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.


  1. What a glorious rib roast--the deep savor just leaps off the screen in delecatble!

    1. Thanks Ms. Bentobird! The photo reminds me of ice cream and hot fudge! The gravy was so good I would forgo chocolate--unheard of!

  2. Ah yes there is always so much going on, isn't there? :) I find myself getting distracted all the time!

  3. Lots of things going on, love the inspiration you and this post are giving me, Robin! That pot roast makes me wanna make one immediately, mmm comfort food!

    1. Fall weather sure brings out the cravings for meats, soups and stews doesn't it Denise.

  4. Holy moly, that gazpacho..... And there is something about shiitake that really adds a richness to dishes like no other ingredient!

    1. Oh Jeanne, That gazpachos was a fun experience. I am working on my new site and have posted the full recipe there.


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