May 25, 2016
I've been training so much and talking so much about training, I'm "trainered" out. I have my outdoor cooking area on my mind and I'm excited about the holiday weekend, so I'm talking about my personal life in this episode.
Last weekend for brunch I cooked calliflower and then mashed it with eggs and breadcrumbs to make patties (yes, I was substituting for potatoes). On top of the pattie was a think pork chop, and then I plated it with thinly sliced apples browned in the pork chop juices. We paired the meal with a nice champagne.
That meal was the first one I cooked on a new gadget for my "kitchen" on the deck. I've been busy with work since Sunday when I cooked that meal, but I keep thinking about how eager I am for the long weekend and more cooking.
I ordered the book, "The Wild Table", which has beautiful photographs, excellent writing, and recipes based on foraging. I've made elderberry ice cream and fur tip infused vodka. The ice cream was a big hit. People said the vodka tasted like drinking a Christmas tree.
You may catch a mistake: I meant to say, "I marinade the salmon in sake for 24 hours," but I said saute - that wouldn't be good!
If you like your BBQ, this might be a fun episode to listen to - for a little change of pace. Next week I'll be back in trainer mode!