Monday, May 17, 2010


ok. Two of my favorite foods of the moment, along with T's = a great dinner! Just like cookies, I am not the biggest bread person, only because it isn't often that I have incredible bread. I was in Whole Foods a few weeks ago, I broke down and bought some of their bread; I was desperate. I picked out a large, round loaf. I can't remember what it is called, but it is filled with different seeds and it DELICIOUS when served in the following way.

Toasted to your desired browness AND topped with whipped, kosher cream cheese, sliced ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil (from T's herb garden!!! I would say mine, but he does all of the nurturing; I just cook with the herbs.) WOW! This is a family favorite on New York Bagels, but now I can enjoy this delicacy when we are bagel-less.

II. cous cous

I was determined to make a better cous cous than a restaurant in town. I made this by following the box's directions for cooking the cous cous. When it was finished, I put it into a bowl and tossed it with lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Then put that into the refrigerator to cool. Later, I added matchsticked radishes, shredded carrots, quartered grape tomatoes, sliced green onions, and chopped mint. To top off the cous cous I toasted some macadamia nuts and golden raisins that were reconstituted in warm honey. Of course, I seasoned it with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. wow, delicious!

III. What would a meal be without a filet of venison. It actually isn't bad! It is surprisingly good, for all the skeptics that still exist. Just a little butter, oil, salt, pepper, parsley.... Just like I prepare beef.

perfect dinner!