Saturday, March 22, 2008

Latest meals

It's been over a month since I last posted. Not that I don't cook, or don' take photos, it's just that I've been excessively lazy and tired.

Still, here are a few of the meals I've had this week.

Last weekend, I made veal with olives and lemon. It was very very good, in a summery way. Summer is still a long lost dream at this point, let me tell you. It's been snowing for the past few days and even if the snow's melting as soon as it hits the ground, it's been rather unpleasant.

A nice baked apple stuffed with homemade pain d'épices and butter is the best dessert for such weather.

Then, inspired by what Paola said she had had for dinner, I set off to make my own version of pasta with chestnut mushrooms in a white wine, blue cheese (St-Agur-it's made with pasteurized milk) and cream sauce. Don't be fooled by the simple recipe method, it was comforting but still had enough grown-up complexity about it.

Next we have mashed potatoes enriched with quinoa, special thanks to Jesse who introduced me to this texturally and healthily interesting combination, with an entrecôte grilled in the pan, then marinated in lemon juice and olive oil, à la Nigella Express.

Lastly, some sharpish involtini following a recipe in Nigella Bites, filled with bulgur, feta, capers and pistachios for Mediterranean flavours.

I have plenty of archive pics to post, but I'm the type who prefers to tell about the latest things. Notice that I haven't even bothered to write up recipes, but if anyone's interested in anything, I'll happily oblige!


Kelly-Jane said...

All looks great Julie, I always forget about involtini, and I don't know why - it's such a good dish...

Anna said...

Good to see you back Julie! :-)
I've never made involtini, don't know why, I'm sure we'd all love them!

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Good to see you back blogging Julie, I've missed reading your lovely posts.

The veal looks stunning, I might make it this weekend.

Paola said...

Yum, yum! All the food looks awesome, Julie! It's good to read you again!


vonsachsen said...

Yes, please! Can I have that entrecot, please? Or the veal? It looks yummy!