As a coordinator here at Stevenson Ridge, I have to admit that one of my favorite parts of my job is working with a couple on designing their menu. Having a background in design AND being a local foode, I have some perfect qualification for the job!
Every wedding I call my own, so a few weeks ago, “my” October wedding bride and groom came for their menu tasting. Tess and Jeremy incorporated so many personal touches in …
from Chef Moe Marsh
Stevenson Ridge is expanding our horizons with some foods from the Far East!
We’ve been trying out some new ideas in our kitchen this week hoping to add them to some upcoming events. We’ve tried
- soft, airy Chinese steamed buns with pork belly
- ultimate Korean fried chicken with sesame potato rolls
- spring rolls with carrots, pickled peppers, mixed greens, and cilantro with a peanut dipping sauce
- buckwheat blini with citrus pearls, creme fraiche, and peach gastrique
In the spirit of the upcoming patriotic holiday, I found an easy dessert recipe you can make this weekend: Red, White & Blue Strawberry Shortcake. it’s colorful and delicious.
You’ll need the following items:
- Angel Food Cake or Pound Cake
- Cool Whip + blue coloring
In the blog where I found this recipe, they serve this dessert in stemless wine glasses; however, I’m sure any dish will work.
Clean and cut the strawberries, then put them …
Here’s a look at the tempting selections Chef Brad put together for a recent menu tasting for one of our brides:
shrimp ceviche—citrus-marinated shrimp with garlic and aromatic vegetables
bruchetta—tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and fresh basil
sweet and sour meatballs
Spinach and strawberry salad—with feta, candied pecans finished with a lemon poppy seed vinaigrette
jerk-spiced salmon—with mango chutney
roasted red potatoes—with fresh herbs
blanched broccoli—tossed in a lemon butter sauce…
Even though I am not Irish, for St. Patrick’s Day I try to make something Irish to go with this lucky day. My attempt to make soda bread was definitely an experience! We enjoyed it for dinner with cabbage and corned beef.
The tradition of this bread began mainly for poor people with the most basic of ingredients of flour, baking soda, soured milk, and salt. Before baking, a cross was cut on the top of the loaf …
We recently hosted a lunchtime event where Chef Brad had to whip up some sandwiches. They looked too good not to share….…
Different cultures cook certain foods on New Year’s Eve or Day that are thought to bring good luck and prosperity. For example, the people of Spain will eat 12 grapes on a skewer at midnight. Each grape represents how many good or bad months you will have in the upcoming meal. The sweet grapes represent a good month while every sour grape represents a bad month.
Check here below to learn about other traditional New Year’s food around …
We recently received a calendar in the mail from Performance Food Service. It looked so good (and offered such good advice), we had to share.
I’m hitting the kitchen for Thanksgiving this year. While I’m not responsible for the entire meal, but I am contributing a favorite dish that my mom’s mother used to make: pineapple bread pudding.
The recipe actually comes from my mom’s sister-in-law, my Aunt Kevin, who—I’m told—brought the recipe with her to the family as part of her dowry. But for as far back as I can remember, it was my Grandma Cawley who served this up at special …
Facebook picks the strangest things to get excited about, and few of those things are quirkier than bacon. Hardly a week goes by without some meme floating through my feed (usually several times) about the general awesomeness of bacon. I have even seen it suggested that we all need to “eat bacon or the terrorists win.”
Even my son is in on the act. “Doctors warn that bacon can cause heart attacks,” he explained, repeating a favorite meme …