Transfer . April 2014 planting locations

by April 23, 2014 » Add the first comment.

April 2014 planting locations Front bed west eggplant and artichoke Front bed middle . Next to Palm Tree, Street side – market more cucumber will climb up the tree . Three Swiss chard with single stalks . Next to yucca, two market more cucumbers will go a crossed Rope trellis Read more »

Mozarella from Scratch . Summary

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Whole milk curd Add rennet Proteins coagulate Drain Shave or chop Add hot salted water . 165° Mix until you have a big smooth lump . Silky Squeeze off balls and put into cool salted water Search YouTube for more videos

Tomatillo Salsa

by April 21, 2014 » Add the first comment.

1 lb tomatillos . Husked, washed, raw 1/4 white onion 2 jalapeños Lots of Cilantro 1 tsp salt 1 avocado 2 limes . Zest and juice Blend and let rest for about an hour to completely meld

Gazpacho Michoacano

by April 20, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Gazpacho Michoacano Adapted from Pati’s Mexican Table Pineapple . Chunked Mango . Cubed Jicama . Cubed White Onion . Diced Orange . Juiced Lime . Juiced Salt Ground chile Queso Fresco, citijo, etc… Crumbly Layer in a glass and serve with a spoon.

Seven Layer Burrito

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Rachael Ray Refried Beans . Reheat with warm chicken stock . Add a touch of cumin and hot sauce Guacamole 1 Avocado . If not ripe, put in bag overnight and set on counter Do not use knife to remove pit 1/4 red onion soaked in Salt and Lime Read more »


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Adapted from Pati’s Mexican Table 1 Cup Plums . diced 1/2 C Apricots . diced 1 lime . Zest and juice 1 pinch Chinese 5 spice powder (Cinnamon, star anise, clove, licorice, ?) 1 tsp corn starch 1/4 C dark brown sugar Mix and marinate 15 minutes EMPANADA DOUGH Read more »


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Adapted from Pati’s Mexican Table 4 pounds Pork shoulder or butt . Big chunks 1 TBL vegetable shortening in very hot pan Brown all sides VERY well in VERY hot cast iron skillet Braising liquid . In blender 1/2 White onion 6 garlic cloves 1 bottle Dark beer 1/2 cup Read more »

Lemon Mousse

by April 19, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Martha Stewart 1 TBL cold water 1 tsp gelatin to dissolve or bloom 1 C granulated sugar 1/2 C lemon juice Heat until all sugar is dissolved Zest from one large lemon Cool in ice bath Beat 7 egg whites to soft peaks Slow speed, pour in gelatin mix Fold Read more »

Asparagus Lasagna

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From a note I had on my chair SOLID INGREDIENTS Layer Gruyere cheese, asparagus that has been blanched, and roasted bell peppers LIQUID IGREDIENTS Add two egg yolks plus one egg plus room temperature cream cheese and mix with a bit of heavy cream Pour liquid ingredients over solid, and Read more »

Caramel Souffle

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Soufflé . Martha Stewart Butter individual ramekins . 10 oz Sprinkle and spread Turbinado Sugar Syrup 1 C sugar 2 TBL water Melt to carmelize Add 2 C hot milk Add 1 C warm cream Bring almost to a boil 5 egg yolks 2 TBL Corn starch 2 TBL flour Read more »