Monday, March 29, 2010

five fave's of the week

I had so much fun last week I thought I would play along with  Pip from Meet Me At Mikes again this week, besides, some times it's good to end the week on a happy note.

So, my five favourite things from the past week are, in no particular order.

1 - Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain, such a pleasurable read and a real romp.

2 - Making Quince paste in the dark, This culinary adventure happened to coincide with earth hour and I have to say it was quite a heady experience. Beeswax, Quince and Chardonnay, if only I could have bottled the vapours being emitted from my kitchen last night.


3 - Stinky, creamy, blue cheese all to myself!

4 - Gladiolas, my favourite Autumn cut flower. I picked a couple of bunches from the market this morning from my flower guy.

and lastly

5 - Jamican style curried goat as prepared by Andrew, melt in your mouth Caribbean goodness.

6 comments:

  1. I read Bourdain's book almost 10 years ago after living in Vietnam. And yes, I ate snake.
    Thinking of blue cheese now. I've always wanted to try it stuffed into a date. Might do that this week.

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  2. Did you draw the quince, it's beautiful

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  3. yup, the quince is one of mine. I've been getting back into drawing again. Glad you like it :)

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  4. It's always good to hear from a fellow quince lover. They are not everyone's cup of tea but I love the smell, the fuzziness, the unyielding flesh that turns ruby red after slow cooking. They are one of my favourite things about Autumn.

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  5. When can we come for dinner? Jamican style curried goat sounds awesome!

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  6. oh andrew, good work my love. the way to a woman's heart...

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