Its hard to believe that its (almost) June. We're half way through. Ive put up a whopping four (well...now five) posts so far this year. Way to stick with it. But this makes two posts in two weeks. Perhaps a trend? Who knows.
There are other ways to see what I am up to:
If you're into random cranky snippets, Twitter is probably the way.
If you're a little more visually oriented, maybe Instagram?
Now lets take a look and see what I've been up to.
Spring Has Sprung:
|To play off the gin flavors I decided to push the bouquet with some spring greens that were just starting to pop up in the garden. Here it is, served with Lemon Balm (Green, lemon, lime, floral), Salad Burnet (Cucumber), Wood Sorrel (Green apple, lemon), Green Apple, Pansies (Green, Grass, Menthol) - and it was finished with a splash of Hedonic Tonic (used as a base for tonic water or as a replacement for tonic water in cocktails). It all came together as sort of a gin and tonic slushy.|
|Sometimes when I am bored in the afternoons before service, I play around a bit with what I have kicking around. Here is a 'Tres Leche', with...Tres Leche Cake, smoked date, mezcal, walnut, cajeta, meringue, and coconut lime sorbet.|
|Another result of afternoon boredom - Chicago Style thin curst pizza with spicy giardiniera.|
|Throw some pineapple with butter, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and pineapple juice in the oven until it looks like this. Serve warm slices of it with vanilla ice cream and the poaching liquid.|
|We have changed our bread service a bit at Peck's|
|I try to ferment the dough for 72 hours before baking. When everything lines up perfectly, the result is pretty great.|
|Caramelized things - milk, sugar, potato, butter|
|We have been doing a lot of recipe testing for little pecks.|
|Its a hard job..|
|But someones gotta do it|
|Konigin is the subject of a disproportionate amount of my photography.|
|She loves running around the back yard we have in Latham. We'll all miss it once we relocate to Troy.|
|I was told the best way to get better with a camera is to shoot boring subjects.|
|Even with boring subjects, you begin to find patterns.|
|For example, I had no clue how much I enjoyed photographing light bulbs.|
|We have the best sunsets in Upstate New York. This photo was not edited.|