Foodgasam- Not your pappa’s Surf and Turf.

I wasn’t going to write a blog post tonight… I planned on cooking a simple dinner and getting some work done. A trip to the grocery store on my way home set into action a course of events that would change my plans… and possibly my life.

 

WARNING: What follows is graphic food porn. It’s not for the faint of heart- or vegetarians. Proceed with caution.

 

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Today, I had a rare Saturday off of work… the joys of retail life. After cleaning up a major pile of dishes from last night, I visited the Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market. As I walked around, tasting samples and looking at some amazing produce, I made my first purchase. One vendor had one of his candy striped beets sliced open. The concentric rings of red and white were intoxicating. I bought the $2 bundle of organic beets and went along my way. Earlier this week, my friend Jennifer suggested that I try green garlic. After searching booth after booth I found some! I bought a bundle and found some breakfast at Fusion Taco (the best breakfast tacos I’ve ever had!).

 

Beets and green garic do not a dinner make, so I went to Central Market and bought a single beef short rib, a dish was coming together in my mind.

 

After a relaxing, then stressful (went swimming with my iPhone 4 in my pocket… for 2 hours!), then relaxing (Apple replaced it! More on that later), I started to cook dinner.

 

The menu: Coffee Braised short rib, Sous Vide beets, Green Garlic mashed potato, Green Garlic Confit, Micro Broccoli Greens.

 

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3 March 2010: Texas Dinner In Honor of Texas Independence Day

Aschultz wrote:

Texas Dinner In Honor of Texas Independence Day

http://www.jetgirlart.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/go_texan.jpgTexas Dinner In Honor of Texas Independence Day.

Appetizer:

Hill Country Venison Sausage, Central Market Bagguette, Cheesey Girl Goat Cheese Spread, Rahr & Sons “Ugly Pig” Beer.

Entree: Carmel Chorizo Con Feit Crustini.

Spinach, Basil, Shitake & Grapefruit Salad with Goat Cheese and bacon. Grapefruit vinagrette.

Made with all Seasonal Texas ingredients.