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May 03, 2009

mega food post


Going to try this all at once! Above is a roasted ratatouille,
easier than the kind in the pot. Chop some summer vegetables,
season, roast.


I got sucked in and tried to make no-knead bread. Was very
frustrated by the overly-wet dough and ended up having to add
flour to make it behave.


French onion soup - take Julia child's recipe and add a little
influence of Bourdain and get a soup that disappears. Hello
friendly gruyere cheese.


Made some crawfish pies, earlier in the season before I got
tired of crawfish for the year.


And we've been starting to grow herbs. The basil is growing
like a weed, the parsley I wish I'd bought a bigger one and
the thyme looks alright.

All pictures are from Clay since he is the one who likes taking
pictures while cooking. I've also made several deadly strawberry
tarts but they don't look any different than the first one made
a few months back.

I think this is it from the current food posting backlog.
Made a swiss chard gratin yesterday that was lovely, too.

Back to your regularly scheduled silence while I finish the
semester off.

candice at May 3, 2009 05:59 PM


I made onion soup this weekend too...hard not to with all the vidalias around...good call on the gruyere, I went with aged parm-reg.

Posted by: Trevor at May 4, 2009 07:24 AM

This onion soup was one of a few batches last month or so - but I should make more once the sweet onions really come into play.

Some people at our farmer's markets around here have onions - I haven't bought them yet because I was after leeks that day.

Posted by: candice at May 4, 2009 09:25 PM

So this is the no-knead bread you were talking of on Twitter. Looks delicious! All your recipes look yummy!

I'm still waiting for the temps to warm up just a little more before I plant my basil.

Posted by: Jessica Doyle at May 30, 2009 05:25 PM

The basil is now more than double the size it is in those pictures - it's a foot and a half tall.

I think I'm going to go back to kneading, though.

Posted by: candice at May 30, 2009 05:36 PM

closing comments...

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