Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So Few Ingredients, So Much Flavor

Sometimes, the tastiest dinners are the simplest. For this meal, I wanted to make a very flavorful dish with very few ingredients. I decided on making monkfish with artichoke and roasted tomato and endive salad.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

BBQ Sauce - I Defeat Thee!

I have an ongoing battle with BBQ sauce. For some reason, I can never make a really good BBQ, and whenever I try, I end up over thinking it, over complicating the recipe, or missing something integral to the BBQ flavor. Today, I tried to take down my nemesis. I found a very simple recipe, and only made some minor tweaks. Being that I'm not going to serve BBQ sauce on it's own, I decided to make some pulled chicken and cole slaw for some easy sandwiches.

Closing Out Summer in the Hamptons

I can think of no better way to end summer than with good friends and good food. The last weekend before labor day, my girlfriend and I went out to Quogue in the Hamptons with some friends to visit our friend's parent's house. We had postponed the trip a week because of hurricane Irene, and the weather was perfect. We spent some time on the beach and relaxing by the pool, and when the evening rolled around, we were treated to a delicious dinner. To date, all of my posts have been made by me, but this was such a great meal in such a wonderful setting, that I wanted to feature my friend's parent's meal as a thank you for their impeccable hospitality.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hurricane Chili

As New York awaited the arrival of Hurricane Irene, weary and anxious for the unknown fury of mother nature, I made chili. I had competed in a chili competition in the Spring, and figured a day stuck inside will all stores closed would be an excellent opportunity to tweak my recipe a bit.