Friday, September 25, 2009

September 25th Round-Up!

Happy Autumn to all our participants and friends! Even though some people are still suffering end-of-summer heat, I think we can all say that we are looking forward to fall foods and, dare we say it, Thanksgiving!

Mmm, one lucky thing about being Canadian - our harvest feasts, by virtue of our colder weather, are earlier in the year. I say think globally; celebrate in October and November!

While we are celebrating as many holidays as we can possibly muster, we are all also thinking locally, and this weekend Tyler is at the Food and Wine event Harvest: Farm to Table, an event celebrating agriculture, viticulture, cheese and good times. Read more about this event in Carmel, California on Tyler's site here, or on the event site here.

If any of you happen to go, feel free to send in photos and details, we will include them in the next round-up.

Let's see what's cooking, shall we?

Beth from The Seventh Level of Boredom seized control of the grill to make this totally yummy Grilled Honey Teriyaki Chicken.
"The chicken was LUSCIOUS. The flavors were intense and rich, and the chicken was moist and flavorful. I admit that I usually have to amp up the seasonings in Tyler's recipes to make them more to my taste, but this glaze was wonderful just as it is. I am attributing the juiciness of the chicken to the brine. The recipe says to brine for 2 hours, but I pushed the envelope and brined it before I left for work that morning, so it sat all day.
Very, very yummy.... I mean, can't you just TELL? Its making my mouth water just thinking about the leftovers waiting for me in the fridge for lunch today. "

Chaya of Chaya's Comfy Cooking Blog made these delicious looking Crunchy Roasted Rosemary Potatoes for her family this week, and found that she was quite successful making them ahead of time and heating them up when she needed them.
"Some crisped up too much and are burnt potato chips. Those that I did not cut too thin, came out like a dream. I love them. Another – Yeah Tyler."

Deb of Kahakai Kitchen made a "Tyler Two-fer" this week, Veal Saltimbocca Alla Romana with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic. This lovely meal served as a welcome feast for her visiting mother. Nice!
"Delicious dinner. Saltimbocca means "jumps in mouth" and once again, this recipe certainly did. They were incredibly tender and paired so nicely with the sage. In addition to serving it with a wedge of lemon, I like to add the juice of a lemon to the sauce and find that it really brightens the dish. If you don't do veal, try the recipe with chicken, so you don't miss out."

Debby of A Feast for the Eyes made something that I have always wanted to make - Fried Green Tomatoes.
"Mercy! Oh my! I love this! It's hot, and I was fanning my tongue...but the sweet and slight tanginess of the green tomato-- the crunch of the cornmeal and the cayenne paper was just right. My husband loved them, too. I know this is a Southern Dish, but it's going to be a regular dish in my repertoire. Oh, these are good. I served these with a wonderful dinner that I will share later on in the week. I just have to tell you my little secret!..."
I get to meet see Tyler Florence!!!
Yes, Debby is heading to Harvest and we hope to see lots of great pictures and hear all about it soon!

Jenny of All Things Edible made one of my very favourite desserts, a Peach and Blueberry Crostata. (Aw, who am I kidding, I would eat it for breakfast or lunch, too!)
"A crostata is a free form pie, with all the flaky goodness of a pie without the pan. Perfect for bringing somewhere and sharing, which we did with this crostata. It was enjoyed all around and made enough that 8 of us managed to share it."

Kim of Stirring the Pot made this colourful Heirloom Tomato and Black-Eyed Peas salad this week, after conducting a state-wide search for the ingredients.
"I made this tomato salad last night at my Mom's before going to work. It was very quick, maybe 5-10 minutes. We enjoyed it and would eat it again, but agreed that we missed the cheese like a Caprese salad would offer. This salad was stunning in presentation and would be healthier than a Caprese, a good option for anyone watching what they eat."

Matt from Concord, California emailed in this colourful Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chile-Coconut Sauce, made with greens and herbs from his own garden! Welcome Matt!

Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs is back with this tasty Ultimate Chicken Salad.
"I liked Tyler's idea of pairing the chicken with sweet/tart fruit, so I put the apples and cranberries right into the chicken salad, which made a sort of hybrid waldorf/chicken salad. The apple was straight from my farm box, so I don't even know what kind it was, other than yummy!
We totally enjoyed our chicken salad dinner plate. There was a nice combination of tastes and textures, and we were quite happy to have the leftovers a couple of nights later!"

Natalia of gatti fili e farina made these delectable looking Teriyaki Glazed Pork Spareribs this week.
"Another week and another great 'supper saver' by our friend Tyler !!
I loved the recipe and it was faster than the one you find
here because I used already divided ribs (here it is very uncommon to find a whole piece)."

And over at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies, I made these totally naughty but delicious Tempura Green Beans with Chili, Garlic, and Sesame Aioli.
"I love the light texture of tempura batter, it doesn't overpower what's inside. These beans were tender, crispy and delicious, and lots of fun to dip into the aioli."
Thanks guys for such awesome submissions, it has been fabulous cooking with you this week!


Nancy/n.o.e said...

Awesome roundup! I love getting menu ideas by seeing what everyone's cooked up each week.

Sweet and Savory said...

I agree with Nancy. I always come away with recipes for the future. The list is just too long, though.

This week has some real goodies on it.

Kim said...

Great roundup! I've enjoyed all the local dishes people made. Debby used local green tomatoes. Jenny used local peaches and handpicked blueberries. Deb included a green salad with her meal from her CSA box. Matt made a recipe with greens and herbs from his own garden. Nancy used an apple from her CSA box. I used tomatoes from my mom's garden. Natashya used green beans from her own garden! We all really chose to cook along with the local theme this week :D Yay for us!!

Debinhawaii said...

Great round-up Natashya! Lots of great Tyler dishes from everyone this week. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I missed out this week - the week just got away from me! But these all look so great! I seriously need to try those spare ribs SOON!

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