This salad turned out terrific. It was my attempt to recreate a salad I had a couple weeks ago at Room 11, one of my favorite wine bars. Things I remembered from that salad: pine nuts, haloumi, tabbouleh, lemony flavor. I’d say it succeeded on all those counts. Basically, I made two different salads, combined them, and grilled some lemons and haloumi and put them on top.
Monthly Archives: November 2012
Beyond cheese and grunt work, this was my major contribution to this year’s Porvaznik family Thanksgiving. I was pleased that the sauce turned out so well, as I’ve had some issues with hollandaise over the years. This Alton Brown recipe is a keeper. The key is to not let it get too hot – I ended up removing it from heat even more than the recipe recommended.
A good, simple mac and cheese from a Thanksgiving cookbook I got in the mail. Sorry for the lack of photo, but it comes out pretty-looking, I promise.
I thought this recipe was only ok (mostly because of my own substitutions) but John was all about it. It’s a little time consuming but soothing. I though it needed a little orzo or pasta or something to round it out. I also had to bake the meatballs because I tried cooking them in the soup as the recipe suggested and they just fell apart. If you can find sour oranges, yay – I followed the substitution of half orange half lime.
This was quite nice, if not the most authentic take on the dish I’ve ever had. I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes.
I got this recipe out of the “Two for Tonight” cookbook. Couldn’t find grouper so went with rockfish. I remember I made a mistake in the recipe to cause there to be an excess amount of sauce, but now can’t remember the mistake. Oops! But you can read the original recipe here. Very delicate and tasty. I had to trim a whole fish into filets, which could have went better.