Friday, July 25, 2014

simply steak and simply done! kitchen! kitchen!

Simply Steak!
Seared sirloin steak with sweet caramelized onions
nestled on a salad of baby arugula and "flashed"
sauteed zucchini.
Simply Steak And Simply Done:

1 sirloin steak - seasoned well with salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil on a hot cast iron pan
Brown the steak 2 minutes on all sides and keep warm.
(add more minutes for well to medium well)

1 sliced zucchini (1/4 inch thick)
2 cups baby arugula
Sautee the zucchini on a tablespoon of olive oil on a separate pan for 2 minutes seasoned with salt and pepper. Remove and set aside.
Take the pan off the heat and add the baby arugula just to coat it with the oil already in the pan.
Add a squeeze of half a lemon and a tiny pinch of salt; mix thoroughly transfer to a bowl- toss with the zucchini.

Caramelized Onions;
2 large vidalla onions sliced
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
2 tablespoon of butter with 1 teaspoon olive oil (so as not to burn the butter) on a heated pan; add the onions with the brown sugar and  pinch of salt. Mix well and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. Stir the onions ocassionally to keep it from sticking. Cook until golden brown.

banana tarts & kitchen! kitchen!

Banana Waffle Norwegian Style
Another delicious banana dessert with whipped cream
and caramelized pieces of sugared bananas - finally
drizzled with pure Maine maple syrup.

A bite of this gorgeous waffle is so deliciously pleasant - just like
sunshine after the rain.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mini banana tarts & quiches,,,,

Banana Cake
Top with blueberries, strawberry and slices of bannanas
over a dark chocolate topping and let's not forget
the lavish sprinkling of sugared pecans.

Melted chocolate oozes down with such decadence
that it is even hard to pause for the next bite.
I think banana is the most understated fruit - maybe because it is readily available all season long.
However, Tarts & Quiches will show that this fruit will prove otherwise. It can be more than just a snack on the go. Watch out for more on banana desserts from tarts & quiches.

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Just wild for chanterelles! kitchen! kitchen!

From Woods To Table
Wild chanterelles on fried egg for breakfast!
How wild is that!
There is something exciting and wonderful about gathering wild chanterelles in the woods while doing a lesisurely walk. We picked chanterelles along the property, just before you really go into the woods . The golden color of these babies stick out among the pine needles on the forest floor. They seem to be hiding and at the same time, calling out to us. It was the first for me to actually gather this beautiful aromatic fleshy mushroom that gave color and life to the drab forest floor. It is so magical.

Maine -Wild Chanterelles and breakfast:

Simply sautee the chanterelles in butter just until soft for about 1-2 minutes
Add some favorite greens on your plate; nestle a fried egg on top then add the chanterelles and the most enchanting taste touches your palate