Koike Farms Field Greens

This is the season I wait for every year. The sun beats down, the kitchen heats up and bags of fresh produce show up at the back door. Standing outside as Yuki explains his offerings. The first harvest of the year is brimming with field greens. Romaine billows out of it’s bags, with unbelievably crisp…

Flourless Dark Chocolate Pâté, Blackened Marlin

Last week Ken made this ridiculously decadent flourless dark chocolate pâté. Think of the darkest chocolate fudgey brownie you’ve ever had meeting thick chocolate pudding and this is what you get. Here’s a close-up shot in case the other one wasn’t drool-worthy enough. Dave brought us by this beautiful fresh Marlin last Thursday. I absolutely…

On Hamilton and Local Food, Forest Mushrooms, New Potatoes

For a catering this week we had to make a truffled forest mushroom pasta for 80 people. Again we had to make a minted new potato salad for catering. For this salad the new potatoes are boiled with plenty of mint. They are then cooled and tossed with plenty of fresh garlic chive oil and…