15 July 2010

Completely unrelated, but food is my second love...

I read on a blog I follow about a spice giveaway. Well, anyone who knows me will tell you I'm a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen. I LOVE food and I LOVE to cook and/or bake. So, I thought I'd make a blog post and enter myself in the giveaway.

I looked through their list of spices and was really impressed with the selection. I couldn't pick just one. So I picked annatto because I make a lot of South American and Spanish dishes. The BBQ3000 because, being that it's summer time and I'm in the south, BBQ is something of a staple for big get togethers. I've done BBQ chicken a few times with a store bought sauce... and while it was good, it wasn't overly impressive. And las but not least, the lemon grass. I love trying new things... and I've never really been a big fan of Asian food, but lately I've stumbled across a few recipes that I'd like to try. But I never really been one for following recipes, I like to do my own thing, especially with spices and whatnot. 

Optional-  I use nutmeg and cinnamon in one of my favorite dishes.
Chop a gala apple and bosc pear. Sauté them with a little butter, just 3 to 4 minutes. Add a.... a good squirt of honey-sorry, I don't measure-maybe 2 good quarter sized dollops, a little cinnamon, a little nutmeg, just from one lemon and some minced thyme. Give it about 5 minutes on low to all mix together. I serve it with sautéd chicken and Camembert  mashed potatoes. 

1 comment:

  1. YUM!! That dish sounds amazing!!! Thanks :)