Friday, October 26, 2007

Fall Days

I got lucky today! Rob and I had a rare day off together ~ I slept till 9:30, waking up to the smell of bacon (mmmm bacon). Rob made me a HUGE breakfast ( I didn't actually eat ALL of that bacon>)

After breakfast, we ran some errands; I went to the library for the first time in 4 months (so glad the strike is over). The weather was gorgeous, crisp and clear. All the leaves are turning too. I love this time of year...

In the late afternoon we watched a movie together, napped and generally luxuriated in our not working state.

The plan for dinner was simple ~ salmon, rice, salad. But while in the market, we saw the most beautiful chanterelles, so I had to grab some of those.
Unfortunately, as I started to prepare dinner, I discovered that the salmon was less than fresh smelling. Change of tack; I marinated the salmon with olive oil, lemon and tarragon. The mushrooms were sauteed with tarragon, butter and white wine, then I made a cream sauce and added the mushroom mixture to it, before spooning it over the cooked salmon.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sunday Dinner

Rob was curious about Rabbit ~ having never eaten it, so he brought one home from work. I used a recipe from Bones for Herb-Roasted Stuffed Rabbit and served it with couscous and Carrots glazed with bay, orange and honey.

The Verdict? He thinks its tasty but totally not worth the 30 dollars/rabbit they charge at his work.
I made a fantastic rabbit dish way back in culinary school, but despite my best efforts searching through the archives, I cannot find it ~ I think it was the day I forgot to bring my camera to class... It was a fun stroll down memory lane though!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Dinner with Katie and Ryan

The pictures aren't the best... I blame the fabulous wine that Katie brought....

Caramelised Onion and Gruyere Tart with Green Salad

Lamb, Fall Vegetables and a yam and Potato Cake.

"Pearfait" (name courtesy of Katie)
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Monday, October 01, 2007

Inspiration and Motivation

Without going into details, my life has been lacking in both inspiration AND motivation. I am hoping by actually posting I can start the ball rolling. Tomorrow I am having dinner guests, so I am getting a little bit excited about cooking...
Of course, I have no idea what I am actually going to cook ;D