Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Smoking Goodsoup Smokers​

Smoking Goodsoup Smokers​
Complex flavours going on with very interesting recipe from Lynn Keller
While listning/reading
todd l lebeauc​
Mountain dew
Where you go on round the bend and come back again....
_There,s a jug full of that good ole
Mountain dew......._
Thank you
#Siesta time ;-)

Originally shared by Lynn Keller

Smoked Tomato Soup
Skillet smoking is a chef’s trick that’s easy to do at home.

4 pounds plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, divided
¼ cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large leek, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh horseradish or prepared horseradish
1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Thinly sliced basil leaves (for serving)
Special Equipment
½ cup hickory, pecan, or applewood chips

Scatter wood chips in a medium cast-iron skillet and heat over high until chips begin to smoke, about 5 minutes. Cut a 24" sheet of heavy-duty foil and fold in half to make a large square. Fold in half twice more to make a small, thick square. Carefully place over chips and set 5 tomato halves, cut sides up, on top; remove skillet from heat. Cover with foil and top with another medium skillet. Let tomatoes sit until barely softened and smoky, 5–8 minutes. Transfer tomatoes to a plate and let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, chop remaining tomatoes. Heat oil in a large pot over medium and cook onion and leek, stirring occasionally, until tender but not yet taking on any color, 8–10 minutes. Stir in garlic, bay leaves, coriander seeds, and horseradish and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and broth, increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until tomatoes are soft, 35–45 minutes. Let cool slightly; discard bay leaves.
Working in batches if needed, blend tomato mixture, smoked tomatoes, and butter in a blender until smooth. Strain soup through a medium-mesh sieve into a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or room temperature topped with basil.
#soup  #SUMMERFOOD #ridiculoushungry

Break fast

Break fast
Only 37 more to go :-\
Out of focus :-)
Don,t do this at home kiddies work/ and play on th g+

Friday, 26 June 2015

Tip of the day life in #G+VermouthCafe /Hotel

Tip of the day life in #G+VermouthCafe /Hotel
So cool bottle of bubbly as a tip.
Oh no breakfast in 7 hours
Life on the Inside U.K. or is it the
Underbelly ? of the Kitchen.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Dry Aged and well Hung:

Dry Aged and well Hung:
Are you a steak fetishist?
The sight of that ageing flesh and the whiff of fat edging close to rancid perfection
Hues who says of the prospect of a 400- day ageing :
You,ll get a taste of blue cheese and truffle
Is that what you want?

Bearnaise Sauce

Classic sauce to go with Steak
2 shallots,peeled and finely chopped
3 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp peppercorns crushed
4 egg yolks
200 g unsalted butter
Juice of half a lemon
Put the shallots in a pan with tarragon,vinegar,peppercorns and 1 tbsp water.
Boil to reduce by half.
Cool,then add egg yolks and whisk in a bain-marie until light and creamy
Take off the heat and slowly whisk in butter.
Season with lemon juice. Serve.

Things to note: Can easily go wrong in the process of cooking and curdling when whisking in the butter!
#Steak #Bearnaise

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The not so Hungry Sailorman

The not so Hungry Sailorman
Great Oxtail tail recipe and how-to.
Samp sounds so intriguing
As alternative I would cook the Oxtail in a Port and Guinness sauce
Get wagging the Oxtail over in S.A.

Originally shared by Johan Zietsman

Flavours of Africa: Oxtail And Samp
Winter arrived properly here in the Cape yesterday, along with the associated rain and cold. Today we have had some thunder and lightning already, with heavy clouds over the Helderberg. Time for a real winter stew. For a while now I have been thinking of tr...

Vermouth ··· it was is a drink to have with people you feel connected to ··· Adam Ford (p12)

Vermouth ··· it was is a drink to have with people you feel connected to ··· Adam Ford (p12)

#G+VermouthCafe open at the back of todd l lebeauc​ Stump (Private G+allery) Open.
Connecting with people who matter most ...
Free membership to Vermouth cafe at the g+allery.

Originally shared by Richard Auffrey

Vermouth: A Compelling New Book by Adam Ford
" was a drink to have with people you feel connected to. " -- Adam Ford (p.12) It may be one of the most ignored wines, often seen more as a minor cocktail ingredient. However, this wine, Vermouth , is a fascinating beverage, with a rich history, and ...

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Late Night Supper

Late Night Supper
Truly irresistible empathizing on the Spices and Orange oil
with a W&J Grahams
2009 late bottled vintage Port
Well a few drops :-!

How many drops ?

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Caboc from Highland Fine Cheeses.

Caboc from Highland Fine Cheeses.
Scotland's oldest cheese first crafted on the Isle of Skye in the 15th century.
Late supper with a dash of Baxters Victorian chutney ( richly spiced fruits with zesty orange and lemon peel.)

Washed down with a glass of dark rum :-)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

World Wide Web framed in Juniper

World Wide Web framed in Juniper
Juniper berry sauce is often a popular flavoring choice for quail, pheasant, veal, rabbit, venison and other meat dishes.

Many of the earliest prehistoric people lived in or near juniper forests which furnished them food, fuel, and wood for shelter or utensils.
It is also a symbol of longevity, strength, athleticism, and fertility.

