This Sunday Funday is brought to you with the help of some of my best friends that I love to cook and eat with!
First, we started by rendering up some duck bacon. Yes, DUCK.BACON. Otherwise known as the best bacon any of us had ever tasted.
Meanwhile there was pasta dough rolling. That would be black bean chocolate gluten free pasta dough, uh huh. And those blobs? Don’t judge.
Goat cheese – hazelnut chocolate butter – ricotta.
For dessert ravioli, naturally!
Meanwhile, nibbling on cheese….
Waiting for the 20 pounds of cassoulet to finish braising! (I swear it felt that heavy.)
Searing jumbo scallops with herbed butter
To float atop baby spinach, crispy duck bacon, grape tomatoes and a mustard-y vinaigrette.
Which employed the reserved duck bacon fat instead of oil, of course.
Fresh (gluten-free) olive parmesan bread, warm from the bread maker.
I was already full, but how can anyone say no to a stew of duck breast, shredded duck leg, sausage, and more bacon?
A few glasses of wine and board games later, we were ready for dessert.
Goat cheese ricotta chocolate ravioli (which did NOT fall apart in the water, thankyouverymuch) layered with strawberry compote, freshly whipped cream, and hazelnuts.
Note: there are a few reasons why this is not exactly a Sunday Funday for me. First of all, I accidentally reformatted my memory card. Nothing like losing all your photos. Awesome. Second, I’m mourning the loss of Picnik (a free and amazing photo editing program, for those who don’t know.) I’ve since purchases a copy of lightroom but haven’t had time to take it out of the box yet. In the meantime I’m testing out some of the other free programs out there, with hope that I can talk about them when I present on photography at Nourished. So far I haven’t found anything that does everything Picnik does so well. So today I played around with Photoshop Express to adjust white balance, exposure and sharpness, and then played around with some funky effects in Pixlr. Have you tried out either of these? What’s your go-to photo editor?