Archive for October, 2007

Yummy creamed turnips with apple, nutmeg and garlic bacon-roasted greens

Michael came over for dinner tonight and this was the result. The bacon was scrumptious. Delicious!

Time-Crunched Tamarind Potatoes

I’ll tell you one thing. I don’t like cooking in a rush. This evening, Michael and Elizabeth came over for dinner before the four of us went to see The Darjeeling Limited at the Moolah Theatre. I was generally pleased with how the dishes turned out, but was once again flailing around in the kitchen. […]

Recipe: Fall Fruity Couscous

Fall Fruity Couscous Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/2 cup water 1 cup couscous 4 fresh chopped figs 1 green apple, chopped & cored handful of walnuts 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup water several shakes of cinnamon In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup pomegranate juice and 1/2 cup of water to boil. Turn […]

Fireweed Jelly

This is the last of the jar of fireweed jelly that Michael brought us from his summer in Fairbanks, AK. He harvested the fireweed and made the jelly himself while he was up north. This jar also had some jalapeƱo in it, so it had a fiery taste as well as color. More please.

Recipe: Warm Pear Slices with Tangerines

Warm Pear Slices with Tangerines 4 pears 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves 4 tangerines peeled and segmented Quarter, core, and slice the pears. (I don’t usually peel them unless I am uncertain about their derivation.) Heat in saucepot with the butter, sugar, and powdered cloves for 4 to 5 minutes. […]

Lifting the Lid on Grilled Squid

Soaking the squid befor grilling Michael brought over some squid tonight and we grilled them right up. Sort of tricky to keep them from falling through the grate of the grill, but they turned out pretty tasty. Grilling the squid Michael making friends with the squid before we cooked it The final product – Grilled […]