Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Chicken Pot Pie
One of the ways I use my leftover chicken from baking a whole chicken is to make a pot pie....you can be creative in what is inside this tasty treat. This pie has a basic white sauce with chicken and mixed vegetables.
The real treat is the crust....with the best crust recipe:
2-2/3 cups flour (I used spelt flour for this pie)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
6 tbls cold milk
In a large bowl put the flour and salt. Measure the oil and put the cold milk into the oil...the important part here is not to mix. Wet ingredients into dry and mix with a wooden spoon until you have dough (I sometimes use my hands to get the dough into two balls).
Roll bottom and top of crust in between two sheets of wax paper.
The results are flaky delicious crust every time.
Monday, September 8, 2008
This past Saturday night, in celebration of my dear friend Maureen going off to fulfill her dream--creating a documentary about The Little Brothers of St. Francis, we gathered to celebrate her endeavor. I unfortunately do not have an pictures, but promise to include in posts going forward. Here is the menu: (please take note that the ingredients I use are local and organic, when available).
Mixed green salad with roasted beets, chevre, and walnuts topped with balsamic vinagrette
Cod beignets with an herbed yogurt dip
Cornmeal crepes with kale and rainbow chard filling (an assortment of fresh herbs from my kitchen herb garden too)
Eggplant rotini stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese and a fresh tomato sauce
Chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese, green onions, and herbs with a wine mushroom sauce
To finish I made eclairs with a coffee custard filling.
I realized after I had finished cooking that most of the menu was stuffed!! We all had fun and ate the evening away.