Baby Eggplants…

Found baby eggplants at Marczyk’s. Thought I’d try them.
Steamed them for 10 minutes & stirred them in duck fat with ginger, shallots, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sherry and soy sauce.




Marczyk’s just received a new Bordeaux. I had to try it 🙂


Meatballs with Pasta and Fresh Oregano.

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs – Part 1
Got the recipe from Food & Wine November 2015.
Seared some of them adding some sherry towards the end. The rest was slowly cooked in tomato sauce for 30 minutes in the oven.

Apple Pie

Had some left over dough from last weekend so…
(Brand new Chicago Metallic Non-Stick 10-Inch Quiche Pan)

Thin layer of apple sauce…


Adding the sliced apple…


Cooked at 400F with some aluminum foil on top. (I wanted the dough to be well cooked and not all mushy.)


Unrelated but slow baking (a few hours) some left over apple with butter + Tahitian vanilla + honey + brown sugar and sliced almond. Should be good…


“À la carte” Political Movement

I’m kind of tired of these political bundles we’re supposed to subscribed to. Voting is like getting cable or satellite television; you like one thing but for some stupid reason you have to pay for the whole bundle of nonsense to get that one thing you actually want. It’s either Comcast, DirectTV / Dish or go fuck yourself. The 2016 US Election might end up being Clinton, Bush or go fuck yourself just the same. It’s ridiculous. I want “À La Carte” politics. Voting should be about individuals making choices on a series of bullet points and politicians trying to make their case and convince voters that they’re the best person to implement these policies. We could still manage that under the limit given by the US Constitution to avoid the dictatorship of the majority and protect individual rights I’m sure.
Forget these stupid tea / coffee movements; I present to you the Baileys Irish Cream Movement. Why Baileys you ask? Because it’s delicious that’s why.

Caramelized Honey Nut and Seed Tart

Caramelized Honey Nut and Seed Tart for desert tonight 🙂
Recipe from Bon Appetit.
(Pecan, Hazelnut, Peanuts, Pistachio, Sliced Almonds, pumpkin and sunflower)