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March 24, 2007

Anniversary Dinner

My ladylove and I celebrated our (one day early) first anniversary tonight, and while going out for a fancy dinner was tempting, we opted to hang out with the little fella at home and cook up something special. So I figured I'd throw a little food porn in your direction:

Coconut-Cucumber Gazpacho
Courtesy of Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Another tasty dish out of Simple to Spectacular. Great book, I'm tellin' ya.

Honey-Curry Butter Poached Rock Shrimp with Parsnip Puree, Fuji Apple and Cocoa

This one's been percolating for a while, and I finally busted it out tonight. Oooooo, buddy... you'd better believe you're getting a recipe on Monday. Turned out reeeeeeeeeally well.

This is about the time where, in a particularly brilliant stroke, I did a number on my thumb by momentarily thinking that it'd be a good idea to use my bare hand to move a pan hot out of the oven. As such, most of the prep on dessert as well as the presentation and photography were done one-handed... so be kind. Unless there are any professionals reading, in which case they should feel free to call me a sissy.

Warm, Soft Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Bananas Foster
Cake courtesy of Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Ice Cream courtesy of Breyers

When your sweetheart requests both chocolate and bananas foster for your first anniversary, you don't ask questions... you just make it happen.

(Happy anniversary, sweetie!)


"Warm, Soft Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Bananas Foster"... my my this just sounds sooooo yum!! yum!!! Looks absolutely delicious... :) Congratulations to ya both... oooooo I know its July now :)

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