Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PARIS THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER WITH SHADES OF PINK

 

Hello, Russian Doll readers! I'm so excited to share this sweet Paris in Pink bridal champagne brunch planned by loving friends Jeannene Kelly and Debbie Abel. They both designed and decorated Eiffel Towers and pink roses as centerpieces at Riverside Art Museum garden-like atrium. What's a brunch without champagne, beautiful linens and the personal touch of French inspired brunch entree's and dessert's by Russian Doll Bakery and Catering. Take a peak and be inspired my some Paris themed bridal shower inspiration

THE DECOR


THE FOOD










From start to finish this was a romantic and intimate event with close friends and family. We know she loved the color pink that is also included in her upcoming wedding. To keep it light and fresh the menu prepared by Chef Fenya was goat cheese and sun-dried tomato quiche with a pomegranate vinaigrette salad dressing with freshly baked croissants. Paris themed bridal shower cant go without French macarons, crepes, petit fours and ruffled cakes. It was a beautiful day to celebrate this bride to be!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How to make the best vinaigrette at home

FIVE EASY STEPS


Here are five easy steps for any aspiring chef who wants to create delicious, fresh tasting dressings at home. Since I have always easily made my own gourmet dressings, I forget that not everyone realizes just how easy it really is! 
Buying local and fresh to make your own custom creations beats buying a bottle from the store any day; the best part is that you can change the recipe to your taste, using what’s available in your own backyard or at local farmer's markets--fresh herbs and flavored olive oils and balsamic always delight the senses! You can also adjust the recipe to make more or less dressing, depending on the amount you need.
FIVE STEPS
1. COLLECT ALL YOUR INGREDIENTS
2. PLACE VINEGAR OR FLAVORED VINEGAR IN BOWL
3. SLOWLY WHISK EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL IN BOWL, OR USE FLAVORED OLIVE OIL
(TIP: WHEN YOU WHISK THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND THE BOWLS START TO SPIN, PLACE A DISH TOWEL UNDERNEATH THE BOWL TO SECURE IT FROM SPINNING)
4. ADD YOUR HERBS, SALT, PEPPER AND GARLIC (ZESTED)
5. BLEND WELL
(TIP- YOU CAN ALWAYS USE A MASON JAR AND SHAKE IT CONTINUOUSLY  FOR 1 MINUTE AND STORE IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR)
VARIANTS:
FRESH HERBS IN SEASON (tarragon, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, oregano or marjoram )
ROASTED GARLIC
DICED GREEN ONION
EDIBLE FLOWER PETALS (rosemary flowers, lavender, dianthus,  pansies or squash flowers)
PARMESAN CHEESE
LEMON OR ORANGE ZEST
GOURMET MUSTARD


BASIC RECIPE:
½ C. BALSAMIC VINEGAR
PINCH OF SALT AND PEPPER
1 GLOVE OF GARLIC (ZESTED)
4 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL
YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE DRESSING ON JUST SALAD; IT'S ALSO GREAT ON VEGETABLES OR POTATOES...MAKE A POTATO SALAD!  BE CREATIVE AND LISTEN, AND YOUR FOOD WILL TO TALK TO YOU!  ENJOY!


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Grilled Watermelon Salad Recipe

 

AN ELEGANT ENTREE MAKES ANY SUMMER COOK OUT COOL

 


Summer hot cooking tips feature outdoor BBQ for your desserts using watermelon.
Honey grilled watermelon salad is sweet and simple at the summer’s peak.
How to pick a good watermelon?
Visiting your local Farmers Market is the best choice, but a local supermarket is another alternative.

2 large slices of the watermelon must be cut into four triangles.
2 table spoons of olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of honey
1 pint of grape tomatoes, quartered
4 ounces of fresh mozzarella, cut in half or sliced
fresh basil leaves and balsamic glaze for drizzling


Directions
Preheat your grill to medium heat. Drizzle watermelon with olive oil and season all sides with salt and pepper. Add splash of honey over each watermelon and place them on the grill, grilling each side for about 2 minutes. Remove and add a little more honey if desired.
Assemble salads by placing two watermelon triangles on each plate, then cover with a few grape tomatoes, thin slices of mozzarella and basil leaves. Add some salt and pepper on top, then drizzle with balsamic glaze (can be purchased at your local grocery store or made at home! 
SERVE AND ENJOY

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Jason and Sharon's Organic and Wine Wedding

 We had the pleasure to cater a wedding using local organic ingredients this past weekend! We meet so many wonderful people at the bride and grooms wedding. Thank you to everyone who raved about the food a presentation at the private winery estate in Temecula Ca. Everyone was dressed to the nines, so obviously the food had to match. Which you can see below Russian Doll Bakery and Catering did an amazing job.