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Well, one of these days, I am going to start writing down recipes.   I am sure it would help me too somewhere down the road.

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Hello All,

Long time, no speak.  I have been working a lot this summer. We have catered 5 weddings along with doing our Regular Bite Clubs and various other events. Sorry, I have not given much attention to the blog.

We have a Bite Club dinner this weekend.  We are making a parsnip potato gnocchi that were are going to pan crisp.  We are going to serve the crisped gnocchi with lobster and fried shallots in a corn and leek broth.  So, I have been practicing getting the correct texture down for the gnocchi.

Last night, we made dinner for our neighbor. Dinner took a total of an hour to prepare.  We have been using the pressure cooker lately so, the beans were done in 30 minutes. Amazing to take a bag of dried chickpeas and have them finished in 30 minutes.

The menu last night was:

1)Fried Squid with Chickpeas in a smoked paprika and vinegar sauce

2)Parsnip and Potato Gnocchi with Blood Sausage

3)Branzino in a tarragon sauce with roasted tomatoes served over green beans.

My problem is, I photograph the prep but, when it comes to final dishes. I rarely remember to photograph finished dishes. Anyway, here are a bunch of photos from dinner, of course, not one photo was taken of the plating. It’s also really annoying to cook with one hand and shoot with another

Here is what I got!

Portuguese Blood Sausage. It is out hanging in my butchers shop. So, it is precooked, perhaps, lightly smoked. I ate some raw, it was delicious. Not mushy at all. A little rice in it.



Peeling squid for the squid and beans:

Gnocchi: You can see a bowl of last night’s gnocchi in the background. I just felt like doing another round as I am making 32 servings on Saturday.






Quick three course  dinner.  Cost was like 25 bucks for three people.. If we had the same thing out to dinner it would have been most likely,  a lot more dough. we got to sit at home and I wore my sleeveless harley davidson shirt I bought in Sturgis.

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Good Morning,

We had a wonderful weekend hosting an event for BBC America and their new television show No Kitchen Required.  The show looks fantastic, the evening went so well. We cooked a traditional Mexican meal.  We had 25 bloggers attend the event. Such wonderful talented photographers and writers.

I will keep updating as the reviews and blogs come in.



The first write up came from Alica Gao at Lingered Upon

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