Tag Archives: vegetable

Stacked with flavor…

A long day, yielded the will to make a delicious eggplant parm supper! After making a trip to a fresh vegetable market and picking up some plump purple lovelies, it was time to head home and start the prep work for what would be a delightful supper…
Everything started by making a big pot of sauce; it was then off to slicing the eggplants and then dusting each in flour, dipping in egg and a quick coating in breadcrumbs and it was then time to start frying.
After all was crisp, it was time to build up and create the perfect marriage… a layer of sauce, then eggplant, some grated pecorino and mozz, basil and then repeated…
A quick bake in the oven and it was time to sit down, sip a glass of wine, slice into and then enjoy!

at a low simmer…
-R

20130728-202806.jpg

20130728-202812.jpg

20130728-202820.jpg

20130728-202825.jpg

20130728-202833.jpg

20130728-202840.jpg

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

a co-op… minus the board!

Finally it’s the weekend, and what a great weekend it should be! Tomorrow there is a great food co-op that I heard about when visiting that indoor farmers market last Sunday. My goal is to make it there tomorrow to check out, as well as show my support. The co-op offers a number of enticing products with a prime focus on┬álocal items/vendors. The list seems endless and includes local varieties of honey, artisanal cheeses, fresh farm eggs, grass-fed meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables to name a few! Also from what I understand, this weekend is going to have a great deal of additional vendors participating which should be wonderful. It would be incredible to be able to come home with a bounty of meats, cheeses and veg that I can create amazing dishes with during the coming week! Fingers are crossed that this co-op will lend itself to providing just that, but regardless I am excited to hopefully just take a trip there and be a part of it! If I do make it there tomorrow, be prepared for a full report…

at a low simmer…

-R

Tagged , , , , ,

curry is so very… yummy!

After a quick trip to the market, there was a bounty of fresh veg that was going to make an appearance in tonight’s dinner… chicken curry. So after a few minutes of slicing and dicing, dinner prep was well underway. Red peppers, mushrooms and eggplant met their match over a medium flame, tossed around with some chicken breast. An addition of coconut milk and some curry paste started to bring everything together. After bringing everything to a soft boil, and then reducing to a simmer the sauce thickened beautifully. During the last few minutes of cooking, I added some water chestnuts and bamboo shoots for a slight bit of crunch. Off the heat, I plated everything over some nutty brown rice. A perfect meal to end a perfect day!

at a low simmer…
-R

20120222-210503.jpg

20120222-210522.jpg

20120222-210602.jpg

Tagged , , , , , , , ,