Monday, July 15, 2013

This week in the kitchen

Monday/15-Jul-13: Clean-out-the-fridge day. Corn on the cob that I got at Intermarché last Friday. Sautéed shallot, garlic, red bell pepper, zucchini (the last of the broccoli was moldy). Provence herbs. Served over brown rice. A bit blah in taste, but the last of the Fourme d'Ambert helped. Double chocolate mini magnums for a dog walk, looking for Sophie.

Tuesday/16-Jul-13: Yogurt on overday.

Off to Roc de Boeuf for lovely dinner this evening. Now I need to try to find recipes for the terrine of beef tongue that Ed had as a starter and the pastilla d'agneau that I had as a main.

Wednesday/17-Jul-13: We met Jody and Steve for dinner at a restaurant in Chabanais this evening, them coming from Barcelona and we coming from home. After a nice meal we lead them home.

Buchwheat Bread (BigGerman, p38) on overnight.

Thursday/18-Jul-13: Yogurt on overday.

Shopped today.

Dinner: Started with melon, some of the Serrano ham Jody and Steve brought from Spain, and a slog of pineau. At the store, got some saumon crepinettes for our evening meal, what turned out to be a fish pâté topped with salmon, wrapped in crepin, caul fat, to hold it together. Barbecuing didn't seem to work, so I put them in a hot skillet to cook. Only to discover they really were cooked, just no browning or grill marks. Turned out to be pretty good. We grilled a bunch of veg as a go-with (yellow and red bell peppers, big shroom, eggplant quartered lengthwise). For after, we ate lots of bits of cheese.

Friday/19-Jul-13: Jody did most of the work, and I finished up some of Fatima's Apricot Jam. 6-1/2 AH jars worth of what looks to be a bit runny jam. Tastes good though.

Dinner started with Cold Beetroot with Cream (Pomiane, p180), an old favorite. Then there was Roast Easter Lam with White Wine (ClassItal, p408), a tasty way to do a lamb's shoulder. This was accompanied by Golden Potato and Porcini Gratin (web), a not bad substitute for Sliced Potatoes Baked with Porcini and Fresh Cultivated Mushrooms, Riviera Style (ClassItal, p522), which I'd have made if I'd had any fresh mushrooms. We finished up quickly and went to try to see badgers emerging from their sett in a nearby wood. No luck there.

Yogurt on overnight.

Saturday/20-Jul-13: Walked 8k at a randonnée nocturne this evening, so not much happened in the kitchen.

Sunday/21-Jul-13: Started ice cream for tomorrow. Started chicken marinating for tomorrow.

For dinner Ed bbq'd the brochettes and sausage we bought earlier in the week. I made some Broccoli e Zucchini in Insalata (VegCarluccio, p53) again. Steve sautéed some chanterelles we found at the grocery store. Boiled up the corn on the cob we got earlier in the week.

After dinner, we put together an apricot tart for tomorrow. Have finally used up all the apricots; quite a few were already spoiled.

Yogurt on overnight.

Progress on goals
This week: #1 IHCC/COOKBOOKS: no, #2 VEG/FISH: 1
This month: #3 PASTA: no, #4 BREAD: no

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