Monday, November 9, 2009

Odds and Ends

1. Tarted Up

Had two separated egg yolks languishing in the fridge, so when I got a loaf of cranberry quickbread from Great Harvest, I decided to whip up some curd to go with it. I used half orange juice and half lemon juice. It was a little softer than expected, and lumpy because I don't have a mesh strainer, but still tasty.

2. Red, White, and Green...ish

Insane sales on fresh mozzarella and ripe, juicy tomatoes today. So I made a modified caprese with dried fennel seed instead of basil and smoked oysters on the side. I smashed up the fennel seeds and then let them soak in the olive oil for a couple hours. Arrange the sliced mozz and tomatoes on a plate, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with oil, and voila. Yummy, pretty, and satisfying.

3. Do You Like Greens, Eggs, no Ham?

Dinner the other night. Toss broccoli and cauliflower with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, arrange in baking dish (cut-side-down, as much as possible), cover with tin foil, roast at 400 degrees for fifteen minutes, remove tin foil, roast to desired done- and brown-ness. 

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