add chopped fresh dill to almost any pickled veg, asparagus, beans, zucchini
add to creme fraiche and use as a dip for vegetables, a sauce for salmon and a great addition to cold asparagus soup
dill and smoked trout stuffed deviled eggs
make a dill and arugula pesto
it goes without saying that dill is a must for chicken noodle soup, if you don’t use dill you can be arrested and sent to bad food prison, or just forced to eat every meal at either Arby’s or Applebee’s.
just wanted to mention to all my blog readers that I am now going to be blogging for Serious Eats, http://www.seriouseats.com, a totally groovy blog site that has tons of interesting writings about everything food related. My goal is to be Portland Bureau Chief, which is what I have wanted to be since I was a newborn.
also, going to be doing short food videos….fun
all sorts of stuff happening now, good stuff, fun stuff and sadly fattening stuff
I have a little book cute book that is about to come out. Did it with husband Bruce and friend Pam. It is a counting book using candy. Publisher is Chronicle and it is called Candy 1-20. www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/candy-1-to-20.html
Fresh figs cut in half and topped with goat cheese. honey aged balsamic and prosciutto
Brown sugar roasted figs with orange juice and yogurt sauce
Figs stuffed with walnuts and baked with maple syrup and cream
Fresh figs with Stilton cream, toasted pecans and rosemary port drizzle
Amber Webster of 23 Hoyt in PDX made an amazing dinner at a fundraiser for Growing Gardens
I met a lovely woman at an event last week. Take a look at her website above, she is amazing. When her desserts were plated everyone got out their cameras/ I phones/flip phones. Try her stuff out, the pale blue kanten ( a gelatin) was mint, and so light and refreshing on that hot hot day
Six of us dined there to celebrate Katie N. going to study in Italy for one year. We will miss her. Good place for a celebration. The flat breads
grilled with goat cheese, pickled currants arugula and sweet onions 9.
grilled with mozzarella, spicy coppa pickled red onions, and pea tendrils 9.
grilled with fennel salami, mozzarella and red onion 9.
grilled with cremini mushrooms, smoked goat cheese and caramelized onions 9.
grilled with andouille sausage, monterey jack cheese and green chiles 10.
Chef ’s Choice
grilled with navy bean puree, tart golden raisins, and spinach 10.
are thin and crispy and yummy. I had a tender tasty pork chop and Judy had a garlicky very good ceasar salad with chicken, and the chicken was not an afterthought, it was delicious. John had a great, New York Strip, which was cooked to perfection. Katie and Trevor shared a burger, and it will go on the books best burger page.
Too full for dessert, but will go back soon to try the rosemary panna cotta and the doughnuts.