Some of the nice things from last week are a quick shrimp stir-fry, roasted potatoes, an herb sparkling soda, and a frozen fruit tasting.
Yet another stir-fry-ish dish
Last Saturday night, Chris and I needed a little something to eat. So I pulled together a quick stir-fry with zucchini, Asian turnips, and garlic along with a few shrimp and an egg…
… and served it over mung bean noodles.
You know what makes me feel rich? Eating good food without having to put my shoes on. That’s the reward for the past few years of cooking and for using quality ingredients.
Yet another meal with lots and lots of olive oil (and no shoes)
Sunday night we had roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed green beans, and peach muffins.
The potatoes were sliced, tossed in olive oil, rosemary, and salt and pepper, and roasted at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, we topped them with grated Asiago cheese.
The green beans were blanched and then sautéed in olive oil and garlic. The Romano beans have great flavor, but boy were these guys squeaky. Guess I didn’t cook them long enough.
Guess what this is?
Last week I made a simple syrup with lavender buds, lemon balm, and mint. This glass is a couple of tablespoons of that syrup and a can of club soda. It was really nice. The lavender is an unexpected combination with the soda and makes for slow, thoughtful drinking. If I wanted to make something refreshing and summery, I’d leave the lavender out and just use mint and lemon balm.
A frozen fruit tasting
For a treat one night, I froze berries and fruit bites.
The peach and plum tidbits were tasty but resulted in far stickier fingers than the berries did. I think I’ll continue to bake with the peaches and plums instead of freezing bits for late night snacks.