Friday, August 27, 2010
I named this fruit salad Sheryl because she is a vegetarian and Gregg's cousin from Canada. I made this for her, I use simple dressing, just Olive Oil, Garlic salt, coarse black pepper and chopped mint. Most of the fruit were from our backyard, the cherry and sungold tomatoes, figs and grapes. Easy to make and save lots of money here, delicious too.
Chopped Fresh peppermint
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Evoo)
Coarse black pepper
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
My first Ice-Cream I made, thanks to Chef Neda for giving me an ice-cream maker as my birthday present a year ago. This one is also a recovery meal for me after my bad sore throat. Doctor suggested me to eat ice-cream, to cool my throat. And it is a soft food. Then I decided to make one, using Chef Neda's Vanilla ice-cream recipe as a guideline. See, I like to improvise. I have some milk left in the fridge and I bought heavy cream. Then I make a pint of a vanilla ice-cream, of cos with the Black Berry sauce. These black berries were from our neighbor, Mary Anne and Fran. They have black berries grown in their backyard.
1 cup Whole Milk
1 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1. Add all the ingredients together in a pot, simmer but not boiling. Once a little bubble starting to form at the side of the pot, pull aside to cool down a little.
2. Put the mixture, while still little warm, into the ice-cream maker. Let it stir for good 30 min or until it appears to be little crystalised and thick.
3. Put in a container and freeze for at least 4 hours.
Black Berries sauce:-
2 cups of black berries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
*cook them until thicken and syrupy.
Healthy but with the leftover Chicken wings. Ok, here is the story again. I had a very bad sore throat few weeks ago, so I had to be very careful on what I put into my mouth. I had soft baby food for days, to make sure that I am 100% recovered. So, I stopped cooking and posting on my blog for a while. When I was 99% better, I made all these food to satisfy my craving. The duck confit with berry sauce and the Recovery Fried Squash and Sole other than this one, Roasted Garden Beets, Garden Corns and Leftover BBQ Sauce Chicken Wings.
6-8 Small red beets with tops (clean them thoroughly)
Salt and Pepper
* Using aluminium foil, mixed all the ingredients evenly and wrap them. Roast them in the oven at 400 F for about 35-45 min until soft.
I dont know what was in my head after recovering from my bad sore throat few days ago. I was making squash tempura and pan fried sole, also the Duck Confit Berry Sauce crostini. Just Gregg and me, we had a feast. Well, this is very easy to make, just remember, fried food is once in a blue moon. So you can have a pot of oil and deep frying this squash dipped with easy batter.
Monday, August 2, 2010
This is one of the leftover makeovers I made after July 4th. Corn, vietnamese meat patti, hard boil egg, lots of mint and bean sprout, good chicken broth, home grown tomatoes and instant noodle. Easy, fast and healthy for you.