It amuses me that this outstanding recipe has such an unassuming name. It should be called something like "The Most Excellent Combination of Potato and Other Vegetables You Can Have the Pleasure of Knowing." We made the recipe at our Culinary Communion class recently, and it was so popular at the dinner table that the serving bowl and spoon were licked clean. The serving bowl full was dipped into even before we sat down at the table - you can see how much was missing, already, in my photo. We couldn't remember what the name of it was as it was passed around the table, so we fondly called it "Green Glop." So, here it is. From Chef Gabriel Claycamp comes this keeper recipe for Green Gl... um, I mean Puree Verte. Posted with permission.
This was the first "soufflé" I’d made, and it came out quite well! (And was actually a LOT easier to make than I'd anticipated.) Steingrim, who dislikes eggplant, loved it. Finally, an eggplant he’ll eat! :) The recipe is adapted from Kim D’s adopted recipe for "Creole Eggplant Souffle."
This recipe adapted from "The Georgian Feast: the vibrant culture and savory food of the Republic of Georgia" by Darra Goldstein is a nice departure from the regular egg salad. It also happens to be low carb! According to Ms. Goldstein, the name Azelila "comes from the Georgian verb ‘to mix.’ This version is piquant, in the Abkhazian style; the variation is more subtle."
This delicious and easy-to-prepare recipe was shared by Ron Zimmerman of The Herbfarm with Susan Herrmann Loomis and published in the "Farmhouse Cookbook." I recently enjoyed a rosemary shortbread at Seattle's Gypsy by Chef Gabriel Claycamp, and wanted to try making some at home - since Gabriel is acquainted with the Zimmermans, I chose this recipe. :) I've adapted it a bit for my own use. The Herbfarm Restaurant is located in Woodinville, Washington. Each week, the award-winning restaurant chooses the best from farm, forest, and sea to create thematic 9-course dinners showcasing the Pacific Northwest.
We made these at our "Fish ID" class at Culinary Communion, served alongside the Chiptole Chile Glazed Salmon, and clams, mussels, and other wonderful foods. The fritters were my favorite recipe of the evening! :) Posted with permission.
Who would've thought you could grill collard greens? But Chef Gabriel Claycamp showed us how at Culinary Communion, and they were absolutely delicious!! The outside leaves are crispy, and the inner ones tender and juicy. Posted with permission.
Chef Gabriel Claycamp's recipe for white mirepoix. Classically, mixepoix is used in stocks to enhance flavor, aroma, and balance. A white stock is made by simmering chicken or beef bones, vegetables, and aromatics in water. The stock remains relatively colorless during the cooking process. Please note that this is not a recipe designed to make stock, itself, but rather just introduces white mirepoix basics. Recipe posted with permission.
This is Chef Gabriel Claycamp's (of Culinary Communion) recipe for basic mirepoix. Classically, mixepoix is used in stocks to enhance flavor, aroma, and balance, and is a mixture of 50% onion, 25% carrot, and 25% celery. Stock is a flavored liquid made by simmering roasted bones and aromatics in water. Please note that this is not a recipe designed to make stock, itself, but rather just introduces mirepoix basics. Recipe posted with permission.
These flavorful ribs can be made ahead of serving, which both heightens the flavor and makes it much easier to remove excess fat from the dish. Short ribs are the meaty ends of the rib bones - choose cuts from the chuck, which are the most flavorful, or from the rib, which are a bit leaner. Adapted from Cooking Light. Prep time includes chilling.
We made this wonderful dish at Culinary Communion, with Chef Gabriel Claycamp. This recipe is a repeat favorite with class attendees, and they've been known to call Gabriel up years later, from halfway across the country, to replace the beloved recipe that they'd misplaced. :) Recipe posted with permission.
This recipe is part of a meal I made at Culinary Communion, with chef Gabriel Claycamp. Culinary Communion teaches cooking and wine classes in the Seattle area in an effort to create a community of food enthusiasts. In each class, we drink wine, laugh, and talk. And, of course, sit down to enjoy the meal we've created together. And I know that my husband, for one, is extremely happy with the leftovers we get to take home! :) He really enjoyed these greens. Recipe posted with permission.
This recipe is part of a meal I made at Culinary Communion, with chef Gabriel Claycamp. Culinary Communion teaches cooking and wine classes in the Seattle area in an effort to create a community of food enthusiasts. In each class, we drink wine, laugh, and talk. And, of course, sit down to enjoy the meal we've created together. This dish, the first our class made together, was delicious and surprisingly easy to make! Recipe posted with permission.
We’re blessed with an abundance of fresh salmon, here in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a favorite way to prepare them! From “Bon Appétit” magazine, this one is absolutely wonderful. LJ entry of Thursday, April 18th, 2002. Although the directions are long, they are detailed and not difficult to follow. Serve with pilaf and salad (recipe #36428 is especially good with this).
A marinade of bourbon and maple syrup gives these scallops a slightly sweet flavor that contrasts nicely with the smoky bacon. Serve them over rice with a side of snow peas and/or broccoli. Adapted from Cooking Light.