Saturday, June 28, 2008

Market Day

Ella with some of our Market Bounty

Baby Fennel and Waxbeans From Roundabout Farm and Beets From Appalachian Star

Bulls Blood Beets

Destine for the Circulator. Beets and a ton of variations, Fennel with different flavor combos, Wax Beans with Onion Olive Oil Potato 63.8 egg to come

Mole Spiced Pork Belly with Banana Citrus Caramel, Strawberry Balsamic Beets and Collard Greens.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Testing The Circulator

Pork Belly From Double H Farms Flavors Lavender/Rosemary, Garlic/Thyme, Salt/Brown Sugar, Mole/Maple Powder

Searing the finished Product They were all pretty good though needed some Acidity

Some Baby Carrots next Orange/Oregano, Coffee/Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vandouvan/Pork Fat, Maple Syrup, Smoked Paprika/Lavender
My favorite was Vandouvan but Orange Oregano came in a close second

Banana in Brown Butter, Citrus Caramel

Finished Banana with Vanilla Yogurt for the Kids


Prepping for dessert

Cherries Butter Sugar Salt Vanila Ice Cream

Sunday, June 22, 2008


There's something really good about Strawberry Shortcake. Sweet, Tart, Rich and Savory. Its even better when you pick your own.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Lost Art

Over the past couple weeks I have been reminded of something that I temporarily forgot. I saw it at McCrady's in the way they tended their farm and were so focused on providing a great guest experience. I saw it from my mother who for at least an hour tweaked and fiddled with the graphics for our menu. I saw it in of all places at the dentist while my daughter got some cavities filled. What it was is craftsmanship and in the world today it seems to have gone the way of the bounce pass, it has become a lost art, everything has turned into how can we do it faster and cheaper instead of taking the time to get it done right and using the best possible product when you can. I think that there are still many craftsmen and women out there but it is increasingly being passed over as a necessary part of the work place.