Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This year a small group of us gathered at my brother's house for an earlier Easter dinner. The meal was fantastic and I was only a guest but really wanted to bring something to share. The recipe I chose was from Chocolate by Jean-Pierre Wybrauw. I picked this book up off of the discount rack at our local Barnes & Noble. I drool when I look at the pictures. My mother usually makes pies so I decided a nice chocolatey dessert might be a nice addition.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Lobster on celery root puree and roasted carrot with a mango rum glaze. The inspiration was a roasted carrots posted by Alanna Kellogg at http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/2011/04/bourbon-glazed-roasted-carrots.html#comment-form. The lobster and celery root purre was my concoction for the evening.
A fellow blogger, The Ungourmet, is having a tote giveaway from Veeshee.com. Go to http://www.theungourmet.com/2011/04/gear-up-for-summer-giveaway.html and enter. Also check out the great recipes. I have posted a sample check it out
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I have been intriqued with Laura Calder's French Food at Home. I tried her aubergine (eggplant) and cumin charlottes. Aside from a few Oops and a personal tweek or two of the recipe the charlottes turned out very nice. This recipe makes two servings.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I was watching French Food at Home, Laura Calder onteh food network and decided that I needed to try this recipe. I wanted to make this since it is flourless and my sister has to eat gluten free.
I am home alone for a few weeks and wanted to try something fresh. I raided the refrigerator and combined fresh vegetables with a pork tenerloin. I topped the meal off with a tomato and basil salad, and a homemade sparkling rum drink. Really yummy - let me know if you try this and what you think
Monday, April 4, 2011
No pictures and just a quick concoction. Our market started carrying ground chicken. Ms. I Love to Cook loves meartloaf but will not eat red meat. I tried a variation of this recipe a few weeks ago but was not really satisfied with the final product. This evenings meal was worthy of a post. As always when working with raw meat (especially chicken) be careful not to cross contaminate and wash hands, utensils, and work surfaces often.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
While I was preparing dinner I had a couple of pounded chicken breast left over so I threw together a quick late afternoon lunch. When I llived in Germany schnitzel came in all forms but Jaeger or hunter's schnitzel was one of my favorite. It is basically a mushroom cream base with meat of your choice. Since I do not do veal, chicken is my meat of choice.
I saw a recipe for Liver and Asparagus Terrine in a new book I picked up, Chicken by Pamela Clark. Since Ms. I Love to Cook doesn't eat red meat I thought I would solicit some help. Like always I don't exactly follow recipes but use them as spring boards to launch my own ideas/concoctions. Other than the asparagus and the great photo of the terrine, I think this is really something different but I plan to try Pamela's recipe soon.