Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple Fennel Salad

I think I saw this recipe on Giada. Or Top Chef. Wherever I stole it from, it was tasty.

A Granny Smith Apple
A Fennel Bulb
A Lemon
Olive Oil

Juice the Lemon and whisk in 2 times as much Olive Oil. Salt (and pepper if you're fancy like that) to taste. Cut up the Apple and Fennel into vaguely similar shapes, toss in the vinaigrette, and nom.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rat's Restaurant

I went to Rat's in honor of Kevin winning Top Chef. In case you don't live in Jersey, here's what went down.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Clementine Curd

I've been missing. Just call me dumb and get it over with.

Anyhoo, as most of you know, I am earning my Certificate in Cooking. I had a baking class this week, and one of my assignments was to make Lemon Curd... and I messed it up twice before class was over. This is my revenge! Clementine Curd. Jenny Style.

2 Oz Clementine Juice (or any fruit you want)
1 Tsp Zest
3.25 Oz Sugar (Split into 1.5 and 1.75)
1 Egg
3 Oz Butter

Bring the Juice, Zest, and half of the Sugar to a boil in a non reactive pot. In a separate bowl, combine the Egg and the rest of the Sugar. Temper the Eggs and combine. Put back on the heat and bring to a boil, again (I have no idea the science behind the multiple boilings.)

Bring the mixture down to 120 degrees and mix in the Butter in little chunks until combined. Strain out the yucky eggy bits, zest, and whatever other non-curd-like objects remain in the pot. Consume.