Saturday, September 22, 2012

Divided Attention

I know it's been ages since I've posted here. So much going on, making transitions, changes and general distractedness.  I have setup a new Facebook page for posting snippets and photos . Let me know if you "Like" it !  I have been cooking, writing and photosnapping and until I get a chance to tell you more, here's a sample of what I've been up to since my last post.

While shopping my son and I took in a cooking demo at Queen Anne's Farmers Market, Seattle with Chef Becky Selengut, author of Good Fish, an NPR-notable cookbook on Pacific Coast sustainable seafood

Seared Albacore and Farmer's Market Ratatouille

Becky Selengut

Behaving like a recipe detective, I finally achieve success in recreating an incredible 
Andalusian style Gazpacho first tasted at Alma Cocina, Atlanta.

Cantaloupe-Harbanero Gazpacho

On the home front a special weeknight dinner 
of fresh Coho Salmon baked with compound butter and chives.

Baked Coho Salmon with Compound Butter and Chives

Cross rib roast braised with Shiitake Mushrooms and served with mashed parsnips. 
Gravy so deeply beefy rich, wine infused and complex my darling dear asked me, "Why?" 
"Why what?" I replied.
"Why can't we have this every night?"

Can pot roast be elegant? Yes it can!

The fall quarter begins next week and distractions will be thrown into hyperdrive. 
But don't worry, food will be served.