New Class Schedule, New Recipes & A New Year

The JonathansHappy 2017! To start, we want to thank you so much for continuing to take interest in our classes, the programs of the Fullerton Arboretum, Yorba Linda Public Library and other locales in our community! We are so excited to announce our upcoming  Table & Field 2017 class schedule with you. 

Our Upcoming 2017 Schedule:

Celebrating Valentine’s Day  – Fullerton Arboretum, Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 PM

There’s nothing more romantic on Valentine’s Day than a homemade dinner for two.  Our meal rivals any that you’d enjoy in a fine restaurant, and we are using decadent Valrhona Chocolate to flavor our dessert – a Valentine’s favorite.  On the Menu: Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche, Tableside Caesar Salad with Torn Garlic Croutons, Duck Fat Oven Roasted Potatoes, Steak Diane, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse. Sign up here. 

Springtime Menu: Bright & Clean Flavors – Fullerton Arboretum, Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM Continue reading “New Class Schedule, New Recipes & A New Year”

Our Holiday Entertaining Cooking Class Is This Week!

img_7849Hello Friends!

Don’t forget that our Holiday Entertaining Class at the Fullerton Arboretum will be held this Thursday, November 17th. Class begins at 6pm. The Jonathans will be preparing, from scratch, an entire holiday menu. As a class participant, you will get to experience all the preparations and instruction, receive a recipe booklet and of course get to enjoy the multi-course meal (complete with wine and dessert). Sign up here.

Cheers,

Table & Field

Green Goddess Dressing Recipe – As Promised!

IMG_0922Did you attend our recent class, Farmers’ Market Fresh, at the Yorba Linda Public Library? If so, you may recall that we promised to post the recipe we used to create the Green Goddess-style dressing made to accompany the fresh vegetables. Well, here is that recipe, folks! Enjoy!

Cheers,

Table & Field

Green Goddess Dressing

Makes about 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup good mayonnaise
1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (6 to 7 scallions)
1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 teaspoons chopped garlic (2 cloves)
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup sour cream

Directions:

Place the mayonnaise, scallions, basil, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy paste, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the sour cream and process just until blended. (If not using immediately, refrigerate the dressing until ready to serve.)

New Year, New Fun, New Class!

Citrus Bounty
It’s citrus season! Read on for recipes and ideas and take advantage of that backyard bounty!

Welcome to 2016, and to a year that is already brimming with potential! We wanted to show you what we’ve been up to and  share a few photos and links. Additionally, Jonathan Duffy Davis and Jonathan Dye will be back in the Arboretum kitchen on February 18th for their next Thursdays in the Kitchen class, “Spring Flavors” on Thursday, February 18th!  If you’re interested in joining us, please REGISTER HERE. Continue reading “New Year, New Fun, New Class!”

A Holiday Update from Jonathan Dye

Christmas 2015 - Nephews

It’s Christmas! This is such a great time of year for so many reasons, from family and friends to seasonal aromas and festive decorations. In the spirit of all that is good about this time of year, I wanted to share a few things I’ve been working on and some photos from season’s past, as well as recipe for what I think are the finest chocolate chip cookies around – perfect to entertain family with or to enjoy for yourself.

Giving food is one of the best ways I’ve found to let someone know that I care about them, and this year I prepared two dishes to bring to family gatherings throughout the month.  Continue reading “A Holiday Update from Jonathan Dye”

Testing Recipes for Next Week’s Class!

We are so excited to be back at the Fullerton Arboretum this Thursday, August 27th for our cooking class, “Simple & Sophisticated Entertaining.” (If you haven’t had the chance to sign up, follow this link to the Fullerton Arboretum’s registration page!)

In class, we’ll be preparing:

  • Crostini with Manchego Cheese
  • Seasonal Tomato Salad with Sherry Vinegar
  • Marinated Grilled Beef with Carrot Top Chimichurri
  • Dulce de Leche Cookies (known as Alfajores)

Continue reading “Testing Recipes for Next Week’s Class!”

Summer Is On The Way, And So Is The Stone Fruit!

Nectarine Coffee Cake

May is almost through and Summer is so close! At the market this past weekend, I was caught by the pleasant aroma of some nectarines… stone fruit and summer, what a combination! I know it’s likely too early for the nectarines to be local, but I had to scoop them up! They proved to be as delicious as they were fragrant, and I became nostalgic for recipes that could put their sweet, delicious character on display. I was reminded of the first class I taught at the Fullerton Arboretum, where Jonathan Davis and I made a lovely coffee cake using plums. Continue reading “Summer Is On The Way, And So Is The Stone Fruit!”

A Jonathan Dye Dispatch: Parisian-Inspired Celebratory Cake

I had the chance to travel to Paris in March, and have gained the weight to prove that in the city… there’s nothing better to do than to EAT! From brasseries to bistros to corner bakeries and cheese mongers, the city is ready to feed you, and feed you well! Here in the States, we are no stranger to crêpes. They are sweet or savory, and always a pleasure. Making crêpes is fun, and I love to make the en masse so that I can do the work at once and reap the benefits for weeks to come (they freeze well). Selfishly, I like to make a double batch of batter, put on a movie in the kitchen, and spend 2 hours watching an old flick and flipping French pancakes.  Continue reading “A Jonathan Dye Dispatch: Parisian-Inspired Celebratory Cake”

Strawberry & Lavender Hand Pie Recipe (Seasonal & Sophisticated Entertaining Class Recap)

Thanks so much to everyone that attended our 4/23 Thursday In The Kitchen class at the Fullerton Arboretum! The above photos highlight some of the dishes created! We had a great time reconnecting with so many familiar faces and meeting a few new friends. Please keep reading to access the promised recipe for those delicious Strawberry Lavender Hand Pies. If you enjoyed the class, consider signing up for some of our upcoming classes and bringing along a friend! Classes for May through September are open for registration through the Arboretum’s website: www.fullertonarboretum.com – click on “Register for Classes” and then look for “Thursdays in the Kitchen.”  Continue reading “Strawberry & Lavender Hand Pie Recipe (Seasonal & Sophisticated Entertaining Class Recap)”

Cooking on the Farm: Over the Fire and Under the Stars

Aguanga - Cooking with Fire

Jonathan Davis has been fast at work making a homestead on his farm in Aguanga, but there is always time to cook a great meal. Whether it is for his family or for visiting friends, these creative and exciting al fresco feasts are met with great anticipation. Jonathan makes regular use of his outdoor barbeque, fueled not just by natural charcoal, but also by native Ribbonwood, which grows in abundance on his property. Continue reading “Cooking on the Farm: Over the Fire and Under the Stars”