Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bought an Omega juicer.  Same as Susan's.  Then I bought a shit ton of veggies and fruits

so fun to use!

been drinking a few cups of juice every day for the past week.  Its amazing how much you ummm go potty when you drink a ton of juice.

getting better at figuring out how to prep my items so I dont have to carry as much down with me to use the wok stove.

and one day I will buy a metal cart or something to make cooking on it even easier.  

These wok carts are over $3000 dollars!!!

My stove cost $44 dollars

and I can just get one of these for $99 bucks and seriously would it be any less awesome???


Sue Lee has been making a lot of kimchee lately.  She gave me a jar of radish kimchee which I quickly devoured.  I had some boiled eggs and had a thought.  Since I love pickled eggs what would this taste like??

after three days of pickling they had a slight kimchee flavor but the texture was pretty much the same.  I think I would need to leave it for a much longer time and with more kimchee juice to get a good pickle.  Ill have to try it again.

Theres a place near us that serves seared fish on top of sprouts and onions on a sizzling pan.  I tried to replicate the flavors at home.  Turns out it was super easy to do.  Take 1 part mirin to 3 parts soy. In a super duper hot smoking pan sautee some onions and then sprouts.  Let cook for a minute.  then add the soy and mirin mixture.  Serve your fish on top of the mixture.  Add peas and green onions if you want.  I have to find my moms cast iron hotplates so I can make it that way at home.  Love it when they sizzle at the table.  

Amina doesnt like sweet with meat so I just gave her regular style with brussel sprouts.

 I love avocados and I love smoked salmon.  My roll was a bit on the pudgy side.  hahaha!

so I want to see if I can sprout an avocado seed. 

couldnt find toothpicks at work so I did this

Grow you summabitch grow!!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TICKETS!!!  my second most favorite meal of 2012.  My goofy face when I got to meet the chef.


Hello Amina do you have your tickets??

Lots of those chinese cats

their mise en place

decor is festive with a very carnival vibe

lots of cooks back there!

the Adria's famous molecular olive.  They were pretty good.  

you eat with tweezers.  Olives served with anchovy

delicious jamon so melt in your mouth good

and the ubiquitous bread and tomato

chef is tiny

seaweed tempura with a seaweed dipping sauce

little pastry poofs topped with lardo and other yummy things. mmmm 

these mini baguettes were sooo airy and light

and rolled with paper thin jamon.  so freaking good

these little muffin things were good too.  This one was filled with cheese

they only use tweezers back there


she was pleasing to the eyes

avacado wrapped fishy

I think this was a beef tartare dish

oysters two ways

deep fried cod

more chinese cats

more jamon and cheese

muffins filled with pork and cheese

so melt in your mouth delicious

oh look a spoon!

and more spoons!  This was a molecular cheese or yogurt type of ball.

 dessert was devine.  Caramelly cake and sorbet

fun fun fun 
so much work for 4 pieces of anchovies!

Thank you chefs!!!