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Vacation!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My dear readers, I'm finally away on vacation and I promise I'll try to come back with some new recipes. Until then, I wish you all a great summer, not too hot... See you in two weeks or so!

Rosemary Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry-Prosecco Risotto

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Tenderloin:
Rub the tenderloin with oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Cover with plastic wrap and let it marinate for an hour or two in the refrigerator.

Peach, Pecans and Cinnamon Cake

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My daughter and I were invited to a barbeque upstate today, at one of my colleagues' country house. I knew it was an approximately 3 hours drive to get there, so I needed a cake that would travel well under any weather conditions. I decided to make this one:



This cake can be made with fresh ripe peaches or pears.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Thursday, June 9, 2011

After I had sworn to myself that I won't set foot in the kitchen today, I received an e-mail from the class moms, a reminder to bring food for tomorrow morning's end of Junior schoolyear party in my daughter's classroom. So, with a heavy heart (because of the heat), I had to turn the oven on :)) and make some lemon meringue pie. Now, this is the first and the last time I'm ever going to use store-bought crust pie; I wanted a shortcut and it fell short, meaning that the crust cracked in several places and was not rolled out uniformly. No problem, lesson learned!!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 (9-inch) pre-baked pie shell 

Sole Almondine

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This idea comes from Food Glorious Food, I've only twisted it a bit, maybe also because I had some more time to make dinner than she did.

For the fish:
  • 1 cup blanched sliced almonds
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cleaned sole fillets (6 ounces each)
for the sauce:
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken Cacciatore

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I had some chicken breasts in the fridge that I wanted to get rid of, together with some mushrooms that I needed to disguise in the food because my daughter, as you know already, doesn't like them. So this was the perfect solution: chicken cacciatore.

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