Wednesday, January 25, 2006

the slowness of fast food part 1

Anyone who has ever tried making pizza from scratch will know the time it takes, making the dough, the toppings...i am very proud of myself because last night i attempted to make Flammenkueche or Alsace Pizza (compliments a Martha Schulman recipe)and I succeeded...yes even with the pizza dough..everything was perfect....even though i made some substitutes like lean bacon instead of the fatty not by choice but because that was what was in the fridge.
All the ingredients waiting to be made into a thin crispy pizza....

the fruits of my labour... crispy, thin and creamy...perfect!

...and since we had a bottle of the sparkly stuff from new years eve we had this with the pizza...who's says fast food has to be washed down with soft drinks!!

tomorrow on the menu....spicy chicken pizza

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

cooking together

There is a saying...no correct that...my saying is the couple that cooks together stays together...it is well into the new year and this is my first post ...shame, shame...i cant even say that i have been soo busy so no time to write cause this would have been definitely not true...i think i am just lazy....the curse of Garfeild!
Even though i have been lazy i have still been cooking and enjoying it even more since i have my darling in the kitchen and to make matters even better we go food shopping together...very sweet.
Sunday night our cable was down so we decided to stay in and enjoy a movie night and of course a delicious meal, on the menu that night....
Baked snapper on Fennel

Baked Endives in an orange reduction

Red cabbage salad

and penne pasta (for my darling)
The food was really tasty and fresh...thanks so much to the wonderful wet market at Xin Yuan Li....
I am looking forward to a wonderful year of cooking and eating with my darling...