Friday, June 24, 2011

When squash are coming out your ears

Here's a super fast recipe for those times when your squash plants are producing more squash than you can eat. This isn't the case for me right now since we didn't plant a garden this year, but in years past I've had my squash plants try to take over the entire backyard and it seems like all the squash is ready all at once.  Super fast and really easy.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The best cauliflower I have ever eaten...

I love vegetables. But sometimes I have a hard time finding a way to make them exceptional. My standard for side dishes is usually just to buy one of those steam-in-bag veggie mixes and call it good.  But sometimes, if a recipe I find elsewhere includes a side dish, I fall in love with it and forget all about the main dish.  This was the case with the recipe for Spicy Cauliflower from Martha Stewart's website.  Originally it was "Roasted Salmon with Spicy Cauliflower," but the salmon portion of the meal wasn't that exciting.  I can salt and pepper a salmon myself, but the cauliflower was inspired.  I can't remember now if it was out of one of her magazines originally (I subscribe to a few), but I have definitely bookmarked it online for future use.  But just in case I lose my bookmarks, here is the recipe for posterity.  Sadly, I snorked it all down before thinking about taking a picture.

Friday, June 17, 2011

That's me

I am not one of those cooks who have a routine. In fact, I seldom make the same thing twice. I tell people I like variety, which is true, but to be honest I also have a hard time remembering where I found the recipe for that dish-I-made-a-few-months-ago-that-we-loved-and-would-like-to-have-again. And to make matters worse, I'm not the most creative of cooks. I'm getting better, but it is a learning process. I can't just throw some random stuff from the fridge and pantry together and expect it to turn out anything remotely similar to the dish I made out of a cookbook by a James Beard awarded author. Or anyone else really. So this is where I will document the dishes we really love and would like to try again.