Chocolate Pots de Crème

2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 egg yolks 2 tablespoons honey Dash of salt Prepare an ice bath by filling a stainless steel or ceramic bowl with ice and water, in a proportion roughly  at 1/3 ice and 2/3 water. Set aside. Heat the cream, espresso […]

Turkey Meatloaf with Zesty Topping

  This is my version of Ina Garten’s meatloaf. I’ve made it successfully in a loaf pan as well, but I advise baking it atop a baking sheet to catch any drips if you do. Makes 6-8 servings 2 tablespoons high heat oil, such as rice bran or canola 2 medium yellow onions, diced 2 […]

Crostadas, Frittatas and Tarts… and a Fond Farewell

Please join me for the last class ever at Pacific Culinary Studio in Everett, Wa. this Saturday, August 31 from noon to 2:30 PM. We will be making this delicious open-faced Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Olive Tart in addition to a Blackberry-Peach Crostada, Zuccchini and Basil Frittata with Tomato Confit and Creme Fraiche, and […]

Savory Onion, Goat Cheese and Olive Tart

Based on a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi Serves 2-4 as an entrée or 4-6 as an appetizer For the dough: 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast ½ cup lukewarm water Pinch of sugar 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, separated into one and one-half cups 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1-1/2 tablespoons high heat oil (such as rice bran, […]

Shortcake with Grilled Peaches

Okay… This pic is of a plum-and-peach combo, to be accurate. 🙂 2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup  sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons shortening 1 cup half and half or buttermilk Melted butter to brush shortcakes 3 peaches, sliced into eighths Canola oil, for brushing 1/4 cup […]

Oaxacan-Style Turkey Mole

For the turkey meat: 2 teaspoons high heat cooking oil 1 each carrot, celery rib, small onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole One 2 X 1” thumb ginger, roughly chopped 1 cinnamon stick ½ teaspoon each: whole clove, cumin, allspice and dried red chile flake Peel from one medium lime Handful […]

Swing into Spring

Hey, so this weekend I did a little demo and promised to post it online. It's been a few minutes. But now, Woo-hoo! Here it is, my recipe for spring on a salad plate. Thanks to Sustainable Ballard for helping with the wingding. Thank you to Marguerite David from Sunset Hill Community Center for the lovely pictures, and thank you […]