Thursday, September 18, 2008

Yummy Yogurt

Ever since I ready about them in Bon Appetit, I've been anxious to taste the wares of White Cow Dairy in East Otto, New York. So, when we made the annual pilgrimage to the family homestead, I made plans to procure some of their fabled yogurt. We made a trip to Alice Arlow's general store, met Alice, and bought two jars of yogurt. The maple cream, sweetened with a touch of maple syrup, was delicious: creamy, tart, and milky milky milky, with just an overtone of sweet. Here, I served it with a freshly sliced peach from a farmer's market in East Otto. The plain was also wonderful, although a bit tart for my palate. Alice also sold a rhubarb-flavored yogurt, which we did not try. I apologise for not taking the jars back to the store; we will return them next summer!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Outdoor Paella

Decided to inaugurate the new outdoor grill that DH built in June with a yummy paella for a crowd. Inspired by Mark Bittmann, we set forth with some simple ingredients and a handful of wood from the backyard.

Yummy andouille sausage from Paulina Market goes into the pan for a light saute.

Alice browns the chicken thighs.

Frying the sofrito. We had leftover grilled red bell pepper from the night before, which I chopped and added to the pan.

Everyone back in the pan! The chicken and sausage are nestled in with the rice and bubbling stock turned crimson with saffron.

The final dish, just about done, with the addition of mussels, shrimp, and scallops. Oops, I forgot the peas!