Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chives Omelet with Pan-Roasted Garlic Bread

This is the best looking omelet I've done yet. Even got bold and tried the pan flick. But I chickened out mid-flick. :P

It still came out fine. YUM!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Leek and Potatoe Soup

I had never cooked leek before and I got an urge to try. I always love a good soup.

Bbut I found the final product pretty bland and tasteless, so I added tons of stuff : onion, broccoli, asparagus, and mushroom.

Now it's nice and tasty! :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

French Onion Soup

I bought a dutch oven a little while ago for the purpose of this recipe and I finally got the gumption to go ahead and try it this weekend.

Well, it calls for the onions to be cooked for about 3 hours in total so you get a nice glaze that gives the soup flavour.

Well, maybe it because my pot was placed too low in the over or the temperature a bit too high, but my glaze mostly turned into burnt. Which gave the soup a sad burnt taste that overpowered anything.

So, a failure this time, but I'll try it again with this failure in mind.
It's just saddening to know I wasted 3 lbs of onions.

Anyway, the picture still makes it look good. :P

French Onion Soup

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quadruple Berry Pie

I got some strawberries, raspberries, purple raspberries and blueberries in there. :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pizza Dough

I wanted to try the dough setting on my machine and I love pizza, but frozen is so expensive and I like it fluffy and crispy. So I tried a recipe I found online.

And it came out fantastic!

Basil French Bread

I got a bread machine!! It's something I've been curious about for a while.

I love bread and experimenting with them sounded like a good thing. And my manual talent for breads ... wasn't so hot.
So one was on sale, and I got it!!!

Here's a bread I tried, with basil.

It's delicious with pasta, but on it's own wasn't too appealing. The crust could have baked a little more, but still a success!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Baked Sea Trout

I sometimes get the urge to eat fish. And it has been a while, I perused the seafood display at the grocery store. I usually go for salmon because it's the fish I know, but the prices were too high. I found a decently priced and sized slab of sea trout though.  I always thought trout as a fresh water fish, so it intrigued me.

I looked for a recipe online and found one that seemed good, but required sour cream which I didn't have on hand. So I got creative (experimental?).

The dressing consists of lots of grated Parmesan cheese with a teaspoon of lemon juice, some salt and a bit of garlic powder. I mixed it and added some milk to make it pasty. I spread that over the fish in an oven-proof pan. Sprinkled with paprika and covered with a layer of mayonnaise.

In the oven at 350F for about 20 minutes (until the meat breaks easily) and there we are!

Fresh out of the oven

The result was delicious and I definitely will use this again. And the trout was good too! It tasted surprisingly close to salmon.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A new post!? Zoinks!

Yes, it has been such a long time since last I posted.
A combination of lack of inspiration, laziness and a bit of discouragement.

But I just got a new snazzy bread machine! And after a failed first try, my second bread came out good! Not perfect, but acceptable. Still need a lot of fiddling to do.

But anyway, I got inspired by a lazy late brunch and used a couple of sliced to make some of my french toast.

In addition to the eggs and milk, I add a bit of cinnamon, some honey and a bit of sugar. It gives them a nice slightly crunchy outside and a perfect gooey inside. :)