Creative Cooking Crew Jan 14: Dumplings
It is great to be posting in 2014. Hope you are all having a fabulous start to the new year. I have not been blogging lately. Life is quite hectic, (in the best possible way), right now for me. 2014 is setting up to be an incredibly exciting, game-changing year.
When I started this blog in 2010, I posted A LOT. Food blogging was a thrill. Sharing my food photos. Meeting some nice like-minded cooks to share with.
Also, meeting some real assholes I'd rather forget.
The truth is that in time I realized there are many aspects of blogging that do not appeal to me at all. Posting recipes is a pain in the ass. Especially when you tend to have multiple component courses like I do. Posts tend to get LONG and attention spans are SHORT. Not a good equation.
The "comment game" is tedious and mind-numbing...
My point is that there are numerous reasons why my post activity is way down.
With that said, this tiny blog started as a labor of love for me. I love cooking. I love pushing myself in the kitchen. It feeds my creative soul.
Somewhere along the line things changed but...
In 2014, I plan to pick things back up again. So, thank you. Yes, you. That one person still reading here. I will continue to share with my food with...YOU. Hope you enjoy it...
I am excited that our cooking group is still going. It's been a long time now. Glad this thing is still here. Through a few incarnations. I always get inspired by collaboration. Cooking with this group of talented folks really is an honor.
This month we tackle dumplings. I decided to use beets. The market is abundant with fantastic beets these days. This is a most nutritious and delicious veggie.
Plus, so vibrantly colorful...
Red Beet Dumplings, Mache & Golden Beet Miso Broth
I know. I know. The photo sucks. Normally I photograph outside. This past weekend was impossible for me to work on this stuff. So, this is a photo taken inside my condo. Que mierda!
Both varieties of beets offer great flavor and amazing color contrast. All the veggies were oven-roasted. In my mind intensifying all flavors throughout the course. Making the finished product something truly sublime.
My wife is not a beet fan at all. She enjoyed the hell out of this course.
Red Beet Dumpling Filling:
- Red Beets
- Yellow Onion
- Anchovie Fillets
- Sea Salt
- White Pepper
Golden Beet Miso Broth
- Golden Beets
- Yellow Onions
I roast my veggies wrapped in foil. Oven at 400 F. For about 50 minutes. Works for me.
Thanks again for dropping by. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks and months.