Monday, January 30, 2017

COOKING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

By Mary Kennedy              

I decided to try a fun experiment and try out some new recipes this winter. It's bitterly cold outside and this is a good time to be in the kitchen.  Some of the foods are exotic (see the Moroccan stew below) and some are puzzling. (We'll talk about pomegranates later.)

1. Moroccan stew. Has chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and loads of interesting spices. My recipe suggests serving it over couscous.
                                                            
 
I won't be giving the recipes just yet because I need to try them out and see if they are "keepers."
 
2. Pomegranates.  Yes, they're an interesting fruit but what in the world could I cook with them? One of my friends says she makes jam out of them but it seems pretty labor-intensive. I may try it, though, and will keep you posted.
                                                          
 
                                                    
3. Home made brioche. Ah, memories of Paris. I've got the recipe and I'm dying to make them. I bet the kitchen will smell delish.
                                                               
 
 
4.   Yorkshire pudding, I've had this recipe for ages, My mother-in-law always made little individual ones.  She said the recipe was fool-proof.
 
                                                                
 

5. Plantains are something I've always wanted to try. A friend gave me a recipe for a dessert with plantains sautéed in butter, topped with rum and whipped cream. Sounds delish.  
 
 

 
 
6. Tarte Tatin, Yes, I know it's a French version of apple pie, but I've never made it. I've enjoyed it many times during trips to Paris, so I have a special attachment to it.
 
How about you? Have you experimented with any new recipes lately? Anything you'd like to share? I'd love to hear from you, and who knows, maybe your recipe will appear in the next Dream Club mystery. (with your approval of course.)
 
Bon appetit and happy cooking! Mary Kennedy

Post a Comment