Category Archives: Vegetable

Sunday Night Feast!

The weekend preparations for this meal were a bit extensive…but worth it in the end! I started off visiting Uwajimaya. I went prepared, with brand names written down on my shopping list. I soon discovered I needed to look a … Continue reading

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Peas and Carrots

(Sayaendo no Itame & Ninjin no Kinpira) When looking for a side for the Teriyaki Burgers, don’t want anything too crazy.  These are an easy, tasty way to get some veggies. Snow Peas with Salt?  Really- that’s it.  Nothing flashy- … Continue reading

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Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon Stir-Fried with Egg and Red Pepper Goya Champuru I was looking for a vegetable to serve with my fried rice, and saw these at Uwajimaya.     Bitter Melon?  Never tried it.  Since I knew I would like … Continue reading

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Chilled Asparagus with Vinaigrette and Eggs Mimosa

Asperges en Vinaigrette et Oeufs Mimosa What did I say about always looking for new ways to serve asparagus?  Always on the hunt. This dish starts with cooking the asparagus in water and plunging into an ice bath- nothing new. … Continue reading

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Asparagus Coins

This time of year, I feel like I am eating asparagus with every meal.  I love it.  AND I get in a bit of a rut cooking it the same way, so the Keller Asparagus Coins recipe in Ad Hoc at … Continue reading

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Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus with prosciutto, fried bread, poached egg, and aged balsamic vinegar The last dish that Kathy and I made together was this lovely thing.  The most thrilling part of this dish (aside from the taste and the beautiful plating) was … Continue reading

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Salad of Hericots Verts, Tomato Tartare, and Chive Oil

This is my first successful project out of French Laundry. At the beginning of the book, Keller discusses the law of diminishing returns.  You take a bite of a dish, and it’s fabulous.  Second bite, still good.  But by the … Continue reading

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Tomato Confit

Once again, in an effort to be prepared, I’m making some tomato confit.  I have spied a few things that I want to try that call for tomato confit, so I figure I might as well get on the ball … Continue reading

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Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

All of you looking for a great side dish for the summer… look no further. This salad has it all- your greens, your veggie, your potato… It can be prepared ahead of time, AND it is delicious. This is out … Continue reading

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