Le Petit Chef

Archive/RSS/Ask

Le Petit Chef Creations & Cravings from a Santa Barbara Personal Chef
Facebook | Twitter | Web
Photo Diary: impromptu San Diego trip

Clockwise from top: 1. filet mignon and ahi tacos at Urban 2. Palm tree lined Ocean Beach 3. Beach time with BF 4. Flashy LED wall at Voyeur

Photo Diary: impromptu San Diego trip

Clockwise from top: 1. filet mignon and ahi tacos at Urban 2. Palm tree lined Ocean Beach 3. Beach time with BF 4. Flashy LED wall at Voyeur

Red Bean Chili & Honey Sage Skillet Cornbread that filled the house with the most amazing scent while baking. Get the recipe here.

Red Bean Chili & Honey Sage Skillet Cornbread that filled the house with the most amazing scent while baking. Get the recipe here.

#food   #yum   #cornbread   #dinner   #chili  
Watermelon mojitos to quell this California Indian Summer heat!

Watermelon mojitos to quell this California Indian Summer heat!

cozmikhugs:

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Boston.


Pretty kitchen

cozmikhugs:

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Boston.

Pretty kitchen

(Source: georgianadesign, via life-is-beautiful-serendipity)

Photo Diary: Berkeley Bowl

Thanks again to my sister, Bianca, for introducing me to another Bay Area food gem! Conveniently located within walking distance from our cousin’s new home in Berkeley, we headed straight for the grocery store’s spectacular produce selection, with an endless array of exotic as well as local and organic fruits and veggies. My sister and her boyfriend’s mission: to bring home any and all things unfamiliar. I just picked up a couple of things that struck my fancy- a bunch of shisito peppers for frying and a divinely scented ambrosia melon.

Clockwise from top: 1. Berkeley Bowl’s exterior 2. Stone fruits as far as the eye can see 3. Bianca pondering whether to purchase the exotic jackfruit

To learn more about Berkeley Bowl, click here

Look at those layers! I have always wanted to try my hand at a crepe cake, but fear I would lack the patience. 
from: a-piece-of-beautiful

Look at those layers! I have always wanted to try my hand at a crepe cake, but fear I would lack the patience. 

from: a-piece-of-beautiful

#food   #yum   #dessert   #crepe cake   #crepes   #sweet  

Photo Diary: Flitting through the Ferry Building

No trip to the San Francisco is complete for me without a visit to the food mecca that is the Ferry Building. Unfortunately I never seem to have the time to stroll leisurely from shop to shop all day. My last few visits have been utter mad dashes through the space. But each visit is full of old favorites and new discoveries, most notably the smoothest/buzziest coffee I have ever had at Blue Bottle Coffee, a pleasantly seasonal outdoor brunch at Boulettes Larder and requisite macaron purchase at Miette

Clockwise from top: 1. Cappucino c/o Blue Bottle Coffee 2. Poached Egg with Salt Cod Brandade and Toasted Lavain, Applesauce Bread Pudding at Boulette’s Larder. 3. South American Alfajores (shortbread and dulce de leche sandwich cookies) 4. Heirloom Tomatoes Galore at Farm Fresh to You 5. Confections at Miette 

foodfuckery:

Coconut Creme Brulee
http://aspiredfoodie.tumblr.com/

Coconut everrryyythinggg

foodfuckery:

Coconut Creme Brulee

http://aspiredfoodie.tumblr.com/

Coconut everrryyythinggg

World’s best macarons contained within…

World’s best macarons contained within…

#food   #yum   #dessert   #sweet   #miette   #sf   #san francisco   #macaron  
Garlicky Kale Chips
Kale chips are nothing new, but my version has a secret flavor booster to take this healthy snack up a notch. Instead of tossing the kale in plain olive oil before baking, I make garlic chips, then use the garlic infused oil to toss with the kale. After the chips are finished baking in the oven, I mix in the garlic chips for even more garlicky goodness. Yum! Even though you’ll only need about a tablespoon of oil for the kale chips, go ahead and make a big batch to keep on hand for other uses. Because garlic is always a good idea.
Ingredients
1 large bunch of kale, any variety
4 garlic cloves, sliced paper thin
1 cup olive oil
salt, to taste
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and dry kale in a salad spinner, then separate the leaves from the ribs and cut or tear into smaller pieces. Set aside.
 Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add the garlic chips and cook until light golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from pan using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel until cool. Reserve oil for another use.
Toss kale with up to 1 tablespoon of the garlic oil and salt to taste. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool, then toss with garlic chips and serve.

Garlicky Kale Chips

Kale chips are nothing new, but my version has a secret flavor booster to take this healthy snack up a notch. Instead of tossing the kale in plain olive oil before baking, I make garlic chips, then use the garlic infused oil to toss with the kale. After the chips are finished baking in the oven, I mix in the garlic chips for even more garlicky goodness. Yum! Even though you’ll only need about a tablespoon of oil for the kale chips, go ahead and make a big batch to keep on hand for other uses. Because garlic is always a good idea.

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch of kale, any variety
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced paper thin
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and dry kale in a salad spinner, then separate the leaves from the ribs and cut or tear into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  2.  Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add the garlic chips and cook until light golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from pan using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel until cool. Reserve oil for another use.
  3. Toss kale with up to 1 tablespoon of the garlic oil and salt to taste. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool, then toss with garlic chips and serve.
#food   #yum   #healthy   #snacks   #kale   #garlic