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Buckwheat salad

Healthy, light and simple to put together.
Cook buckwheat, cut up some of your favorite vegetables(tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms), herbs(dill, parsley, cilantro, scallions, chives) salad leaves(lettuce, spinach, arugula), and  nuts, dress the salad with some good extra virgin olive oil, lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper and enjoy. Serve it us a salad or on a side with fish, chicken or any kind of meat.





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My new gadget: truffle shaver

The truffle shaver has a razor-sharp serrated blade. The blade is adjustable from 1/8" at its thickest to so thin you almost can read through. The adjustment is made with a little knob. To use it, just slide truffle over the plate.










Summer Black Truffle Imported from Italy*

*Keep fresh truffle, in an air tight container full of rice, in the refrigerator, use within a week of purchase, or the truffle will dry out and lose fragrance.
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Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

Tri-tip is also called bottom sirloin tip roast. It  is  perfect for barbecuing and grilling.
Tri-tip can be very tough when cooked past medium. To get a great piece of meat with expressive meaty texture and flavor it needs to be cooked low and slow on indirect heat. Tri-tip is a thick piece of meat and  to get flavor to penetrate the meat it needs to be marinated with any favorite marinade or spice rub.





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Smoked Beef Tongue

Beef tongue is one of the most underused parts of beef in USA and one of the tastiest ones. It has rich savory flavor and soft, fine, and velvety texture.
Usually I just boil tongue with root vegetables in salted water for 2 hours, slice, sear, and serve with some sauce and mushed potato on a side. Because I have a smoker now, I decided to smoke it, and I loved it.
Smoked tongue can be served just with salad or on sandwiches. Horseradish is the best condiment to serve with tongue.



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