02 May 2006

Night in the Kitchen: Carrot- Ginger Soup, Salad, Leek- Caper Frittata & Honey- Spice Cake (in the oven)




No time for anything not food related tonight! I decided to cook for myself tonight, instead of the toast and cheese or yogurt and fruit I usually eat when alone. The carrot soup was stupendously flavourful without being heavy~ the ingredients include carrots, ginger, vegetable broth, a leek, sherry and at the end, some milk. Mmmmmmmm... We bought a non-stick, all metal frying pan (including the handle) with our favorite frittatas in mind--we cook the eggs lightly over medium- low heat and then stick them under the broiler to finish. Usually the frittata puffs up and becomes all bubbly- this one did a little less of that but was still very tasty. The first variation we ever made was Spanish- inspired, with chunks of red potato, peas, red onions, capers and saffron strings. All of these scrumptious recipes can be found in my absolute favourite cookbook "A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen," where you can try any recipe and be pleased with its simplicity, intense flavours, and detailed, time- saving instructions. By the way, word just in on the cake, from Antonio home from soccer practice: realllly good! Recipe will follow at some point...

4 Comments:

Anonymous Geraldine said...

Hello from the Prairies, You have a gorgeous blog, found my way here via the Candied Quince. Your recipes look delicious and love what you have to say about your life and experiences. I will return. Hope you will stop by Veggies too...Cheers and BFN :)

12:09 AM  
Anonymous linda said...

The soup sounds lovely! Looking forward to your cake recipe...

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Ivonne said...

Ciao Kristina,

While cooking for just yourself sometimes takes a bit more effort, it's worth it. And your menu proves it. Like Linda I'm anxious to read more about that cake!

10:10 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Geraldine: Thanks so much for stopping by. Your blog looks very interesting and I will return as well. Hope you are experiencing spring- like weather in the praries as well...
Linda & Ivonne: Thanks! I will post the cake recipe soon... I should post the soup too because it was spectacular!

11:27 AM  

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