Friday, August 26, 2011

Ratatouille 3 Ways~

I love the Pixar movie Ratatouille. Why I don't own it yet is beyond me. I was thinking about how Ratatouille (the dish) reminded the bad guy of his childhood and how nostalgic it was for him. Of course, he's french.

But then I realized that ratatouille was nostalgic for me too. My mom made ratatouille in the mornings before work. She put black olives in them. That was my favorite part.

I bought made a batch of it and like always, made way too much.
So for the first night. We had ratatouille on paparradelle with fresh grated parmesean. (sorry no picks)
For the second night we had ratatouille with cheese tortellinis (pretty creative...not).

The last night I made whole wheat ratatouille calzones.

I'm pretty sure Austin and I got our fill of ratatouille for a while, but my mom would be proud. Thanks mom~

till next time.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

To my roots

Tonight for dinner I decided to go back to my roots.
I had to call my dad for the recipe, but I knew that he knew it by heart.
I've been skeptical about making authentic Japanese food for Austin because I wasn't sure how he would like it. Turns out he loved it!
Tonights dinner was Asari clam, aspargus and oyster mushroom itame, with a side of ginger pork and brown rice.

Of course you have to have sake and beer. In my dad's ceramic cups :)
Cheers dad, I owe all I know about the love of cooking to you and mom.
Love you.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Snack Time

Today for snack I made a cookie that I have adored for a long time. It's been a while since I've made them and I'm glad I did.
Peanut Butter Hershey Kissed Cookies. Straight from the oven. I love em, the boys love em.
Still trying to figure out why the chocolate bubbles on top... I'd like that not to happen.

Till next time~


Heirloom Tomato with Basil and Feta

Hi guys~
Sorry, it's been a while since I've posted. I've been super busy with work and just haven't made anything noteworthy.
I'm still in the process of getting a camera and hope that I can afford a good one soon :)
This was an appetizer I made a few weeks ago after finding some really great heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market. I just can't imagine cooking an heirloom tomato, it's got so much flavor when it's untouched by heat.
I sliced a large heirloom tomato and dusted it with feta cheese, salt, pepper and julienned fresh basil from the garden.

Simply sublime ~~~

Enjoy the tomatoes while they are in season, my cherry tomatoes just came in and they are delicious right off the vine. They taste nothing like store bought ones.

Till next time.