I’ve been craving citrus and tasting these combinations in my mind’s palate all day: Meyer Lemon Limoncello. Red Grapefruit Butter on Scallops. Buddha’s Hand Citrus Eggs. Kaffir Lime Leaf soda…So this afternoon I made fresh tangerine juice granita.
(Includes a recipe for Fresh Tangerine Juice Granita)
I mentioned San Francisco’s Dynamo Donuts–the apple-maple glazed sprinkled with bacon, in particular, in an earlier blog post. Here are some more photos from that day and one of me feeding Donut-crazed author, John T. Edge. PHOTOS by Thayer Gowdy
Winter lettuces are abundant and ready for the eating, raw and crisp with a simple vinaigrette (extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, fleur de sel and a crack of pepper) or topped with a poached egg and a few sauteed lardons.
Even tuna, it seems, can be chic in Paris, especially if you are tuna turned into a Terrine with herbs and displayed at the equally chic La Grande Epicerie du Bon Marché. More tuna with tapenade and sauteed zucchini and green beans at Le Comptoir.
(Includes a recipe for Fennel Salad)
Something sweet to savor in San Francisco at Miette…
One of my favorite sweet treats is the tres leches cake at Riomar Restaurant in New Orleans. This pure indulgence is easy, decadent, and rich with coconut. Watch Chef Adolfo Garcia make tres leches. If you want to save time, use your favorite store-bought sponge cake.
(Includes a recipe for Adolfo Garcia's Tres Leches Cake)