Not much juniper left up here in Aberdeenshire the reason the wood was used for bootleg distilleries back in the day as juniper wood gave of No Smoke for the authorities to see you by.

In Morocco, the tar (gitran) of the arar tree (Juniperus phoenicea) is applied in dotted patterns on bisque drinking cups.
Gitran makes the water more fragrant and is said to be good for the teeth.

Some Indigenous peoples, such as the Dineh, have traditionally used juniper to treat diabetes.
Animal studies have shown that treatment with juniper may retard the development of streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice.
Native Americans  have also used juniper berries as a female contraceptive.
The 17th Century herbalist physician Nicholas Culpeper recommended the ripened berries for conditions such as asthma and sciatica, as well as to speed childbirth

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Venus in the Kitchen:

Venus in the Kitchen:
or Love,s Cookery book
By Mr Norman Douglas 1952

“Take a good quantity of leopard’s marrow , cook it in goat’s milk and abundant white pepper, and eat it on toast.”

Upcoming recipe Vulvae Steriles

#YesThisIsSatire thanks todd l lebeauc​
Picture credit

The Cake down the rabbit hole

The Cake down the rabbit hole
To eat inside out.
H/t John Kellden​
#Baking #Cake

Originally shared by Knihovna Chrášťany

- dortíček..................
- Amazing Alice in Wonderland cake by Fiona Black......
#aliceinwonderland   #cake   #bookcake   #bookworm

Monday, 8 June 2015

Luxury smoked Salmon salad cake

Luxury smoked Salmon salad cake
Worth hitting the Google translate Notes: Potatoes lubricates
Refrigerate overnight for
Impregnation before serving!!!
H/t Helen Lee​

Originally shared by Женские хитрости

Роскошный Салат с семгой! Звезда любого стола!
соленая семга — 400 гр
твердый сыр — 200 гр
отварной картофель — 3 шт.
вареные яйца — 3 шт.
яблоки — 3 шт.
лук — 3 луковицы, масло растительное для обжарки лука.
майонез — 300 гр
красная икра для украшения салата — 150 гр
листья салата — для украшения


1. Натираем на крупной терке отварной картофель.
2. Яйца разделяем на белки и желтки и тоже натираем на терку отдельно белки от желтков.
3. Лук чистим, нарезаем полукольцами и обжариваем его на растительном масле до золотистого цвета.
4. Семгу нарежем небольшими кусочками — квадратиками.
5. Сыр и яблоки тоже натрем на терку.
6. Когда все продукты подготовлены, выкладываем салат на блюдо слоями, каждый слой смазываем тонким слоем майонеза:
1-й — слой — семга и обжаренный лук — смазываем майонезом.
2-й слой — картофель — смазываем майонезом.
3-й слой — яблоки — смазать слой майонезом.
4-й слой — сыр — смазать майонезом.
5-й слой — белок — смазываем майонезом.
6-й слой – желтки и немножко сыра — смазать майонезом.
7. Когда салат собран, даем пропитаться перед подачей на стол, в течение 3-х часов, а еще лучше накрыть его пищевой пленкой и поставить в холодильник на ночь для пропитки. Перед подачей на стол украшаем блюдо красной икрой и листьями салата.

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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Nargisi Kofta (Indian version of Scotch Eggs in Curry)

Scotch egg
Place of origin United Kingdom
A Scotch egg consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried.

The London department store Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented Scotch eggs in 1738,
but they may have been inspired by the Mughlai dish nargisi kofta "Narcissus meatballs"

The earliest printed recipe appears in the 1809 edition of Mrs. Rundell's A New System of Domestic Cookery. Mrs. Rundell—and later 19th-century authors—served them hot, with gravy.

Great recipe with a twist
H/t Kyla Myers​

Originally shared by Kyla Myers

Okay,  I really must try this recipe!

Friday, 5 June 2015


Plants come in three sexes: "male," "female," and "hermaphrodite."
The male produces only pollen, never fruit. The female will produce small, inedible fruits unless pollinated.
The hermaphrodite can self-pollinate since its flowers contain both male stamens and female ovaries. 

Papayas can be used as a food, a cooking aid and in traditional medicine.
The stem and bark may be used in rope production.

The black seeds of the papaya are edible and have a sharp, spicy taste. They are sometimes ground and used as a substitute for black pepper.

Super recipe from Soma Saha Ray 

Originally shared by Soma Saharay

Raw Papaya n Potato Curry is a mildly spiced regular curry made at Bengali homes....we call it Aloo...Peper Dalna....a humble and simple curry made with mild spices...tomato and shreeded coconut is addedto enhance the taste....made flavourful with addition of Bengali garam masala and ghee....goes very well with chapatis and steamed rice.

Recipe @

Monday, 1 June 2015

Gimme the Theobromides

Gimme the Theobromides
and Flavanols
Chocolate on the membrain ?

Originally shared by Jennifer Manteca

Your Brain on Chocolate

Cocoa has the potential for numerous beneficial effects on the brain.

Chocolate, a fermented extract of the seed pods of the Theobroma cacao plant, is one of the world’s most popular foods. Given the active caffeine, theobromides, and rich number of flavanols in chocolate, it’s no surprise that cocoa has been used as a medicine for at least 3000 years. Could it have beneficial effects on the brain?

#food   #foodie   #chocolate   #brain  

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