Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dishes I have prepared recently...

Which has kept me busy and is probably why I have flurries of blogging, followed by a month of silence. Anyhoo...

Thai Green Been and Shrimp Salad
Turkey Burgers
Roasted Thai Chicken (brined, rubbed and grilled with a sweet chili sauce on the side)
Hollandaise Sauce (yayyyyyy-boooooo)
Vinaigrette (haven't purchased dressing in months!)
Braised Pork Butt in Plum Sauce
Wheat Rolls
ZInfandel Beef Stew
Blueberry Muffins
Spinach Quiche


... and Dessert!
Crème Brulée, Caramel Sauce
and helped with a nearly-flourless Chocolate Cake with some French name
  

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fabulous Vegetable Garden

On a recent vacation to Eastern Washington, I got to do a LOT of things. Visit my family (which I love), float down the Little Spokane River, bake pies with my mom, hike, practice shooting an arrow, see deer, moose, turkeys, bats, beavers, a rock show, AND check in on my parents vegetable garden. It was a strange summer up there too, so the garden was a little less predictable. But nonetheless, it was productive. Nothing is better than the earthy flavor of a carrot freshly pulled out of the ground.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hollandaise

You taste delicious.. but sometimes I turn my back, and you put on your ugly face. Why do you do it? Are you too hot? Too cold? Too quick? Not liquid-y enough? 


I made Eggs Florentine this morning, but jeez, I could use the practice on perfecting hollandaise AND poaching eggs. Success, but certainly not mastery. I have the feeling I'll be eating lots of florentine. I guess I know what I'll be having for breaky tomorrow too.