Yep. Little details of presentation can make a big difference. Here we have salmon seared with lemon pepper, steamed asparagus, mashed sweet potatoes. On the left is a champagne glass of blueberries and the Kombucha is in a champagne flute. Makes a really basic meal feel festive.
I just noticed Dad ate some of his blueberries while I was looking for the camera. That glass was full. I guess he was hungry.
Sigi, I have yet to figure out that darn multi quote function either even with 5000 more posts than you. Don't feel bad and if you do figure it out, let me know.
There are a lot of online retailers of spices which may or may not ship to the antipodes. There is one I have used before called Spice Sage, IIRC.
And yes, I may indeed take the Piano Man up on his offer. It wouldn't be until this fall.
Ce soir, mes amis, we head on down south to the Big Easy with some cajun spiced flounder on a bed of greens (lettuce/kale/chard) plus diced bell peppers, heritage grape tomatoes and the white blobs are mozzarella cheese. Pelegrino with rangpur lime to drink and raspberries for dessert.
Life is good.
It is crazy how the weather affects what veges you want to eat. Here it's pretty cold, and we just threw out a lettuce forgoing rotten in the fridge. It's roast kumara and parsnip season here, not time for wussy salad greens.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
Selecting: I don't mind it too much when someone is ignorant about something and they admit it -- but to be this ignorant and so strongly opinionated is insanity.
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
The meals are beautiful. Is all the produce organic? (Just wondering)
Tonight at the Birdnest Rocky Mountain Diner, the special is elk balls. Elk meat balls that is. With a side of zucchini, shrooms, and bell peppers. Kumquats for dessert and rooibos chai on ice to drink. And a big Primal thank you to Wolfgang Puck for making a seriously "all natural" line of tomato sauces in jars. Tasty stuff. Like I would make myself if I wanted to spend all day stirring a pot of sauce instead of being out and about.
Today I went to the farmers market with a friend and spent way too much money but it was lots of fun. It was a beautiful day. We had raw oysters and split a bottle of wine for lunch. Decadence is fun now and then.