Monthly Archives: February 2012

sunday fried chicken dinner | farmshop

Roasted butternut squash hummus Herbed pearl barley w/broccoli di ciccio,
 pistachios & meyer lemon Baby carrots roasted with green garlic, capers & hot pepper Fried chicken!! Drumstick  Orange & cinnamon panna cotta olive oil cake & Gloria’s strawberries Finally got around … Continue reading

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hazelnut rochers

Shatteringly crisp on the outside and just a bit of nutty chew on the inside, these light-as-air hazelnut meringue cookies are delicious and super easy to make! Yield: 25-30 little cookies Preheat: 350 degrees   1 cup toasted nuts like … Continue reading

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nibbles | picca

Pisco sour Causa snow crab with cucumber, avocado, huancaina sauce Anticucho black cod with miso, crispy sweet potato Chicharron de pollo (marinated crispy chicken) with salsa criolla, rocoto aioli Glazed eggplant Anticucho tomatoes with burrata and black mint pesto Chicharron … Continue reading

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buffett lunch | omaha, ne

 Last Friday, I flew to Omaha and went to Piccolo Pete’s to have lunch… … with the Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren Buffett!  It’s his favorite restaurant.  WOW. Mr. Buffett’s favorite drink?  Cherry Coke. When in Omaha, you gotta have … Continue reading

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oishii! | izakaya musha

Barley shochu Tofu french fries The “MFC” (Musha Fried Chicken) Shichirin grill Tanshio (beef tongue) Salmon yaki onigiri  Anago meshi (eel rice bowl)  Aburi saba (seared mackerel) Spicy tuna dip Itame somen (garlic noodles) Black sesame ice cream with corn … Continue reading

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clam strips | malibu seafood

Oh, you know, your typical summer weather in February.  Today, I had the day off so it was all about gazing out at the big blue ocean while eating clam strips at Malibu Seafood for lunch.  Oh yea, life is … Continue reading

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two seconds of pastry fame

Look, Ma!  My two seconds of pastry fame!  You can catch a flash of me in this Eye on LA segment, rolling up some buckwheat pinwheel scones.  (I told you about my pastry apprenticeship, right??)  Watch me in action here, … Continue reading

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happy birthday, mike!

Happy Birthday, Mike!  For my brother’s birthday last week, I baked him a velvety chocolate blackout cake [devil’s food layer cake, chocolate ganache and caramel filling, coated with ground cake crumbs].  Recipe from my trusty Tartine cookbook, of course.  Now, look … Continue reading

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