Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eggplant and Potato Curry

I am saving all of Tristan's recipes so I can use them later...
AND I am going to exclude all the ONIONS :(
I got this pic from "LIKE A LOCAL" blog...


Chop 2 large onions

simmer in vegetable oil with

4 tbsps Bolst's Hot Curry Powder (the best)

Chop 8 (2 lbs or so) potatoes into 1" cubes

add to the onions/curry and turn up heat to medium, stir often

Chop 1 eggplant into 1" cubes

add to the onions/curry/potato, stir often

cook 10 min

add 1-2 cups boiling water

stir, turn heat down to simmer and cover

crush 2 cloves of garlic into the mix

simmer 10 min

drain a large can (or 2 regular ones) of chick peas (garbanzo beans) and rinse them

add to the mix

add 2 tbsps Garam Masala (aromatic spice blend)

stir in to the mix

serve over Basmati Rice with Raitha (grated cucumber in yogurt) and Peshwari Naan (if you can get it)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

SO my friend sent me the instructions for his Quiche
I am going to leave out the onion for sure!

1/2 stick of butter
1 cup flour
crumble in together until it is like crumbs
add a bit of cold water
and knead into dough
cover - put in fridge
oh yeah and a tablespoon of DIJON mustard in the dough
and sautee in olive oil
until translucent
wash 1lb spinach

(onion is in a BIG pan)
throw in all the spinach
lid on - heat low
stir occasionally
grate cheese...
I used 1 cup "swiss"
1/2 cup parmesan
whisk 3 eggs with 1 cup cream
add cheese to the egg/cream combo
take the spinach off when it is wilted
chop it up a bit
take out the dough
roll it on floured surface
about 12" across
push into a greased 9" tin
so it covers the sides and bottom
mix the spinach into the egg combo
put it all into the pastry
meanwhile your oven has been heating ro 400F
bung it in
bung = chuck
40 mins or so until the top begins to brown
I threw on some sun dried toms 10 min before the end
so quite easy to make
a bit messy
oh also salt & pepper in the filling

Sunday, January 04, 2009


I got Rhum Baba/rum baba from Au Peche (mignon).

It was heavenly

I looked better before we put the cover on in the store

Saturday, January 03, 2009


I didn't get the boucherondin.
They just didn't have it.
I talked to the cheese girl.
She said they usually have it but didn't order it.
I can check back later in the week she says.
I kind of don't feel complete not having it.
I suppose I will have to make do
I wish I got all the things on my list.
Somehow the cheese has become very important to have.


Banana and Chocolate chip

Sounds to me like a great combination :)

New Things

So I never really gave these items a chance before, but I will.
I have gotten tired of meat (a little), so I want to experiment with different flavors.

More Feta for me :)

I never really liked Olives before I had these...Kalamata

I like Sundried Tomatoes

I am partial to goat cheese but I couldn't find boucherondin in the store :(
I got a little frantic. I had to find it. I became a little sad when it was clear that the 'cheese guy' didn't know what I was talking about.
I will try another store today

I am now really into pesto

We can put it all together on sourdough Boule!

E Pudding

I saw this at The Fresh Market and although I am really skeptical I am going to try it because a friend of mine described it to me.
So here it is...

English Pudding

So help me, if this is bad!
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