Crab risotto with spinach and porcini mushrooms. I finished it with some truffle oil my friend Mike from house shared with me, that with the shredded parmesan, quarter stick of butter really gave it a nice velvety delicious finish. Sadly I ran out of stock though and didn’t feel like using tap water so it wasn’t nearly as soupy as it I like it.. but soupy risotto doesn’t make little mountains.
Matt Steigerwalt – Upland, PA – Windows HTC Phone
There’s something I have always enjoyed about candle blowing out faces. Maybe its because it is the one moment we all look so happy and ridiculous.
This was one of the best pieces of chocolate cake I’ve had in a million years. The inferno on top of that cake led to some serious wax getting laid down, the frosting itself was all gooey and tasty from the blaze. Suffice to say the recipient of the cake did not enjoy seeing an actual representation candle-wise.
Matt Steigerwalt – Upland, PA – Sony DSC-H100V
Had a very Italian day, first Anna and I tried our hand at making pizza, and then ate all of it. After that Anna whipped up these snacks, I bought a rather expensive bottle of olive oil from DiBruno’s.. but it was worth it.
Buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato, with a olive oil and a balsamic drizzle. I think there’s some salt & pepper on top for good measure.
Had a delicious meal cooked for us by some good friends (ok the pictures from this weekend.) Sadly I never have that much wine to spare for cooking.
Matt Steigerwalt – Upland, PA – Sony HX100V
These little slivers of toast with boiled egg, cherry tomato, butter and smoked sardines are pretty awesome. They took it easy on me (only 5 shots of vodka.) I was worried they would give me hell when I sat out a round but it was no problem.
Particularly awesome part of the night was showing him how to use Live-view on his Canon 450D. My nerd-fu is strong.