this just isn't right. december's a week away and i'm still trying to salvage my favorite peppers. these guys are sequestered by my bedroom's south facing window. the serrano's and thai bird chilis all harvested on time (from the greenhouse) and are long since packed and frozen. i depend on hot chili...
Manti, Elena's awesome Uzbek dumpling
Elena at the cutting board with the wifey and her red wine. Manti prep is 'chop-chop' intensive. we had 3-4 choppers going at a time. chopping concluded the team shifted to dumpling stuffing.
technically Elena's here as a client, a horse buyer. this is her second visit and she's becoming a good friend and active participant in the kitchen. her command of the english language seems tentative at first. so it was a blast doing dinner prep having little idea of what we were making...
well darn the photo isn't up to my standards but the only remains of that lunch is the occasional garlicky cucumber burp thanks to the awesome tzatziki which seems to go with lots of things like...a meaty taco. the greek goddess yogurt makes a fine tzatziki. so there's this month's random product endorsement
yet another take on roast chicken
there was a time when many of my peers referred to me as the 'pork guy'. but quite honestly my heart has always considered chicken #1. i mean look at these gems... drool material for sure.
have been a fan of the high temp whole chicky roast for some time now. oil rubbed and seasoned, 450-475 till nicely browned (basted once), turn off...
reality check, the end is near
this is the last of my 2012 tomato crop. 34 li'l cuties and then no more...