Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Still not cooking as much as I used to but still doing multi course dinner parties!

Squid noodle salad with a black garlic sauce

cured pork loin over pea puree and pea shoot salad

scallops and asparagus puree

steak and foie with mushrooms and asparagus

The butcher didnt have smaller marrow bones.  I ended up with a 2 pounder.  It was too much marrow.

been baking my own bread!!! havent purchased bread in over 2 months!

Decided to make some nigiri with stuff in the fridge.  Real kobe beef, foie gras, spicy scallop, regular scallop, and tobiko.  Was fun!  Was tasty!  Will do again!

Sunday simple dinner.  We ate outside and Brody had a blast!

for my birthday I ordered a 17lb lobster.  Wooo!!!!



Cooking at home
Made dinner for a few friends

Cured pork belly in a kimchee dashi with stewed radishes, curry carrots, and mustard 

Steelhead tartare with roe and a yuzu creme 


beat and carrot salad  


steak with a romesco and mushrooms

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My newest toy.  Lovin it.  The bags are so much cheaper than the regular vacuum sealers.  I figure oh after about 2000 uses it will all even out.  I better start vacuum packing EVERYTHING.

I have been compressing so much melon but to be honest I dont really care for the difference.  I think it will be much more fun to infuse these melon pieces with vodka.  Yum.  

Still love this picture of me smoking some steak at the Le Diner A San Francisco we went to a few years back.  Look at Aminas huge bottom lip!

I done did it.  I bought the El Bulli book set.  My collection is growing and I love it!@!!@@!

Check out these eggs yo!

More dinner parties.

I made dinner for my Dads birthday.  We decided to go fancy and have a 5 course meal.  

1.  Pork belly with kimchee dashi foam and variety of carrots

beat salad with blood orange powder

butter poached lobster with lobster infused mashed potatoes

grilled ribeye with onion sauce
forgot to take pics of the dessert but it was just home made ice cream sandwiches from scratch



We also had Rios family over a while back and she took some artsy pictures of some of the tapas.  I love these pics!  They make the food look better than they tasted ha!



Its been a while!  Busy with new baby but still been cooking.  Here are some more pics!













Check out my fried chicken!!! its almost where I want it.  a little more tweaking on the recipe and it will be perfect! 

Home made bacon looks so good! 


Friday, March 7, 2014

Does the dining room look better with the outdated chairs?  

Or these more mid century modern chairs?  Hmmm.... New chairs look clean.

our appliance pantry

My new toy

this immersion circulator has a timer which is GREAT!!!!!

Mary got me a ton of beers for my birthday!!!  These are all big bottles and delicious

My cookbook library and recliner.  Love the new house.  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.  

 I scooped a bit of beet salad onto my plate and it almost looked like some stupid fancy plate at a restauraant.