Practical

Hey Folks,

Long time no post sorry about that, just getting back into the swing of things at culinary school. Speaking of that here is a rough draft of a dish i’ll be doing for a practical sometime soon (I’ll post a pick of the finished product later). Here are the rules. The dish must have two vegetable items prepared using different methods a protein, a starch and a sauce, i must make sixteen potions in under two hours. It’s a Sous Vide* Duck Breast served with a Turnip Carrot Puree, Hush Puppies and Honey Grilled Radishes with an Apple Cider and Gooseberry Relish.

Duck, Turnip, Gooseberry

Duck, Turnip, Gooseberry

*sous vide
ˌso͞oz ˈvēdē/
noun
noun: sous vide
  1. 1.
    a method of treating food by partial cooking followed by vacuum-sealing and chilling.
    2. 2.
            a method of treating food by vacuum-sealing followed by cooking at a low temperature in water usually using a circulator for precise temperatures
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Sketch Book #2

These are some picks i did using sketchbook express on my computer, hope you like em.

Isaacs Sketch Pad #1

Hey, 

So these are a couple of my recent marker pieces i apologize for the shoddy camerawork i promise with the next batch will be better, i’ll find an improved method. If y’all have suggestions send em my way. 

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Hey folks,

So the Chef at the restaurant i work at has given me the project of pickling canning and preserving as much as i can fro the winter season. We recently acquired garlic scapes, a garlic scape is the stem or stalk of the garlic plant and shares the same pungent flavour that the bulb does. This is my first fully solo attempt at canning and pickling and i’m very happy with the results so far and hopefully when we crack em open they’ll live up to the expectations. Here’s the recipe i wrote up for the pickling liquid.

Pickling Spice

2 Tbls Whole Coriander

2 tsp Whole Fennel Seed

1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes

2 tsp Black Peppercorns

Pickling Liquid

4 Cups White Vinegar

4 Cups Water

1/3 Cup White Granulated Sugar

1/3 Cup Table Salt

2 Tbls Pickling Spice

Place all ingredients in a bot and bring to a rolling boil, boil for 5 mins and its ready to use.

Starting a Blog

Hey,

My name is David Isaac Loewen and i love the arts, i mainly dabble in food, music and theatre with some mostly abstract marker art on the side and this here blog is where i’m gonna post it for the world to see and hopefully enjoy. Comments, encouragement and critiques are welcome as i’m still and always will be growing and learning and feedback will help me do that. My goal for this blog is that it helps me share some of my creativity, knowledge, and experiments and that it inspires others to do the same. So here we go.

Isaac