Heirloom tomatoes are the perfect homage to summer. They offer a pungency of color and flavor. They are juicy, palpable, light and luminous like a September sunset. In other words, heirloom tomatoes are exactly what you should be eating right now!
When I’m cooking for myself, I tend to experiment more on ingredients and flavor pairings, but anything “en croûte‘” is an At Home Soigné favorite.
So, I decided to make myself a galette – my friend brought me heirloom tomatoes from Kitchen At Stone Ridge that looked incredible!
Dinner for one, I thought to myself would be classic, simple and completely satisfying.
Tomatoes and goat cheese are a match made in heaven. I decided to enhance my galette by adding red wine caramelized onions and honey. I also egg washed my galette to add that extra crunchy sensation.
Banana bread is a treat that will either overwhelm or underwhelm. But, why shouldn’t banana bread be simply delicious? It can be! With soigné ingredients.
At Home Soigné is elegantly maintaining life’s simple luxuries. Like banana bread!
What makes my banana bread so special is the at home butter, and the at home vanilla extract used in the process of creating. Butter is an ingredient every at home chef should make – at least once. Though making butter is time consuming, making something like butter offers a sense of fulfillment. It provides the at home chef control of flavors and taste, it also makes the at home chef fiscally chic if you really break down your costs.
Making any baking extracts is so easy to do, too. It’s almost tragic if the at home chef doesn’t have their own inventory on hand. I simply have vanilla beans floating in Armagnac. That’s it!