Monday, February 27, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Poussin ,Tasso and Biscuits

These ingredients were on the must-use/left-over list.  When I grabbed a tube of convenience biscuits at the ACME the dish was born. The wilted arugula came crispy and peppery fresh from Rittenhouse Saturday's Farmer's Market. The poussin was a trade from Griggstown last Autumn. The tasso is from Swedesboro by way of WFM

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mayweather's Pre-Prison Promotion

Seriously how does a guy who spent a few years cowardly dodging an Asian challenger mouth off about another over achieving Asian?

Floyd: “Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.”

Translation A : Boxing fans will remember me as a coward because that Asian dude (Manny) scared the crap outta me. Asians suck!

Translation B : Race baiting gets a attention i have a fight before i go to prison... anything to sell views.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kabocha Tart with Boursin, Leeks and Ham

Philly area winter* makes it tough to source local produce ingredients for the tarts. Last Thursday at East Goshen Market Lil Lady snagged a few kabocha squash and a pile o' leeks from Livengood Farm. Meanwhile WFM had boursin at the excellent price of $3.00/150g. I didn't make a sample to test out this combo but we did have a left over that we enjoyed as an after farmers market snack. I was surprised by the delicious affinity of these ingredients.

*Down to Earth Harvest had some great looking produce from their hoop house at Rittenhouse Mkt on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LaPasta @ WholeFoods Market

LaPasta you get a B.  The noodle part is reasonably thin and it retains a good bite all the way thru saucing. It does not have the bright grain and egg flavor of a fresh noodle but I don't know of any frozen noodle that does.@ $12.43/lb I had hoped that somehow this important flavor dimension had been captured. The filling is just as good as the noodle i.e. grade B. In a noodle with enough space inside for the filling to make a statement this filling said: better than average, appeals to broad range of tastes, could not be identified if blindfolded. Still it was a solid B. 

Carefully cooked and simply sauced the end result is excellent for convenient home cooking, a decent substitute for home made but might disappoint if you're expecting something put together by a cook skilled in pasta preparation. Overall you get quality tortelloni that plate up nicely for a price. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

La Pasta

 I saw these noodles in WFM tonight. The price is nearly 2x that of Talluto's delectable asiago tortellini's ! When I got home i visited their website. Seems like they believe their product is amazing. Find out if I agree tomorrow.

On their contact form I wrote:

Howdy La Pasta,

We cook up plenty of pasta around here.In fact we live close to a place that makes fantastic fresh and frozen filled pasta...blah blah... your noodles cost about twice as much ... at your website, I read "    You'll be amazed with every bite"... After reading that bit of confident salesmanship I must find out if I will indeed be amazed.


February Fixens

Belle Cakery's Fancy Fixens

Superbowl Tart: Spinach, Ham, Green Onion, Cheddar -- Offered at Saturday's Markets

2 o'clock Bobolink's Jean-louis, 5 o'clock Petit Billy, 8 o'clock Tasty Cheddar on Sale at WFM, 11 o'clock Bobolink (forgot name), Selles-sur-Cher in the center.
Bone-in Lamb Stew (Stockton Mkt lamb)