Cider Vinaigrette

Without vinaigrette dressing I don’t know how I would manage our weekly CSA veggie delivery.  Too much lettuce?  Time for a big salad.  A weird root vegetable we’ve never seen before?  Roast it then dredge in dressing.  Too many potatoes?  Warm potato salad in a vinaigrette dressing.  Most vegetables that require cooking taste good roasted […]

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Potatoes and bacon.  Seriously, what could be better than that? For this recipe you’ll need: 1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes 1/4 pound bacon chopped in small pieces 1 medium onion finely diced 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey salt & pepper Cook the potatoes (whole and unpeeled) in a […]

Kimchi Pancakes

We’ve had a huge jar of kimchi in our fridge for way too long.  Yesterday I got tired of looking at it.  I wondered just how long it we could keep it before it was too funky to eat.  Is that even possible with kimchi? I decided to try kimchi pancakes.  Pros:  uses a lot […]

Frozen Berry Mousse

These little frozen bursts of berry mousse are a surprising topping on a fruit salad or a slice of sponge cake. This recipe uses a cream whipper. Prepare berry mousse according to the recipe.  Line a baking tray with wax paper.  Using a star shaped decorating tip create stars of mouse about 2″ in diameter […]

Berry Mousse

This recipe uses a whipper to create a light and airy mousse.  Mousse sounds much better than foam, doesn’t it? This is a modified version of the raspberry espuma recipe included in the Siphon R-Evolution recipe booklet.  My version streamlines a few steps and adds a hint of sweetness. For this recipe you’ll need 3 […]

Fun With Foam

I gave my husband these cool molecular gastronomy kits for Christmas. This weekend we got our foam on with the whipper. The kit includes a cream whipper with 3 decorative tips, N2O catridges, gelatin, agar-agar, xanthan gum and a recipe book.  I paid around $80 for the kit.  I thought the price was pretty reasonable […]

Favorite Canning and Condiment Recipes

Jams, pickles and preserves, oh my!  Mason jars are a cook’s best friend. Here are a few of my go to recipes for sauces, rubs and more. Basic Pickling Liquid Bourbon Molasses Cranberry Sauce Candied Orange Peel Cider Vinaigrette Dry Curry Spice Mix Limoncello Onion Jam Passion Fruit Curd Persimmon and Cranberry Sauce Persimmon Caramel […]

Cocktail Favorites

Is it so surprising that I’ve collected a lot of cocktail recipes? CLASSICS Gin and Tonic Gin Martini Limoncello Manhattan Vodka Martini MODERN UPDATES California Manhattan Lemon Martini Nihombashi Cocktail – Persimmon Manhattan Passion Fruit Champagne Cocktail Persimmon Bellini Persimmon Bourbon Cooler Pomegranate Molasses Champagne Cocktail NON-ALCOHOLIC Persimmon Spritzer Enjoy!

Breakfast Favorites

To be honest breakfast is not a meal I spend a lot of time on. But for those rare special breakfasts, here are a few of my favorite recipes. Gravlax with Cream Cheese and Bagels Persimmon Bellini Poached Egg with Truffle Toast Soft Boiled Eggs Warm Persimmon Compote over French Toast Enjoy!

My Favorite Desserts

This is a long, long list.  I always offer to bring dessert to a party and I’ve gathered a collection of praise-worthy recipes. Like the main course, I think dessert is a place where you can go completely crazy.  The key is to use great ingredients (no low fat substitutions please) and to make sure […]