Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Red Top Mountain camping

We went camping this past weekend at Red Top Mountain State Park.  We did a little bit of hiking but mostly hanging out and eating things like loaded baked potatoes, tilapia, and smores (not pictured).  We're looking forward to camping more as the weather cools!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A new Southern favorite

 This past weekend we left the city for a night on the mountaintop at the Red Top Mountain State Park.  On our way we made a detour to Roswell, GA for a meal at Greenwood's on Green St.

It was the best southern food in Georgia.  Maybe anywhere.

I know that's an incredible claim to make but see for yourself...
 half a rotisserie chicken in a thick plum sauce, with cheese grits and mashed potatoes

 honey-glazed carrots, collards, sweet potatoes

 amazing amazing cornbread with sweet butter

 broccoli casserole with crispy onions on top.  THE BEST.

shrimp and grits 

 more collards and black-eyed peas

 blackberry pie

chocolate cream pie

The pie was heart-breakingly/pants-splittenly good, especially after a truly decadent midday meal.  When ordering, be warned that a "slice of pie" really means a solid quarter pie.  

and there was a tree growing through the porch.  What more can you ask for?  Roswell, we'll be back!

Greenwood's on Green St.
1088 Green St.
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Embracing fall, and Thomas Keller

French onion soup from the newest issue of Bon Appetit.  We subbed vegetable broth for beef and apple cider vinegar for sherry.

Savoy cabbage, a Thomas Keller Ad Hoc recipe.

Everything was delicious, and so easy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Miso Izakaya, visit 2

soy-sauce egg on grilled rice

 Onigiri stuffed with crispy salmon skin

duck buns, pork belly bun
Miso Izakaya was worth going back to just for  the shoyu tomaga (soy-sauce egg).  SO good.  We went with a friend who got one shoyu tomaga as a starter and another for dessert!  I think he's on to something.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ad Hoc at Home, Part ? of many

Thomas Keller's potato hash with lardons(ish... i used bacon as that was all we had) and a poached egg.  Green beans on the side.

If it looks like the only things we've cooked in the past month have been deep-fried well, that's the truth! :D

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday night dinner

Sugar Coated Radical chocolate olive oil cake with caramel & sea salt
As good as it looks.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Leftover Chicken

Remember the fried chicken I posted about yesterday?  This is what we did with the leftovers.

Chicken 'n waffles baby.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Here chicky chicky

double-breaded Ad Hoc chicken

Ad Hoc Chicken, Ad Hoc Biscuits


Last weekend we made Thomas Keller's fried chicken for the first time.  If you like spicy, crunchy, moist fried chicken, you have to try it!

Wedding gifts utilized: Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home, Shun cleaver (WOW.  I've never held such a dangerous looking and amazing knife), double-basket deep fryer.