Since things have been a bit dull in my life due to the lack of my little french muse being away on some boozy science conference, I shall distract you (and myself) with some of my latest dishes.
In ode to my Italian friend Puffi (not his real name) I made a shrimp, zucchini, and blue cheese pasta dish. Stephane enjoyed it so much I think he fell in love with me all over again. Although it didn't hold a candle to my friend's version.
And the melon was crap. I need to find a good fresh market here. But hey, you can't blame the tasteless melon on me.
Also had my first attempt at making a roast. splashed a little red wine on to the hunk of meat, some chopped garlic shoved it in the oven and Bob's your uncle. It turned out ok, added some zucchini (my vegetable of the month) and potatoes which were very good, but parts of the roast was a little dry. However it was even better the next day smashed all down into a sandwich with the zucchini and potato and a little ketchup. Especially at 1 in the morning after failing at the pub quiz.
While the cat is away, I made some soup. I was a bit worried as this was my first time making a soup. It was fabulous. I roasted zucchini, and vine tomatoes with garlic and steamed some broccoli. Put it all in the blender, added in some chicken stock and simmered it all on the stove. I didn't take a picture of it, well because it kind of looked like baby diarrhea. But honestly, one of the best soups I've ever had.