Yea! The BFM (Boise Farmers Market) opened today for it’s 2019 season at their new location at Shoreline Drive and Americana in Boise. It was cold. No rain, though. And it was crowded. They did have treats for everyone as pictured here – Ham and Cheese Croissant – and other “goodies”. Dignitaries were there – Head of the Boise Chamber of Commerce, the BFM President and Mayor Dave Bieter. Great to have them all at the Grand Opening. Thank-You!
A wonderful event at Richard’s in Boise, an “…Inventive European bistro dishes & regional fine wines served in an elegant, romantic atmosphere. 500 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702. 208) 472-1463”
The dinner was wonderfully paired with wines from Clearwater Canyon Cellars, 3143 10th St, Lewiston, ID 83501. 208.816.4679. Tasting Room Hours: Friday & Saturday, 12pm – 5pm & by appointment. Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged.
So much fun to make some of these. And not difficult at all. The Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini may be the most difficult, although you probably have most of the ingredients left-over from Thanksgiving in the refrigerator, except maybe for the mushrooms. If you don’t have Cream Sherry, use a good white wine that is slightly sweet, yet bold.
This White Velvet Soup is wonderful! Smooth. Slightly sweet. Creamy. It takes a little time, but well worth it on a cold and snowy winter evening – no not snowing in Boise! But if it were ………… And then add some crumbled bacon (everything is always better with bacon!) and the Pomegranate Gremolata at the end, it is wonderful. It makes one feel joyful. Happy. And just think, it’s just some vegetables cooked together. Look at this soup. Then make it and enjoy! Add some toasted sourdough to serve with it.
Fun times, again, in the kitchen! Fun making our own pasta, and better than some of the store bought “stuff”. Pasta dishes can take all forms and so can breakfast. Here we made two different breakfasts – two days – and a really good pasta dinner. Let’s look at breakfast first. Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged.
Maybe some beets? If not, fresh tomatoes are available. It is really great to see such activity at the Boise Farmers Market. Full of busy, busy people all looking at the wonderful farm fresh products available to the shopper. Fruits are in … leafy greens seem to be on the decline, except, of course, for kale. But, buy some great beets or turnips and you can prepare the tops as greens. Carrot tops? Make a soup from them. So one does have options. Did you say corn? Yup! It is here and from Emmett. Enjoy these photos of the Market this morning. And as a note, the photo in the header I took this morning. Love the colors! It was great to see Indian Creek Winery in a booth this morning. Good to see you Mike McClure, winemaker.
And such a good visit it was. Daughter Marnie and her husband Mac gave us a gift certificate for dinner and we thank them for that. You can find more by clicking here Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boise. Make reservations online or reserve their Party Room. They have a full and extensive Menu that can be viewed online and get an idea of what they offer. Not ready for dinner? Try their Happy Hour Menu for lighter offerings. “… Our Sizzle, Swizzle and Swirl Happy Hour features $8 food specials and premium cocktails.” You will find the menu items either equal to or greater than Chandler’s Steak House or to the Cottonwood Grille. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boise is definitely a 5-Star restaurant. Here is what we had. Two of us ate for $123.00 and it was worth every bite. Definitely a Special Occasion restaurant; Great for “Date Night”.. Enjoy!
Yup! ‘Tis the season and it looks like it is going to be a good one! East facing slope in a burn out area. These wild mushrooms are so delicious. Woody and earthy. Great just sauteed in garlic, in salads, in stuffing or sauteed in butter and garlic infused olive oil and made into an omelet. Pictured here are some fresh picked morels – from the Boise Farmers Market yesterday – getting ready to be “omeletized”. The eggs are from Meadowlark Farms in Nampa and the toast is from Acme Bake Shop and their sourdough. Bacon is from Twin Falls, Idaho. Cheers!
No, it’s not Easter. But this is an interesting way to make eggs.
Idaho Blossoms – Put the egg mixture in a paper thin sliced potato basket and bake them for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Be sure to butter the ramekin before you put the potato slices in and they will not stick.
I used 3 eggs per ramekin and added (all to taste) leaves of fresh thyme, chopped fresh chives, chopped ham and a mixed Mexican cheese. Salt and pepper. Bake them off in the oven in a shallow water bath and you’ve got a different breakfast.
Add some fresh fruit to the plate, and it has eye appeal. Here are some photos of what I did. Enjoy! Here might be a better recipe format to follow Idaho Blossoms Recipe. This recipe has also been corrected. Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged.
Well, maybe not this luscious Strawberry Waffle with Whipped Cream at the Boise Farmers Market, but then again ……. Maybe so! The dinner below, mixed some very good Chicken Meatballs with rice and the side of coconut oil sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms and Fiddlehead Ferns.
Breakfast then was a bechamel made with coconut milk and steamed spinach. The coconut milk added a rich and a little sweet component that went very well with the astringency of the spinach. Add some sourdough toast and a mock fried egg, and your breakfast will stick to your ribs. Enjoy these photos!