Friday, January 11, 2013


this week i cooked a whole lotta beef. 
twenty pounds of getaway farm grass fed beef to be exact.
it went into three different preparations: thai red curry beef, braised italian beef & classic beef stew.

for the curry, i braised the beef with ginger, garlic, coconut milk & lots of spices. once tender, i added sweet potatoes, japanese eggplant, zucchini, red peppers & green beans.

then i finished it off with tomatoes, basil, cilantro & lime and then served it over a medley of jasmine, basmati, red cargo, brown & wild rice.

small $10 large $20

the italian braised beef is reminiscent of my beef bourguignon, but instead of mushrooms & bacon, there's tomatoes & basil. there's also lots of red wine, oregano, garlic & caramelized onions. for this one i cooked the veggies right in the sauce so they absorbed loads of flavour - there are carrots, parsnips, celery root & rutabagas. it's served alongside soft polenta with cheese & herbs.

small $10 large $20

the beef stew is my usual recipes with potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots, brussels sprouts, herbs, garlic and peas in a rich broth. i also made a batch of chicken stew this week... well actually it's a turkey/chicken hybrid. there are chunks of chicken but the broth is made with roast turkey stock. it has all the usual accoutrements.
per usual $7 for 500 ml

last weekend i ran out of salads pretty quick & saw lots of disappointed faces on sunday. this week i upped production and have four flavours on the menu.
1. thai curry quinoa: ginger, garlic, carrots, cucumbers, jicama, snow peas, celery, peppers, peanuts
2. sweet potato: bell peppers, avocados, tomatoes, green onions, lime, cumin, cilantro, chipotle
3. broccoli: red pepper, red onion, sunflower seeds, almonds, dried cranberries, bacon
4. beet: wheatberries, red onion, asian pear, arugula, balsamic, honey, basil, goat cheese
per usual $5 for 500 ml

as far as sweet go, the tarts are passionfruit, hello dollies have returned, pink grapefruit cupcakes are making their debut and gluten-free cupcakes are back.

i think that's it!
see you over the weekend :)

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