Archive for May, 2010

  • cucumber
  • Pac Choi
  • blueberries
  • oyster mushrooms (more…)

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Pistachio-encrusted catfish, steamed peas and broccoli

The steamed peas and broccoli/broccolini were terrific. Nothing fancy – I just steamed them in a basket for a few minutes until they looked really green and were tender. A little butter, salt, and pepper were all they needed.

The catfish fillets from Maple Leaf Farm via Farmers’ Fresh online store were really good. (more…)

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A couple of people have asked about the emergency goat cheese biscuits I made the other day. So here’s the deal. The emergency part just means I didn’t roll out the dough and cut it. They’re also called drop biscuits.

with dried Sea Island red peas and spinach, romaine, and beet green salad


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The Blogger’s Brunch at Park 75 at Four Seasons in midtown was thrown by Executive Chef Robert Gerstenecker and his staff and Marsha Middleton and Abby Moreland of MSquared Public Relations.  The pictures are courtesy of Foodie Atlanta.


How many wonderful things can you find in the following sentence?

At Park 75, Chef Gerstenecker and his crew make their own chocolate and use the resulting cocoa bean hulls as mulch for heirloom vegetables that grow in their roof-top garden that is also home to two beehives.

Now that’s a commitment to local food. And the resulting chocolate is risky to eat while standing up. It’s knee-bucklingly good.

The Garden

Two floors up from the Park 75 kitchen is a roof-top garden and apiary, which is clearly not only close to the kitchen but also to the hearts of Chef Gerstenecker and Sous Chef Bryan Beneke. (more…)

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Pad thai – now with catfish!

So I wanted to try pad thai again but was out of shrimp. So I defrosted some catfish I bought from the Farmers’ Fresh online store and chopped up about a third of a pound in place of shrimp.

All of the produce that went into the pad thai was from Farmers’ Fresh…

* cilantro flowers * Chinese cabbage * beet stems * green onions * eggs * snow peas

The peanuts I threw in at the last minute, however, were from a Hilton Garden Inn.

I tell you that fish sauce smells terrrrrible when you add it to the pan. But it turns out pretty darn good.

Red Russian kale with raisins and pine nuts

Chris and I have been totally digging Tuscan kale with raisins and pine nuts. My mom gave me this recipe years ago to try, and last year it finally took. (more…)

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Hey, look – I cleaned off my kitchen table…

  • strawberries
  • baby spinach
  • yogurt
  • greens?
  • granola
  • arugula
  • eggs
  • baby red potatoes
  • oyster mushrooms
  • sweet onion
  • broccoli

And here’s what I got from the store…

  • whole wheat sourdough bread
  • shrimp (just to have for fried rice, pad thai, and other stuff)
  • strawberries


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The beets, berries, and blossoms made for an especially beautiful box of food this week. I wanted to spread it all out and take one picture of everything, but one look at my kitchen table covered in daily dross stomped all over that idea.

So here’s the food once again in shifts.

  • Red Russian kale
  • blueberries!
  • snow peas

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