Tuesday, April 04, 2006

We made dinner the other night for a friend and so I decided to document it with photos. The first thing I did was trim a pork roast of most of the fat and then salted and peppered it, drizzled olive oil on it and tossed it with shallots and rosemary. Around the outside of the roast, I added new potatoes that were tossed with oil and garlic and sea salt. Boom, into the oven to cook for about 1.5 hours. The next thing I made was corn bread. 1 cup flour, 1 cup corn meal, 1/3 cup sugar, dash of baking powder and salt all in a bowl. Add 1 stick melted butter, 1 cup milk, 1 egg and about 1/2 cup olive oil and blend. Pour into cast iron pan and pop into the oven...done. Greg got in the act with the dessert, crispy apples, and so I documented his attitude towards apples and sugar :-) This dish is so easy to make and serves as a great "morning after " breakfast.
cube up your favorite apples and pears and toss with ginger, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, fresh nutmeg, and brown sugar (about 1/4 cup) and a small handful of flour. add raisins if you want.
Top with a mixture of 1. 5 cups quick cooking oats, 1.4 cup brown sugar, about 1/2 a stick of butter, and cinnamon. Blend topping in bowl until mixture looks like coarse meal and sprinkle on top of apple / pear mixture. Cook until top is golden and crispy.

Monday, April 03, 2006

haven't really been doing anything exciting in the kitchen. I did make butterscotch pudding for Sarah from 3Tides, cause it seems to be her favorite...ugghhh. (I used a jello mix)

Didn't get any feedback about the photos, so I'll cease those.

Back at you next week when I return from being on the road.

We drove down to Cape Cod to preview an auction. Took the dogs and drove there and back in one day...Greg is never coming on a business drive with me again, I can tell. We went to an auction preview and then went out for lunch...a difficult feat during the winter months on the cape. Found a place right near the auction house called the Lost Dog Pub in East Dennis. Lemme say that it was perfect in a pinch. Greg had fish and chips that he wolfed down because we hadn't eaten since 6am and it was about 3pm. I think he mumbled that the fish was great and the skinny fries he had were excellent. The rest of us had pesto pizza. I need to remember that pesto and pizza don't nessesarily go together. My pizza was excellent, but sooooo oily!
The interior of the place was very pub-like. I wonder if its that dark in the summer months too.

It was pretty great driving around Cape Cod.