Monday, November 26, 2012

Beautiful Plates About Town

A few shots to share with all you food loving folks out there...all taken in Santa Barbara.

Fig dessert at Petit Valentien.
The smoked salmon plate at Scarlett Begonia. A true work of art as far as I am concerned. Tasted fantastic too!
Look at those mini pansies!!!
Beautiful in its simplicity...from Scarlett Begonia again.
One of the BEST DISHES IN SANTA BARBARA found at Via Maestra 42. The name escapes me, but it is a delicious plate filled with octopus, potatoes, onions, and tiny diced vegetables covered in lightly spicy flavors.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cooking Chez Eve

I have been doing quite a lot of cooking this fall, not to mention Thanksgiving! Here are few recent creations...

Picnic consisting of local oysters (they were massive!!), smoked salmon, heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, and some avocado.
Piles of brie with fresh thyme and fig jam created quite the grilled cheeses!!
Fresh clams in a tomato, Vermouth, butter sauce... Clams are from Kanaloa Seafood.
 ...with fresh linguine from the Farmer's Market at the Solvang Bread stand.

Tarte au citron.
Homemade bread...could have let it bake longer though...still can't beat fresh bread.
 Apple tart for Turkey Day...
 Turkey stock from our Thanksgiving bird.