Friday, March 28, 2014


well hopefully that was the last of it & spring is finally on the way.

leading up to wednesday's #snowpocalypse, there were lots of hilarious hashtags popping up on twitter advising people to load up on #stormchips & #stormbeer. as the storm raged, i was in the kitchen cooking up 24 pounds of getaway farm grass fed beef & #stormbeef was born. 

not only is red wine braised beef perfect stormy weather food, in the event of a long-term power outage, i was going to be well fed.

thankfully the storm wasn't as bad as expected (here anyway...i didn't even have to scrape my car or shovel) & i was able to package up all that beef instead of eating it myself. it made its way in to two main courses - beef bourguignon and brisket & blue, aka my two best sellers! 

brisket & blue:

red wine braised beef with onions, garlic, herbs, pears & sun dried tomatoes. served with creamy blue cheese gnocchi with basil & kale.
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i also packed up a whole whack of paleo, gluten free & dairy free versions.
small $10

then it was time for beef bourguignon:

the beef is braised in red wine as well, but this version has double smoked bacon, sauteed mushrooms & parsley. it's paired with mashed potatoes & roasted root vegetables with kale. they're all gluten free!
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then the sun came out & i felt like making a spring-y dish. pasta primavera is something that i've never made for the business before but is one of my most favourite things to eat. i'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

creamy fettuccine, parmesan, mozzarella, goat cheese, asparagus, zucchini, peas, swiss chard, roasted cherry tomatoes, basil & lemon. oh & white truffle oil - can't forget that!
small $9  large $18

here's a close up:


the salads this week are broccoli, beet & sweet potato. i'm still giving quinoa a rest but i picked up some millet & kasha this week so stay tuned for new, gluten free concoctions in the coming weeks.

then it was on to baking. there is a fair bit of chocolate happening around here right now. this is what my fridge looks like:

a full batch of snickers, spicy brownies & 3 kilos of goat milk fudge - it's ALL gluten free. i just need to get around to portioning it up.

the cupcakes are finished for the weekend but i still have two cakes to decorate tonight!!!
soooo many cakes. here are the ones i made last week:

stay tuned to instagram (littleredkitschn) and twitter (@littleredkitsch) for pics.

also, just a quick reminder to place your votes in the coast's 'best of food 2014' survey - i sure would appreciate any you feel like sending my way :)

ok time for FROSTING!!!
see you over the weekend at the market.

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