Thank you all for your continued interest in our blog. We are relieved to say that the Kirkley's have made it safely through the Thomas fire as well as yesterday's awful mudslide and flooding in Montecito. Our hearts go out to all those affected by these two natural disasters!
After some discussion, we shelved our original plans for dinner and decided to do some shrimp on the barbie
Found a compelling, quirky food series on Netflix.
We make chicken cutlets with Tonkatsu sauce
In the warm weather, our cherry tomatoes are ripening at a lightning speed. Jim said he wanted some of the fresh tomatoes with pasta. We will be doing a light combination of peeled fresh tomatoes, garlic sauteed in olive oil, a bit of red pepper flakes, ground black pepper and al dente angel hair pasta. … Continue reading Tonight: Home-grown tomatoes on a bed of pasta
It takes us a full day to get from Santa Barbara, California to Lakewood,Wisconsin. We got up at 3:30 AM stumbled around the house for a couple of minutes, drank some coffee then got ourselves to the airport. We always believe that once you check in, the rest of the journey is out of your … Continue reading Took off for annual stay in Wisconsin
One of Jim's top-ten favorites.
Author: James R. Kirkley, IV Serves: 4 Braised Brussel Sprouts INGREDIENTS 1 pound, fresh brussel sprouts - halved lengthwise il Fustino Arbequina EVOO butter kosher salt freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup, chicken broth METHOD In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat swirl a bit of olive oil and a knob of … Continue reading Braised Brussel Sprouts