Wednesday, September 1, 2010

lazy sunday

well gang, we've been pretty lazy (or busy) these past sundays, and every other days. we haven't been making much in the way of the pillsbury bake off, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been on our minds. and in general, we've still been cooking.

why just this past sunday, we recreated a dish i had once in florence: blueberry steak. quick sear on a couple steaks, and they headed into a reduction of blueberries, blueberry jam, red wine, cinnamon and rosemary. i'm not generally a fan of fruit and meat, but this was delicious. it sauce didn't have quite the thickness or richness of the version served at acqua al'due, but it was still darn tasty.

before sunday, i mixed up a big batch of new mexican meatball soup. whoo doggies. spicy and amazing. i just finished up the last of it, and in these final dog days of summer, with the chipotle-serrano-poblano-jalapeno based soup and the steamy temperatures, i was sweating like nixon.

this is all just to say, rest assured, dear fan(s). we'll soon be experimenting, photographing, and posting again. when the leaves start to turn, that's when the baking is at its best.