Koike Farm Rhubarb, Ontario Asaparagus, Seared Rib Eye

As promised, Yuki arrived today with the first produce of the year: rhubarb! I will never forget the first spring I experienced at Chef and Wife. After a few winter months spent in the kitchen with Yuki from Koike Farm, spring arrived and he took his leave. Little did I know of the joy I…

Golden Beets

Pans full of fritatta, brimming dishes of pasta, piles of rare meat waiting to be seared. In the midst of a busy day, I found myself at the sink peeling beets. Beets tell you to stop, they require patience and attention. There isn’t a quick way to peel them. I can’t help but feel meditative…

Mirepoix, Pheasant, Marinated Tomatoes, Catering Craziness

      As I mentioned previously, this week we did a great marinated tri-tomato salad . Tomatoes were tossed with fresh thai basil, balsamic, olive oil, plenty of cracked black pepper and a dash of sea salt. Maybe it’s because I’m a tomato fiend but this simple dish is one of my all-time favourites. It’s also…

Pickled Radish, Bok Choy, Mise en Place, Roasted Pineapple

Wow! We’ve had lots of food flying around the kitchen in the past weeks. Last week after two posts I ended up having a few more images to share but didn’t get around to a third post. So I’ll share those later in the week, because some shots from today just can’t wait! It’s starting…