Monday, May 20, 2013

Fun w Accordeonist Nicole Renaud

against Kenny Scharf's LES mural
fab backdrop for 'Cooking up a Storm'
Marja's radio show @

Musical Asparagus Hollandaise ..

Accordeonist Nicole Renaud & I sang
her beautiful melodies while preparing
our White Asparagus :
use a vegetable peeler to remove
'stringy part' from each stem
starting 2" from underneath top,
plunge aspargus in boiling water:
depending on thickness, cook  5-7 minutes
drain &'shock' w ice cubes to
stop cooking process ..
reserve, keep dry on towel

then make simple 'Hollandaise'
3 egg yolks
1 stick sweet melted butter
1 tble spoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of salt

whisk egg yolks, use stick blender, in double boiler
add half the lemon juice
keep stirring/whisking,
while pouring in melted butter
adjust with rest of lemon juice,
maybe a pinch of Cayenne pepper or Nutmeg:
Hmm indulge

Sunday, May 19, 2013

luxurious & simple 'Treat'

Raspberries w Vanilla Whipped Cream
top of fresh baked short bread

Short Bread

3 cups of flour
1 tbl spoon baking powder
1 lemon grated & juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tea spoon salt
1 1/2 stick butter
1 cup of milk
mix all dry ingredients, lemon rind &
add butter 'pulse' in food processor
then carefully add milk, lemon juice
don't 'overmix'
drop 8 or 16 mounds onto baking sheet
sprinkle w sugar, leaving 1" in between
bake in 400 degree oven, for about 25 minutes let cool on a rack...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dumpling Diva @ Inez & Vinoodh Mothersday Menu

Flowering Broccoli Rabe,
steamed Quinoa,
Roast Chicken w Spicy julienned Burdock root...


sheep shape clouds drifting
white airplane 'line' drafted in sky
soft choral radio music
stillness in a way
new roads
piles of ideas
lying around
waiting t b lifted
& gathered
as in a pouch
filled w precious gifts

Wednesday, May 8, 2013



Dumpling Diva @ Dancespace Gala

St.Marks Church' garden:
Dumpling reception
Molly Davis,Charles Atlas
Babette Mangold

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dumpling Diva Dinner @ Sauce Rest in NYC'sold out'

Shitake Mushroom Dumplings...

Friday, May 3, 2013

more gorgeous then..Tiffany ?

during Dumpling Diva 's catering of
elegant reception @Honor boutique on
Gansevoort street ..Meatpacking district
saw absolutely
Splendid jewelry of Carole Tannenbaum's
'Vintage Collection'

divine Dumplings on Delancey street

during Dumpling Diva's latest workshop
@ the 'Old Bowery Station'
Tomato,Taleggio & Basil ...lots of it!!