Sunday, March 24, 2013

Broccoli Soup

Marcella Hazan's broccoli soup and pasta soup courtesy of The Wednesday Chef. Not easy, but yummy, and a great way to use up huge amounts of broccoli.

New recipe recap

Wow... getting the flu and then catching a cold right after that have really slowed me down. I tried a bunch of new recipes in March; here's a quick catch-up post on what worked and what didn't.

I tried a recipe of roasted tempeh and veggies with pomegranate molasses glaze. It wasn't AT ALL my speed, but my husband seemed to enjoy it. I might try it again with a different glaze.

On a brighter note, Smitten Kitchen struck gold again with this coconut bread. I didn't have flaked coconut so I used dried young coconut, finely chopped. Still delicious.

And another winner from Smitten Kitchen: cauliflower fritters. They didn't stick together properly but tasted delicious.

I needed to use up a bunch of Brussel sprouts and I stumbled onto this recipe of Brussel sprouts with a lime-honey-ginger glaze. Jack-pot! Quick and delicious. Definitely make again.

After we got back from Italy I wanted to try to recreate the flat-crust pizza that we ate over there. Well, I didn't get is crispy enough, but it was still yummy.

New recipe count: 17

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Old favorite: shrimp fried rice

One of the first things I learned how to cook as a teenager, and STILL one of my all-time favorite dinners, is the Williams Sonoma recipe for shrimp fried rice with basil and cilantro (or, as the new version up on the website clarifies, it's khao pad bai kraprow)

Just had to rave about it here, one more time...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Safely Home

We are safely returned from a week in Italy. I'll see about pictures a little later: my husband appropriated my camera early into the trip and took a number of great shots, which I currently cannot download to my computer.

Oy vey.

But we are back. The house is fine, the dog appears to be fine, and things already feel remarkably like normal. We timed our return perfectly with respect to Daylight Savings, in that we are now only 5 hours off of EDT instead of 6 hours.

I have 4 or 5 loads of laundry to accomplish. As I said, more later.