Thursday, July 26, 2007

Inspiration

I attended a class at barbara Jo's tonight (love their classes) on Jams and Jellies, specifically Christine Ferber's Mes Confitures.
I used to do so much jam, jelly and preserve making, but time constraints have depleted my will to can. I am all fired up again after tonights class. The Tomato and Apple Jam with Rosemary has my name all over it and I can't wait to make it.
 


Oh and hi to Trevor's Friend in Winnipeg!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The dreaded veal

 

I had this fear of, or rather, aversion to, veal. Rob made veal chops for us once and I could barely eat them. My challenge this week was to make myself, at the very least, be able to eat them. I salted them very thoroughly before rubbing with garlic and allowing them to rest for an hour or so. Then I cooked them in a cast iron pan over medium high heat until they were a solid medium. Served with couscous and summer vegetable stew. The verdict? They were delicious!
 

We sipped a Spanish rose, recommended by the wonderful staff at Liberty Wines Granville Island. Possibly the new favourite of the summer.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Warm Pasta Salad

 

This is so simple, but quite tasty. Like a greek salad with warm pasta and shrimp sauteed in olive oil and lemon zest. Serve warm or even room temperature.

Friday, July 13, 2007

More hot weather meals

 

THis one was a salad of crisp vegetables and bean thread vermicelli with marinated seared beef. The dressing on the salad was a combination of rice wine vinegar, fresh ginger, sugar, sesame oil and fish sauce.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tomato Basil Tart, Halibut

 

The heat continues in Vancouver, and for the first time in a long time, I have time to cook almost every night of the week.
This is another simple meal~ a tomato basil tart with savoury mascarpone and Halibut poach/steamed with capers and pink peppercorns. We ate on the patio, sipping a glass of Soave.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

July 5th Dinner

Summer has finally arrived! And with it, my desire to cook rich food goes out the window.
 

Lemon Oregano Free Range Chicken Breast, Tabbouleh, Tomato, Cucumber, Kalamata Olive Salad.<

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

July 3 Dinner

Even when I was working away, too tired to blog (or partying away), I was still cooking and taking pictures. Here is the dinner I made on July 3rd.

Rack of Lamb with Fresh Pea and Mint Pesto, Smashed potato cakes and Honey Coriander Carrots.


Figs Braised in Balsamic and honey with Mascarpone.