Monthly Archives: October 2010

The roof… the roof… the roof is on fire… part 2

When it rains it pours, but hopefully not inside well i guess that is sometimes the price of having a 130 year old building with a 40 foot pecan tree right next to it. slate roofs are built to last but even that gets tested by a 500 lb tree limb. like always, patch it up and we got to go.

i ain’t got time to bleed

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The roof… the roof… the roof…

…is on fire.

But we put it out. Only cost one pair of boots and an electricians bill. Dinner is open.

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What the heck is that

Cushaw pumpkin

Cushaw pumpkin

It’s a Cushaw pumpkin. An heirloom Creole pumpkin that makes great pies and soups. For awhile they were getting hard to come by but they are now making a resurgence. Light in flavor with a bit of sweetness and hints of brown butter they are a Creole grandmas favorite.

Again buy local and support the under supported it might just need the helping hand.

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Stuff like arugula

arugula

You know what the problem is with stuff like mass marketed arugula, well they needed a product that was easy to clean and not to offensive to the largest section of consumer. So they came up with “baby Arugula ” to me it always missed out on the peppery sharpness of what makes Arugula so tasty as a great foil for things like sweet apples or goat cheese. Pairing it with a milder lettuce like iceberg or romaine always worked well to give a little punch and keep the crunch.

Well I’ll tell you what I love about working with local farmers they will grow to a chefs specs. And this is great. So we got some beautiful Arugula now and I’m loving it.

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