I am slow. Really slow, apparently, because I went ahead and made some mayo for my lunch today, which was roast chicken, which itself was another one of those… “well, why don’t you make it then?” scenarios.
Verrrrry nice on a hot day, especially when you include the preserved lemon. Keeps those electrolyte levels up, dontcha know! Lushy Lemonade: rhubarb, vanilla and saffron simple syrup muddled with fresh and preserved lemons, topped with fizz.#cookingclasses #lesacooks #notamixologist #summerscoming A photo posted by Lesa Sullivan-Abajian (@lesacooks) on May 11, 2016 at 11:38pm PDT For […]
Funny thing about Italy is… all your favorite Italian food is there. Crazy, right? I discovered Chinotto here in the US and fell madly in love with it. It’s a non-alcoholic soda made from bitter orange, and tastes like a grapefruit that’s read a lot of Ogden Nash. It’s a tad sharp, but not unpleasant. It’s awfully […]
Oh, boy! It’s cold and gross out. Time to stay home and stand over a pot of caramelized onions for about forever. It’s okay, it’s completely worth it. You can adjust the heat up or down a tad if it’s going a little too slowly or too quickly, but the key is to stay on […]
I have been making this sauce on the fly for a dip with lovely washington state apples, but it’s also lovely drizzled over popcorn, brownies and all kinds of stuff. I think this caramel rivals the traditional stuff because the sugar is unfiltered and the coconut cream is just so danged delicious… try it for […]
Sigh. Didn’t think about this date, doing food at this time and this place, but let’s discuss. Madrona Market on 9/11, of the year 2015. This is a tender and difficult location, right now, and, for a long time now. In space and time. I love this country. I love this weird city of […]
Movie Night: Julie and Julia – Classic French Cooking Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 6:30 to 9:00 pm Instructor: Chef Lesa Sullivan A classic movie and classic French food — all from the movie, “Julie & Julia”. Don’t miss Lesa as she shows you how to make a traditional French dishes straight from Julia Child’s famous […]
We grew up and moved. Andy had this wild and wonderful career as a scholar and mountain climber, a journalist and world traveler! I became a chef, a business owner, a stepmom and wife. There we were, having lives, which were excessively busy and way too filled with stuff to curl up in a bean bag and pick up the phone. Then Andy got very sick. Then my husband died. Then there was time to do a whole lot of things.
Join me next Thursday night at ChefShop.com for a Winter Farmers’ Market Class, where we’ll talk about just why local grains, dried beans and fresh produce make winter a culinary wonderland.
I will admit there are times when I think “Jesus CHRIST I’m going to need a thousand recipes for boiled water, STAT!!”.