Sunday, November 2, 2008


Consider the romanesco, for a moment, as I am in this snapshot. Neither a broccoli or a cauliflower. It sort of walks the line between repulsive and sexy. The Serge Gainsborg of coniferous vegetables, if you will.

We, or I actually - cooked it up and pureed in with cream and parmesean last night a la Martha's advice. It twas...merely OK. I'm thinking about moving upstate to open a restaurant lately...fantasizing is more like it...and this winter I will be honing my cooking skilllz in order to prepare.

Answers to questions:
1. The chutney recipe is straight out of Joy of Cooking.
2. The oak leaves are not treated, I just got very, very lucky...these are lasting well over 4 days. This was the arrangement they went into:

8 comments:

17 beats. said...

it's a 3 D fractal! infinite surface area w/ a finite volume. SOOOPER sexy if you ask me. i like your necklace by the way.

Donna said...

OK---I am in love, abso-freakin-lutely IN LOVE with that tree branch arrangement...

josh said...

cute necklace

Angsana said...

I never had luck with Martha's cakes' recipes and I have given up. I admire you for wanting to hone in on your cooking to make your dream come true. It is the passion that gets us to our dreams, dont you think?

Lynne said...

Oh I love your photos - beautiful blog.

Anonymous said...

The necklace! Where! How! Why! Buy!

Sarah said...

the necklace was a fleamarket find for 10bucks!

Anonymous said...

in with cream and parmesean last night a la Martha's advice. It twas...merely OK7m. I'm thinking about moving upstate to open a restaurant lately...fantasizing is more like it...and this winter I will be honing my cooking skilllz in order to prepare.7m.cn