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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Purple Cauliflower, Sea Bass, and Pizza

I know the heading for this post sounds strange but it is a compilation of foods from the past few weeks that we have cooked here at home.

It feels like ages since I've had the time or energy to put up a new food post. But I'm finally getting back into the swing of things again. What's been keeping me so busy? Let's see, work, sinus problems, work, an itchy dog, planning a vacation, helping Biscuit Boy photograph a friend's wedding and work.

Work had been incredibly busy and if one more person comes up to me and says how great it must be to work in a library because you get to ready all day, they will be shot on the spot. Well after I put down my Harlequin romance and box of Bon-Bons, of course. :)

Then there were the bloomin' ragweed which gave me a sinus infection and made Biscuit Pup itchy.

And two of our favorite people got married last weekend and our gift was to take their wedding photos. And may I just say that Biscuit Boy did an outstanding job.

Finally, to help see light at the end of the tunnel, Biscuit Boy and I are going on a 5 day cruise to the Pacific Northwest next month. I can't wait! It'll be my second cruise, his first. And as some of you know, cruises are known for their food. So there will be lots to report once we waddle back.

Now....on to the food portion of our program. Biscuit Boy fixed pizza tonight ....damn good pizza. We forgot to take pics of it before we dug in but still managed to get a picture of half of one. We get the raw dough from Trader Joe's and cook it on pizza stones in our oven. And Biscuit Boy has it down to a fine art. And I know my pizza......I was raised in New York until my teens and if it's one thing New Yorkers are passionate about it's pizza. The ones we fix here at home are right up there.

Tonight's pizza was topped with pepperoni and artichoke hearts.

Then there was the purple cauliflower. A friend of ours had a bicycle accident and injured her right elbow. And being right-handed found herself unable to do simple things, including fixing dinner. So we fixed it for her one night. I went shopping for the fixin's....steak, broccoli and potatoes. Well once I walked into the produce department and saw purple cauliflower, I said phooey to broccoli....I want to eat this instead. Here is a lovely shot of Biscuit and his purple cauliflower corsage.
After reading up on this strange new veggie, I learned that as long as you don't over cook it, the color will remain purple. Cook it too long and it turns green.

And can I say that not only does it make a stunning corsage, but a damn fine side dish as well. This veggie knows how to multi-task.

Finally we have our seabass. I picked up a Charlie Trotter Seafood Cookbook at our library's booksale. Incredible pictures of seafood that will make you drool. And seeing as we found a nice fresh seabass at the market, we decided to test drive the cookbook.
Our choice was a broth with soba noodles on which the tasty seabass was placed. A light, refreshing meal that Biscuit Boy said tasted even better the next day for lunch.

So that's been the excitement around here for the past few weeks. I think I need a nap.

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