The Basics: Mayo and Aioli

The Basics: Mayo and Aioli

    One of the most magical techniques in cooking is the emulsion. An emulsion is the creation of a semi-stable suspension between oil and water which may be fairly loose, like a vinaigrette, or a thicker consistency, like Bearnaise. The mayonnaise may be the thickest in the group, and one of the trickiest to master -- I make mayo and aioli often, and I still … [Read more...]

Pork Schnitzel with Feta Mashed Potatoes

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Christey's birthday was last Monday, and one of her favorite meals is my Dad's pork schnitzel, with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes. Dad was born and lived his pre-teen years in Germany, and I don't know where he picked up his schnitzel recipe, but I think you almost have to be German to fully pull this recipe off. I've asked him several times about the mushroom gravy, and he's always been … [Read more...]

Lenten Meals part 1

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            We're a week into Lent and Christey and I have been giving up land animals (seafood is okay) and dairy. We've allowed ourselves eggs as well. So far, we've been doing pretty well. It's certainly made us think about our food a lot more. I'm finding the challenge to be strong, and in some cases fairly limiting, but it's been … [Read more...]

Click for Bri entry

Lemon Drop, taken while working on some product shooting today, but I kinda styled this one without the products just for this special Click entry. … [Read more...]