Tuesday, August 29, 2006

a few things from august

smoked salmon and shallots with capers and lemon on rice

salmon rice

kale with garlic, apple cider vinegar, chili pepper, sugar


mishmash of leftovers plus new food. smoked salmon, capers, shallots on thickly buttered french bread. sauteed turnips and turnip greens. half a salted and peppered broiled tomato. some bruschetta for the un-special pieces of bread.

salmon bread

a bowl of really old leftover mashed potatoes and shawerma from a Mediterranean place. the kimchee is not from there.

mashed leftovers

the eggplant disaster. ok, it wasn't that bad. but don't use corn masa in place of flour to batter and panfry these. kind of gritty. there's some pork chops hidden there that've been marinated with grated onion, garlic, mustard, chili sauce, and uh, lots of other stuff. i found the recipe in Joy of Cooking for Deviled Pork Chops. i did no tuse the suggested slow cooking for and hour and a half technique suggested though.. i cooked it on the stovetop.. came out a bit tough. was very flavorful though.

eggplant disaster

kimchee, gluten and peanuts, rice

jarred and canned food

really really bitter mustard greens, egg, mozzerella on bread

the food pyramid

trader joe's chili

chili and bread

young coconut and its juice. i hacked it open with a hammer.. i left my chinese limb-chopper cleaver at home...

monkey brains

Monday, August 07, 2006

french bread margherita

shredded fresh sweet basil covered with slices of fresh mozzerella on top of a baguette, toasted, then topped with slices of roma tomatoes. got the basil and tomaotes at a farmer's market.. they're delicious...

and a golden kiwi fruit.


Sunday, August 06, 2006

spam and mangos

been pretty busy lately. shrimp marinated in curry powder, preserved lemon, wine. (tasty!) diced zucchini and eggplant, onions, tomato sauce, curry power, tons of smushed garlic, don't remember what else. leftover insipid seafood paella (where that giant shrimp is from).



fried lower sodium spam on toast, a mango. crazy tasty.


some really weird tasting green beans, onions, eggplant, XO sauce. *note to self--lemons not good in that* roasted pork back ribs. rosemary, garlic, honey, olive oil, vinegar, salt/pepper. bland. needed longer and stronger marination than half an hour.


i've been eating watermelon every day for over a week. can't get enough of the stuff. but a change in dessert once in a while isn't bad. that night, we had pita bread toasted with garlic/salt/pepper/olive oil, canned Manhattan clam chowder, XO sauce stircooked greenbeans. went out for desserts with claire (extraordinary desserts had an extraordinarily long wait. went to little italy instead.)--her strawberry napoleon was delicious. my tiramisu wasn't nearly as photogenic.