Wednesday, January 2, 2013

quinoa meatballs
A Quinoa Meatball Landscape

Quinoa & Beef Meatballs
Roasted Baby Beet, Pickled Red Onion, Garlicky Hummus with Tahini
Pickled Cranberries, Cucumber, Nasturtium Whorls, Micro Greens
Quinoa, Feta, Olive Oil

lobster tail recipe

Your Next Lobster Tail Recipe

Broiled Lobster Tails with Manila Clams & Corn
Sherry Cognac Lobster Broth with Tarragon & Parsley

Eco-Friendly Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Eco-Friendly Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Come Celebrate, Spring, Mother Earth, You!
Join Us for the Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon
This year’s event will be entirely eco-friendly.
Come see the many creative ways to reuse trash.
“Because waste is a terrible thing to waste.”

Baby Candy Stripe Beet Fettuccine, Beet Syrup

Baby Candy Stripe Beet Fettuccine, Beet Syrup

Fresh Egg Fettuccine with Braised Red Cabbage, Red Onion, Roasted Red Beet
Red Wine Butter Sauce & Beet Syrup
Thyme-Scented Baby Candy Stripe Beet with Fresh Chervil

Resplendent Baby Golden Beet Salad

Resplendent Baby Golden Beet Salad

Roasted Baby Golden Beet, Gala Apple, Kumquat
Raw Sheep’s Milk French Roquefort, Pistachio
Dandelion, Butterhead, Roasted Poblano Vinaigrette
Tricolor Viola & Wild Mustard Flower Garnish

Linguini, Smoky Avocado Sauce, Black Beans, Lime
Linguini, Smoky Avocado Sauce, Black Beans, Lime

Linguini, Grilled Avocado Sauce with Lime & Cilantro
Topped with Black Beans, Red Onion & Serrano

Spring Bliss: Sugar Snap Pea, Avocado, Tomato, Mint
Spring Bliss: Sugar Snap Pea, Avocado, Tomato, Mint

Chilled Sugar Snap Pea & Mint Soup
Mashed Avocado with Lime, Tomato Concassé with Shallot
Fresh Mint, Chili Oil & Creme Fraiche Garnish

Meyer Lemon & Pink Rose Petal Risotto
Meyer Lemon & Pink Rose Petal Risotto

Meyer Lemon Risotto with Grated Parmesan
Meyer Lemon Zest, and Passionate Kisses Floribunda Rose Petals

For Your Next Party: The Black Course

For Your Next Party: The Black Course

Negra Modelo Beer Braised Beef Short Rib with Chile de Arbol
Wrapped in a Grape Leaf with Oaxacan Black Mole Sauce
Black Mission Figs, Shiitake Mushrooms
Crispy Grape Leaf Chip, Sesame Ash, Black Sesame Seed, Cacao Nibs

Quite Possibly The Best Salmon Ever?
Quite Possibly The Best Salmon Ever?

Crispy-Skin Morro Bay King Salmon, Miso-Braised Buna-Shimeji
Diced Daikon Sautéed in Sesame Oil, Vietnamese Herbs, Bonito Flakes, Dashi Broth

Meyer Lemon Arancini, Flower Confetti, Parmesan
Meyer Lemon Arancini, Flower Confetti, Parmesan

Cocktail Hour @ Ciao Fiore!
Meyer Lemon Arancini, Flower Petal Confetti, Parmesan

Leg of Lamb, Curry Quinoa Crust
Leg of Lamb, Curry Quinoa Crust

Roast Leg of Lamb Medallion, Curry Quinoa Crust
Over Steamed Spinach
Curried Heirloom Tomato Salsa with Mint
Avocado & Serrano Chile with Lime

swordfish belly, hot smoky pineapple glaze
Swordfish Belly, Hot Smoky Pineapple Glaze

Pan-Fried Swordfish Belly, Hot Smoky Pineapple Glaze
Brown Rice, Temptation Melon, Cilantro, Peanut
Chile de Arbol Garnish

Lobster Pad Thai ~ Deconstructed

Lobster Pad Thai ~ Deconstructed

Broiled Lobster Tail with Chili Glaze
Rice Noodles, Spicy Pad Thai Sauce
Sunny-Side-Up Quail Eggs, Garlic Chives and Blossoms, Mung Bean Sprouts
Chopped Peanuts, Thai Red Chili, Cilantro, Lime Wedges

Sweet & Savory Autumn Tarte Tatin

Sweet & Savory Autumn Tarte Tatin

Butternut and Acorn Squash Tarte Tatin
Bacon, Maple, Hazelnut, Goat Cheese, Sage

roasted japanese eggplant with pomegranate, pistachio, garlicky cream sauce

Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Pomegranate, Pistachio, Garlicky Cream Sauce

Thyme Roasted Japanese Eggplant
Non-fat Greek Yogurt & Non-fat Sour Cream with Garlic and Fruity Olive Oil
Sprinkled with Pomegranate Arils and Pistachio Nuts

salted caramel pots de creme
Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Pots De Creme

End on a Sweet Note with…Sugar, Cream, Milk, Egg, Vanilla, Salt

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your inspiration, enthusiasm, and support in 2012.
With best wishes for a dazzling and delicious 2013…
Lori Lynn

13 Responses to “Taste With The Eyes FAVORITES of 2012”

  1. This is such a beautiful collection! If only this were a menu, and I could place an order or two. I have to try the avocado sauce for pasta with black beans. Hope you’re having a great 2013 so far!

  2. Margarita says:

    I just discovered your blog and I am enjoying all your delicious recipies and beautiful presentations. Thank you for the inspiration! I look forward to an exciting 2013.

  3. sippitysup says:

    If I had to pick just one I’d pick Baby Candy Stripe Beet Fettuccine, Beet Syrup. So red! GREG

  4. Lori Lynn, I am in awe of your talent. Happy new year, shabbat shalom!

  5. Absolutely stunning dishes…I would be thrilled to have just one of them.

  6. Eha says:

    Oh my! Here’s a child with wide open eyes looking at the ones I missed and scrolling up and down! Don’t think I’ll get off the page until I have tried them all :) ! May the New Year bring all you desire and a lot more of this for us too :D !

  7. an absolutely gorgeous and delicious year for you. Have a wonderful 2013!

  8. Joan Nova says:

    Under penalty of …, I could not pick a favorite. All scrumptious!

  9. bellini says:

    2012 was certainly a great year Lori Lynn.

  10. These dishes look like they came straight from a magazine – so gorgeous and I’m sure delicious too. Happy New Year.

  11. Marie says:

    LL, Your food should be in a gallery some where, you are a true artist! Here’s to another year of visual stimulation on Taste With The Eyes!

  12. Looks like a 5 star restaurant here. And, what an ending. I’ve been eyeing those salted caramel Pots de creme for a few weeks now. Happy New Year, Lori.

  13. FA says:

    What a great year! May 2013 be even better for you.

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