|The cookbook Marcella Cucina has been this month's source of new recipes for both of us.|
I bought this book fairly recently, though it was published in 1997.
|In the skillet: Marcella's "Fricasseed Chicken Abruzzi-Style with Rosemary,|
White Wine, Cherry Tomatoes, and Olives."
|The finished dish after the tomatoes and olives are added.|
|"Pork Strips with Broccoli and Carrots" made by Len.|
|The pork dish was quite delicious. Surprisingly, it uses only the stems of the broccoli.|
We've also tried some pasta from this interesting and unusual cookbook. Its recipes
are quite different from American Italian restaurant and prepared food.
|An old favorite of ours is steak with wine and green peppercorns.|
These are pepper berries picked green instead of ripe (black).
They are usually sold in cans, pickled in brine.
|The steak: sautéed, sliced and served with tomatoes and cucumbers.|
This recipe is not from the cookbook, but as I say, an old favorite.
Using Sourdough Starter
|Leftover sourdough starter makes good pancakes! These are savory,|
made to serve with sautéed salmon as shown.
|We ate the pancakes and fish with Ikea's mustard-dill sauce and veggies.|
|Another sourdough pancake preparation: sweet ones with fruit in & on them.|
|The starter was leftover from Len's beautiful loaves.|
A few more items in & around the kitchen in February:
|Mangos in a custom-moulded plastic container from Costco. They taste very good but I feel guilty about the plastic.|
|In the display cabinet in the dining room: a new storyteller figurine.|
I have a few other storytellers and various southwest Indian figures, which I find very appealing. Storytellers were first made by Helen Cordero of the Cochiti Pueblo in the mid-20th century. They became very popular and are now made by potters from many Pueblos.
|A mudhead, or clown, Kachina from the Detroit Institute|