December came and went with wrapping, baking, cooking, celebrating, etc. It's always the same story each December, where did the year go? A time for resolutions, out with the old and in with the new. My kitchen resolution for 2010 is to try new things, whether that brings success or failure. Never one to shy away from cooking things I may have no idea how to cook, this past year I found failures and triumphs in the kitchen. I failed miserably at yakibuta ramen with pork belly, ruining my boyfriend's taste for pork for the foreseeable future...And I succeeded at my own homemade shrimp and butternut squash tamales. I am still working on getting the recipe posted, because it is quite complicated but thoroughly worth the time and effort. Another success was Ina Garten's Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Marscapone filling. Holiday guests really enjoyed the rich decadence and it was a stunner. I present a picture of my pumpkin roulade, with a link to Ina Garten's recipe. I can take no credit for the recipe, I went by the book on this one; and it was delish, so thank you Ina!
As far as cooking goals go for this year: I want give sushi-making a try, I'd like to perfect a rack of pork, a beef wellington is in my future, and perhaps try my hand at pork belly one more time.
I'll be sure to keep you updated on my journey.
Until next time...Happy Cooking and Happy New Year!