Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hot and Sour Rhubarb and Crispy Pork with Noodles and Rapini. AKA Why I love Jamie Oliver.

Saw this on "Jamie at Home" and had to try it out. Honestly delicious. The rapini was a great match and didn't over-take the pork at all. So brilliant, Jamie called it pukka!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Canine component

Since I did not provide a dinner photo, I thought I would post a photo of the dog component of the blog. Meet Hazel, my young plott hound female. She isn't always so laid back, but almost. More to come on Hazel, no doubt.

Herb Crusted Barbeque Chicken with purple carrots and fingerling potatoes

Chicken (bone-in, skin-on) was rubbed (under and on top of the skin) with a combo of fresh rosemary and thyme, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Fingerling potatoes and purple carrots were dressed simply with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Everything done on the grill (yay, spring!). I should have taken a photo. oops.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

lookin' sharp!

After soaking our whetstone for the last two days on the kitchen counter Sasha took the hint and is now making me very happy by sharpening our knives. Yay! I love sharp fingers, however, are a little less thrilled. Mental note: no distractions in the kitchen for the next few months.

Dinner tonight was a tofu and vegetable satay on a bed of quinoa. It had been planned for yesterday until we saw the arctic char which hijacked our dinner. The tofu benefited from the extra day in the marinade. Nice dinner but nothing special, it's sort of our idea of fast food.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Arctic Char with Edamame, family style

Tonight's dinner was a whole oven-baked Artic Char stuffed with dill, garlic and lemon and a side of edamame sauted in brown butter, kosher and Hawaian 'Alaea Red salt and finished with fresh dill. Yum. We both ate too much.

Virtual Memory

I probably should have done this months ago. Since finishing grad school and living the over-educated, unemployed, food-loving life, I've been cooking up some great meals. I have recently been running out of steam a little, and wish I could look over a list and photos of meals gone by. Well, I decided that this was the easiest way to do it...yes, at the risk of being yet another food blogger. I will likely include other tidbits of my life here and it might evolve into something else entirely. We'll see. I do like the idea of telling all the people I love who are scattered all over -with one post - about new things, as opposed to individual emails and phone calls. In all likelihood I am just lazy. In any case, this is basically for my own reference. If you've stopped by great, I hope you find something remotely interesting. If not, well, tough ;)