Herbs that is! Los Angeles is technically supposed to be a desert . None of the vegetation is natural here… We go through droughts. Herbs cost money. Buy them at the market for $1 and dehydrate or air dry. In supermarkets herbs such as rosemary can cost up to $5-$8. Let’s save a few bucks and dehydrate more… here’s what I have so far. More to come!
Dill: Just as delicious and potent as fresh! Dill stays so fragrant throughout the process!
Chamomile: I wanted tea bro!
Basil: Because wouldn’t that be delicious?
Rosemary can help out a multitude of flavor obstacles!
I love dill’s surprising versatility. It makes me happy when someone tells me, ‘”That sounds odd. I don’t think that will work” People are very scared of ingredient ideas for some reason. Here I made dill and raspberry love each other oh so well!
1 pinch of dill
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Set prawns and grapefruit juice aside. (You don’t want to accidentally cook the shrimp with the grapefruit’s acidity.) In a small bag hand mash berries with the rest of ingredients. Place in bag with prawns. Marinate for 30 min- over night. Sautee prawns. Reduce marinade with grapefruit. Enjoy!
I’m naming them all, actually. A multitude of holidays such as National Iced Tea Day were listed from the fun site TheNibble.com . Root beer day happens twice?? Ridiculous! Please, keep in mind a former President has taken the time to declare these official. ;-P
Pluots are a hybrid of plum and apricot… this hybrid provides many varieties of nom goodness. Given its dappled coloring this varietal is trademarked as the ‘Dinosaur Egg’. Naturely very sweet, pluots have a great deal of nutritious value and are low in fat, making them ideal for snacking or sweetening up other dishes. MMM!
I’ve been kind of bored with Los Angeles’ culinary scene lately. Only so many new “unique” taco places you can get excited about. My mouth hasn’t been blown in a while. Last night… CONTINUOUS MOUTHGASMING! Descriptions on each, but I could not even properly describe how I felt the entire meal. The closest I could get is… Remember that sensation you felt as a child running down the stairs Christmas morning ready to rip open your gifts…. IN MY MOUTH! Not to mention the very attractive bartenders and Executive Chef : Drew Andrade. formerly Executive Sous Chef at Spago Beverly Hills, added to the definition of New American Cuisine. After showering us with a delicious array of small plates, cocktails and an amazing dessert, I could not have left happier.
The Living Wall catches your eye, nose, and palate as fresh herbs , spices and flowers resonate the ambiance.
This dish tasted sexier than Jessica Rabbit herself… Roasted, wild rainbow carrots with a dusting of pistacio over a smoky bed of yogurt sauce. OOOMMMGGGG!!
The special of the evening. Spicy crab dip with charred lemon.
Roasted Corn with corn custard topped with picked elderberries and lime… MMMHMMM
I would kiss someone with this kind of onion breath… braised and roasted onions with toasted milk and sumac
Charming, witty yet knowledgabe bar service.
Aperol Spritz… Finaly, an LA venues brings the New York favorite to the west coast. Drinking one remind me of an old ady wearing a Chanel pants suit, but I’m oddly ok with that.
Battery Park… Strong bitter based coctail. Seriously, it’s almost all bitter! YUM!
They made mention of their awesome $20,000 espresso machine. With the fabulous french press and espresso, I am super excited to see there up and coming coffee program!
My friends were like… “ooo frozen grape” (sarcastic)… The cotton candy grape is just devine. Dip it in that sopapilla topped white chocoate mousse there. Finish your conversation before you begin. Because you won’t speak until it’s gone