Sources: Kalustyans

Kalustyan’s is a great source for specialty groceries you can’t find anywhere else. Walk into the first aisle and you will find a wall filled with several different brands of bitters and flavored syrups. A little further down are another two cases of hot sauces.  In the corner is another wall dedicated to different types ofContinue reading “Sources: Kalustyans”

Staying in for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is both one of the best and worst days of the year for restaurants.  It’s a great day for business, but is probably one of the most difficult days of the year.  The dining room and the kitchen gets deuced to death.  A 100 seat dining room filled with parties of two isContinue reading “Staying in for Valentine’s Day”

Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Atkins Day 7.  Here is another quick low carb breakfast, brunch or lunch option inspired by classic wedge or cobb salads. Using crispy cool romaine lettuce as the base, combine it with whatever you happen to have in your fridge to add texture and flavor.  Today I had crunchy thinly sliced red cabbage, peppery redContinue reading “Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing”

Cumin & Coriander Rubbed Duck Breast

On Day 5 of the Atkins plan, I finally realized the importance of having readily available low carb snacks on hand at all times.  Without grains, rice, pasta, or bread to fill up on, three meals a day is just not enough.  And when you get hungry again it’s like falling off a cliff inContinue reading “Cumin & Coriander Rubbed Duck Breast”

Game Day Smoked Ribs

Superbowl Sunday morning, I couldn’t think of a better place to be than sitting on the fire escape, watching smoke billow out of our brand new Big Chief electric smoker.  D. set a fan in the window to keep the smoke blowing outward, but that didn’t keep the warm smell of hickory from filling theContinue reading “Game Day Smoked Ribs”