Friday, June 10, 2011

Li'l Color

This is from the autumn... threading a bunch of hot peppers up to dry for the winter. I hung them on a cabinet and they dried nicely.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bean Thread Salad

I love bean thread salad, and learned to prepare it the way I learned in Thailand. The formula, roughly, is to prepare your bean thread, and mix with a dressing of palm sugar, fish sauce, hot pepper, and lime (sweet, salt, hot, sour). Then add some vegetables, and maybe a protein with a chewy or crunchy texture. In bangkok, that might be shredded pomelo and dried shrimp; here it's fresh cucumber and salmon cracklings. The serving bowl has shredded radish for color.

Served alongside an avocado/cucumber/scallion futo maki I whipped together, sort of a Japanese sub sandwich in my book.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Big Assed Buckwheat Pancake

Buckwheat pancakes for breakfast, with Hodgson's Mill mix. Final seconds in the cast iron, and still steaming on the cutting board, with traditional Gerber precision cutting. Served with real maple syrup and butter.