I hate the word synergy, or at least the whole 1+1=3 concept, but I’ve gotta say, all the components in this dish really amounted to more than just a sum of its parts! This dish is all about taking the time to really focus on each ingredient, so the combination creates something extremely delicious! Fresh tomato coulis, homemade mayonnaise, sourdough bread made from scratch, and an arrangement of delicious greens grown in my own yard! I knew this was going to be tasty, but it turned out even better than I was hoping.
Head over to the Tomato Coulis, and Homemade Mayo recipes before you get into this one! Although I haven’t had time to post up any sourdough recipes, if you don’t have a go to bread recipe, I would suggest getting something fresh from a local bakery. You can expect a whole run-down on creating a sourdough starter, maintaining it, and making bread with it in the future!
Posted in Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Tagged Bacon, BLT, deconstructed BLT, garden, homemade mayo, how to make a fancy BLT, lettuce, mayonnaise, pea shoots, serrano ham, tomato coulis
The making of homemade mayonnaise is a truly wonderful thing to behold. Whisk oil into egg yolk, and VOILA, you have a magical sauce that makes so many things delicious! After you make this recipe, you will have very little desire to use store bought mayo again! It takes about five minutes to make, uses common ingredients, and is incredibly creamy and delicious, so let’s get to whisking!
After making the amazing Bacon & Blue Cheese Steak the other day, rather then just heat up the leftovers, I wanted to make something delicious and blog-worthy! Continuing on with the blue cheese and bacon theme, I settled on making a delicious steak salad with bacon blue cheese dressing for lunch!
It was great! Fresh romaine lettuce, topped with tender steak and a tangy homemade blue cheese dressing made a refreshing, yet hearty lunch!
Posted in Barbecue, Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Grilled, left overs, Lunch, Red Meat, Salad, Steak
Tagged Bacon, Barbecue, blue cheese, dressing, Grilled, leftovers, lunch, mayonnaise, recipe, Salad, sirloin, sour cream, Steak, tangy
As part of wrapping up the last 15 weeks of JC100, Carlene and I wanted to take the opportunity to give our thoughts on the whole experience, what we learned and how it all tasted!
Posted in JC100, Review
Tagged Asparagus, boeuf bourguignon, bouillabaisse, bsinthekitchen, celery root remoulade, charlotte chantilly, cheese souffle, chocolate mousse, coq au vin, french, Hollandaise, jc100, julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, mayonnaise, omelette roulee, provencal tomatoes, ratatouille, recipes, reine de saba, review, roast chicken, salad nicoise, scallops gratinee, sole meuniere, the way to cook, Vichyssoise
Well here we are – the last recipe from Week 12. First was the asparagus with the hollandaise sauce, then followed up some fresh provencal tomatoes, then Julia’s easy homemade mayonnaise and now we feature the creamy salad: Celery Root Remoulade. Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Easy, JC100, Salad, Side, Summer Fresh
Tagged celery, child, easy, julia, Lemon, mayonnaise, quick, remoulade, root, Salad
So Julia Child is trying to tell us that homemade mayo is easy? Pfff… yeah right…okay… fine, she was right. In fact, she was more than right. To continue on our cooking spree for week 12 of the Julia Child Challenge, we opted to try making Julia’s homemade mayonnaise in a food processor. Now this is the REAL way to make a class act mayo. Let’s get to the recipe before all of your sandwiches start to feel lonely. Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Egg, Gluten Free, How To, JC100
Tagged easy, egg, food, how, Mayo, mayonnaise, processor, to
After picking up an avocado at the grocery store, in hopes that I would do something cool with it, I had planned on making a toasted tomato sandwich with avocado on it. While that would have been a simple and tasty dish, it wasn’t very creative. Fortunately, inspiration struck courtesy of the ingredients in my fridge (red onion mainly!) and the Deconstructed Guacamole Sandwich was created! These tasted great and were super easy to make, perfect for a quick snack or a twist on the traditional guacamole appetizer at at party!
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Easy, Healthy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged appetizer, avocado, cilantro, creative, deconstructed, dip, easy, Garlic, guacamole, Mayo, mayonnaise, onion, party, platter, quick, red, Sandwich, tomato