Sunday, November 23, 2008

Go Goat

For those in Columbia who haven't already, I strongly suggest you check out the All-Local Farmers' Market held from 8am to 12pm every 2nd Saturday at Gervais & Vine, and every 4th Saturday at Rosewood Market. A few of our favorite vendors who often attend include: Five Leaves Farm, Caw Caw Creek Pastured Pork, Wil-Moore Farms, Anson Mills and Heather's Artisan Bakery.

Not only can you get a mean breakfast plate and coffee for $4 before you shop, but you can also pick up the freshest seasonal produce and meat in town. On our last trip to the market we picked up a few cuts of goat from Wil-Moore Farms. Tonight we broke out the ribs and decided to go simple and bbq.

The first step was to cut the rack into two rib sections, cover in bbq sauce, and pop into a 350° oven for about an hour and a half.

Step two consisted of C finishing off the ribs on the grill and smothering in more sauce.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sushi 101

As my mom is quick to remind me, there was a time as I child when I wouldn't even eat peppers. Well, I'm happy to say that phase was brief, and here I am today making attempting to make sushi.

The beginner class started with hot saki and basic instruction, and ended with each of us making two rolls of our own.

Here's the second of my two... a spicy vegetarian roll

Outside: rice with togarashi and sesame seeds
Inside: sriracha, asparagus, red pepper, green onion, and mushrooms

807 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Quack Madame (aka best appetizer of the year)

It's official.

(my apologies for the pic, taken with my cellphone)

Hands down the best appetizer in Columbia for 2008 goes to Terra for their new Quack Madame. A play on the traditional French "croque madame," which is basically a grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with a slice of cheese and an egg, Chef takes it to the next level by using Duck Confit, Caramelized Onion, Toasted Brioche, Fried Quail Egg, and Arugula Salad.

C ordered it, and I think he was a step away from cancelling his steak frites and just ordering up three more Quacks.