cook for a minute more. Enjoy with rice (I like brown)