Sunday, January 31, 2010

Nice Tomatoes

Carrot, apple, beet, celery, Ginger Juice!

Fricken YUM!
(My juicer makes it sound like a helicopter is taking off in my
apartment... )

Spoiled by a Sunny Farmer's Market in January

Still figuring out the cooking situation in my new make-shift kitchen,
which I affectionately refer to as 'the galley'.
I bought lots of veggies for juicing and eating raw...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Arctic Char How Tasty You Are!

I stopped by my old apartment to pick up some things and, as usual, my
timing was impeccable. My housemate Tony had just started to cook this
delicious meal, and generously offered to make extra for me!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunny Sunday in Vermont

Finally a sunny day in Vermont. Celebrating with sun lit sunny side up eggs, smoked bacon, and wood fired sesame bagel. I know the surgeon general does not approve of the eggs. They'll have to fine me.

Christmas Feast '09

Guess I'd better post this before the statute of limitations runs out. Two days of cooking fun. (All recipes were from the 2009 Sunset Holiday Cookbook, and all can be found online. Click on the links for the recipes and some nice pictures.)

Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples

Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Pine Nuts

Cornbread and Gorgonzola Dressing

Overnight Soft Herb Rolls (which turned out more like focaccia)

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème
photo Annabelle Breakey

It was the first time I've made Crème fraiche--it's surprisingly easy. It was used in the Pork Chop recipe and on top the Chocolate Pots. Here's how to make it.

not pictured...
Tapenade-Goat Cheese Canapés
Salt-and-Pepper Crackers
Walnut Red Pepper Dip

prepared a day in advance and forgotten in the fridge until after dinner...

Spiced-Tea Cranberry Sauce
photo Iain Bagwell

Isn't anyone else eating ???

What, is the whole family fasting after the holidaze?

It looks like I'm the only one cooking and of course eating. Todays course is Turkish butter flied chicken breast with these fabulous spices I obtained in Istanbul, curried cukes , and broccoli.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Papadam's All Natural Tandoori Chicken

A delicious simple dinner of tandoori chicken thighs with steamed broccoli.

Ingredients: Chicken thighs, tandoori spice blend, garlic, ginger, lemon, yogurt. Broil high 6 minutes each side. 8 " from flame. Done. Eat, Yum.

Monday, January 11, 2010

More from Japan

Fabulous "mom and pop" noodle house in Kamakura; Simple soba in a clear miso broth and classic udon noodles with mushrooms and sea vegetables.


Favorites from Tokyo: shabu shabu and spicy ramen with pork katsu

China Favorites

Shanghai : In order top to bottom; hanging pork, sichuan frog with peppers ( peppers were 70 % of the dish a real 10 alarm fire), sichuan chicken with garlic. Dinner was a real case of numb tongue.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday breakfast

One of my favorite breakfasts is a fresh out of the oven Montreal style bagel from Myers Bagels, 377 Pine St. Burlington , VT. The bagel master, Lloyd Squires, is the hardest working man in Burlington hand rolling thousands of bagels a day sliding them in to his huge wood fired oven until they reach perfection.

and we'll eat it to...

our friend Emily had a potluck birthday yesterday -- and there were no less than 5 cakes! (two made by us - the Bourbon fruit cake from Casa Carbone - bottom right--and Amir's chocolate strawberry thing-- in right cake stand ) We each got to take some of each home too.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Long week of bad food

I went to the Dominican Republic this week on a business trip and had to stay in one of those "all inclusive" resorts. The food was so bad it wasn't even worth a photograph.

Here's a shot of our family "curry in a hurry" dinner. My dear friend John gave us a wonderful box of curries that we went wild with. My first attempt at Indian food not from a jar. Enjoy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Aunt Joanne's Pizzelles

Pop Pop's Recipe

Happy New Year

It's been almost a year and a half since the genesis of Cooking Carbone. It's been fun sharing all our great family meals. I come to realize how many meals have gone by that I have not shared from all my travels and great places to eat that may help the reader in their adventures. So here goes . A more disciplined expansive approach to Cooking Carbone where I share my love of eating as well as cooking.

The photos are of two of the more outrageous foods I've experienced in my travels. The goop in the bowl is a frozen dessert from Singapore which is basically an array of textures on sweetened ice; sweet bean paste, coconut sauce, with gelatinized tea, and jellied fruit "worms". The "Singapore Slime" is tastier then it looks. The other photo is of a musk melon in one of the many gourmet food marts in Tokyo. Check out the price and do the currency conversion. Obviously I did not taste this.

Happy New Year,

P.S. I haven't committed myself to putting up recipes yet unless there is an interest out there. If you are interested in recipes please comment on the blog.