I made cornbread in my eight inch cast iron skillet. Light and crumbly -- delicious bread with a little honey! I used this recipe from Bake or Break, but added in a little pepper jack cheese, just because I wanted to! Served it with a small salad and sesame crusted gulf fish -- I believe the vendor at the farmer's market referred to this fish as seabream, but no-one I know has ever heard of this fish??? Big hit with M.!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
A coffeecake Monday morning led right into a guilty salad lunch. I do like to make my own salad dressings and it is so easy and great tasting! Those are my ingredients on the left for the vinaigrette -- olive & sesame oil, soy sauce, lemon juice & zest, cayenne, parsley & sesame seeds for the top of the salad.
Crescent City Farmers Market. I was looking at these beautiful persimmons and wondering what one might do with the fruits when I overheard the vendor talking to another customer and I had a true star sighting -- I was shopping at the farmer's market right next to Sara Roahen! I was too excited and shy to tell her how much I enjoyed her book -- that it made me cry and inspired me so! So, I will admire her from afar and share her book with you here and recommend it to you all -- if you love New Orleans, if you love to cook, if you love to eat in New Orleans, if you -- well I could go on, but it is a MUST read! For those of you that live here, it will make your heart feel good and for those of you who don't know about living here, I would love to hear what you think. I checked the book out at the Alvar Street library (so small & cute) right around the corner from our house! I had forgotten about the library, you know, they let you borrow books! Amazing!
I had lunch this week with my dear friend, K., at Pupuseria La Macarena -- it was delicious!!! Pupusias -- I didn't know! Really... sthis is a dish I had not tasted before and pupusa's -- what a deliciously sinful treat!! Everything about the restaurant: the condiments, presentation, freshness, quality and the character of the foods were so easy to understand, not to mention digest!!
Yummy, yum yum!
Monday, October 5, 2009
M. wanted a coffeecake. Because I rarely say no to a sweet treat request, i took this recipe from smittenkitten.com and made it with blueberries. After having toured a friend's recently acquired old Bakery in the Marigny today which has been repurposed as two living spaces, I thought it particularly appropriate to bake. YEA!! -- it turned out great (& super suitable for punching out a cute shape with a cookie cutter!) My cute shape was a circle.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Peeled some shrimp.
Made some shrimp stock for the freezer.
Not sure what to make with the shrimp tomorrow -- any suggestions?