Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Where's the bees?

Is anyone else alarmed that in the past couple of years we have seen such a drastic reduction in the numbers of bees worldwide. It is pretty alarming considering all the hard work they do for us. And I don't mean just honey production. Bees account for the majority of crop polination with respects to fruit trees. Something called colony collapse syndrome is causing the bees to leave the hive and not return. There are all kinds of insight into the reasons why, but no concrete answers. Our ecosystem is just that, a system. And currently it's broken, and we don't either seem to care or notice. Sad.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

transglutiminase fun

On Friday I had the pleasure of working with another chef in the kitchen. We decided to play around with some TGM. Unfortunately the last package I have left. We made some salmon gnochi and rolled a rib eye cap. I had a luncheon that day and had some scallops and halibut left over, so we bonded them to chicken skin. All in all alot of fun and pretty tasty too. We only just put a dent in my TGM so I have about 3 weeks now to finish the rest. Look out for more frankenmeat in the near future.
Oh yeah, thanks Pat for all the input. It was lots of fun.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A good read

I just finished reading "In Defence Of Food", by Micheal Pollen. A really must read book for any disallusioned eater in the food chain. I cannot do it justice save to say I have changed some of the eating habbits I have had my whole life. The title pretty much says it all. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. Read'll get it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

more pics

Back to the blog

I have just finished a very hectic time for myself and my wife. Time for the blog over the last month and a bit has been nil. Well that should change as we get into a schedule for awhile.
Just posting some recent pics from events or parties.
Hope you like......More rants to come....