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Bento #94: Salmon and Couscous

PhotobucketAnother simple bento

Lemon baked salmon

Lemon and honey carrots

couscous

Tastykakes chocolate cupcakes

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Recipe: Easy & Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken

Typically I don’t buy fresh herbs as they go bad before I get to use them, and they usually aren’t cheap. But I got lucky and found a nice selection of some on clearance at the local gourmet grocery store (thank you Christmas!) so I decided to use them up in some creative ways. This was delicious and really had a nice depth to it from the herbs.

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2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 sprig fresh tarragon, or about 1 tsp dried, chopped fine
2 sprigs fresh thyme or about 1 tbsp dried, chopped fine
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 chicken legs & thighs

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Bento #88: Couscous & Salmon

PhotobucketKinda boring dinner. I was running a little late so I only wanted to put together something simple-ish.

Salmon and shallots baked in lemon juice…so yummy!

Frozen carrots

Dry couscous (which I added boiling water to & covered with the lid when ready to eat)

Pomegranate kernels

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Vintage Recipe: Cheese Cakes

This is from the 1906 edition of the Boston Cooking School Cookbook. Yup another one. It intrigued me.

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Original recipe as it reads in the book:

1 cup sweet milk
1 cup sour milk
1 cup sugar
Yolks 4 eggs
Juice and grated rind one lemon
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt

Scald sweet and sour milk, strain through cheesecloth. To curd add sugar, yolks of eggs slightly beaten, lemon and salt. Line patty pans with paste, fill with mixture, and sprinkle with chopped almonds. Bake until mixture is firm to the touch.

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Bento #63: Salmon & Rice

PhotobucketNothing too fancy.

Baked salmon (in lemon juice) sprinkled with tarragon

Frozen green beans

rice with Katsuo Fumi furikake (bonito & sesame seeds furikake)

plain chocolate Pocky

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Recipe: Peach Crisp

My mother buys a big “crate” (ok, cardboard box now) of peaches every year from Colorado when the season arrives. Well it arrived last week apparently. I am the lucky daughter that gets to mooch off her peaches and not have to buy my own! 😀 As such I had about a dozen peaches and was trying to figure out what to do with them, a couple of eaten ones later I stumbled on this recipe (by M&Mers on RecipeZaar). Its amazing as is. Really. I didn’t do much to it except change the amounts to suit my taste buds and preferences. I like crunch and I like sweet. If using canned or ripe peaches you may want to back down on the honey and/or the sugar as they tend to be sweeter than not quite ripe fresh ones.

And since I do like more crunch and less peach when eating, I opted for the flatter baking dish…and it made more than enough “crunch” for the top for me. If you choose to use a smaller baking pan you might want to cut the recipe in half for just the right amount of topping.

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8 or 9 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup butter

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Recipes: Pommes Frites & Spicy Mayo Sauce

Pommes frites are just french fries – but since I don’t make them like traditional french fries I like to differentiate them so I can keep the recipes separate. Not only that but by using the term pommes frites I tend to think of them in a slightly better frame of mind, foodie wise, than french fries (which seem so McDonald’s like to me).

This is a twist on a very classic worldwide pairing – mayo (or even mayo and ketchup mixed together) with fries is VERY traditional, its not overly common here in the USA however. So try it next time if you haven’t yet. Its wonderful! Nearly everyone I have urged to try it loves it, they just never heard of it before.

In parts of Utah, Nevada and the Northwest USA there is a popular sauce usually called fry sauce (with a recipe here). My paternal grandparents and a few members of my extended family lived in Utah and then Oregon for a long time when I was a kid (and a chunk of them still live there) so I am familiar with it and always have been, I like it just fine, but its about the spicy for me!! Plain ketchup mixed in just isn’t enough spice.

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