|Vegetarian French onion soup|
|Red lentil-crusted tofu with a saffron coconut sauce and pea|
shoots, over a bed of spiced pearl couscous
|Parmesan creme brulee with mostarda and a Parmesan crisp|
|Individual goat cheese and peach cheesecakes|
|The finished product, with a lime-mint sauce|
|Flourless chocolate cake with redcurrant sauce, slivered|
almonds, and glacee currants
|Strawberry creme tart. Andy did the knifework for the top!|
|This is Creta.|
|This is Malta.|
And so, a little more than a year after my abrupt hiatus, I give you Christmas dinner:
|Cod poached in homemade wild mushroom broth. The spice|
secret: a touch of turmeric in addition to the thyme, garlic,
caramelized onions, and bay leaf. I swear it works!
|Fennel and Napa cabbage slaw, initially intended to be|
fennel and endive slaw. There's a homemade orange aioli
(thanks to my mother-in-law), almonds, and olive relish with
orange supremes on the side.
|Butternut squash macaroni and cheese, garnished with|
spiced squash seeds and kale chips.
|A simple arugula salad with pomegranate seeds, walnuts,|
and a citrus and olive oil dressing.