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A little less than a happy high
In place of an actual entry, I will share dinner with you
Salad of bitter greens and tomatoes

Cream of asparagus soup

Poulet quarante gousses d'ail (chicken roasted with garlic and thyme)

... and of course, the house bitters.

My only regret is that I forgot to get a loaf of crusty French bread on the way home.

If there's a moral to all of this, it's that you should visit more often so's I can share.
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From: ex_cayetana730 Date: March 31st, 2004 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Invite me and I will visit.</i>
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just tell me when you're free and I'll try to have something suitable ready to go.
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komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

I grew up on seafood, too

Asparagus is no where near as scary as lobster. The one thing to remember is that the stalks should be bent from either end until they break. Eat the piece from the break to the tip, use the rest for stock or discard. If you cut them, you'll likely end up with tough bits to chew on, making the whole a much less pleasant experience.

I haven't really begun to explore artichokes, but I like them steamed with lemon butter.

Incidentally, the one time I had urchin, it tasted a lot like garbage. I'm told I should give it another chance, but >bleh<.
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bootsvalentine From: bootsvalentine Date: March 31st, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should invite us. I have presents for you, and empties. :)
I think I will have house bitters with dinner, as well :)
I think cream of aspargus soup sounds divine, what else is it flavored with?

komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's pretty well unadulterated. There's some onion ground in, and I've used some taragon and white pepper to add a little interest.

You guys actually have an invitation open... just let me know what might be good and we'll work something out.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: March 31st, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, sounds heavenly! We must make an effort to cook more when I visit next.
komos From: komos Date: April 2nd, 2004 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
There's generally food in the house. It's all a question of time and motivation.
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: March 31st, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
We should do dinner exchanges, as I've got some edible dare I say tasty dishes under my belt. Come visit us and I'll cook and yell "chicken!" and we'll visit you and enjoy your delicacies.
komos From: komos Date: April 2nd, 2004 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
When should our first be? And is there anything that should decidedly not be on the menu?
From: skygoodwill Date: March 31st, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)


Thats awesome! Cooking is a lot of fun!

Clay and I just finished cooking a couple recipes from my favourite cookbook that I brought along. He chose some recipes (and I one) and we went grocery shopping.

An Indian Potato Salad recipe and Mixed Mushroom Cakes.

Got mediterrean music playin' and its all good. Oh and a beer sampling...

Funny, I remembered to get a fresh loaf of bread just before we left. *big grin

Enjoy your dinner. Mine is ready. Golden.

Perhaps you could send out invitations?

komos From: komos Date: April 2nd, 2004 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Lessee... you had bread, music and company in addition to a multi-course meal. Yeah, I'd have to say I was outdone.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: April 1st, 2004 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
All hail the bitters from the House of 12 Maples Brewery!!!!!

in other news...I have brewed the LME stout...I added one # of black patent, and one # of chocolate flavoring malts as well as one # of dark DME, and one bar of Giardelli chocolate for good measure..we'll see how it goes
komos From: komos Date: April 2nd, 2004 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
A pound of black patent? That's going to be potent. It'll be interesting to see how it comes out.

'Course, I forget... Did you like the "Double Extra Super Imperial Stout" we tried last week?
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komos From: komos Date: April 2nd, 2004 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)

No tossing!

I find that when I cook regularly, my diet turns infinitely more sensible... especially when I cook things that are filled with deliciousness.
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mudguts From: mudguts Date: April 2nd, 2004 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
last night i had some of the sausage your mother sent.
on the side was ravioli with seasoned, olive oil and butter.
merlot to washy, washy.

on a related note: martin was fascinated by daddies tasty plate... until the infernal woman convinced him otherwise.
komos From: komos Date: April 2nd, 2004 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Is he ever going to be able to eat meat?
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