Thursday, October 7, 2010

What we ate this week

I think we ate well this week. Give some of these a try and let me know what you think:
  • Broiled tilapia with apple salad and mustard-parsley sauce (I blew off the brining step on the fish and substituted baby greens from the garden for the frisee -- still wicked)
  • Mark Bittman's apple crisp (heh, you knew there'd be at least ONE apple recipe here)
  • Red pepper soup (I love this one because you just use the peppers as-is -- no peeling)
  • Roasted halloumi, bacon and tomato salad (if you've never cooked with halloumi cheese, you are in for a treat -- you can even grill it!)
  • Pasta with hot italian sausage and swiss chard (you should have seen me, harvesting chard from the garden in the dark with a headlamp -- but it was worth it!)
  • Ham, apple and arugula pizza with fontina cheese (no recipe needed -- just layer these ingredients on to a store-bought pizza shell that's been spread with a 2:1 mixture of mayo and dijon mustard and bake at 425 for about 10 minutes -- my policy is that you can pretty much make a pizza out of any ingredients that taste great together)
Last but not least, today is our 10-year wedding anniversary, so I'll be making ze duck... I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. The pizza looks fab, but hot mayonnaise grosses me out. Do you think I could just skip it?

  2. Absolutely! If you're OK with mustard, maybe use that by itself. I just like my pizzas with some kind of "base" flavor, like a sauce.