Saturday, July 26, 2008


Grilled Pork Rib eye
Brendan's Leeks Sweetest I've tasted
Brendan's Carrots with fresh Bay Leaf and Pork Fat
Wade's mill Grits Everona Piedmont Cheese

Red Hen Dinner 2

Tomato, Watermelon, Strawberry, Jalapeno, Shrimp
tomatoes, strawberries and Jalapenos all from Stonehouse Farm Picked that Morning

Sweetbreads with Molasses Butter, Blackberries and Dandelion

Carrots and Turnips From Stonehouse and Pickled Carrots from Appalachian Star with Vandouvan

36hr Shortrib with wade's mill grits and truffle Cheese

Sous Vide Lamb rack with confit stuffed swiss chard and wheat berries

Peaches and raspberry fluid gel

Blackberries with sage pastry cream and flaky pie crust

Earl grey Chocolate with honey shortbread, Lemon and earl grey sauce
Thanks to Duncan for taking the photos

With construction being what it is we had time to go to the Wallers house and cook a little tasting dinner for some of the investors. Thanks to the Wallers for letting us use their great kitchen and drink their Limecello.

Post Dinner Limencello

Saturday, July 19, 2008


So Good and So easy Basil and Plain Ricotta

Pickles and Butter

Pickled Okra/Corn and Onions, Pickled Carrots and Molasses Butter

To Market

We got Blackberries today but I think they maybe all gone already


Carrots and Okra form Appalachian Star, Potatoes from Randy's Neighbor

And of course Bacon from Richard and Jean


I added just a touch of this Knob Creek with vanilla to my Arnie last night and it was just about perfect.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Arnie Plus


Plus Iced Tea

Plus Lemon verbena/mint infused Vodka.
Equals my current favorite summer drink.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Buffalo Creek

Just a little oxidation from being out of the cryovac for a little bit but look at the marbling from a Virginia Steer. I can't wait to work with these folks.

51.5C for one hour then onto hot grill. The kids almost didn't get any.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stonehouse Farms

Spent the Morning with Brendan from Stonehouse Farms he has agreed to grow a bunch of different vegetables for us. He has a great operation that I had planed on getting some pictures of but I forgot my battery. I used some of his chard, onions and potatoes to make a dish with vadouvan spiced turkey breast. Colleen wasn't able to take the pictures for me so none of them turned out very good but you will have to trust me it was great.

Roasting Weiners