07 January 2007

An advocate's winter menu

I've just spent a thoroughly enjoyable day cooking, something I should do more of really. I do regularly cook for myself, almost always from fresh ingredients, and I try to be good to the environment as well as my body (although I do have quite a few bad habits...).

Anyway today's food was a bit special and unusual, and hopefully I will be able to make your mouth water as you read about what we ate:

  • Celery and celeriac soup: put in very big chunks into a casserole with stock and some extra flavourings and baked for 4 hours on a very low heat before being roughly blended - very tasty cooked slow like that!
  • Stoved jerusalem artichokes with walnuts, almonds and cashews
  • Braised red cabbage with anise, cardomom, cloves, juniper berries, cinnamon, and lemon
  • Steamed broccoli tossed in Tamari sauce with toasted sesame seeds
  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Organic italian brown rice
I actually had a very abstemious christmas because I've been feeling a bit poor and unemployed, but this was an absolute feast and thoroughly delicious. The fact that I cooked everything (except the rice and broccoli) so slowly and in advance and then reheated it when we were ready to eat made it even more full of flavour.

Hopefully this marks the beginning of a year of doing more entertaining and experimenting with more delicious flavours...

Bon apetit!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I surely don't want to miss this food opportunity out next time.