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First Crop, What Now?

In Random Acts of Food on May 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm

We planted our first ever garden on April 4th and look what we have now!  A million radishes.  Other than radish stew, I have no idea what to do with them.  So far I’ve just been munching on them for snacks now and then.

Radishes from Seed

I’m going to check out this site when I have more time:  radish blog

Royal Lunch Menu!

In Random Acts of Food on April 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

Highland Coo

This is what I had for lunch today.  (Everything but the highland cow.)  I couldn’t photograph it all…just too overwhelming.

  • Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
  • Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
  • Roulade of Goats Cheese with Caramelised Walnuts
  • Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws
  • Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini
  • Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart
  • Poached Asparagus spears with Hollandaise Sauce for Dipping
  • Quails Eggs with Celery Salt
  • Scottish Langoustines with Lemon Mayonnaise Pressed Confit of Pork
    Belly with Crayfish and Crackling
  • Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson
  • Bubble and Squeak with Confit Shoulder of Lamb
  • Grain Mustard and honey-glazed Chipolatas
  • Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole
  • Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Fillet of Beef and Horseradish
    Mousse
  • Gateau Opera
  • Blood Orange Pate de Fruit
  • Raspberry Financier
  • Rhubarb Crème Brulee Tartlet
  • Passion Fruit Praline
  • White Chocolate Ganache Truffle
  • Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

Pause to Remember

In Random Acts of Food on March 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Udon

Remembering the Japanese

Dessert Flown in from Paris!!!

In Random Acts of Food on March 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Look what my husband brought home from Paris for me.  I plan on eating the whole thing before the kids get home.

Nougat from Paris

Laduree

Actually I will only eat half and hide the other half for later.  See, this is why it is so hard to eat healthy.  I may be able to say no to refined sugar except when it comes in this form. I wasn’t going to eat it today but I opened it up and found out it was PINK.  Now I have to eat it. Pink makes me happy.

  • Ladurée Champs Elysées, 75, avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris

Have you had anything pink today?

Lent at Hooters?

In Random Acts of Food on March 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

This is why the United States of America is going to helll in a handbasket.  It is not because of the Muslim Brotherhood or whatever.  It is because, as a nation, we have lost our way.

What?!??!

Don’t just laugh.  Examine yourself.

So, did you only laugh?

1978 to 2011 Peace Lunch

In Healthy Lunches, Random Acts of Food on January 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Peace Lunch

Egyptian Ful:  Saute large chopped onion in 2 tsp olive oil. Add 5 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp cumin, salt, pepper, 15 oz can fava beans. Stir and cook a bit then put a cover on sauce pan and simmer for awhile.  Add juice of 1/2 lemon.  Process in food processor, add chopped parsley and serve beside…

Israeli couscous:  Boil 2 1/2 cups of water, box of large pearl couscous, 1 Tbsp olive oil for 12 minutes then put lid on for about 5 minutes off the heat.  Add jar of marinated artichoke hearts, 1 tsp ground coriander, salt. Serve under…

One fried egg with…

Peanut butter in honor of history.