1. Square Birthday Blueberry Pie for my dear friend Lynn
2. Quail wrapped in bacon and stuffed with a cream cheese jalapeño given to me by my co-worker and friend, Grant. I topped it with a red wine cherry reduction and served it with a salad of butterhead lettuce, red onions, bing cherries, and balsamic vinaigrette.
3.The magician and I celebrated National Hot Dog in style with grilled Hebrew National haute dogs. On the left, my Austin spin on a Chicago dog included: sharp cheddar, a zesty pickle spear, cherry tomatoes, red onion, pickled jalapeños, celery salt, and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds. On the right my Asian inspired dog included: Thai crab salad, avocado slices, mango (which was later removed…too sweet), Sriracha, and black sesame seeds.
4. Thai rice noodles tossed with shiitake mushrooms, button mushrooms, garlic, hot peppers, green onions, black sesame seeds, spicy shrimp broth, and coconut milk.