Monday, August 23, 2010

This week in the kitchen

Monday/23-Aug-10: Made up a whole recipe of Homemade Sausage (30MinPasta, p161), expecting to use it for dinner tonight, but finally noticed that it should sit in the fridge overnight to blend its flavors. Oops, we won't be having the planned dinner tonight, but I've got one lump in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner and one in the freezer for whatever. Yesterday there was sweet corn at Intermarché, for the second time this summer. (The label says sans OGM, without GMO, but one doubts if there's anything left in the world untainted by GMO nowadays. And the EU is getting read to cave in to the US on this. Boo.) We had that for dinner along with a big salad that included the rest of the grilled veggies that didn't get used on last night's pizza. For afters, there was a bit Reblochon.

Tuesday/24-Aug-10: This evening we had Cornmeal and Italian Sausage (GreeneGrains) made with Giuliano Hazan's sausage, accompanied by a big salad of rucola. The polenta pie was good. I froze half of it to cook another time. This was the last (I hope) recipe for the CookbooksEtc contest.

Wednesday/25-Aug-10: Tonight was Havana Prawns (MC 2BTried, not a keeper) and Hot Jamaican Rice (MC). The shrimp were tasty, but the sauce of rum and brown sugar was not. Too sweet, but what should I expect?

Thursday/26-Aug-10: Put the lamb for Tandoori Lamb Chops on to marinate before were were off to visit to the gardens at l'Abrègement. We lunched at Nanteuil, so we had rewarmed leftover pizza with our fruit in the evening.

It was hot today. 36C. I'm melting.

Friday/27-Aug-10: For breakfast there was Scrambled Egg Burrito (CtryCityEgg, p53). This was meant for camping, I guess, so definitely under "elaborated". But the idea of warming the tortillas right on top of the eggs was a nice one.

Lunch started with Onion Bhadji (Q&E, p20) and a half dose of the Fresh Green Chutney (Q&E, p113). I made the bhadji with the chopped onions as Jaffery asks, rather than the strips as they do at Anmols. We decided that we preferred the strips. The chutney was good as always. I used the frozen cilantro, which worked ok.

The Tandoori Lamb Chops (BH&G? mag clipping, soon to be MC) were quite good, a rub worth keeping. Served these with Zucchini in a Yogurt Dressing (MC, SpiceKitch, p58) and Rice with Peas and Dill (Q&E, p103), both recipes we've had before several times. Yum. A nice meal.

Yogurt on overnight.

Saturday/28-Aug-10: Late lunch was a loose interpretaton of Courgette met Tijm en Bieslook (Allerhande, soon to be MC), zucchinis stuffed with goat cheese and herbs. Accompanied by a salad of romaine. Ended with mini-Magnums.

Have some plum ice cream ready to freeze tomorrow. Looks like the results of the CookbooksEtc ingredient contest won't be announced till the middle of next week.

We have a bumper harvest of assorted cherry tomatoes from the garden.

Sunday/29-Aug-10: We lunched at the Chateau de la Redorterie today, prior to a concert in the church in Lésignac. Only a bit of fruit in the evening.

CookbooksEtc Ingredient Contest 2010
  1. 23-May/28-May: strawberries — Balsamic Strawberries with Arugula and Goat Cheese
  2. 29-May/4-Jun: cheese — Spinach-Stuffed Anchos
  3. 5-Jun/11-Jun: whole wheat flour — Ned and Crescent's Favorite Multigrain Pancakes
  4. 12-Jun/18-Jun: ground pork or pork sausage — Curried Rice Noodles with Ground Meat
  5. 19-Jun/25-Jun: blueberries — Tarte Amandine à la Myrtille
  6. 26-Jun/2-Jul: salmon — Almond-Crusted Grilled Salmon with Garlic Sauce
  7. 3-Jul/9-Jul: potatoes — Potatoes and Peas in a Yoghurt Sauce
  8. 10-Jul/16-Jul: elbow macaroni — Macaroni Salad
  9. 17-Jul/23-Jul: tomatoes — Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
  10. 24-Jul/30-Jul: dates — Date and Onion Salad
  11. 31-Jul/6-Aug: butterscotch chips — Chocolate Chip Cookies and the oven disaster
  12. 7-Aug/13-Aug: pecans — Peppered Pecans
  13. 14-Aug/20-Aug: mango or peaches — Grilled Shrimp with Green Mangoes and Red Lime Sauce
  14. 21- Aug/27-Aug: cornmeal or Italian sausage — Cornmeal and Italian Sausage

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