Friday, May 14, 2010


Just the quick list of this week’s recipes, culinary adventures, etc.

Top Cooking Faves from this week:

Pork Loin with Fennel and Mashed Potatoes & Celeric from our Mother’s Day Cooking Project.
Chicken Breast Marbella the updated version of the now classic Silver Palate recipe.

Eggplant Relish with Sliced Roasted Pork Tenderloin—the relish is going to become a new condiment in the repertoire.

Braised Rabbit with Carrots and Leeks a wonderful stew and yes, it did taste like chicken! LOL!!

Pan Roasted Split Chicken Breasts in Cast Iron Skillet—Simple? Yes! Tasty? Double Yes!

This week’s Leftover Winner: Sliced Loin of Pork with Fennel

Things I learned:

Out of necessity I learned how to butcher rabbits! Not necessarily the most fun I’ve had. The butcher didn’t cut them up as ordered but sent whole skinless (thankfully) rabbits complete with heads and some internal organs still attached! Gives new meaning to minimally processed!

Glitches and/or disasters:

One of the wheels on my Rolling Contractor’s Tool Kit broke off!! Of course this was on the way into a clients’apartment! Required me to carry it from the kitchen to the elevator, then out of the building and down the block to the parked car! UGH! Guess I’m going shopping!

All the other Ingredients:

Looks like we’re finally getting to the end of the Aero Garden’s harvest of Basil, Thyme and Chives. Time to start thinking about the next project for the 3 pod herb garden. The basil was great the thyme a little milder than expected and the chives a complete waste of time! Used a good amount of the basil in a pasta dish this week, just sautéed garlic and heirloom cherry tomatoes mixed with basil and Parmigiano Reggiano! Honestly the basil and cheese were awesome, the tomatoes not so much!

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