Last week was totally frantic at work, and the beginning of this new one is no better. Cooking a “Lapin aux deux moutardes, bière et petits lardons” with “Croquettes de pomme de terre au parmesan” on the side is a real help to ease a busy mind… It’s a variation of my usual recipe, in[…]
Last evening before going back to work. Tonight, I’m up for something Asian and tried a “Porc au caramel et petits légumes“. As usual, the picture doesn’t due much credit. Yes, it looks bad, I was a little sloppy with the presentation 🙁 Anyhoo, I really enjoyed it while watching Princess Mononoke on Arte. This[…]
According to some, since started to publish my cooking experiments, my blog is turning into a clone of aufeminin.com. Gasp. Am I losing my Geek mojo ? Hopefully, this book will be geeky enough…
Still lazy, probably because this is my last day off and because the rest of the week is going to be frantically busy. Today’s lunch is a classic “Quiche aux brocolis et au roquefort“. It’s actually enough for much more than one lunch.
Tonight, I’m definitely lazy. I’m introducing “quick meals” to my list of cooking improvisations. I was up to something Spanish : “Tortilla de patatas” with a side of “Chirozo poêlé sur lit de roquette“. Yes, I know, the tortilla is way too thin 🙁 But I wasn’t in a good mood. I saw Clash of[…]
I wrote a few times about the passion I have for single malts. Here’s a list of the bottles I keep in stock at the moment. Yes, I’ve been known to sometimes call them “friends”. Which is scary for my mental health… The Jura is the little buddy I spoke about before. Truly excellent. I[…]
Okay, today is not much of an improvisation (apart from the vegi egg roll). But it’s a first nonetheless, since I never “cooked” salmon tartare before. Lunch is thus: “Tartare de saumon” with a side of “Croustillant de légumes au gingembre façon nem“. So, you might ask: what? I thought next improvisations would revolve around[…]
I got a nice pair of botargo (thanks Mom !), so the next improvisations will most certainly revolve around this delicacy. Today’s special for lunch is “Tagliatelles fraîches à la boutargue, tomates confites, roquette et pignons grillés“. I love botargo just as much as a single malts (just found a 21 years old Jura, more[…]
I had to wake up at 5am to be on time at the Fréjus Road Tunnel for a meeting. Back at the office for 3pm, then home at 9pm. Not much energy left to spend time cooking. And then I opened my fridge and I “remembered” the Saint Marcellin I bought a few days ago…[…]
This were last hours of this sunny and relaxing week-end. I’m in a good mood and still got a few asparagus to play with. Today’s improvisation for diner is “Risotto crémeux aux asperges, oignons rouges et tuile de parmesan“. I cooked a bit too much of risotto, enough for two dishes. But it was nice,[…]
Today’s lunch was rather quick and simple: “Asperges vertes aux petits lardons et oeuf mollet“. Tasty nonetheless. I would have been better with a dash of Gérande‘s fleur de sel sprinkled of top of the asparagus. But I forgot to buy some… Bummer. Tip for next groceries: turn brain on before.
This long week-end DVDs are Jason Reitman‘s “Thank you for smoking” and Darren Aronofsky‘s “The Wrestler”. Both excellent films.
“Fearful Symmetry” has been sitting on a shelf of mine for many years. I was about time to pick it up ! It’s probably going to keep me busy for a couple of weeks. You guessed it, symmetries are at the very center of the weird way that stuff I’ve got for a brain works.
Tonight’s diner is “Filets de rougets sur un lit de purée de carottes au cumin” with a side of “asperges vertes croquantes et sauce au gingembre légèrement citronnée“. The red mullet fillets were unfortunately very small and thus were tricky to cook. The dosage of cumin in the carrot purée was also tricky. No too[…]
I worked late tonight… Too tired to spend much time in the kitchen. Since I had some leftovers from previous experiments, this fourth improvisation is a bit of a recycling: “Emincé de poulet aux morilles en chausson” with a side of “écrasée de pommes de terre à la ciboulette“. And for once, the picture is[…]